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About rearcardoor

Chairman and founder of ImageFast Ltd, a leading UK ECM consultancy business and Microsoft Gold Partner. Over 20 years experience delivering successful ECM projects utilising scanning, data capture, document management, records management, workflow, BPM and SharePoint.

SharePoint storage challenges and a nod to Shredded Storage

Having come from a background of implementing enterprise document management solutions, it has been an interesting journey looking at how to provide the same level of functionality and scalability on SharePoint.  One of these areas is storage.  One of the … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 Service Applications

There are fewer fundamental architectural changes with SharePoint 2013 than there were with 2010, but there are a few changes and a number of new service applications that are worth a mention. Search Service This has been totally rebuilt from … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

You can only upgrade to SharePoint 2013 from SharePoint 2010 so those of you looking to upgrade directly from 2007 will have to take the 2010 route first. There is no in-place upgrade option for 2013, not that we ever … Continue reading

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SharePoint Evolution Conference

I’ll be attending the SharePoint Evolution Conference in London next week and expect it to be a really interesting event.  Last year’s event was well organised and the evening entertainment certainly made the whole event a great success – thank … Continue reading

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Capabilities and features in SharePoint 2013

This is a great page for finding about the new stuff in 2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142374.aspx Some of the key bits that i like are: App Store – the whole world is becoming an ‘appy’place… and the new AppStore just brings SharePoint … Continue reading

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Finding Duplicate Documents in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint warns you if you are about to save a duplicate of a document and it does this by matching the filename.  This only applies when you are saving your new document to the same location in SharePoint where the original … Continue reading

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ECM Bits – Just save it to SharePoint

One of the areas in which organisations often get confused is around whether or not to force people to save all documents to SharePoint.  This tends to be the case in more regulated industries where stricter controls are placed over … Continue reading

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Making Documents Unique – Part 3

Proving that it all works The first thing to do is to add a new document to a document library and ensure that the Document ID is being assigned.  To do this, navigate to a document library and upload or … Continue reading

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Making Documents Unique – Part 2

How to Implement Document IDs As mentioned previously, the Document ID Service is set at the Site Collection level so once you are in a site, you need to go to Site Actions and then click on Site Settings. Click … Continue reading

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Making Documents Unique

A Fundamental ECM Requirement A fundamental tenet of any ECM solution is that it must be possible to uniquely identify a document and retrieve it based on a unique identifier.  This identifier is typically an incremental numeric value that increments … Continue reading

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