Random Links – 6/22

And another set of interesting links to check out…

First, the latest and greatest from Microsoft on SharePoint:
http://www.iusesharepoint.com

Why are Small Businesses Choosing Office 365 Over Google Apps?
http://blogs.technet.com/b/whymicrosoft/archive/2011/06/21/why-are-small-businesses-choosing-office-365-over-google-apps_3f00_.aspx

Remember Microsoft Tag?  Maybe?  Maybe Not?  It came out years ago, but seems to be making a surge.  I’ve even seen them on plants at Home Depot… 
http://tag.microsoft.com/consumer/index.aspx

I particularly enjoyed this quote:  “If you are implementing a SharePoint initiative with the idea that you will begin with customization, your org will never realize the full benefits of SharePoint”
https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/SharePoint-for-Nonprofits-Part-III.aspx

Have you visited the SharePoint Pod Show?
http://www.sharepointpodshow.com/

Love this example of Crawl, Walk, Run solutions for BI.  I’d put this in the ‘walk’ category. 
http://sympmarc.com/2011/06/20/one-of-the-most-impressive-web-pages-i-have-ever-seen-in-sharepoint/

Some getting started with Office 365 references:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/06/05/free-training-kit-for-sharepoint-and-office365.aspx

Very cool wire-framing tool.  There’s also an iPad app that will export to Balsamiq format (From @ruveng)
http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups

Microsoft calls them “Information Workers”.  Interesting article from 1.5 yrs ago…
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1212813

Application Template from MS for Absence Requests and Vacation Schedules:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26212

Nice overview of Office 365
http://www.zimmergren.net/archive/2011/06/12/office-365-part-1-what-is-office-365-and-how-can-my-organization-benefit-from-using-it.aspx

July 6th Webinar coming up… Using SharePoint 2010to create a highly developed Learning Gateway for education:
http://sharepointineducation.com/using-sharepoint-2010-to-create-a-highly-developed-learning-gateway-for-education-free-webinar

List comparisions: Lists, Excel, InfoPath and Access
http://www.sharepointsharon.com/2011/06/managing-data/

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