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    SharePoint 2007 Training

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    One of the questions I got asked frequently at the Worldwide Partner Conference is "How do I/how does my IT team get ramped up on SharePoint technology?" I've outlined 10 steps that you and/or your team can take to ramp up. This is relevent whether...
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    SharePoint Data View Part Magic and Search

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    This week has been busy with Tech Ready in town! Tech Ready is Microsoft's technical conference for the field. We host it twice a year. It's a great event because it provides an excellent forum for connecting with different people WW. In any case,...
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    SharePoint Web Service Example – Grabbing Wiki Content

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    I presented a session at Tech Ready (Microsoft internal conference) yesterday. One of the samples I showed was how information can be consumed from a SharePoint web service and repurposed. The specific example was taking the Wiki content we host internally...
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    Microsoft Project 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010

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    Microsoft Project Professional (Pro) 2010 has a lot of rich features that make it a great upgrade from previous versions. If you’re a Project 2007 or 2003 user or someone who has never used Project but uses SharePoint, Project 2010 has some great...
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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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    This is an original post I wrote using Office 2007 Beta 2 which explains some of the formatting. I'm working with some folks to try and get this posted as an official whitepaper. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is the next generation of Microsoft...
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    SP2, CMS Future and Workflow partner

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    Quick blog entry: At TechEd 2005, I presented 3 sessions. 2 breakout sessions and 1 cabana talk. It was great to see the excitement around CMS and SharePoint Products and Technologies. In one of my sessions I talked about CMS SP2 and talked about the...
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    SharePoint 2010 Training

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    (I'm trying to keep this list of resources current. I also frequently tweet when new content/resources are available. You can follow me @arpanshah ). SharePoint 2010 will be the biggest release of SharePoint ever. With the public beta out and the final...
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    SharePoint 2010 Overview Presentation

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    Here’s a pointer to the SharePoint Overview session presentation that I delivered at the SharePoint Conference this week. For those of you who missed it, I believe we’re publishing this session out publicly; I’ll be sure to point to it when it’s available...
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    Microsoft CMS Futures

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    I did a presentation at IT Forum , at Barcelona, on the future of CMS and SPS shortly after the release of CMS SP2 . I wanted to spend some time writing about the next version as well as highlighting great CMS resources for CMS developers and IT administrators...
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    sharepoint workflow

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    I recently visited a customer who asked what their workflow options were for their SharePoint solutions. Some of the workflow options are the following: 1. Out of the box, there is basic approval. You can modify a Document Library settings so that content...
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    SharePoint and Drupal

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    I was asked recently for a comparison between SharePoint and Drupal so I thought I would share my thoughts. While there is some overlap in web/content management functionality between the two frameworks, there are also some notable differences. SharePoint...
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    SharePoint Extranet Solutions

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    Yes. You can deploy SharePoint solutions on the Extranet. I know several small and large customers who either have deployed a SharePoint solution externally or are in the process of doing so. A few months ago, we released a whitepaper relevant to partners...
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    SharePoint End User Security

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    Security covers a number of topics when it comes to software. Everything from locking down a system to end user security. There is absolutely no doubt that security is extremely important and should be taken seriously. And it's no surprise that security...
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    Getting Ready for Office "12"

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    If you are a CMS or SharePoint customer and you're already starting to think about the next version, then that's great. The next version is coming out second half of CY 2006... with a public beta in Spring 2006. While there's been a whole lot of information...
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    SharePoint Resources

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    I just spent some time adding links to my blog to some of the SharePoint resources. Take a look on the left hand side. There are a lot of resources, downloads, whitepapers and samples available out there... I'll continue adding more links over time. Here...
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    Microsoft Enterprise Search 101: Technology and SKU breakdown

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    I wrote a short article about Microsoft Enterprise Search a little while ago. Now that there have been some recent announcements, I thought I'd provide a short overview of how all the Microsoft search technologies come together. For starters, here...
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    SharePoint Online Training

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    You can do SharePoint Products and Technologies Hands on Labs online. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/sps2003.mspx This is -absolutely- killer. You can learn about the product without even having to set it up.
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    SharePoint Webcasts

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    Here is a list of SharePoint Webcasts that you can view on-demand. They cover a variety of great topics. You can find a list of web casts at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sppt/webcasts/default.mspx TechNet Webcast: Project 2003: Integration...
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    A Great Week at the PMI Global Congress

    I just got back from the PMI Global Congress in Washington DC. It was a really great conference for our team where we had an opportunity to connect with a lot of Microsoft Project customers and partners! It’s always great being able to talk to customers...
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    Things to Consider for SharePoint Performance

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    SharePoint performance is a function of a number of factors. Some are obvious, some are less obvious, some are easy to address & others are more difficult. One good place to learn more about performance & capacity planning is the resource center...
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    Customizing SharePoint Sites

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    Announcing Three New MSDN Articles on SharePoint Customization Customizing SharePoint Sites and Portals , Part 1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/odc_SP2003_ta/html/ODC_SPSCustomizingSharePointSites1.asp Summary...
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    Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

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    Web 2.0 is a popular term used to describe a number of web applications on the Internet. Terms like Enterprise 2.0 and Office 2.0 have also made their way into mainstream Tech vernacular. As a Technical Decision Maker, as an Architect, as a Business Decision...
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    WSRP and SharePoint Products and Technologies

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    We recently announced two important WSRP samples and set up associated GotDotNet Workspaces. Search for them from http://www.gotdotnet.com/community/workspaces/directory.aspx or go to them from the SharePoint GDN landing page at http://www.gotdotnet.com...
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    SharePoint 2010 Upgrade

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    I went to Bangalore, India, a couple weeks ago as part of the Microsoft team that hosted SharePoint 2010 Ignite Developer. I had an opportunity to meet 75+ sharp developers from various partner organizations like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Cognizant &...
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    SharePoint Online in the 2010 wave

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    I’m a big fan of SharePoint Online along with over one million other users out there. It’s a reliable, convenient service that allows companies to take advantage of SharePoint without having to host it themselves. It’s software-as-a-service at its best...
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