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Wonder What's Coming in Next Version of SharePoint? (CMSWire)
Thought so. Unfortunately we don't have the answers — at least not any you probably haven't heard already. But there are others who are starting to offer up what they believe SharePoint "14" will and won't have. We thought it interesting enough to pass along.
Hands On: Programming for the Cloud (WhatPC?)
Another year, another buzzword and at the end of 2008 it was cloud computing. Microsoft even announced Azure Windows for cloud. The term cloud computing is used in various ways. The only certainty is that cloud computing means stuff out there is on the internet rather than running on a local network though even that distinction begins to blur once you enable internet access to an internal network.
Microsoft Threat Management Gateway has Some Drawbacks (SearchSerurity)
Microsoft is now a few weeks into the second beta release of its Threat Management Gateway, the successor product to Internet Security and Acceleration Server. But the software giant's conservative approach to security results in some drawbacks for IT.
Microsoft Online Services FAQ (Softpedia)
Focused on its new Software plus Services strategy, Microsoft is careful to make more and more of its products available hosted online rather than on-premise. Microsoft Online Services are an illustrative example in this context, offering business customers easy access to Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting as services from the company's datacenters. And in order to help businesses get an idea of what Microsoft Online Services are, the software giant has put together a list of frequently asked questions along with the associated answers and made it available for download.
Windows 7: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Episode 1) (InfoWorld)
In this first installment of my four-part series, I take a hard look at those new features of Windows 7 that have directly affected my own beta experience. Some are really good. Others are of questionable value. And a few are downright ugly. So, with a respectful nod to Sergio Leone, let us begin.
Windows 7 Release Candidate Coming in May? (PC World)
Microsoft Corp. will deliver a release candidate of Windows 7 to the public in late May, according to a report from a noted Windows Web site. Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), the next slated major milestone for the under-development operating system, will be made available to the public the last week of May, said Neowin.net today.
Web Browsers Battle at Festival (BBC News)
Microsoft is ignoring web standards and should use its position to promote competition among browsers, the chief technology officer at Opera has said. The complaint comes as Mozilla, the makers of another rival web browser, declared the "browser wars" over at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.
Cloud Computing Killed Your Future (CIO)
Derrick Harris, posting on GigaOm yesterday, postulates that the introduction of cloud computing to the IT industry will put a lot of information workers out on the streets in the same way that the automation of manufacturing work in the seventies and eighties lead to the permanent destruction of many assembly line factory jobs.
Around the Blogosphere
Why Proper Requirements is Key to SharePoint Success (MeetDux)
While Tweeting yesterday, I mentioned that the key to successful SharePoint implementation is properly developing requirements. Even if most people know that this is important, in my experience, only a handful of folks truly understand what it takes to do this right. You see, in some instances, SharePoint is deployed without rhyme or reason. How can you measure its’ effectiveness and success if there are no metrics established? These metrics are typically developed during the requirements development process.
Video: Facilitating Regular Client To Client Conversations Around SharePoint ( Michael Gannotti)
As organizations look to implement SharePoint, extend its use in to application delivery, social computing, and other workloads, understandably they want to connect with other customers who have “been there, done that.” As a result I get a lot of requests to broker such discussions. Doing so formally takes time but there is a better way way. In this video I discuss how to connect with other customers proactively and have those conversations regularly as well as wish everyone a happy St Patty Day.
Customizing Master-detail Lists with SharePoint Designer (DotNeteers)
Sometimes (very often) we have to be faced with the user requirements of master-detail lists. If you want to implement a very basic one, it’s very simple: lookup fields can have very big strong. For example, you need to store company data with contact people:
Is SharePoint Really Slow? Does it Work? (Liam Cleary)
Now I have your attention, I wanted to talk about some of the mythical problems of SharePoint. I am sure you all know what I mean. I have had people say things like the following:
Word loads slower now since we got SharePoint
When I boot my machine up it takes longer since we got SharePoint
SharePoint is not very good, it takes too long to upload my 100mb spreadsheet
It is not as fast as when we used to save to my network share
The internet is now slower since getting SharePoint
The World of Office Business Applications (OBAs) - Part 2 (SharePoint Magazine)
In our everyday work we all use several Line-of-Business systems as well as all of us know well the Office client applications. Although the integration between them is not too common yet, I’d like to show you the advantaged and disadvantages, pros and cons of the integration, and give some useful tips and tricks if you decide to make some OBAs.
Around Bamboo Nation
How do you Bamboo? (SPANX, Inc.) (Bamboo Team Blog)
It's always gratifying to hear how our products are helping customers meet their everyday goals in the workplace. We spend a great deal of time developing, testing, and fine-tuning our products, but we never want to lose sight of our end goal - enabling you to improve your business performance through SharePoint. With this in mind, we ask you "How do you Bamboo?" so that we may learn from your experience, and share how our products are having a real impact on real companies. Today: Liz Simpson from SPANX, Inc.
Bamboo's Ultimate Suite: Money for Nothing & Your Web Parts for Free (Bamboo Team Blog)
So you say you've been tasked with retooling your company's IT department? You've got two choices, you can either be proactive or you can be reactive. Sure, you can answer 50 calls a day from users requesting password resets, you can try to explain to your boss why your Tandy legacy system doesn't have numbers that jibe with what the accounting department is reporting, you can be constantly harassed by managers asking when you're going to grant their staff access to various and sundry team sites.
You cannot limit the People Picker on the site-collection level to find only users in a specific organization unit (OU) in a trusted domain in a SharePoint site (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
You want to limit the People Picker control on the site-collection level to find users in a specific organization unit (OU) in a trusted domain. However, you cannot use the stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath command to work with OUs from a trusted domain. You can use the stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath command only when the OU is from the same domain where the Microsoft Office SharePoint Sever (MOSS) 2007 farm is installed.
If you search the text in the AboutMe managed property in a SharePoint Server 2007 site, no results are returned (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
If you search the text in the AboutMe managed property in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, no results are returned. For example, you enter the following search: AboutMe:veterinary. This search does not display results for users whose AboutMe description is "veterinary" or "I worked as a veterinary until last year."
When you perform a crawl in a SharePoint Server 2007 site, the crawl runs indefinitely (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
When you perform a crawl in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, the crawl runs indefinitely.
March 18, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
March 18, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
March 18, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane SharePoint User Group
March 18, Evansville, Indiana, Evansville Indiana's SharePoint Group
March 18, Florida, South Florida SharePoint Users Group
March 18, Iselin, New Jersey, New Jersey SharePoint User Group
March 18, San Diego, California, Southern California SharePoint User Group Meeting
March 19, Bellevue, Washington, Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group
March 19, Columbus, Ohio, Central Ohio SharePoint User Group
March 19, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky SharePoint Group
March 19, Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington SharePoint User Group
March 20, Online, SharePoint Site Planning with Mind Manager
March 22-24, Baltimore, Maryland, SharePoint.Org Conference
March 23, Irving, Texas, DFW SharePoint Community
March 23, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Office Geeks Association User Group
March 24, Online, Excel and SharePoint: I Didn't Know You Could Do That!
March 24, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch SharePoint User Group
March 25, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
March 25, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
March 25, Online, Excel and SharePoint: I Didn't Know You Could Do That!
March 25, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland SharePoint User Group
March 25, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group
March 26, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar Series
March 26, Atlanta, Georgia, Turbo Charge Your SharePoint Environment with Seamless Teamwork: Master Class with Michael Sampson
March 26, Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona SharePoint Professionals Group
March 26, Glen Allen, Virginia, Richmond SharePoint User Group
March 27, Online, The Basics of Content Types in SharePoint 2007
March 28, Tulsa, Oklahoma, SharePoint Saturday
March 30, Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide SharePoint User Group Joint Meeting
March 31, Online, The Fundamentals of Blogs and Wikis in SharePoint 2007
April 1, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 1, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
April 1, Asheville, North Carolina, Western North Carolina SharePoint User Group
April 2, Online, Building Bullet-Proof Security for SharePoint Portals
April 2, Leawood, Kansas, Office Developer User Group of Kansas City
April 3, Online, Random Solutions with the Content Editor Web Part
April 6-7, St. Louis, Missouri, Midwest SharePoint Conference
April 6-8, London, England, SharePoint Best Practices Conference
April 6-8, Montreal, Quebec, SharePoint Summit 2009
April 7, Online, Word and SharePoint: I Didn't Know You Could Do That!
April 7, Chicago, Illinois, The Chicago Microsoft SharePoint Business Strategies Group April Meetup
April 7, Grand Rapids, Michigan, West Michigan SharePoint User Group
April 8, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 8, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
April 9, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar Series
April 10, Online, EUSP Solutions: Color Code a SharePoint Calendar
April 14, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty User Group
April 15, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 15, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
April 15, Indiana, SharePoint Users of Indiana
April 18, Atlanta, Georgia, SharePoint Saturday
April 18, St. Louis, Missouri, MOSS Camp
April 22, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 22, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
April 23, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar Series
April 29, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 29, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
April 30, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group
May 2, Reston, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
May 6, Dallas, Texas, SharePoint TechFest 2009
June 22-24, Boston, Massachusetts, SPTechCon
June 26-27, Dulles, Virginia, Regional SharePoint Users Conference 2009
October 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Conference 2009
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Mar 18 2009, 08:12 AM