Welcome to GKM2 Solutions

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in SharePoint

Tweet It has been a long time coming, but I have finally partnered up with a long time colleague and friend, to establish our own IT consulting services company.  GKM2 Solutions is a boutique Microsoft Partner firm helping small to medium enterprises transform their business with Microsoft Technologies.  You can read more about us here and here. What will happen to SharePoint George you may ask?  Well, it is being re-ignited and it will be a personal goal of mine to get back into blogging and share with you more SharePoint goodness that you have all come to love. You can connect to us via...

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New SharePoint 2010 features aid in enterprise content management

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet SharePoint has come a long way since its infancy a decade ago. Over the last 10 years, it has undergone various changes that have helped to broaden the software’s usefulness and business value. In the latest version, SharePoint 2010, one of the major areas of improvement involved the collaboration platform’s enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities. As organizations deploy the platform and consider using it for ECM, there are a number of new SharePoint 2010 features their content management efforts can benefit from. Click on the following link continue reading my article...

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Facilitating social computing in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet As Web 2.0 technologies spread, users should know that SharePoint 2010 has an array of social-computing features to enhance collaboration within a corporate setting. This tip will explain how to set up My Sites in SharePoint to give your users access to their colleagues’ activities, comments and more. SharePoint 2010’s My Sites are commonly referred to as “Facebook for the Enterprise.” They are a form of social computing made up of personal SharePoint site collections that provide each user in an organization the ability to efficiently store private and public...

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Making SharePoint More Secure

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet   Learn how to ramp up features to keep SharePoint’s critical data safe by implementing both broad and fine-grained permission management techniques. To securely manage and maintain the content residing in your SharePoint sites, you have to invest some time into designing an effective security hierarchy. It’s all about ensuring that users can view only the content they have been granted access to. SharePoint gives systems administrators the necessary security methodology to implement both broad and fine-grained permissions. And, happily, security in SharePoint 2010 is managed...

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My Absence from the IT Pro World …

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in SharePoint

Tweet It was approximately 6 months ago that I was embarking in a once in a lifetime 3 month adventure with my younger brother.  Unfortunately this was short lived after my brother was struck by a speeding vehicle whilst we were in Phoenix, Arizona after just 2 weeks of travel.  We had also just lost our Mother 6 months earlier after a short struggle with Cancer.  You can read more about the tragedy in the following 2 articles; http://bit.ly/hsT1Xg http://bit.ly/fry0zB After spending the last 6 months out of the limelight, I am now looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life as...

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Bon Voyage …

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tweet Well, it’s been in the pipeline for the last 3 months and I am just about to embark on a mini round the world tour starting in Hawaii!  I’m literally just a few hours from boarding and as I will be away for almost 3 months, this is just a short post to advise my readers and followers that I will not be blogging and unfortunately won’t be able to respond to any comments. To follow my adventures however, I’ll be on twitter where feasible and will hopefully be uploading my top 10 travel pictures from each city on my SmugMug site. Take care for now...

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Using the Managed Metadata Service in your SharePoint 2010 Sites-Part 3

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in SharePoint 2010

Tweet We come to the conclusion of our 3 part series in configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010 and today is where all the hard work comes into play.  We shift our focus away from Central Administration and I will be providing you with examples on how we can utilise our managed metadata within our SharePoint sites. If you have happened to miss out on the first two articles in this series, click on the links below for some light catch up reading; Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 1 Configuring the Managed Metadata...

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Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 2

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet In my previous article, I introduced you to the Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint 2010 and discussed some of the key concepts, before delving into the setup and configuration of the Managed Metadata Service Application.   Today we continue our journey and venture into creating Groups, Term Sets and Terms utilising the Term Store Management Tool.  I will then demonstrate how we can utilise our managed metadata within our SharePoint sites in the next and final article in this series. Let’s begin by venturing back into the Term Store Management Tool which we first introduced in...

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Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 1

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet The Managed metadata service application is a welcome addition to SharePoint 2010 and is one of my favorite Enterprise Content Management features within this release. In this three part series I plan to delve into the configuration of the Metadata Service Application and then finish off with real life examples on utilizing our metadata throughout our SharePoint sites.  So what is the Managed Metadata Service Application all about and what value does it bring over what we had in SharePoint 2007? The Managed Metadata’s  primary purpose is to provide you with a central...

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Installing Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet We continue our journey in configuring our SharePoint 2010 farm and today we shift our focus to one of the many exciting new inclusions in SharePoint 2010, “Office Web Apps”.  Office Web Apps was first introduced with SharePoint 2010 and soon after released to the public integrating with Windows Live SkyDrive (currently in beta form) to compete with Google Docs.  Office Web Apps is an online version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote allowing users to access these applications and their respective documents from any Internet connection and most notable web...

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