Michael Greth, SharePoint MVP and founder of SharePointCommunity.de and SharePointPodcast.de, (Michael Greth, SharePoint MVP and founder of SharePointCommunity.de and SharePointPodcast.de, (@mysharepoint) shares his thoughts on the one thing that people need to know about SharePoint 2010. This is part of ‘The One Thing’ video series produced by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and the Axceler team.) shares his thoughts on the one thing that people need to know about SharePoint 2010. This is part of ‘The One Thing’ video series produced by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and the Axceler team
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is a complicated beast, with more knobs and levels than you can shake a stick at. It’s no wonder we get some of them wrong from time to time. Over the past year and a half of installing SharePoint 2010, I’ve seen quite a few configuration mistakes, mostly at my own hands. In this article, I’ll cover 10 of these errors. I’ll explain what the correct configuration is, why it’s correct, and how to correct the setting in your farm. If you make all the changes in this article, you’ll have the beginnings of a beautiful farm — and one less likely to be ridiculed by your friends and neighbors.
Have you heard the news? Microsoft to Aquire Yammer – How could Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft say: “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.”
When Yammer was announced as a possible acquisition for Microsoft, I smiled and giggled inside. I’ve known for over a year that Yammer was more than a few SharePoint web parts, it has real enterprise momentum and a social community that reminds me of what happened with SharePoint Team Services in the first version.
When working with customers one often hears the following complaint: “Wow, this SharePoint is sooo ugly…”. I personally think SharePoint 2010 has very nice nice and professional design, but since customer is always right, from time to time I need to make it look more pretty. For some customers the “fix” is very simple, just add some nice looking buttons on the home page and they will be very happy with this improvement.
Couple of things that your customer needs to be able to do:
Add/Remove buttons easily
Add icons to buttons
Rearrange buttons as web parts
Change layouts i.e. order buttons vertically vs. horizontally
SharePoint is designed to evolve with your business, but using SharePoint to its full potential presents plenty of challenges. In this presentation, Sadalit Van Buren, author of The SharePoint Maturity Model and Senior Software Engineer at Blue Metal Architects, spotlights the top 5 barriers to reaching SharePoint search maturity. Drawing from real survey data, Sadalit explains how to get past challenges to findability and implement best practices and improvements to your SharePoint search.
Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) talks with Liam Cleary (@helloitsliam), SharePoint MVP, Senior Solution Architect at SusQtech, and trained ninja about the community dialog around SharePoint infrastructure and scalability in both on-prem and in the cloud, and the changing face of resource planning (and the increasing need for SharePoint analysts). This is part of ‘Digital Sack Lunch’ video series produced by Christian Buckley and the Axceler team. Grab your lunch, and watch a couple videos!
SQL 2012 RTMed last month (March 2012) with much fanfare. For us SharePoint types, SQL is a big deal, as SQL is the backbone of SharePoint. SQL 2012 has a few new or updated features that are of interest to SharePoint aficionados, but this blog post is specifically about SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). SSRS got a major overhaul in SQL 2012. It is finally a SharePoint service application. Anyone that has installed SSRS previous to SQL 2012 can appreciate how big of a deal that is. SSRS 2012 is better than SSRS 2008 R2 in a whole lot more ways, but as an IT Pro, the installation and management improvements take the cake.
So have you ever heard this “There is Nothing in the ULS Logs” or better (worse) yet you have experienced it. Yea me too, it’s a real bummer and your next step is to typically crank up the ULS logging verbosity and crossing your fingers. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t – so where next? I have found myself attaching a debugger and looking at the managed exception messages that trail across the debugger window while I reproduce the problem and sometimes these are enough to either provide a line of investigation or possibly the answer to my issue.
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The European SharePoint Community are delighted to bring you Chapter 3 “Office Integration” of the much lauded guide “Beginning SharePoint 2010 Administration” by Göran Husman and Christian Ståhl.
For the first time in 5 and a half years, I heard a SharePoint IT Project Manager say that SharePoint should be owned by business. What a refreshing conversation! He is one of the very few IT people that really do get how this platform should be run. His hands are however very tied by legacy management issues that have had long term implications for the platform.