Friday, June 26, 2009

/fyi Newsletter SharePoint Simple CMS

SharePoint and Firefox

Good news! We have achieved to integrate TinyMCE and SharePoint Simple CMS. Soon our partners will be capable to develop good looking SharePoint sites that can be editable in Firefox and Safari.

SharePoint Simple CMS Partnership

Our partnership program provides you with access to all the source code used to develop SharePoint Simple CMS. Then you can use it and resell it as many times as you wish. The partnership subscription is for one year and the investment is 500 EUR.

SharePoint hosting

Are you thinking to host your customers Web sites? We will pay 80 EUR per each new customer that you bring to our hosting service. If you are interested to participate please drop me a line.

SharePoint Conference

The Slovenian SharePoint conference is set to the end of November. If you are interested in participating as an attendee, speaker or sponsor please visit:

Please feel free to contact me:



FaceBook group for SharePoint Simple CMS:

Wishing you a good weekend,

Jose Antonio Morales
+386 31 680 441

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Exchange, MobileMe, iPhone

I'm working with a desktop computer, a notebook and a phone. All of them Apple branded.

I'm experimenting with MobileMe in order to get synchronized all of them.

I also use 2 POP3 email accounts, one of them is Gmail and my most important email is an Exchange Server based mailbox.

One of the most painful experiences lately was the sloppy relationship with Outlook. Now I'm working with iCal.

Wouldn't it be great if I could get all the contacts from Exchange, email accounts, calendars and to do's always up to date no matter where I am or no matter which device I use?

So far MobielMe solved all the problems. I will be writing a more complete report so stay in sync with this Blog!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A message to Steve Jobs

Dear Steve,

There is an interesting opportunity I wanted you to know about. Knowing that you are one of the few readers my Blog keeps I decided to post a message for you.

There is a growing number of Notebooks and desktop computers that are operative and in good condition but using very slow Windows XP operating system.

During the past few weeks I made some experiments and the machines with old processors are working fine with Ubuntu and the pre-release of Windows 7.

Anyway, looks like the way of using those machines have to be as "purpose oriented" computers. Then I will tell you what is needed to make them really useful:
  1. NAS software. Use the machines as a networked hard disk.
  2. Time Machine. Use old computer as backup drive for 1 or multiple PCs.
  3. Web conferencing.
  4. And all the obvious: Web browser, Email, calendar...
  5. Grid computing
Don't you think that having sub versions of an OS for specific purpose is a good idea?
I think that populating the World of old computers with Mac based OS designed for specific functions would be a great thing to do.

The rest I let it to your imagination... just think on Starting the Mac Time Machine OS.

I've heard that you are not as nice as we think and I've heard that when you don't like something (like the Kindle) you just don't use more time to think on that. SO, if you don't like my idea just stop reading and let others like Adobe, Palm or Google to think about.

Wishing you good health and a fast recovery,


Jose Antonio

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Windows 7 with an old notebook

This is an IBM Thinkpad with more than 5 years of life. It was ok for making PowerPoint presentation but for other things and after many many Windows XP upgrades the computer was really a headache!
That kind of Notebook includes many drivers and strange things that were difficult to find in the case of a "cleanup format". Without the original drivers the keyboard would work bad and the wireless would never work fine. Even installing the original drivers would make conflicts with the Windows drivers for netwroking.
I have used the 32 bit version of Windows 7. Here what I found:

  1. Setup was very fast
  2. Options for formatting, deleting, etc the previous system were clear and explanatory.
  3. When the computer finished and restarted for first time the resolution wasn't the correct one (even looked so good that I wasn't sure).
  4. Sound and wireless not working... it was not surprising. Then I connected the network cable to look for the drivers online.. and:
  5. An automatic update got all the drivers!! after a suggested restart the computer was working fully! The special keys on the keyboar all working fine, the volume controls are really good, wireless network offerd no pain.
So add one more line to your list of options for "what to do with my old computers?"

Some notes:
  1. Avast Antivirus (free edition) works well with Windows 7
  2. Lotus Symphony works well with Windows 7

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Windows 7 on VmWare Fusion

How simple is it to install? very simple!

  1. Download Windows 7 (it is a big download so better make it at night, when you will wake up it will be there waiting for you).
  2. Add a new virtual machine from your VmWare fusion.
  3. Select Windows Server 2008 (Windows 7 is still not a supported OS for VmWare Fusion).
  4. Go to Step five at the end of this post :)
First I wanted to show you Windows 7 running on my Mac!

5. Step five: I advise you to see the video instructions:

Friday, June 05, 2009

SharePoint templates until 500MB

You need to use the command:

stsadm.exe -o setproperty -pn max-template-document-size -pv 520000000

With that your SharePoint templates can store until 500MB. By default the templates only resist 10MB.

Information Source

SharePoint Simple CMS and TinyMCE

The SharePoint Simple CMS was born using the same editing controls and capabilities from SharePoint. That is good but not ideal; the problem is that users of FireFox or Safari could not get access to rich text editing... they were pushed to work with Internet Explorer.
We have managed to integrate the SharePoint Simple CMS with TinyMCE.
That is great news because it means that soon we will be able to release templates that can work perfectly with many browsers. We still have some work to do with some weird behavior... but we are getting very close to a final solution!

This is a screenshot from FireFox for Mac. The Web site is a development project with our customer Doculabs:

Now it is even possible to edit existing links, image properties... etc :)

SBSC PAL for CEE Region

I'm very happy to announce that for third consecutive year Microsoft renewed my status of Partner Area Lead for the central and eastern region of Europe. Now we are 2 PALs in Slovenia.
If you don't know what the SBSC PAL is you can visit this Web site. There you can find who is the PAL for your region.
If you are a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and you would like to know more about what the program can offer you please contact me. If you have doubts or suggestions about the SBSC program and you would like me to take it directly to Microsoft I would love to help.

The World in 2009 and SharePoint Simple CMS

As you can see in the image there is a special note about an event that will take place in Slovenia. It is the international World Ploughing competition:
The reason why I'm shwowing this Web site is because is an important site hosted by us and developed by us.
When a visitor to the site wants to register to the event then they can use the registration system. It will notify each person responsible for any different part of that process, from information verification to billing and logistics.
How to make the site? the same know how from SharePoint Simple CMS. Really cool!