Should Google Fear Microsoft?; Windows 7 Boosts PC Sales; Enterprise Software Is Failing

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The Scoop: SharePoint 2010 Records Management (CMS Wire)
Last month, Alfresco announced that it had gained the distinction of being the first and only open-source software developer to achieve DoD 5015.02 records management (RM) certification. Microsoft has been in compliance for years with DoD 5015.02, but they are in need of showing something new and competitive in SharePoint 2010’s RM offering.

Microsoft Offers Free SaaS To Salesforce, Oracle Customers (InformationWeek)
Microsoft, which has increased its focus on cloud computing in recent weeks, is now making a big push for its customer-relationship management software-as-a-service. Microsoft announced Tuesday that its offering six months of free service to customers that switch from Salesforce.com or Oracle CRM On Demand to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

10 Reasons Why Google Should Still Fear Microsoft (eWeek)
Although Google is enjoying some of the best performance it has ever had, the company can't succeed in a vacuum. It's still facing off against Microsoft. And the longer that battle rages, the more Google should be concerned. There's no debating that Microsoft fears Google. In almost everything it does, the company is responding to Google. That's especially true when it comes to the software giant's online endeavors. If it weren't for Google, Microsoft would have never considered brokering a deal with Yahoo. But it did. And it was born out of fear.

Windows 7 Boosts PC Sales by 40% (TechSpot)
As many predicted, the debut of Windows 7 has prompted a surge in PC sales -- for now, at least. During the first week of general availability, Windows 7 boosted computer sales by some 40% year-over-year, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katheryn Huberty.

Microsoft to Show Office Mobile 2010 at TechEd Europe (ZDNet)
Microsoft officials have shared details about two of the three different versions of Office 2010 that are in development: The Office 2010 client and the Office Web Apps. Next week, at the TechEd Europe conference in Berlin, they finally are slated to show and tell more about the third: Office Mobile 2010.

Google Willing to Customise Security for Cloud Apps (SearchSecurity)
Enterprises often reject Gmail and Google Docs because they can't control crucial security aspects such as where data is stored or how email is used, but despite appearances Google is open to a little quiet negotiation. Google's approach to building the user base for Gmail and Google Docs has been to promote the software to individual users while largely neglecting the more complex needs of business users. As such, the services allow relatively few options in the area of defining security controls, with a clear emphasis on open access rather than meeting business or regulatory needs.

Enterprise 2.0: Enterprise Software Is Failing (InformationWeek)
To hear Rob Tarkoff tell it, "Enterprise software is failing." Tarkoff, SVP and general manager of Adobe's business productivity solutions group, said so in a presentation at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Enterprise software is failing, he said, because it's not delivering on the promise of the next-generation customer experience.

How Many People Have Really 'Gone Google'? (PC World)
How many people really use Google Apps and how many of them are paying customers? That's a question Google has never quite answered, having touted a "20 million users" and "2 million companies" figure that is almost meaningless.

 

Around the Blogosphere
Content Deployment – The Complete Guide – Part 4 – Communication (Stefan Goßner)
Content Deployment uses the http (or https) protocol for communication between source and target farm. Most of the communication is performed through Web service calls except for the file transfer of the exported files to the target farms which is done using a regular http POST request against an ASPX page to perform the upload operation.

The Future of the Web, Where Web Sites Become Web Services (zevenseas)
SP2010 has been introduced and what we had in mind with TunnelPoint will be easier with SP2010. When companies will move to the cloud with SP2010 more public SP sites will become data providers, I'm convinced. If you ever heard of Web 3.0 and the semantic web did you ever realize that there is a big move towards web services and the data they provide?

Doing SharePoint 2010 Development – What’s in Your Rig? (Andrew Connell)
Over the last year I’ve been working with SharePoint 2010 in various ways. With the new requirements of x64 hardware in this release, I got a lot of questions at the SharePoint Conference, on Twitter and via my blog on what hardware I use to do my SharePoint 2010 development & demos. Here it goes... hopefully this helps someone else out there.

UI Extensibility in Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering)
When introducing the Ribbon UI in Office 2007, we also introduced the RibbonX (Ribbon extensibility) model, a new way to programmatically customize the Office UI. RibbonX enables 3rd party developers and solution providers to build on top of the Ribbon by authoring custom tabs and groups, targeting scenarios unique to and optimized for their customers.

Create a SharePoint Multi-Media Resource Center – Part 01 (End User SharePoint)
Yesterday’s discussion on finding SharePoint Information Worker resources opened up the idea of creating an in-house support site, using Camtasia Studio, to produce context sensitive help. If you follow that advice, how are you going to store and distribute the content created for that support?

 

Around Bamboo Nation
Tanuj Bansal Presents 'Social in SharePoint 2010' (SharePoint 2010)
Tanuj Bansal presented on four of the five pillars of social media enhancements in SharePoint 2010: user-generated content and participation; social feedback; social networking, and people- and expertise-finding.  The fifth pillar, identity, had an entire Airlift session devoted to it, so Tanuj limited the focus of his session to the first four pillars.

 

SharePoint Job Listings**
SharePoint Technologist - Application Services - Framingham/Worcester, MA
Genzyme is looking for an individual with proven analytical and technical skills who will fill the role of technical lead in support of projects that enhance Genzyme's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Collaboration initiatives. Candidate will develop strategic plans and provide technical leadership for projects related to the implementation and enhancement of the company's SharePoint and Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration platforms which facilitate effective, efficient and compliant handling of electronic and legacy corporate information assets. This individual must have broad technology experience with passion to create solutions to meet the needs of the global business.

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.

 

Microsoft Updates
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreservermui-xx-xx.msp (all languages): October 27, 2009 (Microsoft)
This article describes the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 27, 2009.

 

Bamboo Partner Events*
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

January 14, Online, Boost Business Results with SharePoint - StreamLogic

SharePoint Events**
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech
November 4, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 4, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 4, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 4, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
November 5, Online, Go Green with SharePoint
November 5, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
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 10, Online, SharePoint for Life Science
November 11, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 11, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 11, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
November 11, Online, SharePoint Administration Webinar
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
November 12, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
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 17, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 18, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 18, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 18, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
November 18, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint - Business Process Automation and Workflow Design
November 19, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
November 19, Online, What's New from Bamboo? Webinar
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 5, Washington, DC, SharePoint Saturday
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
January 14, Online, Boost Business Results with SharePoint

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Posted Nov 04 2009, 07:32 AM by SharePoint Daily

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