Month: October 2012

Carrying Out a SharePoint Feasibility Study
Carrying Out a SharePoint Feasibility Study
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When getting an organization to make an investment into using SharePoint (irrespective of premise i.e. on-off, or SharePoint version), a SharePoint Feasibility Study should be carried out for them. A Feasibility Study identifies the following:

SPD 2013 Missing Design View, is it Really Such a Big Deal?
SPD 2013 Missing Design View, is it Really Such a Big Deal?
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First, please read what my friend Marc Anderson has to say about it. More, and More and even more. Also, my friend Asif Rehmani has some views on it as well.

They bring up some important points, but in short, everything that allows for Visual Editing of pages, is gone! And anything that concerned visual editing, (and there are many such scenarios), is now gone.

What is the practical upshot of all this?

One Day, Six World-Class Speakers on SharePoint 2013
One Day, Six World-Class Speakers on SharePoint 2013
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European SharePoint Day is a live, interactive, virtual meeting of the world’s leading SharePoint experts, brought to you by the European SharePoint Community, for free! The first ever European SharePoint Day will be held on 27th November 2012, focusing on SharePoint 2013.

10 steps to becoming a SharePoint MVP
10 steps to becoming a SharePoint MVP
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A couple years back, my team posted to our company blog a brief article on what it takes to become a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). While short on information, it has continued to be the most viewed article on our company blog. Microsoft gives out these awards quarterly as a way to recognize individuals for their past 12 months of technical and community excellence. In recent weeks, I’ve had several conversations with fellow MVPs about their path to MVP status, as well as questions from a few folks who would like to get onto the path of earning their MVP, and so I thought I’d share my perspective on the process.

Yammer Feedback… The New Inbox Hell
Yammer Feedback… The New Inbox Hell
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I promised a constructive blog, and that’s what I plan to provide, but I do need to share what I’ve seen happen over the last couple of days. Yammer doesn’t suck. The inbox definitely pushes buttons on fundamental functionality and that’s why it’s so important that they get this right.

Delivering Business Value Using SharePoint & Capture Enabled BPM
Delivering Business Value Using SharePoint & Capture Enabled BPM
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While the case for taking an enterprise view of data capture into Microsoft SharePoint is persuasive, actually implementing the strategy is more challenging. In the US and Europe alone more than 20 million tons of office paper is produced and consumed every year. The use of paper remains pervasive across many industries, resulting in high administrative overhead costs and too many points of failure as documents are routed throughout the organization. The cost to file a single paper document is $20, while searching for a misfiled document costs $120 and reproducing a lost document is estimated to cost $220. The total cost of printing, copying, storing and mailing is 10 times the original purchase price of the paper itself. Despite these costs, a recent survey by AIIM showed less than 30% of SharePoint users are managing scanned documents in SharePoint.1 Those that are scanning documents to SharePoint are doing simple ad-hoc scanning, capturing single documents for storage in SharePoint. They are not performing scan to process, capturing documents at the point of origination, and entering them directly into the business process with minimal manual intervention.