• Building Relationships with Service Providers

  • The Rise of the Power User

  • The Cost of Poor Communication

  • User Adoption is OUT, Organization Development Leadership is IN

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations

Mobile Document Access for the SMB

What does it take to get access to documents and notes on a mobile device? The answer may be different based on the size of your organization.  The answer may be easy if you are a small business with no onsite servers; you can just set up SharePoint Online (365).  The answer may also be […]

Why you can’t find the right person to manage your SharePoint environment

There have been a number of articles lately discussing why companies cannot find the right person to manage their SharePoint environment.  The other thing I’ve seen lately is a rant on why you need to hire a $200/hour consultant to deploy a successful SharePoint solution.  (Which I don’t believe to be true…more on that later) […]

SharePoint Forms – The status of InfoPath

I’ve been tasked with answering the difficult question of what path to take regarding forms.  There are a lot of rumors out there and if you are reading this, you are probably searching for answers about the roadmap for forms development.  While I don’t have any definite answers, I do have an opinion.  I’ve been working […]

An Introduction: Getting Organized

This blog is a follow up to my presentation Getting Organized: Discover, Design, and Implement. (Also known as “Taming those Hoarders!”) My intent with this presentation and blog, is to provide a method for moving from traditional files shares and legacy systems into SharePoint.  The methods I use will help you define your taxonomy, content […]

Cross Site Collection Roll-Up Web Part

This article is the first in my DIY series.  I’m hoping these articles will help support my material from SPTechCon and – for those that attended, thanks for coming!! I came across this solution during a time in which I was upset with an offshore development firm.  They told me it would take an extraordinary amount of time […]

Chart Web Parts

Part 2 of my DIY series – Chart Web Parts!   This web part is out of the box with the Enterprise version of SharePoint and seems to be one of those web parts everyone  forgets about.  With all of the excitement around complex BI and reporting options like Performance Point,  SSRS, and even Excel Services, the Chart […]

jQuery Widgets and CEWP

The third post in my DIY series is about jQuery.   I wanted to do a walk through with one of my favorite jQuery widgets, the accordion.   This is not groundbreaking new material, the accordion has been around for a while.  My goal in writing this blog article was to let others know that there are […]