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Identification to Adoption: ''Can a company afford not to be on the cutting edge?''

I recently attempted to answer a question on Quora about when Microsoft would be adding microblogging functionality to SharePoint “out of the box&rdquo

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A New Business Model for SharePoint 2013

While Microsoft focuses on ensuring core collaboration, document management and social capabilities are built into the platform, it depends on partners and other third party application developers to build applications that enhance these basics with richer functionality

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SharePoint Integration and The Seven Deadly Challenges

It must include data migration and transformation functionality and the ability to work concurrently with multiple databases

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Why Large Enterprise and Global SharePoint Deployments Will Not Work in the Cloud

There is a place for a cloud-based SharePoint 2010 deployment in small to medium sized businesses who only mostly require out-of-the-box features and functionality and siloed \ departmental permission strategies

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Maximise SharePoint Value using the “Start Your Day” Game

During our discussions about the “Start Your SharePoint Day” session, I was chatting with the group about how these techniques could be used to unearth opportunities for developing new functionality and generating business value ideas that could be applied to the current platform; “Start Your Day” played as described above, will certainly unearth some of these through attendees discussing missing functionality or problems they encounter, but the focus of the ‘question’ and the way it’s facilitated ‘normally’ doesn’t focus on this, that’s not it’s original goal

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Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment

Understanding Isolation Modes in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Hybrid Deployments In SharePoint 2013: Each “customer” = one site collection under managed path Similar to today Each Web Application = one app pool Similar to today Each Web Application = one URL Similar to today Exception Process for Host Header named site collections (vanity URL’s) Along Side or in an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment: BYO Servers Leverage existing architecture Hybrid Considerations (Seamless SharePoint 2013 On-Prem \ Office 365 Cloud Search Integration) Scaling Web Front-ends and Understanding When to Scale App Scale and Tipping Points EPC Group’s Nationally Recognized Practice Areas EPC Group leading SharePoint , Office 365 , Infrastructure Design and Business Intelligence Practice areas continue to lead the way in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that is tailored to their individual business and functional needs

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SharePoint Consulting - Developing a SharePoint 2010 Steering Committee

The SharePoint Steering Committee is the overall governing body of Microsoft SharePoint that ensures the technology is implemented so that it will fit the business and functional needs of the organization for years to come as well as to ensure the decisions that are made will not affect future upgrades of the technology

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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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Differences between Enterprise Content Management & Records Management in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

A SharePoint file plan consists of information such as: Analyze Record Types Designate Record Owners Determine the organization’s Record Coding Schema Review possible events that can occur for the record Formulate the Retention Period Decide on the Archival or Disposition Determine Version Management Policy It is key to continue to balance your business and functional requirements with the continued planning of the underlying infrastructure requirements of SharePoint during your records management or enterprise content management initiative

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eDiscovery Best Practices in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

The new eDiscovery features and functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365's SharePoint Online provides improved methods to help protect your organization as well as its team members

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