I was fortunate enough to attend Microsoft’s World Wide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington DC last week and I have to say what a great experience it was and a refreshing view of what a Microsoft conference can be.
You’d think this is a simple topic. SharePoint, with all its extendibility and connectivity, should be the perfect tool for tracking all your customer related content in conjunction with tracking information in Dynamics CRM.
As with all other sizeable new business software implementations, a successful SharePoint deployment is one that is well thought-out and carefully managed every step of the way. However in one key respect a SharePoint deployment is different from most others.
We all know them. We’re all scared of them. Information zombies. Time-munching, brain cell-crunching clutter of undead information. Information that simply won’t stay dead but comes back to haunt us on a daily basis.
Quite successful? How do you know?
With the standard SharePoint integration, in Dynamics CRM saving attachments from Outlook into SharePoint, or attaching documents from SharePoint to an outbound message, can take many clicks and potentially some searching for the right document location.
This is definitely a case of “There is integration and then there is integration”. If like us, you’re looking to do more than the out-of-the-box integration between SharePoint 2013 and Dynamics CRM 2011 (which, let’s face, is fairly basic) then read on.
Collaboration. In SharePoint circles this is known as the un-word. The one word that promises the world and delivers none of it. Today I want to not only challenge that platitude but paint a picture of a future which is not so far away. A future which is today.
The fifty page sales brochure has to be ready by Friday! A $3 million deal is riding on it and the deadline can’t be moved! When the CEO broke the news to me I could not believe my ears. None of the content was ready. We had no template or design concepts ready to go either.
The client Headquartered in Melbourne, Witchery Group is a leading fashion retailer operating throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. The group’s interests include…