Month: January 2013

SharePoint: Your organization’s Content Hub
SharePoint: Your organization’s Content Hub
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When SharePoint is installed in the enterprise, its usage is usually limited. Not in importance, but in functional scope. For example, one business area might use it for document management, and another for collaborative content development, and yet another for creating a Web site. It doesn’t take long before other business units jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, with the goal of using SharePoint as the platform of choice for the content management applications that are important to them. Before long, the enterprise SharePoint infrastructure has become a complex beast that hosts a myriad of applications owned by business units across the enterprise. Each of these applications often has, in turn, its own unique external processes and integrations that allow it to share data and work seamlessly with other systems. Consider now that the immense investment of time and money needed to address such requirements is something that occurs in nearly every content-oriented project across the enterprise. You’re solving the same problem over and over again.

Smart Information Asset Management for Project Managers on SharePoint - Part 2  External/Internal Project Staff
Smart Information Asset Management for Project Managers on SharePoint – Part 2 External/Internal Project Staff
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External and internal staff for temporary projects is often made up of third party consultants or specialists from other offices within the organization. Professional services organizations are similar. Users are brought together for a limited amount of time at a premium cost to get the job done quickly and properly. It is common that there is a high degree of fluctuation of this type of staff. Considerable savings can be achieved by ensuring these users are brought up to speed on the tools and information assets they will need to conduct their work as fast as possible.

Smart Information Asset Management for Project Managers on SharePoint
Smart Information Asset Management for Project Managers on SharePoint
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In the past few years SharePoint adoption rates for medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 organizations has spiked. SharePoint 2010 provided a robust foundation for growth and there is no indication that the recent release of SharePoint 2013 will put an end to that. SharePoint is flourishing and with that the volume of information assets stored in SharePoint are at an all-time high. It is understandable that information workers need some time after the deployment of SharePoint to adapt to this new technology. In some cases modest success can be achieved by simply relocating the day-to-day data used by users and departments to SharePoint, but many things can be done to drive SharePoint adoption amongst the workforce.

Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of SharePoint Conferences
Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of SharePoint Conferences
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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of a speaking at Live360 in Orlando Florida. At the conclusion of the event, the organizers held a Q&A session with all of the attendees. The attendees could ask technical questions to the expert panel or provide feedback about the conference. There was some great discussion about how the conference could be improved and how attendees could get the most value out of the event. I have attended many conferences both as a speaker and as an attendee, and thought I would share my thoughts on how to get the most out of a conference or SharePoint Saturday as an attendee:

SharePoint: Your organization’s content hub
SharePoint: Your organization’s content hub
Blog Posts

When SharePoint is installed in the enterprise, its usage is usually limited. Not in importance, but in functional scope. For example, one business area might use it for document management, and another for collaborative content development, and yet another for creating a Web site. It doesn’t take long before other business units jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, with the goal of using SharePoint as the platform of choice for the content management applications that are important to them. Before long, the enterprise SharePoint infrastructure has become a complex beast that hosts a myriad of applications owned by business units across the enterprise. Each of these applications often has, in turn, its own unique external processes and integrations that allow it to share data and work seamlessly with other systems. Consider now that the immense investment of time and money needed to address such requirements is something that occurs in nearly every content-oriented project across the enterprise. You’re solving the same problem over and over again.

What's New in 2013
What’s New in 2013
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The short video, presented by Nintex VP Product Technology, Mike Fitzmaurice covers what’s new in Nintex Workflow 2013, with a focus on mobile. The video also covers the Nintex Windows 8 app available in 2013.

Building Search Based Applications in SharePoint
Building Search Based Applications in SharePoint
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Creating Search Based Applications in SharePoint is an easy and effective way to drive contextually valuable information to users without the limitations of having the documents in a specific library. Search can surface content from not just SharePoint but even from File Shares or other document management systems. All you need is the content crawled and you can create a document display mechanism based on search.

What Does SharePoint 2013 Mean to the Power Users?
What Does SharePoint 2013 Mean to the Power Users?
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Recently, we have been gradually exposed to SharePoint 2013. I mean sure, you might have been one of the 10,000 attendees at the Conference in Vegas but have you taken the time to sit down and analyze what a migration to SharePoint 2013 would mean for you? Previously, I have covered in a SharePoint 2013 migration series the different features and supported scenarios to help you get started. In this article, I want to focus on what SharePoint 2013 means to the Power Users.

The Definitive Guide to Automating Content Migration
The Definitive Guide to Automating Content Migration
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Today’s organizations are adopting Content Management Systems to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and improve customer service, but migrating digital assets into a new CMS can be a significant effort. Too often organizations begin a migration without fully understanding the challenges they face—resulting in slipped deadlines, reduced scope, and even project failure.