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Microsoft: Businesses ‘Leaving’ Google Apps (Redmond Channel Partner)
Microsoft contended this week that partners and business customers are abandoning the Google Apps hosted productivity suite as inadequate to the task. The claims come from Andrew Kisslo, a senior product manager on the Microsoft Office team. He lined up testimonials from Champion Solutions Group and BitTitan in a blog post. In another post, he described companies such as Phaeton Automotive, TransCorp of Nigeria and Serena Software — all abandoning Google Apps.
Why Office 2010 and Google TV May Stumble at the Starting Gate (Tech News World)
The problems that Office 2010 and Google TV face have little to do with the products themselves, and much to do with the companies’ own practices and the perceptions of their users. Office 2010 is a good product, but people are happy with Office 2007 and resistant to change — especially when they have a mistaken impression about the cost. Google TV is good in concept, but Google might not have the chops to pull it off.
Forrester: Windows 7 Enterprise Use Rises as IE Falls (PC World)
It’s no secret that the past few years have been the era of the frozen IT budget. As the global economy went south in 2008, most enterprises went into belt-tightening mode. Now a thaw is beginning, according to a new report by research firm Forrester, as tech spending is set to increase and major corporate PC refreshes are scheduled for the next 12 to 18 months that will introduce a new operating system, productivity suite, browser and applications. While this is great news for Windows 7, it opens up a new set of challenges for the Internet Explorer browser.
Microsoft Takes Supercomputing To The Cloud (InformationWeek)
Buried beneath the bland verbiage announcing Microsoft’s Technical Computing Initiative on Monday is some really exciting stuff. As Bill Hilf, Redmond’s general manager of technical computing, explained it to me, Microsoft is bringing burst- and cluster-computing capability to its Windows Azure platform. The upshot is that anyone will be able to access HPC in the cloud. HPC stands for High-Performance Computing. That’s the politically correct acronym for what we used to call supercomputing. Microsoft itself has long offered Windows HPC Server as its operating system in support of highly parallel and cluster-computing systems.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Will Face Android 2.2, iPhone OS (eWeek)
Microsoft plans to release Windows Phone 7, its revamped smartphone operating system, at the end of 2010. However, that will bring it into direct confrontation with iPhone OS 4, which boasts new features such as multitasking, as well as Google Android 2.2 and possibly 2.3. Whether Microsoft can succeed against such heavy competition is dependent on a number of factors; but Windows Phone 7 will also enter the fray with key disadvantages, such as initial lack of support for Flash. Sales of Microsoft’s Kin phones could be an indicator of the company’s mobile consumer appeal.
Interview: Nick Carr Talks Google, Apple, and Cloud Clients (Ars Technica)
On May 11, Ars Technica and Wired hosted a Smart Salon on cloud computing. The event featured a Q&A with Ray Ozzie on Microsoft’s cloud strategy, a presentation by Nick Carr, opening remarks by Ars’s own Ken Fisher, and a panel on barriers to cloud adoption made up of myself, Ping Li of Accel Partners, Joseph Tobolski of Accenture Technology Labs, and Alex Chriss of Intuit. After the Salon, I was able to catch up with Nick Carr and talk with him more all things cloud. The first part of our conversation went up last week, so if you didn’t catch that then you’ll definitely want to check it out. What follows below is the rest of our discussion.
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Download the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK)! (MSDN)
Hello SharePoint Developers! We just went live with an updated download for the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK)! The MAY2010 version of the SDK aligns with the “RTM” versions of SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010, so you will get the latest information about extending, customizing, and writing code for SharePoint 2010.
SharePoint 2010 Install Pre-requisites Without Internet Connection (Code Jedi)
I was just provided some information from a consultant at one of our partners and thought I should share it (thanks Alan). “I am installing an environment at the moment for a client where Internet access from the SharePoint box is blocked. I have found that even though I installed the compulsory pre-requisite components, unless you install the optional ones also, the pre-requisite install function fails (for example, even though the speech components are optional, the pre-requisite installer will fail if it doesn’t find them already installed).
Installing SharePoint 2010 on a Domain Controller (Todd Klindt’s SharePoint Admin Blog)
There’s been some confusion about what happens when you install SharePoint 2010 on a Domain Controller. To further complicate things, the behavior in the release version of SharePoint 2010 is exactly the opposite of what it was in the beta. It’s like they’re messing with us!
So… What is a SharePoint Developer? (The SharePoint Hillbilly)
A few days ago Stacy Draper and I were chatting about what it means to be a SharePoint Developer. That actually turns about to be a conversation with lots of shades of grey. Stacy thought it would make a good blog post… well, I can’t promise this to be a GOOD blog post… So, anyway, I decided to let off a little bomb this morning by posting the following tweet on Twitter: @mrackley: Can someone be considered a SharePoint Developer if all they know how to do is work in SPD?
SharePoint 2010 Content Database Size (Mark Arend SHAREPOINT TIPS & TECHNIQUES)
Great news about increased storage capacities for SharePoint 2010: Max recommended SharePoint 2010 content database size is 200 GB! This is double that of MOSS 2007, and for specific workloads—large, single-site repositories and archives with non-collaborative IO and usage patterns such as Records Centers—content databases up to 1 TB are supported. The specific guidance is given in SharePoint Server 2010 Capacity Management: Software Boundaries and Limits: “We strongly recommended limiting the size of content databases to 200 GB to help ensure system performance.
SharePoint Job Listings*
Assistant Controller – Reston, VA
Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Assistant Controller is responsible for all aspects of the monthly financial closing process for the company’s two domestic operating divisions and our international engineering center in Vietnam. The Assistant Controller will serve as primary liaison with sales, product development and business information systems to maintain the integrity of financial information between the company’s integrated customer relationship management (CRM), web storefront and Great Plains accounting system. Additional duties include; perform detail expense analysis to prepare monthly accruals, prepare monthly journal entries coming from the account analysis performed above and actively participate in the implementation of system improvements that will generate more timely, accurate and efficient financial reporting. This position will work directly with the CFO in the planning and preparation of the Company’s annual financial audit, financial forecast and budget and other special project as requested. To thrive in this opportunity you must be self-starter, have a hands-on approach and work in a non-micromanaged environment. This will be a challenging and rewarding position within a cutting-edge high-growth software company with a future opportunity to advance to the Controller level.
SharePoint Solution Architect – Colchester, VT
C2 is seeking a SharePoint Solution Architect to consult with clients on the capability of the SharePoint platform, as well as the design of enterprise solutions and the technical architecture that best supports client requirements. The position will provide technical leadership for the development and implementation of the solutions, working both independently and with C2 and client team members.
Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update hotfix package (coreserver-x-none.msp): April 27, 2010 (Microsoft Support)
This article describes the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 27, 2010.
Bamboo Partner Events*
- May 20, London, England, What is new with SharePoint 2010 – ICS
- May 24, Boston, Massachusetts, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- May 25, Detroit, Michigan, Microsoft 2010 Launch Events
- May 25, New York, New York, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- May 26, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 26, Online, Bamboo PM Suite Webinar – Building Blocks for Implementing Your Own Project Management Solution
- May 26, Online, Bamboo Workflow Conductor Webinar – Automating Business Processes
- May 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- May 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Microsoft 2010 Launch Events
- May 27, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Microsoft 2010 Launch Events
- May 27, Seattle, Washington, Microsoft 2010 Launch Events
- May 27, Washington, DC, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- May 28, Washington, DC (Public Sector), Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- June 1, Richmond, Virginia, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- June 2, Raleigh, North Carolina, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- June 3, Charlotte, North Carolina, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- June 4, Atlanta, Georgia, Microsoft Get on the Bus Tour
- June 7-10, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tech-Ed North America
- June 9-10, Vienna Austria, Microsoft SharePoint Konferenz
- June 12, Ozarks, SharePoint Saturday
- June 22, Online, The SharePoint 2010 World Premiere
- June 26, Tampa, Florida, SharePoint Saturday
- July 24, Chicago, Illinois, SharePoint Saturday
- July 31, New York, New York, SharePoint Saturday
- August 24-27, Washington, DC, SharePoint Best Practices Conference
- October 20-22, Boston, Massachusetts, SPTechCon
- Online, Enterprise Social Computing at Deloitte
- June 10, Online, Webinar: Maximizing SharePoint End User Adoption – Mindsharp
- June 14-17, Chicago, Illinois, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – Mindsharp
- June 14-18, Chicago, Illinois, Administrating Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Mindsharp
- June 14-18, Chicago, Illinois, Customize SharePoint Sites without Writing Code Using SharePoint Designer 2007 – Mindsharp
- June 16, Online, Live Meeting: Introduction to SharePoint – Mindsharp
- June 21-24, Washington, DC, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – Mindsharp
- June 21-25, Houston, Texas, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer Beta – Mindsharp
- June 21-25, Houston, Texas, SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator Beta – Mindsharp
- June 24, Online, Webinar: Maximizing SharePoint End User Adoption – Mindsharp
- June 28-July 1, Huntsville, Alabama, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – Mindsharp
- June 28-July 2, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Mindsharp
- June 28-July 2, Online, Online Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Mindsharp
- June 30, Online, Live Meeting: Introduction to SharePoint – Mindsharp
- July 5-9, Online, Online Administrating Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Mindsharp
- July 6-9, Online, Online Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User from Minneapolis – Mindsharp
- July 12-15, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta – Mindsharp
- July 12-15, Online, Online SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta – Mindsharp
- July 12-16, Online, Online SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator Beta – Mindsharp
- July 19-22, Washington, DC, Office SharePoint 2007 Power End User – Mindsharp
- July 19-23, Washington, DC, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer Beta – Mindsharp
- July 26-30, Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharePoint Designer 2010 Beta – Mindsharp
- July 26-30, Huntsville, Alabama, Administrating Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Mindsharp
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