T24: The SharePoint Designer tool in the 2007 release wasn’teveryone’s favorite customization tool. But with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010, everybody should give this tool a new chance. Many of the limitations of the previous release are removed and lots of brand new functionality is introduced. This session brought the highlights and show some… READ MORE
Th2: A session focused on looking at building forms for use inSharePoint. A dive into forms development including InfoPath, SharePoint forms, hosting Silverlight and custom asp.net pages. Introducing our experience of leveraging the SharePoint 2010 modal capabilities, leveraging Ajax and jQuery within your UI in SharePoint and a discussion throughout on UX.
SharePoint has grown up! It will be THE web and application platform for enterprises, regardless if in the cloud or on-premise.
There were not so many new topics, that you would not have heard before. But in almost every talk and with almost every product in the exhibit halls you could see, that what was there, now had a few years time to evolve.
Link to slides from European SharePoint Conference session
This are my notes of the session from Matt Berg at the European SharePoint conference 2011 in Berlin.
Access to your business information: anytime, anywhere and from any device.
There lies great potential in mobile applications for SharePoint and a big opportunity for you as a developer!
Microsoft has sold more than 125 million SharePoint licenses to over 65,000 customers. And Tim Cook gave us the following number last week: “92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad”
You can expect that your customers will ask you about mobile applications if they aren’t already. Be prepared!
Let me just give you an example. Take the original SharePoint desktop and mobile version of a “Task list” on an iPhone:
In a CIOUpdate.com article entitled Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance, technology writer Jake Frazier outlines a common problem with the growing number of SharePoint customers: the uncontrolled growth of SharePoint sites, and how it impacts governance. SharePoint is proliferating in the marketplace, with KMWorld reporting SharePoint licenses at over 130 million worldwide. The more sites that are created and the more content added to your environment, the more difficult it can be to change course, correct mistakes, and implement a governance model. But the business value to having a formal governance model in place is enormous. As Mr. Frazier points out,
“To accomplish the defensible disposal of information, including information in SharePoint sites, companies must put in place and enforce a record retention policy that recognizes the three major reasons to keep information: business value, regulatory requirements and legal holds.“
In the past, integrating multifunctional devices with SharePoint had been significantly difficult to achieve especially when the integration needed to take place not only on one Multifunctional device but on a heterogeneous fleet of devices. No wonder you can find all kinds of technical forums that have “SharePoint integration” as the topic of discussion and desperate administrators searching for help.
It is still a hard nut to crack for many IT specialists all around the world. Getting a fleet of multifunctional devices integrated with SharePoint and continuously maintaining and updating all of the configurations needed for a smooth documents workflow (just think of all the different user rights for specific folders, sites etc.), is a daunting task to be sure.
Gain an understanding of SharePoint Solution Architecture. Introduction and Fundamentals As SharePoint evolves as a platform and organisations application developers are challenged with bigger and greater solutions which require planning, design patterns, deployment strategies, flexible processes and a whole range of other development practices. Over recent years we’ve seen the “SharePoint Solution Architect” role emerge, grow… READ MORE
There are both Benefits and Limitations of SharePoint Online. Are you aware of them? To start, SharePoint Online is Microsoft’s hosted SharePoint offering. The question is what SharePoint Online can offer your organization and how it compares to an on-premise SharePoint environment. This session will compare offerings and versions and look into the benefits and… READ MORE