Data Security in Office 365 (SharePoint Online)

The concern on where the data resides goes with all Cloud solutions. The data storage as part of the agreement is at the discretion of the service provider (usually unless ...
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QA & Testing as a Career Path - Debunking the Myths

“Do you know that “testing” sounds like music when you go along with it for some time? Yeah! It really does!! Give it a chance and you will realize that. I know you love music”. ...
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SharePoint 2010 to 2013 Upgrade - Resolving Error during FIM Key Import

During the migration of user profile service application from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 I ran into this issue, was unable to import the FIM key and were getting the below ...
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Must-have Productive tools in a Developer's Armoury

As a developer our majority of concentration lay around implementing the functional requirements of the product. But as an Architect, I need to take care of the non-functional ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Feature Updates from Cem Aykan (Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Search at Microsoft)

Webinar Recap: Roadmap for SharePoint 2013 Search and why Metadata matters? Enterprise search is one of the non-quantifiable benefits that come with many inherit ...
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SharePoint 2013 + Yammer Flashback: Why need a Social Strategy?

“Social is catching on fast with enterprises” -  has been the proverbial  phrase for the last couple of years. However, it was Yammer’s acquisition by Microsoft for a whopping ...
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Internet of Things: The Era of Mobile Application Development

From a mosquito repellent app that produces a sonic sound to scare mosquitoes away or Smarthings’ smart home apps connecting your rooms, doors, kettle, refrigerators to Nike's ...
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BDC Issues Resolution: Rare Active Directory Issues in SharePoint

One fine day(or rather not a fine one) we got stuck all of a sudden. We were not able to  perform any activities in SharePoint related to BCS external lists. Every time we tried ...
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EDI vs. XML – Which is the preferred mode to Improve Enterprise Productivity

Having worked as a tech lead for more than 6 years in a project, involving automation of supply-chain complexities, I would like to share my tryst with EDI files. Enterprises have ...
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Building Strong Brand Image using SharePoint

What gives a you a sense of belonging? What comes to your mind when you hear some famous brands? What is corporate identity? What makes us remain loyal to a brand? These are some ...
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SharePoint and Enterprise Social Computing to Foster Better Collaboration

An organization today cannot afford to work in a silo environment. In order to outperform, its workforce needs to get out of their closet, share, communicate and continually build ...
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Mobility: From the 1940's World War to SharePoint 2013

If mobility is the new mantra for business collaboration, how can a widely used unified platform like SharePoint afford to miss mobility in their concept of collaboration? Let's ...
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SharePoint Workflow Solutions to Drive Workforce Productivity

Today many organizations still rely on obsolete practices to manage their day to day operations. These approaches have an adverse impact on workforce productivity in terms of ...
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Fast Search Features in SharePoint 2013 for better document search and increasing productivity

Microsoft acquisition of Fast Search for $1.2Billion In the year 2008, Microsoft acquired a technology company called Fast Search & Transfer ASA for a whopping US$ 1.2 billion. ...
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EXCEL vs BI tools - Towards a Data Driven Culture!

The Great BI vs Excel Debate As Business intelligence vendors slog it out to flex their muscles on enterprise stage and has experts talking lengths on BI, one thing that is ...
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Addressing time difference issue in Onsite / Offshore development model

Having handled complex Java projects at our offshore development center at Trigent's Bangalore Office, here's my take on the oft-discussed topic on time difference issue ...
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Operational BI at Banks

Embedding Operational Business Intelligence (BI) tools to several banking operations can help operational managers get actionable insights on operational bottleneck, historical ...
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Interesting Video by Logi Analytics themed around "The BI Chocolate Cake Problem".

Here is a very interesting video by LOGI analytics. The video metaphorically describes enterprises' end-users as kids and toddlers demanding for variety of chocolate cakes ...
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