Hopefully I am back on schedule now. Sorry about that. - Dooley
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What's Coming in SharePoint 2013 (Redmond Developer News)
Microsoft offered more details on the improvements in its SharePoint collaboration platform, which is slated to be released as a service and a server in 2013. Many SharePoint 2013 features are already available for testing in the Office 365 previews, which the company released last month. Jared Spataro, senior director for SharePoint product management at Microsoft, offered a quick tour of some highlights in the new SharePoint, during a demonstration for technology reviewers on Tuesday. According to Spataro, the underlying architecture hasn't changed very much with this release, but the company has added some upgrades and I/O performance improvements.
SharePoint Adoption: Is Customization the Rally Cap?
I always like to put events into a solid sports analogy and SharePoint lends itself to this in a unique way. SharePoint is somewhat akin to the New York Yankee teams of the past couple decades: this product has been a consistent leader, though it has had some ups and downs in the enterprise collaboration space, and continues to hold its place in the echelon of enterprise productivity tools that will continue to lead well into the next many “seasons” to come.
Examining SharePoint 2010 and Outlook 2010 Synchronization Gotchas (SearchExchange)
The ability to synchronize SharePoint 2010 content with Microsoft Outlook 2010 is especially important to organizations that rely on collaboration. Unfortunately, synchronization is not always the pain-free experience that administrators and users might hope for. Because each SharePoint component must be synchronized individually, gotchas between SharePoint 2010 and Outlook 2010 can crop up.
True Collaboration, or: Why SharePoint is No Friend to the CIO - White Paper Download (CIO)
Technology has transformed our working lives. Where people would once work in silos, they now collaborate and are actively encouraged to do so by many businesses that recognize the flexibility and productivity it brings to the workforce. However, when CIOs look at implementing collaboration software, the default option is often SharePoint. They are then faced with four key issues: adoption, deployment, hidden costs and complexity.
Office 365 vs. Third-Party Hosted Exchange: What’s the Difference? (Talkin' Cloud)
What’s the difference between Microsoft Office 365 and third-party hosted Exchange services? At first glance: Not much. For about $6 per user per month, you (or your customers) can get started with Office 365 or a third-party hosted Exchange service. But this is far more than a pricing conversation. VARs and MSPs seeking a path forward need to read the fine print — especially when it comes to bundled offerings and service level agreements (SLAs).
Microsoft's Make Or Break Moment (Seeking Alpha)
Microsoft's Windows 8/Surface rollout is the most important event in the company's history since the release of Windows 3.1. Never mind if some of the "cool" has rubbed off the Windows brand, never mind Android Jelly Bean or iOS6. The Windows operating system is the most pivotal piece of software in the world. The October 26 dual release is a HUGE deal. It will affect everything—from desktops to laptops, desknotes (DTRs), tablets, ultra-mobiles, gaming computers and workstations.
Please, Microsoft, for the Love of Windows (InfoWorld)
Up until Windows 8 was released to manufacturing on Aug. 15, I held out a slim hope that Microsoft would do the right thing: Make the interface tentatively known as Metro optional and bring back the Start menu. Obviously, that didn't happen. So I have a simple message for Microsoft: Metro is just fine on a tablet. Metro is very nice on a smartphone, as long as you don't have a ton of apps. But Metro never, ever belonged on a desktop or laptop screen. No way. Uh-uh. What were you thinking?
How Apple’s Victory Over Samsung will Affect You: The Good and the Bad (Digital Trends)
On Friday, a jury of nine unanimously decreed what we already knew: Samsung copied the iPhone. Samsung got greedy and made smartphones, for a while, that hit a little too close to Home for Apple. Samsung phones mimicked everything from the iPhone’s overall design to its Home button, and even its squared, colorful icons. Perhaps most ridiculous, Samsung, for a time, even copied the fun, uniquely Apple, rubberbanding effect that happens when you’re scrolling through data on an iPhone or iPad.
Around the Blogosphere
Using a Different Master Page for the Home Page (NothingButBranding)
In my series Hack SharePoint master page on NothingButSharePoint, I talked about the possibility to use more than one Master Page. SharePoint offers you to set a default master page and a custom master page. In this article I will give you an example of when to use a different master page on a team site. I really suggest you read my Part 1 article on NothingButSharePoint, where I explain how to change the master page of a page and how to set the default and the custom master page.
SharePoint Business Governance Strategy (EndUserSharePoint)
In the SharePoint business there is a lot of buzz around governance today. Most of it is technical and how to automate governance with scripts and 3rd party applications. You can often read about how to script setups, manage sites, databases and security etc. Suppliers will say that they have a governance strategy to help your organization with governance planning etc… But what they really mean is that they can help you manage the solution they provide. Most often you get left all alone with a new “space shuttle” and a service contract to help out when fire starts.
SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Improvements – Introduction (Tobias Zimmergren)
As most if not all of you already know, SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 has been released to preview/beta and is available for download from Microsoft’s download centers. In this article I will briefly introduce some exciting changes that has been made to the SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services framework. I’ve written a bunch of articles on BCS for SharePoint 2010, and now it’s time to continue that track and introduce the new features available in SharePoint 2013.
Is SharePoint 2010 the New Windows XP? (Furuknap's SharePoint Corner)
I’m starting to suspect that Microsoft did too good a job with SharePoint 2010. I’m starting to suspect that organizations may not want to move to SharePoint 2013, but will remain on the 2010 platform for a very long time. I’m using Windows XP as an example here, and I’ll tell you why I find the comparison interesting.
Keep Your Friends Close and your Azure Service Bus Closer (Todd Carter)
I have a service which leverages Azure’s Service Bus Queues. Clients post messages with session into a request queue and then wait/block on the response coming back via a response queue. I have a number of Azure Persistent VMs which each have a windows service which monitors the request queue and once they have work it takes about 3 seconds for them to process the request and queue a response into to the response queue for the waiting client.
Around Bamboo Nation
Float On: Free Float, Total Float, & Slack (The Bottom-Line PM)
Please pardon the interruption, folks. My paying job has had me hopping with deliverables, and I wasn't able to whip out a high-quality post in time for publication last week. I'm sure you missed me. But having missed a week posting –being a big fat slacker– offers the perfect opportunity to segue into my next topic, which is "slack," AKA "float" in tasks for a given project. I referenced it in my last entry as "total float." (Which, incidentally, sounds really relaxing... something I'd like to be doing, in a pool, perhaps with an umbrella drink in hand.)
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint 2010 Developer - Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA
We are a technically savvy Boston based non-profit, and our focus in terms of software programming is enterprise application development. We've rolled out SharePoint 2010, and we need a C# Developer with strong SharePoint experience to customize web parts, develop work flows, and develop scalable out of the box solutions using SharePoint 2010 and .NET 4. If you are a C# Developer with MOSS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 experience, please read on!
SharePoint Developer - Germantown, MD
Our client is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with a focus on the successful integration and delivery of Microsoft Technologies. Their deep understanding of the driving issues their clients face daily and their ability to effectively map Microsoft technologies to meet their clients’ requirements gives them a competitive edge in their space.
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 28, Online - SharePoint Training Best Practices
- August 29, Online - Rethink Your SharePoint Strategy
- August 29, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania - Philly SharePoint User Group
- August 30, Online - Governance Automation in SharePoint
- 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 18, Online - American Family Insurance Uses Social to Drive Communications
- 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
- October 6, San Antonio, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- October 13, Sacramento, California - SharePoint Saturday
- October 13, Tampa, Florida - SharePoint Saturday
- October 22-23, Stockholm, Sweden - SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2012
- 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 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 27 2012, 08:07 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint 2010, Outlook 2010, SharePoint Jobs, SharePoint Adoption, Office 365, SharePoint Business Governance, SharePoint Master Pages, Azure Service Bus, SharePointCustomization, SharePoint 2013 Features, SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services, SharePoint 2013 BCS, Apple vs. Samsung
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.