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# Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For its 14th meeting, the Swiss SharePoint Club made it really well. According to the president, more than 150 people are attending the event, the achievement of 3 months of organization.
The keynote is done by Nicolette Du Toit, SharePoint Product Manager for Switzerland, who has a nice surprise for all the attendees : a pass to get access to all the presentations of the SharePoint Conference 2009. She also announces the setup of a community website around SharePoint : http://www.sharepointcommunity.ch/. It should be live around January 2010. Then, she gives the availability dates for the SharePoint 2010 public beta :
   18th of November for everyone
   16th of November for the MSDN and TechNet subscribers

The event has been split in 6 different presentation of about 20 minutes. As some of the information were already give during the SPC09 event, only the first three presentations are summarized with the occasion to precise or add other informatio.

Search :
With the acquisition of FAST 18 month ago, Microsoft stays now in the upper right of the Gartner magic quadrant. One of the things FAST adds to SharePoint is the ability to extract the keywords from the content and proposing them to the user in the search refinements bar on the left of the window. In a search result, as an example, PPTX preview will be available without having to download and open the file. On the other side, a user can specify keywords for which he wants to appear in the people search result.

Communities :
This presentation was explaining that people needed more than just wikis, blogs, people search and mysites. They now want to have access to pictures, videos, the person’s hobbies, interests or other job information. This is what offers SharePoint 2010 among a lot of other things.
A feature I missed in the previous post is that now, in a document library, it is possible to select more than one files and to do a multiple check-in / check-out

Composites :
Demo on creating lists with the new SharePoint Designer. By the way, SharePoint Designer 2007 will not be able to connect a SharePoint 2010 server and vice-and-versa. The demo also showed the creation of an InfoPath form with validation rules. The interesting thing is the possibility, with SharePoint workspace, to take these forms offline with the validation rules. Also, during the definition of a workflow, the designer supports the “Intellisense”, proposing activities starting with the characters already typed in the activity name field.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:51:31 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Monday, November 09, 2009

Tomorrow, for its 14th meeting, the Swiss SharePoint Club will unveil the new SharePoint 2010 to people of the french part of Switzerland. This event is sponsored by Microsoft Suisse

Different talks about Search, Sites, Communities and the other functional areas described here will be presented.

See you there !

Monday, November 09, 2009 5:06:01 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
SharePoint
# Sunday, November 01, 2009
The SharePoint Conference 2009 was full of interesting information. This post give a high-level overview of the new features and what is coming in SharePoint 2010. More posts are coming with more precise information.
Sunday, November 01, 2009 5:02:27 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
SharePoint
# Tuesday, October 27, 2009

While I was in Vegas, I could not resist getting a Zune. I was quite used to my Ipod, but I needed a player with the possibility of viewing wmv videos without needing to convert the format. Yes, what a pain to convert wmv with a tool and getting a video with sound totally desynchronized ! Seems that the Ipod format is a specialist in such annoying behavior.

So, just a stop at Fry's to get the 16GB Zune HD and enjoy :-)

The screen is great with a excellent quality, and the navigation as simple as on my Ipod.

That is unfortunate that it is not sold in Europe, but this will probably be the case soon and the consequence is that Marketplace is not available for me and the name of the radio stations are the ones coming from the US. Oh, and it also needs the power adapter and converter but not a problem if you charge it on the USB...

Definitely my new mp3 player...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:20:18 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Loisirs
# Saturday, October 17, 2009

While packing my stuff for LV, I just saw that the SPC09 keynote will be streamed live, on the conference web site.

You can also follow or join the discussion on twitter : http://twitter.com/search?q=-RT%20spconf+OR%20%23SPC09#search?q=-RT%20spconf%20OR%20%23SPC09

Saturday, October 17, 2009 11:18:59 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Dell Latitude D600 is quite old now, but I wanted to give it a chance to be recycled in a W7 machine.

After the installation of the OS that went well, I had several problems with the wirelesss network adapter and the graphic card. Checking on the Dell web site, no Windows 7 or Windows Vista drivers for such hardware. Finally, installing the Windows XP ones made it and except the fact that today I don't have the Aero themes working (needs a WDDM driver) everything seems working well.

Notice that the performances are very good for a pretty old laptop.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 7:28:07 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Technical
# Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just received the confirmation that I will be attending the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas :

In the meantime, for those who cannot attend, there are already some information from MS about the new version of SharePoint. Not a lot, but it is a start....

 

Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:08:23 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It was a tough night to prepare the demo for the TechDays in Bern. Installing the PDAs and struggling with some of them on which it was not possible to install the CRM. Fortunately, after some hard-reset, everything was ready for the H-Hour.

Have a look at the install in the Hotel room :-) :

Thanks to Julien and Didier for the PDAs !

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:31:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [2] -
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