Architecture

Leveraging Search Web Parts and Display Templates

Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

One of my main focuses the past 4-5 years has been leveraging the Search Infrastructure to help deliver dynamic content to portals and Intranets.  In previous versions of SharePoint I leaned heavily on the underlying APIs to deliver custom solutions.  This was both because the underlying APIs allowed more precise querying and because it gave […]

Commentary on Purpose Based Licensing

Posted by on April 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

Dan Holme recently had an interesting piece of commentary in the SharePoint Pro magazine titled It’s Time to Break Up the SharePoint Brand in which he advocated breaking the product into purpose based bundles instead of the behemoth platform it is now.  I agree with much of what Dan wrote, including his two main points […]

Finding Duplicate Items and The Duplicates Keyword

Posted by on April 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I have had a few questions around de-duping files within a SharePoint environment recently so I set off to do some research to identify a good solution.  Based on past experiences I knew that SharePoint identifies duplicates while performing an index of the content so I expected this would be part of the solution. Upon […]

Shared Link: SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Diagram

Posted by on December 31, 2010 at 10:57 am

I do not often link to another blog post as part of one on my site, but this one was too good to pass up.  For those of you interested in SharePoint 2010’s Social Features, here is  great diagram of of how all of the components and services fit together.  It is extremely valuable to […]

SharePoint Governance and Continuous Improvement

Posted by on October 25, 2010 at 8:14 am

There are a number of reasons why I have seen SharePoint Governance stall in many environments, but one of the most common reasons and the one I would like to address today, is the problem of trying to take or address too much scope at once.  There are a lot of topics that roll into […]

Keys to Long Term SharePoint Stability and Success

Posted by on October 11, 2010 at 9:09 am

Recently I have been called into a few environments where the customers were having some serious performance problems or had features that were no longer working.  It really nailed home the point that Capacity Planning should really be Capacity Management as Microsoft now refers to it in their Capacity Management and Sizing Overview guidance for […]

White Paper – MS Office Compatibility with SharePoint

Posted by on September 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

For those that have been involved with SharePoint for awhile the document title “Good, Better, Best” should ring some bells.  There was a document with that title published with the last few SharePoint versions that compared the various MS Office suites going back to Office 2000 and detailed how they interacted with SharePoint features.  An […]