SharePoint 2013 Analysis & Reviews
| Monday Mar 3, 2014
There's anticipation about the keynote at every SharePoint Conference. Will there be news related to releases? Will there be a change in direction in how things are done today? The expectation for today’s keynote was no different. There was the usual questions about what would be covered, but I wish I had a $1 for every time I heard “What does Bill Clinton have to do with SharePoint?”
Clinton started the keynote with a message focused on the impact and transformational possibilities of technology, including how it is expanding the voices of people worldwide.
Jared Spataro, general manager of product marketing for Microsoft Office, followed Clinton. He focused on the vision and goals shaping the future of Microsoft.
| Monday Mar 3, 2014
Some cloud-based file sync and share vendors bill themselves as replacements for SharePoint. Syncplicity isn’t one of them.
The rockin’ hot EMC subsidiary has all of the good things that great start-ups are known for, plus a keen understanding of how enterprises operate and their requirements.
| Thursday Feb 27, 2014
The idea of cleaning up legacy SharePoint content is daunting. Organizations often place cleanup under the “Nice to Do” column as opposed to the “Must Do” column.
Why not leverage in-house resources? Legacy SharePoint cleanup is a perfect task for the Records Management (RM) department. Reviewing data and applying retention to it are two of our key responsibilities.
| Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
If your company has invested in SharePoint, they have likely put a lot of time, money and resources into its acquisition and deployment. Yet many companies are not realizing the return that they could be on their sizable investment.
| Monday Feb 3, 2014
The hybrid cloud is the talk of the industry for 2014, and a hybrid cloud for SharePoint / Office 365 is no exception. But not everyone is going hybrid, at least not permanently.
| Friday Jan 31, 2014
Ever since the release of Office 2013 there has been speculation about the future of the information worker toolset, specifically InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. In SharePoint 2010, the go-to tools for information workers trying to build solutions within SharePoint were the browser, Office Applications, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. Using a combination of these tools we could easily create no code solutions that allowed us to help impact the use of technology within the organization.
Today, some big news from Microsoft clearly states its position on the future of InfoPath. Lets look at some answers to many of the questions we have had about the future of InfoPath in the last year and how we should be using it now.
| Monday Jan 27, 2014
SharePoint has come a long way in the past decade. In this, the final installment of my three part series, we'll be looking at the new capabilities introduced in SharePoint 2013 that change how companies can collaborate -- remember, if you’re still treating SharePoint like the Web-based file share it was in 2003, it's time for a reappraisal.
| Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Over the last few years there has been a very significant increase in the awareness of the value of search. It may not yet have translated into an equally significant increase in sales of search products, whether proprietary or open source, but this could be the best year yet for search if vendors heed some advice.
| Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
With an updated platform release, companies often reflect on the state and well-being of their existing investments, asking themselves whether a move to the newest version is necessary, or possible. The same can be said for reviews of SharePoint implementations. A common question from executives to the teams and stakeholders who own and manage SharePoint is "How productive are our end users in SharePoint?"
| Monday Jan 13, 2014
We've started a new year and that usually means we make resolutions on how things will be different, better. Let’s make a resolution to design and manage our Office 365 environments right so we can find the information we need to get our work done.
| Thursday Jan 2, 2014
The blank slate of a New Year inspires us to rethink the world around us. We resolve to do things differently: eat better, exercise more, practice patience or pay off our bills. This year, we tell ourselves, everything will be different.
But as I look to the year ahead, I find myself less interested in doing things differently and more interested in simply doing them better.
| Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
SharePoint was one of the topics that attracted a lot of interest in the past year — and just as much controversy. It seems everyone has a view on it and how it should be used.
However, there were three big subjects that dominated, and make up the lion’s share of our Top 20 this year: 1) SharePoint Online 2) SharePoint and Yammer and 3) SharePoint in Office 365. There were other issues too, like records management, search and how search is being used in the enterprise.
| Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
One of two named "Most Inspiring New Contributors," Wendy Neal brings a passion to her work that carries over to her writing. An active member of the SharePoint community, Wendy combines a developer's background with an understanding that at the end of the day, it comes down to the user. Find out what excites Wendy about her field.
| Friday Dec 27, 2013
The first of our two "Most Inspiring New Contributors," Rich Wood was lured into the industry through gaming and kept interested by the potential for community and collaboration. Using a mixture of pop culture references and experience designing and building solutions, Rich's monthly column explores the social enterprise — how it is today and what it might look like tomorrow.
| Thursday Dec 26, 2013
I wish industry vendors, integrators and customers move away from the idea of intranet versus enterprise social network and instead look at the two as complimentary solutions. Some further Office 365 and Yammer integration in time for the new year wouldn't hurt too! -- Chris Clark, marketing manager for Creative Sharepoint
Title image by Amodiovalerio Verde (Flickr).