Yearly Archives: 2013

Test Planning – Content Migration Series
Test Planning – Content Migration Series

Test strategies for error detection: Use end-to-end release test scenarios. Test all aspects of the imported solution. User testing for business data issues. Burn-in testing. Numeric tests Use numeric tests to find omissions based on unexpected causes. There should be 28 files in the A folder, 61 in the K folder, 4 in the Z…

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6 Adoption Lessons from SharePoint Governance for any solution

Consumable: something you internalize. Adoption: adds a new responsibility that tags around after you.  At spTechCon I enjoyed the presentation Creating a Consumable SharePoint Governance Plan by Susan Hanley.   Susan shared a living list of SharePoint governance questions: these are on her landing page at http://susanhanley.com/.  Susan promises frequent updates, so it’s worth it to retrieve the latest…

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Designing large-scale conversions – Content Migration Series
Designing large-scale conversions – Content Migration Series

Here are our four top laws-to-live-by for designing any large-scale data conversion or content migration: Develop Specifications. Design for subset runs. Know how to roll back. Report errors early, don’t hide them. Develop Specifications Includes: functional specifications, technical specifications, tool configuration plan, test case design, and deployment plan design. Refer to the best practices section…

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Should academic iPad content cost less than paper texts?
Should academic iPad content cost less than paper texts?

Electronic school materials, interactive content available for use on iPads, could save thousands of dollars for schools and students. I agree the cost-savings is beneficial, but what about the other side of that coin? Authors of grade ten geology textbooks usually aren’t rockstar-rich.  Are educational publishing houses truly making enormous profits at $73 per textbook?…

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