Office 365: three questions for small businesses

Microsoft has officially removed the beta label from its Office 365 service, but a few questions remain for small businesses.

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Office 365: three questions for small businesses

Creating mashups in SharePoint 2007: Recruiting scenario

Creating mashups in SharePoint 2007: Recruiting scenario

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Creating mashups in SharePoint 2007: Recruiting scenario

SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview Released Today

Waking up this Monday morning, there is tons of information on SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview from Microsoft.  More then its’ typical for pre-beta.  With the initial information that is coming out of the technical preview of SharePoint 2010, I have a strong belief that this version of SharePoint, will be its finest.  Sure there are huge improvements coming but I’m taking about getting them right.    Web-Based Office The biggest news to come out of Redmond, most certainly a direct challenge to Google Apps, Microsoft is rolling out lightweight FREE Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.  What’s even bigger news is that Microsoft says that its browser versions have been tested on all major browsers aside from Internet Explorer, including Firefox and Safari.    SharePoint 2010 Changes What changes are coming to the sneap peak of SharePoint 2010 ?  Here is a complete list that will be updated: New User Interface including new Ribbon Web Edit Silverlight Web Part Rich Theming Multiple Browser Support Visio Services SharePoint Designer Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog) SharePoint Workspace Rich Meda Support Streamlined Central Administration SharePoint Best Practices Analyzer Usage Reporting and Logging Large List Resource Throttling Unattached Content Database Recovery Visual Upgrade Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools Language Integrated (LINQ) for SharePoint Developer Dashboard Business Connectivity Services Client Object Model (OM) If you would like to see how the improved the interface, experience and approach has been with SharePoint 2010, then check out the first link below.   Additional Reading http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/ The Complete Guide To Microsoft’s Office 2010 First Take: Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview Office 2010 revealed in great detail via Microsoft videos Microsoft unveils Office Web Applications 2010, Mobile 2010  

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Get a Sneak Peek at SharePoint 2010

Today, Microsoft posted sneak peak screencasts for SharePoint 2010.

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Get a Sneak Peek at SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 Beta 1

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Download the beta today!

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Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 Beta 1

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 1 ships!

Today, we are releasing Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4.  If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta today from here .  For the rest of the world, the Beta will be publicly available on Wednesday.   Over the last many months I had blogged about a lot of new and interesting features that are in VS 2010 and .NET 4.   You can see those  features and many more in Beta 1

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Running Betas Comes With a Price

Tonight I decided to go ahead and install the RTM version of Office 2007. I uninstalled Beta 2 TR and ran the RTM installer only to receive this error message:
 
"Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
The 2007 Microsoft Office system does not support upgrading from a prerelease version of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. You must first uninstall any prerelease versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system products and associated technologies.
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup."
 
I deleted all obvious files related to Office12 that I could find in the file system. I also deleted all Registry keys I could find. No luck.
 
I found the answer here:
 
 
My issue was left over installers for the various proofing languages. If you are trying to install RTM after running the betas on your system you will need this KB article.