SharePoint Weekly

Issue 12

Welcome to Issue 12 of SharePoint Weekly. After putting out 12 issues of this newsletter, it looks like a bi-weekly schedule is going to be best - I'm not going to be renaming the newsletter though :)

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SharePoint First Steps for Administrators and Developers
Tom Resing has some advice and downloadable books for those just getting started in SharePoint Admin or Dev
http://tomresing.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=49

Five thing I learned from losing my SharePoint Farm
Everybodies worst nightmare, 5 lessons from Paul who had it happen to him!
http://sp365.co.uk/2011/11/five-things-i-learned-from-losing-my-sharepoint-farm/

Setting item permissions for new items
Often asked in support forums - keep this code sample bookmarked
http://www.sharepoint-tips.com/2011/11/setting-item-permissions-for-new-items.html

Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online
Steve Fox has a walk through on how to integrate a WCF service hosted in Azure with SharePoint Online through BCS
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steve_fox/archive/2011/11/12/leveraging-wcf-services-to-connect-bcs-with-sharepoint-online.aspx

SharePoint Online and External Data using JSONP
...and Wictor has an example of how to do it without going through the BCS
http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/SharePoint-Online-and-External-Data-using-JSONP.aspx

SharePoint Variations – The complete Guide – Part 1 – The Basics
Exactly as the title says, part 1 - 4 are linked to from this first article
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/11/14/sharepoint-variations-the-complete-guide-part-1-the-basics.aspx

Slipstreaming Patches in SharePoint 2010
Todd has a great guide on slipstreaming patches into a new SharePoint 2010 installation
http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=295

Optimizing the process of deploying SharePoint Packages to minimize the impact on farm’s availability
How to minimize the effect of deploying SharePoint packages to your farm
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/optimizing-deploying-sharepoint-packages-minimize-impact-farm-availability/

Deploying WSPs as part of an automated build
The fifth article from this series by Chris O'Brien
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdev/archive/2011/11/17/deploying-wsps-as-part-of-an-automated-build.aspx