Go Teams! – Microsoft introduces new way to connect people and conversations

Go Teams! – Microsoft introduces new way to connect people and conversations

Microsoft Teams is the new kid on the Office 365 block – persistent chat service with some great features and cool integration.

11/02/16

Atlanta Ignites with Continued SharePoint and OneDrive Innovation!

Atlanta Ignites with Continued SharePoint and OneDrive Innovation!

This past week, Atlanta was host to about 25,000 visitors for Microsoft Ignite. During the Day 1 keynote, Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President for OneDrive and SharePoint, took the stage for 15 minutes to introduce the continued...

10/01/16

It takes a village: Change management with Office 365

It takes a village: Change management with Office 365

One of the key benefits of leveraging Office 365 for your SharePoint solutions is that you will be able to take advantage of all of the latest and greatest advances in the platform as they are launched. Even though we have the benefit...

08/27/16

Wondering where common actions got moved in Modern Document Libraries? Use this handy guide!

Wondering where common actions got moved in Modern Document Libraries? Use this handy guide!

Feature comparison for commonly used document library actions in modern versus “classic” SharePoint document libraries.

07/27/16

For Your Reading List: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 by Michael Sampson

For Your Reading List: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 by Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson’s latest book, Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, is a “must read” if you are currently using or planning to use Office 365. Michael is a brilliant author and approaches his overview of Office 365 not from...

07/14/16

The Future of SharePoint is All About You

The Future of SharePoint is All About You

Microsoft announced major changes to SharePoint in San Francisco on May 4. The changes are significant from all perspectives, but most importantly, for business users. The new SharePoint is focused on people experiences – with...

05/04/16

A SharePoint Conference and a South African Safari: Two great ideas to consider for June 2016

A SharePoint Conference and a South African Safari: Two great ideas to consider for June 2016

On June 20, 2016, the Eventful Group will host the annual Share Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The value of the South African Rand against the US Dollar makes this a great time to consider attending this unique,...

05/01/16

How to Ensure that Users are Prompted for Document Metadata in Office 365 and SharePoint 2016

How to Ensure that Users are Prompted for Document Metadata in Office 365 and SharePoint 2016

In Office 365 (SharePoint Online) and SharePoint 2016, when you upload a single document to a library with metadata, you are not prompted to enter the metadata values unless at least one field is required. This article describes...

03/16/16

5 Tips for Improving Document Findability in SharePoint

5 Tips for Improving Document Findability in SharePoint

One of the best features about SharePoint is search – but did you know that there are several ways you can improve search results without touching a line of code? These five tips can help your users find what they are looking for more...

02/10/16

5 Key Lessons from Award-Winning Intranets

5 Key Lessons from Award-Winning Intranets

The intranets that won the Step Two 2015 Intranet Innovation Award shared 5 key characteristics that every effective intranet should include. They were all: fit for purpose, built iteratively, measured, aligned with but not...

10/30/15

If you measure it, they will come!

If you measure it, they will come!

It’s always much easier to talk about measuring the value of technology investments when you are talking about systems such as general ledger or accounts payable – where the value can be measured in terms of improving a business...

08/21/15

New activity logging and reporting for Office 365: Improve compliance and gain insights

New activity logging and reporting for Office 365: Improve compliance and gain insights

In a blog post on July 8, 2015, Microsoft announced new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365. These new features will begin rolling out starting this month and will be available in the reports section of the...

07/09/15

Mobile First. Cloud First. People First. Welcome to Ignite 2015.

Mobile First. Cloud First. People First. Welcome to Ignite 2015.

On May 4, 2015, Satya Nadella and other Microsoft executives announced upcoming capabilities coming to Office and Windows that are designed to reflect Microsoft’s focus on “mobile first|cloud first” and delivering consistent user...

05/09/15

The future of SharePoint and Collaboration: Choose Your Own Adventure

The future of SharePoint and Collaboration: Choose Your Own Adventure

This week, Microsoft published two blog posts that talk about the future of collaboration. The first, published on April 15, is called “The rise of dynamic teams.” This post is a bit of a “think piece” that talks about the rationale...

04/18/15

5 Key Approaches to Overcome Barriers and Ensure Success with Enterprise Social

5 Key Approaches to Overcome Barriers and Ensure Success with Enterprise Social

While enterprise communities can help drive change, getting people to transition to using enterprise social networks (ESNs) requires an investment in change management. This article recommends 5 key approaches to help drive adoption...

04/06/15

The Design Lesson We Should Take Away from “The Dress” – Usability Testing Matters!

The Design Lesson We Should Take Away from “The Dress” – Usability Testing Matters!

By now, pretty much everyone in the world has weighed in on the color of “the dress” originally appearing in a post in Tumblr. It’s amazing how this one little post basically blew up the internet, but there is a really important...

02/28/15

Microsoft, Privacy, and the Cloud: Pick all Three

Microsoft, Privacy, and the Cloud: Pick all Three

In a blog post today, Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft announced that Microsoft has adopted the first international standard for cloud privacy (ISO/IEC 27018:2014)....

02/16/15

Yes, Virginia, there will be another SharePoint on premises!

Yes, Virginia, there will be another SharePoint on premises!

In a blog post on February 2, Julia White, Microsoft’s general manager for Office Product Management, defined a plan for the evolution of SharePoint, answering the question that a lot of customers wanted to know: With all the emphasis...

02/04/15

Get a First Look at What to Expect at Microsoft Ignite! – the place to be from May 4-8, 2015

Get a First Look at What to Expect at Microsoft Ignite! – the place to be from May 4-8, 2015

Earlier today, Microsoft published the first look at the session line up for the upcoming Ignite conference in Chicago from May 4-8, 2015. Ignite is a combined event that is bringing together people who may have attended the Microsoft...

01/28/15

Tips to Help Content Editors Create Better Content for SharePoint Pages

Tips to Help Content Editors Create Better Content for SharePoint Pages

Sometimes content authors need a little help to create great content for SharePoint. This article includes a dozen helpful hints for writing SharePoint content and five tips for using images to help improve user experience.

01/21/15

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