SharePoint 2010: Everything You Need to Know; SharePoint Conference 2009 Day 1 Coverage

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SharePoint: What’s Coming When with the 2010 Release? (ZDNet)
Even though Microsoft released a private beta of its SharePoint 2010 product to testers in July, the company has said relatively little about the next release of its collaboration platform — until October 19. Today is the opening day of the SharePoint conference, which is being attended by 7,000 or so customers, partners, developers and analysts/press. Microsoft is sharing a few news tidbits today, specifically:

Microsoft CEO Ballmer Announces SharePoint Server 2010, Office 2010 Beta (eWeek)
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 will include a greater degree of cloud-based functionality and faster enterprise search, according to the company, and be available as a public beta in November along with Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans on highlighting the connection and collaboration features of SharePoint Server 2010 at this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas.

Microsoft SharePoint: Reaching a Peak, or is this Just a Beginning? (TechFlash)
Microsoft this morning detailed new features and editions slated for the next version of its SharePoint portal and collaboration system. Microsoft also said it will release the public beta of SharePoint 2010 in November — in addition to the public beta for the broader Microsoft Office 2010 lineup, the company announced.

Is Microsoft’s SharePoint Unstoppable, or Mostly Smoke and Mirrors? (Computerworld)
Guessing what eye-popping growth figures Microsoft Corp. will trumpet for SharePoint, its popular portal and collaboration app, has become an annual parlor game for fans and detractors alike. At Microsoft’s first global conference for SharePoint in May 2006, which 1,300 people attended in Seattle, Microsoft said the software had 75 million licensed users.

Microsoft’s Ballmer Shows off SharePoint and Cites IT’s Link to Economic Prosperity (Infoworld)
Amid hailing the company’s launch Monday of its SharePoint 2010 collaboration platform, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the IT industry can help propel economic recovery. Ballmer, appearing at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, noted he has had to talk about the economy a lot lately but did not want to do that today. Instead, he stressed IT as an economic booster.

Microsoft Preps SharePoint 2010, Office 2010 Public Betas (Channel Web)
Microsoft on Monday said it will launch the public betas of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 next month, representing an important step forward in the development of two of Microsoft’s biggest cash cows. At the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called SharePoint 2010 “the biggest and most important release of SharePoint to date” and walked attendees through its new features and functionality, much of which had previously been kept under wraps.

Microsoft Vows No Upgrade Nightmares with Monster SharePoint 2010 Release (SearchWinIT)
Microsoft’s SharePoint remains one of the company’s premier strategic enterprise servers, as evidenced by the company’s huge infusion of features and functionality aimed at IT managers, developers and end users this week. But one big question that IT managers who run corporate SharePoint sites face is whether it will be easy to upgrade their existing custom applications on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 when they move to SharePoint Server 2010. Microsoft will release a public beta for SharePoint 2010, as well as Office 2010, in November.

Microsoft Moves Visual Studio Towards The Cloud (The Washington Post)
Microsoft is making a significant announcement for developers today, upgrading and adding functionality to Visual Studio 2010 to make the product more cloud-friendly in anticipation of Microsoft’s release of its commercial cloud platform Azure. Visual Studio is Microsoft’s a development environment that can be used to develop web applications, sites and services based on Microsoft’s technology platforms.

Windows’ New Saleswoman Talks ‘7’ (CNET)
In some senses, Tami Reller has one of the toughest jobs in technology. She is tasked with selling Windows 7 in the wake of Windows Vista and amid a relentless assault from Cupertino in which the PC is depicted as slow, virus-ridden, and buggy. In another sense, though, her job is getting a lot easier. After three years of trying to muddle through Vista, Microsoft is ready to release Windows 7–a product that, by most accounts, is much better than its predecessor.

Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2010 (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
This is my third and final post as part of our disclosure of SharePoint 2010 today. The previous posts covered the SharePoint History and how we Engineer SharePoint. This morning, Steve Ballmer and I are kicking off the SharePoint Conference so it is time to talk about SharePoint 2010! It is incredibly fun and rewarding to unveil this release driven input from you and innovative ideas from the team. As Steve announced, we will release the Beta of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in November and look forward to your feedback as we finalization the product and documentation for release in the first half of next year.

SPC09 Notes: Developer Overview (zevenseas)
This is the first of a series of notes I will be making while attending the SharePoint Conference in Vegas. These are not intended to be complete, polished, edited blog posts. It’s simply the highlights, as I saw it, from the sessions I attended.

Welcome to SharePoint 2010 (Arpan Shah’s Blog)
The moment has come that many of you have been waiting for – full disclosure of SharePoint 2010! Truth be told, many of us in Redmond have been anxiously waiting for this day, because now we can talk freely about SharePoint 2010 to our customers and partners. There’s a lot of exciting news being announced today and a lot of great content will go live in a number of places. Keep in mind that while we are unveiling SharePoint 2010 today, the public beta won’t be available until next month. To get ready for that, I recommend checking out the following places for SharePoint 2010 news, information and content:

Putting the SharePoint in SharePoint Designer (Microsoft SharePoint Designer Team Blog)
For those of you who have been with us for the long haul, you know SharePoint Designer (SPD) evolved from the FrontPage product. The result of this lineage was SPD 2007 largely focused on web page editing and added some SharePoint capabilities. In SPD 2010, we increased our investment in SharePoint capabilities and focused on exposing the power of SharePoint to a less technical user base. SharePoint has always been about the democratization of web development – think of SPD 2010 as furthering that goal.

SharePoint Content and Resources (MSDN)
SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer Center is now live! Hello SharePoint Developers! Along with the many announcements today at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, I also wanted to follow with a big announcement for SharePoint developers: The SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer Center is now LIVE on MSDN!

Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for Developers + New Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer Centers (Erika Ehrli)
It’s always hard to stay away from blogging when there’s so many new things to share and talk about. Today at the SharePoint Developer Conference Keynote, Jeff Teper talked about SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 features for developers and IT professionals. This is the time to start to blog more about the new release of Office and SharePoint and I am glad that we can all talk now!!!!

Part 1 – Improvements to the Core SharePoint Platform & How the Benefit SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management (Andrew Connell)
I’ve waiting to write this post for a long time. Actually… I’m going to break it up into three parts… in this first part I want to take a moment and talk about what is important to take note of the things that changed around and under WCM that directly impact it in a positive way:

Register Today for SharePoint 2010 Beta (Mohamed Zaki’s Blog)
Now you can register for SharePoint 2010 beta that will become available in November through this link:

SPC: Overview of Social Computing in SharePoint 2010 (SharePoint 2010)
Director of Collaborative Product Management Christian Finn presented an overview of social computing in SharePoint 2010 this afternoon at the SPC.  Encompassing an introduction to social computing, a brief look at Microsoft’s strategy in the space, and a demo that served as a walking tour of social features in 2010, Christian delivered a session as engaging as it was informative.  As well, not only did the session feature flying monkeys, but before the end of the session, even pigs took wing.

SPC Keynote: Jared Spataro Demos SharePoint 2010 Enhancements for End Users, Social Media, Business Intelligence and Mobile (SharePoint 2010)
During his SharePoint 2010 Drilldown keynote, Jeff Teper brought out Jared Spataro to perform what he later jokingly referred to as being the “longest demo on record,” but which entailed such a wealth of valuable SharePoint 2010 revelations that I thought it merited a blog entry all its own.

SPC Keynote: SharePoint 2010 Drilldown with Jeff Teper (SharePoint 2010)
Immediately following Steve Ballmer’s keynote this morning, Corporate VP for SharePoint, Jeff Teper took the stage to deliver a second keynote session, titled SharePoint 2010 Drilldown.  Kicking off from the premise that the Web and Office are “great complements,” Jeff expressed the view that SharePoint is “balanced across its focus on end users, developers, and admins.”  Jeff’s keynote, complete with demos from Jared Spataro and Arpan Shah, was designed to underscore this point.

SPC Keynote: Tom Rizzo Demonstrates Developers Productivity & SharePoint Server for Internet Sites (SharePoint 2010)
Tom Rizzo kicked off this morning’s keynote at the SPC by joking that he was “just a little bit of a filler” during his introductory remarks before bringing out Steve Ballmer to deliver the keynote proper.  Tom’s opening remarks included some of the stats for the Conference, including that there are: over 7,400 attendees at the sold out show; over 160 exhibitors; 240 sessions of brand new content; and even 2 weddings taking place during the conference.  Hey, it is Vegas, after all.  Perhaps most remarkably, Tom noted that the growth in attendance at this SPC versus last year’s offering in March of 2008 represents a whopping increase of over 90%.

SPC Keynote: Steve Ballmer Unveils SharePoint 2010 (SharePoint 2010)
Steve Ballmer addressed the sold out Microsoft SharePoint Conference (SPC) this morning in a keynote titled Unveiling Microsoft SharePoint 2010.  Steve began by observing that he has never spoken at a SharePoint Conference before, stating that, “SharePoint is one of my favorite products at Microsoft.”  After the expected applause, Steve recognized that, “yeah, it’s an easy applause line, but it happens to be true too!”  With an assist from Tom Rizzo, who provided demos in the areas of developer productivity, SharePoint Server for Internet sites, and FAST Search Server 2010, Steve spent the better part of an hour demonstrating his genuine passion for SharePoint.

 

SharePoint Job Listings**
SharePoint Consultant – Saint Louis, MO
The SharePoint Consultant is responsible for working with our internal team and our clients on .NET development projects that will involve the latest version of MOSS and other SharePoint Technologies. The SharePoint Consultant is responsible for a variety of roles ranging from development to analysis and technical leadership.  The primary role is to serve on project development teams, providing technical solutions, tool/software alternatives and capabilities, design specifications, and recommendations related to technical issues.  Occasionally the position may mentor other team members including client personnel.

SharePoint Admin – Washington, DC
Requires a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) preferably in Computer Science or Information Technology from a four-year college or university.  2 plus years of administration experience with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server –  version 2007 preferred.  MCTS or MCAP certification a plus;  DotNetNuke, Ektron, Drupal, Joomla, or Vignette relating to SharePoint Server considered a plus. association experience preferred.  must be able to support Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 server at an advanced level. Experience administering and extending SharePoint sites and applications using applications such as SharePoint Designer desired/Ability to create web forms using Microsoft InfoPath and administer them using Microsoft Forms Server 2007 desired.  Experience with Visual Studio a plus.

Microsoft Updates
Emails Generated By SharePoint Workflows Contain Invalid Hyperlinks (Microsoft)
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Bamboo Partner Events*
October 21, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Basic Business Intelligence and Reporting Webinar – DataLan
October 22, Waltham, Massachusetts, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions – DataLan
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management – DataLan

November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech – DataLan
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions – DataLan
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites – DataLan
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Business Process Automation and Workflow Design – DataLan
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms – DataLan
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint – Key Features – Kiefer Consulting Inc.

December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009 – DataLan
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management – DataLan
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites – DataLan

SharePoint Events**
October 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada, SharePoint Conference 2009
October 21, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 21, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 21, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Basic Business Intelligence and Reporting Webinar
October 22, Waltham, Massachusetts, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions
October 26, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Administration Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, ‘What’s New from Bamboo?’ Webinar
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
October 31, Cape Town, South Africa, SharePoint Saturday

November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech
November 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Raleigh, North Carolina, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Redmond, Washington, SharePoint Saturday
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
November 14, Cleveland, Ohio, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Melbourne, Australia, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, San Antonio, Texas, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Tampa, Florida, SharePoint Saturday
November 16-17, Stockholm, Sweden, SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2009
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Business Process Automation and Workflow Design
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint – Key Features
November 21, Birmingham, Alabama, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Phoenix, Arizona, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Richmond, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday

December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
December 12, Kansas City, Kansas, SharePoint Saturday

January 9, Virginia Beach, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday

* If you are a Bamboo Partner please contact Janet Goda (janet.goda@bamboosolutions.com) to have your event included in the Bamboo Partner Events.

** Please contact Chris Dooley (chris.dooley@bamboosolutions.com) to include your event  or job listing in SharePoint Daily.

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