Greetings SharePoint'ers. We have managed to find yet another FREE Ebook for you this week from Salem Consulting. This book covers one the hottest topics in SharePoint - Governance. If you want to read a little more about it look for our 'Featured book' section. We also stumbled across a really cool service called the 'Worldwide Intranet Challenge', that offers a way for you to benchmark your intranet against others.
What else? There's a link to a great article about Microsoft (probably) buying Yammer along with some other great picks. In addition to that, the big announcement from Microsoft this week is the Microsoft Surface - we are sure you will agree that it's going to look lovely with SharePoint 2013! There's a video below showing the key note from yesterdays announcement.
Corey Roth is a consultant at Infusion specializing in SharePoint for clients in the energy sector. He has more than ten years of experience delivering solutions in the energy, travel, advertising and consumer electronics verticals. Corey specializes in delivering ECM and search solutions to clients using SharePoint. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2010, Office 365, Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0, and Silverlight. He is a member of the .NET Mafia where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. He is dedicated to the community and speaks regularly at user groups and SharePoint Saturdays. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Houston SharePoint Users Group.- http://www.dotnetmafia.com/blogs/dotnettipoftheday/default.aspx
The Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC), founded by group member Andrew White is an opportunity for organisations to obtain and benchmark feedback about their intranet from the people that matter the most - the employees. Participation in the WIC allows you to anonymously benchmark your intranet against other organisations and view case studies from organisations who have ranked well in each question. The WIC covers the topics such as Quality of content, Ease of finding information, Employee interaction & engagement, Intranet maintenance, Look & feel, and Performance & availability.
Mike Erter asked this question and has prompted answers ranging from $60 / hour to $200 / hour. Do we have SharePoint Analysts in the group who can provide input ? To read the answer or improve upon it, visit the discussion.
Pedro Rosa wants to know whether SharePoint Workflow should be developed to implement logic (presumably when a document is added/updated), or whether code should be used in list / site event receivers. - go to the discussion on LinkedIn.
This week we have 5 SharePoint IPad apps you may want to check out. These have kindly been provided by Klint Finley on ReadWriteWeb.com.
Filamente is a SharePoint client for iOS from Aircreek. It gives users a touchscreen optimized interface for SharePoint, the ability to upload files from a mobile device and offline access to resources. It costs $12.99 in the App Store.
Formotus offers a SharePoint client for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile called Forms Central. Like Filamente, it provides offline access to SharePoint data. It's free to download, but requires a subscription.
Instead of a native app, H3 Solutions offers a SharePoint plugin called Mobile Entree that enables SharePoint administrators to create touchscreen optimized interfaces for their sites. ReadWriteWeb.com covered Mobile Entree last week as part of their iPad for business round-up.
Moprise is an iOS SharePoint client. The free version allows users to view SharePoint documents, but not edit them. The paid version, which costs $5 a month per user, provides more features such as uploading new documents, and Quickoffice integration for editing. Moprise also offers customized installations.
SharePlus is an iOS SharePoint client from SouthLabs. The lite version allows users to view documents and send them by e-mail. Pro and enterprise editions provide additional features like offline syncing and list item editing.
We featured SharePoint Data Doc last week and by all accounts it was very popular! SharePoint Data Doc is now fully supported on Office 365. Read more about the product in the Full Article.
If you have ever had to develop with Claims Authentication in SharePoint, or just get under the hood then you will have to deal with the claims token. This token isn't a secret code, it's actually something that conforms to a pattern. Full Article.
This is probably one of the best write-ups showing how using folders in SharePoint document libraries isn't really always the best approach. Instead of using folders, Michael explains how to use metadata. Full Article
Recently, there has been speculation that Microsoft are about to buy Yammer - the 'Facebook for business' - for $1.2 billion. This does make you wonder how this will affect SharePoint 2013 which is weeks away from a beta. Full Article.
The purpose of this article is to describe how to implement a medium SharePoint Farm – three-tier, four-servers. This article is provided by Denis Stadler on denisstadler.com. Full article.
Very interesting post explaining how being a SharePoint Administrator requires not only the tech skills of how to move through Central Admin, but also requires a good grasp of the 'business'. Full article.
The audit feature in SharePoint is used to track what actions users are taking within your SharePoint Server 2010 environment. It is typically activated to comply with compliance guidelines governing your business or the sector in which your organization is operating. Full Article
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This week Salem are pleased to announce the official launch of their brand new comprehensive & original publication, SharePoint Governance & The Pillars of Wisdom, together with its new website to the global community.
In this exclusive and packed 150+ page business governance bible, Salem demonstrate how the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a philosophy that underpins all major belief systems, also underpins the corporate universe and how it applies directly to SharePoint.
Using this practical guide, any organisation can prepare a complete governance strategy for SharePoint in the cloud and on premise, ensuring full alignment with their business program. Download the FREE book
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