SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples now available

SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples are now available on Microsoft Developer Network‘s Samples website. A extremely useful resource for developers. SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples Each code sample is part of the SharePoint 2010 101 code samples project. These samples are provided so that you can incorporate them directly in your code. Each code sample consists of…

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SharePoint ‘Strong Positive’ on Gartner’s Enterprise Search MarketScope

The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search).  Microsoft is again ranked a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest ranking given on the report.  Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position by offering effective, basic search and more sophisticated search for inward- or outward-facing applications.”  Microsoft…

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Troubleshooting Excel Web Access errors

Office Web Apps give users a browser-based viewing and editing experience by providing a representation of an Office document in the browser. When a user clicks on a document stored in a SharePoint document library, the document opens directly in the browser. The document appears in the browser similar to how it appears in the…

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Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager

Many organizations are going for a Video Sharing solution based on SharePoint technologies for their Intranet and also for Internet web properties. In SharePoint 2007 era, the most popular choice was the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) available on CodePlex. On SharePoint 2010, due to out-of-the-box capabilities related to Rich Media management, much richer media…

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White Paper: Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories

A new white paper – “Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories” is available on the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper provides details about a test lab that was run at Microsoft to show large scale SharePoint Server 2010 content databases. It includes information about how two SharePoint Server content databases were populated…

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Building an Offline Learning Kit for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 product and documentation teams and, the developer evangelists have done a great job of providing developers and IT Pros with learning material online. This content can be accessed mainly through the product homepages on MSDN and TechNet websites. Channel 9 also has lot of content. Besides the articles, white papers and Visio diagrams,…

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Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010

A new TechNet article – Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010 describes best practices for configuring and maintaining search in SharePoint Server 2010.  Personally, practice #4 was new to me 4. Defragment the search database – The search database contains metadata and ACLs of crawled content. Over a series of crawls, the search…

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Office 365 Developer Training Kit Available

In Office 365, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 and Lync Server 2010 are hosted in Microsoft cloud datacenters to provide collaboration and communication as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Along with the launch of Office 365 Public Beta, Microsoft has also released the Office 365 Developer Training Kit. The Office 365 Developer Training Kit contains developer focused presentations, self-paced…

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Office 365 Public Beta launched

Microsoft has launched the Public beta of Office 365 today. Read: Office 365 Hits Public Beta, Small Businesses Get the Next Generation Cloud Productivity Service and Office 365 Public Beta is Here! For those new to Office 365, please refer to What is Office 365? page. I also covered it on this blog – read…

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Find useful Compete information on the “Why Microsoft” website

Last week Microsoft launched the new Why Microsoft website as part of The Future of Productivity website. On this website you can find useful information to compare Microsoft’s productivity platform against Google Apps, IBM, Cisco and OpenOffice. Microsoft vs Google Information On the Microsoft vs Google page, you will find a comparison between Microsoft and…

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