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Month: July 2012

Canadian SharePoint 2010 Journey Contest

Canadian SharePoint 2010 Journey Contest

If you are a resident of Canada or represent an organization doing business in Canada, you’re invited to share your unique story on SharePoint 2010 to win the chance of being professionally filmed and showcased on the Canadian site for Microsoft SharePoint. Winners also get a complimentary conference pass to attend the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California from October 3-6 2011 (a $1,199 value.)   1st prize Your story professional filmed, plus a pass to the Microsoft SharePoint…

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SharePoint 2013 Server – What’s new and different? – Part 2

SharePoint 2013 Server – What’s new and different? – Part 2

Continuing on Part 1 of What’s new and different in SharePoint 2013 Server, below is a continuation with some more features that are new and different along with an easy to read descriptions and some screenshots: Web Content Management Cross Search Publishing and Product Catalogs This feature is allows you to store and maintain content in various internal or authoring site collections and display it in your publishing or other site collections (i.e. your anonymous web site).   All changes are…

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SharePoint 2013 Server – What’s new and different?–Part 1

SharePoint 2013 Server – What’s new and different?–Part 1

There are a ton of new features at the forefront and behind the scenes in the new SharePoint 2013 Server Preview.  Joel Oleson has a great post which talks to his top 10 new features in SP 2013 which I certainly agree with for the most part. However, for a quick reference for those that just want an overview of What’s new and different in SharePoint 2013 Server, I have compiled an easy to read list of some of the…

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Toronto SharePoint Users Group session on the new SharePoint 2013 App Model – Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Toronto SharePoint Users Group session on the new SharePoint 2013 App Model – Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For you developers who are interested in learning a little about the new SharePoint 2013 App Model, come join me at the Toronto SharePoint Users Group Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 6:00pm at 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON (KPMG) where I will be presenting an introductory session. Sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/TorontoSPUG/events/62542522/ Topic: Introduction to the new SharePoint 2013 App Model for Developers Abstract: The new SharePoint 2013 App Model gives SharePoint developers a whole new platform to develop…

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SharePoint 2013 Preview CloudShare Environment is now up

SharePoint 2013 Preview CloudShare Environment is now up

My colleague Nick Kellett (@NickKellett) and I  at StoneShare have worked with the Chris Riley (@HoardingInfo) and his CloudShare team to put up a virtual configured and deployed 3 server SharePoint 2013 Preview environment complete with its own WFE , AD and DB server for the community who don’t have the time to get the environment up themselves.  Using CloudShare, be the first to explore and test the preview version of SharePoint 2013, this sandbox allows you to: Explore SharePoint…

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview discontinued and modified functionality

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview discontinued and modified functionality

Microsoft has posted a list of features and functionality have been discontinued or changed in SharePoint 2013 Preview.  I’m sure this list will get larger as we go along so keep checking. Key things to note: Document Workspace Site Template is no longer available by default, Microsoft assumes you should just use the team site (an administrator can allow it though). Meeting Workspace templates are no longer available by default, Microsoft assumes you should just use the other collaboration features…

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SharePoint 2013 Browser Support Matrix

SharePoint 2013 Browser Support Matrix

Browser support with every version of SharePoint has always been a big question, especially for Enterprises.  With the launch of SharePoint 2013 Server, almost all the major versions of browsers are supported for SharePoint as well as Office Web Apps.  The key thing to note here is that if you want to be fully supported, you need to use the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer 8 and above but almost all major browsers will be supported (with some limitations linked…

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SharePoint 2013 – Hardware and Software Requirements and Prerequisites

SharePoint 2013 – Hardware and Software Requirements and Prerequisites

With the launch of SharePoint 2013 Server, everyone is probably curious as to what hardware and software they should be preparing for their infrastructure. I have compiled the minimum hardware and software requirements below.  A more in-depth look can be seen here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.15).aspx Although not recommended, in terms of hardware, for a single server deployment you now need 24 GB ram for a server deployment! and for 3 tier farms, you need 12 GB for web & app servers. For…

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Renewed as 2012 Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server

Renewed as 2012 Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server

Excited to announce that I have been renewed as Microsoft MVP for SharePoint for the 2nd year in a row.  This is an important year coming up for SharePoint and I’m very excited to be a part of it in the Microsoft MVP community.     View my profile here: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/findanmvp/Pages/profile.aspx?MVPID=4a2e0ce2-808b-44c2-81d4-6b0b6558892b

SharePoint Saturday Toronto 2012 Session on In Place Records Management in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Saturday Toronto 2012 Session on In Place Records Management in SharePoint 2010

I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected as a speaker for SharePoint Saturday 2012 Toronto on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10am. My session will be deep dive look at In Place Records Management features in SharePoint 2010 .  Here are the details of my session: “In Place Records Management is a new feature in SharePoint 2010.  Now, instead of sending a Record to the Records Center, users can declare a record In Place and have all of…

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