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SharePoint Online takes collaboration to the Cloud

Alex Guy Welcome to the first TechNet Flash in the days AC (After Collier)! I hope you’ll join us in thanking Rachel for her commitment to providing the latest tech news and views over the last couple of years.

However, the show must go on and this fortnight the TechNet website’s talking
SharePoint for Enterprises. Hop over there now to find the usual host of very useful info and handy links.

There’s also a whole range of exciting events coming up, including SQL Bits 9, kicking off in Liverpool on 29th September, with free entrance on the final day. This is a great opportunity to meet other SQL Server professionals and to learn about SQL Server, so head over to the
SQL Bits website to register now .

There’s plenty happening online, too. Registration is now open for the ‘Windows 7 Deployment - Why and How?’ conference coming up on 25th October. Find out what’s planned and register your interest
over on the blog. We’re also getting ready to roll out another round of Tech.Days Online sessions – we’ve planned the first for 27th October, so make sure you mark the date in your calendar. The agenda is on the blog here along with the link to register.

Finally this fortnight, you’ll no doubt be waiting with baited breath to find out if you won one of our cool new Microsoft Touch mice in our Windows 7 competition. You’ll find the
winning entries and winners’ names over on the blog.

Have a great fortnight.

The UK IT Pro Team


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InfoPath and SharePoint Online

Jessica Meats
Jessica Meats

SharePoint Online is a multi-tenant environment, meaning that each customer’s SharePoint deployment might exist on the same servers as someone else’s. This therefore puts restrictions on the level of customisation that they can do to their environment. After all, you wouldn’t want to find your SharePoint environment to suddenly change because someone else had implemented code that affected the server. These restrictions mean that if you want to build custom solutions on SharePoint Online, it makes sense to do as much as possible without code. To that end, InfoPath and custom lists have a lot of power.

Read the full article on the TechNet blog.
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Microsoft, Partner and Community Events

Microsoft Partner? Take a look at our upcoming Partner events.

Various dates and locations -
ICS Solutions SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Events

Various dates and locations -
SQL Server User Groups SQL Relay – Speakers including Microsoft, MVPs and Itzik Ben Gan

20 September, Cambridge -
SharePoint User Group UK: East Anglia

21 September, Online -
MDOP 2011 R2: What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?

22 September, Southampton - SharePoint User Group South - SharePoint in the Real World

26 September, London -
Office 365 User Group Launch Event

29 September - 1 October, Liverpool - SQLBits 9 - Europe’s largest SQL Server Conference (£)

5 October, Manchester -
Online Services Licensing Event for Customers (Invite Code 1AB5B9)

17-20 October, Berlin -
European SharePoint Conference (£)

17-19 October, Frankfurt -
Quest Software: TEC 2011 (The Experts’ Conference) (£)

20 October, London -
Licensing Fundamentals for Procurement Event for Customers (Invite Code 4B0E9E)

4 November, Microsoft Reading -
A Day of System Center with Wally Mead

5-6 November, Microsoft London -
PowerShell Power Camp
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