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  • Blog Post: Authenticate your SharePoint website users with Facebook !!

    First of all, thanks to Danny Jessee for tons of information to succeed in this assignment. If you don’t know, SharePoint 2010/2013 can authenticate against identy providers such as Windows Live ID, Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook like a charm with no coding using Windows Azure Access Control Service...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft leading the Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace through SharePoint

    Microsoft moved forward considerably on the 2010 Social Software for the Workplace Magic Quadrant. Microsoft maintained its #1 position on the Ability to Execute axis and moved forward rather substantially on the Completeness of Vision axis, overtaking IBM and several other competitors there and coming...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Architecture Slides–From Ignite Training

    During my SharePoint 2010 Ignite Training for developers @ Microsoft Egypt, I delivered two Architecture sessions; I’m sharing the slides here. First Session: SharePoint 2010 Web Application Architecture View on PowerPoint Web Apps View on SlideShare Download from SkyDrive Second Session...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MEA Center of expertise is now HIRING!

      We are now hiring Technology Solution Professional (TSP), If you are a passionate technologist with a Business Intelligence /SharePoint or ERP   technology background and you have presales experience please email your resume at  b-monael@microsoft.com Role scope: Technology Solutions...
  • Blog Post: When to write a custom BCS connector?

    I have been asked this question several times during the last month and I have tried to shed some light on that during my session at OpenDoor Egypt. Today, I stumbled upon a good MSDN article that concisely answers this question : Differences Between Using the .NET Assembly Connector and Writing a...
  • Blog Post: Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA!

    SharePoint Saturday EMEA is a loosely knit group of SharePoint evangelists from around the world. We are working together, using SharePoint as a collaboration tool to sponsor live, online global events. On January 22nd, 2011, we will hold our 2nd annual, live online SharePoint Saturday event in the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization

    Virtualized SharePoint farms are becoming increasing prevalent in the market and with the advances and capabilities offered in HyperV, these farms are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In order to realize the benefits of virtualizing SharePoint farms, a careful process of planning, architecture and...
  • Blog Post: Feature and Solution Framework in SP2010–From Ignite Training

    As promised, here is another slide deck from SP2010 development training that I delivered last week to partners @ Microsoft Egypt. Today I’m sharing a presentation about the main building blocks of SharePoint; Features and Solutions. Your feedback is appreciated. View in brower ...
  • Blog Post: Engage in SharePoint 2010 Development

    SharePoint 2010 provides a broad a unique set of integrated capabilities, within a unified infrastructure to allow organizations share data and information on different types of sites including intranets, extranets and internet facing sites scaling up to millions of users . Because of the dynamic...
  • Blog Post: Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA - Registration

    Live Online SharePoint Saturday EMEA is back on January 22nd, 2011. This is the second annual SPSEMEA and promises to be a huge event with over 30 sessions , 4 simultaneous Live Meeting Channels and a public text chatroom open to participants and speakers. Registration for SPSEMEA began last Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 BI Environment in 12

    are you fan of creating VMs? do you like to have your own environment signed by your name as your companion in developing Microsoft BI applications, creating POCs or even trying and learning some new stuff? I Love doing this very much… So I listed below the steps that you need to follow in order...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint & IBM Domino

    the introduction of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server into organizations that have traditionally used IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino is increasingly common. So the normal question from the technical team is “From where we can start to integrate with SP or migrate to SP" I came here...