Top 50 SharePoint Plug-Ins and Web Parts For 2013 and Office 365

SharePoint makes it easier for businesses and individuals to collaborate, manage files, communicate and more; it’s a convenience that has almost become a necessity in such a busy world. With the proper plug-ins, you can make Sharepoint even more convenient. We here at PortalFront  have been exceptionally excited about the 2013 release of SharePoint not only in our hosting packages but also in the way our clients are using the platform and it’s application .  We put together a list of apps that can greatly increase your experience using Sharepoint.  The apps and web...

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Top 10 Tools for Backing up Your SharePoint Site

Backing up your SharePoint site is essential if you don’t want to lose important data. Just like you backup the files on your PC or laptop, you want to take preventative measures to ensure that your important information is safe. After reviewing numerous products and collecting data, we present our list of the top 10 web parts for backing up your SharePoint site: 1.      Backup and Restore for SharePoint by AvePoint This backup option is one of the most user-friendly and flexible options on the market. It’s SLA-driven, and provides a lot of options for the user. It offers a...

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25 Must Read Books for Fellow SharePoint Nerds

There is a wealth of SharePoint information out there – in blogs, tutorials, conferences, etc. However, SharePoint books written by the experts are fantastic because you can refer back to them whenever you need to. Plus, a book contains a huge amount of information you might normally spend days trying to find all over the Internet. Here are the top 25 SharePoint books all SharePoint nerds should have.  1.     SharePoint 2013 – Planet of the Apps by Sahil Malik  Published in October of last year, Planet of the Apps is a refreshing look at the differences in SharePoint 2010 and 2013...

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Top 20 SharePoint Experts You Should Be Following in 2013

If you love learning tips and tricks about SharePoint, want to stay up to date on the latest news and utilize the platform to its full extent, these SharePoint experts are worth following. They are the most influential and knowledgeable individuals about SharePoint and what it can do. They are, in no particular order, listed below.   1. Mark Rhodes Mark Rhodes is an infrastructure consultant in Brisbaine, Australia, typically working with Microsoft technology to offer infrastructure solutions to his clients. Mark has worked with Microsoft platforms for more than 10 years, and a large...

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Top 15 SharePoint Conferences You Should Be Attending in 2013

You can gain a lot of information and useful tips by immersing yourself in the SharePoint world. One of the best ways to do this is to attend conferences held by SharePoint experts and developers. While this list is not a complete list of 2013 SharePoint conferences, it contains some of the top opportunities to broaden your understanding of SharePoint and increase your SharePoint benefits. 1. The Microsoft SharePoint Conference If you go to one SharePoint conference, it should be the Microsoft SharePoint conference. This conference typically attracts anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 people and...

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What is SkyDrive Pro 2013?

 Many individuals have noticed that in SharePoint 2013 there is a the new SkyDrive Pro 2013 function. For many, this function isn’t even active, but it’s present in the context menu. Here, we’ll talk a little about SkyDrive Pro 2013, what it does and how to activate it. What is SkyDrive Pro 2013? SkyDrive is the tool used to move documents and files to the cloud, syncing the files to the portal when individuals are online. This is the personal option and it’s free. However, SkyDrive Pro 2013 is the professional option and it’s the tool businesses or organizations will use to sync...

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How Do You Inherit Permissions from a Parent and Apply it on All Items, Folders, Etc. at Once in a Document Library?

Lists and libraries inherit their permissions from the parent site. So, if the parent site is protected, those lists and libraries will be protected as well. However, you can create unique permissions on individual items if you want, and you’re able to go back and re-inherit the permissions for the entire parent site any time you wish. When you inherit permissions from the parent site, you override any of the individual permissions that have been placed on any one item. Here is how to inherit permissions from the parent site and apply it on all of the items at once: Step 1: Open up the...

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What are Some Tips and Tricks for Making an Effective SharePoint Site?

While utilizing SharePoint to create a site makes things easier, there is still a bit of a learning curve. In order to make an effective site, it’s important to know the best ways to go about making each aspect of that site. Here are some great tips and tricks for making an effective SharePoint site. Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization is important to your SharePoint site because you want visitors to be able to find it. By optimizing the site, you increase the chances that visitors will find it when searching for related topics, products or services. Remember these tricks...

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What Kind of Companies Use SharePoint?

SharePoint is a priceless tool for collaboration and because it’s so versatile, it appeals to a large number of different companies. While most Fortune 500 companies don’t really talk about the type of software they use, many have confirmed that they utilize SharePoint for a variety of projects and management processes. Why It’s Beneficial for Every Business SharePoint is so popular because there are options for each and every type of business or user. From small businesses that have less than 25 employees to corporations that have thousands. It’s a tool that is truly...

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Five Tricks and Benefits To Implement For SharePoint 2013 – Brought to You by the Experts

If you’re on the fence about whether SharePoint 2013 is for you or not, this is a great post for you. It will give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the platform, both the benefits and tricks you can use to make the platform more convenient for you. After scouring the Internet, we’ve come up with these top five tricks for SharePoint 2013, as told by the experts: 1. Conversations in SharePoint 2013 Susan Hanley, of Susan Hanley LLC, has some important conversation information for SharePoint 2013. After researching for months and posing questions to nearly everyone she ran...

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How Much Does a SharePoint License Cost?

A mystery question to many and a hard one to answer, "How much does SharePoint cost?" Trust me you’re asking a very good question. The short answer is that it varies. It’s must like asking how much does a car cost? There are just too many flavors and ‘ways’ to get SharePoint but hopefully I will be able to shed some good insight into it and give you guidance as well help you make a good decision when getting the ‘right SharePoint for you’. SharePoint Background in understanding its cost. SharePoint was first release in 2001 and its evolution since...

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What is a SharePoint List?

The SharePoint list function allows users to collect and share information with team members. From assignment lists to clients’ email addresses, a SharePoint list is a great way to organize information that needs to be accessible to specific members. Users have the option to utilize the standard SharePoint list formats or create custom lists designed to best suit the information they want to collect there. Note: A custom list is simply started from a blank list rather than a template; both are available within the SharePoint dashboard. With a blank list, you’re able to add your own...

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