Is SharePoint Scalable?; How to Manage Virtual Paperwork; Government Cloud Applications Center Launches

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SharePoint the Reality Series 5: The SharePoint Maturity Model (KMWorld)
In the adoption of SharePoint, a four-stage maturity model is a great way to determine where knowledge gaps exist, what facets require additional education and how to help people expand their use of SharePoint. According to Lee Reed, a senior SharePoint strategy consultant with Northridge, departments will not progress in lockstep, which elevates the importance of the maturity model as a benchmarking tool for evaluating progress and showcasing the best practices of adoption leaders. The point, counsels Reed, is to include some “stretch goals” within each maturity level to encourage greater use of the platform.

Is SharePoint Scalable or Not? (CODE Magazine)
If there is one topic that has generated more debate than anything else, it is the scalability of lists in SharePoint. You can find as many opinions as there are people. Because I’m one of those people, allow me to express my opinions on this as well. My opinion is that Microsoft designed the SharePoint content database for low management overhead, not for ultra-extreme scalability. But where you need that extreme scalability, the architecture provides enough hooks and management infrastructure to satisfy almost any conceivable need for a real-world project.

A Better Way To Manage All That Virtual Paperwork (Forbes)
With SharePoint 2010 in combination with Office 2010, you can control precisely what happens to documents within your organization well after someone hits "Save." In this article, we'll explain the key building blocks of SharePoint, drill down on key capabilities for growing businesses, and outline the business case.

What's Hot (and Not) About Windows Phone 7 (CNET)
After more than a month of living with Windows Phone 7, I have to say, Microsoft's new phone operating system is starting to grow on me. Although I liked the general look of the operating system, I suspected its simplicity was only skin deep and that over time I would uncover both annoying glitches and places where the phone was all too much like a little computer.

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Performance Optimization for Real Word Sites (Softpedia)
Browser performance is multifaceted, in the sense that it depends on a variety of details, sufficiently so that not any one benchmark currently available is truly capable of revealing which browser is fastest. Sure, there are various benchmarks such as SunSpider or V8, designed to look at specific areas of browser performance such as JavaScript, in the cases of the two test suites mentioned above.

Microsoft Refreshes Windows 7 SP1 Beta For Select Few (Windows 7 News)
Microsoft began distributing the first builds of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 during July earlier this year. Now reports are coming in that Microsoft have gone and updated a couple of those betas for a select few individuals over the last week or so.

Government Cloud Applications Center Brings Together Technology, Partners (Bright Side of Government)
Last month, we wrote about how Texas cities are turning to Microsoft’s Business Online Productivity Suite (BPOS) to take advantage of the flexibility and savings of the cloud while meeting their need for proven enterprise-grade capabilities and reliability. And as more and more state and local governments explore their options when it comes to cloud, we are launching the Microsoft Government Cloud Applications Center, a central location where government customers can find Microsoft partners and solutions to support their cloud computing needs.

 

Around the Blogosphere
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Project Server 2010 (Arpan Shah Microsoft Project and SharePoint Blog)
Microsoft Project 2010 delivers a range of solutions for individuals, teams and organizations to manage work through Project 2010 client & server investments. And while there are a lot of scenarios it addresses, I wanted to point out one scenario that has come up a lot in our conversations with our customers & partners: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).

Screencast: Best Practices for Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint 2010 (Meet Dux)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is touted as the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web. It's a big leap from previous versions with its wide array of new features and capabilities. To make the most out of SharePoint 2010, Joel Oleson and I hosted a webcast for O'Reilly Media and shared our experiences and insights into best practices in upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2010. In this recorded presentation, you'll gain a useful overview of how to:

SharePoint and Historical Dependence on Email: Why Outlook Hides Reasons that Make SharePoint Implementations Fail (End User SharePoint)
Here’s a typical path for a SharePoint implementation in your neighborhood: The organization is distributed: there’s a large contingency of in-office information workers with a smaller, but mission critical, staff distributed in the field. The organization has a complete dependence on email and turns to SharePoint to enhance communication and reduce the email rat race. IT operation has some form of a VPN in place to enable the remote worker’s native Outlook client, and the SharePoint server is only visible from the VPN. Many organizational entities take hold and create powerful sites that organize team and project activities. The field staff, however, stubbornly resists and declines using SharePoint-based resources – for one silly but critically important reason: “I try to use those discussion boards and lists – but they’re too damn slow!” Implementation efforts eventually reach a glass ceiling of participation which never really reaches the potential that SharePoint has for the organization.

SharePoint 2010 and SQL Hotfix Dependencies (SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land)
I did a webcast about a week ago about upgrading to SharePoint 2010.  In it someone wrote on the chatboard that I had my SQL CU’s dependencies wrong.  Rechecking my slides and the dependencies page for SharePoint 2010 with the July update.  I’m finding it is a bit difficult to navigate for customers where the SQL person is not the same as the SharePoint person. The individual on the webcast was on the right track that I should clarify this wild area of what do you really need to be running for SQL. The source for the info is on TechNet in the article on Hardware and Software Requirements for SharePoint 2010.

 

Around Bamboo Nation
Last Chance. Take Our Survey to Win an iPad! (The Bamboo Team Blog)
A few weeks ago Bamboo announced a visitor survey on topics ranging from what you think Bamboo's top priorities should be all the way to when your company plans to upgrade to SharePoint 2010.  Today that survey comes to a close and with it ends your chance to win prizes including Bamboo shirts and an iPad. If you have taken the survey your name is already entered in the contest. If you haven't... what are you waiting for? It will only take a few minutes of your time.

 

SharePoint Job Listings*
Programmer Analyst IV - .Net / SharePoint - San Francisco, CA
Senior technical role in development and support of large, complex system applications, or of several small applications. Requires minimum direction. Builds and manages internal and external relationships to gain buy-in and maximize results. Demonstrates strong technical leadership and ability to mentor others. Coordinates work of other technical team members. Demonstrates an understanding of key business drivers and ensures technical solutions deliver business value in line with the company objectives. Able to lead a team for technical projects or project lead components of a larger project. Provides leadership and guidance throughout WSI to leverage technology industry best practices.

Sr. SharePoint Engineer – Clarks Summit, PA
We are currently seeking a Sr. Internet Engineer for SharePoint and Windows application related work due to newly created position.  Candidate must have least 5 years experience working with SharePoint.  SharePoint administration/engineering experience is required.  The Sr. Internet Engineer delivers specialized engineering and technical support for MetLife's portfolio of applications.  This person MUST be highly skilled in design of infrastructure and troubleshooting web based applications that run on the Windows operating system.  In addition, the candidate must be Microsoft certified or have equivalent experience.  This is an engineering/support position NOT an entry-level or application developer position.

 

Microsoft Updates
Crawling content larger than 1MB in SharePoint list columns of type "Multiple lines of text" results in "The filename or extension is too long" crawl log error messages - Microsoft Support
Office SharePoint Server 2007 fails to crawl content larger than 1MB in list columns of type "Multiple lines of text" and the crawl log contains error messages with the text "The filename or extension is too long".

 

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