Free SharePoint Training

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Plurasight is offering free SharePoint 2010 Training..  You have until October 1st to register…And you will have free access to SharePoint 2010 training for 30 days.

http://blog.pluralsight.com/2012/09/25/free-sharepoint-training-offer/

Here is a list of the free courses.

Developers:

Power Users:

Administrators:

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Microsoft Visual Studio Tour

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The Virtual Launch Event of Visual Studio on Sep 12th was just the beginning.

On Tuesday October 2nd Microsoft is starting a Visual Studio tour in Canada. Montréal will be the first stop.

“Join Microsoft and ALM Certified Partners in a half-day event near you to explore today’s IT reality and the modern apps that drive our world. We’ll go even deeper in Mississauga on October 10th with a full-day online event broadcast. You can access the online event remotely from the comfort of your office.”

You can register here: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/web/visualstudio/

Editing pre-defined content types and site columns

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Did you ever think about modifying pre-defined content types and site columns, but were not sure if it could be done or how to do it.

This document is your answer: Guidance for editing pre-defined content types and site columns

Here is the conclusion copied from this document:

“We recommend that you do not change pre-defined content types in SharePoint Products and Technologies unless there is no other alternative. We recommend that you create new content types that are based on pre-defined content types, and change the new content types instead.”

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End of life for ForeFront TMG and ForeFront Protection for SharePoint

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Microsoft has revealed that they are discontinuing mulitiple products from their ForeFront suite, including TMG and ForeFront Protection for SharePoint.

Here is an excerpt from this Microsoft article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx

“We are discontinuing any further releases of the following Forefront-branded solutions:

    • Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server       (FPE)
    • Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint       (FPSP)
    • Forefront Security for Office Communications       Server (FSOCS)
    • Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010       (TMG)
    • Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web       Protection Services (TMG WPS)

For collaboration protection, SharePoint and Lync Servers will continue to offer the built-in security capabilities that many customers use to protect shared documents. For remote access, DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access Server (RRAS) VPN in Windows Server 2012 provide secure remote access for Windows and cross-platform clients, as well as cross-premise access through site to site VPN. Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 also continues to provide secure application publishing and cross-platform SSL VPN remote access for a range of mobile devices.
We will continue to provide maintenance and support for the following Forefront solutions through the standard Microsoft support lifecycle (see chart below), but the discontinued Forefront offerings will no longer be available for purchase as of Dec. 1, 2012.”

SharePoint Conference in Paris (France)

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This one is for the french speaking SharePoint community.  The announcement has been made for the 1st ever Conf SharePoint in Paris, France.  The conference will be held on May 22, 23 and 24 2013 at the  Centre de Congrès du Disney’s Hotel New York® à Disneyland® Paris. http://www.confsharepoint.com/

Call for speaker is open.  http://www.confsharepoint.com/LaConf%C3%A9rence/Conf%C3%A9renciers/tabid/90/Default.aspx

Hope to see you in Paris!

Serge

SharePoint Summit 2013 announcement

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The dates are announced for the SharePoint Summit 2013 in Toronto and in Québec city.

The Québec city Summit will be at the Hilton Québec city frrom April 15th to 17th 2013.

The Toronto Summti will be at the Hilton Toronto from May 13th to May 15th 2013

http://www.sharepointsummit.org/