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Lots to learn about SharePoint

Nov 26, 2014 12:27:37 PM

With Office 365 enabling Microsoft to deliver changes and updates more frequently, it’s becoming difficult to stay on top of everything. With each release, some things get better, and some things change—often, NOT for the better.

What’s a SharePointer to do? How can he or she possibly hope to stay on top of all that’s new?

Topics: SharePoint information

Three reasons why SharePoint is thought to suck

Nov 26, 2014 9:00:00 AM

My favorite conversations recently all seem to start with the same phrase: “SharePoint sucks.” This is a phrase that has come up time and time again when working with the business side of many organizations. The reason I enjoy these conversations so much is getting to the root of their feelings. The causes change by company, but they mostly fall into one of these three categories:

SharePoint is a document graveyard. Whether by intention or neglect, SharePoint can become the final resting place for once-useful documents. The root cause here can be difficult to identify because you are looking for a lack of activity, which is always harder to identify.

Topics: documents

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