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Top News Stories
35,000 Foot View of SharePoint 2013 for End Users (CMSWire)
This is the last article of a four-part 35,000-foot overview of some of the major changes expected in SharePoint 2013. What's in store for the end user? What’s New for End Users? When end users begin using SharePoint 2013, they will notice additional collaboration features, as well as an increase in social components.
Dissecting a Decade of SharePoint Consulting Success - Article 2 of 4: Whiteboarding
Whiteboarding Your SharePoint Road Map: In most any enterprise SharePoint implementation, SP 2010 or 2013, one of the single most valuable tools I find that most frequently provides that “Aha!” moment to both the business stakeholders and I.T. (Information Technology) management is the $99.00 to $199.00 OfficeMax (or your favorite office suppliers) whiteboard. This magical piece of bolt on the wall plastic has provided me and my team at EPC Group.net more progress with our clients in the initial envisioning and requirements gathering phases than any other tool. (It’s time to break out the red, green, and blue markers!)
Should SharePoint 2013 be on Your Intranet Roadmap? (B2C)
Current SharePoint users may do a side-by-side comparison between 2013 and earlier versions and see upgrading as a no-brainer as it is undoubtedly an improvement. However, the drivers for the original decision to go with SharePoint may no longer be in place, and user expectations are evolving rapidly. The wise organization should be looking at its wider digital workplace and deciding if SharePoint will be a good fit.
What Office 2013 Pricing Means to You (BetaNews)
Simply stated: Microsoft wants to end any pretense you own the software, while curbing software piracy in the process. Oh yeah, expect to pay more for Office than you do today. For many households or small businesses, that's lots more, particularly if they buy into the Office 365 subscription paradigm. Office 2013 is all about subscription pricing, something Microsoft has attempted several times over the years in pilot form but never really brought to the mass market -- certainly not broadly. The company will continue selling boxed software but the big push is about subscriptions. Hell, I had to dig deep to find retail pricing. Today's pricing announcement pushed Office 365 versions instead. Right, the new subscription bundles.
Microsoft Updates Windows Azure Web Sites, Active Directory Previews (ZDNet)
Microsoft rolled out previews of a number of its Windows Azure technologies earlier this year. In the past week-plus, the team has updated these previews with some new features. (Because these are "services" rather than "software," Microsoft seems to prefer to position these as "rolling updates" to the preview, rather than as a new version of the preview. The Softies' preferred naming convention ssems to refer to these as updates to the original previews rather than "Preview 2" or "Preview 3," etc. Microsoft is expected to continue to deliver updates to its Azure previews as it heads towards general availability of these various new cloud services. I'm now thinking the wave of latest Azure updates is what some of my contacts described as "RTMing" in August and being rolled out in September.)
Is Windows 8 the Answer to Consumerisation of IT Woes? (CIO)
For many CIOs, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT is the nightmare that keeps them up at night. Not only does consumerization of IT create data-protection headaches, managing mobile devices is also a great deal more challenging than managing desktops and laptops. That may be just the in Microsoft requires to win back the enterprise on the mobile front with Windows 8, scheduled for release next month.
Windows Phone 8 has 'Baked-in Cybersecurity Goodness' (NetworkWorld)
Now that Windows Phone 8 has officially gone gold, meaning the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) has been confirmed, it seems like a good time to mention that Microsoft's new smartphone has been stamped with "baked-in cybersecurity goodness" approval. Last month at the TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore, Steven Sprague, president and chief executive officer of Wave Systems, predicted [PDF] that "the next generation of cybersecurity will not deal with securing computer networks but rather with ensuring the inherent security of devices that connect to those networks." His company, which Gartner named as a Visionary in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, has developed "highly encrypted security applications for the Trusted Platform Module" (TPM); the TPM chip is in more than 600 million devices, including Apple's products. AFCEA Signal Online reported, The coming Windows 8 smartphones comes with "baked-in cybersecurity goodness" by using the TPM chip for security verification.
Microsoft Confirms Hackers Exploiting Critical IE Bug, Promises Patch (TechWorld)
Microsoft on Monday issued a security advisory that confirmed in-the-wild attacks are exploiting an unpatched bug in Internet Explorer. The software maker is working on a fix. The advisory addressed the "zero-day" vulnerability - meaning it was discovered and exploited before a patch was available - that was found and disclosed by researcher Eric Romang over the weekend. On Monday, the Metasploit open-source penetration framework published an exploit module for the bug, putting pressure on Microsoft to act quickly.
Around the Blogosphere
How Can I Achieve the Best Freshness of Search Results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint (SharePoint IT Pro Blog)
What is freshness of search results? After a user uploads a document to his SharePoint Site, the period of time before that document is available to be ‘searched’ through the SharePoint Search portal indicates the latency of freshness. What does freshness depend on? Multiple factors – size of repository, change rate, request response time from repository, crawl schedule, types of changes. This is because, to make a document available to ‘search’, a crawl needs to be triggered (either manually or automatically-by-schedule), the change needs to be identified, requested and processed.
Set Up a SharePoint 2013 Evaluation Development Environment - Part 1: Setting up Virtual Environment and Installing Windows Server 2012 RC (ITPro)
In part 1 of his series, Ashish walks us through creating a virtual machine for your SharePoint 2013 evaluation development environment.
SharePoint Online 2013 - Sharing with External Users (EndUserSharePoint)
The current version of SharePoint Online supports sending an invitation for an external users. This does not cost the customer a license but has some considerations. Please check out this article, it's located at the bottom of the page. SharePoint Online 2013 also supports this feature and has some additional changes. Let's take a look! The sharing needs to be activated per site collection, so go to the administration section of SharePoint and click at Site collections and select Sharing:
Master Pages, Who Needs Them Anyways? (NothingButBranding)
A common misconception about SharePoint master pages is that you need several of them. In our SharePoint UI/UX class, Dustin and I meet people who have created several master pages for their SharePoint sites(s) due to branding and site layout needs. Based on design differences, a master page is created for the home page, another master page for the sub pages, and perhaps even another master page for sub site(s) that need different branding and/or layout. There are very few reasons to have more than one master page, and differing home page vs. sub page vs. sub site designs isn't one of them.
Around Bamboo Nation
Bamboo Solutions Initiates SharePoint Leadership Forum (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Bamboo Solutions hosts the SharePoint Leadership Forum on October 18, 2012 in Washington D.C. The event will kick-off at 8:00 a.m. and will take place at House of Sweden in Washington D.C. A leader in SharePoint solutions since 2001, Bamboo Solutions provides collaborative tools for SharePoint and brings an eclectic mix of business developers, CIOs, decision makers and SharePoint users together at this Forum to provide strategic direction and current information to clients and prospects now using SharePoint. The Forum will include discussions on SharePoint development plans, Collaborative options with SharePoint, Mobilizing how-tos, Social marketing strategies, Functionality and best practices, Developing sustainable applications within an enterprise, and Sharing the results of various high-end user experiences.
STP Cape Town: Mark Miller's 'Re-Experience SharePoint: Interface Enhancements in SharePoint 2010' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Mark opened his session by explaining that it would be a "presentation around the concepts behind the themes used ... in order to make SharePoint look good for the end user." Stressing that you don't have to be a designer to enhance the look-and-feel of a SharePoint site, Mark pleaded with attendees to "help us save the planet from the aliens who designed the default SharePoint interface."
STP Cape Town: Eric Harlan's 'SharePoint 2013 Upgrade' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Microsoft's Eric Harlan began his session on upgrading to SharePoint 2013 by wryly acknowledging that "we all know why you're here: to see what kind of pain you're going to be in for." What's changed, what's stayed the same, and what you can expect with your upgrade. Beginning with the things that have stayed the same in the upgrade process, Eric said that in moving from 2010 to 2013: it's still V2V via database attach or backup & restore, and the same PowerShell commands (test, mount, upgrade) will be employed.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Developer - St. Louis, MO, Northern Virginia, or Washington D.C.
Primary focus of the hired developer is to apply Microsoft .NET services, capabilities and features to solve business problems using in-place technology. This hired developer will be responsible for design, development, integration, and management of processes to deliver custom and standard SharePoint 2010/.NET applications to customers.
Senior SharePoint Developer - Baltimore, MD
The selected candidate will be responsible for providing enterprise-level IT software development to include design, development, administration and testing of the CITIC SharePoint and Project Server. He/She will work without technical oversight and is regarded as having a complete understanding and wide application knowledge in related discipline.
What's New in Social Computing in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview (Microsoft)
The social computing and collaboration features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview offer an improved administration and user experience, in addition to new functionality for enterprise users to share and collaborate with others in their organization. The introduction of Community Sites offers a forum experience to categorize discussions around subject areas, and connect users who have knowledge or seek knowledge about subject areas. Improvements to My Sites offer a more intuitive workflow for users to develop their personal profiles, store content, and keep up-to-date with activities of interest.
- 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 19, Portland, Oregon - Portland SharePoint User Group
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- September 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- September 20, Sacramento, California - Sacramento SharePoint User Group
- September 20, Online - What's new in SharePoint2013?
- 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
- November 26 & 27, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia - SharePoint days 2012
- 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 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 18 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Search Results, SharePoint Jobs, SharePoint Master Pages, SharePoint 2013 Evaluation Development Environment, Active Directory Preview, Windows Phone 8 Security, Sharepoint 2013 Intranets, SharePoint Online 2013 Sharing, Windows Azure Preview, Windows 8 Consumerisation, Office 2013 Pricing, SharePoint Consulting Success, SharePoint Continuous Crawls, SharePoint 2013 for End Users, IE Critical Bug
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.