SharePoint Workflow – Navigating the Options

So, you’ve got SharePoint (2013 or Online) deployed to your organization, and you’re ready to start automating all of those business processes you’ve defined across your business units.  Everyone told you this should be a breeze!  Well, let’s hold on a minute and examine your options before you start deploying all of those cool workflows…

Why are you hosting your own SharePoint Farm?

For many organizations I have spoken with over the past few years, I have noticed 2 specific trends when it comes to SharePoint: 1). “We’re really into the idea of the cloud, how do we do it?” or 2). “The cloud is Evil, we’re never doing it, quit bringing it up” And actually, the more…

Hands on with SharePoint 2016 Preview – Part 1

With the first release of SharePoint 2016 Preview, I wanted to jump right in and begin to get a handle on the evolution of the new 2016 version, and see where Microsoft is headed for the platform.  Let’s not waste any time, let’s do an Upgrade! In-Place Upgrading As with previous versions, we have the…

Migrating from SharePoint On-Prem to SharePoint Online? Some Concerns:

Many organizations are currently attempting to make a decision on their role utilizing cloud technologies.  As the technologies have matured, the cloud has become a much more attractive option for companies that want to simplify their footprint around the services they offer to their customers and internal end users.  This has become especially true with…

SharePoint – What’s Next for the Platform

After having a successful experience at the Microsoft Ignite conference, I wanted to recap a few things I learned, some of the impressions I gathered, and offer my view of what I see as the future of the SharePoint platform… On-Premise is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet While their is still a year…

Next Gen Portals in Office 365

As the Office 365 platform continues to improve and add new features to existing Office 365 offerings, Microsoft is also making a big push to provide Next Gen Portals for customer productivity. At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft showcased some of these new Next Gen Portals, and from my perspective, I can certainly see these easy to…

SharePoint 2016 – What can we expect?

Today, Microsoft has given the first preview of the latest version to the Microsoft SharePoint family.  SharePoint 2016, which is expected to be released in Q2 of 2016 was announced to a packed house at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago.  I got a first hand account of what we can expect: Investment in Hybrid With SharePoint…

Upgrading from SharePoint 2007? Watch out for these gotchas…

As many organizations are beginning to transition from Legacy versions of SharePoint to either the latest version of SharePoint (SharePoint 2013), or make a move to a SAAS offering (SharePoint Online), there are many considerations that should be analyzed before making the big jump. Fab 40 Templates When SharePoint 2007 was released, Microsoft made available…