Commentary On a Video Overview of Workflow in SharePoint Server 2013

On February 28, 2013, Microsoft® published a video titled Overview of Workflow in SharePoint Server 2013. The presumed audience appears to be SharePoint administrators, developers, SQL Server administrators, developers, and network services developers. This presentation will likely leave the viewer with a clear impression of a planned separate product path for the new Workflow Manager available for SharePoint 2013. As the narrator explains, ” . . . SharePoint 2013 is merely the first customer for Workflow Manager. There will be others.” (quoted from this video, a link is provided in this post to the entire video” Workflow Manager must be…
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Measure SharePoint 2013 Usage with Site and Search Analytics

An important component of a return on investment analysis for software can be frequency of usage. SharePoint 2013 includes a web analytics service useful for this purpose. In a video overview titled Overview of SharePoint 2013 analytics features and implementation, Steve Peschka, Senior Principal Architect, Microsoft®, introduces us to the web analytics service for SharePoint 2013. In the opening scene of this video Mr. Peschka presents a new feature of analytics for SharePoint 2013: it’s built on “Request Management” (not defined in this video). The analytics feature has been completely rewritten for SharePoint 2013. The rationale for the rewrite was…
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Newsfeed Options for SharePoint Online Office 365, 2013

Organizations looking to enhance collaboration between personnel on projects, or other shared tasks will want to use the Newsfeed feature of Sharepoint Online, Office 365, 2013. By implementing this feature, personnel with an interest in specific documents, spreadsheets, or other organizational assets (including web pages, slide decks, or data in any other file type format included in a SharePoint library of list) letated to these projects or tasks can follow them, comment on them, etc. Out of the box, SharePoint Online includes Newsfeeds as one of the Micro Blogging features of My Sites. Despite the “person-centric” nature of this architecture,…
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Attendees at SPTechCon San Francisco Look to Use SharePoint for Mission Critical Applications

We are attending SPTechCon in San Francisco. Yesterday we were fortunate enough to speak at some length with more than 25 attendees. We were impressed with the general size of the business enterprises represented by attendees. Many Fortune 100 businesses have sent staff to this year’s show. What pervade our conversations was a general intention to implement SharePoint for higher levels of utility than we presumed would be the case. For example, we heard from one transportation company of their interest to dispense with BI tools from a plethora of third parties in lieu of maximizing the value and usefulness…
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Online SharePoint Training is a Cost Effective Method of Obtaining Important Technical Training for Users at All Levels

Online SharePoint training from Rehmani Consulting Inc, offered on SharePoint-Videos.com makes sense for the entire range of users of Microsoft’s popular software tool. But for “citizen developers”, as defined by Gartner, our online training is particularly useful, especially where SharePoint 2010 has been implemented. Why cite the full range of SharePoint users as a group that stands to benefit from online SharePoint training? The fact is that we presently offer instructional video tutorials on 9 aspects of SharePoint 2010 technology online. Shortly we will add video tutorials on an additional 3 aspects of SharePoint 2010, including Project Management, Records Management,…
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