Thursday, 23 April 2009

SharePoint Foundation Server

I predict the new version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will be called one of the following:
  • SharePoint Foundation Server
  • SharePoint Foundation Server 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation Services
  • SharePoint Foundation Services 2010

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Get up to speed with FAST, fast

Natalya Voskresenskaya (SharePoint MVP) will be blogging about FAST soon, see her post here.

I’ve spoken to a few people in the SharePoint community about FAST and I am not surpirsed that most know nothing or very little about it. My reasoning is that it is expensive and hard to get hold of, last time I looked you couldn’t download it. Anyway I look forward to the blogs by Natalya Voskresenskaya.

Friday, 17 April 2009

SharePoint 2010 predictions

I predict SharePoint 2010:
  • Will include a LMS within its first service pack
  • A new content type will be Multimedia (Video and Audio)
  • Records Management will be very different - better
  • W3C standards support will be much better - it couldn't get worse could it?

Oh and the learning curve will be as steep as MOSS!

SharePoint 2010 beta released soon?

So Chris Capossela says that:

Office 2010 — including Office Web applications, SharePoint Server 2010... will enter a technical preview in the third quarter of 2009 and will release to manufacturing in the first half of 2010.

I take this to mean that some Gold Partners will have SharePoint 2010 before the technical preview.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sorry Microsoft I didn't mean it!

In my last post I shortened Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 as MSS. But for the record Microsoft say:

Don’t try to acronym Microsoft SharePoint Server to MSS since MSS is already taken by Microsoft Search Server. Just remember, SharePoint is SharePoint is SharePoint.

So remember SharePoint is SharePoint.

MOSS is dead long live MSS!

It looks like Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is dead and being reborn as Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, note the lack of the word Office. Why? I think it is because Microsoft want us to stop using acronyms.

Thank You

A BIG thank you to the guys who participated and organised the European SharePoint Best Practice Conference.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Job Wanted

If you are reading this and need some help with SharePoint then I am available for contract work, feel free to call me on +44 (0) 70 1737 5467.

Friday, 3 April 2009

SharePoint and Chocolate

At work I love working with SharePoint and at home I love eating chocolate. But now these two have come together as Cadbury are running their web site http://www.cadbury.co.uk/ and http://www.cadbury.com/ on SharePoint. How cool is that?

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

.NET Mobile API

Please excuse the non SharePoint blog item but I wanted to let you know about www.51degrees.co.uk. I’m not going to explain what it is but if you are using .NET to develop web sites for mobile devices you should check it out.