My recent use of SharePoint 2010

Finally after a long wait (time hardly matters), the Center of Expertise is ready! I’ve got 4 amazing dudes working with me and they’re specialists in various technologies: Name Specialization Amr Ammar UC & Exchange TSP Ashraf Mansour SharePoint & Office TSP Ibrahim Sedky UC & Exchange SSP Mohamad El Hawary SharePoint & Office SSP…

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SharePoint in Hero sessions!

HERO September 2010 Sessions Session Topic Presenter Date Time Location Virtualization – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Mahmoud Magdy Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft, Smart Village Security – Forefront Protection Server Management Console 2010 Ahmed Ezz Tues Sep 28, 2010 10:00 – 3:00 Microsoft, Smart Village Development – Advanced ETL using SQL Server…

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Ready your users on SharePoint 2010

Here’s an excellent post by Nate Baum on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/natebaum/archive/2010/06/27/microsoft-productivity-hub-2010-coming-soon-to-a-download-center-near-you.aspx One of the common questions I heard as a consultant when SharePoint 2007 launched was “how can we train our users?”  Companies want a simple, inexpensive way to provide basic training, feedback, and build momentum with their launch of SharePoint or Office deployment. Companies…

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IE9, SharePoint and HTML5

With the release of IE9’s public beta, I decided to look at the impact on SharePoint 2010. Here’s a good post from Jie Lie’s blog that says it all. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/06/14/what-s-the-story-for-html5-with-sharepoint-2010.aspx Should you have any questions, please feel free to post them on his blog or mine.

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SharePoint Guides

Upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Brief Description Upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010. Overview This book is designed to guide administrators and IT professionals through the process of upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7c1de10a-ce00-4f4d-ad69-da894b8e70d3 Deployment guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Brief Description Deployment…

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Word Web-App–what are you missing?

I was browsing through some online sources and came across this excellent blog post on comparing Word 2010 vs Word Web App. Our blogger noted some interesting quirks like missing font size 22, and 42 fonts on Word web app instead of the 200+ on the client, limited palette and more. Here’s the post: http://blogs.gartner.com/guy-creese/2010/06/09/office-web-apps-a-quick-look-at-word/…

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Microsoft Case Studies: Energizer - Battery Giant Brings New Energy to Web Sites for Increased Customer Engagement

  Energizer Battery Giant Brings New Energy to Web Sites for Increased Customer Engagement Energizer, a consumer goods company, wanted to ensure that its Web sites’ functionality reflected its new brand image. The company upgraded its main Web site and three others to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with the help of Aspect, a Microsoft Gold…

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SharePoint Openings

Posted from LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&gid=1940779&discussionID=20850396&goback=%2Eanh_1940779 Global Brands is currently hiring candidates to work on The Microsoft Center of Experts Project, The Center of Experts is a Microsoft outsourced project acting as a regional hub of Microsoft Technology Experts serving the needs of top enterprise clients and partners across selected Middle East & Africa countries. The Center…

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Mai Omar’s blog post… Migrating from SP2007 to SP2010

Mai, an avid SharePointer has recently chosen to blog! She’s written about her experience in migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Have a look at her post here. Needless to point out, she’s blogging on the SharePoint 2010 platform!

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