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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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Marketing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Part 2

Our objective was to see if we could manage our sales effort and use Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 as a stand alone, out-of-the-box marketing solution.  Our goal was to use built in email and phone campaign functionality.  We wanted to see if we could use Dynamics CRM without third party add-ins or services like Constant Contact, or Mail Chimp.  Another important criteria is that we wanted to avoid solutions that required customization, .Net Programming or database modification code. There is no technical revelation to what we did, just simple data manipulation using Dynamics CRM feature…

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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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