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Applying Increases to Existing My Site Storage Quotas

By | October 26th, 2012

Out of the box a My Site is limited to a maximum of 100 MBs, and generates a size warning at 80 MBs. Those last 20 MBs can .go quickly, and SharePoint will not allow users to create or upload new documents once they’ve hit that limit… Worse yet, that limit may present as other types of errors, making it difficult to pinpoint – for example, auto-syncing OneNote 2010 Notebooks will simply generate errors during sync, and the errors you get are not clear and obvious. (This, in fact, is the use case that inspired this post).

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Seth Miller Hosts “End of Depth?” Panel at FutureM Conference

By | October 26th, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon Miller Systems founder and CEO Seth Miller led a panel of seasoned marketing professionals at FutureM 2012 in a session titled “The End of Depth? Marketing Complex Services and Products.” The discussion explored the challenges and opportunities inherent in the high-frequency / short burst world of social communication and marketing, especially as products and services become increasingly difficult to sum up in a few words.

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Answer:*Very* important. Question: How important is WCM to your Intranet?

By | October 19th, 2012

It’s not rocket science these days to create and publish web pages, using relatively simple WCM tools like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Widespread availability and adoption of free tools like these have removed the barrier to entry for just about everyone who’s interested in publishing anything (no complaints on my end as I type this very post into WordPress).

There’s a trap here, though. The simplicity of creating basic pages like blogs and wikis has somehow led many to conclude that WCM is generally less important than it used to be. One point I’d argue: if you’re trying to foster collaboration and deliver knowledge management via your intranet, your WCM tools and strategy are still very important.

CMSWire recently published my article exploring this idea: The Evolving Role of Content Management in Modern Intranets.

What do you think? Has WCM been completely disrupted by the social web and cheap or free tools? How does your response change in the context of an intranet?

Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!

Categories: Content ManagementIntranets and ExtranetsSharePoint

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Why Won’t Apple add a “Private Appointment” Check Box in the iOS Calendar?

By | October 8th, 2012

Do you have an Exchange calendar that you share with colleagues in your organization? Did you know that there’s no way to create a private appointment on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the native calendar app? Well, if you didn’t know, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Search Google for some variation of “can’t make private appointment iPhone Exchange calendar” and you’ll find thousands of posts with people asking for this feature – since 2008. Continue Reading…

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