90% of SharePoint Users Migrating to 2010; Windows 7 Tablet vs. iPad; IE9 Platform Preview

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How Does SharePoint 2010 Measure Up? (Boosh News)
Data – an important part of the business to move it forward to reach the heights. If such a vital thing was lost just because of a computer’s drive, the loss will be irreplaceable. And the hackers will attack the weak servers which do not have enough security.

90 Percent of SharePoint Users Migrating to SharePoint 2010: Report (Info Tech Spotlight)
Metalogix Software, a provider of solutions that migrates content into SharePoint, has conducted a survey of Microsoft SharePoint users and administrators on their SharePoint 2010 adoption plans. Recently, the results of completed survey were released.

Microsoft Lays Out Its ‘Open Cloud’ Vision (Virtualization Review)
Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles. The principles were laid out by Jean Paoli, Microsoft’s general manager for interoperability strategy, a group that coordinates with Microsoft’s product teams. He spoke at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore. (video). OSCON might not seem like the most welcoming venue for Microsoft, but Paoli has renown beyond being a Microsoft employee. He’s a co-creator of the XML 1.0 standard in conjunction with the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 4: First Look (ITPro)
The latest test release of Internet Explorer 9, Platform Preview 4 (PP4), is also the last before the newest version of Microsoft’s browser enters beta. With PP4, as with previous platform previews, Microsoft has concentrated on improving rendering performance and compliance with web standards. This means that, when it’s released, Internet Explorer 9 should load web pages quicker than ever, while making things easier for website developers.

Microsoft Battles Apple in the Wrong Market (PCWorld)
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 7 campaign to take on Mac OS X. A new tab on the Windows 7 sites compares Windows 7 to Mac OS X in a number of areas–listing out the reasons that Windows 7 is the superior choice. Most of the points made by Microsoft are valid, but the campaign itself is a waste of resources that could be better used battling Apple where it counts.

Can Windows Phone 7 Make Up for Microsoft’s Lost Generation? (Broadband Genie)
Microsoft and smartphones. They’re not two words that immediately go together. Not like, say, ‘Apple’ and ‘Tablet’ or ‘BlackBerry’ and ‘business-oriented, keyboard-equipped personal device’. It’s already well established that Microsoft has a serious game of catch-up to play in the smartphone market, but will Windows Phone 7 help them make up the pace?

Video: Windows 7 Tablet VS. iPad (TechNews Daily)
The iPad has garnered far more attention and praise than any of the Windows 7 tablets expected to arrive at the end of this year. Few people have had a good look at how the two types of tablets compare, until now. A new video shows a Windows 7 tablet going head to head with an Apple iPad.

Microsoft and the Malaise of its Stillborn Projects (Irish Times)
Perhaps it is the firm’s scale that has caused development of the Kin and Courier to backfire, writes DANNY O’BRIEN. WHAT IS going on at Microsoft? Last April, the company announced, with great fanfare, the launch of their Kin range of mobile phones. Less than three months later, the company killed the product, announcing that it was ending production of the US version and cancelling any global roll-out.

Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint Development Environments, My Guidance (Chris Johnson)
At most conferences or events I get cornered by at least two or three people wanting my opinion on how to best set up their development environments.  Questions like: •Should I have all my developers on one shared SharePoint server? •Should I virtualize? •What spec PCs should I buy our developers?

Microsoft Office 2010 File Compatibility (Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering)
Have you been looking for a tool to help you assess compatibility of your existing Office files and macros as you prepare to deploy Microsoft Office 2010?  We have recently released the tool to help you identify potential concerns before you migrate. The Office Migration Planning Manager 2010, referred to as OMPM, has been released to help you assess and migrate documents for Office 2010.

FREE SharePoint Events You Must Attend in Aug 2010 (Meet Dux)
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Enough of the “my-company-doesn’t-have-budget-for-me-to-attend-SharePoint-training-or-seminar-or-conference” excuse! If you’re in Metro Washington, DC or elsewhere, FREE up your calendar and make sure you attend these FREE, upcoming, top-notch SharePoint events led by industry leaders:

Upgrading a SharePoint 2007 WCM Site to SharePoint 2010 WCM (Andrew Connell)
Over the last year I’ve demonstrated a few times how to upgrade a SharePoint 2007 WCM site to SharePoint 2010 at various conferences such as the SharePoint Conference in October 2009 and TechEd 2010. While there are plenty of ways to do this, I thought I’d document my demo for others to duplicate in their own environment.

SharePoint: The User Group Phenomena (End User SharePoint)
Technical user groups are a very interesting phenomena, it seems that many user groups take on a personality of their own. Each one takes on a different format, some groups have a strong base of members that attend without fail, and some have a revolving door attendance where you never know how many will show up.

Inconvenient SharePoint 2010 Content Query Web Part and Anonymous Access (Waldek Mastykarz)
Since the release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) has served us very well as probably the best content aggregation solution available on the SharePoint platform. And while I’ve been using it heavily for Web Content Management solutions for the last three years with great success, I got really surprised when I found out that the CQWP provided with SharePoint 2010 doesn’t work with anonymous access!

The First SharePoint Saturday UK Event…Ever! (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Hi, allow me to introduce myself – I’m Tony Pounder (@WorTony) and I’m a Senior SharePoint Consultant and Director of Intelligent Decisioning.  Along with Brett Lonsdale (@brettlonsdale) of Lightning Tools and BDC Metaman fame, and Mark Macrae (@m_macrae) of Intelligent Decisioning, I am organizing the first SharePoint Saturday event to be held in the UK.

Mindsharp SharePoint 2010 Power End User (Day 1): The Fun Begins! (SharePoint 2010)
I’ll be posting all week about Mindsharp’s SharePoint 2010 Power End User Beta class, where I’m attending as an online participant. I also attended their SharePoint 2007 Power End User class back in March. Though I considered myself an “informed” SharePoint 2007 end user when I started, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I learned – and I referred to the course book just last week. Since I know a lot less about SharePoint 2010, I’m pretty excited to see the new material.

Guest Blog by Ruven Gotz: Best Practice – Attend the Best Practices Conference (The Bamboo Team Blog)
Sometimes, when I am a few weeks away from speaking at a conference, a friend in the town where I’m going may write to me to say: What times are you speaking? Maybe we can meet up right after your session. I have to let my friend down gently and tell them: Sorry, I’m not just there to speak, but to learn as well.

SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Operations Support Administrator – Pax River Naval Air Station, MD
The SharePoint Operations Support Administrator will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 or SharePoint 2010 Enterprise environments.  The administrator will have a complete understanding of SharePoint architecture, as well as extensive experience in system integration, performance monitoring, and securing and managing a SharePoint environment.  Further duties include assisting with system design, and maintaining farm availability, reliability, and stability.  In addition, the administrator will install and deploy SharePoint services, perform system upgrades and patching, make recommendations for system improvements, and ensure the integrity of the SharePoint Farm data in accordance with NAVAIR and DISA policy, and industry best practices.

SharePoint Developer – Washington, DC
The Arcanum Group is seeking a SharePoint designer for a contract project.  Candidate should have experience working with a SharePoint architect and end users to define requirements, design architecture, and develop solutions on SharePoint Portal Server/MOSS 2007 utilizing the SharePoint Object Model. Experience developing forms, templates, web-parts, and workflows, as well as assisting in deploying to customer Development, QA, and Production environments and troubleshooting related issues.  Understanding of SharePoint out-of-the-box functionality as well as knowledge of 3rd party web parts and solutions. Must be able to work well on a team.

Microsoft Updates
“You must specify a value for this required field” error message when you save an attachment in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 list item (Microsoft Support)
Consider the following scenario. You install 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 2. You save an attachment in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 list item. However, you do not input anything in the Title field. In this scenario, you cannot save the attachment. Additionally, you receive the following error message: “You must specify a value for this required field.”

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