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Ballmer to Keynote SharePoint Conference 2009 (Softpedia)
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will keynote the conference focused on what the company has repeatedly praised as its fastest-growing server product. The SharePoint Conference 2009 is scheduled to debut today, October 19th, and will end on the same day that Windows 7 launches worldwide, October 22nd. Ballmer will keynote the Las Vegas event and will give over 7,000 SharePoint customers, partners and developers a taste of the product’s future, namely SharePoint Server 2010, planned for release in 2010, most likely around spring.
What Makes Microsoft's SharePoint Tick? (ZDNet)
For being the fastest growing server product at Microsoft, SharePoint is still largely misunderstood. There’s no question it's one of Microsoft’s most important enterprise products, contributing more than $1 billion to the company’s coffers. Yet, as CEO Steve Ballmer himself acknowledged this week, SharePoint an “unsung hero.”
Google Enterprise Campaign Shifts Into High Gear on the Eve of SharePoint Conference (Read Write Web)
On the eve of Microsoft's SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Google is launching its international phase to an advertising campaign that is the largest ever for its push into the enterprise and one of the most extensive in the company's history. The "Gone Google," campaign is significant in a number of ways.
Microsoft Online Services Update Rolling Out (Softpedia)
Microsoft Online Services is evolving with new features and extended capabilities thanks to the latest update the Redmond company has started rolling out. Microsoft Online Services Service Update for October 2009 brings to the table various enhancements that all customers running the software giant’s Cloud services will be able to start leveraging no later than the end of this month. In fact, Microsoft has noted that the deployment process of the Online Services Service Update for October 2009 is already in full swing, with all data centers scheduled to receive the refresh in full by the start of November.
Microsoft Issues First Windows 7 Patches (ComputerWorld)
Microsoft last week patched nine vulnerabilities, five marked "critical," in Windows 7, a move that will require users upgrading to the new operating system starting Thursday to download a security update to keep their PCs secure. The patches were the first for Windows 7's final build, dubbed RTM for "release to manufacturing," that has been in some customers' hands, primarily enterprises with volume licensing agreements, since August.
Leaked Screenshots: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 1 Mondo Build 14.0.4417.1000 (Techie Buzz)
Microsoft Office 2010 has been a victim of numerous leaks. The beta 1 of Microsoft Office 2010 codenamed Mondo was leaked in August. It turns out that another Mondo build has made its way to the internet. Here are some screenshots of the latest Microsoft Office 2010 Beta 1 Mondo Build 14.0.4414.1000. If you are looking to download the leaked builds, you may want to wait for a while. Microsoft will be releasing a public beta of Office 2010 shortly. You can download and test the latest version once they become available.
Microsoft Gets Serious About Office 2010 Security (ChannelWeb)
Microsoft Office users have had the ability to password-protect documents created in Word, Excel and PowerPoint for a number of years now. Although this feature provided some document security, it was thin security, at best. Microsoft has just released details of a new password rules feature in Office 2010.
Forecast for Microsoft: Partly Cloudy (The New York Times)
RAY OZZIE, the chief software architect at Microsoft, bristles when asked whether people think that new versions of his company’s flagship software — like Windows and Office — are exciting. “It’s tremendously exciting,” he exclaims defensively, wheeling back from an office table and allowing his hands to flail. “Are you kidding?”
From Sidekick to Gmail: A Short History of Cloud Computing Outages (NetworkWorld)
This past week's Microsoft-T-Mobile-Sidekick data loss mess is the latest in a string of high profile cloud computing outages that have grabbed headlines over the past couple of years. Inevitably, the coverage of the initial outage (as well as cloud security breaches) is followed by explanations of why the outage happened (human error, network equipment, hackers, etc.) and analysis stories pointing out the pitfalls of putting your faith in the cloud.
Around the Blogosphere
How do I Turn on Content Approval for a SharePoint List (Cornelius J. van Dyk's SharePoint Brain Dump)
I received a question about this in the Support Forums today, so I decided to jot down the steps quickly for future seekers of knowledge...
SharePoint Content Deployment Successful, but Throwing Event IDs 6398 & 4958 (Jack of all that is Microsoft, Master of None)
Recently, I launched a public-facing site with a client that utilizes content deployment. Every 15 minutes, changes from their ‘Content Authoring’ (internal) environment are published out to their read-only Production environment. For well over a month, things have been working very well, with no errors. Suddenly the other day, I noticed two events being thrown every time the content deployment job was run:
How to Hide the Quick Launch Bar and Recycle Bin Using a Content Editor Web Part (Brain Litter)
Found this tip in an obscure place but felt it was worthy to show and explain in more detail. If you want to hide the Quick Launch Bar on a SharePoint page/site and would prefer not to customize pages in SharePoint Designer (i.e. this is quick and easy and tool free), this tip is for you. In addition, if you were to export the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) that was created and then add it to your web part gallery, you could then simply 'plug in, the Quick Launch Bar off switch' by adding the web part to dashboards, as needed.
Best Practices and the "Reserve Wine" (Desk Light)
In the United States the term Reserve Wine has no legal meaning. Some wineries use the Reserve term for the bottling of a special wine. However, because this term is not regulated, the Reserve designation is frequently exploited. To the wine consumer, the words "Reserve," as in Private Reserve or Proprietor's Reserve should indicate a wine that is higher quality or in limited production. But an increasing number of wineries (along with their slippery marketers) are abusing the term by labeling all the bottles in their warehouses a Reserve. As a result, the words “Reserve Wine” have come to mean absolutely nothing.
Keep it Simple. Get it Done. Best Practices for SharePoint List Creation & Management (End User SharePoint)
Leverage existing assets, extend provided templates, create new lists. One of the key value statements for the use of SharePoint is that “users” can take control of many aspects of defining, as well as creating, the types of information that they need, when they need it. This is always a double-edged sword, balancing the flexibility that is inherently provided in the SharePoint environment, with the ability to know what information already exists so an organization is not re-creating the wheel over and over again, and is leveraging a common set of information wherever needed.
MSDN Redesign: Office, SharePoint, and VSTO sites are Live! (Adventures in Office, SharePoint & .NET Development)
I know it’s late at night, but I couldn’t resist. The MSDN Office, SharePoint, and VSTO Developer Center are blue now and match the super cool new MSDN branding and experience. Go take a look and enjoy:
Living in SharePoint “Mixed Mode” (Mauro Cardarelli)
It was 3 years ago this month that I configured and deployed my first SharePoint 2007 solution (running on beta software). At the time, I told myself that for some short amount of time I needed to live in SharePoint “mixed mode” (term stolen from the SQL Server authentication option). To me, “mixed mode” meant having to support customers who were running SharePoint 2003 or 2007. The challenge with it, of course, is differences in functionality, administration and general configuration. Do you know what? I’m still living in “mixed mode” (supporting several organizations that are still running SharePoint 2003).
Microsoft Publishes Three Posters on Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 (Wictor Wilén)
Just hours before the SharePoint Conference 2009 starts in Vegas, and all information will flood out from the conference, blogs and twitter, Microsoft released three posters that should help you in planning and updating your SharePoint 2007 installation to SharePoint 2010.
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Greetings from the Microsoft SharePoint Conference (SPC) in Las Vegas! (The Bamboo Team Blog)
The 2009 edition of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference officially opened for business in Las Vegas this evening with a Welcome Reception in the expo hall, and the crowds were streaming through the doors from the moment they were thrown open:
SharePoint Job Listings**
SharePoint Administrator - Los Angeles, CA
SharePoint Administrator needed for a major company located in the downtown Los Angeles area. The SharePoint Administrator is responsible for the planning, design, installation, configuration, and maintenance of the Enterprise-wide Windows SharePoint Server environment. Qualified candidate will work with various departments and groups to define, create and manage their sites as well as the development of site templates. The Administrator will work closely with the Supervisor of Enterprise Messaging to develop a strategy for optimal use and integration of SharePoint and other collaborative tools within the firm.
SharePoint Web Developer - San Francisco, CA
Guided by department objectives and priorities, will be responsible for 2nd level support for portal, both external and internal systems including SharePoint/WSS/MOSS. Must be proficient in Visual Studio and C# development. Must have a strong grasp of HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, and SharePoint administration and related technologies including Windows Servers, IIS, etc., including the ability to configure and customize at a code level. Ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.
Emails Generated By SharePoint Workflows Contain Invalid Hyperlinks (Microsoft)
Emails generated by workflows contain invalid hyperlinks for any resource that exists within the same web application.
Bamboo Partner Events*
October 21, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint - Basic Business Intelligence and Reporting Webinar - DataLan
October 22, Waltham, Massachusetts, SharePoint - A Platform for Business Solutions - DataLan
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management - DataLan
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech - DataLan
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions - DataLan
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites - DataLan
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint - Business Process Automation and Workflow Design - DataLan
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms - DataLan
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint - Key Features - Kiefer Consulting Inc.
December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009 - DataLan
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management - DataLan
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites - DataLan
October 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Conference 2009
October 21, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 21, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 21, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint - Basic Business Intelligence and Reporting Webinar
October 22, Waltham, Massachusetts, SharePoint - A Platform for Business Solutions
October 26, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Administration Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, 'What's New from Bamboo?' Webinar
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
October 31, Cape Town, South Africa, SharePoint Saturday
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech
November 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Raleigh, North Carolina, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Redmond, Washington, SharePoint Saturday
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
November 14, Cleveland, Ohio, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Melbourne, Australia, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, San Antonio, Texas, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Tampa, Florida, SharePoint Saturday
November 16-17, Stockholm, Sweden, SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2009
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint - Business Process Automation and Workflow Design
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint - Key Features
November 21, Birmingham, Alabama, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Phoenix, Arizona, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Richmond, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
December 12, Kansas City, Kansas, SharePoint Saturday
January 9, Virginia Beach, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
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Oct 19 2009, 07:40 AM
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