The Amazing Adventures of Geek Girl

Tara Hellier at Microsoft. ECM, EPM, Enterprise Search, Office and so many other shiny things.

June, 2009

  • Enterprise Search from Microsoft - Comparison

    Microsoft has three main offerings in the enterprise search space, from small scale search to solutions that are scalable to support extremely demanding search challenges. The table below, taken from the Microsoft Enterprise Search website , gives an...
  • Qualities of Successful Enterprise Search Solution

    There are numerous components of an enterprise search solution that will determine whether or not it is successful:   Results Relevancy   The results returned must be relevant for the users' needs. Providing relevant search results in an enterprise...
  • The Need for Enterprise Search

      We all use search everyday - particularly on the Internet. We take it for granted as the starting point to find information, from a variety of different sources. We also expect search results to be timely, relevant and ordered. This standard of...
  • Exciting Office 2010 Announcements!

    As well as announcing the Exchange 2010 beta availability , other exciting Office 2010 news has recently been announced by Microsoft.   The next wave of Office products will include Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010...
  • Benefits of being a Microsoft Partner - Registered, Certified and Certified Gold

    There are numerous benefits of being a Microsoft partner , including: Building networks within Microsoft and with other Microsoft partners Access to Microsoft software and in-depth product information Promote your offerings on Microsoft.com   There...
  • Internet Sites built on SharePoint Server 2007

    When they hear 'SharePoint', most people think intranet, but did you know some fantastic Internet sites are built on SharePoint Server 2007?   Below are some of my personal favourites:   Penguin Spinebreakers Great use of embedded videos, search...
  • SharePoint Server 2007 - Customising the Look and Feel of Sites

    In this demo, recorded by Chris Parkes , a fellow PTS, we look at how the look and feel of SharePoint Server sites can be customised using the sample master pages, available to download here . Chris shows the 4 styles, each available in different colours...
  • SharePoint Server 2007 - People and Personalisation

    In this demo, recorded by Chris Parkes , a fellow PTS, we look at how SharePoint Server can be used to find information about people within an organisation, including what distribution list memberships and colleagues you have in common.   Chris demonstrates...
  • SharePoint Server 2007 - Collaboration

    In this demo, recorded by Chris Parkes , a fellow PTS, we look at how SharePoint Server can be used as a collaboration tool.   Chris creates a new SharePoint site based on the team site template, using the site creation wizard within the SharePoint...
  • SharePoint Server 2007 - Business Processes and Forms

    In this demo, recorded by Chris Parkes , a fellow PTS, we look at how SharePoint Server can make use of InfoPath forms and workflow to improve and simplify business processes.   Chris first creates a Forms Library on a SharePoint site, to store completed...
  • Project Management for Microsoft SI Partners - Timesheets

    As many Microsoft partners (particularly SI partners) organise their customer engagements into short to medium term projects, they may benefit from some of the capabilities provided by the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution. The purpose...
  • Project Management for Microsoft SI Partners - Project Workspaces

    As many Microsoft partners (particularly SI partners) organise their customer engagements into short to medium term projects, they may benefit from some of the capabilities provided by the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution. The purpose...
  • Project Management for Microsoft SI Partners - Resource Allocation and Visibility

    As many Microsoft partners (particularly SI partners) organise their customer engagements into short to medium term projects, they may benefit from some of the capabilities provided by the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution. The purpose...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 6: Slide Libraries

    In this series of blog posts, I will be highlighting some of the integration between Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend reading the Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 5: Workflows on Documents

    In this series of blog posts, I will be highlighting some of the integration between Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend reading the Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 4: Document Versioning

      In this series of blog posts, I will be highlighting some of the integration between Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend reading the Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 3: Document Metadata

    In this series of blog posts, I will be highlighting some of the integration between Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend reading the Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 2: Document Check In/ Check Out

    In this series of blog posts, I will be highlighting some of the integration between Office 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend reading the Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies...
  • Office and SharePoint; Better Together - Part 1: Document Workspaces

    SharePoint is an amazing product - it acts as a collaboration, portal, search, content management and business intelligence tool. However, as with most Microsoft technologies., SharePoint's capability and functionality is significantly increased when...
  • SharePoint is the Answer!

    Some time ago, my colleague Jess Meats recorded a parody quiz show to highlight some of the key features of SharePoint. It's well worth watching if you have 3 minutes to spare and fancy a little light relief!