Following in my tradition of forgetting dates, I just realized that SharePoint Daily turned three this past weekend. I never dreamed that in three years that Daily would have gone from an idea to a site with one billion daily readers. OK, maybe I haven’t reached the billion mark, but it gives me something to work towards. Before signing off I would like to take this time to say Thank You to all of my readers. I couldn’t have kept this site going without your input, news tips and requests. Your comments and feedback make it all worth it. If you can, stop by later this afternoon for some late birthday cake and we will make a party out of it. –Chris
Top News Stories
SharePoint 2010 Mobility – A Comprehensive Quick Reference Guide and Roadmap Development Strategy (Focus)
My teams along with myself at EPC Group.net have been developing a large number of mobile compatible SharePoint 2010 sites and information architecture strategies to ensure clients are not faced with an entire new project (down the road) once the organization or institution is ready to go mobile. Rather than some of my typical articles around best practices as well as playing devil’s advocate, I have put together the following to help you ask some hard questions of your organization around its mobile roadmap as well as some technical aspects of SharePoint 2010’s vast mobile capabilities.
Get SMART: Make Sure You Have Quantifiable Objectives for Your SharePoint Solution! (Essential SharePoint)
It’s important to make sure that you have meaningful and realistic objectives for your SharePoint solution. If you want business decision makers to pay attention, your objectives need a measurable target. In 2009, strategy consulting firm McKinsey conducted a survey to identify how companies are benefiting from Web 2.0 solutions. Close to 70% of the respondents reported that their companies have gained measurable business results, including:
Why Pick Office 365 Over Free Cloud Tools? (ZDNet)
Microsoft has been offering business cloud services for some time, starting with its LiveMeeting conferencing product, and more recently its BPOS cloud servers. LiveMeeting may have been easy to use, but BPOS needed as much as hand-holding as your own server farm. Meanwhile the free and paid versions of Google Apps proved far easier to exploit and manage, while free tools such as Google Docs formed a useful ad hoc collaboration platform — making them popular with enterprises of all sizes.
Why Enterprises will Skip Windows 8 (ComputerWorld)
Enterprise IT had a good business case for moving off the nearly decade old Windows XP operating system and onto the more modern Windows 7. Windows 8 is shaping up to be a different story. The world doesn’t know much about Windows 8 right now, but one thing is clear: The transition from Windows’ traditional desktop user interface (UI) to the new, touch-based Metro UI will make for a rocky transition. Fresh from a Windows 7 upgrade that has moved corporate Windows desktops into the current decade, IT is likely skip Windows 8, even if consumers embrace it.
Microsoft Opens Garage to Spark Innovation (CNET)
It’s typical for Microsoft to show off its latest wares at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, if only to amp up partners’ enthusiasm for hawking the software giant’s goods. Some of the biggest gasps from the partisan crowd of 15,000 partners at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last week came for a nifty little program, the Lync Conversation Translator.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Market Strategy: 10 Major Flaws (eWeek)
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 was supposed to be the operating system that would carry Microsoft’s mobile banner for the next few years. When Microsoft launched the platform, the software company said that Windows Phone 7 would be the reliable choice for those who want a high-quality mobile operating system and devices that will satisfy their needs. However, Windows Phone 7 so far has not fulfilled that promise. The operating system lacks the polish that consumers and enterprise users are finding in competing platforms, such as iOS and BlackBerry OS. But most significantly, few consumers even consider Microsoft’s option a worthwhile competitor to Android. At this point, the marks against Windows Phone 7 far outweigh the advantages the platform enjoys.
Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager 1.0 Released (IIS)
The newly released Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager pulls together an end-to-end video workflow that allows you to create live streaming events, transcode on-demand content, manage and publish video, edit video, and insert mid-roll advertisements. This open-source release can be used by enterprises, educational institutions, and broadcasting companies to manage their video assets using a lightweight and highly-customizable solution built on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Media Platform (MMP) technologies, including Silverlight 4, IIS Media Services 4.0, and Expression Encoder 4.
Google+ Speeds Up Social Business Plans (CMSWire)
Though Google had initially planned to test business partners on Google+ sometime in the next “few months,” it sounds like the Internet giant has decided to speed things up to next week. Could Plus be the social business network we’ve all been waiting for? Wrote Christian Oestlien, a Google group product manager, in a blog post yesterday: If you have not already, please be sure to submit your business for our test phase. We will be closing this form on Friday (July 15th) at 6pm PST. To the thousands upon thousands of businesses that applied to be a part: THANK YOU! We won’t be able to accommodate everyone, but your interest has got us very focused on accelerating our development plans.
Around the Blogosphere
Display News Pages with CQWP – Part III (Me & My SharePoint Designer)
This blog shows how to create a news ticker with Content By Query Web Part (CQWP), how you can make items slide from right to left with help of SharePoint Designer 2010. In this example you will modify ItemStyle.xsl and ContentQueryMain.xsl and use a portion CSS. In Part 1 in this series I wrote about CQWP and how to create a custom template in ItemStyle.xsl and how to use CSS for the styles. In Part 2 I wrote about how to display the latest 5 news by category and how to separate them by tabs.
SharePoint in the Cloud Roundtable (Owen Allen’s Blog)
So Right But So Wrong – AIIM’s SharePoint Strategies & Experiences WhitePaper (21apps)
The purpose behind this blog post (the ‘Why’ if you will) is to offer our assessment of AIIM’s recent SharePoint Strategies & Experiences White Paper and highlight our views, relevant experiences and tools and techniques that 21apps use to tackle some of the most common and problematic challenges facing organisations implementing SharePoint.
Finally: DebugDiag 1.2 Available on Microsoft Download Center (Stefan Goßner)
Finally after a long beta phase the final version of DebugDiag 1.2 has been released. The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes additional debugging scripts focused on Internet Information Services (IIS) applications, SharePoint, web data access components, COM+ and related Microsoft technologies.
Managed Metadata – Changing Terms (Social-Point)
I was asked the question recently as to what was the behavior of the Managed Metadata Service when you wanted to change a term. I started to answer and realized I’d never completely tested the scenario. So here goes!
Speaking Truth About SharePoint (AIIM)
We all know the first signs that our politicians are not being entirely candid — when their lips move. We all know that banks get robbed because that’s where the money is — even by their own bankers. Our powers of BS detection are tested and strengthened each day when elected officials, corporate leaders, and attention-starved celebrities keep two separate ledgers: (1) their words, and (2) deeds. The journalism industry may never recover but exposing hypocrisy is as much a winning business model as a self-protective impulse that keeps our ‘honest’ doubts in line with our ‘reasonable’ expectations. So how do we keep our BS detectors in working order during SharePoint deployments?
Hey, You Know What’s Not a Word? ‘On-premise’ is Not a Word (The Bamboo Team Blog)
For the most part, I’ve been holding my tongue on this topic for some time now, but I can no longer maintain my silence in good conscience. Granted, what I’m about to say, I say in self-defense as much as I say it as an instance of, shall we say, editorial humanitarianism, but I say it in the sincere hope of changing the behavior of droves of tech writers out there. I’ll let you in on a secret: All editors, even easygoing guys like me, have their personal editorial pet peeves, those commonly misspelled words or grammatical errors that just put us on tilt. Well, with cloud computing rocketing into the mainstream over the past few years, the one that has shot straight to the top spot on my own editorial pet peeves hit list is the growing popularity of the misspelling of the word “on-premises.”
SharePoint Job Listings*
Lead SharePoint Developer – Columbus, Ohio
Manifest Solutions is currently seeking a Lead SharePoint Developer for a position in Columbus, Ohio. Developer will be working closely with the Agile Iteration Manager and the success of this position will be directly related to making documents and drawings available and easily accessible to employees and contractors from a centralized, shared location. The Enterprise Consumer Portal will provide parties with up-to-date documents accessible over the intranet. This position is responsible for initiating a new Agile team to develop SharePoint Portal as the front-end to the Enterprise Documentum repository. This Lead SharePoint Developer position will provide technical direction as an experienced Agile practitioner.
SharePoint Web Developer – Aurora, Illinois
Will design, code, test, debug, document and maintain SharePoint applications, systems and libraries. Assist in the migration of Lotus Notes to SharePoint. Will generate weekly status reports with a breakdown of time spent on projects, information on branding, and any other pertinent information related to supporting the system.
Plan for SharePoint Workspace 2010 (TechNet)
When you plan a Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 deployment, consider your organization’s needs and objectives, especially in the context of the deployment options that are discussed here. The following references may also be helpful: For information about how to deploy SharePoint Workspace 2010 after planning your objectives, see Configure and customize SharePoint Workspace 2010. For information about how to deploy SharePoint Workspace 2010 for a Microsoft Groove Server-managed environment, see Deployment for Groove Server 2010.
- July 19, Birmingham, United Kingdom – How to Deliver Business Value through SharePoint
- July 20, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- July 20, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Framework Solutions Webinar
- July 20, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- July 20, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Administration Webinar
- July 20, Online – Information Architecture and Enterprise Search: Better Together Webinar
- July 21, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- July 21, Online – SharePoint in the Cloud: Evaluating Impact, Pros and Cons
- July 26, Online – Enterprise Search with SharePoint 2010 and FAST
- July 27, Online – Don’t Fight Social Technology; Harness It Webinar
- 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
- August 11, Online – Turning SharePoint Governance into a Proactive Practice
- August 11-13, Washington, D.C. – SharePoint Saturday: The Conference
- August 17, Online – Self Service BI at work, an example of a powerful user-created report in PowerPivot
- August 20, Columbus, Ohio – SharePoint Saturday
- August 24, Online – SharePoint 2010 Fluent User Interface
- September 24, Manchester, New Hampshire – SharePoint Saturday
- October 3-6, Anaheim, California – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011
- November 12, Nottingham, UK – SharePoint Saturday
- July 19, Online – SharePoint Project Management Central Application Administrative Training – Bamboo Solutions
- July 19-20, Dallas, Texas – Exploring SharePoint 2010 – New Features – SharePoint Solutions
- July 19-22, Dallas, Texas – SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and Planning – SharePoint Solutions
- July 22, Online – How to Build a Project Management Information System (PMIS) – Innovative-e
- July 25-29, Online – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- July 25-29, Washington, D.C. – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- July 26, Online – Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders – Bamboo Solutions
- July 26, Online – Microsoft Project 2010 Jumpstart – Innovative-e
- July 28, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers – Bamboo Solutions
- July 28-29, New York, New York – Delivering SharePoint Success Mentoring Workshop – Innovative-e
- August 1-5, Online – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- August 1-5, Huntsville, Alabama – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- August 2, Online – SharePoint Project Management Central End User Training – Bamboo Solutions
- August 3, Online – Knowledge Base Accelerator Application Administration – Bamboo Solutions
- August 4, Online – Executive Briefing – Empower Your Organization with SharePoint – Innovative-e
- August 8-11, Online – SharePoint 2010 End User – Mindsharp
- August 8-11, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 End User – Mindsharp
- August 9, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers I – Bamboo Solutions
- August 15-18, Online – SharePoint 2010 End User – Mindsharp
- August 11, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers II – Bamboo Solutions
- August 15-18, Huntsville, Alabama – SharePoint 2010 End User – Mindsharp
- August 15-19, Online – SharePoint 2010 Administration Core Technologies – Mindsharp
- August 15-19, Washington, D.C. – SharePoint 2010 Administration Core Technologies – Mindsharp
- August 16-17, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- August 16-17, Reston, Virginia – Delivering SharePoint Success Mentoring Workshop – Innovative-e
- August 16-19, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- August 23, Online – Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders – Bamboo Solutions
- August 23-24, Nashville, Tennessee – Exploring SharePoint 2010 – New Features – SharePoint Solutions
- August 23-26, Nashville, Tennessee – SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and Planning – SharePoint Solutions
- August 24, Online – How to Build a Project Management Information System (PMIS) – Innovative-e
- August 25, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers – Bamboo Solutions
- August 29-September 1, Online – SharePoint 2010 End User – Mindsharp
- August 29-September 2, Online – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- August 29-September 2, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- August 29-September 2, Online – SharePoint Designer 2010 – Mindsharp
- August 29-September 2, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint Designer 2010 – Mindsharp
- September 5-9, Online – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- September 5-9, Washington, D.C. – SharePoint Foundation 2010 Developer – Mindsharp
- September 5-9, Huntsville, Alabama – SharePoint Designer 2010 – Mindsharp
- September 7, Online – Knowledge Base Accelerator Application Administration – Bamboo Solutions
- September 8, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers II – Bamboo Solutions
- September 9, Online – Microsoft Project 2010 Jumpstart – Innovative-e
- September 12-15, Online – Power End User – Mindsharp
- September 12-15, Minneapolis, Minnesota – Power End User – Mindsharp
- September 13, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers I – Bamboo Solutions
- September 20-21, Denver, Colorado – Delivering SharePoint Success Mentoring Workshop – Innovative-e
- September 21-23, Online – Organizing Information Using SharePoint 2010 – Mindsharp
- September 21-23, Minneapolis, Minnesota – Organizing Information Using SharePoint 2010 – Mindsharp
- September 22, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers – Bamboo Solutions
- September 23, Online – Executive Briefing – Empower Your Organization with SharePoint – Innovative-e
- September 27, Online – Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders – Bamboo Solutions
- September 29, Online – How to Build a Project Management Information System (PMIS) – Innovative-e
- October 5, Online – Knowledge Base Accelerator Application Administration – Bamboo Solutions
- October 11, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers I – Bamboo Solutions
- October 13, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Collaboration Enablers II – Bamboo Solutions
- October 18, Online – Bamboo Component Training – List Extenders – Bamboo Solutions
- October 27, Online – Bamboo Component Training – Administration Enhancers – Bamboo Solutions
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