Interesting article, from Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, about the Evolution of SharePoint. Exciting times ahead!
Excerpt from Intro:
“In the conversations I have with customers and partners, I’m often asked how SharePoint will evolve in Office 365, and what the future holds for SharePoint on-premises. As we move into 2015, continue to roll out new innovation within Office 365, and get closer to the next on-premises server release, I wanted to take this time to provide full context about the road ahead.
When we started this journey, SharePoint began as a content collaboration solution focused on team sites. As the product evolved, we added new experiences such as portals, search, business intelligence (BI) and enterprise content management (ECM). Across all of these experiences, SharePoint offers a consistent management layer providing control to customers. We also made SharePoint an extensible platform, allowing customers and partners to enhance the out-of-box experiences. Experiences, management and extensibility became the core aspects of what people love about SharePoint. As we move SharePoint forward, these three aspects continue to remain central—both within the server and across Office 365.
The cloud enables us to bring the experiences, management and extensibility together across not just SharePoint, but all of the Office technologies. We can finally break down individual product installations into a cohesive productivity solution, enabling holistic capabilities that provide greater value to customers and partners. The cloud also allows us to rapidly innovate and deliver new experiences faster than ever before. At the same time, we’re building collaboration, mobility and machine learning capabilities right into all of the Office experiences, enabling a generational transformation in the way people work.”
Good read if you are interested in learning more about the future of SharePoint and Office 365.
How many times have you been told the solution to your SharePoint 2013 needs require custom .NET development? Unfortunately, many consultants and consulting firms resort to custom .NET development because they are unfamiliar with how to truly architect solutions in SharePoint 2013. Granted, a certain amount of custom .NET development is required for most implementations; however, having a thorough understanding of how to architect your information to support business contextual needs, is the key to dramatically reducing those custom efforts and gaining more long-term value.
The truth is, most SharePoint Intranet, Document Management, Knowledge Management, Records Management and Collaboration solutions can be implemented with less than 10% custom development efforts. Implementing SharePoint 2013 using fundamental IA principals and techniques will reduce the need for custom development efforts, the cost of maintaining those efforts and the length of time you are tied to a consulting firm because of those efforts.
Start gaining the most value from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 today!
Join 5-year Microsoft SharePoint MVP, Bob Mixon, for a virtual hands-on 5-day, in-depth course and learn how to successfully apply Information Architecture techniques to SharePoint 2013. This course is geared to provide you with a thorough understand of Information Architecture and how to solve “real world” business problems on the SharePoint 2013 platform.
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I am honored to be chosen to speak at the SharePoint Saturday Sacramento (#SPSSAC) event, on May 31 of this year; just a couple weeks away.
I will be speaking on the topic of Records Management and how to accomplish Records Management tasks using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 technologies. I will describe what records management is, and demonstrate a number of features that can be used, in SharePoint 2013, to meet your organizations records management initiatives.
There is a great line-up of speakers at this free event. Take a look here for a list of all the fantastic sessions that will be delivered.
I would like to thank all of those who have given their time to organize this event. I know what it takes to do so and it is a lot of work.
I would also like to thank the sponsors; without them, this wouldn’t be possible!
If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE REGISTER!
May 31, 2014
The Northern California SharePoint Community is proud to host the 3rd SharePoint Saturday Sacramento
Join fellow SharePoint colleagues in attending over 25 sessions presented by MVPs, MCMs and other SharePoint leaders. Topics include:
- SharePoint 2013/2010
- Office 365 / SPO
- Business Intelligence
- Case Studies
- Social & Mobile with SharePoint Reporting
- And more …
This event is FREE and open to the public. Network, learn and immerse yourself in tips, tricks and ideas from leading SharePoint Experts from around the country.
WHERE & WHEN
Patrick Hayes Learning Center
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
Registration is required to attend.
Continental breakfast, snacks and lunch are included. Parking is free, but space is limited.
Register now at http://spssac2014.eventbrite.com
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014. I am looking forward to a good year; meeting new friends and getting some vacation time in!
This is a new blog, starting in 2014, as my previous blog was deleted. I intend on focusing on SharePoint 2013 knowledge management, document management and records management.