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3 Takeaways from SPTechCon 2015

February 19th, 2015

SPTechCon was yet again four exciting days of top SharePoint MVP and expert speakers, 80 classes and tutorials, exciting new vendor displays, and panels focused on changes in SharePoint. The team from CardioLog Analytics was excited to touch down in the Lone Star State and have an opportunity to learn and network with some of the fastest SharePoint minds in the community.

Intlock team at SpTechCon, 2015

The CardioLog Analytics team at SpTechCon Austin 2015

SPTechCon 2015 Takeaways:

  1. SharePoint User Adoption is still a challenge many organizations face

    Just because an organization has deployed SharePoint, and its employees have signed up for the portal, doesn’t necessarily mean that the portal is being utilized to its full potential. Many organizations invest large amounts of time and money into deploying and maintaining their portals, so it’s important that the users are gaining the most from them. User adoption is key for ensuring that the ROI of the portal is being actualized. Analytics are an important method for measuring adoption, and thus determining what steps should be taken to improve user engagement and adoption levels.

  2. SharePoint Decision Makers are at a Crossroad: On Prem V. Cloud
    Many organizations now are facing a crossroad they may not have foreseen. To remain with an on-premises solution, or to migrate to the cloud with SharePoint Online. Although many organizations are still sticking to their guns, and remaining with their on-premises solution, many have taken on a new perspective when it comes to migrating to the cloud. Analytics are key for planning, testing, and implementing the appropriate tools for the Migration process.
  3. Social is still buzzing
    Integrating Social into the Enterprise is becoming not just trendy, but necessary to many organizational decision makers. They have indeed began gaining enthusiasm regarding Yammer, SharePoint Social, Sitrion, and other platforms. By generating reports for Enterprise Social Networks, organizations can gain the upper hand in knowing exactly what’s going on within their platforms. The overall user experience within the social platform can be enriched with the use of analytics, and can help organizations reach their platform goals.


The event itself was a great way to prepare for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that we will attend this May in Chicago.

CardioLog Analytics Gears Up for SPTechCon with an Exclusive Webinar Series

January 25th, 2015

A three-part webinar series dedicated to SPTechCon

Intlock at SPTechCon '15

Will you be attending or following SPTechCon in Austin on February 8th through 11th? We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive webinar series dedicated to the upcoming conference, focusing on three of the most important topics regarding SharePoint reporting today. Get an inside look at how reporting can help you to improve your social platform, migration process, or portal adoption. Reserve your spot for a comprehensive understanding of how reporting can enhance your organization’s SharePoint portal.

Social Analytics for SharePoint Success – Tuesday, January 27th 2015 11AM EST

Are you employing Social for your portal? Register for an exclusive webinar dedicated to Social Analytics. Learn which metrics are most important for reporting on SharePoint, Yammer, and Sitrion.

Top Metrics for SharePoint Portal Migration- Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015 11AM EST

Ease your SharePoint migration process and improve your portal by learning about the top metrics you can employ. Find out how reporting can help you to optimize your portal throughout the entire Migration process.

Top 5 Ways to Measure SharePoint Portal Adoption- Thursday February 5th 2015 11AM EST

Looking to increase user and department interaction and collaboration within the portal? Find out how you can spark portal engagement with five of the top ways to measure SharePoint portal adoption.

Upcoming Webinar: CardioLog Analytics Introduces SharePoint Video Tracking

January 13th, 2015

Don’t miss this exciting webinar on one of CardioLog’s newest features: SharePoint Video Tracking

CardioLog - video viewers

Videos are clearly taking over the web. As the video phenomenon spreads, it’s no surprise that enterprises are leveraging videos within the SharePoint portal to promote cross portal communication and information distribution. CardioLog Analytics is happy to announce one of our newest features: Video Tracking for SharePoint. With the rollout of this new feature, we are offering a webinar to give you a firsthand glance at how tracking video usage in SharePoint will help you optimize your portal and engage your portal users.

Why attend this Webinar?

By attending this webinar, you have the unique opportunity to gain valuable information on one of CardioLog’s newest features, Video Tracking for SharePoint. The new reports offered by CardioLog Analytics include:

Active Videos- By tracking your SharePoint Active videos, your organization can identify and display the most useful and relevant video content in your portal. Content popularity is measured by the number of views and clicks it has received. This report will give you important metrics on which videos are being viewed, and which ones are not.

  • Inactive Videos- the Inactive videos reports gives you a list of the videos that have been seen on the page, but were not played.
  • Video Viewers- Want to know who the top video viewers are? Find out which users are taking advantage of your SharePoint videos, and which ones may need a bit of encouragement.
  • Video Interactions- Reference the Video Interactions report as it lists the top videos that are ranked by the total number of interactions with a video. This includes plays, auto plays, pauses, and stops.


Whether you’re creating videos for compliance training, CEO or executive town hall meetings, human resource policy training, or more, CardioLog Analytics is here to help you track your progress each step of the way.

To register, click here.

Yeehaw! Intlock Saddles Up for SPTechCon in Texas

December 23rd, 2014


SPTechCon - The SharePoint Technology Conference

Where is Intlock heading to next? We’re excited to announce that this February, we will be heading to Austin, Texas for SPTechCon 2015. From February 8th through the 11th of 2015, we will be exhibiting at this exciting conference with over 80+ classes, expert speakers, panels, vendors, and much more.  As this is our third year attending SPTechCon, we are eager to return and combine forces with others in the SharePoint community at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Courses ranging from Developer Essentials, IT PRO Essentials, Information Worker Essentials and Architecture Essentials will be presented by various SharePoint MVPs. Session levels will be available on three different levels, including overview, intermediate, and advanced. The 2015 Keynote Speaker will be Arpan Shah, who will discuss Office 365: Today and Tomorrow.

Key topics to be highlighted at SPTechCon will include: Office 365, cloud-hosted SharePoint, on-premises SharePoint, hybrid solutions, and SharePoint Roadmaps.

Intlock is excited to present CardioLog Analytics as the only on premise analytics and reporting solution for SharePoint, as well as our newly launched enhanced video analytics solution for SharePoint videos. Organizations can utilize video analytics in order to track the effectiveness and the interactions with SharePoint videos. At Intlock, we recognize the need for a video analytics solution, as SharePoint videos have begun to gain popularity as a means for communicating within the portal.

About SPTechCon:

The 7th spring version of SPTechCon is part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint event series, with 1,000+ delegates and 40+ exhibitors! The conference will host IT professionals, SharePoint power users, and developers. More than 70 classes and tutorials will be presented by more than 40 expert speakers and Microsoft MVPs. For 2015, SPTechCon moves to Austin! For more information, please visit:


Intlock Connects in Amsterdam

Intlock attends SharePoint Connect 2014 in Amsterdam

Intlock crew in Amsterdam

November 19th, 2014, brought an end to the annual SharePoint Connect 2014 conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The annual SharePoint Connect conference is a 3-day international conference, and this year’s event featured a diverse group of attendees representing all segments of the SharePoint community. Attendees such as IT pro’s, business users and developers joined together to share a dialogue about the most recent updates, and best practices in SharePoint. The agenda of this year’s SharePoint conference consisted of a series of sessions about Integration, Cloud, Web Development, Mobile Apps, Social, Hybrid, Migration, and much more.

Intlock was pleased to be a part of such a forward-thinking conference, with a unique  opportunity to hear from Keynote speakers such as Chris Johnson on “The Road to Office 365 and the Future of Cloud Development, as well as Christian Buckley who spoke about “SharePoint Social Integration: Good, Better, Best”. Microsoft is pioneering the way to integrate social into the overall business strategy of organizations, and Christian Buckley touched on these very subjects as he walked through the levels of SharePoint and Yammer integration available today. Buckley provided real world examples and guidance, driving the point home when emphasizing the need to make informed choices in order to develop the right social strategy per various organizations.

When presenting CardioLog Analytics, attendees quickly saw how they can drive collaboration within the portal thanks to the deep analytic reports, as well as the engagement and survey tools offered. On numerous occasions, the value of a robust measurement strategy was presented by Intlock, as well as many other speakers, professionals, and attendees. One of the first steps in managing a SharePoint portal is acquiring data-specific analytics, and this theme rang true throughout the course of the conference.

As the SharePoint community continues to evolve, Intlock has adapted their Intranet analytics solution, CardioLog Analytics, to also keep up with all of the new features and roadmaps existing within the industry including SharePoint, Yammer, and Sitrion. As an organization that always has its sights on the new frontier, Intlock was thrilled to be included in this innovative two day event, surrounded by leaders in the SharePoint world that share a similar vision for improving and advancing the SharePoint experience.