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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What We Know about SharePoint 2016

Many in IT and network management industries have been waiting impatiently for Microsoft’s next iteration of its SharePoint platform. While Microsoft kept mum throughout much of the development of this new generation of this platform, details regarding what you can expect when the software rolls out in Spring 2016 have begun to emerge. Not surprisingly, it looks like this generation will be chock-full of exciting features and improvements. On-Premises Deployment One big point of concern for many network administrators was whether SharePoint 2016 would include on-premises deployment....

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SharePoint 2013 Search Architecture and Topology

Among a variety of other improvements, one of the most notable changes in SharePoint 2013 was the introduction of an improved search function. The new search functionality varied from prior versions in that it combined SharePoint search and FAST search into a single platform. Prior versions of SharePoint used a variety of different search tools like WSS search, foundation, etc. This created some fundamental inefficiencies and overly complicated architecture. SharePoint 2013 streamlined this structure, while adding a slate of new components and other topology changes; the examples include...

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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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Getting Excited about Sharepoint 2013??

Features and functionality of Sharepoint 2013 Microsoft will unveil its 2013 version of Sharepoint sometime early next year.  In the meantime, Office 2013, 365 Enterprise which was released this summer includes the Sharepoint 2013 server.   Sharepoint is an office-based application used by 78% of fortune 500 companies.  SharePoint can be used to provide “intranet portals,document & file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets,websites, enterprise search, and business intelligence.”   Using cloud technology, the newest version of Sharepoint will include...

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Yousuf Khan Explains How The Ipad Is Changing The Classroom

When going to a technical college one would expect to be not only learning new technologies, but to also be using and implementing new technologies.    Hult International Business School has just made a change that has greatly increased their student’s technological interaction.   Hult has begun implementing the use of the Ipad as a replacement for classroom text books.    The Ipad is given out to all students as a part of their tuition while attending Hult.  Thus far the new implementation has seemed to be a great success as students learn to implement new technologies in their...

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