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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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Six Ways to Improve the Content Contributor Experience in SharePoint

By | September 19th, 2012

Originally published in CMSWire, November 07, 2012

As discussed in a previous article (Making SharePoint WCM More Adoptable for Content Contributors), a thoughtful and usable contributor experience is critical to the successful adoption of a SharePoint WCM experience. Content drives the site, so making content contributors comfortable in the editing environment is essential. Here are just a few ideas for simple improvements that can make a world of difference in adoptability.

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Why SharePoint WCM Contributor Adoption Matters

By | September 4th, 2012

The proliferation of web content management platforms promises to put content creation rightfully into the hands of subject matter experts, but the editing experiences of many of these platforms remains a mixed bag. Microsoft’s SharePoint platform, which is becoming a major player in the WCM arena since its release of SharePoint 2010, provides seemingly endless opportunity for creating and publishing content.  However, it still presents some significant adoption obstacles to content contributors. Continue Reading…