Turn Yammer On and Collaborate Confidently – Webinar Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 1:30PM Eastern – Archiving and compliance with Smarsh and Atidan

Join Atidan and Smarsh on Februrary 19th at 1:30PM Eastern where we will demonstrate archiving and compliance for Microsoft’s Yammer social networking platform.  Register here: http://goo.gl/Ojstvh

Many organizations would like to take advantage of the increased cross-department collaboration and employee engagement that Yammer brings, but risk management considerations have loomed as too large of an adoption barrier.Image

Smarsh Archiving & Compliance for Yammer enables organizations to capture, preserve, search, supervise and produce Yammer files and communications in support of e-discovery, compliance and record keeping initiatives. Now organizations can have compliance peace of mind while their employees use Yammer to collaborate, be more productive and update the people, projects and files that they’re working with every day.

Within the Web-based Smarsh Management Console, administrators can search, supervise and produce their organization’s Yammer content alongside other message types, including email, instant messaging and social media. Organizations can also extend the power of the Smarsh proprietary classification and review engine, the Virtual Compliance Officer, to their Yammer archive. Whether it’s streamlining and customizing review processes, focusing search results on the messages that matter most, or automating the classification of communication with custom tags, the VCO offers unmatched efficiency in message review.

At the conclusion of our demonstration, we will describe how Smarsh’s platform can archive and search all electronic message types, including email, instant messaging and social media, in one consolidated destination.

All registrations will be entered to win free copies of Windows 8 and Office 2013!

Contact us at smarsh@atidan.com for additional information about our archiving and compliance solutions!

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Capture 

Yammer communications, including updates, comments, files, and private messages are captured.

  • Comprehensive capture | Smarsh also captures associated metadata, providing greater context around message activity.
  • Support for attachments and versioning | Smarsh archives Yammer attachments and files, including all versions.

Preserve 

Yammer communication is preserved on non-erasable, non-rewriteable media in its native, unaltered format to meet recordkeeping and compliance obligations.

  • Global access | Messages and attachments are always readily accessible via the Web-based Smarsh Management Console.
  • Redundant data centers | Messages are preserved in the redundant, geographically-dispersed Smarsh data centers and saved to WORM (write once, read many) optical storage.
  • Retention policies | Messages are retained in accordance with client retention policies (and active legal holds).

Search

Administrators can search across their Yammer archive based on virtually any criteria, either ad-hoc or on a consistent, systematic basis.

  • Robust field search | Search across all Yammer communications and review entire threads of messages for the context of posts, comments and files.
  • Saved searches | Save search criteria and repeat searches for convenience, consistency and evidence of policy enforcement.
  • E-discovery searches | Run robust ad-hoc discovery searches for one-time instances.
  • Support for multiple lexicon lists | Clients can customize company-approved lexicons of keywords/phrases for search and/or start with a default list provided by Smarsh.

Supervise 

Customize your organization’s supervision experience for optimal efficiency in message review and effectiveness in identifying and mitigating risk. 

  • Hierarchy structure | Permission-based review hierarchy can be configured to model the review structure of your organization. Administrators can assign message supervision roles/authorities to specific users and groups, and grant the appropriate level of access/functionality to them. Smarsh can grant temporary permissions or access to compliance consultants, outside legal counsel or other individuals.
  • Run saved searches | Execute review procedures with regularly scheduled saved searches.
  • Flexible search options |Match search type (random percent, risk score, keywords or phrases) to risk profile.
  • Contextual review | Track the entire thread of each message with comments from multiple individuals, giving a conversation context during review.
  • Full audit review | Every administrator session and action taken throughout the entire lifecycle of a message is documented within the Smarsh Management Console.
  • Take action on messages | Reviewers have the ability to annotate, flag, open/close or escalate messages. All actions are logged and the subsequent metadata is indexed and searchable.
  • Reporting Center | Produce analytics reports on Yammer usage, system audit history and message archive data. Demonstrate policy enforcement and ensure accountability among multiple managers responsible for message review. Reports can be customized.

Produce 

Administrators can retrieve and produce as many messages as necessary, in original form, on demand. Apply policies and export only the necessary data in multiple formats securely and directly to outside counsel, regulatory examiners or third-party e-discovery systems during litigation or e-discovery events.

  • Production options | Yammer data can be securely downloaded to a PC or encrypted and saved to a portable media device. This can be utilized for real-time access to data during an investigation or examination, or to restore data for disaster recovery purposes.
  • Flexible e-discovery export | Export message data in popular e-discovery vendor “load file” formats (and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) XML Interchange Format Schema) and transfer it directly to document review and processing systems.
  • Monthly DVD service | As part of its service package, Smarsh delivers monthly copies of client data via encrypted DVD.

We Archive Everything

Archive and search all electronic message types, including email, instant messaging and social media, in one consolidated destination.

Let Atidan Deliver a Customized SharePoint Roadmap for your organization:

Let Atidan Deliver a Customized SharePoint Roadmap for your organization:

 

New Deployments

Content Management

Search P.O.C.

Upgrades

Web P.O.C.

Business Intelligence P.O.C

Internet & Extranets

Social P.O.C.

SharePoint Apps

Planning Services

What is ‘SDPS’ and Why Atidan?

 

SDPS Answers your questions about SharePoint:

Atidan delivers expert advice and personalized service based on your unique needs and environment. We compliment your strategic business direction and ensure that you have the best deployment or upgrade plan possible.

 

Get more value from your Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) investment:

This benefit is available at five levels: 1, 3, 5, 10, and 15-day engagement plans that are best aligned for your organization’s size. If you have SDPS vouchers, Microsoft will pay for your SDPS engagement with Atidan.

 

Receive SharePoint best practices and tools from Atidan and Microsoft:

 

Atidan leverages best practices for SharePoint deployment by analyzing the customer environment and providing tools and technologies that help customers manage SharePoint implementation and manage the migration of data.

              

Three Core SharePoint Deployment Offerings

1. SharePoint Deployment Planning

The SharePoint Deployment Planning offer helps you to plan an effective deployment of Microsoft SharePoint for your organization. Through this offer you will receive a comprehensive introduction, understanding, and customized roadmap for leveraging the SharePoint platform to transform your content management, collaboration, and search strategy to better drive your business initiatives.

What you get…

An integrated deployment plan that can help lower costs, optimize business productivity infrastructure and create a secure and well-managed collaborative infrastructure that supports the key capabilities of SharePoint including:

  • Social
  • Mobile
  • Business Intelligence
  • Process
  • Search
  • Content management

 

2. SharePoint Upgrade Planning

The SharePoint Upgrade Planning offer helps you to discover the value of upgrading and provides you with a customized migration plan for leveraging the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web. This offer is designed for customers who have already deployed earlier versions of SharePoint.

What you get…

  • A comprehensive introduction to SharePoint 2013
  • A thorough understanding of the upgrade process as it relates to your deployment
  • Awareness of the upgrade “costs” and benefits (immediate / future)
  • A customized migration plan for deployed workloads

 

3. SharePoint for Internet & Extranet Sites Planning

The SharePoint Internet Sites Planning offer provides you with a unified solution for managing your Web Content lifecycle. SharePoint provides a single platform that brings end-to-end capabilities like structured publishing (WCM), social computing (blogs, wikis, discussions, ratings, tagging, comments), search, personalization, commerce, and advertising together to your intranet, extranet, and Internet sites to create a differentiated, engaging customer experience that will drive loyalty and repeat traffic to your site.

 

What you get…

A customized plan for deploying a unified solution for managing your Web Content lifecycle. Leveraging SharePoint allows you to:

  • Establish an Enterprise Platform for your Web Content Management
  • Increase IT Manageability and Efficiency of your Web Solutions
  • Simplify your Content Publication Lifecycle
  • Integrate and Extend your WCM Solutions

Six New SharePoint POC Offerings

 

4. Enterprise Content Management POC

 

SharePoint 2013 delivers core content management capabilities in a single, extensible platform. These capabilities are central to the SharePoint platform and provide a consistent approach to managing traditional content (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Web content, and social content (blogs, wikis). By taking an integrated approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM), SharePoint 2013 can reduce the need to maintain multiple systems and develop costly integration solutions.

The eDiscovery functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 provides improved ways to help you protect your business including eDiscovery queries across multiple SharePoint farms and Exchange servers, non-disruptive in-place preservation of documents and email, and support for exporting those documents and email messages. Atidan’s Planning & POC will address these core topics:

  • Social Interaction
  • Document Set Management
  • eDiscovery
  • Records Center
  • Enterprise MetaData Management
  • Search Visualization

5.  Web Content Management POC

Web content management is a better experience in SharePoint Server 2013. Not only can content authors cut and paste content directly from Word and have the resulting semantically correct HTML markup display in the styles that were defined by the site designer, but site owners and designers can now customize the global and current navigation menus by dragging and dropping menu items directly on the page.

There are many new features that improve video and image handling, as well as inserting page external components via iframes using industry standard web development.  Other powerful new features in SharePoint Server 2013 include Topic Pages for easily managing and presenting catalog information, tight integration with the native search engine and improved multi-lingual support. In addition, SharePoint 2013 supports many new mobile computing capabilities like device channels to target content to specific display platforms, a new geolocation data type and push notifications.  Atidan’s Planning and POC will address:

  • Easy Content Authoring & Management              Managed Navigation
  • Targeted User Experiences                                 Content Re-Use
  • Search As Content Provider                                Multi-Lingual Support

 

6. Business Intelligence POC

Business intelligence (BI) in SharePoint 2013 provides comprehensive BI tools that integrate across Microsoft Office applications and other Microsoft technologies.

These BI tools are: Excel 2013, Excel Services in SharePoint 2013, PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013, Visio Services in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013, and Microsoft SQL Server. Atidan’s Planning and POC will address:

  • Excel & Excel Services
  • Powerview and PowerPivot
  • Visio Services
  • Performance Point Services
  • SQL Reporting Services with SharePoint Integration

 

7.  Social POC

Social computing isn’t just a new set of tools – it’s a new way of thinking about organizations.  It’s about putting people at the center of the organization and ensuring that customers, employees, partners can connect with the people and information that they need to actually get their work done.

The social computing and collaboration features in SharePoint Server 2013 and Yammer offer an improved administration and user experience, in addition to new functionality for enterprise users to share and collaborate with others in their organization. The introduction of Community Sites offers a forum experience to categorize discussions around subject areas, and connect users who have knowledge or seek knowledge about subject areas. Improvements to My Sites offer a more intuitive workflow for users to develop their personal profiles, store content, and keep up-to-date with activities of interest. Atidan’s Planning and POC will focus on:

  • Yammer
  • Personal Sites
  • Team & Project Sites
  • Communities
  • Integration

 

8. Search POC

Search in SharePoint Server 2013 is a single unified platform that combines an integrated, easy-to-manage query and data integration platform with native integration of the best-of-breed core enterprise search technology to give users the ability to find the content, information, and people they need.

New Search features in SharePoint Server 2013 make it easier for you to locate more relevant information and find colleagues quickly and efficiently.  And now, user behavior influences the relevance of documents, bringing more popular results to the top of the list over time.  Other key improvements include search UI changes that allow you to look into the search results with a simple roll-over instead of having to click into the document, as well as powerful new ways to process Query Rules and Results Sets.

9. SharePoint Apps Planning

The new apps model for SharePoint provides a new method to deliver specific information or functionality to a SharePoint site.  An app for SharePoint is a small, easy-to-use, stand-alone app that solves a specific end-user or business need. Site owners can discover and download apps for SharePoint from a public SharePoint Store or from their organization’s internal App Catalog and install them on their SharePoint sites. These apps for SharePoint integrate the best of the web with SharePoint 2013. They do not replace SharePoint features and solution packages, which customize or enhance SharePoint sites.

Unlike features and solutions, which farm or site collection administrators have to install, apps for SharePoint are stand-alone applications that owners of sites can add to their SharePoint sites. The apps for SharePoint have a simple lifecycle – they can be installed, upgraded, and uninstalled by site owners. Atidan’s Planning engagement will focus on:

  • The new Apps model
  • Business Connectivity Services
 

Atidan customizes every planning and proof-of-concept engagement to meet our client needs.

 

Contact us for a personalized briefing and project review.

OnePlaceMail R6.5 delivers SharePoint access within a familiar Microsoft Outlook style interface

OnePlaceMail is an amazing productivity tool for SharePoint – please contact Atidan for a free trial and special offers!  oneplacemail@atidan.com

Written by James Fox, Posted in OnePlaceMail

Intuitive, efficient access to SharePoint

OnePlaceMail Release 6.5 combines the familiarity of the Microsoft Outlook experience (such as email and document preview) with the strength of SharePoint views; including columns, grouping, sorting and filtering of content.

End user productivity is significantly increased through efficient access to SharePoint content and minimal change in the Microsoft Outlook user experience which improves the adoption of your SharePoint solutions.

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SharePoint views within Outlook

SharePoint views within Outlook

OnePlaceMail’s ‘Outlook style interface’ provides access to both SharePoint public and private views for the selected location

Document and email previews

Document and email previews

Microsoft Office Web Apps Server email and document previews (where available) and performace controls for local previews.

 

Search, preview and access SharePoint

Search within the ‘Outlook style interface’ and view previews of select results.

Access items in SharePoint:

User actions for greater productivity

User Actions for greater productivity

Increase productivity with actions to copy and email links or attach content from SharePoint:

 

Atidan Delivers Business Optimization with Extranets

Atidan announced today the Extranet Solution built with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites and designed to optimize business for competitive advantage, cost reduction and growth. Delivering a unified and secure architecture to join companies, partners, suppliers and customers together, the Atidan Extranet Solution solves many of today’s most pressing organizational and operational challenges.

“Most organizations today take extensive advantage of Intranets internally and Internets externally,” said David J. Rosenthal, President & CEO of Atidan. “However, true business value can be realized with Atidan’s Extranet Solution to solve challenges including reducing supply chain inefficiencies, improving interactions with customers, extending self-service strategies, sharing resources and enabling mobile capabilities.”

Atidan’s Extranet Solution serves as a single and central secure enterprise hub and delivers immediate return-on-investment by reducing the lines of communications between different parties and improving the productivity of information workers. Some of the key benefits include:

    • Real-time sharing of business intelligence
    • Anytime (24 x 7) collaboration
    • Segregation and protection of sensitive yet shared business resources
    • Workflow processing for streamlined interactions
    • Customer self-service and advanced search
    • Access to shared resources and line-of-business applications
    • Centralized content publishing
    • Mobile access to targeted services

The Atidan Extranet Solution can be rapidly deployed on-premise or in the cloud and is based on a proven and extensible architecture with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites.

Contact the Atidan Extranet team for a free no-obligation design review, demonstration and briefing: sharepoint@atidan.com