Configuring EPDM Dashboard in Office2PDM

EPDM Dashboard is a very interesting part of the Office2PDM package – it provides a quick look into the status of files in your SolidWorks Enterprise PDM vault.  Despite its obvious usefulness, configuring the tool requires a few pieces of information, and following a couple of simple steps.  Here are the basics of getting EPDM […]

Searching Tip: Context

Are you ready to take your search capabilities to the next level?  If you’re like many professionals today, you’re inundated by information at work, and sifting your way through it can be challenging.  You probably already use Google, Bing, or some other search engine for the Internet.  And maybe you even use the search tools […]

Inforbix Gets Started

For those of you familiar with the key players at Dassault, ENOVIA, and SmarTeam over the years, you probably know Oleg Shilovitsky.  Oleg is the former Chief Technology Officer for SmarTeam, and is one of the founders of a new product data applications company, Inforbix.  Simply put, Inforbix is in the early stages of developing […]

Intoducing PowerPivot

 Microsoft recently introduced a product called PowerPivot.  You may have heard about it under it’s code name Gemini.  The idea of PowerPivot is simple: allow Microsoft Excel users to quickly filter, analyze and display massive amounts of data and share their findings via SharePoint.  PowerPivot allows users to build analytic information by pulling data from […]

Calculations in SharePoint

You love them in Excel, in fact you can’t live without them.  You use formulas and calculations in Microsoft Excel to show real-time results as data changes.  As you begin to capture more data in SharePoint as a result of collaborating on projects, documents, or automated processes, you will probably want to have the same ability […]

When Search Gets Personal

Most people have come to expect that search results change from one day to the next.  With millions of web pages being created annually, it is not surprising that search results would vary in this way.  But many people are surprised to learn that search results can differ from person to person also.  If you […]

Archiving ShareVis Forms

Although electronic workflow tools are great at automating and optimizing business processes, sometimes you just need a static copy of the finished workflow form.  In some cases, the static copy is for public distribution while the actual process lives in a more restricted area.  Fortunately, ShareVis makes creating a static copy of a workflow form […]

SharePoint 2010 Officially Released

On May 12, 2010 the folks in Redmond officially released Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 to the public.  This latest release of SharePoint includes a number of important new features, some of which are SharePoint-specific, and others of which are tightly tied to the co-release of Office 2010.  The updated version will be very compelling […]