We recently came across an issue with one of our clients who was having troubles with showing colleagues’ blog post updates in newsfeed part of the profile page in SharePoint (2010) MySite. In our client’s case the problem was that no activities were being displayed let alone the blog updates which is something that proved to require some additional steps to resolve.
Recently, we received a request from a client organisation (IT staff on behalf of business department) using SharePoint that they would like to automate an absence form(s) and process, to which I replied, you mean the process of managing absences! Then the client asked, how much will it cost to have this fully automated solution with electronic forms? I asked what is the process of managing absences together with who’s and how’s of the process interactions?
To climb on to the SharePoint 2013 expert-level certification ladder, Microsoft have reinvented certifications to maintain their market relevance as the industry shifts to the cloud. Hence the new certifications are now focused on solutions rather than products, whether on-premises or in the cloud. There are three new certifications for server technologies:
MCSA: Solutions Associate
MCSE: Solutions Expert (require recertification every three years) …
As SharePoint search technology evolves, improves, incorporating FAST search components into a single SharePoint Server 2013 search architecture. Alongside comes with changes to features that were of limited usage or were merged with new search capabilities. This post summarises the key deprecated search features in SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
- SharePoint Foundation 2013 based on the same search implementation as SharePoint Server.
One of the questions we are most frequently asked by customers with previous versions of SharePoint is how to access content (library and lists) residing in another site collection. Previously, this could only be achieved by using custom code to surface the data or by bending the principles of information architecture to simplify access to the content!
However, in the latest version of SharePoint Server 2013, the problem of accessing content across site collections is solved through the new cross site collection publishing feature, catalog connections and the re-architected search capabilities.
I was fortunate to have some time available which was spent evaluating and reading what SharePoint 2013 has to offer. Below is the list of areas that I got involved with over the past few months and which are notably different between SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013. The list below is not complete as the 2013 version is even bigger, better and beautiful!
This is a quick post highlighting my initial thoughts and getting familiar with the all new and the latest operating system from Microsoft.
1. Downloaded and ran on VMWare Workstation 7.0 – It prompts for failed product key. Resolved by deselecting the floppy drive (or you can remove).
2. Tiled UI very nice with clean touch-friendly design (best to experience it first and read about it later).