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  • Oct.30.2012

    ​On October 30th I delivered a Webinar on What's new in Search in SharePoint 2013.

    Microsoft has made and continues to make massive investments in Search in SharePoint.  Following the acquisition of FAST in 2008, portions of the FAST search technology made its way into SharePoint Search, but FAST remained as a separate product.  For SharePoint 2013, there is only SharePoint Search, combining the power of FAST and the work that Microsoft has been doing to go beyond that.

    Some of the key features highlighted are:

    • Architecture and scalability
    • 2013 Search user experience
      • Live Office Preview using with integration of Office Web Applications
      • Customization of the search presentation, using HTML display templates rather than XSLT
      • Concept of Search Verticals
      • Managed Metadata driven refinement
    • The new Content Search web part - killer replacement for the Content Query web part
    • Topic pages - leveraging managed Metadata Navigation, Content By Search web part and Improved Keyword Query Language
    • Cross-site publishing to share content between sites or even farms, by leveraging search
    • SEO enhancements - end user and search engine friendly URLs, on page SEO properties, auto-generated XML site map
    • Usage Analytics - feeding right back into Search, usage based ranking, no. of views information in search results
    • Top Viewed Pages - pre-configured Content Search web part

    You can view the presentation and video at the links below:

    Presentation - What's New in Search 2013
    Video - What's New in Search 2013

  • Oct.23.2012

    ​On October 23rd I delivered a Webinar on Extranets in SharePoint 2010 and 2013.

    As more organizations recognize than an Extranet is a vital part of their web strategy, business partners are finding ways to dramatically improve on Extranet performance, functionality and user experience.

    Microsoft SharePoint delivers a secure platform that allows a tailored approach towards achieving business goals with an Extranet. A SharePoint Extranet can support the following objectives:

    • Build an online community
    • Allow interaction between organization and customers, partners, vendors, and volunteers
    • Reduce supply chain inefficiencies
    • Offer customer self-service strategies
    • Share business resources with partners

    In this webinar, we demonstrated the latest technology enhancements and customizations for Extranet Portals that ensure organizations achieve their goals. We showcased how our clients are using SharePoint to transform their businesses, lower costs and maximize growth potential in a variety of scenarios:

    We also discussed the various ways to extend SharePoint outside your organization.  We compared and contrasted the following technical solutions, and outlined where each is appropriate:

    You can view the presentation and video from the links below:

    Presentation - Extranets in SharePoint 2010 and 2013
    Video - Extranets in SharePoint 2010 and 2013

  • Oct.09.2012

    On October 9, 2012, I delivered a presentation on Risk and Controls related to SharePoint at the Toronto Chapter of ISACA in Kitchener.

    This session explored SharePoint Governance, auditing support and infrastructure.

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