Monday, January 30, 2012

The surprising truth about using [Today] in SharePoint 2010 Filters–showing items from the last 7 days

When you want to show the items created in the last 7 days in a specific SharePoint view you need to keep two things in mind:

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Microsoft Business Ready Security Trial Environment

The Microsoft Business Ready Security trial environment contains an interesting set of VJDs that you can use to evaluate protection, access, management and identity technologies from Microsoft as a pre-configured set of VHDs and is using the following products:

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
  • Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange/Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint/Forefront Protection for Server Management Console
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010
  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services

Download Details – Microsoft Business Ready Security Trial Environment

Book Review–Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook is  an excellent book which is aimed specifically at getting things done in SharePoint without requiring development or hardcore administration skills. And I must say I like it. 

This book is a must have reference guide for business power users who use SharePoint in their daily job but don’t need to know all the background about how SharePoint exactly works from a system perspective.

It is however also very useful for SharePoint administrators who need to perform common SharePoint tasks as well as for SharePoint business analysts and project manager who need a more practical view on how to accomplish things in SharePoint.

It contains over 70 recipes going from very basic tasks such as creating site columns, securing objects, etc … to more complex tasks such as creating external content types, creating dashboards using PerformancePoint Dashboard designer. Each of these recipes contains a number of different sections:

  • Getting ready – explains for which version of SharePoint it works
  • How to do it – step by step guideline about how to configure things in SharePoint
  • How it works and There’s more – background information
  • See also – reference to related recipes.

Each recipe consists of a limited number of pages containing the bare essential for getting your SharePoint task done. Great job from the authors…

Monday, January 23, 2012

Outlook 2010 Quick Tip – Showing week numbers

Just a reminder to myself – Outlook 2010 makes it possible to show week numbers in Calendar View. Go to the Outlook Backstage > Options > Calendar

and check Show Weeknumbers in the Month View and in the Date Navigator

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My favorite 5 sessions for TechDays 2012 Belgium

You smell that? Do you smell that? New technologies, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of new technologies in the morning… ( .

Yep, TechDays 2012 is coming near, so don’t forget to register – there are still some seats available. If you don’t know what to choose, check out my list of favorite sessions below:

Wondering how companies are using SharePoint?

Are you wondering how other companies are using SharePoint Server 2010? Then you definitely need to take a look at these different surveys which were conducted in 2010 and 2011: