New Zealand seems to be attracting the best of SharePoint talent lately and in April we are going to hit the road with a series of sessions by Michael Noel (MVP) from the United States.
Michael Noel (MVP) is an internationally recognized technology expert, best selling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 10 Minutes, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience across six continents leverage his real-world expertis ...[Read More]
Via My friend Brendon Ford of Provoke Solutions.
If you are an IT Professional and want to know what's the new in Infrastructure and related topics come along to the inaugural Infrastructure User Group in Wellington.
When: Monday 30th March, Presentations start at 6pm
Where: Microsoft Wellington offices, level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Midland park)
Please RSVP to RSVP@infrastructureusergroup.com
Session 1: Office Communications Server 2007
As part of the inaugural Infrastructure User Group, Terry Chapman from Fujitsu New Zealand will present on deploying Microsoft Enterprise Voice using Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging. Microsoft's Unified Communications strategy has been steadily gaining momentum over the last 12 months and many organisations are now looking at technologies such ...[Read More]
Previously I blogged about how to bring your SharePoint deployments to at least up to Service Pack 1, and some general approaches on how to ensure that you apply the correct updates to each of your deployments. Any new SharePoint farm that is being deployed now should definitely have service pack 1 included. Also please please use x64 you'll be doing yourselves a big favour by choosing the x64 architecture and the binaries.
Microsoft has made available the February updates which also happen to include the previously released post SP 1 infrastructure updates.
Recommendation for a new SharePoint Server installation and configuration is as follows: (Note that you should download the correct version and you have to install the WSS update first then the MOSS update)
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1
The 2007 Microsoft Of ...[Read More]
Via Ryan Duguid and the MSFT SharePoint Blog.
The Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) v2.0 is now available for download. This new version provides some key new features as listed below.
Key Features in the AKS v2.0
The AKS v2.0 introduces the following:
Smart Control adapters which greatly reduce the amount of custom configuration previously required for AKS control adapters.
The Web Part Zone Control Adapter, a special Smart Adapter that modifies the output of SharePoint so that it does not use tables for layout of the Web parts.
HiSoftware’s Compliant Code Engine (HCCE) to assist organizations in creating code that is compliant to standards-based HTML or XHTML.
Additional requirements under Canadian Common Look and Feel 2.0 (CLF 2.0) guidelines.
Examples of remediation to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Fren ...[Read More]