Category Archives: Cloud

Some handy tips to rejuvenate a intranet

Many intranet projects start with the best of intentions. It doesn’t take much to get distracted or sidelined with other priorities. To get back on track with your intranet here are my top 5 points from a list of 27 to consider for user adoption.

1. Acronym Wiki – Ensuring that everyone understands the lingo!
2. FAQs – Providing a facility to showcase a repository of commonly asked questions.
3. New hire announcements – Great for small organisations to know who is coming into the company.
4. SharePoint solution showcase – a great opportunity to show how SharePoint can provide business solutions which can be utilised by the organisation.
5. Top Searches – Providing an insight into what people in the organisation are looking for on their intranet.

Many thanks to Richard Harbridge.

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SharePoint 2013 on premise or Office365?

Here is a nice article which discusses the pros and cons of SharePoint 2013 on premise VS Microsoft’s cloud solution, Office365.

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/information-management/the-value-future-of-sharepoint-on-premises-021995.php

 

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BizTalk 2010 R2 & Cloud Computing ….

I was looking around the web for news of the latest version of BizTalk (I know I’m a little late to the game) and came across this lovely article:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/biztalk_server_team_blog/archive/2011/12/08/biztalk-server-2010-r2.aspx

It highlights the three focal points for BizTalk Server 2010 R2 (I’m sure they will change the name to suit the actual release year…) listed below:

  • Platform Support – Supporting new and current server and development platforms
  • Improved B2B – Aligning with industry standards and continuing to invest in performance improvements
  • Ready for the Cloud – Enabling customers to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing

The first two are a common scenario as Micrsoft tend to build and improve on what already works well. The last option is an interesting development but not unexpected. I am looking forward to seeing how BizTalk will adapt to cloud computing. Watch this space for more news!

 

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