SEO for SharePoint Internet Sites - Ian McNeice
A real world, step-by step guide to search engine optimisation for SharePoint internet sites, with critical information that can be applied to any type of website. 18 easy to follow steps that build to ensure that your organisation or brand website is prepared and made ready to be indexed by the internet search engines.
Fourteen years of industry knowledge of SEO strategy has been distilled into an easily digestible, informative guide made available for the very first time. Check out the book on Amazon.
Is Anyone using SP2010 ? What are the advantages over SP2007?
Nuru Kamsan asks: Is anyone using SharePoint 2010? Are there any disadvantages as compared to SharePoint 2007?
"SharePoint 2010 offers many advantages over SP 2007. The new structure of the service applications is a big plus, as well as some advantages in workflow running more behind the scenes if you are using the public facing INet licensing and working with anonymous lists. I have worked with SharePoint for going on four years and SP 2010 for over a year and I believe it is a much more stable product!"
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When installing SharePoint Foundation at home - do I still need a server?
James Turner asks: "When looking at the qualifications for downloading Sharepoint Foundations(for my home) I still need to build a server correct?"
"James, SharePoint 2010 can be installed on windows 7 x64 as a developer environment. If you can do Server 2008R2 PLEASE DO IT. Your last resort would be Win 7. I've done this and I must tell you it is for the person who can tinker and follow explicit instructions.If you miss one step in these instructions then it will not work."
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The Microsoft Certified Master programme consists of expert-level training and certification for experienced technology professionals. Before you even get on the program you need to have all four SharePoint MCP exams in the bag, get through a fairly intense application process, and have digested the content that fans out beneath a couple of hundred TechNet and MSDN links in the supplied "Pre-reading" list.
Sharegate provides simple and affordable content migration tools brilliantly designed for power users. Its intuitive interface, powerful metadata editing capabilities and full version history support allow you to easily reorganize your content while uploading files to SharePoint and copying SharePoint documents/items from one location to another. Sharegate gives the flexibility needed to be more productive… plus, it’s only $375!
SharePointEduTech Ltd. is a Microsoft SharePoint consultancy based on the South Coast of the UK with an office in the midlands. They work with businesses, schools, colleges, universities and local authorities within the UK but also in Europe and America.
They have worked with all versions of SharePoint; 2001 (Tahoe) , 2003, 2007 and 2010 and specialise in the education sector. They also have experience with SharePoint as a hosted solution in the cloud and Office 365 and are looking forward to working with SharePoint vNext (Wave 15).
They have experience in many other Microsoft Technologies including ISA/TMG, Exchange, Live@Edu, SQL/Reporting Services, Active Directory, Hyper-V and Windows Server.
Check out SharePointEduTech at http://spedutech.com
Andy Dale is again offering eight prized 'SharePoint Gold Seals of Approval' in his annual awards. Now in its 4th year there are eight categories and 46 finalists. Vote for your favourite here.
Best of Blogs
Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon
Bob Mixon is a pretty famous SharePoint blogger nowadays. He is a 5 time SharePoint MVP and has been solving business needs and involved in the technology industry since the 1980’s.
Bob has loads of interesting blog posts on his 'Mastering Sharepoint with Box Mixon'. Well worth a read!
You have recommended so many SharePoint Add-Ons following the LinkedIn discussion Have you used, or know about any SharePoint Add-ons, web parts, applications, templates, services? we've decided to create an entirely new section for them!
Business Data List Connector (BDLC) from Layer 2 BDLC
is available for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and connects any NATIVE SharePoint list (no Web Part or BCS) directly to almost any external LOB data using common list settings codeless in just minutes:
- Enter provider / connection string
- Enter select statement and primary keys.
- Create structure, mapping and connect automatically.
BDLC is licenced per server (WFEs + Application Servers).
FREE shareware available for download after registration. Contact Frank Daske at firstname.lastname@example.org for time-limited full-featured trial or visit the Layer2 website for more details.
StratexPoint from StratexSystems
StratexPoint is an enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solution. It enables organisations to clarify their strategic objectives, align their risk appetite and manage their key risks to enable the execution of their strategy.
StratexPoint is unique in bringing together methodologies developed in the fields of performance and risk management such as Balanced Scorecard, COSO Framework, ISO 31000 & 31010. StratexPoint is licensed on a per user basis with Enterprise licenses also available for larger deployments.
Free 30-day trials are available from the StratexSystems website.
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