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PLM and One Big Spreadsheet

Everybody in the engineering and manufacturing loves MS Excel. I had chance to write about it multiple times before. You can take a look on few of my previous talks about MS Excel and PLM- Why do I like my PLM Spreadsheets? and PLM Excel Spreadsheets: From Odes to Woes….

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COFES 2010, Maieutic Parataxis and PLM Excels

I hope you know about my “love and hate” relationships with Excel. I posted many times about how deep Excel integrated into current CAD/PDM/PLM software life. Think about that, for the moment. You are getting Bill of Materials and Design Tables in CAD using Excel, lots of reports, catalogs and…

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Key Success of SharePoint – What Should PLM Learn?

Key Success of SharePoint – What Should PLM Learn?

I’ve been thinking about Microsoft SharePoint success in enterprise organizations. For the last few years Microsoft leapfrog in their ability to provide SharePoint-based solutions. I will put below few points that in my view are the foundation of this SharePoint success. 1. Basic solution for share files and portal availability….

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SharePoint 2010 Communities and PLM Social Demands

PLM is moving fast towards social computing and social product development. I had chance to share some of my previous thoughts related to social features in PLMĀ  few weeks ago and we had a very good conversation. If you haven’t had chance to be involved, I’d suggest you to take…

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Why PLM Need to Learn about SharePoint 2010 Composites?

Some technology and infrastructure thinking today coming out of SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Without going to more systematic analyzes what Microsoft presented in future coming SharePoint 2010 version (beta is planned in November and release is next year), I’d like to go straight ahead and talk about very…

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PLM, Microsoft and Open Source Party

The following publication drove my attention last week. Microsoft is jumping more and more in this Open Source. “Now, Microsoft has unveiled an organization it says will help open source work with commercial software organizations – the CodePlex Foundation. Microsoft is also the Foundation’s sole funder, having donated $1m –…

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PLM Prompt: Product Data Visualization in MS Excel 2010

Short Prompt. Excel, in my view, is the most popular engineering and product data management tools. I had chance to discuss Excel multiple times on plmtwine before. PLM Excel Spreadsheets: From Odes to Woes Why Do I Like My PLM Spreadsheets? MS Excel is coming with a set of new…

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PLM Prompt: Microsoft Kills Mashups and focus on SharePoint

Interesting prompt related to Mashup services. I just heard that Microsoft will discontinue their Popfly mashup service on Aug-24. Minute of silence, please. Popfly was one of the coolest mashup services I knew. Actually, I’ve seen Popfly as a type of services that can be promising also for various PLM-like…

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5 Things SharePoint can do for your PLM

I had chance to write about different aspects related to SharePoint and Product Lifecycle Management. Since many of the organization are having SharePoint these days, I wanted to provide some initial guidance to the users with regards to what they can do with SharePoint? So, I decided to put five…

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