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SharePoint Costs More than Organizations Realize, Study Finds (Redmond Channel Partner)
SharePoint incurs greater costs and requires more personnel than organizations expect, according to a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft national systems integrator (NSI) partner Azaleos Corp and conducted by Osterman Research. Issues include ballooning storage requirements, low staffing levels and poor plans for implementing Microsoft's business collaboration platform, according to a survey of more than 110 respondents conducted by Osterman in September and early October. Organizations still seem mostly happy with SharePoint, with 67 percent of respondents saying the product has improved their information management capabilities. However, about 30 percent cite feelings that SharePoint has either had no impact, a doubtful impact or just made things worse.
Site vs. Library
Over a year ago, I wrote a blog entry about how we were downsizing several SharePoint sites to document libraries instead. It turned out that the library was the only feature of the sites that were being used, and a well-defined library looks better than an unused team site. This week, I find myself arguing for the pendulum to swing back toward the creation of sub-sites. In the heat of election year, let me be quick to point out that “I am not flip-flopping” I am recognizing that sometimes sub-sites are the best way to go.
Enterprise Collaboration in 2012: The Good, The Bad, The ... (CMSWire)
When I got word that CMSWire’s editorial focus for the month of October would be “enterprise collaboration and communication,” I immediately smiled, as this in itself showed some real progress for our industry. There’s no doubt journalists covering our space will continue to talk about “social business” and the “social enterprise” for some time to come (I’ve used this phrasing myself more than once), but “enterprise collaboration and communication” really cuts more to the chase of what I think we’re all trying to do here, which is to improve communication and productivity within the enterprise.
What Enterprises Will Like About Windows Phone 8 (Internet Evolution)
Microsoft launched its new Windows Phone 8 operating system on Monday, including handsets with a few interesting features for enterprises and even some consumer features that could be used by enterprises. Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft corporate vice president and head of the Windows Phone program, was the impresario for Monday's launch event, as recorded in the video below.
Microsoft Surface Review: The Best… Something (ReadWriteWeb)
After spending the weekend checking out the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, it's clearly the best … the best … the best … something. I’m just not sure exactly what. Maybe the best not-quite-iPad-ultralight-laptop-wannabe ever made. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Review: Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8 (InfoWorld)
Visual Studio is no longer simply an IDE, no longer a place you go just to write and debug C/C++ code. It has long since become something of a development mashup. It's where you go to tackle any task in the development process, regardless of the target. It's where you head to do your LightSwitch development, your SQL Server development, your Web application development, your Windows Azure development, and your ASP.Net or Windows Forms development in C#, F#, VB.Net, and -- oh, yes -- good old Visual C++. Naturally, it's where you build applications for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Web Standards Vet Marches Microsoft to the Front Lines (Q&A) (CNET)
You might think developing technology standards is plodding, bureaucratic tedium compared to something like the frenzy of smartphone innovation. But you'd be wrong, at least in the case of Paul Cotton, who leads Microsoft's involvement in the important and often fractious world of Web standards. Web standards are hot -- and hotly contested.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint Public Websites in Office 365 (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
Hi, my name is Kevin Gjerstad, and I'm a Principal Program Manager in the SharePoint Internet Business Group. It's exciting to begin to take the wraps off of the new SharePoint Online Public Website feature (currently in Preview). I'm going to walk you through the latest advancements coming to SharePoint Online as part of Office 365—sharing new, exciting ways you can represent your public image and information to your clients, customers, and partners.
5 Exciting New Features of SharePoint 2013 (C5 Insight)
By now, most of you reading this have likely heard a little about SharePoint 2013, Microsoft's next version of its best-selling collaboration platform. In this short blog, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite features that will be in the next version of SharePoint. We'd love to hear your comments on what are your favorite features as well.
SharePoint Apps: The Dark Side (Winsmarts)
First of all, I am a proponent of SharePoint apps. As I have said many times over, SharePoint Apps make me very ‘appy, they are very app-propriate. But there are some points to consider that make a bit app-rehensive. These are all mentioned in my book “SharePoint 2013 - Planet of the Apps”, .. but here are some thoughts of the negatives of Apps that I think we need to consider before diving in.
Search in SharePoint 2013 Foundation Versus Full Blown Server. (SharePointEduTech)
One of the biggest limitations in SharePoint 2010 Foundation and indeed before that in WSS 3.0 was the poor search experience included out of the box. A lot of my clients that opted for the cheaper version of SharePoint (read free!) found themselves installing the Search Server Express product on top.
Most Important Design Patterns for SharePoint Developers (SharePointDevWiki)
A design pattern approach in SharePoint development is very important for standard and reusable solutions for most common problems in software development. A design pattern is not only for implementation of code; it's solution template to solve real life Programmatic Problems. Adopting a design pattern approach to develop solution for SharePoint that allows you to formulate a high level Solution which is independent of the implementation details.
Around Bamboo Nation
SharePoint Leadership Forum: Rob Manfredi's 'Accelerating Application Development on SharePoint' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Yesterday morning at SharePoint Leadership Forum 2012, Rob Manfredi began his session by explaining that he would be addressing the "age-old question of 'build vs. buy,' and how we should approach enterprise solutions on SharePoint." Referencing Philip Zimbardo's Time Paradox as both a useful starting point as well as a framing concept for his presentation, Rob shared the Paradox with attendees: "Time is one of the most powerful influences on our thoughts, feelings, and actions, yet we are usually totally unaware of the effect of time in our lives." Bearing the Time Paradox in mind, and applying it to the workplace, Rob advised that, "if a problem has already been solved, we don't want to rethink that."
User's Guide to Chart Plus 3.5, Part 1: How to Connect to SQL by Getting an Account from Secure Store (The Bamboo Team Blog)
The Secure Store target application can be used to associate with an external content type or application model, or used with a Business Intelligence Service Application such as SQL Server, Excel Services, or Visio Services to provide access to an external data source. In the just-released Chart Plus R3.5, Bamboo will provide you the ability to easily do just that!
Extending SharePoint Lists Without InfoPath, Part 4: Bamboo Visual Indicator (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Continuing our series on Bamboo Custom Columns, today we'll discuss the Bamboo Visual Indicator. The Bamboo Visual Indicator gives you the ability to display incremental progress or any other status in the form of a color-coded bar or a percentage-based progress bar. Visual indicators support both floating tooltip information and custom color sets, and display percentage information in both visual and numeric form, enabling you to quickly scan through lengthy SharePoint lists at a glance, while still retaining access to individual list item data:
Photographing SharePoint Leadership Forum 2012 (The Bamboo Team Blog)
As the newest member of Bamboo's marketing team, SharePoint Leadership Forum provided an opportunity for me to debut one of the skills that brought me here in the first place: photography. I've been a student of the subject since high school but, up until this point, no one at Bamboo had really seen me prove my ability. While my day-to-day duties revolve more around design than photography, it's image capture that I enjoy most. I went to House of Sweden twice before our event, so I had a good idea of what I needed to bring and how I wanted to shoot on the day of SPLF.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Sr. SharePoint Developer - Washington, DC; Arlington, VA
We are looking for a fulltime Sr. SharePoint Developer who is well-versed in developing SharePoint applications using customization/configuration techniques. Our Sr. SharePoint Developer will work with clients and business analysts to gather requirements and develop SharePoint-based solutions to deliver on them.
Sr. SharePoint Engineer - New York, NY; Brooklyn, NY
We are currently looking for a Sr. SharePoint Software Engineer to join our dynamic team in New York City. You will interface with our Fortune 1000 clients, gather requirements, and lead our efforts in SharePoint architecture, design and development of mission critical solutions to meet their business needs. Additionally, since we are a growing company, engineers with a passion for entrepreneurship and generating ideas are welcome.
What's New with SharePoint Tools for Visual Studio 2012 (Microsoft)
In this interview, Xiaoying Guo, a Program Manager on the SharePoint tools team, shows us some of the new tools in Visual Studio for developing SharePoint 2010 & 2013 Apps and solutions. New tools include building Visual Web Parts for sandbox solutions, remote deployment of packages, and a list designer as well as new templates for building SharePoint 2013 apps. I'm a newbie to the new apps model, but Xiaoying helps me understand the differences as well as the flexibility this new model brings.
- 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
- 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 31 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, Microsoft Surface, SharePoint Jobs, Enterprise Collaboration, SharePoint Costs, SharePoint Apps, SharePoint 2013 Features, SharePoint 2013 Foundation Search, Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 in Enterprise, Microsoft & Web Standards, SharePoint Public Websites in Office 365
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.