The Heat in SharePoint Semantics July 6 to July 12
July 17, 2012
This week’s highlighted SharePoint Semantics posts focused on ways to optimize the SharePoint user experience without breaking the bank.
Social media is one of the hottest technology trends and SharePoint is no exception. “Introduction to Yammer For SharePoint Social Collaboration And Community” provides readers with a list of reasons why Yammer is the perfect platform for social SharePoint.
After highlighting the top 5 reasons to choose Yammer, the Ken Toth states:
“The author also points out that Yammer is a turn key solution that can be built in minutes but you must have a discussion worth having to get the social activity going. Oleson’s Yammer experiment may be worth following if you have considered adopting the social platform.”
“How to Use Conditional Content to Optimize the SharePoint User Experience” explains how using conditional content can be an effective tool for companies to use Web sites to target specific audiences.
“A custom user experience should be a high priority for a successful site experience. Boosting the design, interface, and overall individual user experience in your farm is a good way to develop community around your product. A powerful search can also add to the user experience.”
“According to Dan Holme SharePoint ROI Can Also Be Risk of Inadequacy” shares an article that discusses the need to balance cutting costs with investing in a product. Rather than using the term ROI the traditional way, Holme comes up with a new meaning for those three letters.
When discussing his definition of Risk of Inadequacy, Holmes states:
“Risk of Inadequacy is the calculation that expresses how much you have to lose by delivering a service or solution in a half-hearted, corner-cutting, penny-pinching way. It’s what exposes the fact that with inadequate time, effort, resources and, most relevantly, funding, bad things will happen.”
Another way of providing users with an optimal SharePoint experience through search is to invest in third party solutions like Smartlogic’s Semaphore Content Intelligence Platform that will allow you to make the most of your SharePoint experience.
Jasmine Ashton, July 17, 2012