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Put May 4th on your SharePoint Calendar

Put May 4th on your SharePoint Calendar

My first week as a Microsoft employee is complete and I’m excited!   Not only has it been a dream of mine to work for Microsoft, but it’s also a great time to be at Microsoft. I expect I’ll write more about that in the coming months. For now, I’m focused on SharePoint End User Content. The Future of SharePoint If you haven’t heard, Jeff Teper is streaming a live event on The Future of SharePoint on May 4th. Register for free […]

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SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

Update 2/2/15: Microsoft reconfirms new on-premise version named SharePoint Server 2016 Update 4/22/15: Microsoft announced plans for a public beta in 2016 and general availability in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Now that Office 2016 has been announced as the official name of the next version of Office, it’s safe to assume that SharePoint’s next on-premise version will also be named SharePoint 2016. The announcements yesterday also confirmed that Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015. Considering […]

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SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Conference Day 1 Highlights

My colleague Rich Olivieri offers this summary of SharePoint 2010 Points live from the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas: Support for developing on a client OS so long as it is 64bit Windows 7 or 64 bit Vista SP1. API available through REST. You can call listdata.svc and get a strongly typed response vs a weakly typed response from lists.asmx. It is WCF REST combined with ADO Data Services. You can link lists through a look up column and […]

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SharePoint Conference Keynote to be Live Streamed

The keynote address Monday by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP of SharePoint Jeff Teper will be streamed live from the conference website www.mssharepointconference.com.   Follow the Conference RSS Feed for updates like these straight from the organizers.   Also note, if you are attending the conference in person, note that WiFi will be off during the keynote Monday. If you want to live blog or tweet, you’ll need a cellular modem.   Are you excited about the announcements at […]

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SharePoint 2010 Browser and Server Changes

SharePoint 2010 Requirements You Might Miss SQL Server 2005 64bit is a supported platform for SharePoint 2010 deployments Internet Explorer 6 receives support from Microsoft for Windows XP Service Pack 3 until April, 2014 Your current SharePoint 2007 migration to 64 bit can happen one machine at a time Mixed 32bit and 64bit Farms are supported Also True about SharePoint 2010 Windows Server 2003 is not supported SQL Server 2000 is not supported Your hardware, Operating System, SharePoint and SQL […]

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Word 2010 Technical Preview and SharePoint

A warning for users of the Word 2010 Technical Preview and SharePoint. Following guidance from the Microsoft SharePoint Product Team Blog, do not use a "fake proxy" for any kind of workaround. Specifically, if you encounter the issue where documents, including Word and Excel types, do not open when selected from a web browser, save the file locally before opening in Word 2010 or Excel 2010. The fake proxy method, as also described in TechNet Forums, will allow you to […]

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SharePoint 2010 Adoption Survey

Please take my short SharePoint 2010 Adoption Survey. I am publicly sharing the summary of responses and plan to do some analysis. Here’s a sneak peek. Of the first 13 responders, 6 are Very Likely to deploy after Service Pack 1: Update 11:49 Central: I updated the graphic and wording so they were clearer. I used the most current results.

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Office 2010 free web editions compete with Google Apps

As reported in The Seattle Times, Microsoft announced today at the Worldwide Partner conference that free web versions of the most popular Office products will be available next year in the 2010 version.   In other news from WPC09: ITPRO UK reviews the Office 2010 Technical Preview bMighty talks about the new Office 2010 Features: multi-user authoring, Outlook Ignore and PowerPoint Broadcast. Sharon Chan’s report on the web versions compares the new web tools to Outlook Web Access and points […]

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SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek now available

Microsoft has made a Sneak Peek of SharePoint 2010 available at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010/Sneak_Peek. No download bits available yet, but there is plenty of content including videos and Silverlight animations.

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SharePoint 2010 at Tech Ed

Tech Ed 2009 was kind of disappointing from the SharePoint 2010 front. Ahead of time Tom Rizzo told us his SharePoint Overview and Roadmap would only include sparse 2010 details. The biggest surprise came when Lars Fastrup mentioned a session where he saw SharePoint 2010 in a few parts of their demo.   If you haven’t yet, read How to get a copy of Office 2010 technical preview. I signed up on the wait list which doesn’t include SharePoint pieces. […]

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