Sharepoint: A great tool for business

As we know, Microsoft is intertwined with the enterprise business world. In fact, this reputation has been the source of ridicule from Apple users and the like. However, it’s safe to assume that most businesses in the world have used a Microsoft product at some point in time. SharePoint is considered one of the most…

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The SharePoint Advantage: removing obstacles to collaboration

SharePoint is regarded by many IT departments as their Swiss army knife. It enables collaboration, team and project management, electronic content and records management, intranets, extranets, portals and more. All out of the box. However, some businesses still report failing to make full use of the many benefits available. We asked Martin Neale, Managing Director of…

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Auditing SharePoint site collections

Guest post from Trevor Eddolls, CEO iTech-Ed Ltd (www.itech-ed.com), specialists for IT consultancy, analysis, technical education and training, web design, writing, and editing solutions. Read more from Trevor on his mainframe blog and follow him on Twitter. We start the year with another in our series of SharePoint hints and tips from our expert Darren…

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Get the size of all site collections for a Web application

Guest post from Trevor Eddolls, CEO iTech-Ed Ltd (www.itech-ed.com), specialists for IT consultancy, analysis, technical education and training, web design, writing, and editing solutions. Read more from Trevor on his mainframe blog and follow him on Twitter. This week, Darren Pritchard, our SharePoint guru, lays out clearly exactly what needs to be done in order to find…

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File organisation tips: 9 ideas for managing files and folders

The tips in this article can help you master file management by supplying some tips to help you better manage and organise computer files. After you’ve decided on a strategy for organising and managing files and folders, we bet you’ll see improved time management skills and increased productivity. The tips in this article can help…

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4 tips for building connected work teams with online collaboration tools

Anyone who has tried to manage a geographically dispersed work team knows how challenging it can be to keep the lines of communications open and efforts well-coordinated. Time zone differences delay communications, different communications styles cause misunderstandings, and activities are difficult to schedule. To complicate matters, it’s not easy to make sure that everyone has…

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Discover a more accurate way to see one version of the truth

Business intelligence is critical for organisations of any size. You need to know how your business is performing so you can see what’s working and what isn’t. How is your marketing spend increasing sales? What can you learn from geographic or seasonal spikes and troughs in sales? You need information to be relevant, accurate and timely…

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Business productivity at its best

This paper shows how Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office Communications Server contribute to the Microsoft Business Productivity Infrastructure (BPI) which is powerfully designed. The BPI stack approach suggests that only by thinking at a capability level (for example, “What do users want to do?), and then adding the right aspects of…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with PerformancePoint in SharePoint 2010

This is the fifth article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010 •Overview •Excel 2010 and PowerPivot •Excel Services •Visio Services •PerformancePoint Services •Reporting Services and Report Builder was a separate product. Now included in SharePoint 2010, PerformancePoint becomes a set of services configured as a service application, and…

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The Gartner 2010 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals Report Shows a Very Positive Result as Microsoft Moved into the No.1 Position Overtaking IBM

Guest Post by Gartner The portal market continues to consolidate, with most enterprises focusing on a core set of strategic providers. Yet, emerging demands and technology disruptions are raising the bar for value, as well as opening opportunities for new approaches and new entrants. The field of viable portal vendors has narrowed considerably, dropping from…

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