Microsoft has announced new features in Windows Azure, its cloud platform, described by VP Scott Guthrie on his blog.
Aside: I agree with this comment to his post:
Thank you Scott for update. I wish dozens of MS folks and MS representatives would have a clue about Azure roadmap to help businesses plan their release
…continue reading New features in Windows Azure, including web site backup, .NET mobile services
I took a quick look at Colligo Briefcase, an offline SharePoint 2007 and 2010 client for the Apple iPad and iPhone. There is a free Lite version, limited to 50Mb and with cut-down features; Briefcase Pro which costs a modest $2.99; and Enterprise which adds centralized management.
SharePoint is a powerful collaboration platform, but Microsoft’s
…continue reading Colligo Briefcase: offline SharePoint for iPad and iPhone
I mentioned the other day that an update broke my SharePoint installation. The timing was bad as I was just about to leave the office for a few days, so as it turned out I did not get to focus on this properly until last weekend. This virtual server is backed up nightly. I restored
…continue reading Recovering documents from SharePoint 2010
This morning I noticed that my test SharePoint 2010 installation was not working. Browsing to the site got me HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.
The problem seems to be related to the update KB2553365 which I noticed had been installed last night, following an initial failure.
Note this point in the description
…continue reading SharePoint security update stops SharePoint working
Microsoft has announced pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2012. A dry topic perhaps; but one which confirms the end of a product with which I am perhaps too familiar: Small Business Server. It is spelt out in the FAQ:
Q33. Will there be a next version of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard?
…continue reading Farewell to Microsoft Small Business Server
I have mixed feelings about SharePoint, Microsoft’s flexible but infuriating collaboration platform. It makes difficult things easy and easy things difficult, or something like that. Today’s story is an example, and may also be of interest if you are wondering how to write code that manipulates documents in SharePoint as found in Office 365.
…continue reading Wrestling with SharePoint and Office 365: code to bulk move documents
Today brings the news that Microsoft Office 15 is now in Technical Preview (also known as private beta).
There is little news about what is in it other than this:
With Office 15, for the first time ever, we will simultaneously update our cloud services, servers, and mobile and PC clients for Office, Office
…continue reading What would you like to see in Microsoft Office 15?
Oracle has announced that it is contributing the OpenOffice.org code, the source for the free productivity suite that competes with Microsoft Office, to the Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator:
Incubation is the first step for a project to be considered among the diverse Open Source initiatives overseen by the ASF. A submitted project and its community
…continue reading OpenOffice moving to Apache; next step reunification with LibreOffice