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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Service – Deciding Between Cloud and On-premise

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com In terms of providing a SharePoint service, you will need to understand how an effective support model can be provided for SharePoint cloud-based solutions (through Office 365), as opposed to on...
  • Blog Post: A Brave new SharePoint Hybrid World

    Steve Smith is the owner of Combined Knowledge in the UK and Mindsharp in the US and has been a SharePoint MVP for the last 9 years, an MCT for 15 years and has recently been made a Microsoft Regional Director. Steve is also the founder of the UK SharePoint User Group now in its 9 th year which is the...
  • Blog Post: Is Microsoft Azure the right choice for your SharePoint implementation?

    Blair Hainsworth , Technical Solutions Professional, AvePoint Historically, Microsoft SharePoint has not typically been a lightweight solution. Designed as an enterprise platform, businesses could deploy SharePoint on-premises with the confidence that it delivered the most multifaceted collaboration...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options - Part 4

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series. Guidance Workflow involves the various tasks that employees must complete on a business activity, and these tasks often occur in a specific order...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options - Part 2

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series. Options for SharePoint on-premise In SharePoint 2003, there was no workflow platform. This changed when SharePoint 2007 came onto the horizon, with...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options - Part 1

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series. Let’s take a service delivery examination concerning workflow provisions around SharePoint, Office365, Windows Azure and what implications there...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Workflow: Service Delivery options - Part 3

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com This article is part of a four part series. Options for SharePoint Dedicated Online through Office365 With SharePoint Server 2010, and with SharePoint Online for Office 365 for enterprises...
  • Blog Post: Port, Pies and SharePoint Support 2014

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. Merry Christmas Everyone! As the seasonal period quickly approaches, the discussions concerning what happens to supporting SharePoint over the holiday either approaches, or has been covered...
  • Blog Post: Is the cloud the right tool for your business & how do you know?

    Alan Richards has been working in IT for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows, Exchange and SharePoint. Alan is currently Senior Consultant with Foundation SP, a SharePoint services and delivery company...
  • Blog Post: How to talk to Marketing and get yourself heard

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. I know it can be a terrible thing to consider...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and the Internet of Things

    The following article is contributed by Geoff Evelyn , S harePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. Consider the conundrum of the artist who paints themselves into a picture. The artist is depicting a painting of him/herself painting a landscape. During painting the picture, the artist feels...
  • Blog Post: Aligning Skills with Real World Business Benefits

    This post is contributed by Steve Smith , SharePoint MVP, owner of Combined Knowledge and Co-Founder of the UK SharePoint User Group . This article deals with the subject of ‘ Aligning skills with real world business benefits’ and why continued investment in technology skillsets is even...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and the Emergence of the Data Scientist

    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP owner of www.sharepointgeoff.com As the use of content management systems evolve with users adding more, ahem, "content", the organizations accountable for those content systems will need to ensure that they build in people resources who can manage that content...
  • Blog Post: Presentations, (IT) Pro’s and Pizza: A Career Evening in Review

    As a wise individual once said, “Don’t change yourself for the job, change the job to suit you”. This is a piece of advice that we’ve taken to heart recently, but don’t read into that, this isn’t a public resignation post. Rather, if you’ve read Andrew’s...
  • Blog Post: IT Pros Unplugged: John Timney - 'Managing Architect'

    I was lucky enough to track down SharePoint expert John Timney last month (in-between numerous speaking gig’s, might I add) and persuade him to pen down his experiences and daily adventures to kick-off our IT Pro ‘A Day in the Life’ series. This is the first in a series of up close...
  • Blog Post: A roundup of the announcements at SharePoint Conference 2014

    There have been quite a few announcements at the SharePoint Conference 2014 this week – here’s a quick digest: One Drive for Business (the product formerly known as SkyDrive Pro): There’s a new standalone OneDrive for business subscription plan that includes Office Online, and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Taking Care of Business: Using Yammer Social Analytics to Assess SharePoint Productivity

    Ever wonder why and how social platforms in SharePoint are really increasing productivity and collaboration? Don't wonder. Get the facts. Find out how Yammer, the leading Social platform integrated into SharePoint portals, is creating better communication, engagement and collaboration within organizations...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Events.

    Microsoft official and Community tech events coming your way this August and beyond. Which event are you going to? Let us know via @TechNetUK. Featured Event MVP Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow. In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to...
  • Blog Post: Careers Advice for the IT Professional

    I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans. A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about...
  • Blog Post: Molnsatsning lyfter SATS

    En aggressiv molnstrategi med tyngdpunkt på produkter från Microsoft ger träningskedjan SATS en bättre IT-miljö. Därmed underlättas företagets fortsatta expansion samtidigt som kunderna erbjuds bättre service. Träningstrenden i Sverige håller...
  • Blog Post: New for BI in Excel 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 SP1

    Empower all users to gain breakthrough insights as a natural part of their day-to-day activities using PowerPivot and PowerView, now in Excel. Analyse data ranging from a few rows to hundreds of millions of rows with extreme analytical performance on your desktop using Excel data models powered...
  • Blog Post: The Week that Was 2nd - 9th July

    Having had a week at TechEd Europe it is no surprise that last week was a busy one full of exciting new content as well as the latest updates from the event. Microsoft, and Hadoop for Big Data TechEd Europe: A Video Diary Free E-Book: Inside Windows Server 2012 Consumerization and SharePoint Security...
  • Blog Post: Publishing Applications in the Cloud with InfoPath Forms and Office 365

    Ian Woodgate is Managing Director of PointBeyond Limited , the UK’s leading SharePoint Business Application specialists. Ian has a background in financial services and and IT. He has worked with SharePoint since its first release as a developer and subsequently as a solution architect. Ian regularly...
  • Blog Post: 7 ways of identifying a Super-Duper SharePoint Support Person

    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. Look through the job advertisements for any online job site or computer journal for an indicator of what most organisations seems to regard as a key attribute of SharePoint support staff. The need, desire and hunt for technical...
  • Blog Post: ClearPeople provides Stena with four public-facing websites built on SharePoint 2010

    Summary Stena recognised an opportunity to upgrade their current Web Content Management System (WCMS) for four of their business units' public-facing websites to SharePoint 2010. ClearPeople had already delivered a SharePoint Document Management solution to Stena and because of their extensive experience...