Passed Microsoft Office Specialist: SharePoint 2010 exam (77-886)

As I wrote in May (follow the link for learning plan!), I took the beta exam for Microsoft Office Specialist: SharePoint 2010 (77-886). Dan Usher tweeted today that the results can be seen on the Certiport website: Logging in, I could see the overview of my results: Logging in to the Microsoft Learning website it also shows up under My Certifications: I’m a bit surprised by the low score for Details

Displaying a PowerPoint Slide Show in a Office 365 page

Let’s assume the following: you’ve got a great PowerPoint presentation that you want to include within your Office 365 Team Site (or basically, anywhere else in a Office 365 SharePoint site) as a slide show. So instead of people downloading the file you want to show the presentation’s contents in the browser. In this article, we will go through the necessary steps to do so. Please note that this only Details

Accessing the settings of your custom document library in your Office 365 public website

Let’s say you want to create a document on your Office 365 public website. You go to Site Actions, click on View All Site Content, click on Create, and create a new document library. At the end of that, you get an error: Checking your website, however, you see that the document library was created nevertheless. But once you open it, you realise that you can’t access its settings, the Details

Available Web Parts in Office 365

This will be a very short post (at least in words, still a lot to scroll). I was looking at the Web Parts that are available with the Office 365 P1 subscription and was surprised about the extremely short list (didn’t filter out the Lists and Libraries Web Parts): You can activate the Search Server Web Parts if you go to the Site Collection settings, giving a slightly bigger range: Details

Error while restoring Site from Recycle Bin–make sure the target location is empty

While testing SharePoint 2010 SP1’s new "site deletion and restoring it from the recycle bin" functionality, I wanted to see what happens when I deleted a site, add a new site at the same location, and try to restore the deleted site. Naturally, I got an error (as expected). But somehow it is the same error as when you try to restore a subsite to a no longer existing parent Details

Modifying the Design of your Office 365 Public Homepage – Part 2

This article is part of a 3-part series describing the out-of-the-box customisation capabilities for the Office 365 public website. Part 1 – Site, Page Part 2 – Header (this article) Part 3 – Navigation, Zone, Advanced This second part deals with the Header group containing the three items Style, Text, and Theme. Header The Style item allows you to select a style layout for the header of your site. The style defines specific colors for the color scheme, Details

Modifying the Design of your Office 365 Public Homepage – Part 1

This article is part of a 3-part series describing the out-of-the-box customisation capabilities for the Office 365 public website. Part 1 – Site, Page (this article) Part 2 – Header Part 3 – Navigation, Zone, Advanced While the public website provided by Office 365 is based on SharePoint, it differs a lot in terms of design customisation and modification. For example, for a "normal" SharePoint site, you can add web Details

Registrations Open! Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference 2011

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW November 8 & 9, 2011 Southeast SharePoint Conference www.sharepointconference.asia SINGAPORE Two days. Over 40 sessions from excellent speakers including internationally renowned SharePoint experts All for the Early bird price of $350.00! Why Attend? .     Best Practices from the last 18 months of SharePoint 2010 will be presented .     Get to see some of the content from the Microsoft World Wide SharePoint Conference being held in October Details

Short presentation done at yesterday’s Singapore SharePoint Community meeting on “SharePoint Roles + Certifications”

I held a brief session on SharePoint Roles + Certifications yesterday. The goal was to provide some basic information about these, as well as to share our experiences within the local community (who’s certified; any benefits from doing the certification; how to prepare; etc). Here are the slides: SharePoint Roles + Certifications View more presentations from Rene Modery.

Review of “Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project”

When I started reading Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project, I was actually a bit confused for a short while. The reason? I was expecting to read about how to do project management with Microsoft Project, but instead there was nothing about it at all. And why so? Because the author did something very interesting: focusing on the methodology from the PMI (Project Management Details