Managing Issues in SharePoint in Three Easy Steps
SharePoint 2016 Release Candidate has just been released and there is going to be a lot of talk about new features and functionality that SharePoint 2016 will offer and we’ll definitely be part of that discussion. In the meantime, I thought I would get back to basics of SharePoint and discuss core functionality which is […]
What Is Metadata and Why Do We Care?
Metadata is defined as “data about data.” This is a terrible definition; let’s see if we can make better sense of it. If we examine: What can we deduce? It’s a word file, created 24/11/2011, 26 KB in size and based on the file name, it’s a performance review for employee 1244. All this information […]
Categorizing in SharePoint, the correct way!
The list of names is actual data from a production system that my company is working with (no we did not write it, but we need to extract data from it). Carefully take a look at how many variations of spelling (and misspellings). This system has the user entering a location in a textbox and […]
How to deploy SharePoint successfully the first time
Let’s take a look at what history has taught us in the IT world. We build or buy an application, we install that application and then we roll the application out to the users. Our job is now done and we move on to the next application. If we are rolling out SharePoint we follow the […]
Why SharePoint? Part II
I am amazed at the popularity and the comments I have received from my original blog post Why SharePoint? I seemed to have hit a nerve with a number of people and I appreciate your feedback. I want to continue my original thoughts and elaborate further. At the risk of getting lynched, let me say […]