Product Validation: BoostSolutions Column/View Permission

Written by Kathryn Birstein. Posted in Product Validation Reports

This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Kathryn Birstein delivers independent validation of BoostSolutions SharePoint Column/View Permission capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments.

This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision.

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Product Review: Nintex Analytics – Business Insight into SharePoint Adoption

Written by Joel Oleson. Posted in Administration & Infrastructure

You've been there, you're looking for good analytics, but every tool you seem to run only tells you what it can find in the IIS logs. You are interested in the content and users together not just by itself. It's not that hard to find out who your top users are, you want to know if they are doing good things or malicious things. You want to know how the environment itself is performing. Just because people are hitting the pages, doesn't tell you how adoption itself is going. With Adoption and engagement being the ultimate goal, Nintex Analytics is peering directly into what is being stored, used, searched, checked out, by whom, and where we are in the workflow.

Product Review: Real Time Collaboration on SharePoint with Sazneo

Written by Joel Oleson. Posted in Business Solutions

I recently spent some time with the people from Sazneo. The first thing I really noticed was their emphasis on providing real time actionable communication. They are focused on decision making and the ability for teams and people to communicate real time in the context of their data without having to factor in time zones or distance. Rather than taking you out of SharePoint, this tight integration provides rich chat and communication right in the SharePoint interface. If you've got users on the go, there's an iPad, iPhone, Android or BlackBerry web app to keep you connected.

SharePoint for Knowledge Management

Posted in Business Solutions

I’ve attended many conferences and sessions about knowledge management and SharePoint over the years, and have come to realize that there is a lot you can learn from the knowledge management community as a whole. While broader in scope and essentially independent of SharePoint, knowledge management presents many great concepts that are highly relevant and applicable to SharePoint design and governance. In fact, knowledge management should be a high-level design goal for any information system architecture.

Understanding Claims in SharePoint 2010

Posted in Security & Governance

At the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, California back in October, there were several hot topics presented throughout the week. Among these were several sessions on claims and using claims in SharePoint 2010 for interesting security-related scenarios like authentication.  This topic is particularly important in the identity management space right now. For those who are just starting to learn about claims, this article will look at the basics and give you a foundation for the concept of claims, and how they can be used in various business and data governance scenarios.

Product Validation: harmon.ie for SharePoint and Outlook

Written by Joel Oleson. Posted in Product Validation Reports

This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Joel Oleson, one of the industry’s most renowned SharePoint expert, delivers independent validation of harmon.ie for SharePoint capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments.

This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision.

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Product Review: Increase Adoption and Simplify User Experience with harmon.ie for SharePoint

Written by Joel Oleson. Posted in Business Solutions

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One of the most important words in any user adoption strategy with SharePoint is streamline, a.k.a., integrating SharePoint processes into your existing workplace culture.  I’ve been using harmon.ie for SharePoint for the last few weeks and wanted to share my thoughts and impressions.  By the way, harmon.ie is pronounced ‘harmony.’ (For those of us that get thrown off by the .ie top-level domain, it’s far from Ireland - the corporate offices are in California.).

2012 is the Year for SharePoint Governance

Posted in Security & Governance

In 2012, governance is a hot topic in SharePoint. New adopters may wonder what all the fuss is about, but, as SharePoint continues to see double digit growth year after year, all those new users surging onto the platform will require care, channeling, guidance, and oversight. Governance can take many different forms; but, at its most elemental level, governance is really guidance.  It not only keeps things on track, but it is an essential response to widespread adoption and a necessary component for fostering sustained growth and usage.

As you might expect, there are many competing definitions of governance. I’ve heard antivirus software described as governance. I’ve also heard site provisioning workflows described as governance. Establishing and sustaining governance programs is twice as hard if you can’t get agreement on what governance means ...

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