Learn by doing – doing labs!

Nothing could be more simple to test and lab on than powershell. However not everyone likes to install and configure stuff on their local machines and if you are one of those people here is to pretty nice 101 labs for Powershell availiable for free online..

Powershell V2: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9701966
10-great scripts: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8958019

They take between 10-30 minutes of your time but teaches you some good stuff.
Also don’t forget to check out the rest of the online labs at TechNet Labs

Sharepoint 2010 rocks!

As one of the three authorized teachers (along with developers Tobias Zimmergren and Daniel Bugday) for Sharepoint 2010 there is much work to do! There is demand everywhere for 2010 and there doesn’t seem to be time to keep up with the blog as I would like. Anyways I’m about to record four live meetings for Microsoft and I will try to get permission to post them on the blog afterwards, I will be conducting two lectures on SBS/EBS and Sharepoint 2010 at Microsoft in Sweden, and to that I will deliver Sharepoint 2010 Ignite training. So keeping busy…

I have been busy last week experimenting and trying out the new authorization model that’s available in Sharepoint, namely Claims Authentication. For me I had pushed Claims forward and forward, not really checking out what is was or learning it. However with Sharepoint 2010 there really is no leaving it alone. There is a certain treashold to get up to before it’s easy but once you get the hang of it is quite straight forward. In the nordics is also realy easy to implement since we have central registries with all individuals and electronic id is quite widespead. So don’t forget to check it out. Here is a few links to get you started:

A 101 on Claims in Sharepoint:

Two comercial identity providers worth looking at (mainly targeting nordics):