Tag: MVP’s

The One Thing: Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Office365
The One Thing: Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Office365
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Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, Technology consulting Manager at KnowledgeTech and Virtual Technology Specialist for Microsoft (@spentsarsky) shares his thoughts on the one thing that people need to know about Office365. This is part of ‘The One Thing’ video series produced by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and the Axceler team.

How to Manually Disable Claims Authentication in SharePoint 2010
How to Manually Disable Claims Authentication in SharePoint 2010
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In a previous post I shared some thoughts regarding changes to authentication providers in SharePoint 2010. As I worked through the issue of removing Claims/FBA and reverting to NTLM I discovered a number of issues that manifested themselves in strange ways. The first problem I encountered was the inability for a Farm account to make changes to the Authentication Providers settings in Central Administration. The System Account couldn’t even view the dialog – each attempt resulted in a 403 error. This was bad news as a lot of things happen behind the scenes when changing authentication settings in this dialog – not the least of which is propagation of changes to all the web servers. This meant I would have to undo all of the Claims settings manually and repeat them on each server. Not my idea of a fun afternoon.

Managing User Access to SharePoint Web Parts
Managing User Access to SharePoint Web Parts
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In SharePoint 2010, providing users have sufficient permissions, they can add various web parts available on the site. In larger organizations, various users have different skill levels and although some categories of users might be allowed to edit the page – you might want to restrict who can add which web parts to the page.

What’s New in Visual Studio 11 Beta for SharePoint Developers
What’s New in Visual Studio 11 Beta for SharePoint Developers
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As most of you already know, Microsoft has released a new version of its IDE, with a public beta program. This version has a new graphic style (following the famous “metro style”) and a lot of new capabilities for developers. You can read about them directly from the public beta SDK.

Increasing Our Focus on Adoption
Increasing Our Focus on Adoption
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One of the great things about traveling for my job is that I get more time to catch up on reading while traveling than I often have sitting at home. On a recent trip from Seattle to New York City, I was reading through a Harvard Business Review article on our current recession, and the impact on the technology sector. The article presented an interesting idea which correlates, I believe, to patterns in many SharePoint deployments: increasing productivity without increasing demand leads to resource disparities, to which many companies compensate by decreasing headcount – instead of retooling and reusing those people. That is my theory, anyway.

The Cost of Changing to SharePoint
The Cost of Changing to SharePoint
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We’re not talking about the cost of migration tools. We’re not talking about the servers that you’ll have to buy or even the licensing. The true cost of changing to SharePoint is the people costs.

The costs are in the cost of the change itself. They don’t change from product-to-product, but the cost of change is real. Let’s take a look at what it takes to keep from being a victim of the trough of reduced productivity.

SharePoint Governance: Draw a Line in the Sand
SharePoint Governance: Draw a Line in the Sand
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Sometimes, you just have to stop trying to fix what is so broken that the cost of fixing doesn’t warrant the benefit. This is especially true of SharePoint governance.

During recent months, my work has focused heavily on helping organizations across all verticals and sizes tackle governance.

SharePoint as a Social Business Hub: Tips to Transform
SharePoint as a Social Business Hub: Tips to Transform
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As we learned in last Wednesday’s Social Business TweetJam, creating a social business requires a unique combination of people, process and technology. For SharePoint users, the technology is the easy part, but getting the people and process in place can be challenging.

SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Quality
SharePoint Gone Wild: When Governance Lacks Quality
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In my inaugural post for the SharePoint Gone Wild blog series, focusing on when governance lacks accountability, I introduced the key business drivers for governance. Now that we’ve addressed that major pain point, to continue this discussion on another challenge: governance lacking in quality.

Application-Wide Help in SharePoint Using DVWPs and List-Based Content
Application-Wide Help in SharePoint Using DVWPs and List-Based Content
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In a recent client project, we wanted to offer some sort of online help capability. While SharePoint has a help capability built into it (those little icons on every page which usually take you to a page that has nothing to do with what you are actually doing – Microsoft should really fix that), we wanted something a bit different.