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NY Enterprise Search Summit - Promo Code

Posted by jamees.wright on April 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


We are happy to announce that the Enterprise Search Summit has partnered with The NY Enterprise Search User Group! If you live in the New York Tri-State Area, and are looking to receive more information around Enterprise Search, join us at the Enterprise Search Summit at a discounted rate.

Register Today:
Promo Code: NYESUG


Panelist, Paul Olenick will Co-Present Solving SharePoint Issues with Nicholas Bisciotti
FAST isn’t always fast, and architectural challenges abound. Olenick takes a deep dive into troubleshooting FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP). The session is designed to demystify the platform by breaking it down into its component parts. With that backdrop, Olenick discusses methodologies for troubleshooting and diagnosing issues as well as what tools are available to support this process. Bisciotti focuses on designing intranets, collaboration portals, and business process solutions. He explains how to leverage SharePoint’s native search features in creative ways.

SharePoint ShopTalk - 4.12.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on April 16, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We invited Karen Hanes and Jeff Brand from Adlib to SharePoint ShopTalk to share how Adlib Software can enhance PDFs in SharePoint. We learned how Adlib's seamless integration with SharePoint allows your PDFs to become Searchable, creates easy Collaboration, Edits and more. View the recording. Contact Karen at [email protected].

The Panel, including Laura Rogers, Natalya Voskresenskaya, John P. White and Paul Olenick, answered questions live that were submitted by SharePoint ShopTalk members. View the recording at 44:00 minutes to review answers to the following questions:

  1. Current Search Page on a 2010 Site - Submitted by Cindi & Shankar
  2. Site Content Type Called ContractBase - Submitted by Russell G.
  3. Out-of-the-box Feedback Workflow - Submitted by Izabella M.

You may also catch some of the SharePoint ShopTalk Panelists speaking at an event near you!

  1. Laura Rogers - The International SharePoint Conference, London 4.23.12 - 4.25.12 "Information Worker Track" - Building the Travel Request Solution
  2. John P. White - SharePoint Summit, Toronto 5.14.12 - 5.16.12
    Reporting for Duty - Best Practices for Reporting Services with SharePoint
  3. Paul Olenick  - Enterprise Search Summit, New York 5.15.12 - 5.16.12 
    Solving SharePoint Issues

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SharePoint ShopTalk - 3.29.12 (Full Recording Available)

Posted by jamees.wright on April 9, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We really received an excellent presentation from Search Architect, Paul Olenick.  He actually presented more than 5 Little Things You Can Do to Make a Big Impact on Your Search Center. View the full recording.

Adlib Software Guest Panelist! - PDF Automations 4.12.12

Posted by jamees.wright on April 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Automate PDF Transformation in SharePoint Using Adlib - 4.12.12

Adlib is the leading expert in document-to-PDF transformation, enabling the world's largest organizations by improving the efficiency, quality and control of business processes to optimize productivity, mitigate risk and reduce costs.


Adlib's SharePoint solution brings rich document rendering capabilities to your existing or new SharePoint environment. These capabilities extend and enhance SharePoint for collaboration, search, multiple document assembly and high-volume document processing.



Learn more about Adlib


SharePoint ShopTalk 3.22.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on March 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This was a very informative SharePoint ShopTalk, and not only of my favorite things happened! Laura Rogers gave an impromptu demo! She answered the question, "How can I create a form so that only certain people can fill in certain fields?", by referring to two of her latest blog entries:
List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 1 & List Form Fields–Show/Hide For Certain People: Part 2 

Natalya Voskresenskaya also answered the common question, If I have FAST Search, do I still need to run SharePoint Search since it is what People Search is using.  Our members also contributed to SharePoint ShopTalk, Russell and Cindi about Document Libraries and InfoPath Forms.

5 Little Things You Can Do To Make a Big Impact on Your SharePoint Search Center 3.29.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

SharePoint ShopTalk Panelist Spotlight - Tips & Tricks, Paul Olenick Presents:

5 Little Things You Can Do to Make a Big impact on Your SharePoint Search Center


SharePoint 2010 truly delivers on the promise of Enterprise Search and provides templates for creating excellent, basic, Search Centers. But with just a little effort you can take your search solutions to the next level, delivering even more powerful Search experiences to your users.


Paul Olenick, Sr. Architect and Enterprise Search Engineer for Arcovis, will walk you through several solutions that address common scenarios and challenges that your organization will likely encounter when deploying search. All of the solutions are simple, light-weight and low-risk even while providing a high value to users. Attendees will leave with simple, applicable, real-world examples of solutions to make the most of Search in their organizations.



SharePoint ShopTalk Overview - 3.15.12

Posted by jamees.wright on March 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,


During last week's SharePoint ShopTalk, the Panelist answered questions from near and far about Idera's Powershell Plus, Installation of February's CU, the initial stages of Document Management and the panelist pondered over tough programming questions sent in from a new member of SharePoint ShopTalk. 


One of my favorite moments, was when the Panelists talked about how they got involved with the SharePoint Community.


Paul Olenick will present a Panelist Spotlight - Tips & Tricks: Why is FAST so SLOW!? and other troubleshooting scenarios with Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint 3.29.12


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SharePoint ShopTalk 3.1.12 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on March 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,

We are coming off the heels of very fun and insightful conversation during yesterday's SharePoint ShopTalk. We had our very first Member volunteer to share her SharePoint experience, advice etc. with the group.

Joelle Farley, Microsoft SharePoint User Development Analyst shared details on how she creates successes when training and creating user adoption as well as valuable tidbits on learning SharePoint OOTB along with a brief overview of her role woking on her company's branding project. 

*I want to take the timeout to thank Joelle once again, I hope she is a trendsetter, and will encourage other members to volunteer their experiences* 

We also utilzed James Love's (@JimmyWim) article: SharePoint Development: What to Learn? as a talking point, as Paul Olenick and Chris Poteet extended advice to Developer's beginning their exploration into SharePoint. Paul also offered, Paul Galvin's article as another great starting point for Developers learning SharePoint: Developers: How do I Learn SharePoint?


View this week's recording of SharePoint ShopTalk.


MVP, Jeremy Thake Q&A Session a Special Edition of SharePoint ShopTalk 3.8.12

Posted by jamees.wright on February 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Q&A Session with MVP, Jeremy Thake!

Learn more here: SharePoint ShopTalk Panelist Spotlight: Q&A Session with Jeremy Thake 

Have a question? Go to the SharePoint ShopTalk Questions Forum to lock in your questions and have them included in our upcoming Special Edition of SharePoint ShopTalk!


Jeremy Thake's Bio
Jeremy Thake utilizes more than 10 years of software development industry experience and expertise in Microsoft technologies to assist global enterprises in building solutions that will set the standard for the next generation of collaboration platforms. As a SharePoint MVP, Jeremy’s proven expertise has earned him multiple speaking engagements at technical conferences, symposiums, and user groups worldwide. Jeremy is a co-founder of, a SharePoint community portal, focusing on the Developer Channel and built the platform on top of SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint ShopTalk 2.16.2012 Overview

Posted by jamees.wright on February 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All!


Thank you everyone that was able to join! For those of you couldn’t make it, no worries we can continue the conversation, and here’s what you missed!


First off! Did you hear the great news? Rack Space & SharePoint 911 Joined ForcesLaura Rogers, now with Rack Space also talked about one of her latest blog entries: SharePoint & Office 365: Simple Permissions Governance.


Natalya Voskresenskaya gave a great overview of the importance of managed properties and how to use them.  And John P. White Championed SQL Server Reporting Services!


I also wanted to announce that Paul Olenick has agreed to present during our next Panelist Spotlight! Last but certainly not least, I can’t wait to hear what Joelle Farley thinks of SharePlus App!


In the meantime, an edited recording will be available next week. Join the SharePoint ShopTalk site and leave questions and suggestions!  Thanks for joining the conversation! Talk to you soon!

Click here to register for the next SharePoint ShopTalk.