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When to create new Sites, Portals etc.

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:19:00 +0000

Bill English has posted a great piece on sites, areas and portals over in his SharePoint Café*. I think there is a simpler core set of factors around point III. A new portal represents a more formal boundary than separate areas. Within an enterprise organisation these boundaries are generally pretty obvious, they are the business …

Another 5 Things Wrong with SharePoint

Sat, 16 Jul 2005 21:21:00 +0000

There has been a great deal of noise created in the SharePoint blog world by a posting made by Mike Drips entitled “5 Things Wrong with SharePoint”, this was then replied to by the whole cast :- Arpan, Paul, Andrew, Daniel, Ed, Scoble and Maurice and other I haven’t read no doubt. While the original article was rather flawed with …

Wish List for a Sharepoint Corporate Blog

Tue, 21 Dec 2004 21:51:00 +0000

After a slow start, we are now rather spoilt for choice when it comes to blogging templates for SharePoint. As well as the one which gets hidden in the bowls of FrontPage, Maurice Pranther wrote a series of articles with samples ( and Jim Duncan is developing a more advanced template at ( Combine this …

Alternatives to SharePoint Search

Mon, 22 Nov 2004 16:40:00 +0000

I must admit that I’ve now become quite sceptical about all search vendors. They all claim to have the latest, greatest algorithms but really are all based on the same fundamental technology.   All searches are about the same when it comes to identifying documents which match the search parameters, SharePoint does this just fine, …

SharePoint Support for WSRP

Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:28:00 +0000

A number of people have posted about the publication yesterday of new WSRP webparts and services for SharePoint 2003 (Daniel McPherson, Patrick Tisseghem) . I guess a number of people are wondering what on earth WSRP is about and why are people excited about it ? A large part of the benefit of a portal …

Wow, it’s easy to top Google !!

Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:18:00 +0000

Wow, I was suprised to find that this blog with just one post in the past 2 months managed to get it’s self to the top of google for my name. In the past the best I have ever managed was second from posts on I do intend to start posting here, but things …

About Me

Thu, 06 May 2004 16:28:00 +0000

It is cutomary for bloggers to start by introducing themselves, kind of like Blind Date. My name is Steven Collier and I work for a large UK retailer as a Technical Architect. I have been a Microsoft MVP for the past 2 years, firstly in SharePoint Portal 2001, now 2003. I contribute to the microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver …