All posts by Bob Mixon

I have been involved in the software technology industry for the better part of 30 years. I have extensive expertise in Library Science, Knowledge Management, Content Strategy, Governance, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Information Management/Architecture, Records Management and Development.

WordX Add-in for Mindjet 14

wordx250x250Olympic Unlimited has released a new version of their Microsoft Word export add-in for Mindjet 14, MindManager map files.

Named WordX, this add-in allows you to assign a specific Word template, mark topics for export then export your map.

As many of you already know, I use Mindjet 14 (MindManager) extensively to document SharePoint designs.  The built-in export tools, found in Mindjet 14, do work but they provide limited functionality.  I need the ability to specifically mark topics for export and assign specific export attributes.

I have exercised WordX extensively, with maps containing more than 5000 topics, and it works like a charm!

If you are a Mindjet user, this is a must have add-in.

I will write more on this topic in the near future.  In the meantime, download a trial copy and give it a shot.  I think you’ll be hooked…


June 19, 2014 – SharePoint 2013 Collaboration in the Cloud – Office 365


The Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group (SVSPUG) would like to invite you to our next meeting:

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.

Date Thursday June 19th, 2014
Time 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
3331 North First Street, Building “A” Auditorium
San Jose, CA 95134
(Parking in the back of the building)

SharePoint 2013 Collaboration in the Cloud – Office 365


  • 5:30 – 6: 00 p.m. – Arrive and socialize
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Session
  • 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Q&A, Wrap-up

In this session, – Ulysses Lugwig, will discuss the following topics:

Office 365 has come out strong in 2013 with many organizations choosing to add Office 365 in their enterprise agreements with Microsoft. Where SharePoint 2010 and 2013 on premise both have promising features for external collaboration, many companies instead use box or dropbox due to firewall limitations, security, and complex forms based authentication that simply make SharePoint too complex. However, with this surge in Office 365 subscriptions, now pushing 100 million users’, there’s an incredible opportunity to start using SharePoint as an external collaborative tool. In this presentation we will show you real world examples of how organizations are using Office 365 for external collaboration including items such as branding, automatic document uploading, external sharing caveats, and, of course, custom application development.


Food and Beverage Sponsor


We would like to thank Learn iT! for sponsoring food and beverage at this meeting. Please take a moment to learn more about our sponsor.

Learn iT! has provided SharePoint training to businesses globally since SharePoint’s beginning. Working closely with SharePoint developers internally, we custom programs that can better focus on the needs of each identified group.

  • Classes taught at your location in your Environment
  • Classes at our office in Santa Clara, San Francisco , New York or Live Online
  • Audience: IT Pro-Developer-Site Admins-End Users

Common Scenarios which Initiate a SharePoint Learning Program

  • Migration to a newer version of SharePoint
  • Introducing SharePoint new to your organization
  • When re-releasing or the second introduction of SharePoint because of lower adoption
  • Using SharePoint to help improve current process
  • Document Management Solutions; Records Management, Intranet

Why Choose Learn iT!

  • Training Experts & SharePoint Experts
  • Experienced in helping other organizations with similar situations
  • Train in your own environment
  • Flexible in delivery style whether you learn hands on or need to just attend a few seminars
  • Customizing content to target specific to your goals

Learn more about Learn iT! SharePoint training at

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Learn iT! understands the robust and dynamic nature of the IT world. We consistently offer the most in-demand certification courses to help your network infrastructure operate efficiently and migrate seamlessly.


3/20/2014 – Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group

On March 20th, 2013 the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group will be meeting to discuss How to Simplify your SharePoint Storage by taking advantage of Remote Blob Storage.  Mark it on your calendar!  We hope to see you there.


We would like to thank Metalogix for sponsoring the food and drink at this meeting.

Metalogix provides content infrastructure software to improve the use and performance of enterprise content. For over a decade, Metalogix has transformed the way commercial and government organizations manage terabytes of content to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration. Today, more than 7,500 customers rely on the company’s products to upgrade, migrate, organize, store, archive and replicate content on Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Cloud platforms.

Agenda March 20, 2014
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Arrive
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Session
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Raffle and Wrap-up
Location Valley Transit Authority (VTA)
Simplify your SharePoint storage by taking advantage of Remote Blob Storage
Speaker Ching-jyh Wang, from Altera
Topic Learn how Altera solved issues around a rapidly growing environment, slow performance, and upset end users through remote blob storage.


To learn more about the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, submit a request to speak or sponsor our meeting, click here.