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SharePoint as Enterprise CMS - What You Need to Know (CMS Wire)
When SharePoint first came to market it was called an Enterprise Content Management System. Since then, its actual use has varied widely. Many say it's not a complete ECM platform because it lacks a number of important Enterprise CMS capabilities.

Office 2007 Service Pack 2: A Major Update (eWeek)
Companies should make no mistake about what Microsoft Office 2007 is and is not. Starting with Office 2003, Microsoft expanded Office's core functionality from the desktop to the server. The company has since integrated many Office features with various Microsoft server products. Service Pack 2, which was made available 28 April, is a clear indication of how deep this integration goes.

Is Gartner Set To Take A Vista View? (Channel Web)
Gartner, the respected $1.2 billion IT research firm that has been somewhat critical of Microsoft's Vista operating system, may have a different view of the Vista ahead, at least as far its IT department is concerned. David Cappuccio, a managing vice president for Gartner, told some 320 CIOs at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Monday night that Gartner's IT department wants to "standardize on Vista," but he already has leaped ahead to Windows 7.

Microsoft Mum on Vista Plans After Windows 7 Launch (Computer World)
How long does Microsoft plan to keep selling copies of its Windows Vista operating system after the upcoming launch of Windows 7? The company isn't saying. With previous versions of Windows, Microsoft used a transition period when old and new versions of Windows were available to help corporate customers manage their transition to the new version of the operating system.

The Irony of Failure: Apple, Microsoft ... and Google? (E-Commerce News)
What does a company want to be when it grows up? Apple and Microsoft seemed to have clear goals in the beginning, but over the years, they've lost their bearings. Apple isn't doing anything world-changing, and Microsoft has forgotten the key to market leadership. Google may be relatively young, but it appears to be headed in the opposite direction of its early goal and becoming evil.

Leaked Copies of Windows 7 Shipping with Trojan (The Tech Herald)
According to blog posts by Alex Kochis and M3 Sweatt, some select BitTorrent copies of the leaked Release Candidate (RC) for Windows 7 are infected. Considering the level of anticipation for the newest version of Windows, even if it's only an RC, it should perhaps come as no surprise that miscreants would spike the P2P leak with malicious software.

Microsoft IE8 'Default' Controversy: Teacup, Meet Storm (OS News)
The internet has been abuzz the entire weekend about Microsoft supposedly forcing Internet Explorer 8 to be the default browser once you upgraded to it. Users reported that upon installing IE8, Microsoft's latest browser was automatically made the default one, without a notification. However, as it turns out, it's all been a bit overhyped.

Microsoft’s Cloud Platform, Azure, Looks to Combine Best of Google, Amazon Web Services (Xconomy)
The idea of computing “in the cloud” is certainly, well, in the air—to the point where I think people are starting to become allergic to it. It seems that “cloud computing” has become the new “nano.” Putting the term in front of whatever your business is doing doesn’t necessarily make it a good (or even viable) strategy. And the concept—making data storage, computing power, and software applications available over the Internet via remote servers—certainly isn’t new.

IBM's New Spin on the Cloud (Info World)
Today I'm at the IBM Impact show in Vegas. I've made the trek to this SOA event ever since the first one in 2007. This time, IBM is making a concerted effort to link SOA and cloud computing. No surprise there: When it comes to trends, the cloud is the only game in town, and everyone wants in.

 

Around the Blogosphere
Free Webcast: Leveraging SharePoint for ARRA/Stimulus Transparency (Meet Dux)
I'd like to invite you to join me on May 12, 2009, Tuesday at 10am (PT) for a free webcast about "Leveraging SharePoint for ARRA Transparency". On Friday, February 13, 2009, the US House of Representatives and Senate approved the conference report for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. A key component of this program is making sure that ARRA funds (also known as Federal Stimulus funds) being spent should be made transparent and available to the public. Having a reliable and scalable reporting technology platform is necessary to fulfill this requirement.

SharePoint Profile Properties and Their Default Active Directory Mappings (UK SharePoint Team)
A couple of weeks ago a question was raised about which profile properties available in SharePoint Profile Database are mapped through to Active Directory and what fields they relate to.  After some digging around and not finding a great deal on the subject I thought I would knock together a quick post detailing them.

WSS Search Broken – Fix Your Loopback (Brain Litter)
Ok, there can be a number of reasons for your search to break, but due to a number of recent situations and patches, here's a new one cropping up quite a bit lately. I'm outlining the symptoms I ran into tonight (your situation may differ).

The Real SharePoint Knights (SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land)
Out of the dust, these knights with passion and community values are taking the SharePoint community by storm.  Who are these knights?  No one really knows.  This secret order that up to now was completely secret formed in a far off castle in Luxembourg.

9 Minute Screencast from USP Journal: Creating Workflow (End User SharePoint)
Bjorn from the USP Journal at Understanding SharePoint has a nice 9 minute screencast on the solutions that will be covered in the next version of the journal. The main subject is Workflow. If you like what you see, Bjorn is asking for suggestions on topics for future issues of the journal.

 

Around Bamboo Nation
The MOSS Summary Link Web Part (Part 3) (SharePoint Blank)
First, please permit me to apologize for the delayed appearance of this particular post.  When last we spoke, I promised this post would appear on (this past) Friday.  Alas, that was before I woke up sick on Friday morning.  Trust me, you wouldn't have wanted to read a blog post from my fevered brain that day, so I hope you'll forgive the delay.  (And no, it wasn't swine flu, but you better believe that the swine flu comments are still being lobbed in my direction by my oh-so-caring co-workers.)

SharePoint Saturday Organizer Dux Raymond Sy Interviews the Bamboo Booth (The Bamboo Team Blog)
SharePoint Saturday DC organizer Dux Raymond Sy is well known to Bamboo Nation, and he took some time out of his schedule (which is amazing considering how many times I saw him running around the building Saturday talking with people...he was so busy I thought for a while he had hired a body double) to interview a few of us who were staffing the Bamboo Booth on Saturday.  We were happy to provide our positive feedback on the event in general and the welcome opportunity to interface with our customers in particular.

FAQs at the Bamboo Booth - SharePoint Saturday DC Edition (The Bamboo Team Blog)
SharePoint Saturday DC was great fun, and provided me with a welcome opportunity to meet with several customers and talk about how our Web Parts were enabling them to meet their business needs. We fielded a fair amount of the standard questions that we answer several times a day when we're exhibiting at shows. One non-standard question did come up when a gentleman stopped by to ask where Chris Dooley got his Coke as there was a surprising lack of caffeine onsite, and we even helped point him in the right direction (gas station down the street). Tips on Coca Cola procurement notwithstanding, however, presented below is a "greatest hits" sampling of questions from the Bamboo booth.

SharePoint Saturday: Who's at the Bamboo Booth? (Part 2) (The Bamboo Team Blog)
I had a chance to chat with Scott and he was kind enough to give us a quick description of what he's working on with SharePoint and how Bamboo might fit with the organization's needs.

SharePoint Saturday: Who's at the Bamboo Booth? (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Who:  Rima. I provide IT support to various government agencies. Currently I am providing training support to over 5000 users as well as administering our SharePoint farm.

 

Microsoft Updates
Event Handlers cannot be triggered by an anonymous user (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
When trying to perform an action on a SharePoint list as an Anonymous user you may see the following error message: An unexpected error has occurred. System.OutOfMemoryException: Server Out Of Memory.

Meta data change in a document library saves the entire document again in the database (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
When you edit the metadata of a document in a document library where versioning is enabled, the entire document will be saved again into the database.

MOSS 2007:"Absolute path information required" when attempting to create a new Web application (KBAlertz - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
Attempting to create a new Web application in Central Administration will fail with the following error message: Absolute path information is required. Subsequent attempts to create web applications will also fail with same error.

 

SharePoint Job Listings**
Senior Developer- .Net - Full Training in SharePoint Provided! (Electronics Weekly)
Senior Developer required for MS Gold Partner in Marlow. An experienced Developer is required to work for a leading MS Gold Partner in Marlow. This role will involve taking on both a Consultancy position as well as a Senior lead. You can expect to remain hands-on as well as client facing in this exciting new role. To apply, you must have excellent ASP.Net 3.5, C# and exposure to SharePoint 2007. Please be aware, as this is a consultancy role you will be travelling 50% of the time, with the remainder time spent in the offices in Marlow. You will also be required to pass a Security Clearance to SC level.

Mixon Consulting, Inc. is Seeking a Senior SharePoint Information and Solution Architect
Candidates should have more than five years experience with the Microsoft Development platform as well as experience with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).  In addition to possessing a strong technical background, the individual must demonstrate strong communications, business analysis and leadership skills.

 

Bamboo Partner Events*
May 7, Online, Unleash the Collective Power Within a Media / Advertising / Publishing Company with SharePoint 2007 - InterDyn AKA
May 12, Online, Leveraging SharePoint for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transparency - Dux Sy
May 20, New York, New York, Almost Summer SharePoint Happy Hour - DataLan

June 13, Chicago, Illinois, SharePoint Saturday
June 20, Charlotte, North Carolina, SharePoint Saturday

July 18, Harrison, Arkansas, SharePoint Saturday

August 24-26, Washington, DC, Best Practices Conference - Mindsharp

 

SharePoint Events**
May 5, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 6, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 6, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 6, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
May 6, Dallas, Texas, SharePoint TechFest 2009
May 7, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 7, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar
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 12, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 12, Online, Leveraging SharePoint for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transparency
May 12, Online, Setup jQuery in Your SharePoint Environment - Step by Step
May 13, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 13, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 13, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 14, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 14, Evansville, Evansville Indiana's SharePoint Group
May 19, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 20, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 20, New York, New York, Almost Summer SharePoint Happy Hour
May 21, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 26, Online, Deep Dive with jQuery: Create a Preview Pane
May 26, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 27, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 27, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 27, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
May 28, Online, SharePoint Project Management Webinar
May 28, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar

June 11, Evansville, Indiana, Evansville Indiana's SharePoint Group
June 13, Chicago, Illinois, SharePoint Saturday
June 20, Charlotte, North Carolina, SharePoint Saturday
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
July 18, Harrison, Arkansas, SharePoint Saturday
July 20-24, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Branding Bootcamp

August 24-26, Washington, DC, Best Practices Conference

September 21-25, Chicago, Illinois, SharePoint Branding Bootcamp

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  or job listing in SharePoint Daily.

 

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Posted May 05 2009, 08:15 AM by SharePoint Daily

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