Just published: Integrating document management systems into Microsoft SharePoint 2007

“When choosing integration, first ask yourself what you'll need to integrate. Documents are more than simple files. Their file format (.doxc, .txt, .pdf, etc.), content and metadata are also important. Decent DMS software handles those parts and makes them available to end users. Also determine what type of integration will best meet your business needs.” The full article can be found here. Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2007,DMS,document management system,integration

Document Management (?!)

What do you think, what should be the firts (moreover: 0th) step of developing a complex Document Management System (DMS)? Specification? Planning? – No! Forget them, until you haven’t made a lot of discussion with the customer – about the words, definitions, concepts. What does the word “document” a or expression “document management” mean to them? Most probably in their understanding these words are hardyl different form yours. It’s not because their or yours one is false, but because of the differences of our circumstances, job roles, experiences, etc. It’s just a little customer-psychology… What are ‘document’ and ‘document management”? … Continue reading Document Management (?!)

Presenting at European SharePoint Best Practices Conference

After the success of SharePoint Best Practices Conference, organized by Mindsharp last September in Washington DC, the series goes on. Next event is going to be at the very beginning of February, in San Diego. This conference goes beyond the how-to’s of SharePoint and delves into real world issues facing successful SharePoint implementations. Learn how to: Make consistent, confident decisions at every level, across your enterprise. Break the cycle of avoidance, disagreement and ignorance that leads to subpar results. Eliminate design, deployment, organizational and administrative confusion. Apply effective SharePoint decision-making in any situation and in turn enhance enterprise communication, collaboration … Continue reading Presenting at European SharePoint Best Practices Conference

Case Study: Insurance Contract Management – Part I.

We have an insurance customer, who required a contracr repository. WSS 3.0 fits on their base requirements, but they had some special needs as well: First of all, at the end of contracts' lifecycle, after signing them, we have to save several attachments…(read more)

Business Data on the Document Information Panel

The business needs: The documents stored in the Document Center have own content types, the default Document content is not used. Recording these documents is managed by a software out-of-the SharePoint (MOSS 2007), the recording data is stored in a MS…(read more)

Document Information Panel

In Office 2007 we can show the document's properties on the Document Information Panel (DIP), for example in the header of the Word. In fact, this Information Panel is an Infopath form, which can be modified. Server-side, on SharePoint 2007 we can…(read more)