Author Archives: Marijn

McKinsey categorises knowledge workers

November 12th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in enterprise2.0 - (0 Comments)

The guys over at McKinsey put together a piece about the types of knowledge workers matched to a tagcloud of E2.0 functionalities. The graphic’s multilevel approach to improving collaboration is based on the following steps: 1) classify workers by their workflow profile – the daily activities they do to perform their job 2) match new …
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Creation of an Information Charter

November 4th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in information - (0 Comments)

Martin White on the Intranet Focus Ltd blog created an Information Charter. This charter is to set a strategy from the directors to the employees on their commitment to ensure that information will be available.   The Board of Directors are committed to ensuring that 1) All our employees are confident that they can find …
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Every Manager needs a dashboard, and every Program Manager needs a project dashboard, so he can view in an instance what projects are running good, and what projects need corrections. Ofcourse you can build something like that in SharePoint, with nice KPI’s, but that is quite easy, so you dont need me to tell you …
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DMR: Digital Mail Room and my experiences

October 11th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in document management - (0 Comments), the dutch portal for document and content management, had a great article on their expertblog today: Robert van der Griendt, from GriendtEcm wrote about the Digital Mail Room (DMR) and why it is the ideal central gate for workflow and ECM (in dutch). In short, the mail room nowadays is a central spot where …
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IBF paper on managing news on your intranet

October 8th, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in intranet - (0 Comments)

IBF (intranet benchmarking forum) has released a paper on how to manage the news on your intranet. “Driven in large part by their experience on the Web, employees want up-to-the-minute information delivered in a lively, innovative and credible fashion. Employees want useful information, and they want it now. What’s more, they want to be able …
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Els Aerts on the Web Usability Blog hits the nail with her blogpost about Error messages. Not only true for all kinds of websites and client apps, but just the same in SharePoint..My customer doesn’t want a fat-ass code page telling him in a bizarre language that something is wrong..some SharePoint errors are just downright …
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Integrate MS Project files into SharePoint

October 1st, 2009 | Posted by Marijn in 3d party tools - (1 Comments)

A question that does rise from time to time (especially from Project Managers or Management) is the ability to display MS Project files into SharePoint. After all, SharePoint does integrate MS Office files very nicely, so it must be very easy to do this as well ? Well, no, not at first sight..but you do …
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Federation Services for AD

December 8th, 2008 | Posted by Marijn in sharepoint - (0 Comments)

A collegue of mine was playing and blogging about this: Federation Services with Microsoft Server 2008. No, this is not the Search solution, but a identity management solution. The best definition online I could find is: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a feature introduced with Windows Server 2003 R2 that provides an identity …
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In the previous company I worked (which was also my first) they had this thing called project sites: a specific site created for a specific project. On that site, all shareholders had a login ID. They could collaborate there, read/write documents, form complaints, they had a forum, calendar etc etc… I really found this way …
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Workflow in SharePoint is one of the strong points of the 2007 platform. Every project I did had workflow items on it, and there are 4 ways to do workflow: – use out-of-the-box functionalities: this is basically based on: change your workflow to match the sharepoint one. Great if you have a small budget and …
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