All Posts by Hugo Esperanca

How to get employees to read and agree to your employee handbook with SharePoint

How to get employees to read and agree to your employee handbook with SharePointOne of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is not the creation and maintenance of the employee handbook, but how to ensure employees read and acknowledge / agree to it. Traditionally this has been achieved by creating a glossy brochure and requesting […]

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Issues with using SharePoint 2010 for Records Management

Issues with using SharePoint 2010 for Records ManagementAlthough SharePoint 2010 has improved as a record management solution it still introduces challenges to organizations that are heavily regulated by governments and governing bodies. For example, in the UK the Freedom of Information Act 2000 resulted in a working ‘Code or Practice’ governing how records need to […]

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Regulatory Compliance – Information Management Policies

Regulatory Compliance – Information Management Policies Information Management Policies in SharePoint in my experience, are not used that heavily, but are an extremely easy way to apply policies to your documents. They are accessible from ‘Library Settings’ and are configurable per content type. For example, this means that all ‘documents’ in the library will have the policy applied. […]

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What is a SharePoint Audience ?

What is a SharePoint Audience ? A SharePoint Audience is dynamically populated group of Users that are defined based on a set of ‘rules’ that define who is a member of that Audience. Audiences are only available in SharePoint Standard and above or MOSS. Once an Audience is configured it can then be manually compiled or […]

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Benefits of using SharePoint to manage your policies and procedures

Benefits of using SharePoint to manage your policies and proceduresHere is a list of fifteen advantages SharePoint has over a non-SharePoint 3rd party solution when managing your policies and procedures.  Document ManagementManaging the life-cycle of a policy is a big challenge. Document Management is SharePoint’s biggest strength. Using in-built features such as version management, publishing […]

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The SharePoint Deployment Maturity Model

The SharePoint Deployment Maturity ModelMOSS has been the most successful server product Microsoft ever released. Sales are growing much faster than Microsoft ever expected and apparently the UK is outstripping worldwide growth. Unfortunately this quick growth is also highlighting one of the major problems that everyone seems to be struggling with – deployment. I’ve been […]

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