As you will see from the new title, we are in the process of renaming the group to 'SharePoint Community'. This means we are now all set for the arrival of SharePoint 2013 and also makes the group a little more memorable than 'SharePoint 2007 - 2010'. We also welcomed our 21,000 member on Monday. As always - if you are a member of the group and want to share information in the Newsletter, then please feel free to send it over to us.
Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman are .NET professionals specializing in building .NET applications using the latest Microsoft technology. Nikander & Margriet are mainly living in the Netherlands (Amsterdam). In the past they've been given the prestigious Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for their work on the SharePoint platform. They were co-authors of 10 SharePoint books for publishers like MS Press and APress and have contributed to MS MOC material. Other publications include articles for TechNet, SharePoint Advisor, XML Developer, Smart Access, MSD2D, ASPToday and .NET magazine. Nikander & Margriet have presented seminars at Technet, the Microsoft SharePoint launch event (in the Netherlands) and Heliview.- http://sharepointdragons.com/
This June there is no excuse for your SharePoint to be dull or for your End Users to be bored, because Office Talk have created the SharePoint Template that everyone has been asking for -The completely Unofficial Euro 2012 SharePoint Template! So why not join in the fun and let your End Users see exactly how flexible and brilliant SharePoint really is.
Claim your free Euro 2012 SharePoint Template simply send an email entitled 'Euro 2012' to email@example.com or just leave your email address in a comment below. Office Talk are backing Roy's Boys for glory this summer, but this free template is available to every one. Visit Office Talk.
Jose-Carlos Garcia asked this question a while ago and got a great answer from Oana Rusu Haranagiu that describes how to extend a web application in SharePoint and configure the extended version with Claims. To read the answer or improve upon it, visit the discussion.
Senior Business Analyst, Michael Temlin has just asked if anyone's used "File Loader 2010" by Axceler. Can't say we have used it here, but looks like it could be a useful tool that allows you to move files from Windows into SharePoint. If you can help out Michael - go to the discussion on LinkedIn.
SharePoint Data Doc (SPDD) is the world's first Microsoft Word Add-In to allow users to draw their live SharePoint data directly to their active documents.
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According to Bjorn Furuknapp - SharePoint 2013 is going to run on Microsoft .Net 4.0. This also has big ramifications for developers using earlier versions as they will be forced to maintain two versions of their code. Full Article.
Useful development road map from Wahid Saleemi. Details how to get started and fully trained up on SharePoint if you can't afford to pay for an off-site course. We'd also love to hear if you have any ideas? Full Article
The Behavior Platform and global gamification leader, recently announced the launch of its Microsoft SharePoint connector. Have you seen the connector - why not start a discssion and share with the group ? Full Article.
Email Manager allows SharePoint content to be managed within Outlook, so that, for instance, users can categorize, find and share email and attachments via drag-and-drop from Outlook to SharePoint. Full article.
The EU Cookie law came into full force in May and this article does a really good job of explaining it and also what impact this can have on a SharePoint site (even an Intranet which is technically covered to). Full article.
This post will help you in understanding the difference between the two most commonly used web parts in SharePoint. This overview explains the core features of both along with the differences. A great 2 minute coffee read. Full Article
This article is one for the devs or SQL DBA's out there! It offers a quick answer as to why (looping) and then mentions how you would go about finding out why in the first place. Heard of SQL DMV query techniques ?. Full Article
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When : 20th - 21st November 2012, Amsterdam
On the 20th & 21st November SharePoint Connections will return to the Meervaart Theatre in Amsterdam. The event will be taking place just a few weeks after the major SharePoint 2012 launch in the USA, so come along and meet with some of the best-selling information technology authors and Microsoft MVP’s who will talk about the new upgrade as well as helping you to get the most out of your current system.
Steve Fox, Director Microsoft Services Group, and Mike Fitzmaurice, Vice President of Product Technology for Nintex, are already confirmed as joint keynote speakers on day one. Read more.
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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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