Making The Most Of Your Share Point Investment

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  • Today, within most large organizations, finding the critical information and expertise you need is too difficult, and way too costly.
  • Making The Most Of Your Share Point Investment

    1. 1. Advanced Profiling Increases Knowledge Worker Productivity<br />Extending Enterprise Search into SharePoint<br />Malcolm Hyson<br />CTO, Discover Technologies<br />
    2. 2. MicroLink and Microsoft<br />Over 30 Microsoft competencies<br />Over 200 SharePoint engagements <br />A Microsoft Partner of the Year 2008, 2007, 2006<br />Microsoft SharePoint Certified Master on staff<br />Internally hosted 10 Subject Matter Expert groups dedicated to the MSFT platform<br />Our Microsoft solution teams log over 612,000 hours each year developing, supporting and receiving training in Microsoft products.<br />
    3. 3. Leveraging Enterprise Search<br />As the amount of on-line content grows search technologies are becoming the most cost effective way to locate relevant content<br />With targeted information, search can be used to shape the users experience<br />Enterprise search can be leveraged as a normalization tier for disparate content sources<br />
    4. 4. Integrating Search<br />Already integrated with MOSS 2007<br />Bolted on to the SharePoint stack<br />Tight out of the box integration with SharePoint 2010<br />Search is now becoming a 1st class citizen in the solution architects world<br />Business Intelligence<br />Collaboration<br />Business Processes<br />Portal<br />Content Management<br />Search<br />SharePoint<br />
    5. 5. Proactive Searching<br />Search is now being leveraged as a content delivery mechanism in a variety of methods<br />Navigational elements can be dynamically adjusted leveraging well placed searches<br />Conceptual searching delivers the ability to find like items without forcing manual tagging<br />
    6. 6. How to determine the benefits<br />Finding things faster is too broad a statement<br />Define what you want to accomplish<br />Targeted sales<br />Reduced traditional searches<br />Increased collaboration<br />Define how to measure your effectiveness<br />Increased sales<br />Higher site utilization<br />Reduced corporate redundancy<br />
    7. 7. Where to start<br />Analyze your content<br />Ensure its relevancy<br />Many good platforms suffer from irrelevant content<br />Know your environment<br />Keep security in mind<br />Build your roles early<br />Plan to keep your content fresh<br />Start with a plan to continually ingest new content<br />
    8. 8. Keys to success<br />Go to where your users live<br />Embed search with their current environments<br />Get a variety of user samples<br />Tag what you can<br />Dynamic filters based on search help quickly trim down large result sets<br />Tag values can be derived from the content itself<br />Adjust your content to fit users<br />Use your tags and user feedback to adjust relevancy<br />Highlight new content when possible<br />
    9. 9. Contact Me<br />Malcolm Hyson, CTO, Discover Technologies<br />mhyson@discovertechnologies.com<br />www.discovertechnologies.com<br />LinkedIn<br />Eat, Drink and Code Blog<br />

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