SharePoint 2013 Mobile; IE10 Available for Windows 7; Office 365 Enterprise Enhancements

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SharePoint 2013's Mobile Functions Offer Enhanced Social, Expanded BYOD Possibilities (CMSWire)
Even if there is still no official release date, every day it seems we learn more surrounding the SharePoint 2013 release. The latest — a recent blog from one of the people working on it that provides brief glimpse into some of the mobile features. SharePoint 2013 Functions: At this point down the information management road, mobile access and functionality is going to be one of the deciding factors when judging not only whether the release has been successful, but also whether enterprises will stick with what they have or migrate to SharePoint 2013 — a process we know will be difficult.

SharePoint is a Journey Not a Destination (Image and Data Manager)
There can be no doubt that SharePoint has increased the types of solutions available to SME’s. It provides them with a playground to create a number of solutions to address business issues such as document management, collaboration, reporting and forms etc. SharePoint online solutions have opened up what was once the domain of only larger organisations with teams of business and IT analysts.  SharePoint is however challenging the perception on why you buy software in the first place.

Coming Soon, Unsharing Capabilities for Enterprise Collaboration (ComputerWorld)
Self-destructing message and photo apps are getting a fair amount of media attention, and not always for the right reasons. As several reporters have pointed out, it turns out these apps don't really deliver on their promise of forever erasing the text and images they send. In some cases locally stored copies of files are easily accessible.

Office 365 Review: Serious Enhancements for the Enterprise - (TechWorld)
Microsoft has clearly worked hard to make Office 365 an easier way to run a full network for small and medium-sized businesses. The new edition is easier to set up, easier to administer, easier to use, and more flexible. It's friendlier to mobile devices, though there's still plenty of room for improvement. And it's all around more capable, drawing on nice additions in Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013, as well as better integration across the servers.

Internet Explorer 10 Comes to Windows 7 (PCMagazine)
Windows 7 was a poor stepchild for a while when it came to Microsoft's latest Web browser, Internet Explorer 10. The new browser was available with Windows 8 at that new operating system's launch, and later became available as an optional preview update for users of IE9 under Windows 7. That is no longer the case, with today's official launch of IE10 for Windows 7.

Why Can't I Learn to Love Windows Phone? (ZDNet)
In November 2011 I bought a brand new Lumia 800 phone. I'd really been looking forward to the release of Windows Phone, and the Lumia looked like a great device. I spent £400 ($640) of my own money on a SIM-free device, looking to retire my iPhone 3GS in preference to it.

Windows Blue Will Be an Important Update: 10 Reasons Why (eWeek)
Windows Blue, the operating system update that has been rumored for months and now reportedly on its way to the Windows ecosystem later this summer, generating some excitement and anticipation in the PC market. Despite Microsoft’s recent troubles keeping up with Apple and Google in mobile technology, the software giant is still the biggest and most important show in town in operating systems. And whenever it gets ready to announce an update, people tend to listen.

It's Time to Loosen Your Cold, Dead Grip on Windows XP (InfoWorld)
In just 13 months, Windows XP will be toast. Forever. Anything is possible, but as of now, nothing suggests that Microsoft will push back its April 8, 2014, endgame for XP. If you haven't already done so, the time to migrate is nigh.

Windows Store Versus the World: How do Microsoft's Offerings Really Stack Up? (PCWorld)
Whenever talk turns to the comparatively low number of apps available in the Windows Store, commenters invariably take the article to task. "Quantity isn't as important as quality!" they type, frequently tossing in an ALL CAPS EXPLETIVE or three. "Who wants 100,000 fart apps anyway?" Those naysayers are right.

 

Around the Blogosphere
Copying a List using Export/Import-SPWeb and SharePoint Designer (From The Field)
Sometimes it’s the simple solutions that are the best. I was recently asked if Export/Import-SPWeb could be used to create a copy of a list within a site in SharePoint 2010, the reason for doing this was to take one large list and split it into two smaller lists - easy I thought! However taking a look at the syntax for Import-SPWeb - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607613(v=office.14) it’s not actually possible to rename a list on import. By default if a list exists at the same URL it will be overwritten/merged on import depending on settings used with the UpdateVersions parameter.

Reviewing the MSFT Certification Overhaul (SharePoint Thoughts)
Certifications. Need it? Want it? Worth it? Those are common questions that I hear from customers and the folks on the front line. The answer in the past was often times buried in the intricacies of perceived value but for a lot of folks it comes down to the simple process of evaluating talent. Either you’re selling talent or your trying to acquire talent. Certifications are intended to provide a measurement stick.  It’s like looking at a resume and figuring out if the applicant can even spell SharePoint.

Five Improvements in SharePoint 2013 for IT Pros (ITPro)
Following up on my previous post about improvements in SharePoint for End users, I like to share my 5 favorite improvements for IT Pros. For those of you who could not attend SPC12, the full features are outlined on TechNet. I will share my 5 favorite improvements in SharePoint 2013 for Developers in the next post.

Inconvenient Content Editor Web Part and Multilingual User Interface in SharePoint 2013 (Waldek Mastykarz)
The Content Editor Web Part is, thanks to its great flexibility, frequently used to enrich Web Pages. Unfortunately in scenarios where the Multilingual User Interface is involved you might wish you haven’t used it. Content or is it even more? The Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) is one of the standard Web Parts provided with SharePoint. Using the CEWP you can enrich your web pages with blocks of content.

SharePoint 2013 Drag and Drop Navigation (SharePoint Branding & Design)
I came across a new feature in SharePoint 2013 that has not been really advertised much. This is around the site navigation management and the new feature that allows you to drag and drop links directly into the left side or top navigation.

 

Around Bamboo Nation
Back Up a Content Database from SharePoint 2010 and Restore it to SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint 2013)
Have you recently upgraded to SharePoint 2013 from SharePoint 2010 and need to migrate your content database?  In this article, we will walk through the process of backing up all the lists, sites, databases, etc. that you created using your Bamboo products in SharePoint 2010 and restore them in SharePoint 2013.

How to Enable and Use .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5 in Windows 8 (Bamboo Team Blog)
For all of you .NET Framework users, you will be happy to know that, in Windows 8, Microsoft supports both .NET Framework 3.5 (the same model used in previous Windows releases) as well as .NET Framework 4.5 (the newest version).  However, they're not enabled by default, so if you wish to use either one, you will need to manually turn them on.

 

SharePoint Job Listings*
Senior Support Engineer - Reston, Virginia
Bamboo is currently looking for a Senior Support Engineer to join our customer support team. The primary purpose of this position is working with customers globally to make sure our products and the customer's SharePoint implementations are performing optimally.

Premier Field Engineer - SharePoint Server - Annapolis Junction, MD
A SharePoint Premier Field Engineer will be responsible for delivering SharePoint support for a designated set of US Public Sector National Security Group Community customers. This person will be responsible for delivering Microsoft SharePoint technical support and optimization for Microsoft Enterprise customers. The ideal candidate should have a 4-year technical degree or equivalent work experience, plus 3 years of experience in technical support in an Enterprise environment is required. Current SharePoint MCTS certifications preferred, Windows Enterprise Server MCITP helpful. SharePoint MCITP required within 6 months of joining the team. This candidate should possess a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 including related technologies. Occasional after-hours and on-call work will be required.

ERP Senior (Sr. SharePoint Developer) - Fort Huachuca, AZ
The ideal candidate will have experience with design and development of both SharePoint and custom web ¬related projects, including design, development, implementation, and management of web technologies, services, and SharePoint solutions.  The applicant should have awareness of Smartcard authentication within the Web or SharePoint environments, familiarity working with the Government/military. Acquaintance with their government/military security regulations and policies is a plus. Knowledge of working within the SharePoint Sandbox environment would be beneficial.

 

Microsoft Updates
Episode 100 - Introduction to the Windows Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs (Cloud 9)
Recently we announced a new preview feature Windows Azure Service Bus Notification Hubs.  In this episode Nick Harris and Nate Totten are joined by Elio Damaggio Program Manager II on Windows Azure Service Bus who provides a great overview, and demo of, Notification Hubs and their use from Windows Store and iOS applications.

 

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As Marketing Manager 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 Manager 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.

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