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SharePoint 2013 Consolidates Its Position as a Mainstream Web CMS Player (CMSWire)
Microsoft has been taking Web Content Management (WCM) seriously since it integrated Microsoft CMS 2002 into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. SharePoint 2010 saw improvements to the Web CMS feature set including better content management through an improved rich-text editor, better Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) support as well as an improved analytics engine.
Microsoft Enhances SharePoint with New Features, SkyDrive Pro Included
On Monday, Microsoft announced not only the upcoming release of Office 2013, but also a series of improvements brought to its SharePoint and SharePoint Online offering. The new release includes SharePoint delivered simultaneously as a service and server, and is the first of the kind in the product’s history. It will also lay ground for new capabilities being delivered to the cloud. A new SharePoint experience will be available for all users, Microsoft announced. It will offer quick access to newsfeeds, documents and sites, while also providing new options related to saving documents, editing lists, sharing content, and theming sites.
Office 2013 Preview Debut and 10 Things It Says About Microsoft`s Future (eWeek)
Microsoft on July 16 announced a new Office that the enterprise software giant has given a final, official name. The business productivity application suite, which the news media are calling either Office 2013 or Office 15 until Microsoft lays down the final branding, comes with a host of improvements designed to make the software more cloud- and mobile-friendly.
Using the New Office with Touch (Office Next)
On Monday in San Francisco we took the wraps off of the new Office's touch experience designed for Windows 8. We showed the new touch-optimized Windows 8-style app for OneNote, and we showed how we've touch-enabled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other apps on the desktop. The new Office is designed for a great experience whether you're sitting on a couch with a tablet, or at a desk with a mouse and keyboard. It makes common tasks fast, fluid, and intuitive, while still enabling the rich capabilities required to create high-quality documents. In this post I'll walk you through the thinking, engineering process and design framework we used to reimagine these experiences for touch.
Office 2013 Web Apps: A Step Forward, but Still Dependent on the Desktop (Ars Technica)
Microsoft Office 2013, formally unveiled on Monday, embraces the cloud more fully than any previous version of the age-old productivity suite. We’ve already examined the desktop versions of the programs at some length, but they aren’t the only apps that picked up new features—Office Web Apps, the browser-based versions of Office’s major components, are also available from Microsoft for customers to preview.
Do Enterprises Even Need Microsoft Office Anymore? (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)
With Microsoft Office 15 coming out, many folks may be asking: Do business users really even need Office anymore? Aren't there alternatives better suited to cloud and mobile computing? Here are a couple of alternatives to consider when evaluating your workplace needs. They are available now, and from a top-line perspective, they may make a lot of financial sense for basic business purposes.
Windows Azure Quietly Puts Its Pieces Into Place (Wired)
So what’s up with all the Windows Azure moves? Microsoft has a unique ability to do many things at once without making much noise about why. It’s a company that seems defined by the tactics of doing things rather than a comprehensive and clearly defined strategy. Witness the recent traction it has secured since it hit CTRL+ALT+DEL on its Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in early June, rebooting it as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and an Amazon EC2 competitor:
What Microsoft did Right During Its 'Lost Decade' (NetworkWorld)
This will be my final blog post on the Vanity Fair article as I'm as tired of it, as you probably are. Writer Kurt Eichenwald exposed quite a bit of failures within his article on Microsoft's "lost decade," but he seems to have missed out on some obvious successes, too. Many of the complaints – stack ranking, internal politics, crippling bureaucracy, benefit cuts – could easily have been gleaned from Mini Microsoft, the long-running blog that has detailed internal Microsoft problems for years.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2013 - What You Need to Know (Andrew Connell)
Five Reasons SharePoint Is Better in the Cloud (Rackspace)
If you’re running SharePoint onsite or are considering SharePoint for the first time, you might feel overwhelmed with all the things that it can do or struggling to implement a narrowly focused SharePoint-based solution. That’s the point where many organizations should consider running SharePoint in the cloud instead of trying to go it alone. Here are five big reasons that enterprises choose to put SharePoint in the cloud and why you should too:
My First SharePoint 2013 Installation (Todd Klindt's SharePoint Admin Blog)
We all remember our first time, whatever that means. In this blog post I want to walk you through your first SharePoint 2013 installation. The public beta has just been announced, and can be downloaded here. There are hoards of rabid SharePoint lovers out there that can’t wait to get their hands on it. Hopefully after this blog post you’ll have a working and functional SharePoint 2013 VM to tear into and start your learning. You can also use it to impress your friends if your TV isn’t as big as theirs.
Dipping Your Toes in the SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 Preview Goodness (Jan Tielens' Bloggings)
If you haven’t been living beneath a rock in the last two days, you probably heard the news we released the SharePoint 2013 Preview and Office 2013 Preview. Since there is already a massive amount of content available on blogs, TechNet etc. I’m not going to add even more with this blog post. My goal is simply to give you a limited amount of resources to quickly get you up to speed with all the news. First of all, there was the announcement two days ago by Steve Ballmer. It was broadcasted live, and you can watch it on demand again. It takes 1h, it’s entertaining, shows some high level demos (mainly of Office 2013) and is a good starting point of your exploration.
SharePoint 2013 Standalone Installation Issues (ARB Security Solutions)
Installing SharePoint 2013 customer preview under a standalone instance is a pain in the ass. There are a couple of things that you are most likely going to run into if this is the route that you are going, here is how to solve a couple of them. I am sure there are others.
Around Bamboo Nation
User’s Guide to Time Tracking and Management for SharePoint 2010, Part 4: Reviewing Work and Cost Details (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Following on from part three of our User's Guide to Time Tracking and Management for SharePoint 2010, we're going to pick up right where we left off, moving on to... Reviewing Work and Cost Details:
This Week in Bamboo (July 8th, 2012 - July 14th, 2012) (The Bamboo Team Blog)
At Bamboo this week, we released the patches for the following two products: Password Change Web Part and User Account Setup Web Part. Please see the list below for more information about new features, bug fixes, known issues and limitations.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Collaboration Engineer SharePoint - Irving, TX
SharePoint, Collaboration and Social Networking expert with at least 5 years of senior engineering and architecture experience, to provide Collaboration and Social Networking architecture, technology and engineering solutions, in support of Citi's collaboration and Social Networking initiatives. The position requires architecting solutions to solve functionality, usability, and support gaps that currently exist in collaborative and social networking environments. Responsibilities include but not limited to: The SharePoint senior engineer/architect performs two core functions for the enterprise: Overseeing the operations of the enterprise's collaboration solutions through management of the organization's SharePoint environment, and establishing a SharePoint enterprise governance model through policy, architecture, development standards/oversight, and training processes.
SharePoint Developer - Covington, KY
We are looking for a SharePoint Developer on behalf of Fidelity Investments. This position will be responsible for developing and supporting SharePoint intranet and extranet solutions which include customizing and developing SharePoint master pages, page layouts, web parts, web services, workflows, and applications. The individual will work with the intranet/extranet lead and serve as the department’s liaison to the IT SharePoint Working Group to determine project requirements for enhancements and new initiatives and comply with as well as help shape internal SharePoint development standards and processes.
Vehicle Manufacturer Propels Customer Engagement with Digital Marketing Solutions (Microsoft)
Polaris Industries, a maker of recreational vehicles, wanted to better engage with customers to generate higher sales and revenues. The company implemented a solution that takes advantage of the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 digital marketing platform along with technologies from Webtrends and GNet Group. Now, Polaris marketers use web-based dashboards to gauge the effectiveness of their marketing strategies. The solution integrates data from numerous channels to provide insights about the performance of each Polaris brand’s effectiveness in reaching consumers—much faster than before. For instance, Polaris produces real-time reports to measure engagement on its website and in other channels to improve engagement and optimize its marketing investments. Since implementing the solution, Polaris has achieved a double-digit reduction in “bounce rate” and cost-per-visit for its online ads.
- July 19, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- July 19, Online – Webinar: NewsGator Gives Benco Dental Social Bite
- July 19, Online - Integrating Office 365 With the Rest of Your Enterprise – Best Practices & Common Pitfalls
- July 24, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- July 25, Online - Making the Connection Between SharePoint and your Information Security Program
- July 26, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- July 26, Online - Business Intelligence & Reporting
- July 26, Online - Webinar: Business Intelligence for SharePoint
- July 28, New York, New York - SharePoint Saturday
- July 28, Louisville, Kentucky - SharePoint Saturday
- August 1, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013
- August 7, Online - Building Choices: Using Managed Metadata to Create Managed Choice Columns
- August 15, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Establish Governance Today
- August 22-24, Washington, DC - SharePoint Saturday: The Conference
- August 28, Online - SharePoint Training Best Practices
- September 8, Branson, Missouri - SharePoint Saturday
- September 12, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Choose Code-Free Customization
- September 22, Manchester, New Hampshire - SharePoint Saturday
- September 22, Redmond, Washington - SharePoint Saturday
- September 25-27, Chicago, Illinois - SharePoint Fest
- September 29, Troy, Michigan - SharePoint Saturday
- October 3, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Perform Inventory and Analysis
- October 3, Bend, Oregon - SharePoint Saturday
- November 7, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Implement Data Externalization
- December 5, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Consolidate Content
- July 19, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Session 2 - Bamboo Solutions
- July 19, Online - SharePoint Re-Design And User Adoption Seminar - Mindsharp
- July 23-27, Online - SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- July 24, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- July 24-26, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 for Server Administrators – SharePoint Solutions
- July 30-August 2, Atlanta, Georgia - The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010 - Critical Path Training
- July 30-Aug 3, Online - SharePoint 2010 Power End User - Mindsharp
- July 30-Aug 3, Online - SharePoint 2010 Foundation Developer - Mindsharp
- July 30-Aug 3, Atlanta, Georgia - The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010 - Critical Path Training
- August 1-3, Minneapolis, Minnesota - SharePoint Information Architecture - How to Optimize Findability in SharePoint- Earley & Associates
- August 6-10, Dulles, Virginia - Power User 2010 Train the Trainer - SusQtech
- August 7, Online - Workflow Conductor Designer Training - Bamboo Solutions
- August 7-10, Washington, DC – InfoPath 2010/SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deep Dive – SharePoint Solutions
- August 13-16, Dulles, Virginia - SharePoint 2010 Styling & Branding - SusQtech
- August 14-17, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- August 21-23, Nashville, Tennessee – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 for Server Administrators – SharePoint Solutions
- August 22, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- August 24, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- August 28, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- August 28-30, Toronto, ON - SharePoint Information Architecture - How to Optimize Findability in SharePoint - Earley & Associates
- August 28-31, Chicago, Illinois – InfoPath 2010/SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deep Dive – SharePoint Solutions
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Jul 19 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: Windows Azure, SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, SharePoint in the Cloud, Office 2013 Preview, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 Preview, SharePoint 2013 New Features, SkyDrive Pro, SharePoint 2013 Installation, SharePoint 2013 CMS, Microsoft's Lost Decade, Microsoft Office with Touch, Office 2013 Web Apps, Microsoft Office Enterprise, SharePoint 2013 Standalone Installation Issues
As Marketing Manager 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 Manager 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.