Archive for November, 2009

The SharePoint in the Cloud – SharePoint as a Service

November 30, 2009

The cloud debate continues to rage in the offices of many business and IT executives.  They look for it as a way to control or reduce costs and to better focus on their core business functions instead of managing complex IT systems.  As a technologist though I see the cost benefit not just in dollars […]

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TriSPUg Dec Meeting – Microsoft FAST Search with Adam Morgan

November 24, 2009

Adam Morgan the Enterprise Search lead for Microsoft in the SE will be presenting on Microsoft FAST Search at the Triangle SharePoint User Group meeting on Tuesday December 1st at TEKSystems Raleigh.  FAST is quickly getting a foothold in the Enterprise Search market and it should play an important role in many Enterprise SharePoint environments.  […]

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Using jQuery to Customize the User Profile Display

November 23, 2009

The User Profile engine in MOSS Enterprise is pretty powerful.  Out of the box it has some great capabilities and is very easy to setup.  There is support for wide range of field level attributes along with global and personal privacy policies.  The main profile block rendered on the page is very dynamic. The one […]

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Exposing Custom Web Services to the BDC

November 21, 2009

I recently had a lot of trouble getting some data exposed to the BDC.  I found the documentation pretty light and leading to a pretty frustrating experience. In my case there are three scenarios: Return All Records, No Finder – This one is pretty easy and it is clear that you need to return a […]

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Site Requests, Provisioning, and Governance

November 19, 2009

Yesterday I posted a link to Michael Sampson’s survey on Site Creation Rights which is intended to collect information on the process and governance around who can request new sites and how they are provisioned or “actioned.”  This is an important topic, so I’m looking forward to seeing the results. This is a topic I […]

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SharePoint Site Request and Provisioning Survey

November 18, 2009

Michael Sampson (@collabguy) has posted a survey to collect information on the Site Creation Rights topic relating to SharePoint governance. While it is a brief survey, I think the questions are good and I look forward to seeing the results. The survey can be found here: Site Creation Rights

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Social Computing – Communities

November 16, 2009

I was very excited when heard that “Communities” was going to be one of the pillars for SharePoint 2010.  I think the Social Computing and Communities aspect is where SharePoint has the potential to really revolutionize business collaboration and computing.  Administrators and Developers don’t have to wait until upgrading to SharePoint 2010 though to start […]

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