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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 [...]

SharePoint Predictions about SharePoint 2019, On Prem and Beyond

2018-02-18T19:42:07+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Happy New Year! It’s an exciting time and the future has never looked brighter. Here's six new year predictions about SharePoint 2019. SharePoint 2019 will be very well received and anyone on 2010, 2013, and 2016 will be looking to upgrade to take advantage of the new modern sites, modern [...]

Avoid Getting Throttled by SharePoint Online Office 365!

2018-02-18T19:34:45+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

We’ve heard of a number of cases where users are complaining about the throttling that is happening in the Office 365 SharePoint Online cloud. Image from Microsoft. Throttling is extremely common in SharePoint Online. See more at Avoid getting throttled or blocked in SharePoint Online. You may have seen errors [...]

OneDrive vs SharePoint

2018-02-18T19:23:39+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

OneDrive is a simple file repository for an individual and should be compared to the controls of an individual deciding what they want to share. An administrator or tenant admin of OneDrive can determine what can be shared just internally, to a whitelist of domains and organizations, or simply [...]

9 Free SharePoint Tools to Simplify Your SharePoint Admin Life

2018-02-18T18:54:45+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

SharePoint is packed with features, and once you connect to the SharePoint Store or Office 365 you’ll see there’s a rich ecosystem with thousands of products.  It's been described as a 12 billion dollar ecosystem just a few years ago. Here are nine free tools that could be useful as [...]