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Weekly Roundup – June 29 2014

I read a ton of stuff over the course of the week (one of the happy side effects of commuting into New York).  Some of the bits and pieces I pick up strike me as particularly interesting and I thought I’d start sharing them.

Last week’s roundup is up at the Big Apple site.

This week I […]

And Now For Something Completely Different, With Pictures!

My colleague, Anil Ferris, took a break from his endless lab building, breaking and rebuilding to write a gem of a blog post on Likability – and I’m not just calling it a gem because he fit in a great motorcycle reference.  He certainly gets lots of points for that, however.

This is a really interesting […]

“We Don’t Want SharePoint To Look Like SharePoint”

I’ve always been a function-over-form kind of person.  I’ll take a challenging user interface over something pretty any day – provided the payout is worth it.  Consider Dwarf Fortress :).  This is pretty difficult UI sitting on top of a complex simulation engine.  Yet, I spent a bunch of hours (more than anyone would publicly […]

“We Don’t Want SharePoint To Look Like SharePoint”

I’ve always been a function-over-form kind of person.  I’ll take a challenging user interface over something pretty any day – provided the payout is worth it.  Consider Dwarf Fortress :).  This is pretty difficult UI sitting on top of a complex simulation engine.  Yet, I spent a bunch of hours (more than anyone would publicly […]

How Much Does It Cost To Build a World Class Intranet On SharePoint?

My colleague, David Drinkwine, does a (slightly more than) pen-on-napkin estimate for building a truly world class intranet for a large enterprise organization.  You can read about it here: (http://www.bigapplesharepoint.com/pages/View-An-Insight.aspx?BlogID=86&stitle=WCI).

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Growing Awareness / Adoption of JavaScript Frameworks

My colleague, Javed Ansari (http://www.bigapplesharepoint.com/team?showExpertName=Javed%20Ansari&rsource=pgblog), wrote a short summary blog post on frameworks he likes or at least has been using with with SharePoint: http://www.bigapplesharepoint.com/pages/View-An-Insight.aspx?BlogID=53&rsource=PGBlog).

jQuery seems to have been the victor on the field, so to speak, for years now, but the others are more new and stills sort of battling it, like Angular. (SPServices, […]

Spinning SharePoint Timer Jobs from Site Collection Configuration

My colleague, Ashish Patel, wrote a blog post describing a flexible timer job architecture that affords some nice flexibility to support long-running tasks and/or reports.  In his words:

1. Analyzing Checked out files and sending reminders to the individuals if the number of days (since the file was checked out) exceed certain threshold limits

2. Removing links […]

Weekly Roundup – SharePoint, RWD, Meta Stuff & Harley

I wrote up a quick summary of some interesting SharePoint and related news and information relevant to us in the SharePoint community. Or at least mostly relevant :).

The four articles cover SharePoint, Responsive Web Design, a meta conversation about the proliferation of programming languages and, of course – the electric motorcycle from Harley!!!

I posted it […]

Blog Series on Continuous Integration with SharePoint

My colleague, Robert Hiskey, has started a general purpose blog series on continuous integration with specific references to SharePoint.  If the topic interests you, you can read about it here (http://www.bigapplesharepoint.com/pages/insights.aspx?showCategory=Continuous%20Integration&rsoure=PGBlog).

The series is going to be at least 5 posts long, maybe longer :).  As of the date of publishing this entry, there are three […]

Wicked Exciting Announcement

Making announcements isn’t really my thing, but this time, I’m really and truly excited about the just-launched Slalom Big Apple SharePoint site. 

I work at Slalom consulting and manage the Portals & Collaboration practice.  The Big Apple site is “my” site for my practice here in New York.  I’ve long wanted one of these. I’m […]