While some may think that the United States Government is pretty slow to react to technology trends, there is a recent site launch that indicates otherwise. The U.S. Department of the Treasury site is Microsoft SharePoint 2010 hosted in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Check out http://Treasury.gov
Is SharePoint a good fit for an association? What about a charity? Should a non profit be using SharePoint? The typical consultant answer is “it depends.” First, let’s oversimplify SharePoint. SharePoint is software used to build websites. That’s it. However, SharePoint is more than just a single-purpose web site tool. It’s a platform that you… Continue reading Why would a nonprofit use SharePoint?
That’s right. You can use the free version of SharePoint 2010 to run your public facing website. SharePoint Foundation 2010 is free. SharePoint Foundation 2010 may be a good fit to run your public facing website. In order to look at this in a completely scientific manner, realize that there are literally hundreds of web… Continue reading Use the FREE version of SharePoint 2010 for your CMS
Microsoft has some pretty good information posted about the hardware and software requirements necessary for SharePoint 2010. I still get asked for real world, or ‘best practices’, recommendations all the time. Like everyone else, I want to get the best performance for the best price. It’s difficult to strike the balance between ‘good enough’ and… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Small Farm Server Recommendations
Yes, virtualization is fully supported by Microsoft. Virtualization is not at all new but is one of the biggest IT advancements, maybe ever. I’m pretty sure that IBM was one of the earliest pioneers of this ‘pseudo machine’ concept in the mid 1960’s. How’s that for a ‘new technology’ that is nearly 50 years old? … Continue reading Is Virtualization supported for SharePoint?
Should you use SharePoint? Should you use SharePoint for your public facing website? Is SharePoint a good CMS? Does SharePoint have shortcomings as a web content management platform? Is SharePoint overkill? Is SharePoint design friendly? The SharePoint debate is definitely a heated one. Some people love SharePoint. Some folks hate SharePoint. Some people that have… Continue reading Ten Reasons You Should Use SharePoint
One of the SharePoint features that many end users and site administrators have a hard time understanding is the concept of Audience Targeting. In fact, I received a question recently asking me to describe how “Audience Targeting” differs from the authentication needed for features like “Collaborative Workspaces”. The short answer is that Audience Targeting is… Continue reading SharePoint Audience Targeting is not Security
I get asked for SharePoint server recommendations nearly every day. Like nearly all ‘best practices’, there is no single answer for perfect server recommendations. The answer always seems to be, “It depends.” What is your budget? How many users? What type of users? What type of activity are the users doing? What type(s) of SharePoint… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Recommendations for installing on a Single Server
If you are a techie, you probably already know what SharePoint is. If not, SharePoint is website building software. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is. SharePoint is software created and maintained by Microsoft to create and manage websites. What kind of websites? All kinds. Big sites and small sites. English sites and multilingual sites. Simple… Continue reading What is SharePoint?
When configuring a new SharePoint 2010 server using Active Directory authentication, I was setting up the AD Synchronization and received the error “MOSS MA not found”. This was a simple fix: The Forefront Identity Manager Service was not started. Started up this service and then was able to configure a new AD synchronization connection. To… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Active Directory Synchronization Error: MOSS MA not found