The Heat in SharePoint Semantics June 8 to June 14
June 19, 2012
This week SharePoint Semantics delivered readers a hard blow of information that is bound to wow search enthusiasts. While we often learn about SharePoint troubleshooting and pitfalls to avoid, this week’s batch of posts focused more on third party solutions that can help improve your overall search experience.
Big Data has been all the rage lately and SharePoint Semantics is no exception. The post “Big Data Issues and the Smartlogic Content Intelligence Response” summarizes an article that discusses the current and future state of unstructured data.
Writer Ken Toth states:
“The article begins with the impressive statistic that in 2011 alone, about 1.8 zettabytes of digital data was created and copied. If this data were in the form of high-definition movies, it would take a staggering 47 million years to play them all. With this kind of volume, it is not suprising that the article refers to Big Data as “an increasingly urgent issue” for any type of large organization.”
In addition to addressing the multibillion dollar industry that big data represents, the post also summarizes a recent Smartlogic presentation on the business value potential for Content Intelligence Solutions.
In the same vein as presentations, the second post that I would like to share with you is “Second of Series Webinar on June 13 and Deep Dive Product and Demo Session June 14”. The post advertises the second installment of a series of upcoming webinars.
The article states:
“In this session Mike Himmelstein of BA Insight will discuss Search Based Applications and the two core components that they are made of, namely Agile Information Integration and Information Orchestration. Then, Michal Pisarek of Dynamic Owl Consulting will speak about how the SharePoint search engine can be configured to deliver a compelling search experience to your users.”
“Increasing SharePoint User Adoption With Branding and Search” shares a how-to with SharePoint end users via a SharePoint Solutions blog. The writer explains how to use ExCM to apply a master page to the anonymous pages (registration, sign-in, and password reset) to achieve a desired look and feel.
The article sates:
“You should consider two factors when choosing the master page for your site: branding and anonymous access. You also need to take into account the anonymous access configuration of your Web Application and the site that will run the anonymous pages.”
While re branding is an excellent way to enhance user adoption there are other ways as well. The Semaphore Content Intelligence Platform from Smartlogic enhances the search feature which saves employees time and energy.
Jasmine Ashton, June 19, 2012