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Integrating Open Source Software and Components

Published on April 1, 2010 By Mike Oryszak

Over the past few years there has been tremendous progress in making many components and solutions available in the open source markets like CodePlex, SourceForge, or even individual blogs and sites.  Many of these are community driven projects supported by individuals, with some by commercial companies.  For some reason many companies avoid or strictly limit […]

Managing SharePoint Solutions and Extensions

Published on April 27, 2009 By Mike Oryszak

One of the great things about SharePoint today is the incredible traction that the platform has gained. The depth and range of solutions now offered by vendors along with open source solutions offered by the community really is amazing. It was a different place when I first installed SharePoint Portal Server 2001 back in early […]

SharePoint Customization Policies and Change Control

Published on February 28, 2009 By Mike Oryszak

This post will cover different forms of customization, discuss the need for IT policies that support customization, and then provide a recommendation for how to manage the customization through change control processes. What is considered customization?There are different types of customizations and different ways to apply them. They can include custom styles, MasterPages, Web Parts, […]