I found one of my passwords on this list of "The Top 25 Passwords People Use but Shouldn't"? Are any of yours on the list? - Dooley
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Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013 Released to TechNet and MSDN (Redmond Channel Partner)
The release-to-manufacturing (RTM) versions of Office 2013, Exchange Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 are now available to Microsoft's MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Office 2013, which hit RTM on Oct. 11, has arrived sooner than expected to volume licensees, who were originally told by Microsoft to expect the release in mid-November. In fact, Microsoft insiders say that the whole Office 2013 development process appears to be well ahead of its expected schedule.
9 Ways to Stay Productive on SharePoint
When I paired up with fellow SharePoint expert Geoff Varosky (@gvaro) last year for a presentation at SPTechCon Boston, we decided to create a fake company as part of our effort to create use cases and working examples without having to rely on the Microsoft-provided generic company Contoso. During our working sessions, somehow the conversation degraded (if you know Geoff and I, this is not surprising) into a wild and silly fake company, where our characters (yes, we created characters) were also in a band together. So we found ourselves in Boston, presenting several beginner scenarios on how someone new to SharePoint could quickly become a "rock star," with all of our examples based around the activities two fake employees in a fake rock band called Horse's End.
Yammer, Jive, Microsoft SharePoint Are ‘Blank Pieces of Paper,’ says Zeppelin (Venture Beat)
What if you could have all of your employees, cloud applications, documents, files, and customer data in one place? Sounds impossible, as the cloud is split up between a bunch of different applications and companies, but Zeppelin (yes, its URL really does have 3 p’s) thinks it can actually capture them all in a jar. “Tools like Yammer, Jive, SharePoint, all those tools that are promising to be the next Facebook or Twitter for your business… once they’re installed inside a company, they just sit there empty,” said co-founder Anze Vodovnik at the DEMO Conference today. “It’s like a blank piece of paper. Very powerful, but underused.”
Office 2013's Unhealthy Obsession with an Internet Connection (PCPro)
Much of Microsoft's own publicity for Office 2013 has concentrated on its connectivity. The applications try to coax you into storing your documents online in SkyDrive or Office 365, and there are new tools to insert pictures taken from online sources. Microsoft even makes it rather difficult to find a standard install package for the preview version, instead pushing users towards a trial of Office 365 with a subscription to Office 2013 Professional or Home Premium. Sitting here in the wilds of Devon, I can't help wondering whether this risks leaving some users behind.
Top 8 Enterprise Collaboration Tools To Keep On Your Radar (B2C)
How much time do your employees waste on Facebook and Twitter every day? By now it is almost a moot point to say that social networking sites can be disruptive in the workplace. But rather than fighting the trend, many enterprises are beginning to see that these platforms can also serve as powerful business collaboration tools. With cost constraints as they are, and the need for collaboration between disparate working groups more important than ever, it is time for enterprise IT to go social. Here are our picks (in no particular order) for the top enterprise collaboration tools on the market; and best of all, most of their basic implementations are free.
Enterprises, Evaluate Windows 8 Now (Even If You Won't Use It) (ZDNet)
You may love it, you may loathe it. But Windows 8 is here to stay -- at least for the foreseeable future -- and the workplace should at least try to embrace it, says one Forrester analyst. Businesses and enterprises should evaluate Windows 8 as soon as possible, even if they know for an absolute fact they will not roll it out on existing networks, says Forrester's David Johnson.
Windows, Revamped and Split in 2 (The New York Times)
This may be the biggest week in Microsoft’s 37-year history. The company is releasing its very first computer (the Surface tablet), a new phone operating system (Windows Phone 8), and, believe it or not, two PC operating systems. I’m not talking about Windows 8 and Windows RT, which are, in fact, two new and distinct operating systems from Microsoft. I mean the two different worlds within Windows 8 alone, one designed primarily for touch screens, the other for mouse and keyboard. Individually, they are excellent — but you can’t use them individually. Microsoft has combined them into a superimposed, muddled mishmash called Windows 8, which goes on sale Friday at prices ranging from $15 to $40, depending on the offer and version.
Around the Blogosphere
Understanding SharePoint:CSSLink and How to Add Your Custom CSS in SharePoint 2010 (NothingButBranding)
CSS is a wonderful tool for branding SharePoint; unfortunately SharePoint 2010 has done a decent job of making things pretty hairy and confusing with working with CSS in a SharePoint site. Something we get asked all the time in our classes is "where do I link to my custom CSS file?" Great question and the answer isn't just "from your master page".
10 jQuery Snippets for SharePoint 2010 (Me & My SharePoint Designer)
I like to collect pieces of code snippets, sooner or later I’ll found them useful and they could save time and other efforts. My intention with this post is just to share a couple of my snippets and I hope that you’ll found something useful here. Maybe you see something that can be written more efficient or if you have some cool snippets of your own you like to share, please drop this in a comment. These snippets are all plugin independent and should be easy to follow and modify and they can be used in SharePoint Designer 2010, Visual Studio or be included in a text file in SharePoint linked from a content editor. Don’t forget to create a reference to latest jQuery in the master page or into the text file.
Common SharePoint 2010 Branding Mistakes (SharePointEduTech)
Last week it was a real pleasure to host a SharePoint branding webinar with my old friend Matt Hughes, I have known Matt for many years now but this was the first time we have had the opportunity to work together but hopefully not the last Below you can find a recording of the webinar and hopefully see you at the next.
SharePoint 2013 Public Preview PowerShell Cmdlets (Part 1) (SharePoint Automation)
In this first of two articles I will be identifying the cmdlets that have been removed in SharePoint 2013 Public Preview as well as all the new cmdlets that have been added. In my follow-up article I will identify all the cmdlets which have been changed (a much more tedious exercise). Note: To compile this list I used SharePoint 2010 SP1 with no Cumulative Updates (CU) so it is possible that some of the changes identified are actually available in SharePoint 2010 via a CU. Also, this article is based on the Public Preview of SharePoint 2013 released in July 2012 – it is entirely possible and expected that much of this will change with the RTM version.
ProjectServer 2010 Bulk Update Project Site Issue (SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans)
I had a recent query from a colleague regarding the bulk update project site functionality in Project Server 2010. In this scenario my colleague had taken pre-configured databases from an environment at our offices and restored these 5 databases to the clients production environment. They then created some test projects / updated configuration etc. A test environment was also created for this client, part of this assignment was to rollover production to test, this included running the bulk update project sites functionality to update the test project sites. When looking at the list of previous site path web applications they could not see the clients web application in the list. All that was present were URLs from various test machines from the CPS environment, this can be seen below:
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Sneak Peek at the Enhanced Business Intelligence Charts & Reports Coming in Chart Plus R3.5 (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Communicating, reporting, and distributing business data throughout the organization is critically important for every company. This data represent a powerful tool that companies use to measure and show progress in key areas, and upon which they're able to base strategic decisions. Bamboo's goal is to make Chart Plus even more flexible, and to improve interoperability between SharePoint and other software and external data sources so that our customers have the ability to display charts regardless of the data source or location. Chart Plus R3.5 for SharePoint 2010 will soon be released, and I would like to give you an advance look at some of the high-level features about which I'm most excited: Display charts from an external list using External Content Type based on SQL Server Table data:
What’s New with Discussion Board Lists in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint 2013)
SharePoint 2013 adds many new features to Lists. In this article, we will take a look at the differences between Discussion Board lists in SharePoint 2010 and Discussion Board lists in SharePoint 2013. As you know, the Discussion Board is used for communication among team members. Therefore, we need features to support following the conversation clearly. This walkthrough shows you how to use new features in Discussion Board lists in SharePoint 2013.
What’s New with the Task List in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint 2013)
SharePoint 2013 offers new methods for collaboration. A simplified user interface helps you organize your projects (and teams), and helps you to discover people and information easily. Moreover, you can sync and share all your content. This way, you can keep track of what your colleagues are working on, and discover experts you never knew existed. In this article, I will show you how to use Task List in SharePoint 2013.
This Week in Bamboo (September 30th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012) (The Bamboo Team Blog)
This week in Bamboo, a minor release of Password Change Web Part Release 4.1 for SharePoint 2010 was released to the storefront along with some patches. For a complete list of this week’s releases, new features, new known issue and bugs fixed please see below.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Technical Lead - Alexandria, Virginia
Seek an experienced SharePoint developer looking to take on a hands-on leadership level role for the Information Management and Analysis Group (IMAG) supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD/CAPE). The successful candidate will be a motivated SharePoint expert who can analyze requirements, design, code, test, deploy, and maintain sophisticated SharePoint-based solutions. This person will act as the lead developer / SharePoint architect and overall owner of our client solutions in collaboration with a team of talented programmers and analysts building CAPE's SharePoint environment and migrating CAPE's existing electronic document collection, collaboration spaces and business process tools from EMC/Documentum eRoom to SharePoint.
SharePoint Collaboration Lead - Detroit, Michigan
The SharePoint Collaboration Lead will be responsible for supporting the vision and mission of the SharePoint Center of Excellence in the deployment, support, and maintenance of SharePoint 2010. Specific activities include: Work with business owners and SME's understanding business needs and creating specifications and solution vision; Define and implements application architecture, design, and develops original and creative technical solutions meeting scalability, security, quality, and performance standards; Develop and facilitate process changes regarding best practices, processes, policies; and manage project teams (implementation and development) in a matrix organizations of departments, staff and vendor resources. May work some off-business hours to support fast moving projects and maintenance windows.
Understanding SharePoint Groups (Microsoft)
You should use SharePoint groups to assign the same permission level to many people at once. By using SharePoint groups, rather than tracking the access you grant to sites or content, one person at a time, you simplify the task of managing access. Assigning permission levels to SharePoint groups instead of individuals when you manage permissions:
- October 25, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- October 25, Online - What's new in SharePoint 2013; Preview, Readiness and Strategies for Adoption
- October 27, Cincinnati, Ohio - SharePoint Saturday
- October 30, Online - Understanding How Users Adopt New Technologies
- November 1, Online – Social Strategy Behind the Padded Walls of Mad Science; Webinar with Oakley, Inc.
- November 3, Bloomington, Minnesota - SharePoint Saturday
- November 6, Chevy Chase, Maryland - Delivering SharePoint Success
- 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
- November 27, London, England - SharePoint 2013 Seminar
- November 29, Online - Understanding the Core Concepts of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)
- December 1, South Florida - SharePoint Saturday
- December 1. Ottawa, Canada - SharePoint Saturday
- December 5, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Consolidate Content
- December 5, Atlanta, Georgia - Delivering SharePoint Success
- December 7, Honolulu, Hawaii - SharePoint Saturday
- December 8, Nottingham, UK - SharePoint Saturday
- December 10-14, Orlando, Florida - SharePoint Live!
- December 15, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - SharePoint Saturday
- December 19, Franklin, Tennessee - Delivering SharePoint Success
- December 20, Online - "Managing Up" in the midst of tension or dysfunction
- October 30 - November 2, Dulles, Virginia - SharePoint Styling & Branding Week - SusQtech
- November 5-8, Concord, California - SharePoint 2010 Power End User - Mindsharp
- November 5-8, Minneapolis, Minnesota - SharePoint 2010 Power End User - Mindsharp
- November 6, Sterling, Virginia - SharePoint Power End User Training - i3solutions
- November 7, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- November 13, Online - Project Management Central End User Training - Bamboo Solutions
- November 14-16, Sterling, Virginia - SharePoint Core Administration Training - i3solutions
- November 16, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- November 26-30, Minneapolis, Minnesota - SharePoint 2010 Administration Core Technologies - Mindsharp
- November 26-30, Atlanta, Georgia - SharePoint 2010 Core Developer - Mindsharp
- November 27, Sterling, Virginia - SharePoint End User Training - i3solutions
- December 3-6, Atlanta, Georgia - SharePoint 2010 Power End User - Mindsharp
- December 3-7, Sterling, Virginia - SharePoint Developer Training - i3solutions
- December 3-7, Minneapolis, Minnesota - SharePoint 2010 Core Developer - Mindsharp
- December 11-14, Washington, D.C. - SharePoint 2010 Power End User - Mindsharp
- December 12, Online - Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training - Bamboo Solutions
- December 14, Online - Bamboo Select - Bamboo Solutions
- December 17-21, Online - SharePoint 2010 Core Developer - Mindsharp
- December 17-21, Washington, D.C. - SharePoint 2010 Advanced Administration - Mindsharp
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Oct 25 2012, 07:45 AM
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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.