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The SharePoint Upgrade Headache (CMSWire)
With SharePoint, it really can be 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 all at the same time. Over the years I’ve been faced with some very challenging intranet projects but none of them come close to the challenges of upgrading software on the office computer. Over the last few months of iPad ownership software upgrades have been a delightful user experience, but I am still scarred by a recent battle with downloading the latest version of Ovi Suite from Nokia. I know just how the NASA project team felt when they pressed the button to land the Curiosity Mars rover and then had to wait what must have seemed like a lifetime to know it had landed safely and was working correctly.
Six Steps to Steering Clear of a SharePoint Shipwreck
Surprisingly the issues Myriad Technologies are seeing are not related to the technologies at all. SharePoint is now in its 5th generation of development; the platform is now mature, stable and highly functional. SharePoint 2010 and soon to be released SharePoint 2013 are remarkable technologies that have well and truly surpassed market readiness. This begs the obvious question. Why then do these projects fail?
SharePoint: The Battle Against Content Proliferation (ComputerWorld)
Allowing Microsoft SharePoint grass-roots adoption from the bottom up can help to encourage wider use when compared with limited use-case environments, but this doesn’t come without governance challenges. “Work harder.” “Do more with less.” “I needed that project completed yesterday!” Sound familiar? Sure it does.
How Microsoft was Forced to Open Office (InfoWorld)
In a blog post earlier this week, Microsoft's manager for Office standards Jim Thatcher described upcoming changes to Office: In the next release of Office, we have added two additional formats for use: Strict Open XML and Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2. We have also added support for opening PDF documents so they can be edited within Word and saved to any supported format. By adding support for these standardized document formats, Microsoft Office 2013 provides users with more choice for office document interoperability.
Why Windows 8 is Microsoft's Biggest Risk Ever (Forbes)
One of the most important industry events will take place on October 26, the launch date for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. It will culminate a three year planning, development and test cycle for what CEO Steve Ballmer calls their riskiest product bet. So why would Ballmer say this, especially when many in the industry characterize this as just a “bridge” release for IT clients until Microsoft can release Windows 9? Let me outline why.
Microsoft Offers Guidance On Transitioning To Cloud Computing (CRN)
Solution providers are wrestling with the best way to add cloud computing to their areas of expertise, and Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) offered attendees at UBM Channel's XChange 2012 conference in Dallas some advice on how to make the transition. Microsoft, which is in the midst of one of the biggest new-product launch years in the company's history, also offered XChange 2012 attendees an exclusive look at some of the capabilities in the upcoming Windows 8 and Office 2013.
Consumerization of Enterprise Not Going Away, ESG Study Says (CMSWire)
There is much talk of consumerization in the enterprise software market. Workers are increasingly bringing their own mobile devices to work, and enterprises are granting access to a multitude of mobile and desktop-bound devices. File sharing and collaboration can be done from literally anywhere. A study by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) looked into the habits of enterprise users and offers a few words of advice to IT managers and CIOs.
Microsoft is Going Big: Will Build 3 Million Surface Tablets, According to IDC (VentureBeat)
Microsoft is expected to build a little more than 3 million Surface tablets this year, a market researcher IDC has told CNET. The number is significant, because it refers to the number of units Microsoft plans to make by the end of 2012, at least according to the analyst. And it’s a relatively large number for the new entrant into the tablet industry.
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Unable to Sign Out of a Site that is Not “Shared” to You in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Solutions Team Blog)
In my early testing of SharePoint 2013, I ran across an extremely annoying “bug.” If you attempt to log into a site that has not been “shared” to you by a Site Collection Administrator (SCA), you receive the following error message: OK…fair enough. But the annoying part is that there is no way to log out of the current session. While testing Claims Authentication in SharePoint 2013, I would often test logging in with an FBA user and run across this issue. The headache for me was that I was unable to sign in as a Windows SCA and make the appropriate change. I tried closing down all sessions of Internet Explorer (IE), waiting for it to “timeout,” etc. The only workaround I was able to use was to open an InPrivate session in IE and log in there:
Strategize App Authentication In SharePoint 2013 (ARB Security Solutions)
App authentication is the validation of an external app for SharePoint’s identity. It also allows for the authorization of both the app and an associated user. For this to occur, the app requests access to a secured SharePoint resource. An external component from SharePoint Store App or an App Catalog App that is located on the intranet or internet attempts to serve content. This allows for a new set of functions to be achieved. It enables the apps to include data that comes from SharePoint resources that can be displayed for users.
5 Ways SharePoint Can Help Your Business (Advanced SharePoint Development)
SharePoint is a pervasive technology that is impossible to ignore. 94% of office environments are running Microsoft Office software and SharePoint is part of that product offering. But what can it do for your company? What benefit will it bring to your organisation? The following is a quick breakdown of the 5 ways SharePoint can help your business.
New Level of Trust in SharePoint 2013 Preview (Dot Net Mafia)
When it comes to development, the introduction of the application model overshadows many of the other new things happening in SharePoint 2013 development. I noticed one particular change as I was working on a new slide deck regarding the change to the default trust level of a web application. In SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, the Trust element was set to a value of WSS_Minimal. Effectively what this did was it meant that any DLL deployed to the web application bin folder was untrusted. This meant your code had to either run in the GAC (giving it full trust) or you had to specify Code Access Security (CAS) policies to enable partial trust. CAS policies were quite complicated and most SharePoint developers did not know how to implement them. However, in the 2007 days I was a big fan of them and got many developers started with this blog post and later with this post for SharePoint 2010.
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How to Deploy Apps Remotely to the Office 365 Preview (SharePoint 2013)
As a developer, one must be aware of the limitations in SharePoint 2010 when developing and deploying SharePoint solutions, namely, the requirement that Visual Studio and SharePoint coexist on the same box. Luckily, with app development for the Office365 Preview (and SharePoint 2013 Preview), developer tools such as Visual Studio are no longer required to be on the same box as the SharePoint server. In this post, we will demonstrate the ways to remotely deploy apps to the Office 365 Preview and SharePoint 2013 Preview using the tools listed below: Visual Studio 2012 RC Preview; "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Administrator - Seattle, WA
The large internet company is looking for a strong SharePoint Administrator to build a SharePoint 2010 development farm that mirrors the production environment. Fix errors that have been occurring such as Excel Services stopping and User Profile Sync not working. Create a plan to archive unused sites. Test and document a backup and restore procedure for the farm. Primary include:
SharePoint Developer - Vienna, VA
LGS Innovations, a leader in government telecommunications and network integration, is seeking a SharePoint Developer at our customer site in Northern Virginia. Provides development engineering support and programming support to projects and infrastructure support activities. Designs and develops enterprise applications in a Web environment. Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyzes user needs and develop software solutions. Designs software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May manage websites including design, develop, deploy and maintain activities as well as performs testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.
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 21, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- August 21, Online - Make Your SharePoint Social
- August 22, Online - SharePoint No Code Solutions
- August 23, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- August 23, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- August 23, Online - Governance Automation in SharePoint
- August 25, Washington, DC - SharePoint Saturday
- August 28, Online - SharePoint Training Best Practices
- September 4, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 6, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- September 7, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sharing the Point
- September 8, Cape Town, South Africa - Sharing the Point
- September 8, Cape Town, South Africa - SharePoint Saturday
- September 8, Branson, Missouri - SharePoint Saturday
- September 11, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- September 11, Online - Bamboo Knowledge Management Webinar
- September 12, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Choose Code-Free Customization
- September 13, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 13, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Community Central Webinar
- September 15, Nairobi, Kenya - Sharing the Point
- September 15, Nairobi, Kenya - SharePoint Saturday
- September 17, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Sharing the Point
- September 18, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- September 22, Manchester, New Hampshire - SharePoint Saturday
- September 22, Redmond, Washington - SharePoint Saturday
- September 25, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- 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
- September 6, San Antonio, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- October 13, Sacramento, California - SharePoint Saturday
- September 13, Tampa, Florida - 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 1, South Florida - SharePoint Saturday
- December 5, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Consolidate Content
- December 8, Nottingham, UK - SharePoint Saturday
- 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 12-13, Online - Nintex Workflow 2010 Online Training - SusQtech
- September 14, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- September 17-21, Dulles, Virginia - SharePoint 2010 Super User Week Training - SusQtech
- 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 20 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: Open Office, SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, SharePoint Upgrades, Enterprise Consumerization, Cloud Computing Transition, Surface Tablets, SharePoint 2013 Trust Levels, Windows 8 Risks, SharePoint 2013 App Authentication, SharePoint Content Proliferation
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.