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Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013 Released to Volume Licensees (Redmond Channel Partner)
Volume licensing customers can now access Microsoft Office 2013, plus various application servers with the "2013" branding, according to a report by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley. Microsoft confirmed Foley's account, indicating that volume licensees with Software Assurance can now download release-to-manufacturing (RTM) versions of Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 from the Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center. Pricing for the products will be disclosed on Dec. 1.
SharePoint Deployments Increase Despite Rising Costs, Staff Shortages
It’s moving quickly towards the end of the year and enterprises everywhere are starting to do the sums to see how much all their computing is costing them. If a newly published reported by Osterman Research is anything to go by, the cost of running SharePoint has jumped by 16% this year.
The Forrester Wave(TM): Cloud Strategies of Online Collaboration Software Vendors (White Paper Download) (InfoWorld)
The changing dynamics of business -- the consumerization of IT, the rise of enterprise content and collaboration (ECC) services, and increased scrutiny on the safety and security of critical enterprise data -- are driving CIOs and IT departments to re-evaluate their approach to selecting and deploying platforms in the enterprise. This Forrester Wave evaluates eight enterprise collaboration services providers (including Box, IBM, Microsoft and salesforce.com) and reviews key success factors: enterprise readiness, security, integration, and commitment to the cloud. The report also provides insights into how business technology leaders are shifting their approach to SaaS solutions and the cloud.
Why Office 365 is Far More Important than Windows 8 (PCPro)
New versions of Office tend to leave me cold nowadays. But then, I’m old enough to remember the days before Office had been forged out of a rather unholy alliance between Excel, Word and PowerPoint. For those with very long memories, discussions about whether applications should have buttons that were 14 x 14 or 16 x 16 pixels ought to bring back nightmares. Since those pioneering days, Office has become bigger, more bloated and arguably more difficult to use for power users.
BUILD 2012: Windows Azure, Cloud OS Take the Stage on Day 2 (WindowsITPro)
At the day two keynote for its BUILD developer conference, Microsoft touted its vision for a cloud OS, which will combine the capabilities of its on-premise and hosted Windows Server 2012 and its cloud-based Windows Azure services. As you might expect from a developer show, much of the focus was on how programmers can access cloud OS functionality from a variety of developer tools and technologies.
Who Killed Windows Small Business Server? Google (BetaNews)
Most people probably didn't turn a glance at Microsoft's other big recent release, Windows Server 2012. Server operating systems rarely get much attention, and appropriately so; their appeal and importance really only extends to the rank and file of server administrators and other similar decision makers. And plus, with Windows 8 and Surface making the public rounds, there's plenty of fanfare to go around.
In Spite of All the Hate, I Like Windows 8 (ZDNet)
For all the Microsoft and Windows 8 hating going on, I like Windows 8. I think it's innovative and very cool--to use the vernacular. Windows 8 is what we've really been waiting for on mobile devices. And, it's what we've waited for on business desktops as well. It has features of Mac OS X, Linux and other Windows versions. It was brilliant of Microsoft to take the best bits from all of its competitor OSs, refine them and put them into Windows 8. You have to love that. You have to applaud it. I don't care who you are or which OS you're clinging to, Windows 8 is the future and you'd better embrace it or be left out in the cold with the Dodo bird.
Windows 8 and Windows RT: What's the Difference? (Rappler)
The Internet is abuzz about the launch of Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8, happening first in Singapore on October 25, then 8 hours later in New York. Microsoft will also be launching its first tablet computer, the Surface RT, that runs a scaled down version of Windows 8 called Windows RT. But what's the difference between the two?
Privacy Experts Criticize Moves to Sidestep IE10's Default Do Not Track Settings (NetworkWorld)
When it comes to consumers' rights to control their own browsers, everybody wants to sound like they're pro-choice. But with many millions of advertising dollars on the line, the definition of pro-choice tends to align with the financial interests of those doing the defining. That probably goes a long way toward explaining why software giant Microsoft and web services including Adobe, the Apache Foundation and Yahoo are at odds regarding the Do Not Track (DNT) feature of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), which comes with the release of Windows 8.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2013 Cross-Site Publishing Overview: Part 1 (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
Hey everyone! My name is Seth Bibler and I'm a Program Manager on the SharePoint team. I'm really excited to be telling all of you about one of the great new features that we have been working on for SharePoint 2013. Cross-site publishing (in this post, I will refer to it as XSP, even though it is not an official feature name) is the tool that enables you to write content in one place and surface it in other places through search. You'll be able to generate sites in some new and exciting ways. And for the first time, XSP breaks down the site collection barrier—content can be shared across site collections, web apps, and farms!
Business Connectivity Services In SharePoint 2013 (ARB Security Solutions)
Business Connectivity Services is an infrastructure in SharePoint 2013 that is centralized. It supports data solutions that are integrated. This enables the use of both SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 clients for the interface with various forms of data. This external data can be in a database for example that is accessed with out of the box Business Connectivity Services.
SharePoint: Save Site As Template Common Errors/Mistakes (ITPro)
I’ll try to explain couple of common mistakes/errors made when trying to save a site as site template.
How to Upload a .WSP Solution in SharePoint 2010 (SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans)
Have you ever gotten a .SharePoint 2010 WSP file and thought “Now what?”. Well there are two ways to do this. You can upload the .WSP to the solution gallery within the site collection and the create a sub-site based on the .WSP. The videos below shows this technique.
Around Bamboo Nation
SharePoint Leadership Forum 2012: Mark Miller's 'SharePoint & Social' (The Bamboo Team Blog)
As the founder of EndUserSharePoint, Mark Miller is a central figure within the SharePoint community, and someone who lives and breathes social media, so I was very much looking forward to his session on social SharePoint at SharePoint Leadership Forum. And Mark didn't disappoint at Thursday's event, opening his session by boldly stating, "I'm not a big proponent of social in SharePoint." Mark then went on to ask, "What's the business rationale for putting social in SharePoint?" before posing the provocative question, "How unsocial is SharePoint?"
User's Guide to Chart Plus 3.5, Part 2: How to Get a Data Source from Excel Services (The Bamboo Team Blog)
How can users display data from the worksheet in SharePoint without having to create a list with columns? As you know, Excel Services is a service application that you can use to load, calculate, and display Microsoft Excel workbooks on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. For this reason, the just-released release of Chart Plus R3.5 supplies one more option for getting data from an Excel file through the Excel Services.
Extending SharePoint Lists Without InfoPath, Part 5: Bamboo KPI Column (The Bamboo Team Blog)
As we continue our series on the complete line of Bamboo Custom Column products available in the Bamboo Store, next we'll introduce the Bamboo Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Column. The Bamboo KPI Column calculates status based on user-provided progress definitions, and displays the automatically updated results visually. In addition, the included display Web Part allows you to showcase a number of different indicators from a series of columns, giving you a single location to view the status of different projects and tasks:
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Developer - Houston, TX; Pasadena, TX
Based in Houston, Texas, we are one the of the most exciting consulting companies to work for in the Gulf South Region. We help our diverse client base solve their most business critical challenges. We are a Gold Certified Partner with Microsoft and our services consist of Enterprise Solutions, Business Consulting, Core Infrastructure, Service Desk, and Development Services. We are currently looking for a smart and talented SharePoint Developer with development and customization experience to join our team. If you are a sharp and passionate developer with MS Windows experience, Web development, and advanced knowledge in SharePoint and .Net Web Services, we would love to talk to you more about this amazing opportunity.
SharePoint Administrator - Fremont, CA; Pleasanton, CA
Leading Microsoft Gold Partner in NorCal is again in growth mode and looking for talented Microsoft SharePoint Admins who have strong skills deploying SharePoint solutions into client environments. Great opportunity to work on exciting projects and bleeding edge technology while being a part of an environment that values keeping it's engineers up-to-date with the latest technology before their competitors have a chance to see it.
Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 (MSDN)
When you create or customize SharePoint solutions, it is usually best to develop the solution on a local computer where Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 is installed. This article describes how to install a development environment with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The development environment that you create by using these instructions will not support SharePoint farm installations, and you should not host active production sites with this configuration. These instructions enable you to get started with an environment that is specifically suited to developing SharePoint custom solutions.
- November 1, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- November 3, Bloomington, Minnesota - SharePoint Saturday
- November 6, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- November 6, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Community Central Webinar
- November 6, Chevy Chase, Maryland - Delivering SharePoint Success
- November 7, Online - Bamboo Knowledge Management Webinar
- November 7, Online – Social Strategy Behind the Padded Walls of Mad Science; Webinar with Oakley, Inc.
- November 7, Online - Five Ways to Prepare for SharePoint 2013 – Implement Data Externalization
- November 8, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- November 12-15, Las Vegas, Nevada - Microsoft SharePoint Conference
- November 13, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- November 14, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- November 15, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- November 20, Online - Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- November 20, Online - Bamboo Knowledge Management Webinar
- 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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Nov 01 2012, 07:45 AM
Filed under: SharePoint Events, SharePoint Training, SharePoint Jobs, Windows 8, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, BUILD 2012, SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services, Windows RT, Exchange 2013, Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Windows Small Business Server, IE10 Do Not Track Settings, SharePoint 2010 Upload a .WSP Solution, SharePoint Save Site As Template, SharePoint 2013 Cross-Site Publishing, SharePoint Deployments Increase
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.