SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocols

As part of the Microsoft Open Protocols program, SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocols documentation has been published (updated) recently. This documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols, including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols, that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies to interoperate or communicate with Microsoft products. The…

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Adding Silverlight Streaming to SharePoint

In my previous post – Using Silverlight in SharePoint 2007 I covered the Silverlight technology and how it can be integrated and used within SharePoint sites. If you have an Internet website with lot of rich media like videos, a better approach would be use the “Silverlight Streaming” service available from Microsoft instead of hosting…

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TechNet Mag: Improving SharePoint Performance

Pav Cherny has published another interesting article – “Inside SharePoint: Improving SharePoint Performance” in the August 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine. In it Pav presents an overview of key SharePoint architecture components, describes how they can lead to common performance issues, and discusses how to resolve and troubleshoot problems. Though there is lot of material…

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How to lock down external anonymous access SharePoint sites

Securing SharePoint and related infrastructure becomes very important for External/Internet websites running on SharePoint 2007 and available to anonymous users. Detailed security guidance for such a scenario is available in the Technet article – Plan security for an external anonymous access environment (Office SharePoint Server). Lockdown Mode One of the steps mentioned in the above…

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Search Engine Optimization in SharePoint

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? As Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide aptly puts it – “Search engine optimization is about putting your site’s best foot forward when it comes to visibility in search engines”. How to Optimize? There is lot of material available on the Internet on this subject but this is a…

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Microsoft SharePoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups

I read an interesting article by C.G. Lynch, on the CIO.com website, on how Enterprise 2.0 start-ups have had to deal with growing market share of SharePoint. Click link below to read it: Microsoft Sharepoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups: Day of Reckoning Arrives This week represents an important inflection point for the Enterprise 2.0 market,…

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Enterprise approach to Web 2.0 in Government

Some weeks back, Microsoft released a white paper – “The Way to Gov 2.0: An Enterprise Approach to Web 2.0 in Government” to help Government agencies understand the special considerations governments face when implementing Web 2.0 and help create solutions using technologies that exist today. The paper also gives link to relevant Government case studies. Given below…

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Leverage SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)

Are you a Microsoft customer planning to deploy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 in your organization? Would you like Microsoft to help you plan the deployment? Do you have a Software Assurance (SA) agreement with Microsoft? If yes, then SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) offering is just the solution for you. What is SDPS? SDPS…

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Access SharePoint sites from iPhone

As Steve Bell wrote (ref: Microsoft SharePoint on the iPhone) in SharePoint Magazine, SharePoint sites can be browsed in full fidelity on an iPhone. You just need to be in landscape mode in the web browser.  ” … I would not have understood how compelling using SharePoint from a pocket-sized mobile device is, but actually using…

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Options for taking SharePoint files offline

UK SharePoint Team – blog of the SharePoint Team from Microsoft Consulting Services, UK has been publishing interesting posts since its launch in Jan 09. Latest is the post by James Kemp on options available for taking SharePoint files offline. Taking SharePoint Files Offline – What are the options? “This blog post aims to compare how…

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