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My recent use of SharePoint 2010
Finally after a long wait (time hardly matters), the Center of Expertise is ready! I’ve got 4 amazing dudes working with me and they’re specialists in various technologies: Name Specialization Amr Ammar UC & Exchange TSP Ashraf Mansour SharePoint & Office TSP Ibrahim Sedky UC & Exchange SSP...
5 Nov 2010
SharePoint in Hero sessions!
HERO September 2010 Sessions Session Topic Presenter Date Time Location Virtualization - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Mahmoud Magdy Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft, Smart Village Security - Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Ahmed Ezz Tues Sep 28, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft...
19 Sep 2010
Ready your users on SharePoint 2010
Here’s an excellent post by Nate Baum on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/natebaum/archive/2010/06/27/microsoft-productivity-hub-2010-coming-soon-to-a-download-center-near-you.aspx One of the common questions I heard as a consultant when SharePoint 2007 launched was “how can we train our users?” ...
16 Sep 2010
IE9, SharePoint and HTML5
With the release of IE9’s public beta, I decided to look at the impact on SharePoint 2010. Here’s a good post from Jie Lie’s blog that says it all. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/06/14/what-s-the-story-for-html5-with-sharepoint-2010.aspx Should you have any questions, please feel free to post...
16 Sep 2010
Upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Brief Description Upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010. Overview This book is designed to guide administrators and IT professionals through the process of upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 from Windows...
12 Jul 2010
Understanding and troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 technology features and services - SharePoint for End Users
Hi All, Found this amazing post on SharePoint 2010 that covers troubleshooting on the 2010 platform. Must see for all 300+ level users. Understanding and troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 technology features and services - SharePoint for End Users
6 Jul 2010
Word Web-App–what are you missing?
I was browsing through some online sources and came across this excellent blog post on comparing Word 2010 vs Word Web App. Our blogger noted some interesting quirks like missing font size 22, and 42 fonts on Word web app instead of the 200+ on the client, limited palette and more. Here’s the post: http...
15 Jun 2010
Microsoft Case Studies: Energizer - Battery Giant Brings New Energy to Web Sites for Increased Customer Engagement
Energizer Battery Giant Brings New Energy to Web Sites for Increased Customer Engagement Energizer, a consumer goods company, wanted to ensure that its Web sites’ functionality reflected its new brand image. The company upgraded its main Web site and three others to Microsoft SharePoint Server...
8 Jun 2010
Mai Omar’s blog post… Migrating from SP2007 to SP2010
Mai, an avid SharePointer has recently chosen to blog ! She’s written about her experience in migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Have a look at her post here . Needless to point out, she’s blogging on the SharePoint 2010 platform!
25 May 2010
RESTful SharePoint 2010
While looking through some slides, I came across the term, REST, with regards to accessing SharePoint. So I fired up bing and typed REST feeling stupid, because what would I get but something like a physics definition, or perhaps something related to relaxation… well, the search engine appears to be...
4 May 2010
SHAREPOINT 2010 AND OFFICE 2010 COMMUNITY LAUNCH IN EGYPT
Repost from Ayman El Hattab’s blog. May 12 is going to be an exciting time. Not only because SharePoint 2010 Launch, but because a lot of us are really going to be getting together to celebrate the most important launch!. Join us On May 12 at 3:30 PM @ Microsoft Egypt, Smart Village to celebrate...
29 Apr 2010
Hussein Ahmed is running the show. As I type, I’m currently in Project Lab @ MS EGYPT, attending the first hours or Ignite ITPRO. Despite the fact that it’s 25th April, Sinai Liberation Day, we’ve got a nearly full house, which just got even more packed. Partners ROCK! I really really appreciate you...
25 Apr 2010
SharePoint 2010 hits RTM!
From the SharePoint Team blog (dated 16th April) SharePoint 2010 reaches RTM! Today we reached an exciting engineering milestone- the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010! RTM is the final engineering milestone and a major achievement for all of...
18 Apr 2010
Loads of updates!
Hi all, I was just reading through Stefan’s blog and I can’t recommend it highly enough! It’s got a lot of detail for people willing to upgrade and good technical coverage of SharePoint 2010. I can’t even hope to keep up with him :) So, I’ll do the next best thing. I’ll put the RSS of his latest postings...
15 Apr 2010
SharePoint Saturday Arabia
Dear Egypt SharePoint User Group members, I'm really glad to announce that Registration is now open for participation in Live Online SharePoint Saturday Arabia. Live presentations, presented from 7:00am to 3:00pm (GMT+0), on March 27, 2010. http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/arabia In order to hear the...
2 Mar 2010
Kirk Evans’ Signature
Came across an email by Kirk and loved the signature: Kirk Evans Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/kaevans Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kaevans LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaevans Download SharePoint and Office 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/2010 Case...
21 Jan 2010
SharePoint 2010 learning paths
SharePoint 2010 Learning Paths for Services Partners and ISVs Learning Paths are now available on the Microsoft Partner Network for Services partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) to help them acquire Microsoft SharePoint 2010 skills. · Learning Path for SIs and ISVs: https://partner.microsoft...
17 Jan 2010
SharePoint 2010 videos
I’m really enjoying these videos: http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/SharePoint2010Developer/ Watched the intro and going through the UI enhancements at present. I’m excited about the changes and it’s really great seeing some of this under-the-hood stuff and gaining a deeper understanding of how...
16 Dec 2009
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
SharePoint 2010 dev guide now ready!
The Dev Guide is a great tool for new SharePointers to explore the product. With this and the beta version now out, you should be able to ramp up for the product nicely. Must read! Overview This evaluation guide is designed to give you an overview of the feature set and extensibility points for Microsoft...
6 Dec 2009
EGYSUG @ Microsoft!
At 11:30am today we hosted the first event by the EGYSUG at Microsoft Egypt. I am very pleased to say that despite the fact that it was early on Saturday morning, with probable roadblocks due to some official visits downtown, we had over 30 people in attendance! Partners & customers were both present...
21 Nov 2009
EGYSUG – Introducing SharePoint 2010
Egypt SharePoint User Group is glad to invite you to its November 2009 gathering. Egypt SharePoint User Group is proud to be the first user group in Egypt to present SharePoint 2010 features. Date : Saturday 21 st November 2009 Time : 11:30 AM till 1:30 PM Venue : Microsoft Egypt Smart Village - Explorer...
11 Nov 2009
Dev tools for SharePoint 2010
Paul Andrew, Technical PM in the SharePoint 2010. Direct Access to SharePoint lists using LINQ. Client side code! Silverlight webparts Business Connectivity Services (BCS) – formerly Business Data Catalog Go watch it yourself. It’s quite densely packed so I won’t bother summarizing it :) http://sharepoint...
16 Jul 2009
Richard Riley on SharePoint 2010 (ITPRO sneak peek)
6 specific workloads in SharePoint New features and tools for ITPros. 3 broad areas: Server usage & performance insight Central Admin Cleaner layout. Ribbon. SharePoint Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) Monitoring – health status. Potential issues (rule based – that’s where best practices analyzer comes...
16 Jul 2009
2010 Sneak Peek – what I saw
Tom Rizzo in his overview has a 32 minute presentation talking about SharePoint. Much of it will be familiar to our partners and customers who have deployed SharePoint 2007. Some points that came across strongly: Broader browser support Better search results (the FAST acquisition) “Composites” – ...
16 Jul 2009
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