SharePoint Summit Vancouver Full Conference Pass Giveaway - Valued at $1,250!

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 Vancouver to giveaway to our readers. With more than 60 sessions and a beautiful location that is perfect for late fall (October 28 - 29), you will enjoy the learning, networking, and a break from work. And take a day for a bit of sightseeing.

Thought this is now a mature event, entering its seventh year, for the first time, SharePoint Summit is coming to Vancouver. Year after year, the event has seen 25% annual growth and become the top professional gathering in the SharePoint space. This exclusive training and networking event is the only one of its kind in Canada.

Review of the Pluralsight's Course "Advanced SharePoint 2010 Branding for Web Designers"

Written by Stephan Onisick. Posted in Deploying SharePoint

I almost overlooked this gem of a course in the pack of 57 SharePoint Courses on The title sounded similar to at least four other courses in the SharePoint Curriculum on I’m glad I didn’t and chose instead to review it in depth.

It is hard in the midst of so many good courses to keep them all differentiated. At this time, Pluralsight lacks a personal history navigation interface: one where you can tell at a glance the courses taken and the current state of your progress in a given course (Hint! Hint! Pluralsight!). Yes, there is a “Your history and bookmarks” displayed under your login name - but it only bookmarks the last 10 courses you’ve visited - barely a month’s worth for some of us more avid users!

SharePoint Summit Toronto Review: Great Presenters, Well-Run Event

Written by Ron Charity. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

review5 Rating 5 out of 5 stars, Reviewed by Ron Charity

SharePoint Summit (mid-may 2013) is the second technology conference I’ve attended in my native town of Toronto. Most, if not all, conferences I’ve attended have been in the US in places such as Los Angeles, Anaheim, Seattle, Orlando, Boston and, most recently, Vegas in 2012. Toronto is a great venue for a conference, especially if your able to rent a car and explore the area outside the city such as Muskoka for its rugged beauty and Niagara for its wineries and the falls.

Product Review: Mobilizing the Enterprise with mobile

Written by Ron Charity. Posted in Social & Mobile Workplace

The corporate workplace has become a diverse mobile device environment mainly driven by the growing number of mobile professionals and demand for newer devices with improved user interface, applications, speed and cool factor. Core to this demand is employee mobility and the expectation for anywhere and anytime access to information, people, applications and communications to support increased demand for productivity and customer responsiveness.

SharePoint Column/View Permission Gives Great Value for Your Money

Written by Kathryn Birstein. Posted in Security & Governance

SharePoint Column/View Permission, an add-on from BoostSolutions (formerly SharePointBoost), provides functionality that many SharePoint Admins sorely miss:  hidden/read-only columns in lists, hidden/read-only views, setting default views per user or group, etc.

The installation installs a "SharePointBoost Software" section in Central Administration which contains a "License Management Center" and a Site Collection level feature that adds two items to the list and document library settings pages:

7 Considerations for Mobilizing Your Workforce: Building a Technology Program for Success

Written by Ron Charity. Posted in Social & Mobile Workplace

Companies are mobilizing their workforce to better serve clients. As a result, the corporate office space is being adjusted for touchdown type work activities, which include quick meetings, planning the day and doing paperwork such as expenses. While on the road, airports, hotels and the local coffee shops have become regular work and meeting locations. To be successful in this new work style, mobile professionals must have access to key applications, information and contacts.

In this article, Ron Charity explains key considerations and options, and how to build a roadmap for mobilizing your workforce from a cultural, office and technology perspective.

5 Popular SharePoint Apps for iPad and iPhone

Written by Ron Charity. Posted in Social & Mobile Workplace

When enabling your mobile workforce, the right applications will ensure user productivity. Consider off the shelf applications for usage scenarios where your staff requires access to SharePoint content.  

A variety of options are available for accessing Microsoft SharePoint on the iPad. Using the native iPad browser provides a surprisingly decent, though not perfect (e.g. can’t upload documents), SharePoint browsing experience. However, this solution is not tested by Microsoft and the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog explains the cause for incompatibility.

Keep Your Business Data Aligned with SharePoint 2010 with New Term Sync Add-On

Written by Inna Gordin. Posted in SharePoint Product News

Microsoft did not provide a connection between its Business Connectivity Services and the SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata feature, so SharePoint Solutions created one. Recently, the company released new SharePoint software add-on - Managed Metadata Term Store Sync for SharePoint 2010 (Term Sync) - which provides the missing link between a business’s data and its SharePoint taxonomy.  

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