TechnologyAdvice Interview with Benjamin Niaulin of Sharegate

Aug 28, 2014 3:53:00 PM

This year at SPTechCon, Benjamin Niaulin will be leading a session on search driven content. While the content of Benjamin’s address will be informative and full of good information, he will be sure to keep his presentation fun, interesting, and simple, much like his company. Benjamin, who is “The MVP” and the “SharePoint Geek” and Sharegate, a SharePoint migration and governance provider, works with his coworkers to deliver a system that is, in their words, “just damn simple.”

The philosophy behind Sharegate developed from a frustration with the immense complexities involved in migrating SharePoint data to updated systems. In their minds, this should be a simple process, and they set out to create a system that could do just that. With Sharegate, the power of migration is in the hands of the power users, even if that individual isn’t an IT professional or coding expert.

TechnologyAdvice Interview with Doug Geller

Aug 28, 2014 3:51:00 PM

Doug Geller, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for VirtualWorks, loves content management. In fact, his professional focus has always been related to the range of technologies between content management and indexing/searching. Before VirtualWorks, Doug developed and worked on ECM solutions for the legal community, gaining expertise in content management that he now uses to improve systems and create new solutions with the VirtualWorks team.

SharePoint and Office 365 cross-site content concepts

Aug 26, 2014 3:47:26 PM

Today I had a call with a customer who had a pretty common requirement. Their content editors work on files on a team site, and they want to have a way to have that content exist on the team site and on their main intranet site as well. Currently the content editors are making the changes in two different places, and they want to streamline this process for efficiency’s sake. They do not want to have to give everyone in the company access to the files where they are being worked on in the team site, and they are hesitant about allowing these content editors to actually edit the intranet site itself.

How can this be accomplished in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365? There are several options available, with varying degrees of setup complexity, which I will describe in this article (with associated resource links for each).

Increased security management and reduced migration risks for SharePoint

Aug 22, 2014 3:01:23 PM

Managing your SharePoint farms and keeping them in tip top shape is an everlasting fight. You constantly need to check the progress to ensure minimum compliance issues and fix migration backfires. This takes a considerable amount of your time, which could be spent actually improving your SharePoint environment's health.

Prioritize your SharePoint backlog

Aug 20, 2014 12:00:00 PM

If you have been part of a SharePoint implementation, you’ll be familiar with the effort required to prioritize requirements—the decision to advance a specific requirement into functionality. What is defined, designed and implemented can be exhaustive and a strain on resources throughout the organization.

But that’s the good news. The bad news is that you are inevitably left with a laundry list of requirements that are quickly referred to as “the backlog.”

Topics: Backlogs

SharePoint: It’s all about the business

Aug 20, 2014 10:28:04 AM

People get simultaneously awed and confused by new technology. In the SharePoint world, this reveals itself with the numerous options available for running SharePoint: on-premises, in the cloud, in a hybrid model, or as part of Office 365. With so many choices, it’s easy to get caught up in the functionality that each brings to the table, and in the capabilities each provides.

But for businesses looking to make a decision on their SharePoint implementations, the most important thing to consider is how it will help the business. This was the point made repeatedly by SharePoint MVP Eric Riz and SharePoint consultant Susan Hanley during the first SPTechCon “G+ Hangout” (available on demand for your viewing pleasure).

Topics: Business

SPTechCon 2014 in Boston, $200 Off!

Aug 18, 2014 2:59:00 PM

It’s time for the SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) in Boston again!  You can use the code ROGERS when you register, to get $200 off of the cost.  What’s going on this year? 

Here’s my schedule for the week:

Topics: SPTechCon

Metalogix delivers lightning fast, total SharePoint Backup with release of Metalogix SharePoint Backup 5.0 and Metalogix StoragePoint 5.0

Aug 15, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Metalogix, provider of the industry’s most recognized and trusted management tools for mission-critical collaboration platforms, including SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365, announced today the release of Metalogix SharePoint Backup 5.0 and Metalogix StoragePoint 5.0 with integration that expedites the backup of SharePoint content from hours to minutes. StoragePoint 5.0 and SharePoint Backup 5.0 supports organizations by significantly improving their disaster recovery preparedness and minimizing the risk of data loss by performing automated, fast and secure backups of entire SharePoint farms.

The integration of StoragePoint 5.0 with SharePoint Backup 5.0 results in continuous and automatic backup of SharePoint content. As a result of this innovative approach, the amount of time required to fully backup content databases is reduced from hours to minutes and backup frequencies can be increased resulting in greater, continuous protection of mission-critical content.

Topics: Metalogix

Protect your SharePoint content at the content level

Aug 13, 2014 10:29:47 AM

According to a CNN report last week, there’s another Edward Snowden-type leak of national security documents happening in Washington. As you might recall with the Snowden security breach, blame was placed on SharePoint, which the U.S. government, local governments and other public and quasi-public institutions use for document management, intranet and collaboration.

Some tried to put the blame for Snowden’s ability to get the documents on SharePoint itself. Security experts, though, see a different cause: access and permissions.

Topics: SharePoint security

Search components and health

Aug 12, 2014 3:00:00 PM

In SharePoint 2010, the bulk of search ran under the mssearch.exe process. In SharePoint 2013, the search components are split out and now run under the "Search Host Controller Service." As defined by TechNet, "This service manages the search topology components. The service is automatically started on all servers that run search topology components."

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint search

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