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Upcoming Tech Events.
Tech events coming your way this March and beyond! Watch out for: The Microsoft Server and Tools team People-Centric IT workshops and Transform the Datacentre workshops which are running at various locations till June. These are ½ day and delivered jointly with our one of our strategic partners...
14 Mar 2014
A Day in the Life: 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...
13 Mar 2014
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...
5 Mar 2014
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...
5 Mar 2014
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...
23 Jan 2014
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...
21 Nov 2013
Protecting your legacy data in the great migration to the cloud
By Dana Simberkoff, Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, AvePoint . For most organisations worldwide, it’s no longer a matter of “if” they will move to the cloud but rather “what” they will put in the cloud. Keeping everything on-premises within the...
25 Oct 2013
Empowering End Users via Automation
By Jeremy Thake , VP of Global Product Innovation at AvePoint Inc . You’ve got your Microsoft SharePoint deployment up and running, and your SharePoint Admins have spent countless hours tidying things up to ensure your infrastructure architecture is under control. But there has to...
25 Sep 2013
Support relief – how automation eliminated most of our manual management tasks
By John Berkoski - Head of Consulting, PointBeyond Ltd Our consulting business focuses on developing advanced SharePoint-based business solutions for customers who want to get more out of their existing SharePoint installations. We knew we were good at it by the number of repeat customers...
23 Sep 2013
Information Security Checklist: Is Your SharePoint Data Safe & Secure?
By Robert B. Yonaitis, CIPP/IT, VP of Software Engineering and Standards at AvePoint Everywhere you turn today you hear about various instances of data loss and data breaches, all of which lead to a general sense of data insecurity. These issues range from loss to theft, or even taking of personal...
19 Aug 2013
Microsoft Server Virtualisation
By Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. Overview All businesses are constantly looking at ways to save more or become more efficient and one of the largest drains on funds is normally the IT department, a necessary evil really in most businesses eyes. Without...
18 Jul 2013
Guest Post: Microsoft Office Specialist – SharePoint Importance
Sustained User Adoption is vital to ensure people using SharePoint remain productive and proactive. Pro-activity is key, since the reliance on SharePoint support will grow based – success breeds success; on solving user queries, meeting and solving business information and collaborative challenges using...
8 May 2013
The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!
Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
7 May 2013
Top Tip: SharePoint items recovery made easy with Veeam Explorer
“ I accidentally deleted a file from SharePoint and I really need to get it back! ” Is this the kind of sentence that generates a wave of panic in your helpdesk team? So far, the process of backup and restoration in the SharePoint world could be a complex proposition requiring very specific skills, a...
7 May 2013
Guest Post: Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013
Introduction A thronging SharePoint 2013 site can generate a lot of new content. The improved social features in SharePoint 2013 can generate dramatic amounts of new, frequently changing content in a large organisation. When you couple this with the ubiquity of this content in SharePoint, this could...
7 May 2013
Webcast: Bing Maps and SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise
Date/Time: Tue Feb 26, 2013, 9:00 AM, USA Pacific Duration: 1 Hour Session Overview: You are invited to attend this webcast to learn how solutions that integrate Bing Maps and SharePoint help organizations gain greater insight from their business data to make smarter business...
18 Feb 2013
Guest Post: Consumerization and SharePoint security challenges
By Geoff Evelyn I was a guest speaker on a general SharePoint Security Webcast today, which was great fun. On the agenda was security of SharePoint relating to mobile devices. Unfortunately, the session did not manage to get into that topic, and I was so keen to talk about it. To counter, I’ve provided...
3 Dec 2012
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...
31 Jul 2012
Guest Post: Part 3–Highly Available BI: Me , Myself and I
About Chris Chris Testa-O'Neill is a Senior Consultant for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, sole author of the MCTS SQL Server 2008 Microsoft E-Learning courses and technical...
16 Jul 2012
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...
9 Jul 2012
Consumerization and SharePoint Security
Geoff Evelyn is a Microsoft MVP and has an active interest in SharePoint security and the consumerization of IT. He recently attended an event and has put together an article that moves beyond that event. The article talks about how personal devices as part of Consumerization have impacted...
4 Jul 2012
The Week that Was 7-14 May
Last week we had a bit of an events and training week with workshops, bootcamps and more. Workshop: SharePoint AND Custard! Effective SharePoint Requirements with Serious Games Get Free Training with Windows Azure Online Bootcamps in May Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec SQL Relay 2012 This...
14 May 2012
Whitepaper: Delivering Maximum Business Value With A SharePoint Based Application Strategy
Microsoft Partner PointBeyond have just released a new whitepaper about SharePoint which details the strategic approaches for getting the most out of this technology. IT decision makers are under pressure to deliver more with fewer resources. At the same time, many are struggling to cope with a backlog...
12 Mar 2012
Key trend in the consumerisation of IT: self service
Consumerisation is an amazing trend; the idea that anyone can make choices about the way they work and the tools they use to get their job done. From an IT point of view it can, at first, look like a scary proposition. All those people bringing in different bits of kit and making you look after them...
18 Jul 2011
European SharePoint Conference 2011, 17-20 October, Berlin
This year’s European SharePoint Conference will take place in Berlin from 17-20 October. Aimed at a dynamic SharePoint community of IT professionals, business decision makers, developers and end users, there are 90 sessions planned and more than 60 partners attending. The agenda is already taking shape...
16 Jun 2011
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