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How Your SharePoint Admin or Dev Role Changed Overnight at MSIgnite

You may not have been watching when with one simple event Microsoft pulled the rug from under you.  Your role as a SharePoint Admin or Dev will never be the same.    For Admins First, there was the move from file shares to SharePoint. Then from Windows SharePoint Services to SharePoint Server and with it a […]

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Microsoft SharePoint: A Collaboration Space For Partner Companies

Since the introduction of SharePoint 2016, the industry has been buzzing about how much easier and better digital collaboration has become, especially between partner companies. Here’s an example of how two large pharmaceutical companies are using SharePoint as a collaboration space for their joint drug development projects: Each organization had its own validated electronic document […]

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Microsoft SharePoint As A Unified Post-Merger Platform

SharePoint 2016 is changing the face of digital engagement in life sciences. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the most effective collaboration tools on the market, but what you might not know is that it also supports an innovative customer-facing experience. Take a look at how, following the merger of two global pharmaceutical companies, […]

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Your Intranet Is Not The Only One That Stinks

  Last week, Perficient announced that it purchased Rise Foundation, a pre-configured and enhanced version of Microsoft SharePoint, from Blue Rooster. Rise Foundation provides companies with an intranet solution that has the look and feel users expect in today’s digital world. In addition to the impressive UI, the solution enables companies to be more productive […]

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How to create result source in SharePoint 2013

In the last project, I was assigned to build and configure the search center. Thanks to teammates’ help and googling, I’ve get more and more familiar with search center. When you want to query from one certain type of content, using result source is one of your good choices. In this blog I will demonstrate […]

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Seeing Shifts: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2014

Gartner has released its Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2014 and it contains some interesting surprises.  For the first time in several years, Gartner has moved IBM and Liferay ahead of the other vendors in both vision and execution ability. The leaders for 2014 are still the same leaders as in 2013 and 2012. For […]

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Integrating IBM Digital Experience and Microsoft SharePoint

Jason Cornell spoke at the IBM Digital Experience Conference about how well IBM Digital Experience software integrates with SharePoint. When IBM talks about integration with SharePoint, its usually how to display SharePoint content or apps within WebSphere Portal. There are a bunch of ways that IBM has enabled out-of-the-box integration with SharePoint: IBM has Web […]

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Disabled accounts in SharePoint User Profiles

I recently came across a SharePoint 2010 Environment with some disabled users profiles which got accidentally imported through the User Profile Service. The reason for those disabled profiles import was absence of Exclusion Filters (A feature that enables you to exclude users or groups during Synchronization Process) not being configured before the first User Profile […]

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Slow People Picker in SharePoint

Have you experienced problems with People Picker taking too long to find a user? Almost a minute or may be more. Does your SharePoint Environment functions with multiple domains? One of the reasons for sluggish behavior of people picker is the People Picker property called “SearchActiveDirectoryDomains” which usually scopes the entire AD with its sub […]

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Microsoft Windows Azure Announces Key Updates

Microsoft recently announced several updates to Windows Azure. You can read about all the details on Scott Guthrie’s blog (ScottGu’s Blog), but there was one item that really caught my attention: Active Directory Application Access Enhancements. This feature (or collection of features) was previewed over the summer and is supposed to be available by the […]

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2013

On September 12, 2013 Gartner released their latest Magic Quadrant report for horizontal portals.  Overall, the Magic Quadrant hasn’t changed much from last year with the vendors staying in the same quadrant as they were in 2012 (yawn…).  You can see my blog post from 2012: Gartner Magic Quadrant: Horizontal Portals 2012. In the leader quadrant, […]

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Gartner Releases Social Software in the Workplace Magic Quadrant

Gartner just released their Social Software in the Workplace Magic Quadrant.  (warning login and $$ required to gain access.)  Alternatively, Jive also offers it with your company information.  I don’t want to just copy what Gartner has to say so let me just focus on the use cases for Social Software and the leader quadrant. […]

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Perficient is Microsoft U.S. Partner of the Year

Last week, Microsoft announced that Perficient was awarded U.S. Partner of the Year at their Worldwide Partner Conference.  At the same time, Perficient also won three additional regional awards from Microsoft, including National System Integrator of the Year East Region Northeast Area Cloud Partner of the Year Enterprise Cloud Partner of the Year, Central Region […]

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Social Intranet Technologies, Part 4

In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I introduced many of the technologies used to build a social intranet.  In part 3, I talked about three scenarios and list some of the technology that would be involved in each social intranet.  For this last part of the series, I want to talk about what some of […]

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Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer Integration

My colleague Seth Broweleit shared with me news that Yammer has been integrated with Microsoft SharePoint.  If you are a Yammer Enterprise customer, you can download the installation package that includes some very nice features.  The video here shows many of the features I’ve listed below:  Primary Yammer Web Part – Add Yammer feeds, private messages, […]

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Is SharePoint 2013 Good for External Websites?

This question, “Can SharePoint be used for public websites (in addition to intranets)?”  comes up a lot.  The knock on previous versions of SharePoint (2010 and before) has always been that it can be expensive, it doesn’t do search engine optimization (SEO) well, it has trouble with mobile, multiple language support is weak, etc.  While […]

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Is SharePoint a Platform for Social Business?

Thanks to Erin Maloney (@ErinE) for this great article by James Dellow at Ripple Effect Group.  James starts off by asking the question about whether SharePoint is a platform for social and then delves into all the other things taking place in the world. Firstly, its important to recognise that Microsoft’s long term strategy is […]

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Gartner Magic Quadrant: Horizontal Portals 2012

Gartner has recently published the 2012 version of their Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.  So far, I haven’t found the Gartner report on their reprint site and none of the vendors have provided links to it yet.  Here is the link to the report on Gartner’s site, but you’ll have to be a Gartner subscriber […]

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management 2012

Gartner recently issued their 2012 version of the Web Content Management Magic Quadrant.  This year’s version looks similar to last year’s version with Oracle, SDL, SiteCore, Adobe, HP (Autonomy), Extron, and OpenText all making the Leaders quadrant.  IBM and Microsoft are in the Challengers quadrant once again. You can see the entire report on Gartner’s […]

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