Archive for March 2013

Microsoft releases SharePoint 2013 patches

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Microsoft has now released the first round of patches for SharePoint 2013 Foundation and Server.  Click here for the IT Pro Updates area.

Starting with March of 2013.

Office365 Password Character

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While I was helping out a co-worker; we could not get Lync to properly work on the desktop.  So during the course of troubleshooting; we reset the password for the Office365 account.

After the password reset, with a different symbol, the Lync client was now happy.

While looking at the original password; it had a \ in the password.

It appears you can change your password in Office365 with a \ symbol.  But the Lync client will not log in with a \ symbol in the password string.

Summary:  It appears you cannot have the \ symbol in your password if you plan on using Lync with Office365.

 

 

Forms Based Authentication SharePoint 2013 Foundation can be done

SharePoint 2013 LogoAfter further investigation, it was found on TechNet’s website for SharePoint 2013 (as of March 8, 2013) that forms based authentication can be done in SharePoint 2013.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806890.aspx

However, I did find Forms Based Applications is not supported within SharePoint 2013.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx#bkmk_FeaturesOnPremise

I misread the feature list as Forms Based Authentication.

Special thank you to Mike Smith, MCT/SharePoint MVP, for his further research.

Please adhere to Microsoft’s license agreement with regard proper server license that supports your SharePoint 2013 Foundation platform.

I am speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group on March 7, 2013

CincySPUG448_thumb.jpg I will be speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User group on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Topic: SharePoint 2013 Real Estate – Do you buy, rent, or both?

I will be presenting on the SharePoint 2013 hosting models for on-premise, Office365, and the Hybrid (both on-premise and Office365 tied together) to share insight on features should be reviewed in order to help an organization to choose the right model that fits.

For more information please go to www.cincinnatispug.org for more information.

Trello – Fantastic, free web-based project management tool

 

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A former colleague, Jason Coffey (click here to view his LinkedIn profile), showed me a great, free project management tool set called Trello.  Trello has a fresh approach to organizing tasks in a visual manner so you can quickly put your arms around a project.

The company has stated the tool set will always be free. So I have assurance that I can use it without the fear that I may get the hammer of going pay for use route with other great products I have used in the past.

They have a great demo/tutorial that I highly encourage you to look at to understand this new concept. But once you start building your project plan; you will understand why this tool set is popular.  It’s easy.  You can visually see and understand the stages of tasks in the entire project.  I love it!

www.trello.com – It’s now listed under my RESOURCES section.