Blog entries related to Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 solutions such as Power BI, Microsoft Flow, Power Apps and Microsoft Teams
There is so much information available about SharePoint that sometimes it can be confusing to understand exactly what it's all about. Here is a very quick introduction to the facts about Microsoft SharePoint.
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Does your team struggle to store, find, share and update documents? You're not alone - Harvard Business Review reports that employees can spend as much as 20% of their time just trying to find the documents that they need to do their job. Let's look at how SharePoint Document Management can help you solve this problem.
If you’re reading this, I am assuming you already know that Microsoft Flow is the future and replacement of workflows in SharePoint. It is an extremely powerful process automation and integration platform helping to bridge the gap between many Microsoft services and many others. After using Flow for a while, you soon notice this other option called “Add a Scope”. What does that do?
Microsoft has deprecated the not-so-beloved Site Content and Structure in SharePoint (for Office 365 users). What does this mean to your organization?
Ready to upgrade or implement a digital workplace or intranet project, but having a hard time convincing your leadership team? Building a business case can be a daunting and nuanced process - let's take a look at some proven approaches for getting buy-in for your SharePoint or similar project.
Do your users ever see the message "Hmm...looks like this file doesn't have a preview we can show you."? In this blog I'll offer a quick fix that might work for you.
If you’re creating Team Sites in SharePoint Online/Office 365 (either as part of Microsoft Teams, or as stand-alone Team Sites), you might have noticed that the list of sites you’re following are named “Home”.
Troubleshooting active directory user profiles for SharePoint? I've found that AD Explorer (Active Directory Explorer) is an time-saving and often-overlooked item that should in every SharePoint administrators bag of tricks. In this article we'll look at what it is, how it works, and why it is important.
Amazon is an indispensable sales channel to reach potential customers. Dynamics 365 is the indispensable solution for creating better customer experiences. In this article, I'll take a look at how to begin to bring these two worlds together by using PowerBI.
Many of our clients want to track a metric over time against a goal using Power BI. Let's take a look at how to add a Goal Line to your bar charts in Power BI for this purpose.
You're using Office 365 Groups to collaborate, and to share a calendar. And you're using SharePoint to share files associated with that group. But when you add a SharePoint calendar to the site, it doesn't display the Office 365 Group calendar. What gives?!?
In this article we'll look at where Office 365 Group calendars are stored, and how to get them to show up in your SharePoint site.
Does this series of images look familiar? Do you frequently hear, "that's not what we asked for" or "it doesn't work the way we expected it to"? You're not alone! Research over the last decade demonstrates that between 30% and 60% of customer relationship management and enterprise collaboration initiatives fail. But why? Some would blame the technology, others might focus on the business process or lack thereof. But, let's stop for a moment and take a look at people.
According to Gallup, organizations that successfully engage customers and employees experience a 240% boost in performance. How can you harness that kind of power? Can technology help? We’re going to try and answer those questions for you.
Welcome to part 2 in our journey of knowledge to seek the true meaning of SharePoint. in Part 1 I got things started by explaining the WHY you should care what SharePoint is. In this part we will look at the different versions of SharePoint (Online and On-Premise) and the ways to access SharePoint.
Tell the truth – does your task management system look anything like this picture? Or, are you a manager and see many of your people managing their tasks like this?
Under-communication, lack of communication, miscommunication, NO COMMUNICATION whatever you want to call it, is a problem in the workforce.
Meaningful communication is much more than issuing a statement. It is a dialogue geared towards reaching common ground.
Data is the fuel that powers decisions in almost every type of business. When it doesn't flow smoothly, the entire business suffers. In this article we look at what master data management (MDM) is, how poor MDM can create traffic jams, and the basics of keeping your data flowing smoothly.
In this article, I will introduce you to 5 different tools and methods you can use to gather SharePoint user adoption information so you can continuously monitor and improve your SharePoint intranet.
Organizations that freely share knowledge internally are the ones that tend to bring new innovations to market faster.
Big data makes it possible to serve more people than ever before. New privacy laws and regulations are regularly being passed to protect us from potential abuses. How can organizations balance the benefits of big data with the need for privacy?
Getting people to adopt new processes is almost always a challenge in business. Why is that? Maybe it's because we so often forget the role people play in defining and re-defining processes. In this article we look at why processes should be people-first.
The days of searching through filing cabinets, looking through handbooks, printing memos, sending documents via email and departments resisting the need to share information with other departments are GONE. Employees need up-to-date information accessible on a laptop, mobile phone, or PC.
In today’s workplace, a company’s staff is not limited to employees who come into the office every day. Remote employees (often in their PJs) need to be able to work both independently and on a team. When people are across the hallway or across multiple time zones, they still need to be able to work together.
This is another issue from the trenches as I was working with a client of mine recently with a disconnect between the SharePoint User Profile Service and Search.
The fix is surprisingly simple, and you will face palm once you realize what the cause is but I thought it was important to document for others.
The complementary paper includes over 12 years of research, recent survey results, and CRM turnaround success stories.
This 60-second assessment is designed to evaluate your organization's collaboration readiness.
Learn how you rank compared to organizations typically in years 1 to 5 of implementation - and which areas to focus on to improve.
This is a sandbox solution which can be activated per site collection to allow you to easily collect feedback from users into a custom Feedback list.
Whether you are upgrading to SharePoint Online, 2010, 2013 or the latest 2016, this checklist contains everything you need to know for a successful transition.