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August 4, 2011

Common SharePoint Online (Office 365) Migration issues

I have been working on moving an existing SharePoint 2010 application to SharePoint Online (Office 365) and finally have been. I wanted to share some of the issue which are faced very likely and the probable resolution for the same

When I started i thought that it would be easy after all it's all about simple configuration and deploying the WSP on the SharePoint online environment. But it wasn't all that easy but had to face issues which I will list out as part of this blog.

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July 15, 2011

Collaboration and Microsoft's Business Productivity Offerings

Microsoft provides Business Productivity framework and tools related to it for enterprises. Let's see in this blog what does it provides and what offering are available from Microsoft in this field.

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June 15, 2011

Collaboration in Dynamic Enterprises

Dynamic enterprises are continuously evolving and involve process and policy changes due to changing environments, work culture and diverse teams situated in different geographies. These type of enterprises have changing hierarchies of roles and responsibilities. Roles of a particular employee vary from team member to manager with different projects in hand. Then, it becomes very difficult to get a clear picture of the projects, their teams and its members, tasks assigned and accomplished. Also it is difficult to search for the members with sepcific skill if hte project is large. Such type of complex organizations are very large in number now, and, existing enterprises are also looking towards this kind of enterprise architecture. They are reducing the role hierarchy in their teams and employing persons with mutliple skills. So, to have a clear picture of any project / work going on, the Project Manager and Teams members both require transparency in terms of tasks being assigned and completed. Also they should be able to collaborate fast within their teams and outside also. The team members with multiple projects in hand should be able to switch to different projects quickly and get information related to its progress, team and tasks.

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July 19, 2010

Business Insights Webcast: SharePoint 2010 Adoption Made Quicker and Easier with Infosys Solutions (Level 100)

Business Insights Webcast: SharePoint 2010 Adoption Made Quicker and Easier with Infosys Solutions (Level 100)

Please join the Webinar planned on 22nd July 2010,10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

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June 4, 2010

Web Site Innovation : Northwestern Mutual Wins 2010 Innovator Award

Northwestern Mutual has won the 2010 Innovation award from Windows Financial Services Magzine. Infosys is a Strategic Service provider for Northwestern Mutual. Infosys helped Northwestern Mutual in developing the new Website on Sharepoint.

Please check out the details  at:

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May 27, 2010

Whitepapers on SharePoint 2010

We recently published two whitepapers on SharePoint 2010. Check them out at

1. Empowering Power Information Workers Through Composites Workload of SharePoint 2010 

2. Enhancing Search in SharePoint 2010 Using Managed Metadata Services and Analytics

Share your feedback with the authors directly or insert comments to this post. You can check more publications on MS technologies at our resource center.  

May 11, 2010



Block your time for the official launch event. Yes you can be part  of history . 

Learn about the next wave of productivity at the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 virtual launch event. Join the conversation, submit questions, and watch Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division, deliver the live, worldwide keynote. Plus, you can view on-demand breakout sessions focused on solving IT challenges, while moving your business forward.

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May 7, 2010

SharePoint 2010 and SilverLight


SharePoint without silverlight had less compelling reason for adotption of building solutions with an better user experience. With seamless integration of sharepoint 2010 ,Visual Studio and for developers is much easier and simpler. Here are few points i gathered .The next happening combination which is going to take your next solution to a different level of user experience is Share Point 2010 and SilverLight.So how does SharePoint 2010 Compliment SilverLight


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January 14, 2010

Multitenancy and SharePoint 2010

Before starting this blog let me define multitenancy to ensure uniform understanding. Multitenancy in this context mean isolation of data (including backups), Isolation of usage (what data and services are exposed to the users), isolation of administration (administration of sites, services, customizations), etc. If we consider a hosted environments like SharePoint Online it offers customers 2 mode of hosting

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March 20, 2008

Why is the concept of a list so important in SharePoint

List is a powerful concept in SharePoint. It forms the basic storage mechanism. Everything in SharePoint be it simple item stores like tasks, customlists or more complicated ones like surveys, Calendar entries, project tasks, blogs, wikis, etc are all internally stored as list entries. Infact even Document Library leverages the list infrastructure.

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February 26, 2008

Additional Relational Metadata for artifacts in MOSS

Organizations which select Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) for managing artifacts (like documents, records) often leverage the out of the box (OOTB) features available in MOSS like libraries, OOTB Workflows, version management, workspaces, etc for the same. When it comes to the metadata, often there might be requirement to attach additional relational metadata in addition to the flat/standard metadata offered by MOSS. E.g. Documents/Records may have to be associated with different hierarchies like ABC.doc may need to be part of India zone and US zone drilling down through the structure, so that the document is retrieved when queried on data across both the zones. 

We (myself and one of my collegue Prasana Srinivasan) did a small exercise and would like share the custom approach we took to add additional hierarchical metadata which involved a custom database and ASPX Page. We will have this as a 2 part series.

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February 20, 2008

Licensing Model in SharePoint

There has been lot of confusion on the licensing information in SharePoint like what comes free, what is the licensed part of the product, what are the various client access license (CALs) options available. The following diagram helps clarify most of the doubts one will have around this.

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