SharePoint 2016 to Unveil at May Microsoft Ignite Conference

The newest addition to the SharePoint family, SharePoint Server 2016, has been in development for some time, and a prototype will be unveiled at the May 2015 Microsoft Ignite Conference, according to recent reports.

Presenters at the conference will be using an “early version” of SharePoint 2016 in many of their exhibits. In the past, Microsoft has released beta versions of their products before using them at events, but this time the company decided to unveil the product at the conference with specific sessions related to what is new with the 2016 version as well as hybrid search training.

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Using SharePoint As An Intranet

One of the great things about SharePoint is the fact that it can be used as both a self-contained intranet or a web-based solution to storage and communication for companies. When used as an intranet, SharePoint can provide safe and effective solutions for companies of any size to allow users to store, share and communicate about data throughout the organization.

What Is An Intranet?

An intranet is any grouping of computers within a particular system that allows users to share data. An intranet can be hardwired throughout the building or even hooked up wirelessly across various sites. However, the defining factor that separates an intranet from other types of systems is that information is not available outside of the company’s network. Users can only access this information by logging in via an approved portal. This allows companies to keep information away from the public and protect data that may be sensitive or valuable.

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Harnessing the Power of Mobile App Search

Mobile search is here to stay. If you are not currently harnessing the power of mobile app searches, it is time to start! Creating a mobile-friendly website is a good first step, but you also need apps if you are really going to tap into the mobile market, no matter what it is that you are selling.

The Rise Of Mobile

Both mobile website and app searches are part of the larger movement toward mobile search paradigms. Every year, mobile takes up more of the search market, and is predicted to eventually edge out other forms of search by a large margin. Because mobile is so important, it is critical that you tap into this market as soon as possible.

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Writing Content That Works For Clients

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Whether you are a law firm, a retail establishment or a service provider, writing content is important for your website. You may hire someone to write this content or do it yourself, but how do you know if it is really effective? The same rules that apply to writing effective SEO reports to clients also apply in writing blog posts, web page content and other items that are intended to be used for public consumption.

Here are some simple rules to make your writing better:

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The 411 on SharePoint in 2015

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If you are like most SharePoint users, you are eagerly awaiting the final word on several updates and are wondering if some of the buzz you hear has been true. Here are some updates for SharePoint in 2015 that have been announced officially, with more to come throughout the year!

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SharePoint Users Have New Choices in Communication

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When it comes to communication, SharePoint has great ways to help businesses at both the institutional and the individual level. From Yammer to cross-platform communication for both small and large groups, SharePoint makes it easy for your employees and managers to quickly and effectively get information to the people who need it.

In 2014, Microsoft’s First Release Program unveiled several new features and products that work in connection with SharePoint to improve communication across your organization. Each of these new releases combines technology and features for complete solutions that work with all Microsoft tools. Here are a few examples:

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