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SharePoint Conference 2012 Live Coverage (#SPC12)

Spc12_logo.jpg Learn all you can from the 2012 SharePoint Conference right here. We have exclusive coverage from Jennifer Mason and a number of our regular SharePoint columnists including Christian Buckley, Mike Ferrara, Frederik Leksell and Symon Garfield.


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The Latest from the Sessions & Keynotes

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.

Overview of: Social CRM Using Microsoft Technologies For Real Business Benefits

This session was unusual at a Microsoft SharePoint Conference for two reasons. Firstly, the session was part of the all new “Business” track for non-technical business decision makers. Secondly, it was about Dynamics CRM, and this is the first time I remember the Dynamics products making an appearance at a SharePoint conference.

SharePoint Community: Loud and Clear

This year at the SharePoint Conference something was different. Something that has existed at all the other events, but something that this time was front and center, loud and clear! This year the Community was made into a central component of the conference. Community efforts were noticed and encouraged.

SharePoint Center of Excellence - Why You Need One

For the first time, this year’s Microsoft SharePoint Conference had a dedicated “Business” track for non-technical, business decision makers and judging by the 600 plus people that packed in to this session there was a huge demand.

How Clifford Chance Bet on SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management

In the legal community, it’s well known that Clifford Chance, one of the world’s largest law firms, has been undergoing a major shift towards using SharePoint as the firm’s Enterprise CMS. At the SharePoint Conference last week, I attended the session dedicated to exploring this implementation in more detail.

SharePoint Conference, Surface Style

At this year's SharePoint Conference I took the opportunity to put the Surface device to the test. Instead of dragging around my laptop I wanted to see how well the Surface would do to fulfill my computer needs for the week. I was pleasantly surprised.

How Unisys Used the Power of SharePoint to Socially Enable a Global Workforce #spc12

By Symon Garfield  |  Monday Nov 19, 2012

Fresh from the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, my overview of a great session looking at how one multi-national company created a vibrant knowledge sharing culture using SharePoint.

A Few of My Favorite Things in SharePoint 2013

By (@jennifermason)
This year at the SharePoint Conference, Laura Rogers and myself had the opportunity to present two express sessions. Our sessions were relatively short sessions, designed to quickly highlight key features with SharePoint 2013. One of the sessions was designed to cover five simple improvements in SharePoint 2013 that will make everyday tasks easier to complete. In this article we will be reviewing the five features that made it into my top five list!


Summary of: Reducing Organizational Risk Through Effective Information Management

By (@LetsTalkGov)
This is the fourth and final day at SharePoint Conference Las Vegas. After a good party last night, it's time to talk risk management in my first session of the day, presented by Paul Olenick: "Reducing Organizational Risk Through Effective Information Management."


Social - It's Nothing New

By (@jennifermason)
There is no way that you've heard anything about the newest release of SharePoint without hearing about the new Social features. With this release of products, the SharePoint team has put a huge emphasis on social and how it works within the environment. After being here at SharePoint conference, I think the best summary of the Social features that I can give is that this release of products simply highlights things that users already do. Wait! Before you stop reading because you think I am flat out wrong, hear me out.


Overview of e-Discovery Across the Microsoft Office Platform

By (@mikecferrara)
Microsoft has joined in the e-Discovery fray, now pushing a unified offering across the entire Office platform. At the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, I sat in a session by Quentin Christensen, Program Manager at Microsoft, to see exactly what features will be available to end users.


Summary of: 'Planning for the Lifecycle of Your SharePoint 2013 Website'

By (@LetsTalkGov)
Here at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas where things are in full swing, I attended Geoffrey Edge's presentation on "Planning for the Lifecycle of Your SharePoint 2013 Website." Following is a brief overview of Edge's suggestions for creating a strategic plan that sees your website through from inception to launch and beyond.


What's New in Enterprise Content Management for SharePoint 2013

By (@mikecferrara)
The topic of enterprise content management (ECM) on SharePoint is always a hot one, and the hype is ever-growing with the 2013 release.


Project 2013 - A Few Surprises Under the Covers

By (@jennifermason)
Thus far, the SharePoint conference has been full of conversations surrounding the Project Server and how it fits into the vision of this release cycle. From the pre-con session, to mentions in the keynote and a full set of sessions, Microsoft has proven that it is committed and will be coming out strong with their new release.


Finally - It's All About Us! Thoughts from the SharePoint Conference Keynote

By (@jennifermason)
The keynote of any Microsoft conference is really not to be missed, it is when the entire group comes together to hear the latest and greatest and to get a glimpse into the vision of the product team. Any good keynote will have some surprises, laughter and good demos. Yesterday's SharePoint Conference keynote fit the bill and in some cases raised the bar for keynote events. A great foundation was presented that will really carry us through this next release of the product. Here I touch on the high points and focus on the aspects that really detail the future of SharePoint. - from Jennifer Mason


Building a Social Platform with SharePoint and Yammer at Nationwide Insurance

By (@buckleyplanet)
On day one at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chris Plescia and Jeff Schumann from Nationwide Insurance provided a detailed view into their company's successful efforts to develop an employee portal and social platform based on SharePoint and Yammer. Their presentation presents an excellent case study in how to build out an enterprise-wide social platform that both meets the requirements of the business and the expectations of the end users. - from Christian Buckley


SharePoint 2013: A Small Piece of a Greater Puzzle

By (@jennifermason)
This year has been abuzz with the newest Microsoft product releases, from the much anticipated Surface, Windows 8 phones and a new version of Office, there really is a whole new wave of products that are available to the masses. SharePoint 2013 is a huge component of the story, but it is important to see that it is still only a piece of the story.


Microsoft Grows Social Features With Cut-Price Yammer-SharePoint Integration

By David Roe (@druadh20)
The great thing about conferences is that by the end of them, you usually have a better idea about products and vendor offerings. The SharePoint conference is Las Vegas is no different. However, true to form, Microsoft has only half-answered one of the burning questions of this year: what will it do with Yammer?


From the Vendor Floor

Nintex, Colligo, Workshare Add Mobile, Cloud, Collaboration Capabilities to SharePoint

A variety of IT vendors debuted add-on solutions that bring functionality including mobile, cloud and collaboration features to SharePoint at last week’s SharePoint Conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Solution providers making noteworthy announcements included Workshare, Colligo, Nintex and Axceler.

Webtrends Analytics Release For SharePoint 2013 Extends Use For Social Business

Webtrends has been quick off the mark and announced the release of Webtrends for SharePoint 2013.


Axceler Offers Yammer Views, Governance for SharePoint 2010 #spc12

SharePoint 2013 was always going to be the focus of the SharePoint conference, which means that Yammer, and its relationship to SharePoint was also going to be a big issue. Axceler has announced a couple of new solutions that demonstrate where this might all be going.


Qumu Updates SharePoint Video Tool; Releases Survey about SharePoint

Business video platform provider Qumu, has released an update for their SharePoint Video Content Management 3.0. This update was introduced alongside survey results regarding SharePoint’s video capabilities and aims to improve platform's video capabilities.


Titus, Equilibrium, Adapx Release SharePoint Security, Visualization, Mobile Upgrades

Vendors including Titus and Equilibrium unveiled major upgrades to solutions for SharePoint at this week’s Microsoft SharePoint User Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Application upgrades target SharePoint user needs for security, image and video preview and tablet-based data capture.


SharePoint 2013 Extranet Collaboration Manager by SharePoint Solutions Released as Beta

The Extranet Collaboration Manager beta for SharePoint 2013 has just been announced by SharePoint Solutions, and as the SharePoint Conference 2012 gathers steam, the tool is ready to download for deploying and managing SharePoint extranets.


HiSoftware Parters with NewsGator for Social Communications Compliance

HiSoftware has announced that their HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff SP2010 Suite will be paired with the NewsGator Connector service. The combination product, the HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff NewsGator Connector, works with NewsGator Social Sites to monitor internal and external communications on social platforms to ensure that only appropriate material is shared.


BA Insight, MetaVis, SecureAuth Prepare For SharePoint 2013

This year’s SharePoint conference in Las Vegas is the conference that just keeps giving. We’ve covered a lot of releases and interesting news already and there are more to come. Here we look at new SharePoint offerings from BA Insight, MetaVis and Secure Auth.


Building a Social Platform with SharePoint and Yammer at Nationwide Insurance #spc12

On day one at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chris Plescia and Jeff Schumann from Nationwide Insurance provided a detailed view into their company's successful efforts to develop an employee portal and social platform based on SharePoint and Yammer. Their presentation presents an excellent case study in how to build out an enterprise-wide social platform that both meets the requirements of the business and the expectations of the end users.

Webtrends Analytics Release For SharePoint 2013 Extends Use For Social Business #spc12

One of the things that people will be looking for this week at the SharePoint Las Vegas Conference will be news and solutions around the upcoming SharePoint release. Webtrends has been quick off the mark here, and has announced the release of Webtrends for SharePoint 2013. Unveils Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers for 2012

Today, announced its list of the Top 25 online SharePoint Influencers. This second annual list brings together bloggers, writers and other industry professionals who have made a substantial impact on the SharePoint industry.

Blue Rooster's Madison Uses SharePoint, Office, Azure For Document Sharing, Collaboration

Blue Rooster is back in the news, this time with the release of Madison, document sharing and collaboration built on SharePoint that enables users work on projects both inside and outside the firewalls.

Six Ways to Improve the Content Contributor Experience in SharePoint

Content drives websites, so making content contributors comfortable in the editing environment is essential to the successful adoption of a SharePoint WCM experience.

SharePoint Deployments Increase Despite Rising Costs, Staff Shortages

It’s moving quickly towards the end of the year and enterprises everywhere are starting to do the sums to see how much all their computing is costing them. If a newly published reported by Osterman Research is anything to go by, the cost of running SharePoint has jumped by 16% this year.

MetaVis Targets SharePoint Power Users With Tools for Migration & Content Tagging

Information management solutions vendor MetaVis Technologies is making no bones about who is the target demographic for its new Information Manager Power User Edition. The tool is designed to allow SharePoint “power users” to migrate and classify data created and stored in SharePoint (including SharePoint 2013) and Office365.

NewsGator Social Sites Enrich Helps Employees Learn from Each Other

Social software vendor NewsGator is releasing a new solution, Social Sites Enrich, designed to help employees in a company learn from each other via social learning capabilities.

Kicking the SharePoint Tires with CloudShare

Think you're not getting the most out of your SharePoint deployment? That's because you probably don't have the ability to experiment.

How to Measure SharePoint Projects and Governance Organization

Measuring SharePoint business value is not always an easy task; it can be hard to measure the value of an intranet or how much a collaboration environment really improves the way we work.

Nevertheless, there are ways to do it -- some are pretty easy while other ways may require a bit more work to get it right.

Six Ways to Use SharePoint as a Learning Platform

Microsoft has an interesting history with education and SharePoint. But there’s never been a complete offering out of the box that education institutions could take advantage of. Does that mean you shouldn’t consider SharePoint for education services? Not at all. Here are six education features you can implement in your SharePoint environment.

Weekend Reading: Time to Show Big Data Who's the Boss

Superhero_shutterstock_84235930.jpgWe've heard the tales of how quickly companies are amassing data. We've seen the capacity to store and create data increase at a dizzying rate. We've heard the warning tales of big data thrown around so much it's taken on the status of the bogeyman.

Our contributors this week offered some hard-earned wisdom to help calm our fears about the big data deluge. But as soon as our fears were relieved about big data, we were told to fear content marketing and had cause for concern about the future of SharePoint Designer. 

Curious? Read on. 

Video Blog: SharePoint 2010 Taxonomy Management - When it's Time to Retire Tags

Building a taxonomy in SharePoint 2010 can be a fantastic way to improve content findability and enhance search results using tags from a controlled vocabulary. However, even the best tags can sometimes go awry, and have to be removed from use. But wait! Don't delete those out of date terms from your Term Store taxonomy. Deprecate them instead. Here's how. 

Axceler, Webtrends Partner For Better SharePoint Governance, Visibility

There’s just nothing like seeing a couple of old hands get together for a common cause. That’s what’s happened today with the announcement that Webtrends and Axceler are joining forces to help another old pardner -- SharePoint.

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