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Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Overview: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive EPC Group’s SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 information architecture consultants have recently worked on a large number of enterprise SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 initiatives with a strong...

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SharePoint 2010 Web Standards, Accessibility, and Usability Quick Reference Guide

Solution Custom Control Adapter Override the rendering Drawbacks Breaks WPSC Web Part Pages and SharePoint Problem Renders hidden Web Part Zone using hidden input fields Input fields directly in the page instead of wrapped in a div Solution Custom Page Adapter Wrap the contents in a div ImageField and SharePoint 2010 Problem Uses HTML 4.01 to store the image value Solution In code: retrieve the value as ImageFieldValue and write the img tag yourself In XSLT: This is a more advanced area for skilled SharePoint Subject Matter Experts In-line Styles \ SharePoint 2010 Problem Using the style attribute is not allowed Solution Custom Page Adapter Regex replace Drawbacks Very expensive You may some lose branding/functionality CSS Styles and SharePoint 2010 Problem CSS validation returns errors Solution Replacing with your own CSS (Corporately Approved) Drawbacks Requires some serious customization and configuraton Rich Text Editor \ SharePoint 2010 Problem WAI:ARIA markup not in XHTML DTD Solution Custom Control Adapter Regex replace Drawbacks Expensive on large pages JavaScript Links Problem Links with href="javascript:" Solution Custom Page Adapter Regex rewrite of links Drawbacks Very expensive You may lose some functionality Key Lessons Learned Implementing web standards and accessibility in SharePoint 2010 is easier than in the previous release, SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 Plan for accessibility from the begining of the project – Get your roadmap and governance strategies for all areas in place Accessible branding is the key to success Be careful what you promise and vet it with SharePoint developers to ensure its possible Accessibility on the Internet doesmatter 508 Compliance is something that is becoming more critical everyday and auditors are looking for 508 Compliance issues I have been asked by a large number of clients over the last few months about this topic and felt that a quick reference guide to best practices would be helpful to the readers

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Hybrid Office 365 Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration

Hybrid Search Deep-dive: SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 Integration One of the most common configurations that is starting to emerge into today’s IT landscape is that of a hybrid cloud architecture and is something you must plan for in your organization's long...

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Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 - An EPC Group Case Study

Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud - EPC Group Case Study This blog post will provide "from the consulting trenches" ( Hybrid Cloud ) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 ...

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EPC Group’s SharePoint Server 2010 End User Training Guide

As you complete the Training Guide, remember to apply the concepts you have learned to your own work This course assumes you have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with navigating web sites

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