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Office Graph From a Partner’s Perspective

2014-17-October-Sidecar-thumb-320x240-25509When Microsoft showcased the power of Office Graph through Project Oslo, the Microsoft partner community collectively wondered about extensibility and API access. But as with many Microsoft products, it will take the greater partner community to push Office Graph into the mainstream.

To explore this dynamic, I spoke with Yaacov Cohen, CEO of Harmon.ie, to discuss the Microsoft Office Graph reveal and how it will impact the Silicon Valley-based software developer and its product line.

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By |October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Microsoft, Office|0 Comments

More SharePoint 2010 Details

Early this week at TechEd in LA, Microsoft formally announced and confirmed some of the rumors pertaining to the upcoming release of SharePoint 2010. The product is slated for a H1 2010 release, and these new details are sure to increase the hype surrounding SharePoint 2010.

The compiled list below is in addition to the already confirmed features listed in this post.

  • SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008/2005
  • SharePoint Server 2010 will not support IE6 at all
  • The UI will include the popular Office ribbon
  • Visual Studio 2010 will allow developers to build and deploy SharePoint web parts and products natively with new tools and templates
  • Visual Studio 2010 will also be able to finally browse SharePoint sites and objects
  • Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) – A new specification that was jointly created by Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Oracle and others with the purpose of exchanging content with and between ECM systems. This specification will be utilized in some capacity with SharePoint Server 2010

This latest batch of news should cause all organizations to immediately plan for the new set of hardware requirements if SharePoint Server 2010 is on their product roadmap.

Read the official Microsoft announcement about system requirements here.

Stay tuned for additional information on SharePoint 2010.

By |May 12th, 2009|Categories: Microsoft, Office, SharePoint|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

SharePoint 2010: What We Know and What We Want

Since the announcing of SharePoint 2010 this month, the community has been buzzing with what we know about ’10 and what we are still speculating about ’10. There isn’t a whole lot of concrete information out there yet, but I’ve compiled a list below of what I’ve seen so far. I’ve also started listing some of the pressing things that we, the SharePoint community, would like to see in ’10.

Confirmed:

  • So long MOSS! It seems like you’ve been renamed to just Microsoft SharePoint Server. We’ve called you so many things over the years that we’re hoping this name will actually stick.
  • PerformancePoint Monitoring & Analytics functions will be bundled into the Server license
  • Users will be able to open/edit/save/collaborate on Office documents through a web browser
  • Native support for ODF and PDF seems to be a safe confirmation as Office System SP2 will now support editing of both formats.
  • All Forms Server functions bundled with 2010 – There are clients who signed on for Forms Server standalone for WSS installs, so it would be nice if they bundled it with the next equivalent of WSS. I have an unofficial confirm from an MS employee that features will be available in 2010 but no solid details so far.
  • Standardized UI across all Office products, browsers, mobile devices
  • Open API support
  • FAST Search for Server Enterprise owners
  • Upgrades to 2010 will rely heavily on the new upgrade scanning command in STSADM – available in SharePoint 2007 SP2
  • 2010 Q1 or Q2 projected release date

Hopes/Wants:

  • Native SQL tables for SharePoint lists – Ever since this interview with Bill Gates, I’ve hoped that this will actually come to fruition. But as with any Microsoft product, it […]
By |April 27th, 2009|Categories: Microsoft, Office, SharePoint|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Office System 2007 SP2 releasing April 28th

With the much-anticipated release of Office System 2007 SP2, we now have just about all of the details of what will be included in the release. You can read the full post here.

Here are some of the more notable updates/fixes:

  • Office will now edit and save in PDF format without any additional add-ins. You’ll still need Adobe Reader to read the files.
  • Office will now edit, save and open the OpenDocument formats (.odt, .ods, .odp). We should also have the option to save to ODF files by default instead of MS Office formats.
  • Supports Vista SP2, Server 2008 SP2, Server 2003 R2, Windows 7, and IE8
  • STSADM command added to check to see if the farm can be upgraded
  • Offers better support for Firefox, which will hopefully address formatting issues when viewing SharePoint sites through other browsers.
  • Better rendering for Excel Services in all browsers including Firefox and easier to configure web parts
  • Decreased page load times for forms running on Forms Server
  • More informative and user-friendly KB article that also brings back the availability of the spreadsheet changelog that details all fixes included

Check back at the link above on the 28th to get the full scoop of what’s been included in Office System SP2.

By |April 23rd, 2009|Categories: Office, SharePoint|Tags: , , , |2 Comments