SharePoint Conference 2011 Announced

Save the Date for SharePoint Conference 2011, the premier worldwide conference dedicated to SharePoint and related technologies being held October 3-6, 2011 in Anaheim, California. SharePoint Conference 2011 will be the conference to learn more about Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the internet. Registration will open Spring 2011. Visit…


SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper

Just released, a great resource for retailers looking at using SharePoint as a developer platform: An Introduction for ASP.NET Solution Architects by David Chapell. This white paper provides an overview of the SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform for ASP.NET developers. LINK


Sharepoint 2007 Planning Tools/Resources

SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool Planning a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) installation or a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) installation for a large enterprise can be a very complex undertaking. Determining the most cost-effective topology, hardware, and bandwidth requirements is not a trivial task and involves selecting from a variety of configuration options….


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Application Template: New Store Opening

The New Store Opening application template helps a team manage the opening of new store locations or re-modeling of existing store location. The site provides a single location to manage tasks, issues, and documents for all store opening processes, enabling end users to view relevant information and providing project managers insight across the entire project….


Centralizing and Sharing Business Intelligence

  This technical white paper features the Microsoft CBI (Consolidated Business Intelligence) portal as the context to discuss how Microsoft IT uses Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft business intelligence products to help business units within Microsoft to make better and faster decisions. Although Microsoft CBI is an internal Microsoft solution, the underlying technologies and…


Moving from Notes to Microsoft Online

In today’s competitive global market, businesses need technology that cost-effectively enables flexibility and adds value to their organization. Business Productivity Online Standard Suite delivers hosted communication and collaboration tools that feature: High availability Comprehensive security Simplified IT management I noticed an interesting Webinar scheduled for October 28th on migrating from your Notes environment to hosted…


Microsoft Online Dedicated Service Descriptions

Microsoft Online Services provides dedicated, enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers on servers systems dedicated to individual customer—enabling customers to use the latest productivity applications while reducing IT overhead. Download the September Release Service Descriptions


Self Service BI in Retail

I’ve been in several meetings with retailers where business users and IT have been at odds with each other over business intelligence and reporting. At many of the retailers, I have noticed that business groups tend to own a large part of the Business Intelligence Applications and IT has very little control over it. A…


Stories about SharePoint in Retail: Specialty Retailer Smoothes Operations for Improved Productivity and Future Profits

Jamba Juice—a leading provider of healthy, on-the-go food and beverages—viewed the economic slowdown as an opportunity to assess its operations and improve efficiencies. The company decided to invest in integrated technology tools that would help its stores run more efficiently and streamline communication. Therefore, Jamba Juice signed a Microsoft® Enterprise Client Access License Suite agreement,…