Publishing Sites: Field Controls or Web Parts… That is the Question!

There isn’t a week that goes by where I don’t get an email asking me this very question.  More often than not, its because someone has been using the Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) when they should have been using the Publishing HTML field type.  This mistake typically goes unnoticed until a customer needs to…

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Announcing the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of a standards effort for Enterprise Content Management systems that Microsoft has been driving with several other major vendors (IBM, EMC, Alfresco, OpenText, SAP, Oracle) called “Content Management Interoperability Services” (or CMIS, for short). The goal of CMIS is to define a web services standard for interacting with…

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New blog: To The SharePoint

The SharePoint IT Pro Documentation team has launched a new blog. This is a great place to find out about new and upcoming SharePoint documentation and provide your feedback.  Check it out here:  To the SharePoint.

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Content Deployment and the Infrastructure Update

On the 20th May, we released two hotfix packages focused on Content Deployment.  These packages delivered performance improvements and addressed a number of known customer pain points.  The hotfixes have been rolled in to the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers that was released today so if you’ve been experiencing issues with Content Deployment, download the…

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Announcing: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough

Hi, I’m Cern McAtee, a technical writer for Office SharePoint Server 2007. I’m pleased to announce that the Office SharePoint Server 2007 content team and the Global Readiness team have combined efforts to write and publish a new walkthrough guide for content deployment: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough. What’s covered This downloadable guide is aimed at…

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Announcing: Administering Records Management in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Hi, my name is Claudia Lake. I am a technical writer on the SharePoint Enterprise Solutions content team. In response to feedback from users, we have created Administering Records Management, which is a new set of IT Pro documentation on TechNet about records management in Office SharePoint Server 2007. What’s covered? In addition to providing…

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Building a news workbench on MOSS 2007 — Part 5

[Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 3]  [Part 4] Greetings and welcome to the fifth and final post in this series describing the news management and delivery service we built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for our internal employee communication portal, Microsoft Web (MSW). I wanted to wrap up this overview by talking generally about…

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Building a news workbench on MOSS 2007 — Part 4

[Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 3] Hello again! Sean Squires here. This is part 4 of my series about the news management and delivery service we built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for our internal employee communication portal, Microsoft Web (MSW). I wrapped up the last post talking briefly about how we enable email…

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Announcing: Design and build sites for Office SharePoint Server 2007

[Updated March 11, 2008: Based on your feedback, we have created a downloadable version of this guide.  It’s the same content, but now available in a convenient .doc format.]   Hello, ECM Team Blog readers. My name is Rob Silver. I’m a technical writer working on the IT Pro content team for Office SharePoint Server…

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Building a news workbench on MOSS 2007 — Part 3

[Part 1]  [Part 2] Welcome to part 3 in my series about the creation of a news management and delivery service on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I left off last time talking about how we provide editors with a custom form to tag imported news stories as candidates for select newsletters. Let me continue…

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