My Blog has moved…. To Here!

SmashComputer If you are reading this, then you found my new Blog site where I’ll be maintaining my Blog going forward.  My old Blog at http://SharePoint.Mindsharpblogs.com/pauls has been having displaying some problems the last couple months and since I’m no longer with Mindsharp I don’t have the access to investigate and fix the problems myself.  So I’ve been migrating all of my archive posts to this Blog, where I have full administrative control, for the last couple of months and posting to both.  I’ve decided its time to make the switchover, so going forward this will be my primary Blog listing.  Please update your RSS feeds to point at this location to keep in contact.

I’ll still be cross posting to the old site whenever possible, but I can’t guarantee that the problems there will be resolved.  So keeping your eye on this site is a better idea.

SharePoint Q&A with the MVP Experts

MVP_FullColor_ForScreen Do you have tough technical questions regarding SharePoint for which you’re seeking answers? Do you want to tap into the deep knowledge of the talented Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals? Then join me and other SharePoint MVPs for answers to your questions in a live forum. So please join us and bring on the questions! These chats will cover WSS, MOSS and the SharePoint 2010. Topics include setup and administration, design, development and general questions. There are two different times for the chats.  Both are listed below.  I’ll be in the one on Wednesday April 28th, but you’ll find lots of experts available both days.

Tue, April 27th, 2010

7pm EDT (4pm PDT)

Wed, April 28th, 2010

Noon EDT (9am PDT)

Join the chat room on the day of the chat:

URL: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/chats/chatrooms/msdn.aspx

SharePoint and Office 2010 RTM available for download

If you have a subscription to either MSDN or Technet then RTM SharePoint Server and Office Professional Plus 2010 RTM became available late yesterday for download. Since SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Designer (SPD) 2010 are available for free they weren’t posted on either MSDN or Technet.  Instead they can be downloaded directly from the Microsoft Download Center.  Just check out the links below:

SharePoint Designer 2010 (32 bit) – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d88a1505-849b-4587-b854-a7054ee28d66 

SharePoint Designer 2010 (64 bit) – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=566d3f55-77a5-4298-bb9c-f55f096b125d

Remember that your installation of Designer must match the installation of any other office products.  If you’ve installed Office X64 then you can only install SPD X64.  If you’ve installed the 32 bit version of Office then you can only install the 32 bit version of Designer.  You can install both SPD 2007 and 2010 on the same box, but since SPD 2007 only comes as a 32 bit app you can only install the 32 bit version of SPD 2010 with it.

SharePoint Foundation 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=49c79a8a-4612-4e7d-a0b4-3bb429b46595

ECM & Image Capture in SharePoint 2010 Webinar

Please join Chris Riley and me for the webinar entitled Enterprise Content Management &
Image Capture in SharePoint 2010
, where we will review the essential information you need to know to get the most out of SharePoint 2010 as a comprehensive enterprise content and document management solution.

The webinar will include live demonstrations and discussion of the following points:

  • The new features and capabilities in SharePoint 2010 that make it a true ECM platform
  • 2010’s Managed Metadata Service and other improvements for content findability
  • SharePoint’s enhanced Records Management capabilities that will transform how your organization manages content
  • Going from paper to digital with capture tools that integrate with SharePoint
  • Managing and controlling document capture and workflows in SharePoint
  • Assessing your existing ECM platform to identify platform migration opportunities
  • Best Practices for supporting mixed ECM environments, content migration and preserving your investment in existing ECM platforms, etc.
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

Whether you are new to SharePoint or upgrading from a previous version, you will gain a thorough understanding of how to utilize the ECM features in SharePoint 2010, in conjunction with document capture technologies, to create a comprehensive ECM solution with SharePoint 2010 as the foundation.

Sign-Up for the Seminar here:

http://www.sharesquared.com/resources/Pages/ECMImageCaptureWebinar.aspx

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SharePoint 2010 Readiness: Preparation, Strategies & Best Practices

Please join Gary LaPointe and me for the webinar entitled SharePoint 2010 Readiness; Preparation, Strategies & Best Practices, where we will review the essential considerations and steps required to best prepare your organization for the deployment of the new version of SharePoint. .

The webinar will include live demonstrations and discussion of the following points:

  • Who should upgrade, why & when
  • An overview of the major differences between SharePoint 2007 & 2010
  • How to assess your existing SharePoint deployment and identify upgrade risks and opportunities
  • Specific tasks that need to be done to plan and prepare for SharePoint 2010
  • Best Practices for supporting parallel environments, migration, preserving the investment in your existing SharePoint deployment, etc.
  • Avoiding common pitfalls

Whether you are new to SharePoint or considering an upgrade from a previous version (2003 or 2007), you will gain a thorough understanding of how to tactically and strategically deploy SharePoint 2010 and take advantage of this ground-breaking enterprise platform.

Sign-Up for the Seminar here:

http://www.sharesquared.com/resources/Pages/SharePoint2010ReadinessWebinar.aspx

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