Monthly Archives: November 2011

Duelling Previews in Outlook 2007 and FileSite
Duelling Previews in Outlook 2007 and FileSite

Both FileSite and Outlook provide preview areas, but these are not interchangeable. Sometimes the Outlook Reading Pane becomes enabled – incorrectly – for a particular FileSite folder. Users often confuse the functionality of these two previews, and think that there is a FileSite problem because the Reading pane cannot display the FileSite item contents. “This…

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Import design patterns – Content Migration best practices
Import design patterns – Content Migration best practices

Choosing a simple, complete set of patterns: the meat-and-potatoes of a content migration analysis.  How do you take the ‘raw’ content on a network drive, and move it into a document management system with ‘the right’ metadata? How will you accomplish this on-budget and on-time? Make the hard choices during business analysis – to determine…

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Lawyers and business plans | You need one – go get it

Unless you are already succeeding beyond your wildest dreams, your law firm should have a business plan. Complacency – or inertia – leads to “We want to make more money by doing more of what we’ve always done – somehow with the same people or reduced staff.”  The attitude carries through to the use of…

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Import Requirements guidelines – Content Migration Series
Import Requirements guidelines – Content Migration Series

Because Content Migration to a Document Management system usually involves a blizzard of details, it’s important to set your targets firmly and keep on track to producing usable requirements. An Environment Baseline represents a thorough, accurate description of the original content – both its structure and file distributions throughout the structure. By analyzing that baseline and characterizing…

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