dinsdag 23 juni 2009

SharePoint Social Computing

Social computing with SharePoint

Bring your people together

Social computing gives information workers new ways to create value together. Blogs, podcasts, and other social media help them capture and share knowledge, enhancing innovation and teamwork. Social networks make it easy to find expertise and stay connected to key contacts. People can self-organize to solve problems and meet customer needs. Microsoft® SharePoint® delivers the power of social computing in the context of a complete collaboration solution—right alongside the tools that people already use every day to get work done and move your organization forward.

SharePoint social computing

This demo delivers the details on how social computing features in Microsoft® SharePoint® can help your organization become more agile, innovative, and connected. Beginning with a general introduction to the rise of Enterprise 2.0, it walks you through key social technologies, including social networking with My Sites, finding experts with People Search, and capturing and sharing knowledge with social media including blogs and podcasts. You will learn how SharePoint delivers social computing in context, working closely with the Microsoft Office system and other technology as part of a complete collaboration solution. And, you will see how SharePoint provides social technology without the need to buy, integrate, or manage additional software, delivering maximum value for your investment.

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Explore the enterprise social computing features of SharePoint

Enterprise 2.0 made easy

Microsoft® SharePoint® provides rich features for enterprise social computing, from social networking tools like My Sites to social content technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS and more. Because SharePoint and Microsoft Office are applications that people use every day, you can begin connecting, conversing, and innovating right away. Social computing is a natural extension of the total SharePoint collaboration solution—once you have SharePoint, you have the foundation of Enterprise 2.0, with nothing additional to buy, manage, or integrate into your IT infrastructure. Explore the social features of SharePoint and discover how easy it is to get the benefits of social computing in your organization.

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woensdag 27 mei 2009

Microsoft to Rename Groove as SharePoint Workspace

clip_image001Is Microsoft loosing its Groove? No, but they are changing the name of it. Microsoft Groove 2007 - the collaboration and document sharing software for small teams working online and offline — is getting a new name. The new name? Why it will become Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010.

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woensdag 15 april 2009

The Next SharePoint .. It’s Official !!!

It's Official - A New Name and Delivery Date for the Next Version of SharePoint

SharePoint 2010


A New Unified Communications Family

The news comes as a sidebar to the public beta release of Exchange Server 2010, part of the new unified communications family. Exchange Server 2010 is the first of the new Office-related products to be available for public beta. The others that will follow include MS Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and MS Project 2010.

What's so special about this next wave — or version — of Office related products? Microsoft says they are the first to be built "from the ground up" to serve both the on premise and software as a service (Saas) crowd.

And the Timeline Is…

Exchange Server 2010 is expected to arrive in the second half of this year. That's the first of the new product versions to go public. All the others, including SharePoint 2010 should be available for technical preview sometime in the third quarter, with an expected public release in the first half of 2010 — hence the name.

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woensdag 8 april 2009

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Designer 2007 for Free

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (c) MicrosoftMicrosoft has released their SharePoint Designer 2007 package for free to the public!

Office SharePoint Designer 2007 provides the powerful tools you need to deliver compelling and attractive SharePoint sites and quickly build workflow-enabled applications and reporting tools on the SharePoint platform, all in an IT-managed environment.

Here’s the details on the letter they sent out advising of the change:

Dear Valued Customer:

One frequent comment from you to us here at Microsoft is that a significant part of the capabilities of SharePoint Designer are seen as just an extension of what SharePoint already does. In addition, we hear more and more that you want to be able to create increasingly dynamic web sites on SharePoint.

In response to this feedback, we are implementing a number of changes to promote and facilitate even more customization efforts on top of our platform:

  • Starting on April 1, 2009, we are making SharePoint Designer 2007 available as a free download.
  • Customers with SharePoint Designer 2007 Software Assurance (SA) current as of April 1, 2009 will receive upgrade rights to Expression Web for the lifetime of their SA agreement.

We believe that these changes will help you enable more users in your organization to create customizations that increase the value of your investments in SharePoint products and technologies now and in the future. We are making SharePoint Designer even better in its next version, which will ship simultaneously with our next release of SharePoint. While the current version of Expression Web does not directly support SharePoint, we are also making significant investments to ensure that future versions of Expression Web become an excellent choice for page customization of SharePoint sites.

You can expect our future investments in this area to be focused on ensuring that each relevant role within your organization has the right tools to work on SharePoint while allowing different roles to collaborate. To this end, Expression Web and the full Expression Suite will empower professional designers with page customization capabilities on SharePoint, while SharePoint users can continue to use SharePoint Designer. Our goal is to continue helping customers just like you use SharePoint to deliver custom portal solutions, extranets, intranets, internet-facing sites, collaboration solutions, social networking sites, and internal applications on top of the extensive capabilities of SharePoint.

This is an exciting time for SharePoint and we at Microsoft are confident that you will be impressed by our continued commitment to providing you with the right tools to support the investments you have made and continue to make with us. Your account team or your Microsoft partner are there to assist you and can provide you with any additional information, which is also available at http://www.microsoft.com/spd.

On behalf of Microsoft, thank you for your continued support.

The SharePoint Team
Microsoft Corporation

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zaterdag 21 februari 2009

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS)

The Business Productivity Online Suite is a set of Microsoft hosted messaging and collaboration solutions including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft Office Communications Online. These online services are designed to give your business streamlined communication with high availability, comprehensive security, and simplified IT management. When your company subscribes to one or more of the services, it connects to the rich interactivity of on-premises client and server applications with the flexibility and scalability of Web-based services. Because Microsoft hosts the services, it reduces your company’s need to maintain IT services on site. Many organizations today are moving to this "software-plus-services" model, because it decreases the need to manage hardware and software.

Exchange Online

Provide employees access to e-mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, at anytime, on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices—while helping to protect against malware and spam. Exchange Online can be rapidly deployed, flexibly expanded, and is designed to be securely administered using a powerful yet simple remote Web-based console.

  • Standard 1GB mailbox (additional storage available for purchase)
  • E-mail, shared calendar, shared tasks, and contacts
  • Spam filtering and antivirus capabilities via Exchange Hosted Filtering
  • Outlook client connectivity, Outlook Anywhere, and Outlook Web Access
  • Latest ActiveSync devices support

SharePoint Online

Share documents, contacts, calendars, and tasks through a single location. Based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Online delivers rich team collaboration capabilities that enable you to flexibly and efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, search your intranet site, and manage content and workflow.

  • Portal, collaboration, content management, site search, and forms capabilities
  • Single location to share documents, contacts, calendars, and tasks
  • Offline access to documents on the service from Outlook
  • Roll-up views of calendars and tasks across multiple lists and sites
  • Blog site templates that support article posting, reader comments, and RSS feed generation

Office Live Meeting

Connect with colleagues and customers through real-time meetings, training sessions, and events using only a PC with an Internet connection. Hosted Web conferencing services from Microsoft Office Live Meeting provides your employees the power to collaborate wherever they are, set up project meetings, brainstorm ideas, and collaborate on whiteboards without the cost and hassle of travel!

  • Web client support for remote attendee flexibility
  • Interactive application/desktop sharing and whiteboard tools
  • Active speaker video switching, multi-party video, and multi-party VoIP audio
  • Rich media presentations, native video conferencing, high-fidelity recording, and Web cam capabilities
  • Training and event management, with event and class registration and virtual breakout rooms

Office Communications Online

Enable users to find and rapidly connect with the right person from the applications they use most. Office Communications Online provides streamlined access to rich presence and IM capabilities that are centrally managed by IT and work seamlessly with a range of Microsoft Office system programs.

  • Instant Messaging with text based chat, file transfer, 1:1, or 1:many communication
  • Seamless presence awareness enabling users to check another users availability on the network
  • Presence information shared across Microsoft Office applications, such as Outlook and SharePoint
  • Support for multiple modes and devices—PC, Web browser, or mobile phones

Meer info: http://www.microsoft.com/online

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