Alex Entrekin

Sharing Is Caring. Or Is It?

July 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Note: as is true with all SharePoint 2013 early blog posts. SharePoint 2013 is in preview, features may change, and thus facts about those features may become invalid.

When I was consulting on Enterprise Content Management technologies, I became very fond of the “pre-mortem” practice, plan ahead for what is probably going to go wrong. Then we’d think of ways we could have prevented the project’s failure—a sort of after-the-fact analysis done beforehand.

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Alex Entrekin

SharePoint 2013 Beta Sandbox – Available Now!

July 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

When I first dove deep into SharePoint I was completely overwhelmed! I began working with the platform when SharePoint 2007 was becoming widely used and accepted and out of nowhere the super secret announcement of the SharePoint 2010 beta was made.  I was lucky enough at the time to be joining a SharePoint SI that had early access to SharePoint 2010.  My challenge was learning the “concept” and the “feel” of SharePoint 2007 as well as the features of the new version that was about to surface. Knowing SharePoint 2010 was no small task.  SharePoint 2010 is what got me my position in the SharePoint space.  It was finally a true ECM platform and I, as an ECM expert, needed to understand how to use all of the ECM methodologies and practices in that brilliant new grab bag of features.

This week gave me a similar feeling. SharePoint 2010 has been taking over and suddenly the SharePoint 2013 Beta was announced! Read the rest of this entry »

Juan Carlos

CloudShare: Develop and Deploy SharePoint Solutions From the Cloud to the Cloud – Part II!

March 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Dev / Test | Tags: , , , , , ,

In part 1 of this series I wrote about how straightforward it is to develop and deploy SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Online artifacts through Visual Studio 11 Beta. Read the rest of this entry »

Alex Entrekin

I love “beta” – Visual Studio 2011

March 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dev / Test | Tags: , , , ,

Have you played with Visual Studio 2011 yet?! If not, I’ve got something for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Alex Entrekin

CloudShare, Box, and SharePoint, oh my!

February 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CloudShare, Demos & POCs, SharePoint | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

There are two major tools that everyone seems to be talking about in the content management world- Box and SharePoint. On my drive to work on the 101 in Silicon Valley, I actually pass dueling billboards for Microsoft and Box; it’s everything. Now, stop me if you’ve heard this story before:

The SharePoint 2010 platform has all the bells and whistles to do on-site document management, records management, auditing, invoice capture, and every other cliche on the platform. If it exists in the content management world, it probably exists somewhere based on SharePoint, and the growth is accelerating.

Your users either love SharePoint so much that it has sprawled out of control across your entire organization, or they hate it so much they refuse to use it, sticking with shared drives or cloud systems instead, and making your CIO seethe with rage. Read the rest of this entry »