SharePoint Daily for April 10, 2009

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7 Must Read Articles - SharePoint in the Enterprise (CMS Wire)
Houston, we have a problem. Simply put there is too much damn information about SharePoint floating around. This publication brings you almost daily updates covering new add-ons, research and new solutions that build on the platform. Even for us, it's hard to keep it all straight.

Office 14 to Become Microsoft Office 2010 (ZDNet)
An email from an anonymous source within Microsoft’s corporation network tipped me off to the new name of their Microsoft Office suite. With my previous articles on Office “14″ The codename, “Office 14″, which my colleague Mary-Jo Foley has covered extensively, skipped the “13″ because Microsoft were supposedly suspicious and equally superstitious around the connotations associated with the number.

Online Office Gives Microsoft Open Web Religion (CNET)
Despite the fact that Microsoft has competing products of its own, some influential folks within the company have seen some merits of "Open Web" technology that's a standard part of browsers. The interesting case in point is Microsoft Office 14, the upcoming version of one of the company's core products and profit engines. The software, due in beta form in 2009, is of Microsoft's highest profile efforts to bring its desktop software power to the Web.

Google Working to Add 'every Damn' Service to Apps (PC World)
Google is going to make sure users of its Apps productivity and collaboration software can tap all of the company's services, according to Dave Girouard, president of the company's enterprise group, in a colorful tweet on Twitter. "We're working to give you access to every damn Google service with a Google Apps account -- yep every damn one of them. Um, maybe not Lively," he wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday, referring at the end to Lively, the 3-D virtual world service Google shuttered recently.

Microsoft Begs Windows 7 Testers to Start from Scratch (PC Pro)
Microsoft is imploring millions of Windows 7 beta testers to perform a clean install of the forthcoming Release Candidate, rather than upgrade from the beta. The company claims its telemetry shows that millions of people are running Windows 7 full time. However, it's asking those customers to go through the pain of a clean installation because it wants to test the real-world upgrade experience.

10 Tweaks to Make Windows 7 Even Better (Tech Republic)
Windows 7 appears to be a crowd pleaser among the IT pros who have been kicking its beta tires — including Deb Shinder. But even though she’s very impressed with the new OS, she’s already discovered several ways to improve it.

Microsoft Plans Eight Security Fixes Next Week (Information Week)
In keeping with its monthly patch schedule, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) on Thursday said that it expects to release eight security patches next week on April 14. Five of the patches address vulnerabilities designated "critical," two are "moderate," and one is "important."

What is a Cloud? (Network World)
As we begin this cloud security newsletter it's probably a good idea to define what a cloud is. It's not a simple thing to do, given the way people name things. The term cloud comes from the old WAN diagrams that show the service provider's network as a puffy cloud that all the access lines run into. The point of the metaphor is that you plug into an entity whose inner workings are obscure, but you believe it will do what you want it to do. (The leap of faith for a transport service provider was scary enough, but with cloud computing, it's even scarier. Your data isn't just passing through, it lives there.)

 

Around the Blogosphere
Announcing the MSDN Office Developer Bookstore (Erika Ehrli)
We have some great news for Office and SharePoint developers. We launched this morning a new section on the MSDN Office Developer Center where you can find Office and SharePoint books that matter to developers. We also provide free book chapters!

SharePoint Best Practices Conference UK - Day 3 (Novotronix)
The final day of the conference - today I focused on the IT PRO track – all 5 sessions. So that’s Steve Smith, Spencer Harbar, Daniel Wessels, Spencer again, Bob Fox and Brian Wilson, covering Intranets, Extranets, internet sites, search, Kerberos and Virtualising SharePoint.

Configuring and Deploying Anonymous Publishing Sites for SharePoint Server 2007 (Andrew Connell - MSDN)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides the capability to host content-centric sites, complete with a rich Web content management (WCM) publishing infrastructure on the SharePoint platform. SharePoint publishing sites are commonly used in Internet-facing scenarios for anonymous users and carry additional considerations for the site implementation, configuration, and deployment phases. Security concerns arise because publishing sites are commonly exposed to anonymous users and the surface area of attack is much larger than that of a site that is accessible only to users who are on a trusted corporate network. In addition to addressing these security concerns, you can take additional steps to both harden the servers running Office SharePoint Server and to disable unnecessary services. This article presents some common topics for publishing site implementers to consider before launching an Internet-facing SharePoint Server 2007 publishing site.

The Real-time Enterprise, That is What it is All About (zevenseas)
Why does your organization use all these software solutions (sometimes 15 different systems)? Is it for cost reduction, efficiency or just to have it? In my opinion you should forget all these reasons, there is one important reason! You want to be a REAL-TIME enterprise, that’s the best thing that can happen to your company. I will explain more in this post.

Calling the SharePoint Web Services with jQuery (Jan Tielens' Bloggings)
If you read this blog you probably know that besides the web user interface, SharePoint also exposes some interfaces which you can use from code: the SharePoint object model and the SharePoint web services. The object model of SharePoint can only be used by code/applications that are running on a SharePoint server in your Server Farm, so you can’t use the object model on client machines. The SharePoint web services can be used of course across a network boundary, that’s what they are built for!

 

Around Bamboo Nation
Bamboo Simplifies Product Installation (The Bamboo Team Blog)
In our never-ending quest to make your life a little easier, this week Bamboo has embarked on the major undertaking of updating all of our product installation files. Gone are the days when you had to download a .ZIP file, manually uncompress the contents, and then click a .BAT file just to start the install. As of today, almost half of our products are packaged in our new self-extracting .EXE format. Don't worry, the remaining products should all follow suit by the end of next week. Read on to see how we've streamlined the Bamboo product install process for you...

Introducing Project Management Webinars in a Time-zone Near You! (The Bamboo Team Blog)
We’re listening! Due to popular demand, our SharePoint Project Management Webinars will be available at additional times starting in April, giving you even more opportunities to learn how to reach your needs with SharePoint.  Whether you're in Australia or the U.S., or if you just have abnormal sleeping habits, sign up now to attend a live online webinar about SharePoint Project Management.

Bamboo Partner Profile: PointBridge (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Bamboo's global network of partners offer you the support you need to build robust SharePoint solutions.  The Partner Advantage Program currently numbers well over a hundred companies and, with the Bamboo Partner Profile series, we're privileged to introduce them to Bamboo Nation in their own words. This week: PointBridge.

 

Microsoft Updates
Overview of Web Parts available in SharePoint Server 2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS))
Web Parts are the basic building blocks of pages on SharePoint sites. They enable you to customize a SharePoint page to display content or business data from many sources on the same page. You can also use Web Parts to display information from external sources, such as RSS feeds or news sites.

Understanding Field Controls and Web Parts in SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites (Office Developer Center)
Learn the details of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 field controls and Web Parts and how they differ, and best practices for when to use each type of control. (17 printed pages)

MOSS or WSS 3.0 Modification or redirection of OOB javascript files is not supported (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
Customers may wish to reduce the overall page size for performance reasons by combining/optimization/compressing of SharePoint javascript code (sometimes referred to as minification). The use of minification of out-of-box javascript files for SharePoint is not supported.

 

Bamboo Partner Events*
April 10, Online, How to Build a Project Management Dashboard with SharePoint - Innovative-e, Dux Sy
April 14, Reston, Virginia, Empowering Your Organization with SharePoint: An Executive Seminar - Learning Tree, Innovative-e, Dux Sy
April 18, Atlanta, Georgia, SharePoint Saturday  - B & R Business Solutions, Innovative-e, Dux Sy
April 23, Online, Free Webinar: Web Based Business Analytics in SharePoint: Dash Boarding and Report Writing From GP to SharePoint - InterDyn AKA

May 2, Reston, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday - B & R Business Solutions, Innovative-e, Dux Sy
May 4, New York, New York, PMI New York City - Innovative-e, Dux Sy
May 7, Online, Unleash the Collective Power Within a Media / Advertising / Publishing Company with SharePoint 2007 - InterDyn AKA
May 20, New York, New York, Almost Summer SharePoint Happy Hour - DataLan

 

SharePoint Events**
April 10, Online, EUSP Solutions: Color Code a SharePoint Calendar
April 10, Online, How to Build a Project Management Dashboard with SharePoint
April 14, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 14, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland SharePoint User Group
April 14, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Bay of Plenty User Group
April 14, Reston, Virginia, Empowering Your Organization with SharePoint: An Executive Seminar
April 15, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 15, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 15, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
April 15, Online, SharePoint Administrators: The Reluctant DBAs. All You Need To Know About SQL Server But Are Afraid To Ask
April 15, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane SharePoint Users Group
April 15, Houston, Texas, Houston’s SharePoint User Group
April 15, Indiana, SharePoint Users of Indiana
April 15, Johannesburg, South Africa, Information Worker South Africa
April 16, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 16, Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore SharePoint User Group
April 16, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch SharePoint User Group Meeting
April 16, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky SharePoint Group
April 18, Atlanta, Georgia, SharePoint Saturday
April 18, St. Louis, Missouri, MOSS Camp
April 21, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 21, Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide SharePoint User Group April 2009 Meeting
April 22, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 22, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 22, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
April 22, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland SharePoint User Group
April 22, Melbourne, Australia, Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group
April 23, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 23, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar Series
April 23, Online, Free Webinar: Web Based Business Analytics in SharePoint: Dash Boarding and Report Writing From GP to SharePoint
April 28, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 29, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 29, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - AM
April 29, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar - PM
April 29, Jordan, Jordan SharePoint User Group
April 29, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group
April 30, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
April 30, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group

May 2, Reston, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
May 4, New York, New York, PMI New York City
May 6, Dallas, Texas, SharePoint TechFest 2009
May 7, Online, Unleash the Collective Power Within a Media / Advertising / Publishing Company with SharePoint 2007
May 7, Kansas City, Kansas, Office Developer User Group of Kansas City
May 11-15, Los Angeles, California, Microsoft Tech Ed North America 2009
May 14, Evansville, Evansville Indiana's SharePoint Group
May 20, New York, New York, Almost Summer SharePoint Happy Hour

June 11, Evansville, Evansville Indiana's SharePoint Group
June 22-24, Boston, Massachusetts, SPTechCon
June 26-27, Dulles, Virginia, Regional SharePoint Users Conference 2009

July 2-3, Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Community SharePoint Conference
July 13-16, New Orleans, Louisiana, Worldwide Partner Conference 2009

October 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Conference 2009

* If you are a Bamboo Partner please contact Janet Goda (janet.goda@bamboosolutions.com) to have your event included in the Bamboo Partner Events.

** Please contact Chris Dooley (chris.dooley@bamboosolutions.com) to include your event in our SharePoint Events listings.

 

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Posted Apr 10 2009, 08:13 AM by SharePoint Daily

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