Author Archives: Marijn

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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In response to this article by Jeremy Thake I replied some thoughts of my own..(well, not really my own, just some things I picked up during work last few years) I think Jeremy’s conclusion says it all. I ‘ve had a couple of customers who chose SharePoint “because all features they want are available out-of-the-box …
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Woody Windischman at The Sanity Point has written this great and extremely detailed 2-part “how-to” on the inclusion of a twitter- search scope into your SharePoint search results. I do think this has great value, not only for Twitter items, but also the “twitter-for-companies” Yammer or alike.. You can really add some real 2.0 value …
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jmancini posted an interesting blog post some time ago on the AIIM blog, about his 10 commandments for an effective DM project: 1.BUILD A STRATEGY 2.NOT ALL CONTENT IS ALIKE 3.THE NEED TO CONTROL IS NOT GOING AWAY – IT WILL GET WORSE 4.PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD 5.RIPPING OUT AND REPLACING IS …
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