Microsoft is building a robotic "big brother" to watch over you at work. - Dooley
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How to: Build a SharePoint-hosted Client Web Part in SharePoint 2013 (Dot Net Mafia)
I am extremely interested in the new SharePoint 2013 App model so I have been doing a lot with them lately. The latest thing I was trying was building a SharePoint-hosted Client Web Part. I have found that there is not a lot of information out there yet on how to use these so I wanted to share some of the things I ran into. This post on MSDN is good to help you get started with the setup of your app. Hopefully this info will help you get started. This post assumes you have installed Visual Studio 2012 RC as well as the SharePoint development tools.
The Mobile SharePoint Intranet Prioritization Matrix (now in 3D)
Intranets can take years to complete and very often never actually reach the stage of total completion; they are in a continuous state of evolution. With the advent of mobile access from an array of devices, deciding what features to deploy, and how, becomes even more challenging.
Cloud Ready Microsoft Office 2013 – Can it Still Dominate? (Cloud Times)
Microsoft has officially unveiled a preliminary version of office suite, Office 2013, which is schedule for release this autumn. The new Office has implemented support for new operating system Windows 8, touch base sensor interfaces, as well as SkyDrive cloud services. Microsoft Office, the next version of its Office software has been developed to suit different devices, including tablets. With emphasis on social and new applications for reading, making notes, meetings and communications and in response to growing global demand for mobile devices and their increasing use in the workplace and home, and the wider dissemination of touch screens and the growing trend in the use of the cloud, the Redmond company presented new version of Office 2013 and a new Office 365.
Microsoft Calls Windows 8 Complete, but Concerns Remain, Say Analysts (ComputerWorld)
Microsoft today announced that it's wrapped up Windows 8 and declared that the operating system has met the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) milestone. "A short while ago we started releasing Windows 8 to PC OEM and manufacturing partners," said Stephen Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft's Windows group, in a blog post Wednesday.
Outlook.com Helps Microsoft Fight Google for the Workplace (The Wall Street Journal)
Microsoft’s launch of the Outlook.com email platform, designed to replace Hotmail over a period of time, will help the company fend off Google’s challenge for its business in the enterprise. Analysts say that if Microsoft can make gains with workers in their personal lives, with the new Web-based email platform, they’re less likely to push their CIOs for Google email at work. “If people are more comfortable using Outlook in their private lives they will be happier using it in their professional lives,” Forrester analyst Phil Karcher said.
Scattered Clouds: Why I Don’t Trust Other People With My Data (BetaNews)
It’s the Next Big Thing. Any vaguely IT-related person just has to say something like “computing is moving to the cloud” and everyone nods their heads wisely. And so it is with Office 2013. I’ve been using the Public preview of Office since it appeared two weeks ago, and I have to say I like it; and I also like the much more straightforward integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint. But there’s still no way I’m going to change my default habit of local saving and working to using the Cloud as my primary storage. And here’s why.
Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. (Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community)
Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you can find them in one place and consume them as you see fit. Also, if you find this list helpful, please share it with your peers and colleagues so that they too can benefit from these resources.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2013: As Light as a Feather (Furuknap's SharePoint Corner)
OK, look, the end of the world predictions need to stop. Yes, I’m talking about the memory requirements for SharePoint 2013. No, you’re not going to die from starvation, having been unable to afford the upgrade. You may recall that I broke my self-imposed radio silence regarding SharePoint 2013 a few days after the release to correct what was rubbish information from several MVPs (and others, and I would like to stress, not all MVPs are idiots).
Finding a GUID in a SharePoint Haystack (SharePoint Interface)
Here’s another blog post to file in the “I’ll probably never need it, but you never know” bucket of things you’ve seen from me. Admittedly, I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like playing with PowerShell and assembling scripts. So when the opportunity to whip-up a “quick hit” script comes along, I usually jump at it.
SharePoint Napa: Couldn’t be Downloaded Error When Opening in Visual Studio (Dot Net Mafia)
Napa is a great way to get started building SharePoint 2013 apps with Office 365. It provides you an easy-to-use editor that allows you make changes to your app right in your browser. One nice feature it has is to allow you to take what you built and import it as a Visual Studio project. This is done using the Open in Visual Studio link at the bottom of the page.
The Social Spectrum (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
I hate Christmas cards. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the furthest thing from a Scrooge. But writing—and in some cases, even reading—those traditional summaries of the year that get mailed around is my least favorite part of the holiday. It’s devolved into bragging about overachieving kids instead of just being a good excuse to reconnect. It also bugs me because the medium doesn’t fit the purpose. I prefer to stay connected all year through snippets on Facebook, blog posts, or email. I call my grandma of course (though not as often as I should), and I try to pick non-holidays to do it so I can hear in her voice how she’s really doing.
InfoPath “The following form template cannot be upgraded because it is not currently uploaded on this farm” (SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans)
So what I was trying to do is upload a new form template to a clients QA system. Something that has been done tens of time since the system went live. But today I get. Now I have never seen this message before so I instantly start googling to try and save the day. I have to say not a lot of stuff around this error is available but there are a couple of MSDN forum posts that got me in the right direction.
Around Bamboo Nation
This Week in Bamboo (July 22nd, 2012 - July 28th, 2012) (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Have you checked out the latest release of our Discussion Board Plus R1.5? At Bamboo this week, a major release of Discussion Board Plus R1.5 was released to the storefront. At the same time, we were very busy fixing bugs and rolling out patches for the following products: Bamboo Visual Indicator Column, Calendar Plus Web Part, Rating Column, Poll Web Part, and Password Change Web Part. For details about Discussion Board Plus R1.5, please see the release announcement blogs from our Product Manager, and see below for a complete list of this week’s releases.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Microsoft SharePoint Consulting IT Specialist - Columbus, OH
Positions responsible for the solution construction, implementation and systems integration, delivering high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements. Tasks performed include integrating hardware, software, and network solutions. Identify project requirements, developing solution delivery, which may include vendors and subcontractors. Apply their IT Specialist skills in an internal or external customer billable services and implementation environment.
SharePoint Developer with .Net expertise (9+ years) - Arlington, VA
The developer will have experience with the .NET Framework and development of web parts. SharePoint Experience in the following; SharePoint Designer and/or Visual Studio, Site Creation, Workflows. Strong skill set with following programming languages ASP.NET, C#, HTML. Knowledge and experience with SQL Server 2005 and/or 2008 database technologies.
New SharePoint Technical Content (SharePoint IT Pro Blog)
These are indeed exciting times for the Microsoft Office Division as a whole, and definitely for those of us who work on the technical content. First off, we hope you like the refreshed look and feel of this blog. Look for more design evolutions as time goes on, and of course, lots of SharePoint IT pro content! Check out the TechNet home page and feature package that launched today. They cover top-level IT professional content for new Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and Project and even include an Editor’s note by yours truly.
- August 2, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 7, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 7, Online - Bamboo Knowledge Management Webinar
- August 7, Online - Building Choices: Using Managed Metadata to Create Managed Choice Columns
- August 8, Online - Secure Social Collaboration in the Public Sector
- August 9, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- August 9, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- August 9, Online - Critical Path Training No Cost Webinar Series: "What’s new with Workflow in SharePoint 2013" with Andrew Connell
- August 14, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 14, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Community Central Webinar
- August 15, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Establish Governance Today
- August 16, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 21, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 23, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- August 28, Online - SharePoint Training Best Practices
- September 8, Cape Town, South Africa - Sharing the Point
- September 8, Cape Town, South Africa - SharePoint Saturday
- September 8, Branson, Missouri - SharePoint Saturday
- September 10, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sharing the Point
- September 12, Kigali, Rwanda - Sharing the Point
- September 12, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Choose Code-Free Customization
- September 13, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Sharing the Point
- September 15, Nairobi, Kenya - Sharing the Point
- September 15, Nairobi, Kenya - SharePoint Saturday
- 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 6, Bend, Oregon - SharePoint Saturday
- October 13, Sacramento, California - SharePoint Saturday
- October 27, Cincinnati, Ohio - SharePoint Saturday
- November 3, Bloomington, Minnesota - 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
- December 8, Nottingham, UK - SharePoint Saturday
- 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
- September 4, Online - Workflow Conductor Designer Training - Bamboo Solutions
- September 11-12, Nashville, Tennessee – Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- September 11-14, Nashville, Tennessee – Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- September 14, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- September 18-21, Dallas, Texas – InfoPath 2010/SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deep Dive – SharePoint Solutions
- September 19, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Part 1 - Bamboo Solutions
- September 25, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- October 2, Online - Workflow Conductor Designer Training - Bamboo Solutions
- October 9-12, Nashville, Tennessee – InfoPath 2010/SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deep Dive – SharePoint Solutions
- October 12, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- October 17, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Part 1 - Bamboo Solutions
- October 23, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
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Aug 02 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: Cloud Computing, SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, InfoPath, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 App Marketplace, Windows 8 RTM, Outlook.com, SharePoint Napa, Finding a SharePoint GUID, Free Microsoft eBooks, Build a SharePoint 2013 Web Part, Mobile SharePoint Intranet Prioritization Matrix
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.