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SharePoint & the iPad, a Tale of Two Platforms (CMSWire)
It is the best of times, it is the age of the iPad, and cloud computing. It’s the epoch of multi touch, of swipe and tap. According to Gartner, tablets sales this year will reach more than 50 million units, and more than 100 by 2012. When compared to the 19.7 million sold in 2010 (also according to Gartner) the figures speak for themselves. Of course if you use SharePoint 2010, you might not be as excited. Here’s a look at your options for using SharePoint on the iPad.
How We’re Using SharePoint 2010 to Connect Our People (NetworkWorld)
When you are a company with 500 offices and 15,000 employees, it’s easy for people to lose each other, or never meet at all. For Colliers International, a decentralized commercial real estate firm based in Seattle that does business in 60 countries, the need to connect the local experts operating in all its global markets became vital as the firm expanded its operations.
Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps (InformationWeek)
Judging by the investments that developers — both well-established and start-ups — are making in the collaboration market, software vendors are paying more than lip service to the adage that no man is an island. Certainly, businesses are investigating — and investing in — tools that help employees brainstorm, locate each other, schedule meetings, and communicate via social networks. Collaboration technology itself covers a broad spectrum of devices, from instant messaging and email, to cell phones and videoconferencing equipment. The cloud empowers individuals to use these tools practically anywhere, further boosting corporate productivity and spurring investment. Here’s 15 of the leading cloud collaboration applications.
Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: 5 Lessons Learned from Our Cloud Deployment (Cloud Conversations)
I wanted to share a blog post from Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, where he provides some insight into 5 lessons he’s learned along the path to deploying cloud computing solutions at Microsoft. Tony shared this information with an audience of fellow CIOs at a Forbes and Microsoft CIO network this week in New York. Hopefully the information will prove beneficial to you as you’re considering the right approach to take on your own cloud deployments. Thanks for your time and let me know if you have questions or comments. As always if you have questions on Microsoft’s business cloud offerings, please check out the Cloud Power site. Below is the post from Tony. Thanks – Larry
Microsoft Leans Less on Windows (Seattle Times)
As Windows faltered, Office stepped in and rescued Microsoft. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and business software may not be as sexy as an Apple iPad, but the old reliables helped save the day in the company’s latest quarterly financial report, with growth of 21 percent to $5.3 billion in sales.
Microsoft: PC, Netbook Sales Stink, But There’s Hope (PC Magazine)
Microsoft executives told analysts Thursday that while the expected refresh in corporate business PCs was still in its early stages, overall PC sales were down, as were netbooks. Microsoft reported net income of $5.23 billion on revenue of $16.43 billion, an increase of 31 percent and 13 percent versus the same period a year ago. “This quarter, we again delivered solid financial results reflecting strong business and consumer demand for our products and services,” Peter Klein, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, said in a conference call with analysts. “Despite a mixed PC environment, the breadth and depth of our portfolio drove another quarter of double-digit revenue and earnings per share growth.”
Around the Blogosphere
The ROI of SharePoint Social Features (Measuring the Intangible) (21apps)
When talking about ‘Social Computing’ within the Enterprise, there are two schools of thought as to its return on investment: Everything has a quantifiable financial value or ‘Social Computing’s’ value is not quantifiable, but you should do it anyway. To my mind, the reality is somewhere in between these two points of view. Sometimes a financial ROI is clear, but often it’s a very arduous task trying to assign a monetary value to the return a project can deliver, but in these times of ever increasing competition and austerity measures, everything needs to deliver measurable business value of some kind.
On Gardens and Governance (2nd post) (The SharePoint Guys)
This is the second in a series of posts that plays around with the idea that looking after SharePoint in your organization is a little like looking after a garden. Without some form of control over it, it will quickly deteriorate and end up as something that is neither a pleasure to use nor something from which you derive benefit.
Open the SharePoint 2010 Modal Dialog (SharePoint Dev Notes)
9 Steps Toward a Successful SharePoint Site Transformation (ITPro)
Migration is not just a technical activity – it is a metamorphosis. More and more companies are beginning to understand this as they hear stories from the field, and as they learn the lessons from early migrations to SharePoint 2010. Many are actually slowing their upgrade plans in order to spend more time planning. They are taking advantage of this move as an opportunity to rebuild, redesign, and to transform. But where should companies start? On which areas should they focus their planning?
SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (Ian’s SharePoint Blog)
New in SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit 2.0, the SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (SPDiag 3.0) provides SharePoint administrators with a unified interface that can be used to gather relevant information from a farm, display the results in a meaningful way, identify performance issues, and share or export the collected data and reports for analysis. Before you try and use the Diagnostic Studio, follow the steps in the online help http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh144782.aspx to enable remoting using the following Windows PowerShell commands:
SharePoint 2010 Cookbook: How to Add or Remove a Custom Button on the Ribbon (SharePoint 2010)
SharePoint 2010 contains numerous improvements in the user interface and has been built so that it can be extended even further. By now, I’d guess that most of you have seen the Ribbon in SharePoint 2010, and many of you have probably even tried actions such as adding a button to the Ribbon. As you’ve probably learned, adding a button is quite an easy and intuitive task, but trust me: performing some of the more advanced contextual and dynamic customizations to the Ribbon can really make you sweat! The Ribbon is a great new feature which was introduced in SharePoint 2010. In this article, we will take a look at how to add or remove custom buttons on the Ribbon in SharePoint 2010.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Developer – Quantico, VA
Catapult Consultants, LLC seeks a qualified candidate to perform a variety of tasks related to the development, support, maintenance and organization of SharePoint web properties. Duties will revolve around the design of new sections of the integrated organization-wide Portal or stand-alone SharePoint sites, aggregation of content and applications into the Portal and integration with other enterprise systems and or 3rd party plug-ins. This position will also provide technical support for SharePoint end-users and other members of the IT support team. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule.
Microsoft SharePoint Developer – San Antonio, TX
We have an immediate need for a MS SharePoint Developer/Administrator to join our development team on a full-time basis. We are looking for a candidate with 3 to 5+ years of SharePoint development and administration experience. Our SharePoint solutions utilize a blend of custom configurations and custom code architected for our customers in industries spanning energy, retail, manufacturing and more. Responsibilities include heavy involvement with existing project lead in the software lifecycle from conception to architecture and design, through development and testing, to delivery and maintenance. The candidate should have a solid background in SharePoint administration, from setting up the environment to custom configurations to performing updates, etc.
Deploy a Client Tool for Taking SharePoint Content Offline (Video) (Microsoft TechNet)
This video shows how to deploy Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 to SharePoint client machines so that end users can efficiently synchronize offline work with SharePoint sites. In order to benefit from this video, you should have expertise in the following areas: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 administration; SharePoint site administration; Microsoft Office 2010 policy deployment.
- April 29, Alpharetta, GA – Executive Workshop: Empowering Your Organization with SharePoint 2010
- April 30, Copenhagen, Denmark - SharePoint Saturday
- April 30, St. Louis, Missouri – SharePoint Saturday
- May 2-4, San Diego, California – SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour + Microsoft Bootcamp
- May 4, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 4, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Essentials Webinar
- May 4, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- May 4, Online – Accelerate Your SharePoint Adoption ROI: Ford Foundation and Forrester Make the Case for Smartlogic, Semantics & Semaphore Webinar
- May 5, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 7, Houston, Texas - SharePoint Saturday
- May 7, Atlanta, Georgia – SharePoint Saturday
- May 9-11, San Francisco, California – SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour + Microsoft Bootcamp
- May 10, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Essentials Webinar
- May 10, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Calendar and Scheduling Workshop
- May 10, Birmingham, Alabama – Birmingham SharePoint Users Group
- May 11, Online – The Shape of Collaboration to Come
- May 11, Cambridge, Massachusetts – Boston Area SharePoint Users Group
- May 12, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Data Visualization and Dashboarding Workshop
- May 12, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Lists Workshop
- May 14, Troy, Michigan – SharePoint Saturday
- May 16, Washington, D.C. – Department of State 2011 SharePoint Conference: Share the Power!
- May 17, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 17, Las Vegas, Nevada - Leverage Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success @ NACSTech
- May 18, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 18, Online - Success is Spelled with U: You should get Users Involved Webinar
- May 18, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- May 18, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Administration Webinar
- May 19, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- May 19-20, Denver, Colorado – SharePoint Fest
- May 23-25, San Antonio, Texas – SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour + Microsoft Bootcamp
- May 24, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Data Visualization and Dashboarding Workshop
- May 24, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Lists Workshop
- May 25, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Essentials Webinar
- May 25, Annapolis, MD – Effectively Leveraging Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 for Project Management Success
- May 25, Online – Q&A with the SharePoint MVP Experts
- May 26, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Essentials Webinar
- May 26, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Calendar and Scheduling Workshop
- June 1-3, Boston, Massachusetts – SPTechCon
- June 8-9, Vienna, Austria – SharePoint Konferenz 2011
- June 11, Sri Lanka – SharePoint Saturday
- June 11, Tampa, Florida – SharePoint Saturday
- June 15, Online - Secure and Accessible: Records Management Done Right Webinar
- June 18, Sacramento, California - SharePoint Saturday
- June 20-21, Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - Delivering SharePoint Success Exclusive Mentoring Workshop
- June 22, Online – Q&A with the SharePoint MVP Experts
- July 27, Chicago, Illinois – SharePoint Fest
- July 30, New York, New York - SharePoint Saturday
- August 8-10, Chicago, Illinois – SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour + Microsoft Bootcamp
- September 24, Manchester, New Hampshire – SharePoint Saturday
- October 3-6, Anaheim, California - Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011
- May 2-13, Winchester, Virginia – SharePoint 2010 Immersion – SusQtech
- May 10, Online – SharePoint PM Central Application Administrative Training – Bamboo
- May 17, Online – SharePoint 2010 End User Training – SusQtech
- May 17, Online – SharePoint 2010 Site Administrator Training – SusQtech
- May 17, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- May 17, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- May 23-25, Winchester, Virginia – SharePoint Designer 2010 – SusQtech
- May 24, Online – SharePoint PM Central End User Training – Bamboo
- May 24, Nashville, Tennessee – Exploring SharePoint 2010 – New Features – SharePoint Solutions
- May 24, Nashville, Tennessee – SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and Planning – SharePoint Solutions
- May 26-27, Winchester, Virginia – Styling & Branding in SharePoint 2010 – SusQtech
- June 7, Online – SharePoint PM Central Application Administrative Training – Bamboo
- June 21, Online – SharePoint PM Central End User Training – Bamboo
- June 22, Online – SharePoint 2010 End User Training – SusQtech
- June 22, Online – SharePoint 2010 Site Administrator Training – SusQtech
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