Vedant Kulshreshtha

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

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  • 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: 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: Enterprise approach to Web 2.0 in Government

    Some weeks back, Microsoft released a white paper - “ The Way to Gov 2.0: An Enterprise Approach to Web 2.0 in Government ” to help Government agencies understand the special considerations governments face when implementing Web 2.0 and help create solutions using technologies that exist today. The paper...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex flying high

    In 2008, CodePlex , Microsoft's open source project hosting web site, has more than doubled in terms on projects, visitors and usage!! Check out the statistics in CodePlex Weblog's post - CodePlex 2008 – A Year in Review by Sara Ford. Last year there were 12 new releases of the CodePlex software and...
  • Blog Post: Getting to know SharePoint Online

    Microsoft SharePoint Online offers enterprise companies a flexible, web-based solution that includes tools and services to help users manage information and collaborate effectively. Based on MOSS 2007, this Microsoft hosted solution provides users the ability to easily create and manage custom team...
  • Blog Post: SPDisposeCheck Tool and Best Practices document for SharePoint memory management updated

    SPDisposeCheck tool to help developers comply with SharePoint's memory management best practices has been updated on the MSDN Code Gallery . Please refer to Paul Andrew blog post for more details: SPDisposeCheck v1.3.1 is released . " SPDisposeCheck is a tool to help SharePoint Developers follow memory...
  • Blog Post: Search Engine Optimization in SharePoint

    What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? As Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide aptly puts it - “Search engine optimization is about putting your site's best foot forward when it comes to visibility in search engines”. How to Optimize? There is lot of material available on the...
  • 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: Adding Silverlight Streaming to SharePoint

    In my previous post - Using Silverlight in SharePoint 2007 I covered the Silverlight technology and how it can be integrated and used within SharePoint sites. If you have an Internet website with lot of rich media like videos, a better approach would be use the “Silverlight Streaming” service available...
  • Blog Post: Gov 2.0 solutions from Microsoft

    In the InformationWeek's Government IT blog, J. Nicholas Hoover recently blogged (ref: Microsoft Woos Obama Administration ) that Microsoft wants to help the President Obama's administration in its mission to increase transparency in government and is trying hard for it. Quoting the blog post: " ......
  • Blog Post: Options for taking SharePoint files offline

    UK SharePoint Team - blog of the SharePoint Team from Microsoft Consulting Services, UK has been publishing interesting posts since its launch in Jan 09. Latest is the post by James Kemp on options available for taking SharePoint files offline. Taking SharePoint Files Offline – What are the options...
  • Blog Post: How to lock down external anonymous access SharePoint sites

    Securing SharePoint and related infrastructure becomes very important for External/Internet websites running on SharePoint 2007 and available to anonymous users. Detailed security guidance for such a scenario is available in the Technet article - Plan security for an external anonymous access environment...
  • Blog Post: Access SharePoint sites from iPhone

    As Steve Bell wrote (ref: Microsoft SharePoint on the iPhone ) in SharePoint Magazine , SharePoint sites can be browsed in full fidelity on an iPhone. You just need to be in landscape mode in the web browser. " ... I would not have understood how compelling using SharePoint from a pocket-sized mobile...
  • Blog Post: Using Custom ASP.NET Controls in SharePoint 2007

    Like ASP.NET Web Parts you can also use ASP.NET Controls in SharePoint 2007. I have put together a comparison between them in context of their use in SharePoint: Similarities Custom Properties are supported Can exist inside as well as outside a web part zone Can be used in a master page...
  • Blog Post: More BI muscles for MOSS 2007

    Got a great news on Microsoft merging PerformancePoint Server features with MOSS 2007, more specifically scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL. MOSS 2007 customers will get more value from exisitng investments made. From Microsoft SharePoint Team...
  • Blog Post: Leverage SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)

    Are you a Microsoft customer planning to deploy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 in your organization? Would you like Microsoft to help you plan the deployment? Do you have a Software Assurance (SA) agreement with Microsoft? If yes, then SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) offering...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Evaluation Center

    If you use lot of evaluation/trial Microsoft software and had difficulty in locating the link to evaluation software, you can bookmark this link: TechNet Evaluation Center . TechNet Evaluation Center has downloadable beta and trial software under following categories: Windows Operating Systems...
  • Blog Post: Podcasting for Enterprises

    Podcasting Wikipedia definition : " A podcast is a series of audio or video digital media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers. " It's part of "Web 2.0" technology set, other technologies being - blogs...
  • Blog Post: JQuery and SharePoint 2007

    What is jQuery? jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development ( wikipedia article ). It was created by John Resig and dual licensed under the MIT License and the GNU General Public...
  • Blog Post: Workflow Scalability and Performance in SharePoint

    Workflow Scalability and Performance in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 article, authored by David Mann and Rohit Puri has been published recently in MSDN. Though it focuses on workflow scalability and performance, it also gives an overview of workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the types...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Resource Guide

    When working with Partners and Customers there are lot of queries related to SharePoint 2007 installation, development, sample code, administration etc. Most of the queries can be answered by directing them to a relevant webpage on the Internet. For quick turnaround, I maintain an Excel sheet with 500...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Mag: Improving SharePoint Performance

    Pav Cherny has published another interesting article – “ Inside SharePoint: Improving SharePoint Performance ” in the August 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine . In it Pav presents an overview of key SharePoint architecture components, describes how they can lead to common performance issues, and discusses...