Posted on 01 October 2011 by
This week we are in Boston for the SPTechCon conference. Yesterday I presented 3 sessions and did a demo for Steve during his keynote presentation. Today Andrew Connell and Scott Hillier are here doing some great SharePoint sessions as well. I have posted…(read more)
Posted on 18 September 2011 by Tony
Hal Zucati here for SharePoint IT Pro UA.
It’s Tuesday here in Atlanta and I wanted to give you a brief recap of the conversations I’ve had with customers here at TechEd 2011.
I talked with close to 30 people yesterday on the subjects of SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and what the word “scenario” meant to them.
- “Very useful tool, instrumental in providing the features and functionality required to allow business to grow.”
- “Works better than my car, and I drive a Porsche.”
- “After we implemented SharePoint Server 2010, we saw a 50% increase in internal website traffic and a 14% decrease in internal service requests.”
- “If only it came with a comprehensive instruction book.”
I pointed the last customer to our TechNet Library, which they had not seen: “Roadmap to SharePoint Server 2010 content”, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff627858.aspx
- “What’s that? Like Military Intelligence?”
- “SQL Server 2008 R2 and Excel, what else is there?” (I actually got several variations on this response.)
- “Microsoft has that? Really?”
I pointed the last customer to the Business Intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010 Resource Center, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee692578.aspx.
- The most common first response I got was a funny look — one that appeared to represent a mixture of confusion, annoyance, and indifference.
- “That’s where you (Microsoft) try and guess what we’re going to use your stuff [products] for and then tell us how to do it …”
- “It’s what I (the customer) put together when I want to sell my boss something.”
- “I honestly have no idea, but it sounds bad.”
After receiving the replies, I showed each of the people I talked to the following article, which includes an example of what we define as a scenario: “Approval Workflow: A Scenario (SharePoint Server 2010)”, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee704556.aspx
Thanks to eveyone I spoke with on Monday and to everyone reading this.
– Hal Zucati
SharePoint IT Pro UA
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Posted on 04 April 2011 by Tony
Thanks to everyone to attended my webinars with DevExpress yesterday (JAN-25) & today (JAN-25). If you missed them, you can check out the recorded versions here (search for “Connell”). I promised you two things:
- The project I created in the 2nd webinar on data access.
- A sample Client Object Model (ClientOM) project that used ECMAScript, jQuery the jQuery UI project.
You can find all these samples on our company site. Simply go to www.CriticalPathTraining.com, click on the Members link and login. Within the list of Code Samples, look for AC’s DevExpress Webinar Demos and AC’s SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model Demos.
Thanks for attending!
[Update 1/27/2011 4:40p] From DevExpress’ Mehul Harry: Free Training Video – Introduction To SharePoint 2010 & Free Training Video – SharePoint 2010 Data Access.