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How to Quickly Add Documents to SharePoint Without Duplicates
Anjali Bharadwa

How to Quickly Add Documents to SharePoint Without Duplicates

SharePoint is a great resource for storing and organizing documents. A common argument I hear from users about switching to SharePoint from their network drive is that it takes too long to get their documents in SharePoint.  Create the Document Save it to PC Navigate through SharePoint to find Desired Document Library Browse for document on PC to upload it to SharePoint Then delete the file from the P (if they remember). Fortunately, there's an easy workaround.  ...

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Solution with SharePoint
Peter Rijks

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Solution with SharePoint

The benefits of combining OCR and SharePoint are pretty clear. Image-only PDFs are not picked up by SharePoint search, meaning that many documents that might match a search request are missed. DMC's OCR solution solves this problem by checking PDFs uploaded to SharePoint and running them through OCR if needed. Once a PDF has been processed by OCR, it will contain a text layer that will be picked up by search. We recently added a number of features to our OCR solution and I’d li...

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Using SPWeb.ProcessBatchData to Update Document Library Properties
Jack Cosgrove

Using SPWeb.ProcessBatchData to Update Document Library Properties

SharePoint offers a little-known but incredibly useful feature allowing for bulk adds, updates, and deletes of list items via the SPWeb.ProcessBatchData method. The usage is a bit complex because you need to pass CAML markup to the method to perform the operation on multiple list items. This CAML must contain the list item ID, list GUID, and relevant column names and values in an XML collection. There are numerous examples throughout the web showing how to write this CAML for manipulating list i...

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Document Sets in SharePoint 2010
Anjali Bharadwa

Document Sets in SharePoint 2010

In many cases, a deliverable will have multiple files as part of a standard set of documents that are used together to fulfill the needs of the deliverable. Some examples would be: A manufacturing company has documents related to design, testing, and fabrication for each product it manufactures. A sales team has documents related to requirements, subcontractor quotes, estimating sheets, and the resulting proposal. A marketing team has branding materials, brochures, and advertisements r...

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Microsoft SharePoint Vs. Google Docs/Sites
Rick Rietz

Microsoft SharePoint Vs. Google Docs/Sites

I recently fielded a question from a potential client who wanted to know if Microsoft SharePoint or Google Docs with Google Sites was a better fit for their organization's document management and collaboration needs. Although this question is pretty straight-forward, the explanation can get a bit complicated. The short answer is Google Docs/Sites is great tool if you do not have an enterprise collaboration platform at your disposal, and you need to to get a document sharing site up quickl...

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Video Blog: Planning a Successful Microsoft SharePoint Portal
Rick Rietz

Video Blog: Planning a Successful Microsoft SharePoint Portal

Beginning a Microsoft SharePoint Portal implementation is exciting, as it holds great promise to deliver value to everyone in your organization.  To make your SharePoint Portal project a success, it's important to do some up front planning. In this video blog, I describe some key factors to closely consider when planning your SharePoint Portal. Functional Planning: Features - Collaboration, Business Processes, Content Management, Search, Web 2.0, and KPIs/Dashboards Versio...

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DMC Earns Microsoft Information Worker Competency for SharePoint
Rick Rietz

DMC Earns Microsoft Information Worker Competency for SharePoint

DMC has earned its fourth Microsoft competency: Information Worker. The Information Worker competency recognizes DMC’s investment and dedication to delivering world-class SharePoint Solutions for its customers. This new competency demonstrates DMC’s proficiency and experience implementing Microsoft SharePoint solutions. Microsoft awards competencies to partners who have demonstrated expertise by certifying multiple developers in a particular technology and producing multiple custo...

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