SharePoint Centre of Excellence – Video from SPC12

It was an honour to be able to present at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas in 2012. It was amazing to have about 700 people attend my session and now it’s available online for everyone to view thanks to … Continue reading

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Impact of technology form factor

Like many people over the past few years I had moved my primary device from a laptop to a tablet.  At 1st I tried to use the Microsoft Surface RT – even having this as my only device for presenting … Continue reading

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Invest in Rural Broadband and not HS2

As a family we made the decision to move to a more rural location over 10 years ago, at the time a good internet for homes was a fast modem or perhaps an ISDN line if you could afford it.  … Continue reading

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SharePoint Farm Build Automation

Thought it worth a quick post to catch any newbies to SharePoint and also to signpost some additions to the automated SharePoint farm build arena. If you’ve only every used the GUI and done the ‘spousal’* install (as brian alderman … Continue reading

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SharePoint Governance – 5 Pillars Activity Spreadsheet

21apps Pillars of Governance

If you have followed 21apps for any time you will know we talk a lot about SharePoint Governance and have used the 5 pillars of governance as a simple way to define the core elements everyone should consider when checking … Continue reading

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SUGUK West Midlands – Whats new in 2013

Great turn out to this evenings SUGUK west midlands event in Wolverhampton for what is planned to be a full year of events. To demonstrate the benefit of the community my session on Whats new in 2013 was an eclectic … Continue reading

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Gamification – Psychology and Motivation

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This weeks lectures (oops, this draft post I forgot to publish) have been very informative and have a lot of resonance with the challenges faced when trying to get SharePoint adopted. If you’ve missed my previous posts on Gamification the … Continue reading

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Concerns for Information Architecture and SharePoint Online

Many of you will have done some planning around how your web applications and site collections are created and managed.  You will have been very aware of the boundaries that exist on the platform to ensure your use of SharePoint … Continue reading

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Who make up the SharePoint Centre of Excellence

To be successful a SharePoint Centre of Excellence needs diversity.  As an agile development team works best with developers, testers, designers and product owners working together, the same holds true for a SharePoint Centre of Excellence. There are a few … Continue reading

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Introducing the SharePoint Centre of Excellence

 “SharePoint – the operating system for the enterprise” The breadth of features and functions available in SharePoint today is vast, everything from simple discussion boards, records management, search, web content management, business intelligence, the list goes on. The challenge is … Continue reading

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