Insight Into FAST Search and SharePoint Roadmap

The roadmap for SharePoint Search and FAST enterprise search integration got an update today. In summary: FAST Search for SharePoint is a new search server adding FAST ESP capabilities into Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server (SharePoint "14") ESP for SharePoint is high-end search for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, available today. You can find out more…

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SharePoint and Search

Here’s another screencast I’ve recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server search capabilities including how to search across content including the business data catalog and people.   Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Search This recording is based on the Demo Showcase virtual images, a resource readily available to Microsoft Gold and Certified…

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SharePoint, Business Process & Forms

Here’s a little screencast I’ve recorded showing a demonstration of some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Forms Services capabilities together with InfoPath forms rendered through a browser and also including simple workflow creation and deployment through SharePoint Designer.   Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Business Process & Forms Based on the Demo Showcase virtual…

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Need to Navigate Microsoft?

Microsoft is a big company.  Actually, Microsoft is a huge company!  And one of the most common pieces of feedback I receive from partners and customers is that it’s often hard to navigate Microsoft, to keep up with all of the changes and associated information disclosures etc.  My response is generally along the lines of…

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If You Know What it is, don't Turn Back

A great thing happened yesterday…I saw a smorgasbord 🙂 I remember the first time I came across this, on a website at Microsoft.  Most people would admit I have a fair handle on grammar but vocabulary…now there’s something that’s useful, like, mate.  Now, every time I read a new word, I hit the Review tab…

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Microsoft Office Word 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.2.0 Mail Merge Comparison

I was reading Hugh’s post and the comments around whether open source software meets shareholder and CEO needs, I love the cartoon that goes with it. George Ou has some interesting stats in this area too. It’s a serious debate and as well as shareholders and CEO’s, there is a need to consider whether or…

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Sign the Open XML Petition Today

If you only do one other thing today, sign this petition and help safeguard the future of OpenXML. Many readers of this blog may be aware that Microsoft called for the standardisation of Open XML via ECMA International and this was approved as open standard in December 2006. Of the 21 members to vote, IBM…

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E-Commerce News: Web Services: What Everyone Needs to Know About SOA

  Here’s an interesting thought…What if a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is not the future of all business applications?  There’s still much scepticism out there today as to what benefits SOA actually brings for every budget spent.  In addition, for each vendor that lays claim to having SOA enabled software, their definitions seem to differ. Personally, I’m…

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Search and Destroy!

Including contributions from (amongst others) McAfee, SonicWALL, Computer Associates and Sophos, this article is a great primer to help you understand all you need to know about cleaning malware off your computer “The main malware differentiator is visibility: whereas a virus wants to be seen, Trojans and Spyware want to stay hidden in order to…

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Security in Windows Vista, 2007 Office and Exchange 2007

“Office 2007 presents a radically different way of working, with employees no longer limited to the desktop and company information being disseminated far more effectively. A new way of working needs a new paradigm for security, and Windows Vista is designed to deliver it. Vista alone includes almost 200 entirely new security features.” So, if…

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