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Beloved SharePoint. Where is it going, into the future, or on the way out? What are the hot topics? What about SharePoint Online and hybrid environments and what are the challenges and the solutions?

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Managing Metadata in SharePoint Can Be a Pain in the You Know What

I am writing blogs aligned with our next webinar Going Meta in SharePoint – Tricks of the Trade, and am somewhat incredulous. Creating term sets can require a lot of time, and I mean a lot of time.…

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SharePoint Folders

The Battle Rages – SharePoint Folders Versus Metadata

I am a huge proponent of metadata. Even though we generate metadata as a business, I will go so far as to say that any metadata is a good thing, even if we didn’t create it. Yet how do I approach managing my own content?…

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Cloud Security

Got a Handle on Cloud Security in SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Yammer? What about Compliance and Records Management Infractions?

The average organization uploads 1.37 TB of data to Yammer, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive each month. That’s the equivalent of 120 million pages of Word documents. And this is only going to increase.…

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Security Breach

Do It Yourself IT – Increasing in Popularity and Increasing Your Risk of a Security Breach

For a couple of years, shadow IT, sometimes referred to as stealth IT, has been under the radar for many organizations. The way I look at it, you reap what you sow. Organizations expect employees to use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops – what a nightmare that must be for the IT professionals supporting them.…

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Term Store

Using the Term Store – Where the Heck Do I Start?

The Term Store has experienced a slow adoption rate. If you don’t invest in a tool to deal with content that is generated and ingested, the Term Store is the best thing available. To clarify, the Term Store is not a taxonomy and can’t be used in that way.…

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SharePoint - Metadata Magic? At Best, Sleight of Hand

Metadata Magic? At Best, Sleight of Hand

I was rereading some of the commentaries from the last Microsoft Ignite conference, and happened upon one about metadata that I had forgotten about. The author was touting the addition of a prompt for end users to add metadata.…

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Information Transparency

Reuse and Repurpose – What’s that?

I could write blogs until the age of 110 about the impact of poor search. In my humble opinion, search is bad and we all know it. I think the plan is to have our personal assistants find information for us, but more about that in another blog.…

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SharePoint Online

What Do You Think of SharePoint as an Enterprise Content Management Solution?

It is predicted that SharePoint Online and Office 365 will give enterprise content management (ECM) vendors a run for their money, in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Content Management.…

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Engineering Search

Engineering Search – Does it Impact the Bottom Line? You Bet

Our last few blogs talked about our new solution for engineering search. This blog focuses on the business benefits, and makes this solution easy to justify.

I know we call it ‘engineering’ search but it really is applicable to professionals in any area of business where information is needed from a variety of sources, such as healthcare, manufacturing, human resources, or financial services.…

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SharePoint Term Set

SharePoint Term Set Creation and Management – Not that Hard Really

Well, it isn’t hard if you have a tool that can help you do it. There are some taxonomy vendors out there offering solutions that natively integrate with the SharePoint Term Store, all to differing degrees.…

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