Dynamic SharePoint Graphical Inventory using Visio Viewer

Dynamic SharePoint Graphical Inventory using Visio Viewer In this post we will create a Visio diagram with data shapes linked to multiple SharePoint lists.  We will then display the Visio floorplan diagram in a SharePoint inventory dashboard. 1. We start with multiple lists containing various different inventories. In this example we have different lists to manage […]

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A Look Into the Past, Present, and Future of Infrastructure

Server Virtualization Technologies There have seen significant changes in data center infrastructure over the past 15 years. With the advent of server virtualization technologies (particularly the first release of VMWare ESX server in 2001) the trend towards hardware abstraction has only accelerated. Today, virtualization encompasses all layers of data center infrastructure, from virtualized servers to […]

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Dynamic SharePoint List Dashboard using Excel Viewer

Dynamic SharePoint List View Dashboard with Excel Viewer This post will cover how to create an Excel Dashboard inside of a SharePoint list or library view, using the Excel Viewer web part and an Excel sheet linked to your list or library.  The Excel sheet will use pivot charts and tables to display the data we want […]

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Knowledge Base Dashboard with SharePoint Content Query and Search

Initial Setup for a Knowledge Base 1. We start with a set of documents for our Knowledge Base.  They are in a new Content Type and we have added in some fields to make it easier to organize and search. 2. We can create views to try and organize this library, but there are alternatives that can […]

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A Look at Microsoft’s SharePoint Mobile App

When will the mobile app be released? For companies that heavily utilize Microsoft SharePoint, a mobile solution is on its way. The official SharePoint mobile apps will be released later this month for iOS, and later this year for Windows Mobile and Android. I, myself, have not had the chance to play with any betas of the […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Our Mobile World [Video]

Our world is becoming smarter everyday with the help of mobile and wireless technology. Since the first utter of “IoT,” our teams have kept a close watch on the forecast of IoT, aiming to be the first to provide lean, integrated solutions to our clients. Already, we’ve laid the foundation for devices that traverse traditional boundaries and talk […]

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3 Key Traits of Usable Data Products

In case you missed it, earlier this month MetroStar Systems partnered with George Mason University and Zoomph for GMU’s annual Usabilathon. The Usabilathon, an initiative led by GMU’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition program, provides graduate students with an opportunity to hack client driven solutions. Usabilathon participants were challenged to build a product that converted […]

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Essential Elements of a Successful R&D Program

While the concept of research is as old as science, the pairing of research and development is a relatively new development. The innovations that result in new products and new processes usually have their roots in research; they have followed a path from laboratory idea, to pilot or prototype production, to full-scale production and market […]

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What’s the Need for Research & Development?

It may be tempting to put R&D on the back burner, especially during busy season. But we believe that R&D plays an essential role in growing our business all year round. Our research and development efforts have led us to discover new technologies, improve existing products and processes, and even win several awards. By embracing […]

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SharePoint 404 error Site Collection Corrupted (error 0x80070003), How to Delete

SharePoint 404 error Site Collection Corrupted (error 0x80070003) How to Delete Previously we took a look at a possible cause of a 404 error in SharePoint after a content database restoration. This time we have determined that the site collection is corrupt, and we don’t have any backups (you should always have backups).  Another scenario […]

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