Fenestrae and its cloud solution UDOCX are proud Sponsors at the European SharePoint Conference 2011 in BerlinBlog Posts
We hope you join Fenestrae and UDOCX at the most anticipated European SharePoint Conference this year at visit us at our booth 38. Learn everything about the latest UDOCX “Scan to SharePoint” edition
Recently, we’ve been working with a customer on a particularly interesting use case for SharePoint that I thought others in the community might be interested in learning more about. The customer is using Zantaz (from Autonomy/HP) for email archiving with a primary focus around eDiscovery, email retention and legal hold. A number of factors are driving the review their current implementation, including its age and cost to maintain, and concerns about the recent flux in HP strategy
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 introduces the concept of Sandboxed Solutions, which are available in SharePoint Server, too. Sandboxed Solutions are WSP solutions that can be uploaded and deployed by authorized users at the Site Collection level, running within a safe and limited execution context. All the Sandboxed Solutions are stored in a dedicated solution gallery, which is persisted in the content database of the current Site Collection. Thus, backup and restore policies also gain the benefits of this new capability. Moreover, versioning of Sandboxed Solutions is easier to manage if compared with farm-level solutions, because you simply need to upload a new version of the WSP package into the Site Collection, using a web browser based interface, and invoke the “Upgrade” action without the need to restart the application pool of the target site.
The wave of mobile is upon us, and with SharePoint mobile access enabling users to access the files they need on-the-go, business never has to stop moving. That is, until the need for a signature authorization arises.
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.
It sometimes can be hard for customers to understand the value of products that are added to SharePoint. Many times it is very difficult for customers to compare tools that appear similar but are yet different. The SharePoint “Shoot Out” at the 2011 European SharePoint Conference in Berlin aims to have four top Microsoft partners in each of two categories (Workflow and Administration) shoot it out in public to help customers see the unique value and the differences. Customers will also be able to interact and meet the “top guns” from these companies. These two moderated sessions promise to be very informative and lots of fun.
Fenestrae are Sliver Exhibitors at the the European SharePoint Conference in Berlin from the 17th – 20th October
Over the last few weeks we’ve enriched the functionalities of UDOCX and the interface displayed on the screen of the multifunctional devices in order to provide additional features to the “Scan to SharePoint” operation.
In our last week’s article we introduced UDOCX as the only cloud-based service that integrates physical scanned documents with SharePoint and Exchange.
The UDOCX “Scan-to-SharePoint version” is not only about storing documents into SharePoint and integrating them into internal or external business workflows (which is crucial for business productivity). It’s also about being very user-friendly for both users and administrators. UDOCX is the easiest and most convenient way for employees to scan documents into SharePoint!
Every month organizations around the world generate thousands of physical documents that need to be manually scanned using multifunctional devices or dedicated scanners. Those documents are stored in SharePoint, and integrated into internal or external business workflows. Documents that are transmitted to external parties (by fax, mail or email) often need to be copied, scanned and then stored into a SharePoint archive (for legal or internal policy reasons). All of those scanned documents need to be easily accessible and retrievable based on key attributes (tags).