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29
Oct

SharePoint Online finally get Content Search Webpart

Microsoft have today announced, that SharePoint Online will be updated over the next few days, with some functionality that have been missed by customers since SharePoint Online was upgraded to the “SharePoint 2013 experience”.

It’s the Content Search Webpart – also called CSWP – that you can soon use to create querybased dynamic lists of content. The webpart is a part of the on-premise SharePoint 2013 software, and it’s safe to say that it’s has been something customers have received well. But until now, it was not available in SharePoint Online.

Here’s a link to the blogpost that Microsoft used to make this announcement:

http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/10/29/search-innovations-for-site-and-portal-design-in-sharepoint-online.aspx

Read the announcement to learn more about what the Content Search Webpart does, and what other innovation Microsoft is applying to SharePoint Online with this update.

 

11
Oct

SharePointPeople is returning to JBoye13

At SharePointPeople, we are proud to return to the list of speakers at this years Web and intranet conference by JBoye. The topic is implementing SharePoint as a service – one of the means business are using to manage explosive growth and complexity in the SharePoint platform. The JBoye conference has consistently attracted a very good crowd of intranet and web professionals from enterprises all over the world, and the list of speakers always include some of the most visionary people in their areas.

Visit the conference website to learn more at: http://aarhus13.jboye.com

And check out Janus Boye’s video on why you should be there:

3
Oct

How Successful is Your SharePoint Deployment?

SharePointPeople comments;

AIIM confirm that the lack of a SharePoint strategy and governance is among biggest reason to SharePoint services failing.

AIIM says that the lack of Expertise is the biggest reason – which I personally think is a bit misleading. The lack of expertise, is the primary reason to why companies are missing the strategy and the well functioning governance practice, so they should not be compared like this. Both Strategy and Governance mandatory parts of the foundation on which your SharePoint deployment will stand.
Also user adoption is very much affected by the lack of strategy and governance. Users are not adopting anything if they don’t know the benefit.

Final comment; Strategy comes before Governance! I would even go as far as saying; If you don’t have a strategy for SharePoint – don’t bother implementing Governance. Yes – might be a bit harsh, but think of it. Governance is the practice of steering the entire SharePoint service; but if you don’t know the pace and the course, how do you know how to steer?

Views from Veronique

AIIM has released their latest report on SharePoint 2013 as well as a cool supporting infographic on deployment issues in SharePoint.

Defining a SharePoint Strategy is absolutely critical to the success of the platform. Upgrading to new versions of SharePoint without understanding what went wrong in the previous version is not going to solve your problems.  If you want to succeed, you have to do things you haven’t done before.  Are you addressing all the adoption critical success factors when choosing SharePoint as an enterprise tool?  If not, you will become one of these statistics…

AIIM Success Rate 1AIIM Success Rate 2AIIM Success Rate 3AIIM Success Rate 5

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3
Oct

Is this #Funny?

Yes it is! Hilarious!

And a bit serious too – probably in a way Fallon/Timberlake didn’t think about ;-).

Hashtags are only just starting to be used be thousands of SharePoint users and they are a pretty essential part of the enterprise social functionality provided for business users. We need to think about this when introducing social tools and reserve adequate time and resources to educate users. Hashtags can be powerful for sharing, but they could also be a “spamming robot”…

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