Presentation: Collaboration Throwdown: Salesforce vs SharePoint

My colleague Marty and I had the wonderful opportunity to present at the Boston SharePoint Users Group, comparing the collaboration features between Salesforce and SharePoint Online (Office 365). We did our best as we went round for round, comparing key features focusing on collaboration: social, documents, lists and data, workflows and mobility.

Here’s the deck: https://lozzi6-my.sharepoint.com/personal/david_lozzi6_onmicrosoft_com/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=SXthc5wfc42L%2bSHRQ0X3RqEer1u01qvGhd1icQ4WOQY%3d&docid=03220034c20ce4603b849d2f186881102.

Enjoy!

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Throw down: Salesforce Communities vs SharePoint Online

Salesforce vs SharePoint

Salesforce Communities or SharePoint Online, what’s right for you? They both boast collaboration, but which one works for you?

My colleague, Marty Chang (Salesforce Architect, @martyychang, blog) and I will be battling head to head at the upcoming Boston SharePoint Users Group, July 9th, comparing the collaboration, user experience and mobility features of each platform.

Register here!

Who will come out victorious? Come and find out!

Before you make SharePoint Public – 2 more times

I wanted to quickly share on two more options for you to listen in on my session Before you make SharePoint Public.

SP24 is reairing all of their sessions, this Wednesday and Thursday, May 14th – 15th. My session will be run Wednesday night, at 9pm EST. I hope you can make it. Check out the wrap up from my first session here.

I am also presenting this session live at the Connecticut SharePoint User Group on May 15th. CTSPUG is hosted at 100 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, check out their site for more details, www.ctspug.org

I hope to see you there!

Coming to Boston: Office 365 User Group!

Boston Office 365Are you curious about Office 365?

What it is, how it can save you time and help you be more productive? Are you getting the full benefits of all that Office 365 has to offer?

One of the ways for people to get the most out of this new and constantly evolving suite of products is to have people to turn to; a place to go to explore new features and functionality or just learn more, share experiences and ask questions. Formal training is great (we strongly encourage ongoing training for users of the Office 365 suite of products), but there are times when you just want to interact with others or ask a simple question.

Help has arrived.

Slalom Consulting is pleased to be a founding organizer of the Boston Office 365 User Group. Our co-organizers include Wellington Street Consulting, Microsoft, Jornata, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. The group will meet monthly, beginning on Thursday, May 22nd, and on the third Thursday of every month thereafter. The event will take place at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (NERD) at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Attendance is free and food and beverages will be provided. You can learn more and register for the meeting or join the mailing list.

Fittingly, for the initial event, Microsoft’s Chris Bortlik will present an overview of Office 365. His discussion will include an overview of current Office 365 functionality, including Yammer, Lync Online, mobile applications and Office 365 Pro Plus. He’ll also explore administration and update issues. Chris is an Office 365 technology architect at Microsoft.

There are plenty of ways to keep the conversation going. We have a web site located at www.BostonO365UserGroup.com, a Linked In group and a Yammer group, and you can follow us  on Twitter @Bos365.

We want this to be your group.

Feedback, ideas, and suggestions are welcome. What topics would you like to see the group address? Are there other elements that you feel should be added to the program? We’ll provide a place to air your grievances and perhaps learn how others have dealt with the issues you’ve encountered.

We’re also looking for event sponsors to provide food, beverages and raffle prizes for the events or pick up the tab for the Office 365 Happy Hour that will follow each meeting at a local bar or restaurant. If you’re interested, or know anyone who might be, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Navigating multiple calendars in SharePoint

This topic came up over on SharePoint.StackExchange.com, and I thought I’d share here too.

You may want to setup a single page to view multiple calendars. Calendar overlay is a great way to handle this, but what if you want to see these side by side, and let the user navigate the dates in unison, so clicking Next Day will go to the next day, on each calendar.

Two Calendars on a Page

Looking at the above, clicking the day navigation will only update that one calendar web part. Not cool. How do we fix that?

Insert a Snippet App Part, and copy and paste this code into it. It’s a little raw, but it works. Class it up for your brand and site as you need.


<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div>
<a href='#' id='newPrevDay'>Previous Day</a> &nbsp;
<a href='#' id='newNextDay'>Next Day</a>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){

ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(overrideButtons,"SP.UI.ApplicationPages.Calendar.js");

function overrideButtons() {
$("#newPrevDay").click(function() {
$("a[title=\"Previous Day\"]").each(function() {
eval($(this).attr("href"));
});
});

$("#newNextDay").click(function() {
$("a[title=\"Next Day\"]").each(function() {
eval($(this).attr("href"));
});
});
}
});
</script>

Once the code is in, the calendar’s buttons will be hidden and the new buttons will appear, like so:

Calendars with single navigation buttons