While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when
the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited. As someone that
travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag. I am done with
carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520. With the shift of SharePoint to the
cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any
more. I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2. It
has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.
However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a proprietary
VPN to connect to a client. Although Windows 8.1 has made great strides in
this area, most companies don't upgrade their VPN servers very often so I
have yet to get the native VPN support to work anywhere. I need a device
that I can use like a laptop while still meeting my tablet ... (more)
I’ve been doing a lot of work with content type hubs and sharing them
between multiple SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 farms. The main thing
I took away from this experience is that. Content Type publishing is easy
to break and hard to fix. In my particular case, I ended up with content
types that were published by one Managed Metadata Service Application and I
wanted them to be published by another service application instead. If you
just change the settings on your Managed Metadata Service Application proxy
before unpublishing the content types, you are going to end up ... (more)
If you saw one of the many tweets yesterday, you know that Microsoft
announced Office has been released for iPad. I'm sure this pleases a lot of
iPad owners. For those without Office 365 subscriptions though, you will
soon realize that you only have access to read and view documents. To make
edits with an iPad and Office 365 subscription is required. I am sure a lot
of you out there will be disappointed by this since most companies still
I think this is absolutely great for adoption of Office 365 though. Think
about it. When it comes to organizations,... (more)
The Content Enrichment Web Service (CEWS) allows you to extend the
functionality of SharePoint 2013 Search. Using CEWS, a developer can send
the values of managed properties to an external web service and return new or
modified managed properties to include in the index. The process involved
implementing a custom WCF service and then registering it with PowerShell.
The PowerShell cmdlet specifies which properties go into and out of the
This post has been cross-posted to MSDN Code where you can download a working
sample and deploy it.
This example will take the value... (more)
My wife and I rushed to the UPS facility to pick up our Surface Pro 3 devices
this morning. I just wanted to take a few minutes to show the unboxing
before I post my full review coming up.
The Surface Pro 3 arrived in a gigantic box compared to it’s size.
Peaking inside, it was tucked away behind protective padding.
Hiding beneath was the new Surface Pro 3.
The box itself looks similar to its predecessors with a large number 3 on it.
The back of the box has all of the specs and details about the device. I
picked the i5 / 8GB / 256 GB model.
The box slides out to the right af... (more)