Over last few months I have been really getting into SharePoint Catalogs. I see these as a real game changer when it comes to WCM and publishing content for your WWW site. These aren't just for product catalogs because but they can be a new way of looking at "Master Lists" in SharePoint. When you Publish a list as a Catalog the columns are automatically promoted as Managed Properties. This alone will save you a ton of time!
SharePoint 2013 provides a number of enhancements in the areas of content management and keywords and taxonomies. In this session, we will explore how we can create an online catalogue and use term sets to guide your navigation through your content. This technique will allow you to create catalogues or knowledge base within a single site.
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I've posted my slides from the MilCIS Conference online so the people who could not make it to the session can share the slides.
Apparently the first HP ElitePad to hit Australian shores.. its it really nice.. and it runs an Intel Atom CPU!
And its soooo thin.. its like an iPad but better
This is one of the demos I delivered at the Gold Coast TechEd. I have had a few people ask me to post a video on how to do this. As you will see it is really easy and well worth looking into.
You can try this right now using the Office 365 Preview.
Working the Hand On Labs was a blast.. with over 280 Labs available the attendees were presented with more content than you could ever want. I had a number of delegates that were over whelmed with their choices of labs. It was great to see so much SharePoint content available.
The picture above depicts the main "Hands On Lab" which had over 280 labs for the students to undertake. There were also 3 other rooms for "Instructor Led Labs".
If you are a fan of presentation products like Prezi then you are going to love pptFlex from Microsoft. PptFlex will bring your boring PowerPoint Presentations to life!
Watch the video: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/showcase/details.aspx?uuid=32597464-245d-4254-834e-8475fb516a83
And download the free plugin: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=28558
Understanding AppFabric is critical to creating a platform that will perform quickly and efficiently. Lucky enough Microsoft has released an AppFabric Training Kit.
You can download heaps of great content from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7956
Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS. Windows Server AppFabric targets applications built using ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). This training kit will take you through all the parts of AppFabric and how to develop applications using the capabilities AppFabric provides. The training is broken up into two classes as follows:
When you are working with your VMs don't you hate how they seem to just keep getting bigger and bigger.. especially when you are not installing extra software. This always bothers me and I am always looking for ways to make my VMs smaller.. I've written scripts, used the windows system cleaner (cleanmgr ) and run 3rd party tools and I just manage to reclaim a few more bytes.
Recently I found "System Ninja" from "Singular Labs" which is a free tool for cleaning up "Junk" files from your computer. I know what you are thinking.. with a cute name like "System Ninja" it probably installs spyware and then crashes your system, but if you can look past the kitschy name, it's an awesome tool and it will save you heaps of space!
I have run this on a number of my VMs both at home and at work and on each occasion it has found tremendous amounts of "junk" that I have happily removed from my VM without any negative impacts.
This screen shot is a typical example where System Ninja has found over 6GB. After removing this junk from my VM everything still worked as expected but my VM was a LOT smaller!
I am finding System Ninja typically finds between 2GB and 6GB on the various systems I have been testing.
At the annual Australian SharePoint Conference I presented "The Future of Managed MetaData" from the perspective of what it can provide an Enterprise and how they should use this new technology to meet their Information Management needs. The slide deck is now online for your viewing pleasure.