SharePoint 2010 Video Planning Resources

I’ve done several SharePoint 2010 demos and presentations and it seems that almost every time I demo the new media web part that uses Silverlight to display video, I always get a lot of questions. How does it work? How much bandwidth? Can you throttle? There is a lot of interest (an indicator to me…

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Stsadm Resources

It’s been FAR too long since my last blog post. November came and went as I did SharePoint 2010 overview after overview. December has been fun with an all-day SharePoint 2010 “Best of SharePoint Conference” event that I put on in the Detroit area. We help five sessions including a “why upgrade” talk, a SharePoint…


SharePoint Conference 2009 Recap – What’s Hot in SharePoint 2010

I’m just now recovering from the SharePoint Conference and catching up on customer requests. I wanted to quickly share my impressions on what new features garnered the most interest at the SharePoint Conference last week.   1. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) From my view, this was the big hit, far and away. The sessions were…

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SP Conference – quick tips on connectivity

I ran into a few odd issues accessing MySPC and I helped a few different folks with some connectivity issues this morning while checking my email on break so I thought I’d post a few quick tips and then tweet about it in case others are hitting the same problems. Connecting to the network You…


SharePoint Conference 2009: Taking off the covers

It’s finally here! The biggest day for SharePoint enthusiasts in 3 years. There were A LOT of big announcements today but before I get to that here are some fast facts about the conference. 7400+ attendees (the last SP conference was 3,800, a 95% increase!) Over 60 different countries represented at the conference The SharePoint…


Site security: secure down or secure up?

I’m sure most of you are aware of how flexible SharePoint is in terms of securing content. There are several permission levels that can be created. Users can be assigned to a group, or directly to a particular permission level. And you can grant people permissions to nearly all artifacts within SharePoint, from the site…


Ramping up on data warehouse design

As many of you know PerformancePoint Server is now licensed as part of the SharePoint Enterprise version. As a result of this change, those of us who focus on SharePoint have a much more significant role in presenting Microsoft’s approach to business intelligence. In a nutshell, SharePoint (plus PerformancePoint) and Excel ARE the business intelligence…


Workflow security – options for locking down a document

I recently was asked by a customer how they would go about setting up a workflow process where the approver doesn’t have access to make changes to the document itself. In their words: “The individual would complete a form with activities and time spent, then save the document which kicks off the workflow.  There are…


New Guidance on Developing SharePoint Applications

I’ve had several customers ask me how they can develop a process within their organization to determine whether a solution or application is a good fit for SharePoint. It takes a lot of experience and technical understanding to determine this. And unfortunately, there hasn’t always been great content available that goes past the basic training…


InfoPath 2010 Overview Video and Content – Eliminating the Clicks

I spent a little time last week reviewing some of the new InfoPath 2010 features and content. One recent addition to the content is a video out on YouTube, posted by the InfoPath Product team. This eight minute video covers the basics of creating and publishing forms with InfoPath 2010. If you’re looking for a…

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