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SharePoint Governance: Needed Now More than Ever (CMSWire)
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the Tweetjam about SharePoint. One of the topics that came up was the importance of Governance. In this article I want to dive deeper into this topic and stress how important governance is within your environment. Governance can simply be defined as a set of controls in place to ensure that your SharePoint environment remains stable, accessible and highly responsive. These are controls that you put in place to keep the environment from becoming the black hole of misplaced and misused content.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How Good is New Office Collaboration Suite?
When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades. A glance at the product pipeline of the software company helps to furnish a little perspective regarding that statement: The next generation of operating systems is waiting in the wings with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft has announced that it will (re-)enter the highly promising tablet market with the Surface. The rebranding of the Hotmail e-mail service in Outlook.com moves cloud services and client software closer together. The idea behind these concerted efforts: Microsoft wants to create a uniform user experience — beginning with the operating system, to client and web applications right up to cloud applications for all types of end devices (desktop, phone, tablet) and for private and business customers alike.
Force-Feeding Taxonomy to the Enterprise (AIIM)
While presenting at last year's Taxonomy Bootcamp (a KMWorld event) in Washington DC, I was able to attend a number of sessions on information architecture and taxonomy development given by people outside of the SharePoint space. It's always interesting to hear different perspectives from across various platforms, and compare notes -- especially when the learning comes from people with PhDs in the areas of library sciences. Most people in the SharePoint space tend to only attend SharePoint events, and that's unfortunate. Not surprisingly, most of the issues I heard are common across all collaborative platforms: problems with end user adoption, inability to define and enforce adequate governance policies and procedures, and problems getting management support (and funding) for planning activities, such as defining and implementing taxonomy up front, rather than retroactively.
Tech Ed 2012: Office 2013 to Integrate with iOS, Android Devices (ComputerWorld)
Microsoft has announced that the 2013 version of its Office software will work “seamlessly” with iOS and Android-powered devices as the vendor strives to retain its global Office user base of 1 billion. Speaking at a Tech Ed 2012 press conference on the Gold Coast, Microsoft US Office division director, Michael Atalla, told media that delivering a product that works on all devices combined with a touch screen experience was part of what enterprise and consumer users had come to expect. “We recognise that many devices do not run Windows all the time and we respect that as an important trend of how we built the new Office,” he said.
Cloud Devs Favor Windows Azure (Survey) (Redmond Developer News)
Microsoft has long been trying to get developers to store their data in the Windows Azure cloud, and the effort seems to be paying off. More cloud developers use Windows Azure than any other platform, according to a new Evans Data survey. The survey costs money to actually view, of course, so all we can report to you are the highlights from a news release (and even it requires registration). It states that 36 percent of developers actively targeting a cloud used Windows Azure. The next most popular platform was Google Storage, with 29 percent, and Amazon Web Services closely followed at 29 percent.
Windows Phone 8 Goes Gold: Now What? (PC Magazine)
It's official: Microsoft's mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 has officially gone gold. So what does that mean to you? If you're a developer, the on-time "release to manufacturing" date is just one more piece of the puzzle between you and a general launch of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Software Development Kit, or SDK.
Steve Ballmer Reveals Microsoft Surface Price Range (Hint: it’s More than $200) (VentureBeat)
Microsoft has remained silent about the price of its forthcoming Surface tablet, but the company’s CEO Steve Ballmer did recently discuss a price range for the new device. “If you look at the bulk of the PC market, it would run between, say, probably $300 to about $700 or $800… That’s the sweet spot,” Ballmer told the Seattle Times in an interview yesterday.
Xbox, Not Windows, Is The Future Of Microsoft - Says Steve Ballmer (ReadWriteWeb)
The Xbox, the Zune, Windows Phone: in ten years, these products will be the model for Microsoft, as it evolves away from a software company into a hardware-and-services provider. At least, that’s the corporate vision outlined by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this weekend. Ballmer formalized the shift in strategy in an interview published by the Seattle Times over the weekend. Among other topics, Ballmer talked about the blurring lines between tablets and PCs - and dropped hints about the price of the company’s upcoming Surface tablets.
Google to Stop Supporting Internet Explorer 8 (ITProPortal)
Still using Windows XP? How about Internet Explorer 8? If you're a fan of Google's services, it might be time to upgrade to a new iteration of the browser — or a different browser entirely. According to Google, the company is officially discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 8 across all of its web services as of 15 November this year.
Around the Blogosphere
What's Happening? Lync to SharePoint Status (SharePointDevWiki)
I recently updated our branding, and to aid user adoption on user profiles I added this control to the top of the master page: Earlier this week I received the below e-mail and, to my joy, I knew it must be working!. I too was surprised the first time, when I had originally tried this a couple of years ago, that there was no synchronisation between the two. The two controls even look similar and use very similar wording to get the user to update their status. Seeing as how well the wave of products (Exchange, Lync, SharePoint) should complement each other I thought this was a bit of a negative oversight and hopefully in vNext we will see an improvement.
A Look at Windows 8 Hyper-V for SharePoint People (Dot Net Mafia)
Windows 8 recently hit RTM and became generally available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in the last couple of weeks. If you run Windows 8 Enterprise, one new feature you gain is the ability to use Hyper-V. I personally was excited to try out this new feature since I have had issues with pretty much every other virtualization platform out there. I’m no virtualization expert by any means, but hopefully these tips will be useful for you if you want to try out SharePoint on Hyper-V.
Playing Flash Shockwave Video in SharePoint 2010 (SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans)
I recently had a request from a client to help out with a problem they were having getting a Flash video to play in the browser. The issue here is the AllowedInlineDownloadedMimeTypes list, this is predefined list of files that SharePoint considers safe for displaying in the browser.
Around Bamboo Nation
STP Johannesburg: Paul Swider's 'Data Visualization with SharePoint & SQL 2012' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Paul kicked off the first session of the STP Africa Tour with a talk about the Business Intelligence (BI) features in SharePoint. Contending that SharePoint doesn't really provide traditional BI, however, Paul explained that, more accurately, he would be addressing SharePoint's data visualization features, along with the available tools and services. Paul's take is that while SharePoint doesn't provide BI per se, it does provide the data visualization tier for traditional BI. Learning what tool is best for a given type of visualization in SharePoint, and being aware of its strengths and weaknesses, is what's really necessary (and not difficult, as Paul said).
STP Johannesburg: Joel Oleson's 'Social Intranet Evolution' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Joel began his session by acknowledging that "intranets are changing," and mentioned that he was "hoping to make this [session] an interactive conversation" around the various ways that they're changing. Joel explained that he's been thirteen years working in SharePoint (seven of which were at Microsoft), and that for the last year and a half he's been the Solutions Manager at the LDS Church, an organization that's 14 million strong. Joel's role involves 25,000 users in AD, and an additional 60,000 volunteers worldwide. As well, the LDS extranet has two million objects in it.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Developer/Content Manager - Washington, DC
Position requires an independent thinker, able to work as only technical person in the office, supported by remote reach back. Will be developing solutions to SharePoint user needs. Works on software architecture problems that impact the design success of customer intelligence products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Evaluates recommended solutions to problems related to software systems architecture and makes final recommendations to customers. Receives assignments in the form of operational objectives from SharePoint users and establishes technical goals to meet objectives. Performs software analysis and tests software specific to area of business. Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters to meet customer requirements. Works on SharePoint and mapping (ARCGIS/Google Earth) problems of moderate scope where analysis of data requires an evaluation of various factors. Exercises independent judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and criteria for obtaining results. Ensures project schedules, and performance requirements are met. Coordinates with remote development team and lead developer to support efforts. Works under limited direction as the only technical support in the customer office. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
Top Secret SharePoint Administrator - Washington, DC
The candidate will be responsible for assisting the Lead SharePoint Content Manager in providing daily support services to customers; assisting the Lead SharePoint Content Manger with developing a training plan and training materials; Ensuring links between pages and to external sources of information remain current; Addressing other as unforeseen content management needs and improvements; Participating in periodic review meetings as required by the customer; Providing demonstrations and presentations to SharePoint Content Managers, Stakeholders, and Executive Management; Participating in technical working group meetings and other meetings related to this task as directed by the customer.
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 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 19, Online - Developer Crash Course Webinar
- September 19, Online - SharePoint Branding in the Real World
- 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 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 17 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Governance, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, Windows Phone 8, SharePoint 2013, Windows 8 Hyper-V for SharePoint, Office 2013 Integrates with iOS, Taxonomy in the Enterprise, Office Collaboration Suite, Lync to SharePoint Status, Windows Azure Devs, Microsoft Surface Prices, Google Ends IE8 Support, SharePoint 2010 Shockwave Video, Office 2013 Integrates with Android, SharePoint 2010 Flash Video
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.