SharePoint in the Cloud; Office 2013 on Windows RT; Microsoft Influence Declines
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Is SharePoint in the Cloud for You? (CMSWire)
The days of Microsoft SharePoint being only a locally installed software product are over. Microsoft's commitment to SharePoint in the cloud is evident in its massive data-center investments, its costly retrofitting of the code base to support multitenancy and access via subscription and its emphasis on "cloud" in sales and marketing efforts. But the reality is Office 365/SharePoint Online are still only release two and Microsoft usually needs three releases to get a product right.
Dynamic Video Collaboration in SharePoint
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Employee video usage is here to stay and growing fast, and an enterprise video communications platform can deliver significant business value. Leveraging the dynamic experience of video and network advances in content distribution, you can better engage and communicate with employees, abstract additional value from subject matter experts, improve training and new hire onboarding, and increase team collaboration.
Microsoft Officially Launches Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Certified Professional)
Microsoft officially released Windows Server 2012 at a launch event, which consisted of a four-part Webcast, featuring Microsoft executives and demos, signaling the general availability of Microsoft's newest server. Satya Nadella, president of Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, led the first segment, providing the company's overall vision. He noted that the general availability of Windows Server 2012, launched after four years of development, had ushered in the era of the cloud operating system. Microsoft has broadened access to the cloud with its development of both Windows Azure and Windows Server. This cloud-based world will support multiple connected devices, as well as an explosion of data and the growing need to deliver continuous services, he contended.
Office 2013 on Windows RT -- Business as Usual (ZDNet)
I am one of those rare workers who have used tablets for productive tasks since the first Tablet PCs appeared in 2002. I first used pen tablets daily and then graduated to Tablet PCs with touch operation as soon as they became available. The hard part of that heavy usage was using Microsoft's own Office suite as it wasn't designed for touch control. That was expected to change with Windows RT and Office 2013, but the early look at the combination shows it is just business as usual.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Windows 8? (InfoWorld)
Everything old is new again with Microsoft. For example, last week Redmond unveiled a new logo with a Rubik's Cube color scheme and a kinder, gentler font. Windows Phone may have a new lease on life, now that Samsung and by extension Android has been kicked in the cojones by a Silicon Valley jury. Of course, Windows 8 has finally been released to manufacturing for shipping this fall, even though its much ballyhooed and/or derided tile interface is no longer being called Windows Metro.
Microsoft, Nokia Pin Hopes On New Lumia as Mobile War Escalates (Reuters)
Nokia and Microsoft Corp will take the wraps off the struggling European company's most powerful smartphone on Wednesday, in what may be their last major shot at winning back a market lost to Apple, Samsung and Google. The world's largest software maker and the Finnish company that once dominated the cellphone market will showcase the device in New York on Wednesday morning and demo it for industry insiders about the same time in Helsinki.
Analyst Sees Sharp Decline in Intel, Microsoft Influence (CNET)
Microsoft and Intel dominance will see serious erosion over the next few years in the era of the tablet and smartphone, market researcher IHS iSuppli said. The Microsoft-Intel "Wintel" alliance will get slammed by the rise of the "new computer market," a category made up of PCs, smartphones, and media tablet segments, Craig Stice, an analyst at iSuppli, said in a research note today.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services – Talking to Your External Lists Using REST (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.
Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisite Installer Doesn’t Install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client (SharePoint IT Pro Blog)
If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file: Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client. Use these steps to work around the problem:
How to Determine the SharePoint Version in PowerShell (Todd Klindt's SharePoint Admin Blog)
Now that SharePoint 2013 is out, you should all be writing PowerShell to take advantage of it. There have been some great improvements to PowerShell in SharePoint 2013. In other cases, the cmdlets you’ve come to know and love in SharePoint 2010 have new names in SharePoint 2013. What’s a PowerSheller to do? You could maintain different scripts for each environment. You could also have one script and when it starts ask the user which version of SharePoint is installed. Or, you could just have PowerShell ask itself. You can determine which version of SharePoint is installed with this line:
Permissions In SharePoint 2013 (ARB Security Solutions)
You will be able to control access to the site and the content by assigning permissions to users or groups for a given site or given content. This can be done on several levels of site collection including Site, Library or List, Folder, or Document or Item. It is very important that you fully understand the following concepts prior to creating your plan for permissions:
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Sneak Peek at Task Master R3.5 for Project Management (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Task Master has been used as a standalone project scheduler as well as an integrated solution in our Bamboo Project Management Central™ application, and has benefitted many customers to date. As organizations gain project management maturity, project planning and scheduling gains complexity, and project managers and team members want to do more with their project scheduler tool. In response to your requests, Bamboo is pleased to announce that the following high-demand features—along with many more—will be added to Task Master with R3.5 for SharePoint 2010:
SharePoint Job Listings*
Senior SharePoint Developer - Bridgeville, PA
Individuals in this role must be able to work in a client-facing capacity to gather essential needs and requirements for the software development process. This is a key role for the organization and requires exceptional communication skills (both written and oral), time management skills, leadership abilities, and a complete understanding of the business analysis process.
SharePoint Designer/UI Developer - Atlanta, GA
As a part of the Technology Services Group, the Senior Consultant will be responsible for the full systems lifecycle from requirements gathering through implementation of IT functional solutions. The Senior Consultant will also apply deep functional expertise and client handling skills in order to ensure engagement productivity, increase efficiencies for clients, resolve issues and overall client satisfaction. The Senior Consultant will work under minimal supervision and will be required to oversee the work of more junior team members. The Senior Consultant will also carry a yearly target for managed revenue.
SharePoint 2013 Preview SDK (Microsoft)
The SharePoint 2013 Preview software development kit (SDK) includes documentation and code samples for SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview; for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview, which builds upon the SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview infrastructure; and for SharePoint Online. The documentation includes detailed descriptions of the technologies that SharePoint provides for developers, reference documentation for the server and client object models, and step-by-step procedures for using these technologies and object models and programming with them. This SDK also includes best practices and setup guidance to help you get started with your own custom applications that build on and extend SharePoint.
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Sep 05 2012, 07:41 AM
Filed under: Microsoft, Intel, SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, Windows 8, SharePoint Cloud, Windows Phone 8, SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services, SharePoint 2013 BCS, Windows Server 2012, SharePoint Video Collaboration, SharePoint 2013 Preview Prerequisite Installer, SharePoint 2013 Permissions, Office 2013 on Windows RT, SharePoint Version in PowerShell
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