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Last month I took all four of the beta SharePoint 2010 exams and I’m pleased to announce I received notification this week that I passed the lot. With the new certifications this means as well as gathering two more Technology Specialist certifications I’m a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer in SharePoint 2010 as well as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in SharePoint 2010.
The format has changed since 2007 where the exams were split by SKU/license type and now have a more Developer vs. IT Pro split, and within that a Technology Specialist (TS) and PRO exam. So there are no specific SharePoint Foundation exams – they all cover the full feature set but the PRO exams are targeted at a higher level than the TS e.g. PRO is aimed at dev team leads/senior administrators. The exams have now been fully released and are available for booking via Prometric but there still isn’t a huge amount of material out there so here are some pointers to get you started (with some tips from the Microsoft Learning exam webcasts). Continue reading Study resources for SharePoint 2010 exams »
The Born to Learn Blog just announced that registration is now open for the SharePoint 2010 beta exams. Head over to their blog to get the registration codes as these let you take the test for free and if you pass you get the full certification. The idea is you do the TS one first and the PRO one is a bit more tech lead/architect based.
I think the exams are a great way to learn about more than what you focus on day-to-day as they cover a wide range of features included in the SharePoint platform. So if you have been working with SharePoint for a while now is a great chance to have a shot as there is nothing to lose (apart from a bit… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Beta Exams Available »
Fly Buys is New Zealand’s leading loyalty programme and is managed by Loyalty New Zealand. Fly Buys members receive points for shopping at participating stores, which they can then use to redeem a variety of rewards from coffee machines to television sets. The Fly Buys website allows members to search for rewards or participating companies, maintain their account information, as well as allowing Loyalty to maintain content and graphics for the site. Continue reading How we did it: Fly Buys website »
Another great white paper for developers and anyone else dealing with large lists in SharePoint, the recently released Working with Large Lists in Office SharePoint Server 2007 white paper provides a great comparison of the query methods available for SharePoint lists. Continue reading New SharePoint Whitepaper – Working with Large Lists in Office SharePoint Server 2007 »
Telerik’s RadEditor for MOSS 2007 is a great cross-browser substitute for the default rich-text editor provided by MOSS. They are now offering two versions, a Lite (free) edition that provides similar functionality to the default rich-text editor, and a full version that provides additional features such as in-line AJAX spellchecking and pasting rich-text formatted content from Word. Continue reading Telerik RadEditor for MOSS 2007 »
The recently released SharePoint Products and Technologies Customization Policy 2007 White Paper provides a great starting point for implementing and managing customisations in a SharePoint based environment. The paper contains a list of customisations that are possible with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 and provides guidance on how and when to use each type of customisation. It also contains information on what is and isn’t supported. Continue reading SharePoint Customisation Policy 2007 White Paper »
The guys at WSSSearch.com have got a cool little collection of tagging web parts that allow you to create tag clouds for lists in your site. The basic idea is that you add a tag column to your list, then use the tag cloud web part to display a cloud containing using the tags entered against all the list items. Continue reading Tag Cloud Web Part for SharePoint »
Angus pointed out that the guys at Artemis have developed a classification framework extension (codename RAPID) for MOSS. This allows a site to have several hierarchical taxonomies for classifying content. While MOSS provides a framework for creating taxonomies it does not provide hierarchical columns by default. Continue reading Classification framework for MOSS »