Microsoft to add support for CMIS to SharePoint 2010

“In September 2008, Microsoft along with EMC and IBM announced the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS), a jointly developed specification designed to facilitate interoperability between Enterprise Content Management repositories from different vendors.  At that time, the draft specification was handed over to OASIS to undergo a rigorous review with the aim of producing a final…

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Windows 7 Federated Search Connector

During the Keynote at TechEd we showed Federated Search Connectors for Windows 7 Windows Explorer.   I have been using this for searching the web using Bing!  I have just uploaded the Search Connector for Bing! to my Sample Code page. To use it simply; create a new folder on your C: drive “Search Connectors” download…

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Not long until Tech Ed Australia 2009

Tech Ed Australia 2009 is on next week on the Gold Coast.  This year we have some exciting things planned which all start with every attendee receiving a free HP Mini 2140 Netbook – pre loaded with Windows 7 RTM, Office 2010 and a host of other goodies. Lee Hickin and I will be presenting…

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Joel Oleson (SharePoint Guru) coming to Australia

Joel Oleson (ex SharePoint product team) is coming to Australia in July.  He has organised two morning sessions with local SharePoint experts, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne.   I will be sitting in on Joel’s session in Melbourne and will also be hanging around as a panel expert. “Joel is a senior product manager…

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TechEd Australia 2009 – SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud?

How cold is it at the moment….brrrr!  Luckily Tech Ed Australia 2009 will be on the Gold Coast this year bring on the sunshine baby.                                                           If I can manage to get off the beach and into the auditorium, this year I will be co-presenting a session with Lee Hickin on the differences between…

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SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 sets expiry date on servers

The SharePoint product team has posted an article on an issue found after installing SharePoint Server 2007 SP2. We take product quality seriously and make every effort to avoid and resolve issues that adversely impact our customers.  Unfortunately, we have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed…

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First National SharePoint Survey

During a recent chat with Andy Neumann and Elaine van Bergen at OBS, they told me about a National SharePoint Survey that OBS, Nintex and i5 are sponsoring.  Below are the details of how to respond and enter the draw to win an Acer notebook computer or V8 race experience.  I think the I would…

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WSS v3 and MOSS 2007 SP2 Released

Overnight the product team released SP2 for WSS v3 and MOSS 2007.  After installing this service pack, SharePoint customers can benefit from performance, stability and availability improvements. IE8 is also put into level 1 support. In addition, SP2 introduces a new stsadm operation preupgradecheck (also known as the Upgrade Checker) to check if the farm…

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Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) v2 and Accessible Rich Text Editor (aRTE™)

Microsoft’s immediate strategy around accessibility from a SharePoint platform perspective revolves around a joint venture with HiSoftware, a specialist accessibility partner. On Monday, March 9, 2009, HiSoftware announced the release of the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) v2.0.  The AKS v2.0 incorporates feedback from customers and partners and follows on from the AKS v1.0 and…

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Upcoming User Group Presentations (Australia)

Canberra SharePoint User Group Wednesday 18th March 2009 at 17:30 – 19:30 – Microsoft Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue, Barton InfoPath vs Lists The user group will discuss the pros and cons of both data entry methods supported natively by SharePoint and compare them. Scanning to SharePoint While Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has most…

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