Taking a Bite out of SharePoint Training with TekDog

Post by: Mike Ratigan

By Mike Ratigan, Vice President, Sales Training is an integral part of any SharePoint deployment in driving user adoption and maximizing ROI. However, in a recent study, the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) found that only 28% of respondents took external SharePoint training and only 17% used specialist ECM consultants – so, it… Read more »

Training Courses for SharePoint 2013

Post by: Martin Hardy

Looking for SharePoint 2013 online training courses? You’re in luck! I found some really useful training resources from Microsoft: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/training-courses-for-sharepoint-2013-HA104030990.aspx This collection of PowerPoints, videos and quick reference cards covers topics such as: Beginner Create and manage a blog to share information Create and set up a list Customize your public website Follow content Introduction to document… Read more »

SharePoint Conference 2014 Best of Breed

Post by: Mike Ratigan

Last week’s SharePoint Conference (SPC14) in Las Vegas provided a glimpse of how Microsoft SharePoint has matured from a simple (and free) collaboration platform to a full-blown ECM solution for government and commercial customers worldwide. Although SPC14 featured fewer vendors than previous years due to consolidation, rollups and acquisitions, it gave the remaining solution providers… Read more »

News from the SharePoint Conference 2014

Post by: Martin Hardy

Microsoft announced a number of important SharePoint and Office 365 improvements during the kickoff of the SharePoint 2014 Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, March 3, and DocPoint was on hand as one of the first to hear the news. These announcements included the first service pack for SharePoint 2013, OneDrive for Business, new Office 365 developer tools… Read more »

InfoPath is Dead, Long Live the Form!

Post by: Martin Hardy

As we reported back in August 2013, there will be no further versions of the InfoPath desktop client or InfoPath Forms Services. Microsoft has been providing hints since early last year, and on Jan. 31, Microsoft made it official: http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/31/update-on-infopath-and-sharepoint-forms/ Microsoft gives little detail about the planned replacement for InfoPath – promising more information to come and simply… Read more »

SharePoint Conference 2014 – DocPoint Solutions will be there!

Post by: Martin Hardy

Just a quick post to say that we are now all booked up to go to the SharePoint Conference 2014 (3-6 March) in Las Vegas. This is the fifth year that DocPoint Solutions will be attending, what has become the premier SharePoint event of the year! Why This Conference? If you can go to only… Read more »

Is SharePoint 2013 Ready for the Internet?

Post by: Martin Hardy

With more than 150 million licensed users, SharePoint has become Microsoft’s most successful server platform ever. We see customers using SharePoint for their intranet, as their main company portal, for collaboration and for document management. Advanced organizations are using SharePoint workflow or Nintex workflows to optimize business process and the FAST search functionality as their… Read more »

Discontinued Functionality from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Post by: Andrew Riley, ITIL, MCTS, MCITP

Here at DocPoint Solutions, we are constantly being asked what are the new features of SharePoint 2013 and what is driving people to migrate to the latest version of SharePoint? But to those folks already on SharePoint 2010, another question they should be asking is “What is no longer supported by SharePoint 2013 that I am currently using… Read more »

Building Workflows with Nintex Workflow for Project Server

Post by: Pete Smith

Nintex Workflow for SharePoint is one of the most recognized workflow products for Microsoft SharePoint on the market today. However, did you know that Nintex also has a very powerful workflow product for Project Server? Although it is possible to use Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer 2013 for workflow development, Project Server’s built-in workflow capabilities… Read more »

Hiding the Nintex Workflow Features from the Feature list

Post by: Andrew Riley, ITIL, MCTS, MCITP

We recently had a customer who had installed Nintex Workflows 2010 on a shared environment with multiple site collections, each dedicated to different customers. The issue that he found was that once Nintex was installed, it was apparent to all site collections and each of the site collection administrators was able to activate it as a feature…. Read more »

SharePoint 2013 Social Features – Where does Yammer fit in?

Post by: Martin Hardy

Last year, Microsoft made a surprising (to some) move and acquired Yammer. The acquisition created a quandary for many in light of many recent improvements to SharePoint’s social tools. The question became: When do I use SharePoint 2013’s social collaboration tools and when do I use Yammer? The rationale behind the Yammer purchase provides some clues toward resolving… Read more »