Category Archives: SharePoint 2010

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 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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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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SharePoint 2010 – General guidelines for driving user adoption

At a recent conference, a show of hands highlighted that the majority of people consider SharePoint 2010 to be a platform rather than a solution.  This point of view is correct but if we are looking to drive user adoption … Continue reading

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Designing SharePoint 2010 Workflows with Microsoft Visio

One of the great new features of SharePoint 2010 is the ability to open up the whole workflow design experience to business users. Many users are familiar with using Microsoft Visio these days and it has become almost a standard … Continue reading

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Is 2010 suited to ECM?

I say “Yes it is” and here’s why… SharePoint has been dramatically improved with the release of SharePoint 2010, and incorporates many new features which support the use of the product as a platform for ECM and image storage. Content … Continue reading

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