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Microsoft's Biggest 2010 Missteps (PCWorld)
Compared to the turbulent 2009 that saw Microsoft's first widespread layoffs and its worst quarterly revenue earnings ever, 2010 was smooth sailing. But anything short of death would be smooth sailing compared to 2009. 2010 was still a year of highs and lows for the software giant. The big wins were in gaming with the release of Nintendo Wii competitor Kinect, Microsoft's motion technology that sold 2.5 million units in its first month. Windows 7 adoption also remained steady, as Windows XP-weary enterprises began buying new PCs and migrating existing ones to Windows 7.
Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2010 (InformationWeek)
Odds are, almost every household in the United States bought or used at least one Microsoft-related product in 2010. From smartphones to game consoles, entertainment software to applications, cloud computing infrastructure to expanded search engine agreements, the developer increased its footprint across earth and cyberspace. This year marked one of new beginnings and some endings for Microsoft, which released its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system, the software giant's answer to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. In plenty of time for this year's healthier holiday season, Microsoft also unwrapped Kinect, a much-lauded new sensor for its already popular Xbox gaming hardware -- and saw it receive rave reviews from technophiles and, more importantly, the kids, tweens, and gamers for whom it was designed. Likewise, the developer rolled out the third leg of its Halo trilogy, a move almost guaranteed to appeal to the game's legion of followers around the world.
Global CIO: Tablet Vs. Laptop? How About Instant-On Vs. Interminable Boot-Up (InformationWeek)
The debate's raging over just how thoroughly the tablet's going to crush the PC. Will one out of three tablets that's bought replace a PC, as Goldman Sachs predicts? Or, when it comes to business, will they replace very few PCs, as IT pros predict in our survey? There's another reaction to the tablet's success that's at least as interesting as how much these devices will replace PCs. I'm at least as interested in how the tablet will change PCs. Adding just one feature, in fact, could blunt some of the tablet's appeal and make the laptop computer far more endearing. It's instant-on.
Four Takes on Why Net Neutrality Matters (Ars Technica)
In Internet time, things change fast. Google is moving into television. WikiLeaks is changing the paradigm of international relations. Newspapers, movies, radio and TV are all available on handheld devices. And the FCC is poised to act on far-reaching rules of the road for the Internet. Four new books offer different maps of this territory from different angles, none capturing completely the thin line we tread between information utopia and a preprogrammed cultural dystopia.
11 Steps to Creating a Mobile Content Strategy (CMSWire)
In honor of my last article of 2010, I would like to break down the mobile content strategy challenge. Having a content strategy means investing in content that helps answer your users’ questions and aligning that content with your business strategy. Having a mobile content strategy is a subset within your mobile strategy, and it is also a subset within your content strategy. That means different professionals are going to be involved with planning, creating and executing that content.
How to Keep the Cloud From Bursting in Litigation (Law.com)
For companies turning to the internet for online business services, it is becoming increasingly important to manage electronically stored information. In this economic climate, large and small businesses alike are moving to the internet for services previously provided in-house in an effort to streamline internal technology operations and reduce labor costs. Online business services, commonly referred to as "cloud computing," promise significant cost reductions, potentially saving a company as much as 50 percent in information technology labor expenses.
Around the Blogosphere
Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) v1.3 Released - Paul Andrew
The VSeWSS v1.3 is now released and is available for download here. You should uninstall the VSeWSS 1.3 CTP and install this version. There is no difference to the project file format so Visual Studio 2008 projects using the VSeWSS format should not require any upgrading from the CTP. The tools are available in 9 languages including English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional). They are intended to be used with the Visual Studio 2008 install of the same language.
Image CaptionQOTD: Comment Box and Check Box in a Blog (NothingButSharePoint)
Frank wrote in Stump the Panel with a great question, I created a blog for our commander and would like to place a comment box that holds the Blog Policy and a check box. The reader must read the policy and check the box to submit their comment. I it has been awhile since I’ve done this. Any help would be grateful.
Life on the Farm: SP2010 Configuration - Prep Work Part 1 (NothingButSharePoint)
In this series I write about my experiences with SharePoint 2010 RTM as an IT Admin in a small-to-mid-sized company. In this article I discuss the preparatory work I did in Active Directory and DNS on our test network. Active Directory Service Accounts: The slew of Active Directory accounts that were created for the Beta to be used for the various services, service applications, and web applications remained intact. I created several additional accounts for the RTM. A complete list can be found later in this article.
Around Bamboo Nation
SharePoint 2010 Cookbook: PowerShell Script to Automatically Deploy Bamboo Web Parts (SharePoint 2010)
Life is too short to wait! Being a Support Engineer at Bamboo Solutions, my everyday work involves a lot of installing and testing of Web Parts. Basically, I need to install the Web Part to different environments and try to duplicate the same issues that customers are experiencing. Then, when the fix is implemented, I will install it again to check, repeatedly, until I can confirm that the fix is OK. This obviously takes a lot of time. The Bamboo Solutions Web Part Setup is good because it helps us know what is happening through each step. But what if we are already familiar with the process and just want to quickly deploy the Web Part? In this post, I will demonstrate how we can easily install a Bamboo Solutions Web Part using PowerShell script and save some time to do more valuable things.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Manager – IT SharePoint Systems - Auburn Hills, MI
This position is responsible for the establishment of a Center of Excellence for Microsoft SharePoint at Chrysler. The COE will be responsible for establishing the framework as well as execution of all SharePoint application development at Chrysler. This includes development of standards and establishment of a governance framework. The larger responsibility of this role is to bring a SharePoint development partner on board to oversee the development and management of all SharePoint based applications at Chrysler. This would include migration of all Lotus Notes applications (5,000 apps) as well as migration of all intranet sites to SharePoint. The position will also be responsible for supporting the IT requirements of Chrysler’s Communication and Public Relations organization. This will include overseeing the development and support of Chrysler’s various web sites targeted towards media and investors.
SharePoint Developer - San Antonio, TX
Maintain responsibility for all aspects of developing and deploying SharePoint applications, including architecture, taxonomy, .NET development, documentation, and testing. Use Team Foundation Server as the configuration management and version control tool. Enhance out-of-the-box SharePoint capabilities with custom code to automate work flows specific to customer operations. Interact directly with customers and collaborate with other SharePoint developers.
SharePoint 2007: A user's presence information does not appear correctly in People search results intermittently (Microsoft Support)
Consider the following scenario you have user accounts in Active Directory with different SMTP and SIP addresses (msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress). You import these users into your MOSS 2007 SSP using a profile import connection. You perform a full crawl to have these users show up in search results.
- December 29, Online, Bamboo Workflow Conductor - Automating Business Processes Webinar
- December 29, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
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- January 3, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Larry Concannon: Assuring Accessibility and Privacy Compliance in SharePoint...
- January 8, Virginia Beach, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday
- January 10, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Jeff Willinger: Get more Social with SharePoint
- January 14, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - David J. Pileggi, Jr.: SharePoint Security: Through the Looking Glass V2
- January 17, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Christian Buckley: 11 Strategic Considerations for SharePoint Migration
- January 21, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Talbott Crowell: Automating SharePoint with PowerShell
- January 22, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, SharePoint Saturday
- January 24, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Andrew Babiec: Connecting SharePoint to the rest of the Enterprise using BizTalk
- January 28, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Russ Edelman: Traversing The Term Store
- January 29, Hartford, Connecticut, SharePoint Saturday
- January 31, Online, SharePoint Saturday Boston #3 Webinar Series - Miller & Weeks: SURVEY RESULTS: How is your company using SharePoint?
- January 31-February 2, Toronto, Canada, SharePoint Summit
- February 7-9, San Francisco, California, SPTechCon
- February 26, New Orleans, Louisiana, SharePoint Saturday
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- March 7-9, La Jolla, California, SharePoint Best Practices Conference
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