SharePoint 2010

This is my third and final post as part of our disclosure of SharePoint 2010 today. The previous posts covered the SharePoint History and how we Engineer SharePoint

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SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010

This is my third and final post as part of our disclosure of SharePoint 2010 today. The previous posts covered the SharePoint History and how we Engineer SharePoint

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SharePoint 2010

Introduction to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) in Gemini

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Introduction to Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) in Gemini

Gemini and DAX Extend the Power of PivotTables Excel PivotTables are not new, but Excel PivotTables that are based on multiple tables of data are new with the Gemini add-in for Excel 2010.

Data Feeds

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Data Feeds

One of the keys to self-service BI is that people need the highest quality, up-to-date data for their analysis.

Announcing the release of patterns and practices Developing SharePoint Applications guidance

Patterns and practices has released a new version of guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems.  The guidance helps customers accelerate constructing advanced applications through examples and documentation. The guidance delivers a guide, a reusable library, and a reference implementation for a partner portal extranet.  It compliments product documentation and helps architects and developers in the following areas: · Use SharePoint capabilities to make more powerful applications o Integrate information from Line of Business Systems o Take advantage of publishing and content oriented capabilities o Create collaborative interactions around business processes o Design multi-site topologies with complex security and isolation needs, such as  a partner extranet · Build applications that are easier to scale, maintain, and grow o Improve maintainability, testability, and layering through patterns o Use techniques to improve flexibility, diagnostics, operations and performance o Show how to use SharePoint’s feature and solution framework · Improve application quality through testing o Demonstrates unit testing and integration testing SharePoint applications o Describe experiences with acceptance testing SharePoint applications including stress and scale testing · Improve and accelerate team productivity o Accelerate adoption of recommended practices with library components o Show how to build an effective team development environment o Understand fundamental design and implementation decisions Developing SharePoint Applications guidance integrates new guidance with the original release, SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 , into a single download. The guidance contains the following components: Component Description SharePoint Guidance Library A set of reusable components that helps developers manage configuration, build repositories for SharePoint lists, log traces and events, and use service location.

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Updated Patterns & Practices Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance

Congrats to Chris Keyser and all the authors/contributors for shipping the updated Version 2 of the SharePoint Developers Guidance..

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Updated Patterns & Practices Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance

Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the release of the 3 rd CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! So what did we do in this CTP? Well, there were three main improvements we made to the SDK: Add semantic level validation support Add markup compatibility/extensibility support General improvements based on your feedback Semantic Level Validation Support Let’s go back to the Open XML SDK architecture diagram I showed you when we first announced the Open XML SDK : As mentioned in a previous post , the April 2009 CTP of the Open XML SDK added schema level validation support for Office 2007 Open XML files

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Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

Complete Guide to Making Outlook Faster (Than Molasses) [Microsoft Outlook]

If you are stuck using Microsoft Outlook to send those TPS reports at work, you've already experienced just how painfully slow it can get—but with a few quick tips you can make it usable again. Install Service Pack 2 (or later) While you might keep up to date on all of your Windows patches, too many people are running outdated versions of Microsoft Office (not to mention other applications). You'll want to install the very latest service pack—because Service Pack 2 has fixed a ton of performance issues for users with large mailboxes or anybody using IMAP to access their email.

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Complete Guide to Making Outlook Faster (Than Molasses) [Microsoft Outlook]

Important Updates to Live Services

Hi Everyone, I wanted to give you some important updates on our developer services as we prepare for the next release of Windows Live. We are focused on making the next release of Windows Live the very best for you.

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Important Updates to Live Services

SharePoint in plain English

A nice video on the SharePoint blog that answers the question: “ what is sharepoint? ”

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SharePoint in plain English