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Does Dropbox for Business Have a Secret Weapon?

Dropbox for Business launched in the middle of last year, rebranding its "Teams" product to appeal more to the larger enterprise customers. Since then uptake has been steady, with Dropbox claiming 4 million business users worldwide. But in an increasingly crowded marketplace how does Dropbox stand out?

My Recipe for a Perfect Intranet

How to Build the Perfect IntranetIs it possible to build the perfect intranet? Like any project, there will be a unique set of requirements that dictate the exact nature of the solution -- things like integrating with line of business systems or mimicking a corporate website look and feel. But intranet design is now a mature enough discipline that I think it is possible to break down the "perfect" intranet into a number of key areas.

CMSWire's Top 10 Hits of 2013: Intranets

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Top 10 greenPity the modern intranet. It's hard to define, underappreciated, suffers from an identity crisis and is often regarded as a source of frustration. It may even have grown too big to fail

But the death of the intranet has been greatly exaggerated. They still hold a place in the enterprise, where they can drive employee communication and collaboration, facilitate document sharing and aid productivity, according to a bevy of CMSWire authors this year.  Here's a look at the 10 most popular intranet related stories of the year. 

You Need a Leader or Your SharePoint Project Will Fail

A successful SharePoint project requires a mix of skills and disciplines, but above all needs a project leader.

Notes From the WPC Keynote, Day One #WPC13

We heard some good numbers and partner program announcements come out of day one in Houston at the Microsoft World Partner Conference.

Five Yammer Features that SharePoint Users are Going to Love

Microsoft recently announced its phased approach for integrating Yammer with SharePoint 2013, so it will be much later this year before we see any meaningful work completed to bring the two platforms together. But in the meantime, users can look forward to easier access to Yammer from within Office 365 and SharePoint Online.

Reflecting on Yammer and Office 365: SharePoint is Definitely Dead

Last month I wrote an article that stated SharePoint, as a brand, would soon disappear. It seems with Microsoft's recent announcement regarding its plans for Yammer, I have been proved correct.

Prediction: SharePoint Will Disappear Very Soon

In the not too distant future, I predict SharePoint will disappear altogether. It might take a year, maybe a little longer. But at some point soon it will be gone.

Do You Need a SharePoint Road Map?

A SharePoint road map. It’s a neat phrase, and one that evokes images of nicely labelled diagrams, feature discussions and documented plans for the future.

And it won’t work. Certainly not for everyone.

3 Steps to a Great SharePoint Intranet

SharePoint is great, but not everyone knows how best to use this formidable platform to build the system that they want. Take the humble Intranet.

Three Hurdles SharePoint 2013 Faces this Year

This year is a big one for SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint Online or On Premises: Who is Microsoft Betting On?

This year's SharePoint conference is now over, and as people return for Las Vegas there is time to reflect on the many announcements made at the show.

What's New in Project Management with SharePoint and Project Server 2013

The recent beta of SharePoint 2013 brought with it a new version of its sister product: Project Server 2013. Project Server is built on top of SharePoint, and is designed to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project for large scale enterprise project management.

Driving Adoption: Three SharePoint Concepts End Users Need to Understand

SharePoint is a complex product. It can be used for Intranets, websites, portals and custom solutions. It supports document management, workflows, content creation, business intelligence and more. Is it little wonder users get confused?

5 Things Not to Do with Your New SharePoint Intranet

As many of those who have used Microsoft SharePoint will know, it is a bit of a "kitchen sink" product. It offers the typical enterprise a bit of everything -- a bit of workflow, lots of document management, social features, calendars, basic task management -- this list goes on. As a result it can be difficult to know what bits to use and how best to use them. Intranet projects can quickly become bloated and the final product is met with a resounding whimper by end users.

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