Here we are again, SharePoint Newsletter 48 is ready! So, what's been happening? Our group continues to grow and is big - really big! We will be welcoming our 21,000th member some time in the next two weeks. Why the logo on the left? Well you may have missed it, but conference tickets are now available for the SharePoint Conference 2012 . This is going to be the conference that unveils 2013 to the world. There's a rumour that the beta will be out in June, but we are sceptical.
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Katelyn Ballinger, from Indusa asked what was the biggest pain point in SharePoint which has resulted in lots of comments. One of our favourite points is by Jim Hoisington : "The first thing to keep in mind is that SharePoint is NOT a relational database. We have a modest beginning of relations between list in SP 2010 but it in not a relational database. There are many business problems that are easily solved in a relational database but are difficult to solve in SharePoint." Why not get involved in this discussion ?
Andre Salomons asks what seems to be an obvious question this, but already it's evoking a heated discussion. All manner of opinions have been submitted ranging from "It's a collaboration platform" by Nichole Arnold to "It is a platform. Even the CEO of Microsoft admitted at the latest SharePoint conference that SharePoint is simply a collaboration platform that you can develop." by Derek Gerber. To take part in the discussion go here.
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UK based enterprise cloud collaboration vendor Huddle is taking over where collaboration pioneer WebEx left off after its ill-fated acquisition by Cisco, gaining market share at the expense of Sharepoint.. Full Article.
ZDNet's, Robert Schifreen, catalogues a great account of how the University of Brighton migrated to SharePoint . He highlights his experiences with SharePoint 2010 from the perspective of a Farm Admin. Full Article
Due to the NDA - there's not much about 2013 at the moment. Full stop. This particualr post has been keeping upto date with all the latest speculation around SharePoint 2013. The biggest "rumour" is that it will beta in mid-June. Full Article
Collaboris recently launched an Affiliate Program offering a generous 15% commission on sales generated. If you are interested in partnering with Collaboris and being rewarded for the sales you help generate please read this article.
Amit writes a fantastic article about how to get to the bottom of those pesky problems that too often read their ugly head. If you are a SharePoint Admin or SharePoint Developer, this is for you. Full Article
Gartner recently offered some tips on deploying Microsoft SharePoint, which requires lots of team effort and coordination, according to the analyst and consulting firm. Full Article
Simon Brown in his 'Software Architecture for Developers' blog has written a great post that provides "a summary of why software architecture is important for SharePoint projects". Full Article
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Our very own Hugo Esperanca, was author of Chapter 24 'Corporate Intranet and Internet Services' in the 'SharePoints Architect's Guidebook' published by Wrox. This book is a must read for any aspiring or experienced SharePoint Architect. To read more about the book, or purchase it go to the Amazon site.
This blog is about teaching the benefits of SharePoint to business users. It is a non technical blog on out of box SharePoint standard features, discussing user adoption issues of SharePoint, ie: governance, training, communication and evangelism. I hope to dispel some confusion for business users and make the technology easy to understand. It is aimed at SharePoint beginners and intermediate users. Read Veronique's blog at 'Views form Veronique'.
SharePoint 2013 is coming fast. Some say the beta will be here in just 2 weeks. It's time the group was given a better name! Can you think of anything better that describes what we are about ? 'SharePoint Professionals', 'SharePoint Newsletter' or anything else you can think of ? Share your ideas.
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