Doing automated unit tests in SharePoint isn’t easy. As with all libraries that haven’t been designed with unit testing in mind, SharePoint object model doesn’t expose its dependencies: it connects to a Content Database given the context creating it and there are no ways to redirect it to some stub implementations. That is unless you … More Unit Testing SharePoint
Far from fancy technological questions today… How do you configure Microsoft Word to assign numbers to your section headers in a hierarchical way, e.g.: Header 1 (1) Header 1 (2) Header 2 (2.1) Header 2 (2.2) Header 3 (2.2.1) etc.? Well, maybe you’re in my position and you always had documents configured properly but today … More Creating numbered headings or outline numbering
Microsoft has made available the descriptions of Office 365 Beta Services: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c6ecc6c-64f5-490a-bca3-8835c9a4a2ea I went through the Exchange Online Services & SharePoint Services. I noted the following features for Office 365 in general: Secure Access (SSL 128-bits) Security Audits: ISO 27001 SAS70 Type I & II audits EU Safe Harbor seal High Availability (%99.9) Remote Administration: … More Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions
Mary-Jo Foley has written a nice series of articles on her blog: The road to Microsoft Office 365: The past The road to Office 365: The present The road to Office 365: The future In the series she traces back the origin of Office 365 (BPOS) into what it is today and where it is … More The road to Office 365
In the wild country of rumours about Windows 8, there’s a new entry: Desktop as a Service (thanks to Mary-Jo Foley for the heads-up). Some slides have indeed leaked from the London Microsoft architectural summit in April 2010 showing Microsoft’s vision of the next step for Windows virtualization. The virtualization of the applications was done … More Windows 8: Desktop as a Service?
The new Facebook mail service will use Microsoft Office Web App in order to view Microsoft Office documents. This follows the news of Facebook using Bing to search the social network. It’s interesting to see Microsoft positioning itself in the social networking space and the search space. It recently abandoned the idea of powering Livre … More Office Web App to power Facebook emails
Starting in early 2010, what was previously known as BPOS version 2 or Union will be available as Office 365. The name should reflect the availability of the platform (which suffered some reputation step back this summer). Today the beta is released, available to a 1000+ customers worldwide. Among the features of the new versions … More BPOS is dead, long live Office 365