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Steve Fox, Director of Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, shares his thoughts on the one thing that people need to know about SharePoint 2010. This is part of ‘The One Thing’ video series produced by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and the Axceler team.
One of the most-asked SharePoint questions has absolutely nothing to do with technology: How do we get started? Whether I am presenting on managed metadata and taxonomy, social computing, governance, or migration planning, someone in the audience inevitably asks this question. It happened again this weekend while presenting my session ‘How SharePoint 2010 Stacks up to Your End User Social Media Requirements’ at the 3rd annual SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event. I shared vignettes into a SharePoint environment where search is optimized, where taxonomy management and proactive governance take center ring, and where end users have been trained on how to use the platform and how to request changes.
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SharePoint is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in organizations as a method to manage content. Of course, no content management system is complete without an excellent search function whereby the model always serves up the exact set of relevant documents demanded by the user. While this ideal is not always attainable in practice, SharePoint’s search functionalities can be customized to achieve vast improvements in the overall search experience.
SharePoint has become an integral part of many enterprise content management solutions, with a reported adoption rate of 78% percent of Fortune 500 companies as of this writing. The software is attractive due to its clean UI, collaboration tools, seamless integration with Microsoft Office, and the ability it gives IT administrators to deploy and securely manage intranet, extranet and Internet sites from one centralized platform.
The best part of my job as an evangelist is that I am able to connect and talk with some of the brightest minds in the SharePoint community, tapping into their extensive backgrounds to better understand their unique perspectives to some of the more difficult business problems facing SharePoint teams. One of the more common problems — which sounds simple, and yet it sits at the core of the majority of failed enterprise application deployments — is the failure of the organization to have a shared understanding of what is to be accomplished.
The concept of workflows comes from the time when work was rather mechanical. People (and later machines) were supposed to repeat precisely defined steps in a fixed order (or sequence). Any deviation from prescribed path, any thinking and improvising was not welcome. Assembly lines or microprocessors – they were all realizing rigid sequences.
Picture this: you’re sitting in your office, attempting to close a big deal with a potential client when the power goes out, the phone is dead and you’ve completely lost contact. There goes that deal, and it could have been your big break! But the reality is that you are not the only one in the building who had a potential client on the phone – everyone else in that office just lost contact as well. In that second, everyone has become disconnected with time and money lost in the balance.
Over the past few months, we’ve seen a real surge in the uptake of SharePoint by organizations. And there has been one particular use case that I have engaged with several customers recently, which I felt might be of interest to the greater SharePoint community. The use case that I’d like to discuss revolves around how to effectively utilize SharePoint offline in a remote “mobile office” environment.