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Top Four Features in SharePoint 2013

The excitement around SharePoint 2013 has created a ton of buzz online. We’ve picked the top four new features outlined below and hope to explain some of the associated buzz words floating out there in cyber space: SkyDrive Pro: SkyDrive Pro is part of both the SharePoint service in Office 365 and server. Some people misperceive SkyDrive Pro as a replacement for SharePoint, rather it is a vital part of SharePoint 2013. SkyDrive makes it even easier to work with your documents while reinforcing social networking,...

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How to create a SharePoint column that will launch a custom edit form

First, we will need to create a calculated column field in SharePoint. You can do this by going to List Settings > Create column Second, we will need to give the column a name and select “Calculated (calculation based on other columns)” as the column type. Next, in the Formula section, copy & paste the code below (exactly as it appears): ="<a href='javascript:var options=SP.UI.$create_DialogOptions();options.url=""CustomEditForm.aspx?IsDlg=1&ID="&ID&""";options.width=600;void(SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog(options))'><img...

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Five SharePoint Maturity Levels: Growing Into Your Business Model

Many of our clients implement their Microsoft SharePoint solution in the middle of growth spurts. Some are just starting out, needing just the basic functionalities of SharePoint, while others are on the fast track to exponential growth. Whatever the phase, it’s important to know of certain SharePoint maturity levels so you’re aware of what your solution can do for you in the beginning, as well as what it can do down the road. Document storage– Document storage is a basic functionality most all organizations...

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Top Six Questions about SharePoint Storage Limits: SharePoint 2007 vs. SharePoint 2010

As a document management and collaboration solution, Microsoft SharePoint has its storage limits. But what are the specifics and does your organization even need to worry about reaching those limits? Here are the top six questions we get asked as SharePoint specialists. We hope to answer your questions about SharePoint 2007 and 2010 storage limits: How many lists can you have per website? In SharePoint 2010, the recommended limit is 5,000 and you can have up to 2,000 in SharePoint 2007 How many items can you have in...

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SharePoint 2010 for Records Management: Figure Out Governance and Compliance Requirements Before Deployment

Governance and compliance play essential roles in your records management (RM) strategy. If the correct foundation is not laid out at the beginning, then you run the risk of encountering multiple setbacks and potential delays when deploying and ultimately using SharePoint. So rather than put it off until the end of your implementation, take some time upfront to determine your record management needs and build them in from the beginning. First of all, how do you want to handle your records? In SharePoint 2010, you have...

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Save Money with Automated Workflows in SharePoint 2010

Manual data entry can slow business down. It can also increase the risk of invalid data, reflecting inaccurate information about your financials, human resources, customer information and more. These pains cost your company time, money, and valuable opportunities. You may think that you’re stuck and just have to deal with time-consuming data entry processes, but automated workflows in SharePoint 2010 can save you time as well as vast amounts of money if implemented properly. Let’s review the costs incurred by manually...

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Align your Business Goals Throughout Your Organization with Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Align your Business Goals Throughout Your Organization with Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Every organization has its own unique goals. For example, a business might have a yearly revenue goal while a school may focus on their graduation rate. Whatever the scenario, it’s important you have an analysis tool in place to help you reach the goals you set each day, month, and year. Key Performance Indicators, also known as KPI, help an organization define and measure progress toward organizational goals in a structured and timely way. Microsoft SharePoint makes goals much easier to reach through browser-based...

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Simply Reporting with Microsoft SharePoint Capabilities

Simply Reporting with Microsoft SharePoint Capabilities
Reporting proves time and time again to be the number one thing companies look for when deciding on a business management solution. Our “love” for reports may go beyond normalcy as some of us have far too many to keep up with. Too often, companies have multiple reports that show the same data but in a different format. These types of reports are usually the biggest culprits and contribute to the confusion and frustration associated with business insight. Reporting data should not be as troublesome as it is for most...

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Effectively Managing the Performance of your Team with SharePoint 2010

Trying to meet pre-defined objectives of upper management and making sure each team member is accountable for specific tasks can be tiring. Services within Microsoft SharePoint can help everyone in your organization make complete and informed decisions that align with company wide objectives. As you already know, scorecards, dashboards, and KPIs can help drive accountability. Integrated analytics also help employees move quickly from monitoring information to analyzing it and, when appropriate, sharing it throughout...

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Microsoft SharePoint: A Project Manager’s Dream Tool

As a project manager, you are juggling numerous components of multiple projects all while making sure your team is keeping up with their assigned tasks. Many of you are trying to manage all of this just within Microsoft Outlook and desktop folders. Well, Microsoft SharePoint may just be the dream tool you’ve been waiting for. Product features save you time and eliminate confusion across your team. Microsoft SharePoint makes your projects more efficient right from the get-go as your central repository for information...

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