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How to Use SharePoint – Export to Excel

2018-03-14T10:14:44+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

(Part 4 of How to Use SharePoint series) This post is a continuation of the ongoing blog series, How to Use SharePoint. Thus far, we have focused entirely on SharePoint lists, since that is one of the building blocks of SharePoint; at least from a user’s perspective. This entry [...]

How to Use SharePoint – Datasheet View

2018-03-07T16:23:01+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

(Part 3 of How to Use SharePoint series) In the previous entry in this How to Use SharePoint blog series we took a look at utilizing SharePoint lists. A common complaint from users when making the transition from Excel is that editing information in an Excel sheet is far [...]

Rackspace Dedicated SharePoint Alternative

2018-05-02T11:51:30+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

There is a Rackspace dedicated SharePoint alternative for businesses looking for a better customer experience. A few years ago, we had several Fpweb clients leave us for better pricing at Rackspace.  Recently, some of those clients have returned to Fpweb for dedicated SharePoint and managed SharePoint support services. We’ve [...]

How to Use SharePoint – Utilizing Lists

2018-03-07T16:42:43+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

(Part 2 of how to use SharePoint posts) In part one of this how to use SharePoint blog series, we looked at why you want to use a SharePoint list instead of an Excel document. Now let's take a look at how to best utilize these lists to maximize [...]

Office 365 Workflow

2018-02-18T20:16:20+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

If you have a background in workflow with SharePoint you are probably familiar with SharePoint designer workflows. SharePoint designer workflows allow power users to automate basic document or list item-based processes mainly constrained to a single SharePoint site. SharePoint Designer is limited in its user experience and integration capabilities. This [...]

How to Use SharePoint – Why Use SharePoint Lists

2018-03-07T16:55:47+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

(Part 1 of a series of how to use SharePoint posts)There are thousands of blogs about configuring and customizing SharePoint, but very few about how to use SharePoint. The problem this creates is a knowledge gap between IT and the end-users which often generates some angst among users and frustration [...]

Mobile Office Off the Charts

2018-02-18T20:04:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Microsoft has dominated once again with Office mobile.  Both across Android and iOS the most popular productivity apps are Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but don’t forget OneDrive, SharePoint, or Groups.  Believe it or not, your Office documents are very usable on all of the popular devices now.  From iOS [...]

Upgrade SharePoint 2010 to 2013

2018-02-18T19:46:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Why Upgrade to SharePoint 2013 There are at least seven good reasons to upgrade if you're on SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 is Out of Support Microsoft hasn't provided support for SharePoint 2010 since 2015. The end-of-life date is approaching as well. Microsoft will only be issuing updates for SharePoint 2010 [...]