Does SharePoint ever take a Holiday? or, Christmas with SharePoint

Here is some SharePoint and Christmas-Season-oriented humor for you to enjoy during the holiday.

Corasworks issued the following press release.

Santa Claus Uses CorasWorks Software on SharePoint to Improve Operations at North Pole

Santa, Elves Building Applications for Christmas List Aggregation, Naughty/Nice Notifications, Real-time Weather Updates and More

After a Twitter exchange between Dux Raymond and I, we wondered what type of governance plan that Santa Claus would have. Dux wrote about it in a blog post:

Santa’s SharePoint Governance Strategy

Datapolis, a workflow partner in Europe, issued a Christmas card that appears to have been built in their product: Workbox.

And, Bamboo Solutions came out with a new video where they announced that Bamboo Solutions is Ready for SharePoint 2010.

I wonder what Santa’s B.I. dashboard (based on Performance Point Services) looks like?

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services – 2010 Upgrade Planning Now Available

The SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) program has been a big hit over the past couple of years. 

There are now over 1,000 certified partners who can deliver the planning services workshops with customers. 

These are provided free to qualified customers who have purchased Software Assurance (SA) for their SharePoint software licenses.

This week, a new planning service was rolled out, one that focuses on helping customers prepare for the upgrade to SharePoint 2010.

This is called the 2010 Upgrade Planning Offer. All of the planning services, which are paid for through Packaged Services vouchers (a SA benefit), are delivered by certified partners in engagements of 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days.

If you are a SharePoint partner and would like to become a certified SDPS partner, visit the SDPS Partner Center to learn more.

If you are a SharePoint customer and would like to learn more about this offer and how to leverage it for your upgrade planning, please visit the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site to learn more.