Workshop Review: Achieving the Application Lifecycle Management Dream in SharePoint, Presented by Jeremy Thake and Randy Williams

Written by Bjørn Furuknap. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

review3  Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars, Reviewed by Bjørn Furuknap at the European SharePoint Conference

Jeremy Thake teamed with Randy Williams to talk about a set of problems that many developers and projects face related to application lifecycle management (ALM).

Jeremy is a very charismatic presenter who can enthrall a room with his childlike charm and soothing voice. I’ve seen him present several times and I’m always impressed with his ability to present a topic in a way that makes it easy to understand.

In the part of the workshop where I attended, the attention was solely focused on Visual Studio 2012 and apparently, how Jeremy’s employer uses the ALM features of VS2012.

SharePoint Summit Toronto Full Conference Pass Giveaway - Valued at $1,795!

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

We, at SharePoint Reviews, are proud to have one full conference pass for SharePoint Summit 2013 in Toronto to giveaway to our readers. With more than 70 sessions, a keynote by Andrew Connell, and a beautiful location that is perfect for Mid-May (May 13th to 15th), you will enjoy the learning, networking, and a break from work.

This is the 7th SharePoint Summit conference, and the 2013 edition promises to be the most exciting yet. It features a very special new event – SharePoint Excellence Gala – that will bring even more status to SharePoint industry, its companies and people across Canada by recognizing their expertise in the development of SharePoint solutions.

SPTechCon San Francisco Review: 4 Days of Intense Learning

Posted in Editors' Thoughts

review45  Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars, Reviewed by Behzad Kashefipour

Being a software developer since 1998, in 2006 I joined a software consulting firm in southern California which introduced me to Microsoft SharePoint. I had to learn a great deal of development technics in SharePoint 2007, all in a very short amount of time. Back in those days, the online resources were almost non-existing, and the books were offering limited step-by-step, out-of-the-box how-to technics that would be good only for extremely simple environments. Therefore, I depended on SharePoint Conferences to get in touch with other fellow developers and to attend sessions to learn new technics that can actually be applied to the bleeding-edge technology I was working on.

Have You Been to San Francisco Lately? SPTechCon Full Conference Pass Giveaway

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

With less than a month to go until SPTechCon San Francisco 2013, we’re proud to have one full conference pass in our possession to giveaway as part of our new SharePoint Reviews v2.0 site launch. SPTechCon’s team organizes industry's most effective events, listens to feedback, and delivers valuable content via a group of truly excellent expert speakers. If you’re not convinced, check out the list of speakers you’ll have the opportunity to learn from in San Francisco.

Didn’t Make it to Vegas for the SharePoint Conference? Dress Warm and Visit Copenhagen

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

The European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen, in early February 2013, will host a group of inspirational keynote speakers to discuss and analyse SharePoint 2013. If you didn’t make Vegas, this event is the perfect forum to review and test-drive the new features of SharePoint 2013, under the guidance of the most experienced professionals.  SharePoint 2013 features strongly in the overall program, covering Search, Apps, Social, Cloud, Project, Migration & Upgrade, Governance and much more.

White Paper Review: “Keep SharePoint Fast and Your Users Happy - The SharePoint Troubleshooting Guide”

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

Earlier this month Idera published a white paper titled "Keep SharePoint Fast and Your Users Happy - The SharePoint Troubleshooting Guide", written by John Ferringer, a Senior Manager with Sogeti, LLC.  John has over eight years of experience administering and supporting SharePoint technologies and, as he states in this white paper, has "never seen the same problem twice". While this may be the case, John promises a troubleshooting solution to any SharePoint problem that you may encounter, making a clever analogy to my favorite TV personality, Dr. Gregory House. It looked very interesting, but is it really worth your time? I couldn't help but share a few thoughts.

Redmond’s Inaugural Third-Party All-Star Awards Honor a Few SharePoint ISVs

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

Redmond magazine, the leading independent publication for the Microsoft IT community, released its first third-party all-star awards honoring 21 of the best vendors. These companies invent solutions for deployment and management of core Microsoft technologies. VMware took the platinum vendor of the year award, but LinkTek and Metalogix have been recognized for their innovations in the SharePoint space, alongside Quest, for more extensive Microsoft-based technology support. Here is a quick overview.

My Secret Weapon for SharePoint Project Roll Outs and New Employee Ramp Up (End-User's Point of View)

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

SPShep2010FCoverFor the record, I am not a developer or a SharePoint administrator. I am an end user. Perhaps I could consider myself a bit more than that - a “power user”, maybe. Definitely a line of business owner. I think of myself as a key decision maker in an organization, when it comes to business solutions based on SharePoint. I have substantial influence over the tools we use for sales and marketing, both internally and externally.

Do You Agree with Windows IT Pro Editors' Best Award Winners in the SharePoint Category?

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

Every year Windows IT Pro Magazine’s Editors validate products and services worthy of their Editors’ Best and, based on their readers votes, Community Choice awards. For the Community Choice awards the editorial team asks the community to nominate their favorite products and then release a voting survey to let everyone participate in the final voting phase.  Fair enough. Certainly, we trust the professional opinion of Windows IT Pro Editors, but here is your chance to share your opinion with the SharePoint Reviews readers as well.

KM World’s Trend-Setting Products of 2011 – Congratulations to all Winners!

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

Every year, since 2003, KM World releases the list of trend-setting products for knowledge management. Initially organized into product categories, now it’s a flat ‘Knowledge Management’ list of products (and companies) that includes a broad spectrum of capabilities. Knowledge management isn't an application - it’s an approach to delivering the right information to the right people throughout the entire population of users. It includes Web and enterprise content management systems, enterprise search, document management tools, etc.

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