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SharePoint March 2013

Why manage policies and procedures in SharePoint ? - SharePoint Community

As part of an on-going series of posts illustrating how SharePoint can help manage the life-cycle of a policy, thi…

10 Reasons to Join the Community at - SharePoint Community is an up-and-coming SharePoint community and networking site.  Since the public launch about 3 weeks ago there are now over 200 member…

Absolute SharePoint Blog: SharePoint Server 2013 March Update is out! And It's an Important one

Microsoft just Released the March 2013 update for SharePoint Server 2013. And it's a pretty important one! Read more for more information!

Absolute SharePoint Blog: Microsoft has released a patch for Critical Sharepoint 2010 vulnerability

It's patch Tuesday and Microsoft released a Critical Security Bulletin about a SharePoint bug which could an allow an attacker elevated access to your SharePoint Server.

Excel 2013 does my SharePoint work for me... but don't tell my boss - SharePoint Community

So, I was working on a design specification document for a new list in SharePoint. As I often do, I was using an Excel worksheet to help me with the analysis f…

Transform the “SharePoint” Suite Bar Text into a Breadcrumb with PowerShell - SharePoint Community

Where is the breadcrumb in SharePoint 2013? There isn't one out-of-the-box, but this post helps you to get one back.
The out-of-the-box Seattle or Oslo master…

SharePoint Marriage Guidance - SharePoint Community

I normally talk about SharePoint project success in terms of “SharePoint Celery”, where I see the negative calorific value of eating a stick of ce…

Sweet! MSDN license means 1yr O365 license - SharePoint Community

This was a nice first email to see this morning:
We’re excited to announce a new MSDN benefit – a 12 month, single-user Office 365...

Sign in As Different User on SharePoint 2013 - SharePoint Community

In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, you will notice that the Sign in as Different User menu option is missing.
This was a grea…

Top 10 Reasons Why Governance Is Failing - SharePoint Community

Why is Governance failing?
What is continually catching us out?
We know we need it, but why do make such a poor job of it?
Here are my top 10 reasons:


Integrating QR Codes to SharePoint Document Libraries - SharePoint Community

To View a demo first, use the link to YouTube video at the bottom of the post.
QR Codes is a square image made up of two colours; normallywhite…

SharePoint Online 2013 - Helpful resources - SharePoint Community

Hereby an overview of helpful resources for SharePoint Online 2013: GeneralWhat's new in SharePoint OnlineComparison chart SharePoint Office 365 PlansSharePoin...

Free Yammer Enterprise is limited to Office 365 customers having an Enterprise Agreement - SharePoint Community

When the new Office 365 subscriptions got launched on February the 27 th I was curious about the way Yammer Enterprise would be provisioned together with the new Office 365 E plans and SharePoint Online Subscriptions.

Should You Upgrade to SharePoint 2013? - SharePoint Community

The long-awaited, much-anticipated SharePoint 2013 has finally arrived. At this point, many organizations are asking themselves whether they should upgrade to SharePoint 2013. For some organizations, now may be the time to considering investing in SharePoint for the first time and consolidating content. Regardless, you've got to do your research.

Optimizing SQL Server performance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 - SharePoint Community

During my time as a consultant I see a lot of environments. More and more I have been involved in setting up the SQL Servers for SharePoint and I would like to share this information with you all.

Moving A Wiki From One Site Collection To Another... - SharePoint Community

I got a request today from a customer asking if I could move a wiki library from one site collection to another. I went to the library properties, thinking I could copy the library as a template with content. Nope... no such option there.

A new approach to farm design - Called the Streamlined Approach - SharePoint Community

As an alternative to the traditional farm design, Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 topologies can be designed to optimize system resources and to maximize performance for users. You can ditch the traditional toplogy design that includes 3-tier layers defined with these roles: Web Servers, Application Servers and Database Servers.

  • I have spent many many hours working as a SharePoint Developer Architect and Consultant for lots of organisations in the UK such as the NHS, Tarmac, O2, Lloyds of London, Lloyds TSB, BT etc.

    More recently, I spend all my time either marketing or developing DocRead for SharePoint. Strange mix I know, but I still love to develop so I always make sure I keep my hand in.

    When I am not telling the world about DocRead, I am very active in the SharePoint community and am one of the co-founders of the I also moderate the 2nd largest SharePoint group on LinkedIn.

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