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Office365 for the Enterprise, SharePoint in the Cloud at TECHED2012 (CMSWire)
With broad adoption of SharePoint 2010 coupled with the business need to drive down costs and management overhead of information technology, many organizations are looking more closely at hosted versions of SharePoint — both private and public cloud offerings, as well as Office365. Questions about the service popped up again this weekend while I was presenting at SharePoint Saturday Orlando (#SPSORL) before making my way over to #TechEd2012 across town. So I was very interested in the session on Office365 for the Enterprise, presented by one of Microsoft’s service managers.
TechEd Day 2: Microsoft Outlines ‘Enterprise Ready’ Windows 8 (RedmondMag)
Microsoft’s Day 2 keynote today at TechEd focused on the basics of Windows 8, contending it will be ready for the enterprise when available. Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president for Windows Web Services at Microsoft, offered no news about Microsoft’s latest operating system, which is currently available as a “release preview” test version and expected for final release in the fall. His presentation mostly seemed designed to get IT pros and developers onboard with a theme that “Windows 8 is enterprise ready by design.” However, much of the talk concerned Microsoft’s somewhat opaque new user interfaces in Windows 8.
Microsoft Offers Glimpse of Office 2013 on Windows RT Tablet (ZDNet)
The June 12 Microsoft TechEd keynote was billed as being all about Windows 8 for business. But the only bit of new information shared during the hour-and-a-half presentation was a quick glimpse of branding for the next version of Office, codenamed “Office 15.” During a demonstration on stage of Windows on ARM, Director of Program Management Linda Averett showed a quick glimpse of what Excel will look like on a Windows on ARM tablet. The software was identified as a preview of “Office 2013 RT” (with the “RT” representing Windows RT, the final name of Windows on ARM).
Windows Phone 8 Leak Reportedly Shows Baked-in Skype and More (SlashGear)
Screenshots rumored to show Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 Apollo refresh have leaked, showing Skype integration, a new camera UI and more. The images, shared with Nokia Innovation, also show the interface of Nokia Drive 3.0 complete with traffic data and speed limit warnings. According to the Skype screenshot – shown below – Windows Phone 8 will support answering incoming video calls as either video or voice-only. There’ll also apparently be the ability to start a Skype chat directly from individual contact entries.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Updates IE, RDP, Certificate Tool (PCMagazine)
Microsoft released seven security bulletins addressing 26 unique vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and other applications as part of June’s Patch Tuesday release on June 12. The company separately announced changes to its automatic updater to block untrusted security certificates. Microsoft updated the updater tool after researchers at Kaspersky Lab uncovered how the Flame malware had gamed the process.
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June 21 FREE Webinar: 5 Risky SharePoint Temptations for Executives (MeetDux)
I’d like to invite you to a FREE webinar “Executives Beware: 5 Risky SharePoint Temptations for Executives” webinar on Thursday June 21, 2012 at 2:00pm ET. Join Julie Auletta, solutions director of Bamboo Solutions, and myself for an in-depth look into the “temptations” or mistakes that executives make when it comes to implementing SharePoint in the enterprise.
SharePoint and InfoPath 2010 – Conditionally Hide Form Fields (SharePoint Nirvana)
Some things are just easier in SharePoint 2010 than they were in earlier versions. A prime example is when you want to do anything clever with list forms. Consider the basic list form below. This is what I’d see if I were adding a new task to my SharePoint Task List. To illustrate my example I’ve added two extra fields to the Task List, a Yes/No field called Special Conditions Applied (with a default of No), and a text field called Special Conditions Description. Both are highlighted in red below;
SP 2010: Customizing the Forms for External Lists (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 by using Custom Field Controls and jQuery (Tobias Zimmergren)
As many of you know, customizing a form for a SharePoint list isn’t very tricky to do – but when it comes to modifying the forms for an External List it becomes a bit more of a challenge. In this article I will walk you through how the BCS (Business Connectivity Services) model can enable you to modify the New- and Editforms by creating and utilizing your own Custom Field Controls and I will also talk about how you can change the behavior and rendering of your DisplayForm using jQuery.
Metro SharePoint Directory–Reading from Lists (Fear and Loathing)
As yet another follow-up to the various posts I made on building a Metro-style directory of sorts in SharePoint here and here, one thing that’s been asked a few times already is reading from a list. In the original post we called the getSubWebsForCurrentUser method to fetch a list of sites. What if you wanted something more generic? Here’s a solution that will let you read from a list instead.
SharePoint and Silverlight: Do They Have a Future Together? (INDUSA)
Silverlight, as most of you would know is Microsoft’s answer to Flash for building rich internet applications. How do you think will it feature in SharePoint development and what are the chances of they combining together in the near future?
How to Fix “The webpage cannot be found” in SharePoint 2010 My Sites (SharePoint 2010)
Working in SharePoint 2010, it’s a common occurrence to click on someone’s account name in People and Groups to show that user’s My Site. An all-too common occurrence in this scenario involves receiving “The webpage cannot be found” response, as shown below. Seeing this response means that your server has not yet been configured for My Sites. In this article, we will take a look at how to fix this issue for your SharePoint 2010 server.
Finally … Actually Working in Microsoft Project 2010 (The Bottom-Line PM)
So in real-time, I’m back from my vacation and I had an awesome time, thanks for asking. But in blog-time, I am still planning the vacation from which I just returned. I have been watching Dux’s video about how to use Microsoft Project and kind of following along as he goes. I have created my WBS, and I think I’m just about ready to actually open up and use Microsoft Project 2010. I figured that, once I had my WBS items –the brain dump of tasks I need to complete in order to make my vacation project happen– I would put them into the task list in the “View” pane of Microsoft Project. Apparently this isn’t the case.
SharePoint Job Listings*
SharePoint Admin/Engineer – Reston, Virginia
TEKsystems is looking to identify a SharePoint Admin for an opportunity directly supporting the Department of Defense. The candidate will be a Senior Systems Administrator (SA) on both DoD classified and unclassified networks. The SA should have experience in Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Server 2008, VMware ESX, and certified Information Assurance Technical Level 2 (IAT 2). The candidate will be responsible for managing two junior SAs and for installing, operating, and performing daily maintenance of a medium size production farm consisting of seven servers on a classified network and seven servers on an unclassified network.
SharePoint Developer – Creve Coeur, MO
The primary role of the developer is to develop solutions in SharePoint 2010 using C#, ASP.NET, XML, XSL/XSLT, CSS, and HTML. The developer works directly with the BA and QT (Quality Technician) to understand requirements and deliver solutions. Technical skills are the key to this role but we also require excellent communication skill (both written and oral).
Office 911: Unify Domains with Office 365 (Channel 9)
If you’ve got a bazillion different domains from all kinds of services, Office 365 has a better way to bring it all together and give your customers an easy way to interact with you.
- June 13, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- June 13, Online – Approaches to Search-Based Applications using SharePoint, FAST and 3rd-Party tools
- June 14, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Workflow Conductor Webinar
- June 14, Online – Critical Path Training No Cost Webinar Series: Developers Approach to Search Applications with Matthew McDermott
- June 19, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Community Central Webinar
- June 19, Online – Managed Metadata Maturity: Case Studies of Enterprise Information Management in SharePoint 2010
- June 20, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- June 20, Online – Selecting and Protecting the Right SharePoint Backup Targets
- June 20, Online – Understanding SharePoint Metadata and it’s Application to the Information Lifecycle
- June 21, Online – Executives Beware: 5 Risky SharePoint Temptations for Executives
- June 21, Online – Leveraging SharePoint 2010 for Managing SOPs and Unified Records Management
- June 21, Online – Leveraging SharePoint 2010 for Managing SOPs and Unified Records Management
- June 25-27, Denver, Colorado – SharePoint Fest
- June 26, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
- June 27, Online – SharePoint Portal Solutions – Aligning Business Process, User Needs and Content
- June 28, Online – Bamboo SharePoint Time Tracking & Management Webinar
- June 30, Dayton, Ohio – SharePoint Saturday
- June 30, Adelaide, Australia - SharePoint Saturday
- June 30, San Diego, California – SharePoint Saturday
- July 7, Toronto, ON – SharePoint Saturday
- July 28, New York, New York – SharePoint Saturday
- July 28, Louisville, Kentucky – SharePoint Saturday
- September 25-27, Chicago, Illinois – SharePoint Fest
- June 18-21, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 Power End User – Mindsharp
- June 18-22, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 Foundation Developer – Mindsharp
- June 20, Online – Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training – Bamboo Solutions
- June 20-22, Calgary, AB – SharePoint Information Architecture – How to Optimize Findability in SharePoint – Earley & Associates
- June 21, Online – Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training – Session 2 – Bamboo Solutions
- June 25-29, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies – Mindsharp
- June 26, Online – Project Management Central End User Training – Bamboo Solutions
- June 26-27, Arlington, Virginia – Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- June 26-29, Arlington, Virginia – Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- July 3, Online – Workflow Conductor Designer Training – Bamboo Solutions
- July 9-13, Online – SharePoint 2010 Foundation Developer – Mindsharp
- July 10-13, Nashville, Tennessee – InfoPath 2010/SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deep Dive – SharePoint Solutions
- July 10-13, Online – SharePoint 2010 Power End User – Mindsharp
- July 13, Online – Bamboo Select – Bamboo Solutions
- July 16-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer – Mindsharp
- July 16-20, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint 2010 Designer – Mindsharp
- July 17-18, Chicago, Illinois – Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- July 17-20, Chicago, Illinois – Introduction to SharePoint Server 2010 – SharePoint Solutions
- July 18, Online – Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training – Bamboo Solutions
- July, Online – Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training – Session 2 – Bamboo Solutions
- July 19, Online – SharePoint Re-Design And User Adoption Seminar – Mindsharp
- July 23-27, Online – SharePoint 2010 Core Technologies – Mindsharp
- July 24, Online – Project Management Central End User Training – Bamboo Solutions
- July 24-26, Dallas, Texas – Introduction to SharePoint 2010 for Server Administrators – SharePoint Solutions
- July 30-Aug 3, Online – SharePoint 2010 Power End User – Mindsharp
- July 30-Aug 3, Online – SharePoint 2010 Foundation Developer – Mindsharp
- August 1-3, Minneapolis, Minnesota – SharePoint Information Architecture – How to Optimize Findability in SharePoint- Earley & Associates
- August 7, Online – Workflow Conductor Designer Training – Bamboo Solutions
- August 22, Online – Project Management Central (3.0) Application Administrative Training – Bamboo Solutions
- August 24, Online – Bamboo Select – Bamboo Solutions
- August 28, Online – Project Management Central End User Training – Bamboo Solutions
- August 28-30, Toronto, ON – SharePoint Information Architecture – How to Optimize Findability in SharePoint – Earley & Associates
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