In the nine years that I’ve been working with SharePoint, there are some patterns that I’ve seen emerge as far as user adoption is concerned. In this article, I will talk about the typical five stages of user adoption that I see in organizations, in the order that they tend to happen.
A few months ago we had the opportunity to take on a project that would bring Rackspace Cloud Files together with SharePoint web sites. This would be in the form of a SharePoint 2013 app where you would have the ability to log into your Rackspace Cloud account and have access to your cloud storage. Since file collaboration and sharing is in high demand, we also wanted to give you the ability to share files stored in your cloud storage with other people — regardless of whether or not that person has access to the SharePoint site. This would be a step toward facilitating collaboration between SharePoint and non-SharePoint users.
The Content Search Web Part (CSWP) is a new feature in SharePoint 2013. It can be most accurately compared to the Content Query Web Part that we have in previous SharePoint versions. The one striking difference between Content Search and Content Query is that Content Search allows you to query and show information from any site collection. As long as your search is configured to crawl the information it can be pulled into your CSWP!
One of the most common discussions that I’ve heard recently is around SharePoint in the cloud – specifically what it is, what it does and how it can be used. This is a great topic, but there seems to still be a lot of confusion and misconceptions about what it means for SharePoint to be in the cloud. In this blog post, I’ll clarify some of the more common issues.
Marketers are concerned with two things when it comes to digital campaigns: ease and performance. They need simple solutions that work with their timeline demands and can withstand traffic spikes due to campaign efforts and seasonality.
Get the most out of SharePoint without having to deal with the management headaches with our new fully managed SharePoint solutions in the Rackspace Open Cloud. Cloud Servers for SharePoint offer the flexibility and cost savings of the cloud, delivered with our award-winning Fanatical Support, plus the SharePoint support, management and expertise that only Rackspace offers.
Our week of webinars in November was so popular, that the Rackspace SharePoint team is at it again this month with a new set of webinars designed to arm you with everything you need to know about SharePoint 2013.
The holiday season is upon us and if you’re sipping hot chocolate by the fire questioning your SharePoint set up, we invite you to join us for a monthly virtual Q&A session with Microsoft MVPs to get answers to your technical questions.