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High Level Best Practices: SharePoint Source Code Management and the Related Deployment Process

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Mar, 21, 2012 04:03

50,000 Foot Overview This article describes the source code management and deployment process for SharePoint 2010 initiatives and provides the current-state of SharePoint 2007 deployment analysis as well as listing the various options and associated best practices for SharePoint 2010. This is a high-level EPC Group process we put in place for our clients but […]

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Topics: Custom Development, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013

Implementing Global Intranet Governance with a Proper Long-term Roadmap

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 10, 2012 02:01

Implementing Global Intranet Governance with a Proper Long-term Roadmap   Introduction You have probably been flooded with external sources telling you what SharePoint Governance really is and EPC Group is here to state our definitive and we believe true way to implement Global Intranet Governance with a forward looking roadmap to match. For Global organizations […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, Metadata - Content Types, SharePoint 2010

Developing a SharePoint Steering Committee

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Nov, 29, 2011 01:11

Overview Within an enterprise SharePoint deployment, a key best practice to ensure your organization’s long-term SharePoint’s success, is the creation of a SharePoint Steering committee and engaging and\or including your organization’s key business and technology leaders to this committee. The SharePoint Steering Committee is the overall governing body of Microsoft SharePoint that ensures the technology […]

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Topics: SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Consulting

Best Practices for SharePoint Cultural Change Management – From the SharePoint Consulting Trenches

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Nov, 11, 2011 01:11

Introduction It is not unusual for those implementing SharePoint 2010 to experience a fair amount of change and conflict as part of their deployment process. Other than e-mail, no other product that you will implement will have as wide or personal “touch and feel” as SharePoint 2010 if you intend to implement this product in […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, Office 365 Change Management, SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

SharePoint 2010 Web Standards, Accessibility, and Usability Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Oct, 14, 2011 09:10

SharePoint 2010 Web Standards, Accessibility, and Usability Quick Reference Guide The following is a SharePoint 2010 Web Standards and Usability Quick Reference Guide following EPC Group’s best practices for SharePoint user interface (UI) development (master page) and configuration best practices. SharePoint 2010 Accessibility A way to guarantee interoperability of the website o    SharePoint 2010 Supports […]

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Topics: Responsive Web Design (RWD), SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Branding

Selecting the Right SharePoint Consulting Firm: Comparing Apples to Apples, or Apples to Oranges

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Sep, 19, 2011 02:09

Background on One of Many Similar Situations I Have Come Across in the Past 24 Months In working with clients and gathering their business requirements as well as their detailed functional requirements as well as listening to their past experiences in working with SharePoint consultants on previous versions such as SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2007, […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, Hybrid SharePoint Implementation, Hybrid SharePoint Platform

My Site Implementation in SharePoint 2010 – A Best Practices Strategy

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Sep, 12, 2011 01:09

My Site Implementation in SharePoint 2010 – A Best Practices Strategy A SharePoint 2010 Enterprise initiative must be approached in a manner to ensure it is implemented with a “Platform Strategy” and “SharePoint as a Service” in mind. This not only includes the implementation of a Document Management \ Records Management SharePoint 2010 enterprise initiative […]

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Topics: ECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, My Sites - SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 – A Learning Management System (LMS) for Government \ DoD, Private Sector\Fortune 1000, and Educational Institutions | (SP vs. Blackboard)

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jul, 18, 2011 11:07

SharePoint as a Learning Management System (LMS) Your organization more than likely already owns SharePoint licenses and may be using it for collaboration, the Intranet, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) \ Enterprise Records Management (ERM) solution, or to meet a variety of other business requirements. One area where SharePoint is being extremely underutilized by a […]

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Topics: Consulting From the Trenches, Mobility, SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010, Mobility, Browser Compatibility, Compliance, and its Continued Dominance in the Marketplace

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jul, 10, 2011 06:07

SharePoint 2010, Mobility, Browser Compatibility, Compliance, and its Continued Dominance in the Marketplace Like a stock trader who has purchased a “put” on a stock in hopes the stock value will decrease, I continue to see articles and blogs every now and then asking questions and making statements on doubts about how long SharePoint can […]

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Topics: BYOD - Bring Your Own Device, HIPAA, Mobility

Developing a Hybrid SharePoint 2010 ERM \ ECM Platform (SPaaS)

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jul, 01, 2011 06:07

Developing a Hybrid SharePoint 2010 ERM \ ECM Platform (SPaaS) In developing any Enterprise Records Management (ERM) or (ECM) Platform, the key to long-term success is your organizations ability to develop a roadmap that takes into consideration the hybrid types of business and functional requirements that the systems user base will encounter in the many […]

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Topics: ECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Hybrid SharePoint Platform

Is Records Management and Usability, Together, Even Possible?

Posted by Errin O'Connor on May, 25, 2011 01:05

Is Records Management and Usability, Together, Even Possible? Why are 75% of the organizations in the United States (with an enterprise presence) looking at implementing arecords management solution and why are they drawn so much to a particular Microsoft platform? Can you have an enterprise content management (ECM) \ enterprise records management (ERM) solution with […]

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Topics: ECM-Enterprise Content Management, ERM-Enterprise Records Management, Metadata - Content Types

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