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Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

@maryjofoley broke the news this morning that @jeffteper has been promoted. It’s great news for Teper in his continued rise up in Microsoft. What does it mean for SharePoint, the business he takes responsibility for creating? Teper has been the head of SharePoint since before it was SharePoint in 1995 with Site Server 1.0. His LinkedIn Profile says Led the SharePoint business from its inception through growth to a $2 billion business used by 75% of organizations Teper’s departure from

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OData BCS Code Sample from TechEd 2014

OData BCS Code Sample from TechEd 2014

Full Session Recording Last Wednesday, I presented a session on SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services at Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 North America. It’s mostly demo and the recording is available on Channel 9. To start, I show connecting to a SQL Database from SharePoint Designer, creating an external list, modifying it’s views, adding an external business Data Column to a Document Library and surfacing the External Data in a Word Document. Development Example Part of Demo When @jthake told me my session

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Upcoming Speaking Events May and June 2014

Upcoming Speaking Events May and June 2014

I’ve got a few events coming up I’d love to see you at. Microsoft TechEd North America May 12-15 I’ll be presenting at and attending one of Microsoft’s biggest technology events of the year next week in Houston, Microsoft TechEd North America 2014. If you’re attending, please attend my session OFC-B311 – A Practical Use of External Data Sources on Wednesday, the 14th from 8:30AM-9:45AM in Room 360A on the 3rd floor of the George R Brown Convention Center. You

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SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 wrapped up last Friday. I was there from end to end, presenting in the first time slot Wednesday and the last time slot Friday. Here are some of my highlights from the show: Andrew Connell’s Keynote Andrew encouraged attendees to get used to the fact that Microsoft is moving to the cloud. As an example, he pointed out that Yammer has no executable install file. It is cloud only. And further, SharePoint Social will not be

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$20K+ of Software for $475 – Microsoft Action Pack

$20K+ of Software for $475 – Microsoft Action Pack

Update 4/22: Note that this offer does have restrictions. It’s aimed at tech companies which both my examples are. A friend at a small business asked me the most cost effective way to buy SharePoint for internal use and demonstration. I suggested the Microsoft Action Pack which is part of the Microsoft Partner Program. In the US, the program fee is $475  per year. There is also some paperwork involved, which can take time. The benefits for your company far

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Office 365 ProPlus, Click-to-run and Add-ins

Office 365 ProPlus, Click-to-run and Add-ins

ProPlus, the new Professional Plus Office 365 ProPlus offers a subscription based license for Office 2013 Desktop Software including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you want Office 2013 at home, that’s your option. Enterprises can also buy the software outright like you may be used to be able to do for home use. That license model is called Office 2013 Professional Plus. Here’s how Microsoft describes it in the ProPlus FAQ Both Office Professional Plus 2013 and Office 365

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Outlook.com versus Outlook Web App in Office 365

Outlook.com versus Outlook Web App in Office 365

Microsoft’s marketing for cloud offerings is changing often and sometimes can be confusing to customers – like me. Often, there are Microsoft consumer brands that sound line enterprise brands, but are two different products behind the scene. One place this confusion is prominent lately is in cloud based email clients. There are two different web email clients, one focused on consumers, basically advertising funded, Outlook.com and one sold to businesses, Outlook Web App in Exchange Online as part of the

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Why Jive?

Why Jive?

Jive is the most compelling web software I’ve come across. Maybe I should just stop there. I’ve been meaning to write a post to answer why I have chosen Jive Software for awhile. I’ve started the post in my head hundreds of times but never written it. Since joining Jive last year, I’ve gotten the question many times and answered in many different ways. Committing it to the written word was too permanent for something that was ever changing in

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SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

SharePoint Core Results Web Part Changes

The Question A reader asks: I’ve been given a custom web part based on the SharePoint 2010 Core Results Web Part. The web part overrides OnInit to provide a custom search query to the web part. I need to modify it to add a button in a new column. How can I do that in a way that adapts to the proper document content type? Re-Factor Personally, I’ve used the Core Results Web Part to aggregate Document Results before, but I

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My First Week on Coursera

My First Week on Coursera

This week I started 2 classes on Coursera and even completed the lectures and assignments for 1. It started a month ago when some friends on Facebook turned me onto a Massive Open Online Course site, or MOOC, called Coursera. I looked at the offerings at the time and subscribed in an upcoming class titled “What’s Your Big Idea.” Then this week when the first class started, I ended up enrolling in “Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems.” Coursera

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