Chris Wright News & Analysis
| Friday Mar 7, 2014
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?
| Friday Jan 17, 2014
Is 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.
| Thursday Dec 26, 2013
Pity 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.
| Thursday Sep 26, 2013
A successful SharePoint project requires a mix of skills and disciplines, but above all needs a project leader.
| Tuesday Jul 9, 2013
We heard some good numbers and partner program announcements come out of day one in Houston at the Microsoft World Partner Conference.
| Thursday Apr 4, 2013
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.
| Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
| Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
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.
| Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
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.
| Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
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.
| Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
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.
| Thursday Sep 27, 2012
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.
| Thursday Sep 20, 2012
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?
| Friday Sep 7, 2012
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.