SharePoint Search & IA Webinar Series: June 4-25

Optimizing Your SharePoint Investment - Through Search & Information Architecture

Dates: Thursdays, June 4-25
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm, EST
Cost: Free

Can't find content inside of SharePoint?

Join us for a 4-part series of webinars dedicated to demystifying and revitalizing SharePoint search. From basic search scopes to custom properties, unstructured content to structured data, we’ll cover a variety of methods you can use to improve your search experience and results.

red speakers:

-  Alan Pelz-Sharpe, CMS Watch
-  Shawn Shell, Consejo Inc.
-  Seth Earley, Earley & Associates
-  Sadie Van Buren, Knowledge Management Associates
-  Lars Fastrup, Fastrup Software
-  Toby Conrad, Smartlogic
-  Miles Oldrey, Smartlogic
-  Paul Wlodarczyk, Earley & Associates
-  Jeff Carr, Earley & Associates
-  Michael Shulha, Earley & Associates

Session 1: Creating a SharePoint Strategy
Session 2: Making Basic SharePoint Search Work
Session 3: Custom Metadata & Faceted Search: Approaches & Tools
Session 4: SharePoint IA vs. the Real World

Call Descriptions:

Call 1: Creating a SharePoint Strategy, June 4 - Archive available, we will send recording to registrants

Speakers: Seth Earley (Earley & Associates) + Alan Pelz-Sharpe (CMS Watch)

One of the reasons many SharePoint implementations fail to meet user expectations is the lack of investment in its underlying information architecture. Some organizations see SharePoint as an out-of-the-box solution that they can simply plug in and throw content into, but it requires as much thought and effort around data structure, organizational principles and search configuration as any portal or intranet. This call will discuss building an effective search and information architecture strategy for SharePoint, including such topics as:

•    Building a search & IA vision
•    Requirements gathering & use cases
•    Implementation strategy & approaches
•    Where SharePoint is headed - the future of SharePoint search

Call 2: Making Basic SharePoint Search Work
, June 11 - Archive available, we will send recording to registrants

Speakers: Shawn Shell (Consejo, Inc.) + Sadalit Van Buren (Knowledge Management Associates)

Making SharePoint Search work comes down to some very practical steps you can take to improve the search experience for your end users.  Many organizations fail to take advantage of the controls built into SharePoint.  Further, they ignore objective ways to measure success. In this call, we will discuss the following topics:
•    The impact of site structure on relevancy
•    Using metadata to improve findability
•    Leveraging SharePoint Best Bets and Authoritative pages for prescribed key words
•    Enabling users to take advantage of pre-constructed search queries
•    Measuring results and making adjustment

Call 3: Navigation, Metadata & Faceted Search
: Approaches & Tools, June 18 - Archive available, we will send recording to registrants

Speakers: Lars Fastrup (Fastrup Software) + Paul Wlodarczyk (Earley & Associates)

As the volume of information creeps steadily up in your SharePoint portal, so does the importance of sound navigation and metadata that can be leveraged for search. There are challenges around implementing hierarchical metadata and faceted search in SharePoint. Lars Farstrup will discuss various options for creating an effective navigation and faceted search experience in Sharepoint. Paul Wlodarczyk will cover the range of available SharePoint add-ons and compatible tools to help you manage metadata, taxonomies and provide more robust search and tagging. Topics include:
•    Navigation pain points in SharePoint search
•    Using faceted search to implement better navigation
•    Custom taxonomy & faceted search - build vs. buy scenarios
•    Taxonomy/Metadata/Search vendor landscape overview
•    Specific tool features and limitations

Call 4: SharePoint IA vs. the Real World, Thursday, June 25, 12:30-2:00pm ET
Speakers: Toby Conrad & Miles Oldrey (Smartlogic) + Jeff Carr and Michael Shulha (Earley & Associates)

So you've done everything we've talked about: you've honed a strategy, configured your search, you have a taxonomy... but does this ensure success? What human considerations does it take to make SharePoint projects work, such as effective governance and gaining buy-in? This final session will walk through real world case studies from the trenches that discuss how pull all the pieces together, getting the most out of the technology and the people.

Join us to hear Toby Conrad and Miles Oldrey (Smartlogic) and Michael Shulha and Jeff Carr (Earley & Associates) reveal the reality of using taxonomies and ontologies for search enhancement in SharePoint, including motivations, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned from a variety of organizations.

Name Price
Attendee Free

On the Web

SharePoint Search & IA Webinar Series: June 4-25- …

Earley & Associates is an information management consulting company specializing in Taxonomy development and management Content management strategy

Free 4 part Jumpstart webinar series on Optimizing ...

Free 4 part Jumpstart webinar series on Optimizing SharePoint Search & Findability starts June 6. First up -The Role of IA in Optimizing SP Search and Navigation....

MOSS 2007 | Earley & Associates

... MOSS 2007 SharePoint 2007 Information Architecture Metadata ... Series on SharePoint Search & IA. ... series runs each Thursdays from June 4th to 25th ...

Former Hawkeye sentenced to jail time

IOWA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced a once-promising Iowa football player Friday to one week in jail for a 2007 assault on a female student-athlete, saying he should be ashamed of his actions in a case that caused a university-wide scandal. District Judge ... • 6/24/2011

LGBT Affordable Housing in Philadelphia Certified to Accept Residence

John C. Anderson Apartments Move-In Scheduled for January 2014, with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in February 2014 PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – The John C. Anderson Apartments — the nation’s pioneering LGBT-friendly, low-income senior housing …

The Rainbow Times • 12/20/2013

Ebook Trends 2013—The Transformation Accelerates

June 2012 statistics from the Association of American Publishers ... Part two of this examination of key ebook trends will focus on platform issues and the new relationships between readers, writers, publishers, platforms, standards, and libraries.

Information Toay • 1/10/2013

Armedia LLC Named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Armedia LLC is proud to announce that it has been ranked on the 2014 Inc 5000’s List of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. This marks the fifth ... IBM FileNet, Microsoft SharePoint and the Apple iPad. Armedia has also won many …

SYS-CON Media • 8/20/2014

Balfour Beatty aims to cut IT cost by 25% with shared services strategy

The initiative took a big step forward in June ... objective is 360, a SharePoint based collaboration platform that Balfour Beatty implemented last year. “360 has data-rich profiles on our employees, which means you can search on experience, on ...

Information Age • 8/21/2013

Domestic Fuel

The European wind power industry is backing a proposal submitted by the European Commission to increase the price of carbon. This would be accomplished by delaying the auctioning of carbon allowances through the Emission Trading System (ETS).

Domestic Fuel • By Joanna Schroeder • 7/26/2012

Visual Studio 2013 available for download

I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the … • 10/17/2013

Where will JWST's money come from?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor to Hubble. Over budget and behind schedule, it’s in serious trouble. The House side of Congress essentially canceled it in their version of the Federal budget …

Discover Magazine • By Phil Plait • 10/3/2011

The Farm CPA

Paul is now part of the fourth generation in America that is involved in farming and hopes the next generation will be involved also. Through his blog he provides analysis and insight to farmer tax questions.

Ag Web • By Paul Neiffer • 11/26/2014

HMN Financial, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results

Total non-performing assets were $13.8 million at September 30, 2014, a decrease of $2.0 million, or 12.2%, from $15.8 million at June 30, 2014. Non-performing loans decreased $1.9 million and foreclosed and repossessed assets decreased $0.1 million …

Benzinga • 10/21/2014