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    Upgrading to the latest version of SharePoint

    Posted 20 June 2016 12:00 AM by Matthew Sammut, Business Productivity Team Lead @ ClearPeople

    Upgrading a SharePoint environment to the latest version can be a long and complicated process which can get messy if not planned for properly. ClearPeople have the right experience, follow a robust methodology, and are happy to be your trusted advisor throughout this journey.

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    SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint Online?

    Posted 31 May 2016 12:00 AM by Matthew Sammut, Business Productivity Team Lead @ ClearPeople

    If you have questions about SharePoint 2016 and are interested in finding out more about upgrade paths and options available to you, here's a handy little guide to offer you some food for thought.

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    SharePoint 2016 in a Nutshell

    Posted 2 December 2015 12:00 AM by Vishan Sondhi, SharePoint Consultant @ ClearPeople

    SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft's popular team collaboration software. Microsoft has been underground for the past 3 years developing the latest and most powerful version of SharePoint. The newest platform is packed with some great new features. We’ve gathered all of the key information you should know about this update and put it into this one handy guide.  To give a bit of a background on the current landscape of SharePoint: 65,000+ customers and 100M ...

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    Goodbye SharePoint 2010... Hello... What's next?

    Posted 8 September 2015 12:00 AM by Eneko Vallecillo, Technical Consulting Services Director @ ClearPeople

    13th October is the date Microsoft ends mainstream support for SharePoint 2010 and moves it into the extended support phase. What does this mean exactly? Some of the support Microsoft have been offering since SharePoint 2010 was released in 2009 will cease. This includes: Non-security hotfix support No-charge incident support Design changes and feature requests Warranty Claims So what should you do? Don’t panic. Your best long-term option is to upgrade your system but wi...

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    SharePoint 2013: Choosing the Right Colours

    Posted 30 June 2014 12:00 AM by Ian Jackson, UX Developer @ ClearPeople

    In front-end development, the first step we take when styling a web site is to focus on the branding (font-sizes, line-heights, margins, and padding of the primary html elements). We also focus on the brand colours, and define them on the base elements so that all child elements will inherit the style. The branding is defined in the CSS, and is generally the first piece of CSS loaded. When test developing SharePoint, we need to approach this process in a different way. Where normally we begin ...

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    ClearPeople Business-Critical SharePoint partner video

    Posted 10 October 2012 12:00 AM by ClearPeople

    http://youtu.be/2V7hs-nB8uw ClearPeople is proud to have been selected by Microsoft (as one of only four initial UK partners, and just 30 initial partners world wide) as a member of the Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP) partner program. Given the challenging economic times it is always good to find ways to increase profitability, while reducing expenses and risk and streamlining business processes. BCSP is a Microsoft partner program aimed at identifying and differentiating software solutions/...

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    SharePoint 2007 error: “Form control does not have ControlMode set”

    Posted 6 June 2012 12:00 AM by James Callaghan, Consultant @ ClearPeople

    One of the most common tasks when branding a SharePoint installation is to generate a custom master page to be used in your freshly branded site. As a front end developer, in an attempt to simplify the master page, and further management and maintenance of the master page, you tend to (or at least, I tend to) try and remove all the unnecessary code and placeholders you’re not going to use.  In a SharePoint master page this can be hundreds of lines! However, if you start removing ite...

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    Clear the Quick Launch programmatically using PowerShell

    Posted 21 March 2012 12:00 AM by James Callaghan, Consultant @ ClearPeople

    Today I had a requirement to remove all the headings and links from the quick launch of SharePoint sites (webs) as they were being created by a PowerShell deployment script. I knew it was possible as I did something similar on a project with SharePoint 2007. So you would have thought that it would have been a relatively simple task, however I didn’t have access to this previous script and couldn’t quite remember how I achieved it. In the end I did a little research and found some ex...

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    Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint / Syntergy Replicator - welcome on board

    Posted 13 March 2012 12:00 AM by Gabriel Karawani, Director @ ClearPeople

    For those that didn’t hear the news – Metalogix last week announced the purchase of Syntergy’s SharePoint solutions.  Metalogix’s portfolio therefore gets a nice new addition, in the form of “Replicator for SharePoint”, which is without a doubt one of the leading replication products out there. As System Integrators this is obviously exciting news. When Metalogix added StoragePoint to their portfolio approx. 2 years ago it quickly proved to be a very usef...

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    UK TechNet - ClearPeople provides Stena with four public-facing websites built on SharePoint 2010

    Posted 23 February 2012 12:00 AM by Gabriel Karawani, Director @ ClearPeople

    Summary Stena recognised an opportunity to upgrade their current Web Content Management System (WCMS) for four of their business units’ public-facing websites to SharePoint 2010. ClearPeople had already delivered a SharePoint Document Management solution to Stena and because of our extensive experience with WCMS solutions and specialisation with SharePoint, ClearPeople was an ideal partner for this project. Business Problem Each of Stena’s internal business units have a public facing website ru...

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