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SharePoint Readiness Resources for Customers
Found this great site where you can search for readiness resources online. Includes courses, webcasts and more. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/readiness/pages/search.aspx
16 Oct 2008
New SharePoint iFilters
We released our Filter Pack for SharePoint this week. A must have for everyone! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60c92a37-719c-4077-b5c6-cac34f4227cc&DisplayLang=en Since many products are built on the underlying SharePoint Search platform this filter pack adds capabilities...
23 Dec 2007
Search… the holy grail of information management!
Outline: Importance of Search Industry endeavors Microsoft & Search Strategy & Vision Where are we at? Where are we headed? Partner contributions The road forward
28 Nov 2006
ASP.NET webparts in SharePoint 2007
So how do normal developers code SharePoint webparts? I get this question asked several times. I usually point them the way of msdn.microsoft.com, devx.com, asp.net or some other dev sites with some great articles to walk them through their first webpart. Now, I've got two more options for you! First...
5 Dec 2006
SharePoint Community Search
SPCS ;) – since we're so fond of Acronyms at MS! Lawrence does it again. He's turning into my personal hero. This guy is prolific in his output. And full of great ideas. You should check out his blog sometime. The update for today is his SharePoint Community Search – and I strongly recommend you check...
9 Dec 2006
Almost every other customer wanted this information during my visits. I expect you'll find that your more enlightened customers will love these resources. Use it in your discussions and also to enhance your own understanding of SharePoint usage. Previously Released: Compliance features in the 2007...
14 Jun 2007
Here’s a good reason to read blogs – you get tons of info for very little effort! And same applies to my emails/blog entries. Extensive List of SharePoint resources – from a link in Patrick Tisseghem’s blog. http://bander.blogspirit.com/archive/2006/09/07/2007-moss-resource-links-microsoft-office...
10 Sep 2006
I met Mike Gannotti in Seattle in July last year. He presented at a small team gathering and told us of the work he'd done around Knowledge Centers. That idea stuck with me and here's the complete series he's posted on getting them up and running. Have a look at the first: http://sharepoint.microsoft...
2 Jan 2008
I found this amazing directory with tools for SharePoint. Some of these tools are quite useful and free! Great list for an integrator or SharePoint customer. These tools should help you increase your ROI by delivering even more value to your people. http://www.sharepointreviews.com/
7 Apr 2009
SharePoint 2007 and workflow!
Some good news! MOSS has RTM'd – that means by December 1st week, you should be able to download the release (Final) version a copy from your Volume License subscription! And Arabic is one of the first wave to be released, so look out for that too J Regarding workflow – we've got a whole load of resources...
13 Nov 2006
Wow, my last post was on the 12 th of May! That's a reflection of year-end madness we get infected with at MS. So, now that that's done with, I can return to posting again. Update. I've been reallocated as an SSP. So now I'm SSP Biz Productivity. Translation – I was a Techie and now I'm more into...
7 Sep 2008
Well, they're not too frequent, but here's some questions customers and partners have asked me about SharePoint lately. Q: Where's the Arabic Language Pack? A: At this stage, we do have WSS 3.0 language packs for Arabic. Please download them from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
20 Nov 2006
Configure SharePoint to receive email
To configure SharePoint to receive emails into document libraries, you need to perform 2 steps: Configure trusted email server Configure individual site to receive email Step 1: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/bd99c3a9-0333-4c1c-9793-a145769e48e61033.mspx?mfr=true Step...
26 Mar 2007
MOSS B2 Dev Map
Found this on a DL a few moments ago and I figured I just had to share it! It's a hidden gem for developers and a must have wall decoration to impress the hell outta everyone. Here's the MOSS Developer's Map . According to the poster on the DL this looks great printed in A3, color.
15 Sep 2006
Recently in a personal review I got from my colleagues, I got the feedback that I need to simplify, simplify and simplify! So noting that here’s some really simple stuff you can do with SharePoint – hehe.. I think you’ll understand their feeling soon. Using SharePoint instead of Email Attachments: http...
3 Mar 2009
So how do you learn the basics about SharePoint when everyone's talking about the really complex stuff? Here's Gorilla Training's wiki that does just that! If you wanted to play around with the BDC here's another really interesting tool I found online: The BDC Metaman and here's some history .
14 Jan 2007
VS 2005 extensions for WSS v3
Another cool download for VS 2005. Programmers gear up! Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications: Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates Web Part Team...
21 Nov 2006
Partner Trainings for SharePoint
http://www.robgray.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=5 If you are a Microsoft Partner, check out some of this online training that you can do. Overview and What's New in the 2007 Microsoft Office System Clients Online Seminars This webcast introduces the key investment areas for...
17 May 2007
The Official SharePoint Community Portal!
Hello all, We've got a Community Portal! Please do check it out at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/sharepoint I'd appreciate it if you guys give me some comments on whats on the site and what you'd like to see. Very soon we will be integrating with Passport to allow you to post your feedback onto...
21 Feb 2007
SharePoint Tools by ITEgypt Corp
Hosam from ITEgypt Corp is a very passionate SharePoint developer. I got to know him quite recently and he's always been very excited about SharePoint and has delivered several tools to customers in Egypt. Here's the last article from his blog : SharePoint Tools Many customers who use Sharepoint...
13 Dec 2006
Migrating from CMS 2002 and SPS 2003
With the upcoming release of SharePoint 2007, migration from legacy CMS 2002 sites and SPS 2003 intranets is a genuine concern as MOSS 2007 approaches release. Here are some of the common partner questions I’ve heard: - What should I sell in the meantime? - How are we going to migrate existing...
23 Aug 2006
Some new blog posts on Office & SharePoint
Source: http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/ Office Applications Office 2010 Website | RSS Feed Office 2010: Visuals and Branding - 11-Dec-2009 Digital Signatures in Office 2010 - 08-Dec-2009 Office Access Website | RSS Feed Resize forms with ShrinkerStretcher v11.0 ...
15 Dec 2009
AJAX and MOSS
I've heard a few of you ask about AJAX in MOSS 2007. Yeah, OOB MOSS doesn't support the ASP.NET AJAX framework, so here's an interesting bit of reading for you – thanks to Jose , whose post, I picked it from: AJAX is not a specific technology but a set of technologies, mostly related to using client...
7 Aug 2007
Role Based mysites
Dear All, I'm very excited to present to you some Role Based MySites available from Microsoft. As you could possibly imagine these are going to serve as excellent models for customizing mysites for vertical industries as well. Check our web site to learn more about all of the role-based templates...
17 May 2007
FBA in MOSS
Excellent post on how to configure Forms Based Authentication (FBA) in MOSS: http://devcow.com/blogs/jdattis/archive/2007/02/23/Office_SharePoint_Server_2007_Forms_Based_Authentication_FBA_Walkthrough_Part_1.aspx http://devcow.com/blogs/jdattis/archive/2007/03/01/Office_SharePoint_Server_2007_Forms_Based_Authentication_FBA_w_MySites_Walkthrough_Part_2...
20 Aug 2007
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