Office 365

Microsoft Teams – the New Skype for Business

2018-03-20T15:01:13+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Microsoft Teams, which is available as part of Office 365, is quickly evolving into the Microsoft collaboration hub for project and departmental teamwork.  Teams integrates pieces of SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer, Delve, bots, and now Skype for Business, into a single solution.  Microsoft released Teams in 2007 to compete with Slack [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

To Hybrid or NOT to Hybrid SharePoint

2018-02-18T17:22:36+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Hybrid SharePoint seems to be either one of the most important things, or a waste of time. It seems to be given so much attention, yet it seems that many who could set it up simply fail to even get the basics going. Hybrid SharePoint Concerns Security and Privacy – [...]

Office 365 Ending Access Services in SharePoint Online

2018-02-16T20:15:07+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

New Access Services-based apps and web databases are no longer able to be created in SharePoint online. They will need to be migrated to a private cloud, like Fpweb, or an on-premises SharePoint environment, by April 2018, because Microsoft is retiring the feature from Office 365. [...]

Cliff Notes from Microsoft Ignite

2018-02-16T19:43:00+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Jeff Teper speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2017 (photo by Mark Kasham) There were a ton of announcements at Ignite, Microsoft's annual tech conference held a few weeks ago, and we've compiled a cliff notes version of the SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365, and SharePoint 2019 news. Microsoft 365 = [...]

Is SharePoint the same as Office 365?

2017-09-07T08:34:53+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

SharePoint Online is the version of Microsoft SharePoint that comes with Office 365. It's a version of SharePoint, but it's not exactly the same as SharePoint. Here's an in-depth, side-by-side comparison of SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online. The theme here that carries throughout each category, from the servers, to management, [...]