White Papers and Case Studies

Looking for additional information on implementing, migrating or managing SharePoint and Office 365?  Learn how SharePoint users are tackling everyday challenges using MetaVis tools or download our whitepaper series for helpful advice on planning a SharePoint information architecture, migration, backup, security management and administering Office 365.   MetaVis' educational whitepapers have been featured in CMSWire and NothingButSharePoint. 

Linn Energy, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas company is one of the top 15 independent US Exploration and Production companies with over 1600 employees across the United States. With a large footprint across the US and a history of acquiring companies, Linn Energy creates and maintains thousands of documents. It does this using a variety of platforms, including SharePoint and Office 365. Learn how MetaVis Architect Suite has helped Linn Energy migrate and analyze their disparate content types as well as manage the on-going maintenance of SharePoint. 

Pannone, a leading law firm in the United Kingdom, implemented SharePoint to replace its file share and used MetaVis Migrator to migrate and organize content.  In this Microsoft case study, read how they approached the project and why MetaVis was the ideal solution for them.

NetHope, a global not-for-profit organization, upgraded from SharePoint 2007 to Office 365 using MetaVis Migrator.  The process included migrating documents, lists, calendar entries and discussions as well as migrating metadata for improved search and collaboration.

Practical Action is an International non-governmental organization (NGO). Read how they migrated over ONE MILLION documents to SharePoint 2010 using MetaVis Migrator.


Citizen Schools built an Intranet using SharePoint 2007 for its 500 employees to share and collaborate on materials, documentation and projects.  The release of SharePoint 2010 offered the school the new features it needed for advanced collaboration.  The school needed a migration strategy for moving and organizing its content.  MetaVis Migrator made the school’s move to 2010 painless and is now used as a day to day SharePoint management tool.  Read their full story!

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. Recently, MADD was looking to foster a more collaborative internal communication process and implement a more secure way to organize and store information.  Read how MADD turned to MetaVis Technologies to help them accomplish this while improving productivity and increasing the ROI on their Microsoft investment.

Migrating and managing your content in the cloud doesn’t have to be tough. Maximize benefits by pre-planning, learn best practices to help reduce friction, and increase productivity for your Microsoft investments. Make your move to the cloud a success – start by downloading this eBook.

If you want to successfully implement SharePoint in your organization, then you need to clearly define and manage your information architecture (IA). There are a number of things you need to do to define your SharePoint IA and here are five critical steps to ensure you are on the right track. 

This article provides a history of SharePoint for the education market and an overview of using SharePoint as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The move to Office 365 -- and SharePoint online -- is getting more attractive every day. The functionality is there, the price is just about right, so why not? If you are considering a move to the cloud-based version of SharePoint, there are a few things you should consider in your migration planning.

The only way you can truly manage your content is to understand it. People share a lot information with organizations and they need to be able to trust that information is being properly secured and used. As a result organizations need the tools in place to ensure that information is being managed appropriately and is done in compliance with what their industry standards demand. This article highlights the importance of knowing your data and how to monitor and analyze sensitive information in SharePoint to mitigate risk.

What is the first rule for administrators of a SharePoint environment? Always backup your implementation. With no backup and recovery plan, you are setting yourself up for failure. You might be asking yourself, “Do I really need to back up my entire SharePoint environment when the server admin next to me does it every day as part of his regular backup routine? And what if I am only responsible for the information in my department? Do I want to deal with IT every time I need to backup or recover a file or site?” Truth is, backing up SharePoint is no longer about application servers, configuration databases and IIS, it’s about the content and ensuring you can get access to it fast. Here is what you need to know about SharePoint backup.

This detailed whitepaper looks as the new Shredded Storage feature in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online and how to optimize your SharePoint data storage.  You will learn what Shredded Storage means, how it is different from BLOB storage, how much storage space can actually be saved with Shredded Storage and how to take advantage of it in SharePoint 2013. The paper also provides tips on leveraging Shredded Storage during migration.

Consider this. Microsoft has sold over 125 million licenses of SharePoint. It is a multi-billion dollar business. SharePoint is a platform that everyone seems to have, many actually use and most don’t understand how to implement and manage properly. There is no platform more in need of a proper information architecture than SharePoint. But what exactly does that mean?

A fair amount of work goes into the role of a SharePoint Information Architect. And every architect should have his tools right? This article looks at what  Microsoft provides out of the box, to design, deploy and manage an information architecture in SharePoint?

The public beta of SharePoint 2013 is now available for download. Like everyone, we found lots of interesting things in this new version. Here are a few of our favorite things.

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