SPTechCon Austin 2015


Six Tips to Building Better Business Apps in SharePoint 2013

Nov 25, 2014 10:53:05 AM

SharePoint has seen tremendous uptake in organizations of all sizes. And, according to a Forrester Research report, more than half of those customers are building or plan to build custom apps in their SharePoint environments. But building these customizations is difficult, and even dangerous, as it can result in unstable SharePoint environments. Microsoft tried to address this with the introduction of the SharePoint App Model in the 2013 release, but developers are finding that difficult to use as well, and are looking for a better way to build SharePoint custom apps.

AIIM Market Intelligence: Search and Discovery Survey

Nov 25, 2014 10:51:04 AM

The popularity of the term “knowledge worker” comes and goes, but the single most important characteristic is the ability to find information, process it into knowledge, and add value for the organization.  Over 400 members of the AIIM community were surveyed on this topic, and 75% of them agree that information is easier to find outside of their organizations than within, while 25% have no advanced or dedicated search tools. 

Learn more in this research report, which takes an in-depth look at the importance of search, the level of search tools deployed, issues with their use, and connection to other systems.

IDC: The Value of InfoApps for Unified Information Access

Nov 25, 2014 10:48:22 AM

BA Insight posed several questions to IDC Research Director David Schubmehl regarding InfoApps and how they can make content more accessible to users through the provisioning of portals connected to other systems. This white paper will answer questions such as:

Five Steps to Make Search a Killer App

Nov 25, 2014 10:44:28 AM

In the enterprise, less is often more. When it comes to search, it's not helpful for users to find thousands of irrelevant results when they're looking for one specific item.

A brave new world for Microsoft

Nov 19, 2014 11:55:50 AM

The phrase “a brave new world” is overused in today’s hyperbolic world as a hackneyed way to describe something that seems headed down an uncharted path.

In the particular case of Microsoft, however, I can think of nothing more appropriate. There are a couple of reasons I say this.

Topics: Windows, APIs

Microsoft releases Office 365 Video

Nov 18, 2014 11:48:39 AM

Microsoft is rolling out the first release of Office 365 Video to its First Release enterprise customers.

Topics: Office 365, Office Delve, Office 365 Video,

The new mobile strategy for SharePoint: Be responsive

Nov 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

With the recent explosion of mobile and smartphone devices (more than 7 billion worldwide at last count), how does your SharePoint user interface stack up? Are you meeting the needs of your user base? Are you creating a company portal, a project or team-management system? Or are you hosting your public-facing site on SharePoint?

Topics: Responsive Web Design

Hybrid, Online or On-premises Webinar: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 (Sponsored)

Nov 12, 2014 9:29:00 AM

Topics: SharePoint

Microsoft rolls out Clutter for Office 365

Nov 11, 2014 12:47:32 PM

Microsoft wants to clean up the inbox with Clutter, a new organizational tool for Office 365.

Topics: Office 365, Outlook, Clutter

SP Marketplace announces SP HR Release 5 for Office 365 and SharePoint

Nov 6, 2014 10:26:57 AM

SP Marketplace (SharePoint Marketplace), the leader in Office 365 business applications, announced Release 5 of SP HR, a business application template pre-built on SharePoint and Office 365. SP HR is part of SP Business Suite, the first business software architected specifically for Office 365 SharePoint Online, which includes ten modules which deliver an out-of-the-box Intranet and department structure for SMBs. They can be purchased individually or in packages. SP HR module includes:

* HR Employee Portal

    *  Create and view My Service Requests

    *  Update My Employee Information

    *  My Performance Reviews

    *  My Employee Documents

    *  Latest HR News announcements, events and discussions

*  HR Staff Site

    *  Service Request management

    *  HR Dashboard

    *  Employee Information management

    *  Hiring process automation

    *  Performance Review

    *  Employee On – off Boarding

    *  Benefits Tracking

    *  Employee document management

    *  Policy and procedure libraries

Release 5: Driving Productivity in HR processes with document and forms automation
Much of the new features and functions in the new release are centered on bringing together business forms and documents commonly in MS Excel, MS Word, PDF or Web into the business automation structure of SP HR in SharePoint.

“A challenge for HR. staff is employee document management,” states Darrell Trimble CEO of SP Marketplace. “With Release 5 of SP HR, we not only have added workflows to automate processes, we now can generate documents for new hires, or other activities from Employee Information in the module. This allows HR staff to concentrate on the process rather than shuffling paper.”

For example SP HR can be setup to generate new hire documents such as W4, I9, Direct Deposit form and more. These documents are emailed as part of the Onboarding process in a package to the new hire to fill out and return electronically. The new form / document integration is delivered in pre-packaged templates with SP HR and integrated in workflow processes. These templates can be customized or new forms/documents developed with SP Marketplace Services or by the customer themselves using tools available from SP Marketplace through partnerships with Qorus Software, FormRouter and DC Software.

Topics: SP Marketplace