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Just one hint for Sharepoint beginners.

When creating a Sharepoint Site as Blank Site (via Web Part Page Layout), you will  miss some standard web parts such as Announcements, etc.

Recommendation: Create the site as Team Site, which gives you access also to the standard doc libs and features.

Questions to the experts: Is this customizable?
(as we customize everything in our group 😉


Just to raise some awareness on tweets (Twitter).

When sending a tweet by mistake and deleting it immediately, it will still be seen on Twitter apps such as

Posted: 1. December 2009 in observation, tools
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Just registered at and I really have to say: easy going!
Purpose was to check out how easy it is to built own apps in the cloud and how to host own web sites.

A set of videos helps you out and provides helpful information.


I understood how to build own apps, although I faced some more complex processes to follow and data sheets to fill in.

How to build web sites, I did not discover yet. But, I’ll be sure to find the right path soon 😉

Just a quick observation on discussions about social media!

For some month I am observing that each and every one’s talking about Social Media, right?
(if not, just do not continue reading 😉

In bigger organizations, which have multiple business units and divisions, multiple departments for IT, marketing, communication and product management do exist, right?
(if not, you know what to do 😉

So far nothing wrong with it. What I want to point out in this post is, that each and everyone

  • talks about social media
  • derives actions for approaching social media in his/her department
  • sets strategies
  • creates processes and solutions

What I miss is the alignment between the business and IT world prior to any decision and implementation.
Most of us would agree that information exchange and foster collaboration bring things forward much faster than inventing processes and solutions twice.

Furthermore, too much money is thrown out for concepts, strategies, principles, recommendations, etc., which we need only once – aligned!

Why not:

  1. Use your network to identify existing initiatives
  2. Use existing (governance) bodies to address this topic
  3. (Create necessary bodies in order to streamline activities)
  4. Collaborate and just do it!
  5. Check again that you have the right people on board!