10 Things Microsoft Did Right in 2010; Create SharePoint Security Groups; Microsoft Eyes the Cloud, then Mobile

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A Simple Way to Programmatically Create SharePoint Security Groups (XML Journal)
When it comes to SharePoint deployments, I try to automate everything I can.  I don’t like manual steps especially when it comes to setting up security.  A common task when deploying any sites is setting up security in some manner.  Today I am going to cover how to easily store definitions your SharePoint security groups in an XML file.  We’ll use LINQ to XML to make reading the file a breeze, and then we’ll use the SharePoint object model to create the groups and add users (or AD groups).   I’ve blogged on how to create a group before, but we’re going to take this a step further by giving you code that you can easily add to a feature receiver or console application.  First let’s take a look at the XML file we’re going to use.

Windows 7 Speculation Claims SP1 will Land in Q4 2010 (The Register)
Microsoft has pulled the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 forward to the final quarter of this year, according to a speculative report. The company hasn't officially announced when it plans to squirt out SP1 for its current operating system, but that hasn't stopped the rumours from swirling around the interwebs.

Microsoft to Rally Partners to the Cloud (Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine)
Microsoft's highest ranking partner executive on Wednesday plans to outline the company's cloud vision and what it means to Microsoft's partner ecosystem. Allison Watson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's worldwide partner group, will hold a Webcast on March 10 on the topic at the Microsoft partner portal here. The talk will air at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) and will be available for replay.

Oh the Horror! Why is Microsoft Pushing the Hated Windows Ribbon for Office:Mac? (ZDNet)
Last month, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced Office:Mac 2011 and posted some screen shots of its future user interface. I finally got around to looking at them. Sorry to say, the productivity-killing Ribbon introduced with Office 2007 on Windows will make its way to the Mac. Sigh. But the silver lining is that we will get to keep our menus.

10 Things Microsoft Did Right in 2010 (So Far) (Beta News)
It's throw-Microsoft-a-bone Monday, not that I can promise much meat on it. Microsoft may have fallen behind in mobile, been talking about a three-screen strategy off of two screens, and clumsily competed as usual, but some early 2010 actions deserve at least a little praise. So here's where I give it. First, some context. There's doing right -- and there's doing right. Some of the stuff here I'll assert Microsoft did right I previously dinged the company for getting wrong. That's because what's right for Microsoft might be wrong in a greater competitive landscape, like taking right action A too slowly or not soon enough. With that introduction, here are 10 things Microsoft has done right in 2010 (so far), presented in no order of importance. Microsoft...

Microsoft Sets its Eyes Firmly on First Cloud, Then Mobile (GovIT Journal)
Microsoft has sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 to date and no doubt makes the most popular operating system in history. But the past few years the media buzz has been all about radical innovators like Google and Apple who have made exciting headways in terms of fresh new product lines especially in mobile segments. Microsoft has seemed content so far to basically follow their leads and merely capitalize on its past laurels and patents.


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Training from Microsoft on SharePoint 2010 (Paul Andrew)
Microsoft Learning has published their portal for Training on SharePoint 2010 here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/sharepoint.aspx.

Search Administration Link Generates Unexpected Error (From The Field)
I ran into a problem with the Search Administration link whilst working with a customer the other day. They had successfully upgraded their MOSS 2007 environment from SP1 to SP2 – or so they thought! Service pack 2 for MOSS 2007 contains a large number of fixes and some UI changes, one of these is a flashy new dashboard that can be used to manage search. This is accessed using the “Search Administration” link that can be found within the Shared Service Provider (SSP) Administration site.

8 Things to Consider when Implementing SharePoint with Another ECM Engine (End User SharePoint)
1 — Determine SharePoint’s role in the organization. For some companies, SharePoint is the chosen collaboration and social networking engine and all collaborative content resides in SharePoint.  For others, SharePoint is more of an end-user experience and Intranet platform.  If implementing SharePoint with another ECM solution, it is important to truly identify what role SharePoint will have in the organization to ensure proper planning for the implementation.  There are a number of features within SharePoint that need to be taken into consideration before you implement.

Readying SharePoint for Teleworking (Web Worker Daily)
Microsoft SharePoint is an accepted enterprise standard for online collaboration, but unfortunately many organizations don’t use it to its fullest potential. If you’re preparing a telework pilot program, it’s important to ensure that your SharePoint implementation is set up and optimized to support and assist your teleworkers. Here are some tips.


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Bamboo Product Support for SharePoint 2010 (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Microsoft has officially announced a release date of May 12th for SharePoint 2010.  Many who haven’t yet spent time with the beta release are suddenly planning to take a hard look at the new version of SharePoint.  They are, or will soon be, discovering what is to be a strong investment from Microsoft in the SharePoint franchise.  Many of our customers have shared with us their adoption plans for 2010 and, as one might expect, they are extremely varied.  Some will adopt right away, while others are planning for near term deployments to their staging and test environments. Many are waiting until the latter half of this year, while others have no plans at all.  Whatever your plans for 2010, the purpose of this blog is to let you know when your Bamboo products will be ready for SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint 2010 Bamboo Product FAQ (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Welcome to our Bamboo Product FAQ for SharePoint 2010.  For an overview of Bamboo's plan for providing SharePoint 2010 support, please read the post, Bamboo Product Support for SharePoint 2010.  This post attempts to dive into a little more detail by providing answers to some common questions.  If you have specific questions that are not answered here, then please submit a comment below or contact our Sales team to get the answers you need.


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SharePoint Engineer - Springfield, MA
Primary duties and responsibilities include daily administration of our clients SharePoint environment. Installation & ongoing configuration of SharePoint. Capacity Planning of the SharePoint environment in accordance with the growth of the enterprise. Primary duties and responsibilities include daily administration of our clients SharePoint environment. Installation of ongoing configuration of SharePoint. Capacity Planning of the SharePoint environment in accordance with the growth of the enterprise.

SharePoint Analyst - Fort Belvoir, VA
The National Recruiting Center of TEKsystems has an immediate need for a Sharepoint Analyst to work on a contract basis in the Ft. Belvoir, VA, area. The project is scheduled to start as soon as possible and last approximately 6 months with the possibility of extension. An updated resume and compensation expectations are required for consideration on this position. An Active Secret Clearance is preferred. All candidates must be able to at least obtain a secret clearance.


Microsoft Updates
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update server hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp, Coreservermui-en-us.msp): February 23, 2010 (Microsoft Support)
This article describes the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 issue that is fixed in the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package that is dated February 23, 2010.


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