Why I’ve been quiet…

As you may have noticed, this blog has been a bit of a dead zone lately. There are several very good reasons for this – one being that a lot of my creative energy has been going into co-writing a book – and I thought it was time… Continue reading

Complexity bites: When SharePoint = Risk

think as you age, you become more and more like your parents. Not so long ago I went out paintballing with some friends and we all agreed that the 16-18 year olds who also happened to be there were all obnoxious little twerps who needed a good kick in the rear. At the same time, we also agreed that we were just as obnoxious back when we were that age. Your perspective changes as you learn and your experience grows, but you don’t forget where you came from…

SharePoint, for a number of reasons, is one of those products that has a way of really laying bare any gaps that the organisation has in terms of their overall maturity around technology and strategy… Continue reading

"Ain’t it cool?" – Integrating SharePoint and real-time performance data – Part 2

Send to Kindle Hi again This article is the second half of a pair of articles explaining how I integrated real-time performance data with an SharePoint based IT operational portal, designed around the principle of passive compliance with legislative or organisational controls. In the first post, I introduced the PI… Continue reading

"Ain’t it cool?" – Integrating SharePoint and real-time performance data – Part 1

Send to Kindle Hi This is one of those nerdy posts in the category of "look at me! look at me! look at what I did, isn’t it cool?". Normally application developers write posts like this, demonstrating some cool bit of code they are really proud of. Being only a… Continue reading

Why do SharePoint Projects Fail? – Part 8

Send to Kindle Hi Well, here we are at part 8 in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of SharePoint project failure. Surely after 7 posts, you would think that we are exhausting the various factors that can have a negative influence on time, budget and SharePoint deliverables?… Continue reading

SharePoint Branding Part 7 -The ‘governance’ of it all..

Well, here we are! After delving into dark arts where everybody but metrosexual web designers fear to tread (HTML and CSS), we then delved into the areas that metrosexual web designers truly fear to tread (packaging, deployment and even some c# code!). Finally, we get to the area… Continue reading