WSRP Toolkit for SharePoint Released

I have been asked this question numerous times. “Does SharePoint produce WSRP compliant content, so that other portal technologies can render SharePoint content such as lists and web parts?” My answer would always be “No”, SharePoint is a WSRP consumer not a producer…well now there is some GREAT NEWS…..that has changed. Microsoft has released the…


Unisys Announce Connector to SharePoint

Unisys have just announced the Unisys InfoImage® Connector for Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007. “Unisys InfoImage Connector is a new solution developed by Unisys in collaboration with Microsoft that enables Unisys customers to seamlessly connect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Unisys InfoImage document imaging and workflow solutions” See a press release article here…


SharePoint Integration for Novell GroupWise

Stumbled across this product which allows for strong integration between SharePoint and GroupWise. There are still some (not many) customers in South Africa who have this scenario, and this product from Omni looks like it might just help them to be better connected. “Riva synchronises SharePoint and GroupWise contacts, appointments, groups and project tasks. Use…


PPT and Resources from SA MOSS Bootcamp

Hi Fellow South African Citizens, We held a great MOSS bootcamp last week and I promised that I would share the presentations and associated resources from the event. Below are links to presentations from each day, look for the associated resources references in the notes section of each slide. Day 1 Day 2 For those…


Reminder: IW Community Meeting Next Week – Building Solutions with BDC

Hi People, Don’t forget the Johannesburg IW community meeting next week (12 November). We have Gilbert from Gijima talking about the real world implementation of solutions using the Business Data Catalog (BDC). Use the link below to register for free.   See you there, Michael


Office 14 – Microsoft Office through the Web Browser

Today Microsoft announced that Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote would be available to users through a web browser in Office 14. Yes, this means no desktop installation to access great authoring and reviewing features of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. To better explain what this means and to see some screen shots, have a look…


Gartner “SharePoint Related” Magic Quadrants Updated for 2008

Gartner have released 3 updated Magic Quadrant reports which relate to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Specifically they have released the 2008 versions of: Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology You can find links to the reports at the Analyst Relations section on Microsoft’s…


How to order a Microsoft RoundTable device in South Africa

You have seen this device and now would like to get your hands on one. Microsoft have released an ordering web site for RoundTable devices in South Africa. Simply visit the site and place and order online. You should receive your device between 4 and 6 weeks from acceptance of the final quote (you get…


How to build a custom site definition which has child sites (webs)

I did this for a customer over a year ago, and have simply just not had the chance to put key to screen and document it. Perhaps someone out there has already done this, but I thought it might still be useful looking at the way in which I did it. Grab some coffee, this…


Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) proposed standard announced

Today, EMC, IBM and Microsoft (along with other leading ECM industry vendors Alfresco, Open Text, Oracle and SAP) announced a jointly developed specification called the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification. CMIS uses Web Services and Web 2.0 interfaces to enable applications to interoperate with multiple Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories by different vendors. The…