SharePoint is NOT a Silver Bullet

April 27, 2011 Governance

SharePoint is awesome isn’t it? Every day we see projects and business challenges that SharePoint helps us overcome. It’s kind of hard not to begin re-actively saying “SharePoint” as the answer to so many corporate challenges especially as our understanding of what the platform can do matures. This poses a very real danger as SharePoint […]

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Two Simple Tricks for Making Better Estimates

February 21, 2011 Business

Douglas Hubbard is someone I respect immensely. He has an amazing book called “How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of ‘Intangibles’ in Business” that I very highly recommend reading. In fact here is a link to that very book on amazon (buy it). What follows is some advice and simple tricks that can help […]

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New Article: SharePoint Columns You Probably Didn’t Know About

February 18, 2011 Help and Advice

A short time ago I released a new article on NothingButSharePoint.com that was all about a few columns most people aren’t aware of that are extremely useful in SharePoint for developers, architects or end users. “Often I am surprised by how few businesses know about some of the powerful columns based on SharePoint’s publishing features. […]

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Some Awesome SharePoint Conferences in 2011

January 24, 2011 News and Opportunities

It never hurts to reference the multitude of amazing SharePoint conferences and community events that are out there. Take a look at this calendar of all the known SharePoint conferences and community events. They are all good. All of them. Looking for an event and it’s not on the Calendar? Let me know or send […]

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Why Leveraging SharePoint Blog Features For Intranet News Is A Great Idea

January 13, 2011 Help and Advice

Almost every intranet site has news articles of some sort. One very useful technique when building out how news articles work in SharePoint is to use a blog site for hosting the news. This works for both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. Take a look at this post about how to use SharePoint blog sites […]

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Manage WebPart Permissions and Information

January 4, 2011 Governance

I am sure there are posts out there (I found Geoff’s one here) but just in case I wanted to write a quick post highlighting two important aspects about SharePoint WebParts, and the WebPart Gallery (for SharePoint 2007 AND 2010). You can hide certain webparts from certain users/stop them from being able to add these […]

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SharePoint Business Community Pre-Announcement and Events

November 3, 2010 Governance

So over the past while I have been up to quite a lot! From working with many new exciting clients, to engaging with different SharePoint Community initiatives. The SharePoint Business Community Shortly there should be an announcement outlining the SharePoint Business Community. This is a very big investment of energy and time from me, but […]

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Standards Update: SharePoint Content Standards

August 18, 2010 Governance

This is part of an ongoing chain of updates relating to a SharePoint Standards Project where I hope to work with anyone willing to build out some good starting points and standards around SharePoint areas of interest. Here is the current list of standards. This is only the first draft of the SharePoint Content Standards […]

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Standards Update: SharePoint 2007 Development Standards

August 16, 2010 Governance

The first collected Standard has been released in the SharePoint Standards section. SharePoint Development Standards comes from a variety of sources and everyone asked so far seems to agree that these represent the most important ones for SharePoint 2007. I am working on the SharePoint 2010 adjustments. There will be a considerable amount more and […]

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What does SharePoint do for you?

June 15, 2010 News and Opportunities

One thing anyone who works in the SharePoint space gets asked regularly (or asks) is how are other people using SharePoint? Not always from a strategic level, but more from a common user perspective. After discussing this common question with Bonnie Surma we decided the creation of a Survey would help not only us, but many of […]

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