New SAVB Online tool

When customers buy Software Assurance from Microsoft, they receive vouchers that can be redeemed for training days or various planning services packages, including SharePoint Deployment Planning Services. A Microsoft partner will then provide the service and get paid for their time by Microsoft. The way partners request payment is changing! From 14th February 2010, partners…

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More theme customisation

A lot of people, when they first get SharePoint, instantly want to make it not look like the out of the box SharePoint. In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, there are a lot more themes to choose from. When you create a team site, there is a “getting started” web part with some useful links, including…

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Document Sets

I’m continuing my series of posts highlighting some of the (many) new features which are going to be coming in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.   The content management capabilities of SharePoint have been extended, allowing you to group documents together as a document set. In MOSS 2007, there are quite a lot of useful document management features around…

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Content Ratings

Continuing my series of posts about new features in Microsoft SharePoint 2010, I’d like to talk about content rating. This is a feature that was much demanded in MOSS 2007. So many people wanted it, that the code for content rating was included in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 community kit. Microsoft listened to…

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Phonetic Search

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 builds on the already strong foundations of MOSS 2007. The capabilities and value of 2007 are carried forwards, but with additional functionality and value added on top. If I were to explain all the things you can do with SharePoint out of the box, I would probably be spending my entire…

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Get Going Now

With the SharePoint Conference this week, Microsoft has begun lifting the shroud of secrecy around the next version of SharePoint, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, due out in the first half of next year. In light of this release of information, I’m expecting to get asked more and more, “Why should we buy SharePoint now? Shouldn’t…

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