Category Archives: SharePoint

Improve Adoption with these SharePoint Training Resources and Tutorials

Improve your SharePoint Adoption

Often during the drive to implement SharePoint, we consider executive sponsorship, determine the needed information architecture, establish governance policies, and a design to support the organization’s focus and goals. Unfortunately, although recommended as a key component to user adoption, the SharePoint training strategy is often not planned well enough to support a successful roll out.

User adoption is the number one challenge to a SharePoint implementation’s success, and a key factor in adoption is adequate training for users. Some users need written …

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Considerations for Upgrading to SharePoint 2016

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SharePoint Migration Considerations

SharePoint 2016 finally addresses the issues commonly listed as reasons to avoid migration. These include a lack of mobile support (a long-felt pain with users, despite many third-party tools to bridge the gap, minimal capabilities for sharing files and collaborating with others outside of the AD organization, and drawn-out release cycles.

Among the SharePoint 2016 announcements during The Future of SharePoint event, Jeff Teper heralded three new features: a new responsive design, the release of SharePoint mobile apps and a sharing feature analogous to

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Why should I use SharePoint, when I have shared folders?

File Shares vs. SharePoint

“But file shares are so easy and simple and we save time by not having a system admin or potential maintenance costs from a solution like SharePoint!”

Essentially, there is nothing wrong with shared folders, however, we will discuss how SharePoint reduces the risks to your data storage. Windows file sharing has been around since Windows for Workgroups 3.1, released in October 1992. It came with SMB file sharing support.

How does it work?

The Server Message Block Protocol (SMB protocol) allows client applications to read and write on a computer network. Us…

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Regulatory Compliance with SharePoint

Introduction – Regulatory Compliance

This post describes how Microsoft SharePoint® can be applied to manage common regulatory compliance requirements in companies of all sizes.  Using SharePoint avoids proprietary system lock-in.  With SharePoint Online, a solution is easy to deploy by eliminating up-front costs for IT Infrastructure and Software Licenses.

A Technology Advantage

As a platform for quality applications, SharePoint can integrate and streamline the flow of information throughout your enterprise for more efficient collaboration and smoother regulatory compliance.

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Office 365 NextGen Portals – Opportunities in Knowledge Management

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft unveiled their development of upcoming Office 365 “NextGen” portals, one of several new CMS-like concepts being included in Office 365/SharePoint. These new “ready-to-go” portals include concepts like the Knowledge Management portal (codename “Infopedia”). These portals are a cross between a team site and a publishing site: you can roll them out quickly and immediately create sites and pages, however your customization options are limited.

NextGen portals, according to Kashman (senior product manager in the Office 365 group), are intelligent by

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SharePoint 2016 Roadmap and Features

During last week’s Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft announced the timeline for SharePoint 2016 delivery and also reviewed enhancements included in the new version.

According to the following chart presented during an Ignite session, Microsoft plans to deliver a public beta of SharePoint Server 2016 in the fourth quarter of this year. The product is planned for “general availability” release in the second quarter of 2016, but a “release candidate” version will precede that final product. Here is the SharePoint 2016 roadmap:

SharePoint 2016 Roadmap and Features

Watch the “Evolution of SharePoint” Ignite session, pr…

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