Friday, 29 May 2009
Get Your FREE SharePoint Here !!
OfficeTalk clients are always surprised when we tell them that they can have SharePoint free of charge. OK it is Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and not the posh Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) version, but for many medium sized companies and organisations it will do everything they need. On my way home from work the car radio is always tuned to TalkSport. I seem to have reached that age where I no longer seem to follow modern music. Although I do currently like Lady Ga Ga’s ‘Poker Face’, but maybe that is just because it reminds me of the Saturday night quiz show of the same name that ‘Ant and Dec’ used to host. As Newcastle fans I wonder if they have recovered from the Villa relegating them on Sunday. Anyway, back to the reason for mentioning TalkSport in my SharePoint blog. It is just that every Thursday they release the TalkSport Magazine and make a big thing in the fact it is FREE. Ian Wright often says on Thursday evening ‘well, the best things in life are free’. If that’s true why am I currently trying to raise the funds for my Villa season ticket for next season? I suppose my cats Harry and Sally were free when I had them although I have spent a fortune in vets fees since. Especially for Harry, but I suppose me reversing the car over his tail didn’t really help. Like the Talk Sport magazine SharePoint is available as a free download and Office Talk have decided to add to the freebie by offering free email support as well to anyone who downloads Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (including Service Pack 2) from our site. Whose idea was that? Click here to download WSS 3.0 with SP 2 In fact, SharePoint is now full of freebies (providing you have got Windows Server 2003 or 2008 and the necessary Windows Server CALS). Listed below are my top 5 SharePoint Freebies. OK they’re not quite as appealing as some of the articles in the Talk Sport Magazine (you won’t find the popular Sports IQ test) but many of the things needed to get your organisation started in SharePoint are here; SharePoint Freebies 1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 2. Office SharePoint Designer 3. SharePoint Learning Kit 4. SQL Server 2005 Express 5. Enterprise Search Server Express 2008 So SharePoint,like Mr Humphries in Are You Being Served, can happily say ‘I’m free’. If I could just get my Villa season ticket to say the same. Good luck to Newcastle next year in the Championship.
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