How Is Office 365 Different From BPOS?; Communities for Rapid Knowledge Sharing; Microsoft's Supreme Court Victory

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Defining, Building a SharePoint Metadata Strategy (CMSWire)
While the buzz and excitement around the launch of SharePoint 2010 is now firmly in the past, the reality of working with it is now becoming a daily problem. We say problem in the sense that there is still a very steep learning curve for many enterprises and users before the full capabilities can be released. Metadata in SharePoint 2010 is a good case in question.

Online Communities for Rapid Knowledge Sharing: An Often Missed Opportunity (CMSWire)
When it comes to improving organizational performance, some organizations seem almost obsessed with fixing existing things that are broken, such as existing practices, processes and solutions. In their obsession they often fail to see and act upon even quite obvious opportunities. One such opportunity that even industry-leading companies miss out on is the opportunity to facilitate rapid sharing of ideas across their dispersed organization by building and nurturing internal communities with the use of social software.

How Is Office 365 Different From BPOS? (ITProPortal)
BPOS, short for Business Productivity Online Suite was a first of its kind attempt by Microsoft to establish its presence in the SaaS cloud computing field. To an extent it was successful with a user base of about one million customers. The popularity of BPOS was eventually shrouded by the fact that Microsoft charged much lower for per-seat BPOS as compared to the pricing of per-seat hosted Exchange providers out there. This didn’t go too well with the hosted Exchange providers and this gave rise to many controversies.

Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English (CloudTweaks)
Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The basic Office 365 package is basically an upgrade to the 2010 versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Office Communications Online and Live Meeting – the last two which have become one and are now known as Lync. More interestingly though are the additional Office Software Online options that it brings. You can have online web apps at a small extra cost and for a bit more can subscribe to full Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Slates Hefty Patch Tuesday, to Fix 34 Flaws Next Week (ITWorld)
Microsoft today said it will issue 16 security updates next week to patch 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, SQL Server and other products. "It's the usual mishmash for an even-numbered month," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security. "But to some degree, we expected a big month. And they stayed true to form."

Microsoft Continues Its Windows Mobile 6.x End-of-the-road Campaign (ZDNet)
Microsoft is slowly but surely continuing to try to wean users from Windows Mobile 6.x phones, even though they are outselling Windows Phone 7 devices (according to at least one market researcher). The latest Microsoft move in this direction is the discontinuation of the My Phone service and Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web site for those customers.

Why Won't Microsoft Say Anything About Silverlight? (InfoWorld)
Silverlight doesn't get any respect. And a legion of formerly Microsoft-friendly developers are furious, alienated, and ready to hitch their fortunes to a different star. At Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in October, there wasn't a single session about Silverlight -- not one. And it was only mentioned in passing in the keynote. Bob Muglia, then president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Division, turned into an instant lightning rod when he explained that "Silverlight is our development platform for Windows Phone" and it was no longer festooned in Flash-wannabe clothes. "Our strategy has shifted," he said. "HTML is the only true cross-platform solution for everything."

Supreme Court Gives Microsoft Small Victory, Say Patent Experts (ComputerWorld)
Although the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Microsoft's appeal of a four-year-old patent dispute, the company's efforts were not wasted, legal experts said today. In an 8-0 ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed lower court decisions that forced Microsoft to modify its popular Word program and put it on the hook for a $300 million payment to a small Canadian developer. But contrary to expectations by legal experts as well as both parties, who called the case a potential milestone in U.S. patent law, Thursday's decree was anticlimactic.


Around the Blogosphere
Display News Pages with CQWP – Part II (Me & My SharePoint Designer)
In my previous blog (Part 1) I wrote about the Content By Query Web Part (CQWP) and the post showed how to create a custom template in ItemStyle.xsl and how to use CSS for styles. This blog (Part 2) shows how to display the latest 5 news per type of news at the start page and how to extend the web part with jQuery in order to separate different types of news with tabs.

Communicating the Value of SharePoint (EndUserSharePoint)
How to describe what music is to a person who never heard music? The same issue occurs when talking about culture. And as we know each of us belong to multiple social groups where each one holds different cultural traits. We spend a lot of time at the office and we share with others the same organizational culture. That culture sets the stage for communication. Being an IT professional automatically embeds us into a sub set of the organizational culture and at the same time registers us to the global mesh of IT professionals. That's why we understand the same jokes, let's say, about help desk.

You Cannot Create Property Based Search Scopes in Office 365 (SharePoint Online) (Wictor Wilén)
We're really getting close to the go live of Office 365 and I am, and I guess a lot of you are as well, preparing to launch a couple of Intranets and sites. As you know by now there are some major differences between SharePoint 2010 on-premise and SharePoint Online in Office 365. And there are also some more subtle ones that jumps up right in your face.


Around Bamboo Nation
SP1 for Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010 Coming at the End of June (SharePoint 2010)
It's now several weeks after the fact and, in retrospect, it's more than a little bit ironic that my early afternoon arrival in Atlanta on the first day of TechEd a few weeks ago ended up meaning that I missed the keynote which featured what may well have been the most momentous SharePoint announcement since the release of SharePoint 2010.  I'm talking about the announcement of the upcoming release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, of course.


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Microsoft Updates
Best Practices for Team Collaboration Sites (SharePoint Server 2010) (TechNet)
This article is one of a series of best practices articles for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This article describes the typical characteristics and best practices for hosting collaboration sites in a SharePoint Server 2010 environment. SharePoint Server 2010 makes team collaboration easier with features such as My Sites, blogs, wikis, and co-authoring. When you plan for team collaboration sites, remember that these sites typically exhibit the following characteristics:


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