Friday, 12 December 2014

A Real Comparison of SharePoint 2013 Versions

Yesterday I wanted to compare various Microsoft offerings for SharePoint. I needed to understand the real differences between Office 365 and On-Premise features. Naturally I directed my browser at a certain popular search engine and typed in "SharePoint 2013 version comparison".
Also naturally I was presented with a wall of articles and pages ranging from complete uselessness to semi-useful. Nothing really seemed to bridge the gaps I needed to understand.
Or was it?
Microsoft seemed to do their usual best at providing all the relevant information but in a format dreamed up in a special hell reserved for marketing professionals. Here I had all the information I needed but in a format I just could not use.

Fast forward to an hour later. Through some very useful copy-paste and Excel tools I produced a spreadsheet containing all the information provided by Microsoft but in a format that can actually be used by humans. I can now even compare Office 365 to On-Premise despite Microsoft's best attempts at thwarting me. Hurrah!

Obviously I need to share this with the world. So here it is in downloadable format.
I hope you find it useful.

Friday, 1 February 2013

What's new with CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12

During my regular Internet roaming for new CRM information, I came across the following article detailing some of the best new additions to CRM 2011. As I enjoyed reading it I decided to repost it here.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12 is finally out!

Following many delays, Microsoft have finally released CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12.
You can catch up on the release exploits here.

If you'd rather download the update or read about what's new in it, go right ahead.
Just a friendly tip, I suggest waiting at least 3-4 weeks before deploying this update to any production/live environment.

The updated SDK is also available and is now at build 5.0.13.