Why Did L.A. Choose Google?; Azure for Open-source Developers; Business & Tech on SharePoint 2010

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Business vs. Tech Perspectives on SharePoint 2010 (Intelligent Enterprise)
It’s tough to get your mind completely around SharePoint 2010 — an even bigger and more all-encompassing platform than 2007. Over the coming months, CMS Watch will offer plenty of advice on how to develop effective strategies. In the meantime, I can’t overstate the enthusiasm for the new platform at last week’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. But here’s a question for you the enterprise customer: is all this enthusiasm always in your best interest? Are we just seeing a repeat of all the early hype around MOSS 2007? Let’s dig a bit deeper.

Four Possible Reasons Why L.A. Chose Google Over Microsoft (InformationWeek)
The Los Angeles City Council has chosen Google over Microsoft for 30,000 city employees’ email accounts. What better place then Tinseltown for this tech industry drama to play out, with one councilman even delivering a choice line about whether cloud computing could push the city off the edge of a cliff (a drama AND an action film). But we’re still waiting for an ending that answers this question: Why Google over Microsoft?

Why Ditching ‘Family Guy’ Deal is Good for Microsoft (and Us) (PC World)
When Microsoft pulled out of sponsoring a television show by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, a remarkable thing happened to the future of TV. Microsoft’s decision to shelter Windows 7 from MacFarlane’s off-color humor doesn’t just affect this show in particular; it sets back the doomsday countdown to when our media is tightly woven into sponsorships, corrupting the entertainment itself.

Windows 7 Is a Snooze (Tech News World)
It’s accurate to say that Windows 7 straightens out some of the problems with Vista. Aside from that, though, there aren’t a whole lot of standout reasons to upgrade to the new OS, especially if you’re currently on XP or you honestly don’t mind Vista. The new features that are present aren’t quite worth the trouble to learn how to use, and if you happen to have even slightly old equipment, forget about it.

Microsoft Extends Windows 7 and Azure to Open-source Developers (InfoWorld)
Microsoft will unveil on Wednesday several open source initiatives to boost interoperability between Microsoft technologies, such as Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Silverlight, and open source technologies, including the Eclipse tools platform and Java.

Clouds Done Right (RedmondMag)
The promises of cloud computing are alluring: get rid of your data center, shrink the administration load, reduce backup expenses and put all the work on a service provider. Then reality sets in: Can the cloud handle high transaction volume and high-traffic applications?

Around the Blogosphere
Screencast: SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success (Meet Dux)
I’m sure you’ve heard by now SharePoint 2010 is out of the bag. Thanks to Bamboo Solutions, I had the opportunity to showcase its’ capabilities to support project management (PM) last week at SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas.

Short Overview of SharePoint Features in Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
As you probably know, Visual Studio 2010 was announced last week and it contains a lot of great features and project templates for SharePoint developers. Below is a short overview for some of the SharePoint development related features and project templates.

Today in SharePoint with Gannotti, Rogers, Watson, Oleson and Miller (End User SharePoint)
Yes, the title is a mouthful, but if you’ve got a half hour, this is a fun session. Michael Gannotti, Laura Rogers, Mike Watson, Joel Oleson and I take a quick stab at what we saw this week and try to put it into perspective. For those who couldn’t attend SPC09, you can hear the excitement in the voices as we discuss what we discovered and the people we met.

BCS Documentation is Now Live on MSDN Along with the SharePoint 2010 Developer Center (Microsoft Business Connectivity Services Team Blog)
The new SharePoint 2010 Getting Started site is now live and is a great resource to ramp up for SharePoint 2010. You can also find the BCS documentation on MSDN for even greater detail into how things work.

SharePoint 2010 is One Greedy Beast…and Will Block Adoption (Made4the.NET)
So I saw the Setting Up a Development environment for SharePoint 2010 was posted on MSDN. I nearly fell off my chair when I read this: “In any development environment, you should use a computer with an x64-capable CPU, and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) and preferably 4 GB of RAM for SharePoint Foundation, and 6 to 8 GB of RAM for SharePoint Server.” I think it’s great that Microsoft have been so honest and realistic with these figures, as MOSS2007 recommended RAM was 1Gb, which was a load of tripe!

Free Download: SharePoint Assessment WBS & Project Schedule (Meet Dux)
I had a great time today presenting at the Richmond SharePoint User Group. One of the questions I had was: “How can you assess the business needs of an organization and map it to a solution that SharePoint can provide?”

Microsoft SVP Antoine LeBlond’s Overview of the Office 2010 Apps (The Bamboo Team Blog)
In the wake of our coverage of last week’s SharePoint Conference sessions, this will be the first in a series of posts documenting the keynotes and sessions I attended at the Microsoft “Airlift” event for Office 2010.  This four-day event took place in Seattle during the first week of June, was open to participants in Microsoft’s Technical Adoption Program (TAP), and in essence took the form of a mini-SharePoint Conference.

 

SharePoint Job Listings**
MS SharePoint Systems Administrator – Louisville, CO
A SharePoint Administrator is someone with experience implementing SharePoint solutions end to end and providing leadership to our teams and customers to help ensure our solutions are designed and implemented effectively.  Additional duties may include:

SharePoint/Exchange Administrator – Harrisburg, PA
The SharePoint/Exchange Administrator (SEA) is responsible for performing system functions involving three main  , maintaining the existing e-mail system, Citrix environment and Intranet environment at Metro Bank. The core responsibilities include monitoring system performance, including the BES server, Exchange cluster, system upgrades, patching and backup of systems and data. The responsibilities also include maintaining procedures for e-mail archiving and monitoring performance of the server farm and all published applications.

Microsoft Updates
Description of SharePoint Server 2007 ASPX page source code access (Microsoft Support)
This article describes the behavior of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 when a user tries to view the source code of an ASPX page.

Bamboo Partner Events*
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management – DataLan
October 29, Charlotte, North Carolina, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 – StreamLogic

November 3, Online, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 – Innovative-e
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 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 29, Online, Silverlight and SharePoint – Bring Out the Magic
October 29, Charlotte, North Carolina, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010
October 31, Cape Town, South Africa, SharePoint Saturday

November 3, Online, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010
November 3, Online, Cloud Computing and SharePoint 2010
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech
November 5, Online, Go Green with SharePoint
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 10, Online, SharePoint for Life Science
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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