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…


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…


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: If you don’t win the competition, you can…


SharePoint on Azure

The PointBeyond blog recently posted an interesting piece on running SharePoint on Azure. This piece covers setting up a virtual machine environment on Azure for running a Multi-Server SharePoint Farm. The post can be found here and is useful reading if you’re thinking about putting SharePoint onto the Azure platform.


Win England Football Tickets!

Attention all SharePoint Partners! Get to the Silver Digital Marketing competency by simply meeting the requirements outlined here and be entered to win 3 tickets for the ENGLAND vs GHANA International on March 29th 2011.   Many partners will already have the SharePoint exams completed already so should be easy to find 3 internet/extranet customer references…


Just Like SharePoint

Office 365 beta accounts seem to be like gold dust inside Microsoft. When, during a meeting about something different, a colleague realised I had access to the beta, she instantly demanded I show her what it looks like. So, once I’d found my log-in credentials (a long email address as a log-in is the one…


Getting Started with SharePoint

There are still places available on the course: Getting Started with SharePoint. I am running this live workshop along with Microsoft training partner Combined Knowledge to provide an introduction to the capabilities of SharePoint along with information on what’s required to become a SharePoint partner. This training is open to all levels of Microsoft partner at…


BI Webinars

Is one of your New Years’ Resolutions to do more technical training? If so, you’re in luck. There are a couple of up-coming webinars on Business Intelligence being put on by the Technical Advisory Services. Microsoft Gold Partners are entitled to a number of hours of service from this team and these webinars can count…


First Glance: Office 365

Sometimes, people get excited about strange things. Fortunately, I work in a technology role, so people are understanding when I start bouncing about the fact I’ve got a document from Office 365 opening on my phone. I got access to an Office 365 beta account yesterday and I’ve been playing around with the basics. My…


Office Mini 2: Save to SharePoint

This video continues my series of mini demos showing features of Office 2010 that you might not know about. In this video, I show how to save an Office document to SharePoint without leaving the client. If there’s a feature you’d like to see demonstrated as part of this series, let me know.