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I Earned My CIP

I wrote AIIM’s Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam in March 2015. Two hours to answer 100 multiple choice questions across six knowledge areas. I finished in 41 minutes. Frankly, I suggest that anyone who needs the entire two hours should probably not be working in any area related...



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Understanding REST APIs in Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & Custom Development

Understanding REST APIs in Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & Custom Development The REST APIs are very straightforward and easy to use and allow for a platform-agnostic development approach. Each query that is submitted is done via a unique URL, and the returned results can be cached by...

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Developing Workflows in SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online

Workflow Development "From the Consulting Trenches" There has been a complete update to SharePoint 2013 ’s workflow capabilities and overall workflow architecture, as shown in image below, with new features as well as the underlying workflow engine itself receiving a major...

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Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies

A Deep-Dive of SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Proven Development Strategies This blog post will cover the latest tools and technologies for performing custom development on SharePoint Server 2013 , Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure environments. I will also...

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SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 APIs: The Development Options for Accessing Data and Resources

APIs and Development Options for Data and Resources SharePoint 2013’s APIs allow apps, as well as other elements, to connect and integrate with SharePoint’s core features. The development team at EPC Group uses APIs, as shown in the image below, that provide apps their...

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Runaway Trains

I have been involved in systems development for the purpose of information management for over 35 years and one thing has remained constant – feature creep. I’m not sure when people realized it, but well before I started working they learned how project approval works: If you ask...

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Whose SharePoint is It Anyway

Lately, I’ve been reading a series of articles and blog entries aimed at promoting techniques for building solutions faster by using “standard” parts and reusable components – good thoughts, but it makes me worry. I worry because I’ve been around this business long...

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The Audacity of Email

If you are serious about social business and reducing the technostress on your staff and customers, do yourself a favor and make a commitment to go on an email diet in 2012. Need a great reason why? How about this: 33,024. UNREAD. EMAILS. My jaw hit the floor in disbelief as the number sunk...

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I don't always test my code but

One of my twitter friends sent me this picture today, and wow did it strike a chord. Some people try too hard to be “The Most Interesting Man in the World” , many otherwise cautious and well intentioned content management superstars like to test code, changes, and migrations on live...

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