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Kristen

Improving SharePoint User Adoption

August 19, 2015
By:
Kristen

Kiddos aren’t the only ones heading back to school. We’ve launched a 7-day email course that teaches you how to build a SharePoint intranet site that people actually want to use. Earlier this summer, my colleague, Ben Smith and I gave a webinar presentation on increasing SharePoint user adoption to improve the return on your SharePoint investment. Read More...

Kenny

Microsoft SSIS as an Alternative to BCS (Business Connectivity Services)

July 31, 2015
By:
Kenny

SharePoint developers and power users have had a love-hate relationship with SharePoint’s BCS and its’ older brother BDC (Business Data Catalog). BCS requires several services to be installed along with some user accounts and permissions. If any of those services become unresponsive or go offline, BCS becomes effectively useless along with any SharePoint Read More...

Ron

SharePoint Online is Slow! 5 Ways to Improve Slow Performance Issues

May 28, 2015
By:
Ron

Here are the top five reasons that you may notice your SharePoint Online is slow, or that your environment is running slower than expected… 1. Structural navigation: This is the most common and has most impact on performance.  The Structural Navigation functionality generates hierarchical navigation by dynamically crawling through the SharePoint site.  This could mean possibly hundreds Read More...

Ron

SharePoint Server Roles for the Upcoming SharePoint Online 2016 Release

May 22, 2015
By:
Ron

Microsoft Ignite 2015 Highlight

Bill Baer, Microsoft Technical Product Manager and Certified Master presents “What’s New for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016” at Microsoft Ignite 2015.

In typical SharePoint deployments, SharePoint servers typically serve a dedicated server “role”, depending on which features have been enabled.  For example, Web Front End and App Read More...

Sandra

Infographic: Office 365 and SharePoint Online Adoption in the Oil & Gas Industry

March 20, 2015
By:
Sandra

Microsoft Office 365 lets you invest more capital into your wells and less on IT infrastructure. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about upgrades or managing servers and network infrastructure. Wondering if it’s time to move your oil and gas enterprise to the cloud?
Let’s face it, oil and gas is lagging other industries Read More...

Benjamin

Is Your SharePoint Farm Ready for Kim Jong Un?

January 22, 2015
By:
Benjamin

If you play a part in managing or administering SharePoint at your company, the Sony hack might be more frightening to you than any movie released this year. The hackers looted Sony’s network and released sensitive employee information, confidential intellectual property, and even embarrassing emails. You don’t have any of these on your servers, do Read More...

Carol

SharePoint Trends for 2014

April 3, 2014
By:
Carol

SharePoint is an application platform that allows you to take control of the content and documents that you put on the Internet. Though the capabilities are present in SharePoint for use with external websites (like the kinds that your customers use to find out more information about your business), most companies have been using SharePoint for Read More...

Carol

InfoPath Retirement: The Doctor is In

February 24, 2014
By:
Carol

SharePoint Consulting Prescribes Solutions to Fit Your Business SharePoint consulting is often not unlike being a doctor. When a patient visits their doctor, she doesn’t assume that penicillin is the fix for everyone who walks in the door. Instead, a cure is recommended based on specific symptoms. The same goes for our customers. When we first engage Read More...

Ron

SharePoint Consulting: Solutions to Common BCS Errors

February 4, 2014
By:
Ron

Solving BCS Errors with SharePoint Consulting My recent SharePoint consulting work has involved working through a few BCS errors. Programmatically accessing BCS External Lists in SharePoint is a bit like working in a parallel universe.  Most list access rules will continue to apply, however there are some very special caveats that one must remember. For the reader’s Read More...

Ron

SharePoint Consulting: Workflow Not Found

January 28, 2014
By:
Ron

Managing New Workflow Manager Installation with SharePoint Consulting I needed to remove a Web Front End (WFE) from a SharePoint farm for development reasons, but afterwards we noticed that workflows stopped working.  To remedy this, I decided to just re-install Workflow Manager on the main WFE.  Though this is not normally a recommended practice, we had few Read More...

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Knowledge Base

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BLOG: Master Data Management with the SQL Server Stack

Many solutions exist in the marketplace for Master Data Management, such as Informatica, IBM InfoSphere, and Oracle MDM, even including industry specialists such as EnergyIQ. However, many software buyers don’t...

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BLOG: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hire an Offshore Developer

Offshoring your outsourced software product development may seem like an easy choice based on cost but the decision is really much more nuanced than just straight dollars and cents. #1:...

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BLOG: Why go agile?

Simply put, an agile methodology allows you to deliver the most business value per dollar spent.  The foundation of agile lies in its iterative process – every 2-4 weeks, the development team...

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