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SharePoint for Nonprofits – Our book is finally complete and available!

I would first like to thank Jim LaRocca, my friend and SusQtech Vice President, for mentoring me, putting up with my shenanigans, and teaching me many, many things – perhaps the most important of which is putting myself in other … Continue reading

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MS Office Web Apps – Do end users still need MS Office installed on their workstations?

Office Web Applications give you the ability to run Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint from within the web browser. A SharePoint 2010 Server makes this all possible. SP 2010 will need to be … Continue reading

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How to create a reusable workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010 (All Steps)

(c) Sean Bordner Using SharePoint Designer 2010 to create sophisticated reusable workflows is so easy, even a… Let’s just say it’s pretty easy. This post aims to walk you through the steps of creating a reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer … Continue reading

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Consider adding Rich Snippets to your SEO war-chest for improved ranking and findability

Snippets are the little descriptions displayed about the link on search results pages.  For a long time now, snippets have been auto-generated by Google and you had little control over what the snippet would be – other than the fact … Continue reading

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Problems Indexing an External Web Site with the SharePoint Search Engine

From time to time I have to troubleshoot SharePoint Search Engine issues dealing with it not properly indexing some external web site.  Just thought I’d share the steps I typically take in case you are trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Google Appliance with SharePoint?

As a consultant, I encounter all kinds of questionable decisions which were made long before my invitation to the party.  Of course this is totally normal because if everything was working perfectly, I would not have been asked to help … Continue reading

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How to build a SharePoint Based Vacation Request Calendar with Manager Approval

This video steps you through the process of building a SharePoint based vacation request calendar with workflow.  This works with SharePoint 2007, but these steps will also work with SharePoint 2010. 

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Top 10 annoying things to say to a SharePoint Solution Architect:

Here’s the countdown, starting with number 10. #10. “This one should be a quick and easy one for you.” This statement is often paired with a “no big deal, right?” as a final wrap-up at the end of what amounts … Continue reading

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How to Start a New SharePoint Solution

If you have ever wondered how other people start the SharePoint solution discovery stage, here’s one approach.  Believe it or not; John Stover and I are actually pretty close friends, so you may not want to tackle your solution discovery … Continue reading

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SharePoint leading the Social Software in the Workplace Magic Quadrant

It’s not a big surprise to me that SharePoint is leading the Social Software in the Workplace Magic Quadrant.  However, I am wondering how long Gartner is going to refer to collaboration as “social networking.”  Most organizations I speak with … Continue reading

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