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Best Practice Intranet SharePoint

SharePoint Site Swap – an adventure for a party of medium to high level players

Insights into using the SharePoint Site Swap function, and potential pitfalls

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Best Practice Content management Microsoft 365 SharePoint

Is Check in/Out still relevant in 2018?

This blog considers Check In/Check Out and why it should almost never be used.

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Best Practice Cloud Collaboration Microsoft

Microsoft Teams Best Practice

It would be fair to say that I have become something of a Teams convert. Maybe even an evangelist. With that in mind, here is a round up of what I consider to be some good and best practice for use with Microsoft Teams. Teams is so new that new features are emerging all the […]

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Cloud Content management Innovation Microsoft Microsoft 365 Search UI and UX

Microsoft Search – isn’t that just Bing?

Microsoft Search was just announced (Ignite 2018, last week in September). To be honest, when I saw the announcement, my reaction with “Hmmph. So what” Since when I have been reflecting on it quite a bit; and showing Microsoft Search to various people. I’m now shifted from “Hmmph” to “Gosh! Hmmm, that could really work”. Everyone […]

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Intranet Microsoft SharePoint UI and UX

Office 365 collaboration – somewhere between easy and hard

The Microsoft Story around Collaboration Has Never Been a Straightforward One, with Different Styles of Collaboration from Email, through Skype and into SharePoint Each Being Supported by Their Own Microsoft Technical Team; at Times It’s definitely felt like the different teams compete rather than collaborate (and the irony is not lost on us). With the […]

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Improvement UI and UX

You can’t always have what you want

This entertaining diagram that I saw on LinkedIn this morning touched a chord. Like all good humour it makes a critical point, or perhaps even several points. It certainly typifies different approaches. Apple’s fanatical insistence that anything can be achieved with a simple interface. Google’s equally fanatical insistence that everything can be achieved with a […]

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Best Practice Content management Innovation UI and UX

Pressure Ulcers and Link Abstraction

At best, the idea of pressure ulcers (a particularly nasty form of chronic wound which costs the NHS billions of pounds every year) and link abstraction (a technique for disconnecting the source from the presentation layer) are uneasy bedfellows. You rarely find, if ever, them referred to in the same breath. In fact a Google […]

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Best Practice Content management Improvement Intranet SharePoint Windows

15 Reasons Not to Use Folders in SharePoint (and 3 reasons why you could)

Folders are terrible as a means of organising content. It’s a deeply broken approach and carrying it over to SharePoint is a deeply bad idea. Here are 15 reasons why and a couple of counter arguments for balance.

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Best Practice Collaboration Technology

Stop it being about the tech – it’s about people

As a company, we have just moved completely to the Office365 suite, mostly driven by a desire to improve our email (though it was pretty good before) and also from a desire to start using Lync (even though we are big users of Skype already) for our internal communications because of the way it looks […]