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SharePoint has a very powerful security model. Enabling fine grained security right down to the item/document level. But it does not go far enough. I have come across the need to have column level permissions many times. A typical scenario might be the approval of an item or document. The SharePoint way to do that is to create and approval task and assign permissions to the approver. I don’t like this method as there is an extra level of abstraction from the item being approved which can cause confusion for the approver and approvee. I...read more
When it comes to the adoption of new products and services there is always a tipping point, sometimes it is not obvious what or when that is, but with online storage we have certainly hit the point of no return. There are now more than 30 different providers of online storage, all offering similar services but all with their own twist on beating off the competition. So what is this new thing about? How do we chose the right one for us? And should we even be trusting these companies with our data? AN ONLINE HARD DRIVE If you are new...read more
Now here is a cool tool to get you up and running. OneNote is a weird hybrid of a product that is designed to create what they call notebooks. It is sold as a note taking application designed for free form writing with the ability to add audio, video, hand written notes, images and all sorts of other goodness. It also has inbuilt collaboration functionality that links up with Microsoft’s Skydrive and the other Live services. OneNote for the desktop is quite expensive at £69, but well worth it. If you can’t afford the desktop...read more