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Delivering quality: methodology

Why you need one, what it might look like, where you should start, and what you need to do for it to do what it’s supposed to. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  23 July 2013

(1830 votes)



The changing face of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference

Having attended a number of conferences over the years I’m proud to say that the New Zealand SharePoint Conference continues to live up to its reputation as a world class event. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  18 April 2013

SharePoint, SharePoint Conference, Microsoft, Office 365, Yammer, SharePoint 2013, HTML, JavaScript., Lync, New Zealand SharePoint Conference

(1954 votes)



Delivering Quality: Names and Naming Conventions

With the introduction of SharePoint 2013, our solutions can now more easily surface contextual content through search-based web parts. Names, naming conventions and the source of these values become increasingly important as we look to deliver enterprise scale integrated business solutions. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  04 March 2013

SharePoint, Taxonomy, Microsoft, SharePoint 2013, information architecture, Managed Metadara, metadata, Microsoft SharePoint, names, search-based web parts

(2103 votes)



Keeping up with the Joneses in the IT World

  What to consider when you’re considering a technology upgrade With Microsoft’s biggest ever product and services launch on the horizon, we may be asking ourselves whether or not to jump on the band wagon and surf the latest technology wave. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  06 August 2012

Microsoft, technology upgrade

(2547 votes)



Tacit Knowledge – is it just common sense?

Wikipedia defines tacit knowledge as “…knowledge that is difficult to transfer to another person…” and states “… people are not often aware of the knowledge they possess or how it can be valuable to others…” ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  02 May 2012

Knowledge Management

(2893 votes)



Shared points from the NZ SharePoint Conference 2011

It’s been great to see the level of SharePoint knowledge, expertise and large number of businesses represented at this year’s New Zealand SharePoint Conference. The NZ SharePoint Conference is a world-class event that I’d highly recommend adding into your diary for next year. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  21 March 2011

SharePoint, SharePoint Conference

(4044 votes)



Can SharePoint meet the demands of business solutions requiring relational data?

If you’ve built SharePoint solutions with many-to-many relationships in SharePoint 2007 you may have come to appreciate the boundaries that existed when dealing with relational data. You may have instead decided to leverage back-end relational databases to manage your table structures rather than utilising native SharePoint lists. With the introduction of Access Services in the SharePoint 2010 Enterprise version we now have the ability to create, share and manage relational databases online within our SharePoint sites. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  28 May 2010

SharePoint 2010, relational data

(3350 votes)



Successful user adoption for SharePoint 2010

One of the key measures of success for any solution implementation is user adoption. We can deliver the best solutions but if no one knows how to use them what value do they add? ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  05 May 2010

SharePoint 2010, User Adoption Strategy

(3166 votes)



Cherry picking - out with the old solution, in with the new

When I was a kid my parents had a giant cherry tree that took pride of place in the front yard. That cherry tree featured in many of my earliest childhood memories and family photos. The tree had been a big part of our childhood games - we’d climb it, run around it, swing from it and hide behind it. We all enjoyed seeing the cherry blossoms in the spring and would watch them blow across the yard in the strong Wellington winds. The tree never had any fruit but it didn’t seem to matter (what young kid cares about whether a tree has cherries or not!). ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  10 September 2009

SharePoint, Change Management

(4054 votes)



On the hunt for Business Intelligence

The first thing to ask ourselves on our search for Business Intelligence (BI) is: “What is ‘Business Intelligence’?” How can we hope to find it if we don’t know what we’re looking for?! ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  30 June 2008

SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, PerformancePoint, Reporting Services

(4562 votes)



Let's talk SharePoint

This year’s SharePoint Conference (held at the Conference Centre in Seattle, USA) can only be described as a huge success. Throughout the conference I was impressed that the organisers were able to “practice what they preach” by using SharePoint to host the conference website. Not only did this provide useful information when preparing to attend the conference but was a useful tool throughout and even after the conference. One of the things that impressed me most was the personal areas (through the use of MySites) where each attendee was able to plan, view and manage the sessions they attended and also provided the ability to submit session evaluations online. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  12 May 2008

SharePoint, Silverlight, SharePoint Conference, Taxonomy

(3936 votes)

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