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Ways to improve your SharePoint Intranet

By | Application integration & Middleware | One Comment

World today is changing in companies using different path to get better communication with their staff, to boost productivity, improve the effectiveness of the strategy and business direction. SharePoint has become a reference’s tool regarding this point, however, many organizations still struggling to get the most out of the features it offers and find it difficult to increase adoption. In this article, we will see the key points to improve your SharePoint environnement. USE “FOLLOW”…

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Recap SharePoint Event Paris 2015

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  Guillaume Meunier and I went to SharePoint Event 2015 in Paris on Saturday 30, May. This event was well organized and on time! We learned about the news features regarding SharePoint, related to B.I, SQL, governance, collaboration & Communication, Workflow and Process System. The sessions we followed are: How OneDrive Company revolutionized storing files in my business Almost all companies use the SMB file system and deployment networks on workstations to store and centralize…

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A SharePoint – Business Analyst? What for?

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Business analysis is becoming a widely accepted and valued position in organizations today, particularly those that are looking for new ways to enhance information systems. Good business analysis allows us to deal effectively with complexity, which in turn enables creativity and innovation.   Quick Reminder of what is SharePoint Microsoft SharePoint is a robust collaboration platform that empowers people to work together. It’s a CMS to share, organize, discover, build and manage projects / data….

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SharePoint 2016: What’s new? And What to expect?

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The Ignite Event took place in Chicago last week. According to what has been presented, here are the first news about the new SharePoint 2016!  SharePoint 2016 looks like an enhancement of the existing SharePoint 2013 version. Most of the SP2013 features will continue to work but in a more powerful way. SharePoint 2016 will be focused on the following points: Security Compliance Advanced Analytics and Insights (data analysis and reporting) Cloud experience The new…

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Nathan Courtine

Improving your SharePoint performance using SQL Server settings (part 2)

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Last week, I attended the SQLSaturday 2014 in Paris and participated in a session on SQL Server optimization for Sharepoint by Serge Luca. This session tried to list the best pratices and recommendations for Database Administrators in order to increase the SharePoint performance. This blog post is based on this session and is meant as a sequel to my previous post on Improving your SharePoint performance using SQL Server settings (part 1). SQL Server instance…

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Stéphane Haby

How to find the SQL Server Management Pack in the SCOM database

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While working on a customer project, I needed to retrieve the SQL Server SCOM Management Pack version. Unfortunately, the SCOM team took a while to answer and as I am the DBA, I have access to the SCOM databases. So let’s have a look at how we can get this the “hard” way. On 30/06/2014, a new Management Pack was published for SQL Server. I have installed the last package and a lot bugs were fixed…

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Nathan Courtine

ESPC 2014: Upgrading To SharePoint 2013

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I have decided to make a resume of the presentation “Upgrading SharePoint 2013″ by Sam Hassani that I have followed at the European SharePoint Conference 2014. This is meant for the people who did not have the chance to attend to the event taking place from 5 to 8 May 2014 in Barcelona! For more details on the Conference presentations, have a look at the agenda. History of upgrades in SharePoint Historically, there are three…

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Nathan Courtine

Improving your SharePoint performance using SQL Server settings (part 1)

By | Database management | 4 Comments

SharePoint performance is a recursive problem and preoccupation. As a Database Administrator, we have to deal with SharePoint when configuring SQL Server databases. In this article, I will propose a list of best practices in SQL Server settings aimed to reduce SharePoint performance issues. This article is inspired from the presentation Optimizing SQL Server for Speedy SharePoint by Sahil Malik held at the European SharePoint Conference 2014 in Barcelona. Autogrowth Do not keep the default…

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IT Pro TechDays 2013 in Lausanne: BYOD, SQL Server & SharePoint

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I had the opportunity to attend the IT Pro day at the Microsoft Techdays in Lausanne. Let me give you a few insights on my day there. Being a SharePoint specialist but also ramping up on Microsoft SQL Server I tried to balance between SQL and SharePoint related sessions. BYOD As usual, the day started with a Keynote focusing on an overview of the new Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 features. Well… it…

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