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Axceler, SharePoint Pros Announce Partnership In Microsoft SharePoint Solutions Market
Axceler, SharePoint Pros Announce Partnership In Microsoft SharePoint Solutions Market
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SharePoint Pros to Recommend Axceler’s Solutions for SharePoint Governance, Administration and Migration in the Southern California Region

WOBURN, MA and LA CANADA, CA – March 12, 2012 – Axceler®, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint administration, governance and migration, and SharePoint consulting firm SharePoint Pros, Inc. today announced a partnership to offer high-quality professional services and software solutions to support and optimize customers’ SharePoint investments with a focus on governance.

Quest Adds Sparkle to PZ Cussons’ SharePoint Applications by Cutting Development Time from Weeks to Days
Quest Adds Sparkle to PZ Cussons’ SharePoint Applications by Cutting Development Time from Weeks to Days
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PZ Cussons is a FTSE 250-listed consumer products organisation based in the UK, with operations in Europe, Africa and Asia. Its brands include Imperial Leather, Carex, Charles Worthington, Sanctuary Spa, St Tropez and Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons needed a fast and simplified approach to SharePoint development in order to drive collaboration across its global organisation, and turned to Quest to help address its challenges

OpenText: Integrating SharePoint with SAP Extended ECM
OpenText: Integrating SharePoint with SAP Extended ECM
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At the last OpenText Content World I was asked to do a session about Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Business Suite. When Adrian, my colleague from the SharePoint line of business, and I discussed about the content of this session we quickly agreed that SharePoint perfectly fits into the content enriched business process story of SAP Extended ECM. In another session, and based on this in my post Improve Customer Interaction Efficiency, I described the concept of content enriched business processes in the context of customer interaction. Therefore we enhanced this context by assuming that the professional services department uses SharePoint for collaboration about customer projects. Looking more into the details we identified quickly business processes like:

Managing the Information Explosion and Risk Generated by SharePoint’s Collaborative Tools
Managing the Information Explosion and Risk Generated by SharePoint’s Collaborative Tools
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Thousands of diversified organizations in vertical markets including technology, pharmaceutical, retail, finance, education and federal agencies all have the same problem: how can you possibly manage the information explosion – and risk – inherent within SharePoint’s collaborative tools? SharePoint offers tremendously powerful social computing tools, but administrators remain rightfully worried about the holes that such capabilities open.

Show or Hide Ribbon Tab Based on User Permissions by Johan Olivier, Qorus
Show or Hide Ribbon Tab Based on User Permissions by Johan Olivier, Qorus
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Recently I wanted to figure out how to show or hide a custom developed SharePoint Ribbon Tab based on the permissions of a logged in SharePoint user.

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Tab with the title ‘Show or Hide Tab’ and I want to hide the tab if a current logged in user is a member of the ‘Root Visitors’ security group.

I do not want to hide the entire ribbon and I also do not want to hide only the inactive buttons. The standard ribbon tabs like ‘Documents’ and ‘Library’ must be visible for all users and audience targeting must be applied only against my new custom ribbon tab.

I can imagine that the requirement is quite a common one. You might want to develop a set of custom tabs which are only visible to users who are members of a specific SharePoint group.

10 Reasons Why SharePoint Performance Can Slow
10 Reasons Why SharePoint Performance Can Slow
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In recent months, we’ve seen customers who are doing major migrations of documents—for example, from file servers—to SharePoint. Far too often, one of the complaints I hear voiced in these scenarios is how slow the upload can be, particularly when uploading huge numbers of documents. I thought it would be worth starting a discussion of lessons learned related to performance of mass uploads. This is a fairly targeted business scenario—most organizations don’t do this too often—but it also brings up some key points to consider about performance in other SharePoint scenarios.

The following are among the factors that can cause performance of mass uploads to suffer:

• The recovery model for the content database (a SQL Server setting) is set to full by default.

Analysing your investments?
Analysing your investments?
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Modern Day challenges facing modern day CMO’s and Digital Marketers are becoming ever more complex. As the digital space becomes ever more fragmented since the introduction of Mobile Web, Mobile Applications, Tablets, Social Media and IPTV, the modern day Digital Marketing department is under increasing pressure with little resource to effectively manage their brands across the ‘splintered’ internet (or ‘splinternet’ as documented by Forrester Research in 2010 : www.forrester.com/go?docid=56303). In addition to these multiple marketing channels, they are also faced with the management and creation of content, analysis and optimisation in these channels to ultimately acquire new customers and nurture existing customers. How does the modern day marketing team manage? Employ additional resource or outsource to digital agencies? These may be the answers however the first question any business should ask is “am I using my current technologies to my best advantage?”

Microsoft has lead the way for nearly a decade with its fastest growing product ever, Microsoft SharePoint. Nearly every enterprise organisation and a growing number of SME organisations are already using SharePoint within their organisations for Intranets, Extranets and Collaboration however, since the introduction of SharePoint 2010 and more specifically Microsoft SharePoint 2010 For Internet Sites (FIS), these organisations are missing out on a potentially massive cost saving and time saving element by not deploying SharePoint for their internet facing sites.

5 Easy Ways to Turn SharePoint Workflow Solution into a Failure
5 Easy Ways to Turn SharePoint Workflow Solution into a Failure
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SharePoint is a great tool and adding workflows to it makes it a marvelous one. Tasks automation and process streamlining mean less work and much efficient information flow. Unfortunately, like with any powerful tools, deploying workflows in a wrong manner can lead to results opposite than expected. There are many ways to achieve given functionality, but only one can be the optimal one. With so many switches and levers available for workflow designers, working on top of highly customizable platform like SharePoint, process implementation can become a disaster if performed without basic knowledge about workflow architecture and environment it works in. And usually it does not matter if you use SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio or third-party tool to define the workflow.
If you are responsible for designing and implementing workflows read on to learn about five most common things you can do to turn your workflow solution into a failure and, fortunately, advices how to avoid these traps.

Workflows now are able to make coffee and to open beer by Mapilab
Workflows now are able to make coffee and to open beer by Mapilab
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It is strange how many developers wince when they face SharePoint and become melancholy when talking about workflows. Workflows are not just like programming, or something very special or something very complicated or something very limited or something for documents. Some people tried to solve simple tasks with SharePoint workflows, but failed somewhere when it became clear that they cannot read the manual from the middle and they have no time to read it from the very beginning.