A bit of mixed november rain and Sharepoint love

Back from Bacelona and TechEd; one part with lots of new inspiration of things to test, do and develope, the other part is just tierd from all the tapas and social life. =) One of the nice things I was playing with the last week was content expiration policies. Offen when I do ECM projects the built-in functionalities isn’t enough and previously I always turned to my developer friends for assistance but now I found a realy simple, yet good, step-by-step howto of how to create your own policies – even something that a non-programmer as myself pulled of. Read more at WinSmarts

In way of certification two new “certifications” became availiable during the TechEd IT-Pro week. Theese are not “in the same legue” as our traditional MCTS on sharepoint. It is the Certified Master for Sharepoint and Certified Architecht for Sharepoint. The following is a quote from the Sharepoint blog: “The Master program is designed to be the top-tier technical certification for SharePoint Products and Technologies for years to come. The goal of the MCM is to provide a means for training, recognizing, and developing the top SharePoint technical experts in the world. Specifically, the MCM is intended for technical professionals whose primary responsibilities include designing, building, configuring, deploying, and supporting large, often complex, MOSS 2007 environments. Building on the MCM, the MCA certification is designed for professionals who possess an additional skill set focused on the larger business strategies and technical architecture as a whole. This skill set includes the ability to communicate with business and technology leaders, to understand the customer’s current and long-term organizational and technical needs, and to design a solution to meet those needs. To receive the MCA for SharePoint, students must first graduate from the MCM for SharePoint program and will then have the option of sitting for a comprehensive Review Board interview conducted by Microsoft experts and MCA’s. ” More information is availiable on the Microsoft Learning site

Lastly a quick note about the Windows Azure plattform and Sharepoint Online. This was announced two weeks ago at PDC, and re-launched again during TechEd. The services are “clould” services. Today Sharepoint Online does not build on Azure. Sharepoint online do not carry nearly as many features as the real Sharepoint (on premise) installations do. I will be back to map the diffrences in a few days. Until then please read the sharepoint blog.