SharePoint 2013 Snippet: Content Search Web Part

The Content Search Web Part is a new web part in SharePoint 2013 that lets you bring together data from across SharePoint into a single view. For example, you might have a page on your intranet for engagements with a particular customer. You can use the Content Search Web Part to find any document that…

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SharePoint 2013 Snippet: Machine Translation Services

SharePoint 2013 brings in Machine Translation Services, which provides automatic content translation or packages up content in a standard format for human translation. For the automated translation, it uses a cloud-based translation service, sending content to the web to a Microsoft translation service and then bringing back the translated material. If you have to follow…

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SharePoint 2013 Snippet: User License Enforcement

In MOSS 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, it’s technically possible to set up an environment so that some users have the SharePoint Standard CAL and some users have the Enterprise CAL. Note the word “technically.” In order to get it to work and be compliant, you have to be extremely careful about how you structure…

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SharePoint 2013 Snippets: Access Services

Access Services is an interesting topic in the 2013 context. When this was described to me, my first reaction was, “but we could do that in 2010.” Then you scratch the surface and discover that everything has changed under the hood. The point of Access Services is to take an Access database and put it…

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SharePoint 2013 Snippets: Shredded Storage

I’ve been spending this week learning about SharePoint 2013 on the Ignite training. Partly in an effort to get this knowledge to stick in my brain, I’m going to be writing a series of blog posts on some of the topics covered that struck me as particularly interesting or significant. This is by no means…

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SharePoint on Azure whitepaper

I’ve touched on this topic before but it’s worth another mention because there’s been a recent white paper on the subject. The whitepaper talks about how to deploy SharePoint Server on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. It starts with a clear and concise summary of the cloud offerings as they relate to Azure and then goes…

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Business Intelligence Practice Accelerator

Starting on the 3rd September, Microsoft are running a Business Intelligence Practice Accelerator. This is an online training offering for partners around building a BI practice and delivering our BI technologies. This is a new structure of Practice Accelerator, consisting of 3 online workshops, each 2 hours long, as well as an array of on-demand…

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PASS SQLRally Nordic 2012

Kamal Hathi, Microsoft Director of SQL Server Business Intelligence, will be delivering the keynote at the SQLRally event in Copenhagen from 1st to 3rd October 2012. The agenda is available on the SQL PASS website, including the pre-conference activities. This conference will involve several prominent Microsoft speakers, local MVPs and a range of content across capabilities…

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Data Quality in SQL Server 2012 Part 5: Master Data Services Excel Add-In

In the previous post in this series (sorry for the delay), I talked about the Client for DQS. It seems appropriate then that I introduce the desktop client for MDS. In this case, the client is Excel, through a freely-downloadable add-in that runs in Excel 2007 or 2010. You can download the add-in from the…

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SharePoint Conference 2012 Giveaway

A company called Share Squared are running a competition to win a full conference pass to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas this November. There are other prizes, including SharePoint Composer, an Xbox 360 and Starbucks gift cards. You can enter the competition here: http://www.sharepointgiveaway.com/Pages/EnterToWin.aspx. If you don’t win the competition, you can…

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