Principles to Intranet Success- Part 4: Branding & UI Design

Posted by Dave Fisher on 10.06.15

Have you seen some of the Intranets out there? If you haven't, let me summarize the appearance of standard an out of the box Intranet like SharePoint, Jive or Office 365: Meh. Meh is okay. Meh isn't terrible or great. It just is.

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Topics: Strategy, Leadership, Branding

SharePoint and Sitecore: Together? Part 2

Posted by Dave Fisher on 09.30.15

Thanks for checking out part two of my three part blog series on the integration between SharePoint and Sitecore. If you missed last weeks post on my introduction to the topic, you should definitely check it out.

Last time, I gave a pretty quick and high level overview of what "integration" means for SharePoint and Sitecore. There are three types of integration between the two enterprise platforms; page-level, item-level and API integration. For a developer like myself, this is very exciting as the API integration really opens the world for us when creating solutions to extract content between both content management sysems.

In this post I am going to outline the authentication scenarios when integrating the two platforms together.

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, Branding

SharePoint and Sitecore: Together? 

Posted by Dave Fisher on 09.14.15

Anyone familiar with our company is probably wondering why I am writing a blog post about Sitecore. My question is why not? 

A little history: I'm a MCP in SharePoint, a certified Sitecore 7 developer and have been working on both platforms for the past 5 years. I enjoy working in both and am passionate about finding the best tool for any job. I find both platforms/ services to be very good at what they do and I figured it would be interesting enough to talk about!

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Topics: SharePoint 2013, Branding, Development

SharePoint 2016 for Mobile Users

Posted by Dave Fisher on 08.31.15

A small step forward:

In the upcoming version of SharePoint 2016, Microsoft has made some advances in the mobile department. Yet, I feel they have still missed the mark. For anyone on SharePoint 2013, you will see some changes in the mobile touch view... allowing you to control and manage documents a bit better on your mobile device. However, it's not quite the mobile experience I think SharePoint 2016 should have, especially given the very mobile-centric world we live in.

Not to say you shouldn't upgrade-- you definitely should. SharePoint 2016 has introduced a ton of new features, including large file handing, zero downtime patching, unified search and much more! 

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Topics: Branding, Intranet

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