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SharePoint Integration with Outlook 2007, Part 3

With Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, you can download a read-only copy of your SharePoint contacts. Outlook 2007 combined with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 gives you full read/write access to SharePoint contacts—you can even modify them offline. Let's see how using shared contacts can help you to retire your old public folder contacts. In previous columns, I explained how you...
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Standards and Microsoft Office: Why OOXML Matters

Traditionally, document formats were tethered to the authoring tool. But today information needs to be more fluid. Microsoft has been one company that has taken the initiative to open file formats, designing an interoperable document format named Office Open XML (OOXML). In this article, we discuss why OOXML is important not only to Microsoft, but also to the enterprise. An Evolution Prior to Microsoft Office 2007,...
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Wireless Best Practices

Chances are, you've got a wireless network that you're not entirely in control of. Or perhaps you've carefully deployed wireless in your environment, and you've mistakenly believed that you could just set it and forget it. You can do that with many computing technologies, but beware doing it with wireless! I spoke recently with Charles Thompson, manager of sales engineering at Network Instruments, and he gave me some best practices to share...
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Do you use Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration platform in your organization?

Yes, we've been using it for a couple of years
Yes, we deployed it within the last year
No, but we plan to in the near future
No, and we don't plan to

Commentary: Of the 383 IT Pros who responded, 27% have been using the platform for a couple of years while 21% have deployed it in the last year. In addition, 25% have not deployed it but plan to in the near future and 27% don't plan to at all.

7 Months with Ubuntu

About a year ago, Microsoft released Windows Vista, its most ambitious desktop platform to date. It's a great improvement over Windows XP primarily because it brings better security to the overall OS. Makers of Linux platforms are improving their desktop OSs too. One company making huge leaps forward is Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. In April 2007, Canonical released Ubuntu 7.04, code-named Feisty Fawn. Prior to the release of...
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Will XP SP3 Slow Your Migration to Vista?

As many enterprises begin to consider migrating to Vista, recent news has added some drama to an already complex issue. In late November, Devil Mountain Software tested pre-release versions of Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 with OfficeBench, a testing script that utilizes Microsoft Office to gauge system performance. During their tests,...
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