It's been a battle to get this edition out - there have been so many Diamond Jubliee celebrations (here in the UK) we have barely had time to sit down. Anyway - in between eating and drinking - we have managed to pack in some really good SharePoint news and also discovered a great little tool that allows you to test out FAST Search queries - it's FREE too! In addition to this we recently discovered a FREE Windows 2012 Ebook on Microsoft Press - awesome!
In Wayne's own words "I am faced with dealing with my thinking way too much. I am really enthusiastic about SharePoint Server. I recognized the implications to a business having SharePoint as soon as I saw my first demonstration back in 2007. I started heads down SharePoint study/experimentation in 2008. I spent much of a year doing SharePoint MOSS prototyping and doing SharePoint Designer custom development. I learned a lot and thought I knew something." - www.imknowledge.net/blog
DocRead is a compliance management system for SharePoint that distributes policies to groups of users and allows them to explicitly acknowledge that they have read and understood it. Benefits:
• Allows users to read and acknowledge a document in 3 clicks.
• Provides reporting to track who has and hasn't read a document.
• Automatically notifies new group members of their reading tasks.
• Issues positive and negative receipts for reporting purposes?
DocRead supports SharePoint 2007 + 2010 & is available in 4 editions. Compare Editions
As mentioned in the last edition of the Newsletter, we are renaming the group. We need a name that also encompasses SharePoint 2013 as well as SharePoint 2007 and 2010. 'SharePoint Forum' is currently winning - if you agree or disagree why not cast your vote in the LinkedIn poll?
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Jim Corder at DNS electronics asks "I work for a tech company full of engineers. I'd like to build a simple knowledgebase without having to purchase a 3rd party app. Does anyone have any pointers? I've started just a wiki-style site, but it's so unstructured and it's not catching on with my engineers." Go to the discussion on LinkedIn.
Are there any SharePoint calendar experts out there? Swapna wants to be able to integrate several calendars into one master calendar. Most of the answers are pointing towards the Content Query Web Part any other ideas or solutions. Go to the discussion on LinkedIn.
If you want to get Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 installed and configured with SharePoint 2010 then this step by step guide (written by Gokan Ozcifci - SharePoint Pirate) is just the ticker for you. Full Article.
If you are a SharePoint Admin then this Whitepaper is a must read. Explains how to backup every aspect of a SharePoint including content databases, WSPs, IIS, file system along with customisations. Full Article
Paul Culmsee gives an in depth discussion on SharePoint performance and how to successfully measure and monitor performance. If lead / lag indicators and RPS (Requests per second) are you think then checkout Part 1 and Part 2.
For a variety of reasons you may wish your Site Owners and Site Collection Administrators to be notified by email when their sites are deleted. This article has a downloadable feature that does exactly this. Read this article.
This 4-part series lists well over a 100 questions that you can use to prepare for an interview, or use if you are in the interviewers hot seat and have had no time to think of some. How many could you answer? Read interview questions part 1.
The point of this article is not to guide an administrator into creating a new connection (see this TechNet article for that) but to provide some guidance into solving any problems that may prevent a successful connection. Full Article
Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Bill Baer, outlines what improvements have been made in the UPS since it RTM'd. We are sure you will agree - if improvements were needed - it's service that needed it! Full Article
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When : Thursday 7th June 2012, 5pm GMT
The free Project Management Template from BrightWork will get you started managing projects with out-of-the-box SharePoint today. The template extends out of the box SharePoint 2010 to provide a collaborative workspace to manage a project.
Join Brightwork on June 7th for a short training session that will show attendees how to install the template, how to use it, and how to configure it. All attendees at the webcast will receive access to download the template, including a copy of the training recording. Read more.
Now that Microsoft has made SharePoint Designer a free download, thousands of organizations are adopting it to design state-of-the-art SharePoint sites and solutions. In SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed, Microsoft MVP Kathy Hughes brings together all the information you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Using realistic examples, you are guided through all of Designer 2010’s capabilities, presenting best practices drawn from her extensive experience. Amazon site.
As you may have seen we manage a list of most up and coming SharePoint Events and are excited to announce that we are also doing the same for on-line SharePoint Webinars. If you want to register your SharePoint Webinar, then please feel free to add it to our directory using this form. All we ask is that it's related to SharePoint.
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