Thursday, September 27, 2012

Case Study: Plante Moran is saving $260,000 By Automating Creation of New Sites




Approving new SharePoint site requests and creating and provisioning these sites, while struggling to maintain the uniformity of your taxonomy, look-and-feel, and governance standards, can quickly eat up your IT department's time and resources.
Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant for SharePoint 2010 (SPGA) is a tool from SharePoint Solutions which can completely automate this process from request right through to provisioning, saving your IT department countless hours of labor. 
A completely automated “set it and forget it” site creation solution!
In our new Case Study, read how Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest CPA and business advisory firms, has saved more than $260,000 and in excess of 3,500 man hoursso far—using this remarkable product.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Does Dumping On-Premises Software Make Good Business Sense? (Part 1)





I could have chosen a title for this article like “What are the Benefits of Moving to the Cloud” or something similar, but there have already been thousands of articles written over the last few years that have titles that come from that angle.
Instead, I would like to talk about some serious benefits of on-premises software that might get overlooked in the rush to the Cloud.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Working with Registration Receivers in Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2010 (ExCM) – Part 2 – The “MembershipProfile” Receiver



By Matthew McBride

Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2010 (ExCM) contains a framework called Registration Receivers that can be used to inject custom programming activities into the ExCM registration pipeline. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the “SPUser” receiver and its function.
In this part, we will discuss the “MembershipProfile” receiver which is used to update the membership profile fields with the values provided by the user at the time of registration. Similar to the “SPUser” receiver, this feature modifies the behavior of your SharePoint Extranet site so that external users’ experience is more consistent with that of your internal users.

First, let’s take a look at what happens when the receiver is not used. I have simply commented out the RegistrationReceiver section of the web.config file:


Monday, September 10, 2012

SPGA Now Provides Site Lifecycle Management for SharePoint 2010


by Tony Bierman

Today we’ve released a significant update to our Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant for SharePoint 2010 product. Prior to this release, SPGA was already a great tool for managing the process of requesting and creating new SharePoint 2010 sites. With the addition of these new site lifecycle management features, SPGA users can now manage the entire SharePoint 2010 site lifecycle from creation to expiration and decommissioning.