Passed 70-667 exam “Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring”

Today, I took the Microsoft SharePoint exam “Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring” (70-667), and managed to pass it within 20 minutes (50 questions) with a passing score of 950. I’m definitely not someone with lots of SharePoint administration experience, I never managed a server on my own except for my own virtual machines, so I didn’t quite know how well I’d do in this exam. As you can see, my knowledge Details

Opening Office documents received in Outlook Web App directly in the browser

It is now possible to view documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) that one received through a Office 365 account (so viewing them in Outlook Web App) directly in a browser. For example, I received an email with an attached PowerPoint presentation:   If I now want to quickly have a look at the presentation without opening it in PowerPoint, I can simply click on Open in Browser next to the Details

New articles on MSDN about Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online

Finally, there’s some official information on MSDN about the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Office 365 (or more specifically, SharePoint Online). The first article, Introduction to Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online, provides a general overview of BCS: What Is Business Connectivity Services? External Content Types BDC Models External Lists External Data Columns Business Data Web Parts External Content Type Picker External Item Picker Secure Store SharePoint Client Object Model Details

Removing “Pages” from the title in a SharePoint 2010 Publishing Page

This is going to be a very short posting, but something that I came across twice recently, so I just quickly wanted to share it. Let’s say you’ve got Publishing activated, but when you open a page you’ve got “Pages – ” in front of the actual name of the page. For example, you have a page called Home, and when you open it your browser shows it the following Details

Business Connectivity Services in Office 365 – Search, Actions, Profile Pages, and User Profile Properties

For the reminder of this article I assume that you already have an Enterprise Content Type configured, if not have a look at my previous posting. As a short reminder, with the recent Service Update to Office 365 (which some customers may still not have as it is on-going until end of November) you get 2 additional options in your Office 365 Enterprise account’s SharePoint Online administration center, namely Manage Details

The SharePoint 2010 Handbook–new book available

  In June this year, Paul Beck was looking for people who want to contribute a chapter to a SharePoint 2010 book created by the community. Seeing this as a good chance to share some of my experience with others, I wrote a chapter, in total we had 13 authors and thus 13 chapters. The book was just published and is now available on as well! To give you Details

Lync and Learn – Introduction on how businesses can benefit from SharePoint Online

Online Webinar Date/Time: Thursday November 17th, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time. (1 Hour presentation) (click here to find out about the correct time in your local time zone) Next week, I’ll give an introduction on how businesses can benefit from SharePoint Online. Attend my session if your organization is using Office 365 or planning to use it, and if you want to find out more about the capabilities of SharePoint Details

Free Third Party Tools we use on our Intranet Homepage

Following my session today at the Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference here in Singapore, I decided to write a brief summary on the different free third party tools (both JavaScript code and Web Parts) that we use on our intranet’s (SharePoint 2010, but also works on SharePoint 2007) homepage and on some other related sites (webcasts, news archives) and provide links to the respective sites. SPServices  (1) We’re using SPServices for Details