Upgrade SharePoint 2016

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to SharePoint 2016 Infographic

“The most reliable, scalable, secure and high-performing SharePoint Server release ever”

The Future of SharePoint got everyone’s heads spinning, but I’ve seen tons of new energy in the community. Companies everywhere are looking for ways to help justify upgrade or migration to the new platform that is poised to be the platform that nails it. (At least it may be time to give it another shot, right?) Microsoft calls SharePoint 2016 release “the most reliable, scalable, secure and high-performing SharePoint Server release ever”

Is that enough?  There’s more. I think many businesses want the details in an easy to consume easy to share format that makes it easy for management to make a clear decision on a winning platform designed for the future. Following the Future of SharePoint event, I gathered my list of reasons to upgrade and updated it with a few of the new additional reasons to upgrade and I think we have something that is worth sharing.

You have unlimited permission to share this with infographic with your management, share it on your blog, share it in your social media circles. We want to get the community up on SharePoint 2016 and I think this list of reasons will help!

You can download the Infographic as a sharable PDF document or as a PNG image.

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SharePoint 2013 Mobile App Device Support Matrix

In preparing for my Mobile Enterprise Strategy Session in London, I put together two different mobile app support matrices.  People want to see what works on what platform.  None of this I’m calling Official.  This is my experience and from my own testing.  There may be bugs and you need to should also verify this yourself if you have any questions.  If you disagree with anything please add in the comments so I can either update or you can make others aware.

If you want the full slides you can download them here: SharePoint 2013 Mobile Enterprise Strategy. Despite the fact that it says only says SharePoint on some of these images.  This applies to SharePoint 2013 On Premises, Office Online, OneDrive, and Office 365.  I’m sure MS would like to know what you use that is missing from apps they are targeting for your device.

Enjoy!  Feel free to download this infographic “SharePoint 2013 Mobile App Platform Supportability Matrix”  or share it on your own blog!

SharePoint 2013 Mobile App Support Matrix

I love seeing all these boxes.  Reminds me of a conversation with Noah Sparks in 2013.  We asked… Will Microsoft ever check all the boxes?  They checked all those… so I had to add more!

 

Here’s the extended Office 365 and SharePoint mobile platform and OS support matrix.

 

SharePoint Mobile Extended Support Matrix

Download this image as a file: SharePoint 2013 Mobile OS and App Platform supportability Matrix

Microsoft doesn’t officially support Linux, and I’ve never seen anything officially called out about Kindles, but I do know there is an Ubuntu community that uses Office Online and OneDrive.

 

Download: Office 365 Mobile OS Platform Support Matrix

Office 365 Mobile OS Platform Support Matrix

Any Doubts Office 365 is More Secure Than Your Datacenter? [Infographic]

It was originally posted “10 Hard Facts That Prove Your Data’s Safer in Office 365 [Infographic]” by Ben Niaulin.  I put together an infographic myself based on the Office 365 Trust Center to help you in your efforts to share critical information about security and privacy.  I like how these Infographics help to make the business case and can help bring awareness to the emphasis Microsoft has put on building Trust and really cares about data security.

 

Search-First Approach to SharePoint 2013/2016 Migration Infographic

I’m working on a strategy paper on the Search-First approach to migrating or upgrading SharePoint.  I see three big phases to this approach.  The first is building out the brand new ultimate farm, the SharePoint farm that provides enterprise search.  Many may decide that this first state should also provides profiles and also may provide the new OneDrive to also get people started with SharePoint.  Those who previously deployed my sites, may wait for phase 2 for that.  I’ll be providing more detail in the paper on these phases and a few recommendations on the strategy.  Love to get feedback from those who have approached the upgrade and migration in this manner.

Those that are planning an upgrade SharePoint on prem should consider a search-first migration.  The Search-First approach to migration assumes you want to get started, and you are willing to invest in separate infrastructure for SharePoint 2013 Search and leave your existing farm alone for some period of time with the idea of indexing that content with the new farm.  This approach allows organizations to benefit from the improved functionality and user experience while requiring relatively low effort. Microsoft has dramatically improved search in SharePoint 2013 in three key areas: User Experience, Relevancy Tuning and Infrastructure. I’m working on a paper that will highlight these enhancements while illustrating the benefits of a search-first approach. In our experience, a good deployment of search can help with adoption of other structured and unstructured collaborative or portal based workloads by providing discovery, findability and refinement for content most important to the enterprise. This article begins with an introduction to the new features and improved look and feel along with other search relevance, and infrastructure flexibility enhancements that demonstrate the support for Search-First approach to migration.

Organizations that are overwhelmed by the thought of migrating the substantial content they house in SharePoint 2016, 2013, 2010 or SharePoint 2007 farms will be encouraged by a Search-First approach. This strategy does not require any changes to the existing infrastructure and provides a mechanism for content to remain in current repository while the technology and search engine for the enterprise takes a leap forward. After understanding the improvements in UI and UX, relevancy and infrastructure it’s easy to see why customers would be looking to implement a Search-First approach to deploying or migrating to SharePoint 2013.

The Search-First Approach to SharePoint 2013 Migration and Upgrade Infographic

Search First Approacht o SharePoint Migration and Upgrade

 

Feel free to share this SharePoint Search First strategy to upgrade infographic in your blogs or in social media.

More to come later!

Enjoy!

Joel

Additional Reading and References on Search and Search-First:

Search-first migration from FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Server 2013

TechNet: What’s New in SharePoint 2013 Search

TechNet: Administer Search in SharePoint 2013

Collabshow.com: What’s New in SharePoint 2013 User Experience?

What’s New in Search in SharePoint 2013?

Essential Guide to Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2013

 

Enterprise Search SharePoint 2013 SEO

10 Most Important Enterprise Search Tips for SharePoint Search SEO Infographic

Finding that SEO works well on the web, but not on your Intranet?  Here are 10 tips for improving Search Engine Optimization in the Enterprise.  Since not everyone can optimize the Search Service, I’ve broken down the 10 steps into 5 steps that users can do to improve their performance of their files and pages, and 5 for those providing the search service.

 

Yes, I’ve been on an Infographic kick.  I really enjoy these visuals.  I hope you do too!  Love to hear your feedback.

Download the PDF copy of 10 Most Important SEO Search Tips for the Enterprise or right click and save the JPG.

 

Enterprise Search SEO Infographic for SharePoint 2013

SharePointSearchSEOTIPS

Note: Feel free to share, repost, pin, or even print this out and put it on the wall at your office.  You could also include these infographics in brown bag training sessions on search.  I’m even cool with consulting companies using this in their collateral for customers.

It’s time for better search and SEO in the Enterprise.

-Joel

 

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SharePoint Enterprise Search Infographic

The State of Enterprise Search: SharePoint and Office 365 Infographic

Recently AIIM completed a very important survey that shared results based on a number of topics around enterprise search and discovery.  In the study they discovered a number of things that can help reinforce the important of Enterprise Search in the enterprise and help companies that are working out their search strategies.  I’ve compiled a few of these results in an infographic that can be easily digested around some of the key findings.  At BA Insight we take Enterprise Search seriously and I spend quite a bit of my time taking customers through Search Strategic planning exercises.  This inforgraphic is from a series produced around enterprise search and SharePoint Search.

Here are a few of the key findings:

  • 1% say enterprise search is “Not that important”
  • 12% of those polled have an Enterprise Search Strategy
  • 18% have external repositories connected to their Enterprise Search
  • 71% of Customers polled found that Enterprise search is Essential or Vital
  • 75% of customers agree it is easier to find information outside the organization than inside
  • 44% of customers get ROI in 12 months or less!

You can download the August 2014 AIIM survey results:

http://www.aiim.org/Research-and-Publications/Research/Industry-Watch/Search-and-Discovery-2014

Are you serious about Search or Looking to get serious?  Let’s talk Enterprise Search Strategy and we’ll share our experience with you.

http://bainsight.com/resources

Download SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 State of Search Infographic as a PDF

Download SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 State of Search Infographic as a high res JPG

State of Enterprise Search SharePoint 2013

This inforgraphic is designed to be shared.  Feel free to download or share the full blog post or image on social media. It’s also fine to include it as a new post in your blog.

Enjoyed this infographic?  I’ve build some others around search including SharePoint Search Tips and Tricks for Users.

SharePoint Search Tips and Tricks Infographic for Power Users

When I started diving into search, I found there is A LOT of useful things to know about how to leverage that little search box.  While the typical user only uses 1.2 words and rarely if ever uses boolean search queries, there are a number of things including a powerful new Keyword Query Language that have been added to beef up that little search box.  I’ve been doing a number of search sessions and have started gathering that knowledge into a series of Infographics.  This is the first.

You can download my PowerPoint deck on the topic of Power User Search in SharePoint, but I’ve tried to consolidate the BEST Of POWER QUERIES in this single little Infographic.  Feel free to Share this Infographic and even use it in your blogs.  I acknowledge that much of it is buried in TechNet Articles, SharePoint Search Help pages, but this dandy little one pager can be laminated and used in your search brown bags.  The Last Modified Search by date was something I had to reverse engineer by URL unencoding and piecing it back together.  I’ve been working on getting this info in a single page for over a month.  I hope you LOVE It!

I am working on a series of Infographics on the topic of Enterprise Search… stay tuned to this blog!

 

 

Search Tips and Tricks Infographic