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How to Secure a SharePoint Environment (ComputerWeekly)
The increasing use of Microsoft SharePoint to store sensitive business data and extend access and collaboration to partners, customers and suppliers has outpaced native SharePoint security capabilities. More and more organisations are storing and accessing sensitive, regulated information through this platform. To improve business security, organisations must invest in organising, managing and protecting these valuable assets.
Got SharePoint? Start with the End User in Mind
When it comes to information worker tools, it’s rare I hear someone from IT say “we walk a day in the life of our end users and start backwards from there.” Seldom do they ask “how do our people want to work?” or “what tools and information do our workers need exactly?” Today’s information worker is impatient and just wants what they want when they want it so they can get their jobs done. It’s that simple. They don’t have the bandwidth to absorb the thousands of technical features all information worker tools have to offer. They’re overloaded by projects, meetings, calls, emails and information. And they generally don’t care what the name of the tool is or where data is stored, where it comes from or the systems behind it all.
This AIIM Thing (AIIM)
While my daughter was driving the last leg of a nearly 1,700 mile road-trip, I checked my Twitter timeline to find @SharePointMom and @TashaEv both commenting about “checking out this AIIM thing.” I should have replied “don’t get me started” but instead, I tried to nudge them closer to following through on that idea. I have long been an advocate of AIIM, and I seriously have to recommend the organization to everyone working with SharePoint. I’ll try to avoid the obvious wordplay opportunities, but while SharePoint brings all the ammo and artillery to the battlefield, it’s often hard to know where to point it. (OK, I should tell you that our vacation included a serious tour of Gettysburg). AIIM completes SharePoint in so many ways that the organization should not be overlooked.
10 Things You’ll Never Have to Say With the New Office (Microsoft)
Since the new Office launched on July 16, millions of people have downloaded the Customer Preview and likely updated their vocabulary to match the new things they’re doing, such as sharing links instead of attachments, moving documents from USB drives into the cloud and using a stylus that can’t run out of ink. Those who have already simplified their lives and speech with the new Office can celebrate with this PowerPoint slideshow, and others who want freedom from the following vernacular can download the Customer Preview at office.com/preview.
No Apps Means No Success for Windows RT and Windows 8, Say Analysts (PCWorld)
The success of Windows RT, and to a lesser extent Windows 8, will hinge on the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store next month, analysts said today. And they don't like what they've seen so far. "History shows that for consumers, the first impression is the one that sticks," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, referring to app availability. Yet, just weeks before the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT, the Windows Store inventory is not only light, but doesn't include many of the apps consumers see as must-haves, he continued.
Microsoft to 'Comply Immediately' with Browser Complaints, Says EU Antitrust Chief (ComputerWorld)
Microsoft last week began providing European consumers a "browser ballot screen" for Windows 8, a move that may be just the first of several steps the company will take to head off a new antitrust investigation. According to the Reuters news service, Microsoft has assured European Union (EU) antitrust regulators that they "will comply immediately" with issues Brussels officials have raised about Internet Explorer (IE), Windows 8 and its offshoot for tablets, Windows RT.
Windows 8? Nah: Win Phone 8 Should Give Apple the Fear (The Register)
Open ... and Shut Windows Phone 8 might spell the beginning of a climb to relevance for a desktop vendor breaking out its latest PC operating system at almost the same time. Why will Windows Phone 8 mean more than Windows 8? Not because Windows Phone 8 is groundbreaking. And not because its user experience compels adoption. While Windows Phone 8 is an impressive step forward for Microsoft, its biggest selling point is that it's not iOS and not Android.
Around the Blogosphere
The New Intranet: My View of the World (GetThePoint)
Views may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re considering how to organize your SharePoint site content info folders. But in fact, views offer a versatile and more efficient alternative for managing site To start with, you can always see what’s in a view – no folders to pour through to find the item you want. This is the third post of a three-part series that focuses on strategies for leveraging SharePoint to bring your intranet up to date and make it more inviting and useful for your users.
I Didn’t Know You Could do that With CSS! 2nd Edition (NothingButBranding)
Find and change inline style applied in SharePoint: Ok, this isn’t pretty. I’ll show you how you can do it but it doesn’t mean you should use it left and right. Something cool in CSS are attribute selectors. Now a quick back to basics, in CSS things are applied based on their weight or priority if you want. So if you say that you want all the “div” to be yellow and then say all the “div” with an ID of “content” are red, the ladder is more specific so it is applied.
Four Microsoft Office 365 Benefits - Propel Your Small Business to the Next Level (ITPro)
For those of you who have a small business, "moving to Office 365 is a no brainer," a client told me. You can have all the tools of a fortune 500 company with the fraction of the costs. Microsoft has created a paradigm shift In Software as Services (SaaS) when they created Office 365. With several options on what to access the possibilities to create a professional image, use what you already know, and keeping your data secure; Office 365 truly is the only choice for moving your small business IT to the cloud. Office 365 can also integrate seamlessly with other Cloud based services like Microsoft Dynamics, PayPal, and other tools that your company may use. Let's look at this in more detail.
Introduction to SharePoint 2013 App Model Screencast (SharePoint Development Blog by Jeremy Thake)
As promised, here is the upload of the screencast from the New York Azure User group on introducing the SharePoint 2013 App model.
Thinking Social? Get Back to Basics… (Insights on Collaboration, ECM, IT Strategy & SharePoint)
Often times I talk to organizations that have no idea what their goals are or what they want to do with the latest and greatest social tools on the market. They focus too much on the technology and whether it looks pretty as opposed to the business problems you’re trying to solve (assuming you even know what those problems are in the first place). Just because the technology has the halo and the hype of the social enterprise, doesn’t mean the solution is secure, it doesn’t mean it’s compliant, and it doesn’t mean it integrates well with existing technology investments.
Around Bamboo Nation
Using Bamboo SP Analyzer to Create Reports (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Now that we have successfully installed and configured the solution, it's now time to start creating reports. To begin, open Central Administration and click on Web Part Auditor within the Bamboo SP Analyzer section. In SharePoint 2007, this can be found under the Operations tab; for SharePoint 2010, it is conveniently located on the home page of the Central Administration Web Application.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Administrator - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
The candidate will support of the global Intranet, and Extranet sites based on MOSS 2007; and EPM, Microsoft`s Enterprise Project Management Solution to include Project Server 2007 and MOSS 2007. Experience in Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 and Project Server 2010 is also highly desired.
SharePoint Developers and Solution Architects - Houston, TX
The Global Microsoft Practice is currently seeking SharePoint Developers and Architects who can participate in all phases of software development including design, architecture development, and testing. You will efficiently and expertly write stable, understandable, upgradable, and maintainable code in Microsoft .NET technologies including ASP.NET 2.0 and 4.0, C# and Microsoft Visual Studio. You will establish quality standards, tools and methodologies for the Practice. You will interact with multiple teams across the organization and will actively solve problem by using all available resources in order to meet t deadlines. Responsible for architecture, and development of enterprise applications based on the .NET Framework, C#, SharePoint, BizTalk, WF/WCF, and SQL Server. Experience with either SharePoint 2007 (MOSS 2007) or SharePoint 2010.
Publish a Database to a SharePoint Site (Microsoft)
When you publish a database to a SharePoint site, you can share the data with other people who use the SharePoint site while you continue to use Access as the front end for the forms, reports, and queries in the database. There are two ways that you can work with a published database. If you are a database designer, you can build queries, forms, and reports that use the data from the SharePoint site. If you are a database user, you can use Access to enter, view, and analyze data from the SharePoint site.
- 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 19, Online - Understanding SharePoint 2013 and the Social Landscape
- September 19th, Online - Developer Crash Course Webinar
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- September 21, Washington, D.C. - SharePoint 2013 Preview Tour
- 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 3, Chicago, Illinois - SharePoint 2013 Preview Tour
- October 6, Bend, Oregon - SharePoint Saturday
- October 6, San Antonio, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- October 12, New York, New York - SharePoint 2013 Preview Tour
- October 13, Sacramento, California - SharePoint Saturday
- October 13, Tampa, Florida - SharePoint Saturday
- October 18, Washington, D.C. - SharePoint Leadership Forum
- October 18, Chicago, Illinois - SharePoint 2013 Preview Tour
- 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
- November 12-15, Las Vegas, Nevada - Microsoft SharePoint Conference
- December 1, South Florida - SharePoint Saturday
- December 5, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Consolidate Content
- December 8, Nottingham, UK - SharePoint Saturday
- 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 15-17, Chicago, Illinois - SharePoint 2010 Power User - SusQtech
- October 17, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Part 1 - Bamboo Solutions
- October 18, Online - SharePoint 2010 Document Management Webinar - SusQtech
- October 18-19, Chicago, Illinois - SharePoint Designer 2010 Training - SusQtech
- October 22-26, Dulles, Virginia - SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence & Reporting - SusQtech
- October 23, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- October 30 - November 2, Dulles, Virginia - SharePoint Styling & Branding Week - SusQtech
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Sep 11 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, Windows 8, SharePoin Security, Intranet, SharePoint 2013 App Model, SharePoint CSS, SharePoint End User, IE EU, AIIM and SharePoint. Office 2013, Windows 8 Apps, Office 365 Benefits, Win Phone 8, Windows RT Apps
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.