SharePoint & Silverlight Together; SharePoint ECM; Who Owns Your Cloud Data?
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Do SharePoint & Silverlight Have a Future Together? (CMSWire)
Silverlight was Microsoft's answer to Adobe Flash, an application framework with which to build rich internet applications. It was launched in April 2007 to much fanfare, albeit mainly from Microsoft. Version 5 brought GPU accelerated video decoding and 64-bit support in December of last year. It also brought the conclusion of the Silverlight story, as this version is set to be the final release. Silverlight is no more. Or so people have been speculating, as there has yet to be any official word from Microsoft. Its lifespan might be prolonged as a Windows Phone platform, but it seems likely it will cease to exist as a browser plugin.
Excuse Me - I am Serious about ECM
Apparently, my rant about marketing ploys I will no longer tolerate was written one day too soon. I left out the “when you’re ready for a big-boy bike” technique. I had a call from an ECM vendor yesterday who, after hearing that we have been successfully using SharePoint for years, asked me: “do you see a point where your company will want to get serious about ECM?” Yeah, I see that point, it occurred about 10 years ago. Back then, we couldn’t afford any ECM software, so we wrote our own. We moved to SharePoint in 2005 and we never looked back.
Claims-Based Security in SharePoint (Technical Paper) (SDTimes)
In SharePoint 2010, Microsoft introduced support for a claims-based identity model. Claims can be used in SharePoint 2010 to enhance security in two different ways. First, they can enhance authentication in SharePoint by going beyond traditional authentication methods to verify additional information about users. Claims can also greatly enhance authorization specifically within the SharePoint 2010 environment. TITUS is a crucial component to implementing effective claims-based authorization, and can automatically enforce access control and security policies on all SharePoint content.
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware (InformationWeek)
Microsoft is repositioning its System Center management suite to make it the central management console, not only for Windows Server in the enterprise data center, but also for future workloads in the on-premises cloud and Windows Azure public cloud. In doing so, it's saying the next version, System Center 2012, due by the end of the first half of this year, will challenge top systems management vendors IBM, HP, BMC Software, and CA Technologies. It will be a prospective, hybrid cloud system manager, capable of moving virtual machines from the data center to Azure and back again. Even more than the Big Four, Microsoft is lining up to butt heads with VMware, which is mounting its own challenge in the systems management space. VMware launched vCenter Operations last March, with monitoring, configuration management, and capacity management. Both Microsoft and VMware agree that virtual machine management is the key to future data center operations and workload management in the cloud. In the past, Microsoft has had a stronger hand in physical Windows Server management.
Q&A: Nokia's CEO Explains Plan for Smartphone Dominance (Wired)
Stephen Elop doesn't have much time. As Nokia's head honcho, he's tasked with ushering a once-dominant mobile phone company -- a business that built its fortunes on "dumbphones" -- into a new era where even the most cost-conscious consumers are looking to buy smartphones. At Nokia's CES keynote address on 9 January, Elop launched into a spirited oration on his company's plans for 2012 and beyond, sounding more like a general leading his troops into battle than a CEO outlining a company roadmap.
Microsoft Engineers File System for a New Era (ComputerWorld)
The upcoming release of Windows Server 8 will feature an entirely new file system, called ReFS, that addresses many of the shortcomings of the aging NTFS, or New Technology File System, now used across all current Windows editions, the company announced Tuesday in a blog. Over time, Microsoft expects to use the file system to replace NTFS for the desktop and other versions of Windows as well, noted Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky, in a preface to the blog post.
When Your Data's in the Cloud, Is It Still Your Data? (PCWorld)
When your data resides on a cloud provider's infrastructure, your ownership rights could be compromised. For example, what's to prevent the cloud provider from deciding to access your data and use it for its own purposes? That's why any contract for cloud services should include language clearly affirming your ownership of your data.
Around the Blogosphere
39 Solutions for Doing Social Business with SharePoint (SharePoint Social)
Doing Social Business with SharePoint is easy and hard at the same time. Easy, because SharePoint has lots of basic social functions build in like MySites, ratings, content tagging, blogs, wikis, noteboards, and more. Just start to use them. Hard, because the basic out of the box functions SharePoint falls short of many end-user expectations around social. Customization or the addition of third-party products is needed.
SharePoint in Education - The Social Intranet (Setup: Part 2)
The last article covered some of the rationale and an overview – this is a bit more of the “how to”. Remember, there are two elements to MySite – the first showing your feed, all activity from your linked people (a la friends). The second, your profile. Now – the problem comes with the logic behind setting this up. In Education – we tend to like everything being accessible through one entry point. This will usually be though a firewall or gateway device.
Why Automatic Creation of Variation Sites and Pages Can be Harmful (Waldek Mastykarz)
When working with Variations, using the option to automatically create variation pages is very tempting. Unfortunately, if used improperly, it can have negative impact on the search ranking of your website.
Missing Server Side Dependencies–Useful Links for Diagnosis and Removal (Giles' SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans)
Some quick links to help diagnose the “Missing server side dependencies” errors from the health check analyzer in SharePoint 2010.
Around Bamboo Nation
A SharePoint Newbie’s Take on Password Change Web Part (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Hello, Bamboo Nation! My name is Jeff Kim and I'm one of the new(er) technical writers here at Bamboo Solutions. Having recently started at Bamboo, I can definitely say that I recognize SharePoint is a huge product with great scope for businesses all over, and that learning the ins and outs of such a product is a daunting task indeed. The good news is that I have the luxury of a great set of managers and co-workers who are helping me to understand more and more every day, and the more I learn, the more I realize how powerful SharePoint can be ... especially when combined with the products we create here at Bamboo. In light of this ongoing realization, I have decided that the best way I can serve our community is to provide what I hope to be a fresh take on each of our products from a perspective that you may not be used to hearing: a technical writer's. As I help to produce new documentation for our many products, I will attempt to chronicle my thoughts and opinions on them, perhaps even revealing a juicy little tip or tidbit that will help you utilize the product in a way that's just a little bit more efficient or fun. As I learn about our products, I hope you will, too. Many of you are probably already familiar with our products, but if you're new to SharePoint or Bamboo Solutions, think of this as a first look at some of the great tools we offer. Feel free to leave comments regarding our Online Documentation or about our products in general!
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Developer - Saint Paul, MN
Superior Technical Resources has an exciting opportunity for a SharePoint Developer in the St. Paul area: We are seeking a SharePoint Developer who will be responsible for helping us architect and develop our SharePoint sites used for Collaboration, Content Management and Communication. The selected candidate will work across a variety of businesses utilizing SharePoint to empower business users, customers and suppliers in a variety of business applications in alignment with our SharePoint roadmap. In this role you will:
MS SharePoint Analyst - Fort Bragg, NC
As our MS SharePoint Analyst your primary responsibility is to facilitate effective corporate information management practices through the proper use of content management systems. Highlights and Responsibilities Typical duties include gathering and documenting client requirements for managing content, designing and implementing solutions using standard features of the appropriate content management system, and advising clients on their role in effectively managing their content.
Managing Enterprise Metadata in SharePoint Server 2010 (ECM) (MSDN)
Learn the core concepts of SharePoint Server 2010 managed metadata and how to use it. Managed metadata is a hierarchical collection of centrally managed terms that you can define, and then use as attributes for items in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This topic introduces the core concepts about managed metadata, and then describes ways to use managed metadata. The final section presents several benefits of incorporating managed metadata into your SharePoint Server 2010 solution. This topic includes:
- January 18, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Community Central Webinar
- January 18, Online - Sean McDonough on The Essentials of SharePoint Disaster Recovery
- January 20, Tampa, Florida - Understanding the Business Benefits of Enterprise Social Computing
- January 21, Austin, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- January 21, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sharing the Point South America
- January 23, Montevideo, Uruguay - Sharing the Point South America
- January 24, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Administration Webinar
- January 24, Santiago, Chile - Sharing the Point South America
- January 25, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- January 25, Online - Bamboo Knowledge Management Webinar
- January 25, Online - How to Build a Project Management Information System (PMIS)
- January 25, Online - Weston Solutions’ Eight Steps for Achieving World-Class Collaboration
- January 26, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- January 26, Villa las Estrellas, Antarctica - Sharing the Point South America
- January 31, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- February 2, Washington, DC - So the Active Directory Team Won't Let UPS Update User Information
- February 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - SharePoint Saturday
- February 7, Silicon Valley, California - Get Social. Bicoastal.
- February 7, New York, New York - Get Social. Bicoastal.
- February 26-29, San Francisco, California - SPTechCon
- February 27-29, Johannesburg, South Africa - Share Conference
- March 6-8, Denver, Colorado - 2012 NewsGator Collective
- March 20-22, San Francisco, California - AIIM
- March 24, New Orleans, Louisiana - SharePoint Saturday
- April 14, Twin Cities, Minnesota - SharePoint Saturday
- April 16-18, Québec - SharePoint Summit
- April 23-26, Atlanta, Georgia - Share Conference
- April 28, Boston, Massachusetts - SharePoint Saturday
- April 28, Houston, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- April 30 - May 1, Reston, Virginia - SharePointConference.org
- January 18-19, Online - Building Business Solutions with SharePoint 2010 - O'Reilly
- January 19, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- January 24, Online - Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers - Bamboo Solutions
- January 24-25, Nashville, Tennessee - Exploring SharePoint 2010 - New Features - SharePoint Solutions
- January 24-27, Nashville, Tennessee - Applying MOSS Core Features - SharePoint Solutions
- January 24-27, Nashville, Tennessee - SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and Planning - SharePoint Solutions
- January 30-February 3, Boston, Massachusetts - Essential SharePoint 2010 for Developers Training - DevelopMentor
- February 1, Online - Knowledge Base Accelerator Application Administration - Bamboo Solutions
- February 7, Online - Bamboo Component Training - Collaboration Enablers I - Bamboo Solutions
- February 8, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- February 9, Online - Bamboo Component Training - Collaboration Enablers II - Bamboo Solutions
- February 13-17, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia - Professional SharePoint Server 2010 Administration - Intelligent Decisioning
- February 16, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- February 21, Online - Project Management Central Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- February 21, Online - Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders - Bamboo Solutions
- February 27-March 2, London, England - Essential SharePoint 2010 for Developers Training - DevelopMentor
- February 28, Online - Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers - Bamboo Solutions
- March 6, Online - Bamboo Component Training - Collaboration Enablers I - Bamboo Solutions
- March 7, Online - Knowledge Base Accelerator Application Administration - Bamboo Solutions
- March 8, Online - Bamboo Component Training - Collaboration Enablers II - Bamboo Solutions
- March 14, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- March 15, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- March 20, Online - Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders - Bamboo Solutions
- March 27, Online - Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers - Bamboo Solutions
- April 11, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- April 17, Online - Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders - Bamboo Solutions
- April 19, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- April 24, Online - Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers - Bamboo Solutions
- April 30-May 4, London, England - Essential SharePoint 2010 for Developers Training - DevelopMentor
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Jan 18 2012, 07:53 AM
Filed under: Stephen Elop, SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint ECM, SharePoint Jobs, Nokia, Windows Server 8, SharePoint in Education, Cloud Management, ReFS, SharePoint & Silverlight, Server Side Dependencies, SharePoint Social Business, SharePoint Claims-Based Security
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As Marketing Lead for Bamboo Solutions, Chris Dooley is responsible for overseeing all marketing efforts made towards identifying, creating, and evaluating strategies to promote the services and products offered by the company. He brings more than eight years of marketing experience to his position, with a strong focus on social media marketing stemming from his time of employment with America Online prior to Bamboo Solutions. During his time with AOL as a Senior Program Manager, Chris was responsible for creating the advertising processes for AOL Messaging and Social Media and co- founded AOL’s ComicsAlliance. In his role as Marketing Lead for Bamboo Solutions, he continues to carry out his extensive knowledge of social media marketing by establishing the need for the company’s products and services worldwide through emphasizing and initiating global marketing efforts. Chris studied Programming at Georgia Perimeter College.
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