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Archive for April, 2010

Feature Comparison for SharePoint 2010 ( MOSS v. Foundation )

Posted by Brian Gough on April 28, 2010

I have not been able to find a chart that compares the features between SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation so I decided I would build my own.  Based on the “New” feature lists from the two product pages from Microsoft, I put together this matrix.  I have included links to the pages for details about each feature.

 Hopefully this will help some of you out there.

  SharePoint Server SharePoint Foundation
Access Services YES YES
Business Connectivity Services YES YES
Central Administration (Redesigned) YES YES
Claims-Based Authentication YES YES
Digital Asset Management YES  
Enterprise Search YES  
Excel Services YES  
Health Monitoring YES YES
Managed Metadata YES  
PerformancePoint Services YES  
Records Management YES  
Sandboxed Solutions YES YES
Social Computing YES  
Visio Services YES  
Upgrade YES YES
Windows PowerShell YES YES


The pages where I pulled this content from….



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PowerPivot – Awesomeness…at a price…

Posted by Brian Gough on April 20, 2010

For those of you that have been hearing about this new creature called PowerPivot, here is a link to the PowerPivot home page – 


You can find some very nice demos, movies and access to a hands-on-lab to check it out.


This is a very powerful tool that will enable users to create some very nice user generated BI solutions against large amounts of data, and do it quickly.  There is also a PowerPivot for Excel add-in for excel 2010.

It really is impressive to see the responsiveness of the tool.  however, that responsiveness comes with a price.

You will need SQL Server 2008 R2 to use PowerPivot and the price of that is going up!

Rather than me retype everything, here is a link to Brent Ozar’s ( SQL MVP) article about it.

Just to give you an idea of the changes… “

R2 Enterprise Edition doesn’t come with unlimited virtualization.  To get that feature, you have to spring for the new Datacenter Edition, which costs around $60k per CPU socket”

He has many more gems at this link –


Well worth the read if you are considering using R2!.


Just thought you should know what is coming up!


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SharePoint Saturday – Charlotte comes to an end… for now

Posted by Brian Gough on April 13, 2010

SharePoint Saturday was held in Charlotte, NC on April 10th and I am happy to day it all went off quite well. 

We had 23 speakers and filled 25 sessions.  Thanks to our sponsors we had some great giveaways including 2, that’s right 2 X-Boxes, a HD Zune, a HD Flip Camera, Office 2007 Ultimate, a bunch of X-Box games and books.

My thanks to all the speakers for their time and efforts.  I also want to thank the volunteers that provided outstanding support for me to be able to make this event as successful as it was…  

Mark Wilson, Syl Walker, and Ghayth Hilal are all officers for the Developers Guild and were invaluable to this event!  Thank you so much, you all Rock!!


Our Speakers!

Mike Oryszak
Ken Price
Steve Pietrek
Christina Wheeler
Parth Patel
Chuck Traywick
Mike Brannon
Ryan van Osdol
Russ Basiura Jr.
Sam Carlson
Paul Telkamp
Bill England
Fabian G. Williams
Kevin Dostalek
Becky Isserman
Brian Jackett
Christian Buckley
Dan Gilroy
Al Himler
Eamonn McGuinness
Josh Carlisle
Bill Jones
Chris McNulty


Our Sponsors!

Central Piedmont Community College
Blue Thread Technologies
ettain Group
O’Reilly Media
Cardinal Solutions

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