SPTechCon Austin 2015


New Collaboration Platform, Colligo Engage, Unifies Enterprise Information Systems for Improved Compliance, Staff Productivity and IT Visibility

Oct 20, 2014 1:44:29 PM

Colligo, the leading provider of data synchronization solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the launch of Colligo Engage, a new collaboration platform that securely unites corporate information across existing enterprise systems for a more streamlined and engaging experience on any desktop or mobile device.

Topics: SharePoint

MetaVis Technologies announces update to the MetaVis Architect Suite

Oct 15, 2014 11:49:24 AM

MetaVis is rolling out a host of updates for its MetaVis Architect Suite. The Architect Suite is the company’s end-to-end solution for administrating and controlling SharePoint environments. It allows users to easily view their SharePoint architecture; change the design; analyze their SharePoint environment; discover trends in site and user activity and data growth; migrate content, lists, libraries, sites, workflows, webparts, permissions, metadata, and managed metadata services; discover, analyze and manage permissions; and easily create, manage and restore backups of site collections, sites, lists, libraries, content, views, permissions and fields.

The latest updates features:

Topics: SharePoint

A branding conundrum: Is SharePoint Online ready for your custom interface?

Oct 15, 2014 10:26:48 AM

I have seen a bit of resistance in moving to SharePoint Online (SPO) because of a perceived lack of branding tools and the belief that you cannot brand a SPO site to the same degree as an on premise installation. Are these fears warranted, or is SPO ready for your customizations? The short answer is "yes, it’s ready," while the long answer is the seemingly standard, "it depends."

SPO sites can be broken up into two primary categories. Depending on your particular O365 plan, you can create one public facing site per organization and multiple private sites, such as collaboration sites or sites with the publishing infrastructure enabled, for Intranet and Extranet portals. Most importantly for branding, public facing and security controlled SPO sites have all of the branding tools you will find in an on premise installation. These include the design manager, custom master pages, page layouts, display templates, composed looks, access to the theming engine, SharePoint Designer, and more. Thus, the short answer of “yes;" you can create an entirely custom SPO user interface that is branded to match your organization.

Topics: SharePoint

Timlin Enterprises’ “Stump the Experts and Win an XBox One at SPTechCon 2014”

Oct 15, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Timlin Enterprises presented a “Stump The Experts” panel at SPTechCon Boston, awarding an XBox to Patrick Doran of North Carolina for his query that both entertained and stopped the experts.

Ryan Thomas, Timlin Enterprises president, hosted the standing-room-only event which saw SharePoint developers and users pose questions and problems in hopes of walking away with an XBox.

Topics: SharePoint

How to Inspire, Transform and Facilitate Business-Driven IT with Dux Raymond Sy

Oct 9, 2014 12:05:37 PM

Join industry thought leader Dux Raymond Sy in this interactive keynote as he shares practical steps that enables IT organizations to deliver maximum business value and to promote lasting business driven IT adoption.

Topics: SharePoint, SPTechCon

SPTechCon Boston 2014 Wrap-Up

Oct 9, 2014 8:40:00 AM

See what people are saying about SPTechCon Boston. This year's show was held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, and the place was packed with experts, admins, and SharePoint novices.

Topics: SPTechCon

Microsoft releases Sway, a new Office presentation tool

Oct 1, 2014 3:38:11 PM

Microsoft announced the creation of a new app in the Office portfolio, called Sway, which is a tool to create interactive presentations.

Topics: Sway

BrightStarr launches Unily: An out-of-the-box intranet solution atop Office 365

Oct 1, 2014 11:59:45 AM

Unily, an out-of-the-box intranet solution that sits atop Office 365 for collaboration as well as engaging, organizing and structuring content, was launched last week by BrightStarr, a provider of SharePoint solutions.

Topics: BrightStarr

Keeping the discussions alive

Oct 1, 2014 10:45:21 AM

The panels at SPTechCon two weeks ago addressed topics that are resonating in the broader SharePoint community. Last week, I wrote about the shortcomings in Office 365 for people used to working with the on-premises server. This week, I received this note from one of my readers, Patrick Parker. He’s the founder and CEO of EmpowerID:

“I just read your article on Office 365 shortcomings today. It was very interesting and the timing made me do a double take as I just gave a webinar on Office 365 security shortcomings today. Well written and definitely what we are seeing with our customers.

Topics: SPTechCon

Whither thou SharePoint?

Sep 30, 2014 1:16:42 PM

I’ve been working with SharePoint for more than 15 years now, in one guise or another. (Yeah, I can claim connection to Tahoe, just like thousands of other people.) When it comes right down to it, I’m tired of the word “SharePoint.” And the word “Office 365.” And many other brand names that now sound meaningless in my brain.

What I haven’t become tired of is what those tools enable, though. Ever since the fire of knowledge management was lit in my belly back in the mid-1990s, I’ve seen tools like this for what they are: a means to an end.

Topics: SharePoint