Month: September 2012

SharePoint Training – the Whys and Wheres!
SharePoint Training – the Whys and Wheres!
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Welcome to an article which goes into the land of SharePoint Training; attempts to examine various levels of training and how they can and are being mapped to SharePoint information workers.

Please note, that whilst I go into some detail on training delivery that I am not a SharePoint Trainer. I think though I’ve had enough experience through the implementation of SharePoint Training strategies for many organizations (and myself) , so I suppose I’ve got some points that may be useful either to you as a trainer, or SharePoint user, or even a programme manager seeking to identify the key areas of SharePoint training delivery

5 Billion Reasons to Migrate to Windows 8, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 or Office 365
5 Billion Reasons to Migrate to Windows 8, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 or Office 365
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With the release of Windows 8 and last months preview release of Office 2013 paired with SharePoint 2013 many consultants and companies are scrambling to find features, benefits or return on investment to justify budget plans to migrate to the new platforms. I’m not one of these folks. I believe the technical fellows at Microsoft have a solid long term vision which will allow them to sway consumers and businesses to give device computing using Microsoft software another chance. It seems clear the new releases of Windows 8, Office, Skype, SkyDrive and SharePoint are an attempted to aggressively pursue the growing device market.

A Simple Install of SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint Server 2013 or 2010
A Simple Install of SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint Server 2013 or 2010
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One of the things that comes up in my SharePoint Administrator classes a lot is people who are looking for an easy guide to just get SQL Server up and running so they can deploy SharePoint. They aren’t looking for best practices or optimal configurations just cut-to-the-chase, what they should do, instructions. So in this blog post I have attempted to provide that. If you are an old pro at SQL installs (meaning you have done it more than twice) this post isn’t for you. If you are new to it all then read on.

Video: SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows with InfoPath 2010 forms and Visio Modeling
Video: SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows with InfoPath 2010 forms and Visio Modeling
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InfoPath forms are a great way to capture information from a user. They can be presented to the user as a web form right within a SharePoint site. User can fill out the form and it gets submitted to the form library in your site. The form library then has the capability to route that form for approval using a workflow. SharePoint Designer can be used to create that workflow. Workflows can also be modeled in Visio and then transferred to SharePoint Designer. All of this and more is demonstrated in this video.

What I Find Interesting in SharePoint 2013
What I Find Interesting in SharePoint 2013
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On my visit to London last week, I was able to spend some time with the Microsoft Information Worker field team. One of the things presented was my take on the forthcoming SharePoint 2013 release. In a previous post, I shared my thoughts on some of the themes that I saw within this release — and I talked about those themes with the Microsoft team at length, but I also shared a quick snapshot of the standout features that, for me, make this release compelling.

Accessing BCS External Data From An App For SharePoint 2013
Accessing BCS External Data From An App For SharePoint 2013
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If you are creating an App for SharePoint 2013 and plan to access BCS external data by using the REST API to query an external list, keep in mind that you must package your External Content Type in the SPAPP as well. If you do not, you will see this error returned by your request to the REST service:

Online Ambassadors
Online Ambassadors
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We are thrilled to have the opportunity of working closely with the following European SharePoint Community Online Ambassadors Agnes Molnar, Daniel Wessels and Joel Oleson. They will form a key part in bringing together the community, by proving news updates, insights from around the world, as well as highlighting key dates and activities from the community calander.

eBook Series Continues
eBook Series Continues
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Last month we featured Chapter 1 “Building a Perfect Test Environment for SharePoint Server 2010” by Shane Young. So we are delighted to present our featured eBook Chapter10 “Automating Business Processes” from the book “Real World SharePoint 2010: Indispensable Experiences from 22 MVP’s”.

'Governance Rules' Webinar Series
‘Governance Rules’ Webinar Series
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This month we are continuing with our exclusive ‘Governance Rule’ webinar series delivered by Christian Buckley, SharePoint MVP, internationally recognised SharePoint author and speaker. Following on from “Governance Should Begin with Your Migration” we are delighted to release the second in our six part series, exclusive to our community members “Why Permissions Drive Governance Strategy”.

SharePoint 2013 for Search
SharePoint 2013 for Search
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SharePoint 2013 has an array of new features across different workloads. Enterprise search is one of the workloads that encompass a lot of updates and enhancements. This blog article lists the main new features that have been enhanced/added to SharePoint 2013.