SharePoint Permissions Guide – Getting Started

Before SharePoint’s time company files and information were dispersed and hard to access. Files were in emails attachments, file shares and print documents. Enterprises and information technologists have been fighting a battles to make this information consolidated and easier to find and access. SharePoint was the perfect tool to house this data and make it accessible at people’s finger tips. Ironically, this solution has created new challenges: The information was too easily accessible and could get to the wrong hands. Information is the enterprise’s most valuable assets....

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SharePoint News Slider/Carousel Options

In this article, I want to address a frustration and observation that I have notice about SharePoint overall in the past 10 years of experience with it. My observation is that SharePoint and Microsoft for that matter failed at coming up with a solid news webpart or sliders for SharePoint that is fully featured and sexy looking that displays news, blogs, and content in an attractive, modern age, web 2.0 style that reflects a mature Microsoft product. Specifically I am frustrated at the lack of SharePoint sliders. This is frankly a disappointment to me because they have made progress in other...

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SharePoint On Premise vs Office 365

This infographic is finally here which I’ve been working on. This answers in quick overview many of the sentiments and questions we get about SharePoint. Companies ask for SharePoint but are often confused to say the least. SharePoint on-premise with its three flavors of Foundation, Standard and Enterprise already used to cause some confusion for people which required experts to lead them into making the right decision there. Now, with SharePoint Online and Office 365, there is a bigger spike than ever in the confusion. Now, companies have to decipher between the pros and cons of NOT 3...

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What’s new in PowerPivot v2?

Pivotstream is the first company to release a Cloud PowerPivot solution back in 2010.  In July 2012, PowerPivot v2 was released.  PowerPivot helps mid to large companies aggregate billions of rows of data of disparate information to be used for analysis in business operations. Two shortfalls of the early version of PowerPivot was the inability to create multiple relationships between tables.  Users were able to work around those issues, but version two allows for multiple relationships between tables. Secondly, grouping based on hierarchies is innate to pivot tables by default.  But...

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Understanding Extranets and How They Change Businesses

What Are Extranet Solutions and How Can They Help Your Business? Extranet solutions are great communication vehicles that you can use to strengthen the relationships you have with your partners and your clients. While communication inside a company is necessary in order to increase participation, engagement, and business productivity, Extranet solutions are more focused on how you manage to develop a network of business relationships outside your company, to and from it. Coming to the needs of business owners, SharePoint has already created a useful add-in called SharePoint Extranet...

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What Are Online Project Management Solutions for Businesses?

Businesses need various tools and software in order to function well in today’s society, marked by the evolution of Internet. The online environment presents many challenges, as the way communication is done has changed drastically over the course of no more than a decade. What businesses search more than anything else is a tool that can help them manage their projects, while harnessing the power of the online environment. Such a tool is SharePoint, specialized in document management and not only, and a solution already embraced by many companies operating online. Why do I need an online...

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