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Coming Up Next Month...
Coming Up Next Month…
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As a special treat for our Community members, next month we have an exclusive preview eBook from the forthcoming book “Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects” by Christian Buckley, Brian Jackett, Jennifer Mason and Wes Preston.

SharePoint’s Circle of Life
SharePoint’s Circle of Life
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When I joined Microsoft in 2006, it was at the tail-end of SPS2003, and organizations were preparing to make the move to MOSS2007. My team (which changed from MMS to BPOS-Dedicated to what is now Office365-D) was responsible for migrating internal Microsoft environments to the new platform, as well as building out a hosted platform for external customers. What was interesting about joining the company at that time was seeing the change in focus around content and community interest.

How Can You Assess the Effectiveness of Informal Learning?
How Can You Assess the Effectiveness of Informal Learning?
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Lots of people ask me how you can use assessments to measure the effectiveness of informal learning. If people are learning at different times, in different ways and without structure, how do you know it’s happening? And how can you justify investment in social and informal learning initiatives?

Visual guide to Azure Access Controls Services authentication with SharePoint 2010 - Index Post
Visual guide to Azure Access Controls Services authentication with SharePoint 2010 – Index Post
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This post serves as an index for all the articles in the Visual guide to Azure Access Controls Services authentication with SharePoint 2010.

This series is a set [not yet determined amount] of articles where I show you how to leverage the Azure Access Controls Services (ACS) in combination with SharePoint 2010 to make it easier for you to use identity providers such as Google ID, Windows Live ID, Facebook AuthN etc.

Can Software Increase User Adoption?
Can Software Increase User Adoption?
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After writing a product review on harmon.ie, I had a discussion on twitter with @ericatoelle where she argued that software and tools don’t really don’t increase SharePoint adoption. At first, I was taken back and thought, “Wow, how can you say that?” To me, it seems like a lot of SharePoint’s barriers to entry have to do with the complexity of performing what should be simple tasks. Third party tools can fill these tools and dramatically improve the user experience. When it comes to managing documents and document metadata, simplifying the user experience seems to me to be something that would really make a difference. Erica talks about SharePoint adoption as intrinsic motion on her blog with a great reference to a Ted Talk. I love Ted Talks.

Sharing The Point Antarctica
Sharing The Point Antarctica
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I’ve been dreaming about visiting Antarctica for a number of years. At first it was thoughts of completing a visit to each of the 7 continents, then it was wow I’ve spoken on all of the peopled continents. How can I speak at a conference in Antarctica? Well, as one of the founders of the concept of Sharing the Point the mission of the non profit organization is to reach the ends of the earth, and find those communities and individuals who feel alone and disconnected with the community.

A Sandbox for System Planning
A Sandbox for System Planning
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Your corporate governance strategy is an organized, orderly way to approach business problems and quickly come to an agreement on solutions. At a high-level, it is a pre-determined framework for how the business will address and solve problems. In many organizations, governance is a key part of the company culture, helping drive decisions across IT and operations. When it comes to SharePoint governance, it can also play an important role in end user adoption. As user adoption increases, the platform reaches the limits of its default settings, introducing concerns around managing and scaling the platform, business productivity, and, inevitably, governance issues.

SharePoint 15 Milestone Reached - So Now What?
SharePoint 15 Milestone Reached – So Now What?
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About a week ago an official mentioning of the forthcoming SharePoint version – now codenamed “SharePoint 15″ – was released from Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Development, PJ Hough. The Office Division has built a version of the software that is ready to distribute to companies participating in the Technology Adoption Program (TAP) and individuals that has been awarded MVP status. This milestone has traditionally created a lot of buzz, and it looks like the same thing is happening this time.

7 SharePoint Predictions For 2012
7 SharePoint Predictions For 2012
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With social media and cloud computing on the rise, the introduction of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Office 365 marked major developments for SharePoint users in 2011. So, what will the trends be in 2012?