Vedant Kulshreshtha

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Social Computing website

    Social Computing is one of the focus areas of SharePoint. The current version of product provides a rich feature set for enterprise social computing, from social networking tools like My Sites to social content technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS. A new site, part of the SharePoint product website...
  • Blog Post: Download: Enterprise Search Labs

    The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search training course provides a series of hands-on labs, presentations, and videos that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Following Lab contents...
  • Blog Post: Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010

    Recently published Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products diagram illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint 2010 Products. Edge firewall Back-to-back perimeter Back-to-back perimeter with cross-farm services Back-to-back perimeter with...
  • Blog Post: Webcast series: Secure Messaging and Collaboration

    Microsoft Forefront solutions help provide a security enhanced messaging and collaboration infrastructure by providing a family of integrated security and identity products that helps protect information and control access. Just read the post - Webcasts on secure collaboration & messaging post...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups

    I read an interesting article by C.G. Lynch , on the CIO.com website, on how Enterprise 2.0 start-ups have had to deal with growing market share of SharePoint. Click link below to read it: Microsoft Sharepoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups: Day of Reckoning Arrives This week represents an important...
  • Blog Post: Open Text is acquiring Vignette

    Continuing the trend of consolidation in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market, Open Text is acquiring Vignette . The transaction is expected to close in H2 of CY09 after all the required clearances and Vignette will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Text. More details in the news release...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides available

    The Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides for SharePoint 2010 product family are now available from the Microsoft Download Center now. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide - describes the enterprise search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarizes readers with...
  • Blog Post: FAST ESP: Content available on Microsoft's Enteprise Search website

    Microsoft's Enterprise Search website contains information on search products, including FAST ESP . You can also read about the Enteprise search solutions - Enterprise Search for Internet Business and Enterprise Search for Business Productivity here. Speaking of the amount of technical content on...
  • Blog Post: Find useful Compete information on the “Why Microsoft” website

    Last week Microsoft launched the new Why Microsoft website as part of The Future of Productivity website . On this website you can find useful information to compare Microsoft’s productivity platform against Google Apps, IBM, Cisco and OpenOffice. Microsoft vs Google Information On the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: MSDN: Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007

    In Sep 2008, EMC, IBM and Microsoft had announced a jointly developed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification. As a next step, an article authored by Trent Swanson, Bhushan Nene and Scot Hillier has been published in MSDN with details on integrating external repositories with...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocols

    As part of the Microsoft Open Protocols program, SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocols documentation has been published (updated) recently. This documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols, including extensions to industry-standard or other published...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 documentation now available

    The SharePoint 2010 public Beta will be available in November 2009. You can start now by reading and knowing more about it as the SharePoint 2010 documentation and learning resources are now available on MSDN SharePoint Developer Center and TechNet's SharePoint Products TechCenter . SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Update: SharePoint 2007 Resource Guide

    Just updated the original SharePoint 2007 Resource Guide I published in Jan 09. You can download the updated guide here - MOSS_2007_Resource_Guide.pdf and access the Online version here - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Resource Guide . SharePoint 2010 is almost there, so might not...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts on Silverlight for SharePoint developers

    As part of the SharePoint for Developers screencast series, Kirk Allen Evans has posted screencasts on Silverlight: SharePoint for Developers Part 3 - Expression Blend and Silverlight - SharePoint developers will likely use a variety of tools to build solutions. In this screencast, Kirk Evans demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit

    To provide guidance on how to develop for SharePoint 2010 , a developer training kit has been provided for download on the Microsoft Download Center . Seeing its content, I would rate it as a must have resource for developers. Download it from this link > SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Quick Notes

    Apart from the SDK documentation, Technical article, How-To and Video formats, Microsoft is also providing learning content in " Quick Note " format for SharePoint 2010 . Quick Notes are 2-4 page tasks in a single scenario. Combined, they provide an end-to-end solution for a specific scenario. Individually...
  • Blog Post: Using Silverlight in SharePoint 2007

    Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications. It helps enrich your websites and make them more interactive and engaging. Silverlight Architecture topic describes the essential architecture...
  • Blog Post: White Papers released on Microsoft Online Services

    Microsoft Online services are designed to provide a software-plus-services environment featuring enhanced security and continuous access to applications and data. This week some white papers and documents were released/updated with information on security features and service description. Given below...
  • Blog Post: Getting started on SharePoint 2007

    Do you want to evaluate SharePoint 2007 or just want to know more about its features? Not sure what resources are available and where? Given below are some useful links you can leverage to get the information and download Trial version and installation guide: Evaluation guide for Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta available now

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is available for download now. You can download it from either of following links: TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee388573.aspx MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee390819.aspx From the Microsoft Download Center SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 Resource Guide

    1. GETTING STARTED Evaluation guide for Office SharePoint Server 2007 - This evaluation guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of the design goals and feature set for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and a familiarity with the product implementation Roadmap to using SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: How to Support a New Location with SharePoint Virtualization

    Private cloud computing built on virtualization technology provides ways to reduce the capital cost by allowing you to utilize more of your existing resources. Using Windows Server 2008 R2 , Hyper-V , System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and System Center Self-Service Portal 2.0 , you can convert...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit updated

    After the RTM milestone of SharePoint 2010, the SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit (published on 14th Dec 2009) has been updated. There is lot of new and updated learning content in it, so remove the Beta Kit and download updated version from URL below: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training...
  • Blog Post: Web Browser support for SharePoint 2007 with SP2

    As you might know, SharePoint's Web browser support is divided into two levels: level 1 and level 2. Level 1 Web browsers take advantage of advanced features provided by ActiveX controls and provide the most complete user experience. Level 1 browsers offer full functionality on all SharePoint sites...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples now available

    SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples are now available on Microsoft Developer Network 's Samples website. A extremely useful resource for developers. SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples Each code sample is part of the SharePoint 2010 101 code samples project. These samples are provided so that you can...