Bamboo's John Anderson Named to SharePoint50; Minnesota Moves to Microsoft's Cloud; Ballmer on Mobile, Search and Facebook
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250% of Microsoft SharePoint Users Satisfied, 367% Hate It, 230% of Survey Takers Can't Count (NetworkWorld)
Surveys in the tech industry often have to be taken with a grain of salt, but I was intrigued this week when I saw the headline "New survey reveals dissatisfaction with SharePoint." This isn't necessarily a surprise. As widely used as Microsoft's SharePoint is, it requires customization and sometimes third-party tools to unleash its full potential.
SharePoint Can Be Starting Point for BPM, but Not Much More (IT Business Edge)
I once compared Microsoft SharePoint to Shimmer Floor Wax, the product pitched as a floor wax and a dessert topping on a fake "Saturday Night Live" advertisement, because of its many possible uses in the enterprise. One of its uses that appears to be growing is business process management. In my post from last summer, 63 percent of CIOs surveyed by IDG said they planned to use SharePoint for BPM in the coming year.
Global 360 Unveils Top SharePoint Vendors and Microsoft Solution Providers as Part of SharePoint50 Project (Business Wire)
Global 360, a leading provider of Process and Document Management solutions, today announced the second group of influencers identified in an independent study as being among the most influential voices that business decision makers listen to when considering the purchase of Microsoft® SharePoint®. Part of The SharePoint50 Project, this group of 12 SharePoint vendors and Microsoft Solution Providers has been singled out from an initial list of more than 700 people based on a number of key criteria.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud (Information Week)
In one of the largest government-related cloud computing deals to date, the State of Minnesota on Monday announced it has signed an enterprisewide agreement to use the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) to provide government employees with Web-accessed e-mail, SharePoint collaboration, instant messaging and video conferencing capabilities.
And Then There Were Three: Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone (Windows IT Pro)
Last week, I wrote about my initial experiences with Google's Android smartphone OS and the well-designed Motorola DROID X, triggering an avalanche of feedback and commentary. As you might expect, it was all over the map, with some condemnation from the Apple crowd, some very helpful tips from Android converts (thanks for those), and a slew of questions about what this all means to Windows Phone 7 and the other contenders in the smartphone wars.
Q&A with Steve Ballmer on Mobile, Search and Facebook (Seattle Times)
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sat down with The Seattle Times for a Q and A on the eve of the annual company meeting on Sept. 28, 2010. Here is the story. With the imminent launch of a new Windows mobile phone and an innovative motion sensor for the Xbox 360, this holiday season will be a crucible for Microsoft. The software company already is the undisputed king of desk jockeys with Windows and Office, franchises that enjoyed successful launches in the past 12 months. However, the company this holiday will court app-loving hipsters with Windows Phone 7 and video gamers with the Kinect for Xbox.
Around the Blogosphere
MS10-070 Released Out-of-Band Today (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
As we announced yesterday, today we released Security Bulletin MS10-070 out-of-band to address a vulnerability in ASP.NET. The bulletin and the blog by Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform are available for more information. This security update addresses a vulnerability affecting all versions of the .NET Framework when used on Windows Server operating system. While desktop systems are listed as affected, consumers are not vulnerable unless they are running a web server from their computer.
The SharePoint50: Top SharePoint Solution Providers (End User SharePoint)
This week we continue rolling out The SharePoint50 Project by announcing the names of the top SharePoint Solution Providers when people are considering purchasing SharePoint. If you haven’t been following the series up to this point, Global 360 and KnowledgeLake commissioned a study to see who the top 50 influencers are when it comes to making a purchasing decision regarding SharePoint. Last week we rollout out the System Integrators and Consultants. You can read an overview of the project and listen to “Why We Did It” on the SharePoint Pod Show.
How to Remove the GUIDs from the SharePoint Search Service Application Databases (The SharePoint Farmer's Almanac)
WARNING: This is pretty hardcore stuff and I have only tried it in a handful of environments. While the process has been successful for me that doesn't guarantee it will be successful for you. I highly recommend you try this in a dev environment before running it in production. If you are building your farm fresh that is the best time to do this. If you screw it up you can delete the search service app and try again. If you have a running a production farm already tread lightly. Also, I am pretty sure Search will be unavailable for the entire time you are doing these steps so plan accordingly. Don't be scared. This will work; you just need to play it safe.
Fix Disabled Page Scrolling on Navigation Settings (SharePoint Blues)
When it comes to semantic and well-formed markup, SharePoint 2010 lags a little bit behind. Unclosed HTML tags, inline styles and script, unique classes and not-so-unique IDs with random naming conventions are your usual opponents in the battleground where the older generation Internet Explorers still roam.
Fun with SharePoint Designer (.// T3chNicaL.LEad)
Sometimes I think SPD gets a bad rap. I mean, more often than not it is either bad configuration or a related issue that makes SPD throw an error. I have to admit that it’s error reporting isn’t the best. Luckily the “cannot publish workflow” issues of the beta version is behind us.
Around Bamboo Nation
Announcing the Availability of SharePoint File Share Library & Wiki Publisher for SharePoint 2010 (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Bamboo Solutions is still moving full-speed ahead on the SharePoint 2010 train. Have you jumped on yet? Over 60% of Bamboo customers have stated that they either have already, or will be moving to 2010 within the next 12 months, and Bamboo is here for you. Earlier this month, I wrote the first blog of this series, Bamboo is SharePoint 2010-ready, Are You?, introducing you to the first set of Web Parts Bamboo has released for both SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. You'll find details below on two additional, recently released products offering SharePoint 2010 support, and we'll have many additional product-release announcements for SharePoint 2010 coming in the next few weeks.
The SharePoint50 Project: Some Thoughts on Being Named a Top SharePoint Influencer (SharePoint Blank)
With a post on EndUserSharePoint two weeks ago, Mark Miller and Global 360 announced the SharePoint50 Project. In a nutshell, Global 360 and KnowledgeLake commissioned Influencer50 to perform an independent study to determine the 50 most influential voices in the SharePoint space, with a particular focus on those who influence SharePoint buying decisions within the U.S. The first round of influencers was announced last week in the category of System Integrators and Consultants, and included therein were indisputable SharePoint notables such as Andrew Connell, Dan Holme, Ted Pattison, and Arno Nel.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Jr. SharePoint Consultant - San Diego, CA
SharePoint Consultant should have a strong understanding of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and related technologies in the Microsoft stack. Consultants are required to work closely with clients to install, administer, customize and support SharePoint. The Consultant will facilitate client discovery sessions, document requirements and deliver business solutions built on the SharePoint platform. They should be skilled in automating business process through the use of forms and workflow, integrating data and business intelligence using advanced tools. Knowledge of SharePoint infrastructure stack, farm architecture, and scalability planning is also beneficial.
SharePoint Workflow Engineer - Seattle, WA
COMSYS is hiring for a SharePoint Developer for a 3 month contract in Seattle. This is an exciting opportunity to join a technical project team to assist with the design of a SharePoint workflow solution. Looking for candidates with strong SharePoint developer skills, experience designing and deploying SharePoint 2007 applications as well as experience with SharePoint 2010.
Explorer view or mapped network drive does not open SharePoint library when using load balancer on web front ends (Microsoft Support)
When using a load balancer to distribute client requests across multiple web front ends, the Explorer View functionality may fail to operate properly. The failure may be represented to the client as repeated prompts for authentication, or the client may receive a generic "Page cannot be displayed" error message.
- September 28-29, The Hague, SharePoint Connections 2010
- September 29, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 15, Online, Bamboo Workflow Conductor Webinar
- September 29, Online, Bamboo PM Suite Webinar
- September 30, Melbourne, Australia, SharePoint Saturday
- October 2, UK, SharePoint Saturday
- October 2, Twin Cities, Minnesota, SharePoint Saturday
- October 5, Atlanta, Georgia, Unleash the Power of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 @ NACS Show
- October 8, Washington, DC, Executive Insights: How Three D.C. Organizations Achieved Work Management Success
- October 16, Washington, DC, SharePoint Saturday Federal
- October 18-19, Stockholm, Sweden, SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2010
- October 20-22, Boston, Massachusetts, SPTechCon
- October 26-27, Singapore, South East Asia SharePoint Conference
- October 30, Melbourne, Australia, SharePoint Saturday
- November 6, Online, SharePoint Saturday France
- November 8-12, Berlin, Germany, Microsoft TechEd Europe
- November 13, Toronto, Canada, SharePoint Saturday
- November 17, Online, Putting Social Media to Work Inside of the Enterprise
- November 29-December 1, Sydney, Australia, Share2010
- December 4, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, SharePoint Saturday
- December 8, Online, The Intelligent Business: Using SharePoint to Deliver Unified Dashboards and Search
- January 8, Virginia Beach, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
- October 4-8, Huntsville, Alabama, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- October 4-8, New York, New York, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- October 11-15, New York, New York, SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta - Mindsharp
- October 11-15, Northern California, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- October 18-21, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User - Mindsharp
- October 18-21, Online, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Calgary, AB, Canada, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Online, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Online, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- October 18-22, Online, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- November, 1-5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- November, 1-5, Online, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer - Mindsharp
- November, 1-5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta - Mindsharp
- November, 1-5, Online, SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta - Mindsharp
- November, 15-19, Calgary, AB, Canada, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- November, 15-19, Online, SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- November 17, Online, Organizing Your Information with SharePoint 2010 in Mind - Mindsharp
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Sep 29 2010, 07:54 AM
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