Preparing for Microsoft Exams and Certifications

If you’re looking for a quick and easy guide to passing Microsoft certification examinations, you could do worse than check out the Partner Exam Academy.  Available currently are guides to Virtualisation, Desktop and Customer Relationship Management (CRM.) There are various links to learning aids such as freely available online or e-learning courses alongside details of…

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SharePoint, Customisation and Sample Master Pages

Here’s another screencast I’ve recorded which shows how to apply the sample custom master pages available on Office Online to Windows SharePoint Services team sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Customisation This recording is based on the Demo Showcase virtual images, a resource readily available to Microsoft Gold and Certified partners.  Total running time is…

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SharePoint, People, Personalisation and MySite

Here’s another screencast I’ve recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server personalisation capabilities of MySites including profile editing and blog creation. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – People & Personalisation This recording is based on the Demo Showcase virtual images, a resource readily available to Microsoft Gold and Certified partners.  Total running time…

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SharePoint, Collaboration and Workflow

Here’s another screencast I’ve recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server collaboration capabilities including the out of the box Approval workflow. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server – Collaboration This recording is based on the Demo Showcase virtual images, a resource readily available to Microsoft Gold and Certified partners.  Total running time is ten…

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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 64 bit (x64) Development

I’ve been struggling to develop anything on my 64bit Windows Server 2008 box for a while now, mainly due to lack of support for this on 64 bit.  The Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services version 1.3 addresses my needs 🙂 You can download from here and more details on the content of…

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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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Microsoft ROI Calculators (from Nucleus Research)

The following tools may be useful to help build business case and justification with regards to return on investment (ROI) requirements as part of a project bid which involves any of the following Microsoft technologies: BizTalk Server Business Intelligence Dynamics AX/CRM/GP/NAV/SL Enterprise Project Management Exchange Server InfoPath PerformancePoint Server SharePoint SQL Server Visual Studio Team…

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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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Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition

The Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition is now available for download. This is a set of 4 comprehensive click through demonstrations designed for partners featuring 12 different Microsoft technologies working together to resolve business needs! Scenarios: Business Productivity Customer Acquisition and Retention Security and Reliability Business Solutions Products: Windows Essentials Business Server 2008 Windows Small…

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