Here is a glimpse of what was out there (news, new or updated products, apps, solutions, tips, etc.) for and about SharePoint for the week of July 29-August 2, 2013.
Microsoft releases Service Pack 2
Although this was last week’s news, this important announcement was important enough for you to know about. On July 23, 2013 Microsoft released the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2. Read more about it here, here and here.
Only July 26 Microsoft unveiled a new website to market its cloud version of SharePoint in a growing market of competitors. With a host of information (how-to videos, guides, business scenarios, etc.) to help users make informed decisions about getting started with SharePoint. The official announcement can be found here and the official site here.
Large Enterprise Content Management and SharePoint
With a lengthy history, stretching back to the 70’s, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) developed to make business processes run more efficiently and cost effectively. The main driver of today’s ECM trend is SharePoint. SharePoint has a lengthy history, some 15 years, and thus it is well entrenched and used in enterprises today. Besides the history and development of SharePoint this article also points out the utility of SharePoint as a central framework or repository of information. It goes into greater detail of the usefulness of SharePoint and its strong ecosystem. The article mentions that even though SharePoint is far from perfect it still has its merits. Read the full article here.
Info Retrieval using Semantic Search in SharePoint
This article highlights the semantic search capabilities of Smartlogic. In a study conducted by Smartlogic, finding the right information is still creating major problems for SharePoint users. The article states that the research findings might be dated and SharePoint 2013 may paint a vastly different picture then previous SharePoint versions. They do not right-off Smartlogics results and in-fact point out the merits of the study as SharePoint is being utilized quite extensively in many organizations. The study shows that although SharePoint is a multifunctional platform, its enterprise search functions are disappointing. Is Semantic search the answer to getting better search results? To learn more read the full article here.
BoostSolutions celebrates its 5th year anniversary
To celebrate its birthday, Boostsolutions is giving away some great free things and offering some very tempting discounts on its products until August 19th, 2013. The promotion started this week with BoostSolutions giving away SharePoint Document View for free. It also gave a 50% discount on three of its products: SharePoint Classifier, SharePoint Excel Import and SharePoint Data Connector. Take advantage of this promotion here.
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