Author Archives: Marijn

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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Microsoft’s partner-based model for platforms such as SharePoint is a great way to work..everyone can build functionality and applications to use in that platform.. A result of this way, is that there are A LOT of different applications and features out there. Most of them are listed on the codeplex website, and the others are …
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Is ECM moving towards output-management ? (in dutch)

October 17th, 2008 | Posted by Marijn in ecm - (0 Comments)

I found an interesting item in my RSS feeds today: Hans Dickerscheid, independent advisor and owner of DaDoLog Consultancy & Interim Management wrote an article on docufacts.nl about ECM and the move towards output-management (in dutch). In short, the keypoints he adresses are: – in recent past, focus was on the incoming items: all paper …
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At the “A matter of degree” blog they have an easy to read but important post with tips to make your SharePoint project more user-friendly: 1. Make the banner logo link to the Home page. 2. Remove unused web parts from the Web Parts gallery. 3. Use the Table of Contents web part on empty …
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Fantastic 40: Request For Proposal site template

September 23rd, 2008 | Posted by Marijn in fantastic 40 - (1 Comments)

You will all know the famous Fantastic 40 templates. One of them is the Request For Proposal template. I really like this one, because it could work for you when you are writing an RFP as well as writing an offer to an RFP. So it does the job for both ends of the wire, …
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Top 10 reasons why proposals fail

September 15th, 2008 | Posted by Marijn in business - (0 Comments)

Ben Yoskovitz hits the nail on his instigator blog: Top 10 reasons why proposals fail. Relevant to me because a large part of my job is writing such proposals. I already know I suck at grammar and spelling (including the horrible dutch -dt errors)..So what are the other reasons? 1) They’re too long. 2) They …
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Chris Poteet shares some great tips on the EndUserSharePoint.com site: *Expose the global navigation from the parent site(s) in your subsites. It will help to orient users in the application. *When naming lists and libraries, use descriptive names that make sense to your audience. For instance, “Documents” isn’t a great name for a document library, …
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