What a long title for a post, right? And with the current trend to scripting installs, why would anyone in their right mind manually configure anything in SharePoint. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t plan on configuring the Search Topology. In fact, this manual configuration was done as part of my poorly… Continue reading Manually Configure SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application Topology
“I’m new to SharePoint. I have a background in ColdFusion, HTML, Java, Ruby, C++, Photoshop, (insert previous life here), etc., and now I want to learn SharePoint. Where should I start?” If you are trying to learn SharePoint, even getting started can be a little intimidating. SharePoint information is available in many forms: books, blogs,… Continue reading How Should I Learn SharePoint?
While I’m not at TechEd Atlanta today, it’s good to see that The Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team announced that SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is “on track for release at the end of June” 2011. While I’m sure there are plenty of bug fixes included, I’m specifically interested in the following updates that are… Continue reading Service Pack 1 announced for SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Project 2010, and Project Server 2010
SharePoint 2010 is great, but what are the Top 5 enhancements or new features that are available in SharePoint 2010? Everyone who works with SharePoint will have their own Top 5 lists. Social Network. The world is now social. I know, in reality the world has always been social. The entire Internet is based upon… Continue reading Five Best Improvements in SharePoint 2010
One of the key potential uses of Search Server 2010 Express is to provide a great search engine for your existing public facing website. I work with a lot of different associations that run a lot of different CMS platforms. While I’m a huge fan of utilizing the CMS capabilities of SharePoint 2010 for a… Continue reading Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express Part 2: External Content Source
Nearly every association, charity, and nonprofit that I’ve ever worked with uses videos in some capacity. Videos for member certification training, videos for volunteer training, videos for free, videos for sale, Learning Management System(LMS) integration, Webinars, Conferences, grass roots mobilization, advertising, member created videos, news and much more. Videos have been in use longer than… Continue reading Share your Video with SharePoint
As with any consulting engagement, it is extremely important to understand what is considered “in scope”. What is even more important to the paying client is being clear on what is “out of scope”. Microsoft does a good job of clarifying this question when working with Advisory Services related designing and implementing workflows in SharePoint… Continue reading SharePoint Workflow Configuration or Development
SharePoint has extremely robust content storage capabilities. Being such a robust framework, there are no “wrong ways” to use SharePoint. Sure, I’ve seen SharePoint poorly implemented, but that actually speaks to the capabilities of the platform. Due to the feature rich toolset, there are literally hundreds of ways to configure and use SharePoint. Some are… Continue reading SharePoint Folders vs Metadata… the ultimate battle!
I will be presenting a SharePoint 2010 session on Tuesday morning, July 13, at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago, IL. SharePoint 2010 is poised to completely revolutionize how organizations connect people, processes, and information. SharePoint 2010 has arrived and there are three big questions on everyone’s mind: What are the key functional improvements in SharePoint… Continue reading FREE SharePoint 2010 Session in Chicago on July 13
SharePoint Foundation 2010 is an incredible product. Not only does it provide robust collaboration capabilities, web site management tools, security management tools, and data integration tools, but SharePoint Foundation 2010 is free. Foundation 2010 is available to download from Microsoft today and can be used for any type of site, internal or external. I’ll be… Continue reading Installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 Stand-alone