Back in the early 2000’s, I was hired as a product manager for a well-funded startup to help design and build a hosted collaboration platform (sound familiar?) that was to be integrated into our larger supply chain automation solution. Without getting into all of the details of our new product introduction (NPI) strategy, there were two foundational aspects of our plans: first, to identify and deploy a handful of “beach head” customers, and second, to roll what we learned from those early customers into repeatable processes and best practices, or, as we often referred to it, to “productize” our services. A key measurement of the success of this program, and a KPI that we often discussed, was the level of adoption around our services. Were people actually using what we were building? If not, we wanted to understand why not. If they were using it, what did they like? It was never enough to build something, throw it over the wall, and walk away. We strove for customer success, and measurable ROI.
The European SharePoint conference has started this week. Last year we were in Barcelona, this year we went all the way up north to Stockholm, Sweden.
The actual conference starts on Tuesday but on Monday there are full-day tutorials. I’ve choose the “SharePoint 2013 branding from start to finish” workshop with Matthew Hughes (follow him on twitter via @mattmoo2).
As blogger it fancies me when people react on the post with comments. But the first thing you do with your post is placing it on a social platform like twitter. Instead of reacting on the blog itself, readers mostly react via twitter. Wouldn’t it be cool to have those twitter comments at your blog post? This article describes a technique using Azure Logic Apps to get the mentions on your blog posts into an Azure database.
I don’t think anyone will deny that the last year has been an interesting one for those of us working in the SharePoint space. Personally, I felt like we had to look at new things in Office 365, and try to figure out how we could replace some of our previous workloads in SharePoint.
The impression was that no new improvements were being made in SharePoint, while new portals and “experiences” were being built, leveraging some of the existing technology. Perhaps what we were missing was someone guiding us, and the product, in a common direction.
After a week at the MVP Summit with the Microsoft Product Team, that works on SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, as well as the ESPC 2015 keynote presentation to the world, I can tell you SharePoint is back! And I’m very excited!
Digital Signatures for SharePoint Data
By Larry Kluger, Marketing Manager Connectors & Developers, DocuSign, Inc.
Much of the time, “electronic signature” and “digital signature” refer to signing a document by using the computer instead of a pen. But digital signatures can also be used to sign data.
European SharePoint Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, 14-17 November 2016
The European SharePoint Conference are pleased to announce our 2016 The European SharePoint Conference 2016 will be held in Vienna, Austria, 14-17 Nov 2016.
The main reason SharePoint users don’t pay a great amount of attention to SharePoint file names can be resumed in just one word: Metadata. Since SharePoint allow us to describe every property of a document in its separated column’s metadata, we consider that the file name itself is left with almost no significance.
Security is a real issue when we are discussing SharePoint Management. You know that. No wonder one of the most common mistakes enterprises are facing when dealing with SharePoint, is having end users with more access privileges to documents that they should.
It seems a simple problem to solve, but the reality of controlling employee’s access to confidential content, and making sure their access is not too broad, is a challenge for many.
That is why I decided to include, as one of the coverage points of our SharePoint Document Management blog series, some tips about SharePoint permissions, sharing how to give access to resources correctly, how to prevent SharePoint security breaches, and how to plan your permissions without compromising your document management and automation system in SharePoint.