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Next week I’m speaking at the SharePoint 2013 evolution conference in London. I’m co-presenting two sessions on upgrading to SharePoint 2013 with my friend Chandima and individually presenting another session on a SharePoint 2010 extranet project I worked on.
On the 13th of April I presented at the European SharePoint Best Practices conference 2011. The session was titled Search Driven Knowledge Management and in the session we covered some of the SharePoint features available for structuring information so content is easy to find. As this was a community track session we looked at some real world projects that had information architecture requirements that didn’t line up with the out-of-the box SharePoint features. We looked at the requirements for these projects and I showed how solutions were built using a combination of the SharePoint features and customisations built on top of the SharePoint platform. This included using a search driven architecture and automating the tagging of content using the new content management features of SharePoint 2010.
The Born to Learn Blog just announced that registration is now open for the SharePoint 2010 beta exams. Head over to their blog to get the registration codes as these let you take the test for free and if you pass you get the full certification. The idea is you do the TS one first and the PRO one is a bit more tech lead/architect based.
I think the exams are a great way to learn about more than what you focus on day-to-day as they cover a wide range of features included in the SharePoint platform. So if you have been working with SharePoint for a while now is a great chance to have a shot as there is nothing to lose (apart from a bit… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Beta Exams Available »
Last week I presented at the SharePoint Evolution Conference in London. I’ve put my slides on slideshare for my session on ‘creating a tag driven information architecture using SharePoint 2007’. In the session I focused on making things findable, both in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.
Findability is one of the most important factors in the success of a SharePoint site. If users cannot find what they are looking they will quickly use alternate methods to get results. Employees that cannot find information are less productive and less likely to use the system in general. Likewise users that cannot find information on an internet site will look elsewhere for products and services losing the company revenue.
SharePoint 2007 introduced some powerful tools for improving findability but fell short when it compared to larger Enterprise Content Management systems. SharePoint 2010 takes this a huge step forward with cutting edge enterprise ready findability features. Here are 10 new features SharePoint 2010 brings to the table in addition to the features available in SharePoint 2007.
I’ve recently been confirmed as a speaker at the SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference in London. The conference has plenty of talented speakers, lots of great sessions, and promises to be the premier SharePoint event outside the US. From the www.sharepointevolutionconference.com website:
What is it?
This 3 day SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference, consists of over 70 Sessions dedicated to IT Pro’s/Developers/Designers/Information Workers/Business Adoption and Power Users.
A brief overview of the sessions I attended on the second day of the Asia Pacific SharePoint Conference (the first day was strategy day). Continue reading APAC SharePoint Conference Day 2 »
Earlier this week I attended the Asia Pacific SharePoint conference in Sydney. I learnt how to play craps (and some SharePoint stuff), met many interesting people and even made it to the beach. Continue reading SharePoint APAC Conference »