Monthly Archives for July 2008

Why SharePoint projects fail?

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 29, 2008

Dan from Integrated Services, Inc. asked me to share my opinions on how to maximize your SharePoint investment. I will try to focus on how to avoid some of the classic mistakes that could ruin your project. It does not make sense to reinvent the wheel here, so I will…

Continue Reading

The ribbon wars

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 23, 2008

When I am advising customers about potential SharePoint to implementation I often hear questions like this one: Q: Toni, we would like to use SharePoint 2007 but we are still using Office 2003, what should we do? If you ask our friends at Microsoft the easy answer is: Upgrade to…

Continue Reading

Versioning Hell – Part 2

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 14, 2008

In my last post I tried to explain what are the limitations of SharePoint versioning and things you need to know when you are planning and configuring a SharePoint site. In this post I will try to prepare you for the questions you will be asked on SharePoint end-user training.…

Continue Reading

Versioning Hell – Part 1

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 8, 2008

One of the key features of SharePoint is versioning. But if not planned correctly versions can become your nightmare on a SharePoint project. During project planning phase perform requirements analysis on versions and once implemented educate end-users on how to use versioning correctly. Versioning is a very good feature but…

Continue Reading

Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software

Misc - Toni Frankola - July 6, 2008

Last week I read a great book by Scott Rosenberg (founder of Salon). If you ever worked on a serious software project, you will probably experience a deja-vu (like I did [:)]). The book is a real-life story about a company founded by Mitchell Kapor and a team of developers…

Continue Reading