From Somasegar’s blog… In Visual Studio 2010, we’re going to expand Sharepoint support in two key areas. First, Visual Studio 2010 will deliver a broad set of project templates, designers, and deployment infrastructure that will make any .NET developer instantly more productive on the SharePoint platform. Second, we are exposing an extensibility API that will… Continue reading Visual Studio 2010 to offer better SharePoint support
I’ve recently been talking a lot about Microsoft SharePoint Online – part of the new Microsoft Online Services. As I’ve mentioned, you can sign up today for a beta version and get 5 fully functional seats and test it out for yourself. In fact, I’ve heard that there is transition support for folks on the… Continue reading Introducing Microsoft SharePoint Online
Microsoft Online Services is the hosted service offering by Microsoft. You can label this as SaaS (Software as a Service), but Microsoft actually seems to prefer S+S (Software plus Services). However you slice it, Microsoft is offering their products in several distinct flavors. First, you can get Microsoft’s server-based products on-premise. This means that you… Continue reading What is(are) Microsoft Online Services? And what is BPOS?
Microsoft, in collaboration with HiSoftware, developed and support the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint® (AKS) along with a partner and customer community to get you started on the road to Web accessibility with an accessible platform and framework from which to launch your SharePoint 2007 portal or intranet site. Lawrence Liu announced the availability of the… Continue reading Making SharePoint Accessible, WCAG, Section 508
Based on the same technology as the SharePoint 2007 Search, you too can have Microsoft Search for FREE! As part of the newly released Microsoft Search Server 2008 product line, you can have Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express for FREE! I would like to point out the differences in the following hierarchy of products from… Continue reading Microsoft Search now available for FREE!
I think that one of the most useful features of the included reports that are provided with the new MOSS SharePoint 2007 Analytics and Reports are the Search Analytics. While there are a host of improved analytical tools with this new version of SharePoint, such as the SharePoint 2007 Site Collection Usage Reports and the… Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Search Analytics Overview
Normally I don’t link to third party tools, but this one is quite handy and quite free! Atidan Explorer for SharePoint is a tree-view control that displays your SharePoint site’s document library structure and content in the familiar explorer type view. This allows users to quickly scan for all documents on the SharePoint 2007 site… Continue reading Free SharePoint 2007 Add-on for quickly seeing all documents in all document libraries
In Part III in this mini-series on SharePoint 2007 licensing, I’m merely answering some of the questions that I’ve been emailed over the past couple of months. As I’ve stated in previous posts, you absolutely should work with either a Microsoft Licensing Specialist or with your VAR (Dell, CDW, etc.) to ensure that you are… Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Licensing Part III: FAQ
For Part II in the SharePoint Licensing Update series, I have put together eight different licensing scenarios and detailed the requisite licensing for each. Again, I’ve updated an old posting that I did shortly after the product first came out. As you may or may not know, the product originally did not allow an internal… Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Licensing Part II: Scenarios
Licensing is a huge topic. So huge, in fact, that Microsoft has licensing specialists. VARs have licensing specialists. Consulting companies have licensing specialists. In Part I of this multi-post blog entry, I will describe the SharePoint products that are available. I am not listing prices with these products for several reasons, the most obvious one… Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Licensing Part I: Products