Archive for March 2014

CamStudio OpenSource – Free Streaming Video Software

CamStudioLogoI am a visual learner.  I love CBT’s.  I am more engaged when I see a topic come alive.  This year, I plan on expanding my blog site to have more video-based blogging so I can remember some of my own tips and tricks.  😉

I recently tried out CamStudio as an video recorder alternative to Camtasia by TechSmith.  Do not get me wrong; Camtasia is a great tool set.  I highly recommend it to anybody that has a budget.

However, CamStudio is a great alternative if you want to produce a basic video recording that can be exported to .AVI, .MP4, and/or .SWF file types.

Here is the website if you want to download and try it out.  Also, there is a PortableApps.com version of it.

http://camstudio.org/

~Tony Maddin~

 

Bill Baer Blog Post – SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint 2013

sqlserver2014This is a must read blog article for all SharePoint admins.

Key point:  SharePoint 2013 April Cumulative Update will have the support for SQL Server 2014.

Link to the article:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2014/03/21/sql-server-2014-and-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx

What’s new in SQL Server 2014.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb500435(v=sql.120).aspx

 

To leverage Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduplication feature prior to uploading documents into SharePoint

Win2k12LogoTo have SharePoint take place of a file share is a logical choice.  One of the many pillars of SharePoint is enterprise content management.

 

SharePoint robust features can be offset of bring the mess from a file share/shared drive and just simply bringing a new environment without cleansing the documents first.

Windows Server 2012 R2 has a great feature to help tackle the information explosion prior to migrating all your documents into SharePoint called Data Deduplication.

Data deduplication will allow your organization to help cut down on the number of “like” versions that can be scattered across numerous folders.

As a result, you get down the “single versions” of the truth with your primary documents.  Then you can take full advantage of search, records management, etc. within SharePoint to help your organization save money with regard to storage and time to search for vital information.

Here is the article on how you can use data deduplication in Windows 2012 R2.

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/03/13/data-deduplication-in-windows-server.aspx

 

Global Windows Azure Boot Camp – Saturday March 29, 2014

windows_azure_smallMicrosoft has put together a free, global Windows Azure boot camp on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

It’s free to register and attend.  Space is limited so register fast.

 

 

Update:  There is also a free, Microsoft Azure event on March 19th, in Columbus, Ohio.

Here is the link to this event.  https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032576700&Culture=en-US&community=0

Thanks – Jesse Grigsby!

The main website is:

http://global.windowsazurebootcamp.com/

The Columbus, Ohio website and registration.

https://gwabc2-columbus.eventday.com/

~Tony Maddin~

 

Dayton, Ohio Business Intelligence User Group – Business Driven Metrics within Yammer, SharePoint, and Office365

DaytonBIUGI will be presenting at the Dayton Business Intelligence User Group on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Meeting time is from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

My Topic: Business driven metrics from within Yammer/SharePoint/Office365 presentation.

Attendance is free.  Below is the link to register.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-yammer-office-365-and-sharepoint-for-bi-tickets-10880954227

For more information; please visit Technology First’s website.  www.technologyfirst.org