If you haven’t seen PowerPivot yet, there is a great opportunity at the Office + SharePoint 2010 Roadshow for IT Pros coming to Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast. We have been working on making an Irish Centric Demo of PowerPivot along with the great new features in Reporting Services such as map based reports
For those of you who are new to SharePoint Workspace – welcome and thank you for exploring the product. You can comfortably proceed on to other parts of the web without reading the rest of this blog entry. However, for those of you keen on a little history lesson or come from our Groove customer base – please read on to learn about changes to our sign-in process. One of the early design goals for Groove has always been around security
I have been lax in acknowledging another awesome idea to emerge from recent discussions about how to accelerate progress around data exchange. Just before Thanksgiving (and my daughter’s 16 th birthday!), Wes Rishel wrote a post in which he proposed that we might short-circuit the daunting and messy current requirement of full transitive trust for participation in the NHIN: “This approach relies on an assumption : that the business trust between organizations that use EHRs and the organizations that receive data from them or send it to them can be addressed without the full formal architecture of transitive organizational trust that complicates the HIE+NHIN approach. Organizations that exchange data would use the postulated simple Internet mechanism to exchange information with other organizations which they had independently determined to trust.” This – is – an – AWESOME – simplfying – approach
If all goes according to plan, I should be spread-eagled in a sun lounger on a foreign beach as you read this, with a copy of some second-rate espionage novel in one hand and a large and very cold beer in the other. Maybe even nodding to the passing waiter to bring another plate of canapés and a bowl of ready-peeled grapes, or passing the time of day with famous celebrities as they stroll slowly past splashing their feet in the warm clear blue water of the Mediterranean
Get a free professionally written company profile Microsoft Pinpoint is Microsoft’s unified online business marketplace. It is designed to help customers find the right Microsoft Partner to enable them reach their business goals. To prepare for the 2010 launch of Microsoft Pinpoint , we’re giving your business the chance to shine by helping you create a promotional blurb to upload into the Partner Solution Profile tool.
I posted a draft of our Cloud Security Frame at Shaping Software . This frame is especially important because we’re using it to help us map out the Cloud security space for our patterns & practices Cloud Security Guidance project. It’s helps us scope our project. The frame is basically a set of Hot Spots. We use the Hot Spots to find, organize, and share principles, patterns, and practices. We also use the Hot Spots to find pain points and opportunity or to organize key engineering decisions. Here is our current set of Hot Spots: Auditing and Logging Authentication Authorization Communication Configuration Management Cryptography Exception Management Sensitive Data Session Management Validation In this case, since it’s a security frame, we’re using the Hot Spots to organize threats, attacks, vulnerabilities and countermeasures. This helps make the information more actionable and relevant. We’re sharing this early and often so that you can give feedback and help us shape it as we go.
I wrote a post on how Poor Communication isn’t the Source of Most Conflicts at Sources of Insight . The gist is this: rather than blame communication as the source of conflict, explore other sources as well. For example, conflict can also stem from how your group is organized, to personality conflicts, or conflicts in values. When you know what the source is, you can use the right tool for the job.
The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of Windows 7 is now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers! I know I’ll be spending the weekend refreshing my machines. Also available as of yesterday is the RC version of Windows XP Mode . XP Mode is a Virtual PC image of XP Service Pack 3 that owners of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate can download free of charge from Microsoft. With XP Mode, you can continue to run those business-critical applications that aren’t yet Windows 7-ready in a ‘transparent’ XP shell on the Windows 7 desktop, thus providing the best of both worlds for your end-user: exposure to the great new features of Windows 7 and uninterrupted availability of legacy applications.