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Azure Cognitive Services Innovation Intranet Metadata Microsoft 365 Microsoft Flow Microsoft Power Platform SharePoint

Auto-Classify Images in SharePoint Online Library – an epic Real-World Flow

Don’t be fooled by the marketing, demonstrators or “so simple your Mum could do it” claims some would have you believe; in the real world things are more complex and production quality Flows and business solutions need to be developed for that real world.

In addition to uncovering these themes, my latest blog sites does really cool things using machine learning via Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft Flow and SharePoint to automatically tag images. It’s written so that a new Flow user should be able to reproduce it themselves.

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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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Collaboration Content management Metadata SharePoint

Do I really have to add metadata?

A gentle reminder about metadata It’s important that ‘information workers’ understand what metadata (often called ‘tags’) is and the need for capturing appropriate metadata for your documents and information items. Not adding metadata is initially quicker, but everything you do with the document later is slower and the chance of making a mistake is greater. […]

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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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Metadata Microsoft Office SharePoint

How to ensure Word Quick Parts display Lookup value, not ID

Sometimes embedding SharePoint metadata in Word shows the ID instead of the value. This is why and how to fix it.

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Cloud Microsoft Microsoft 365 Mobile apps SharePoint

Blog – Office 365 apps and applications

As Office 365 becomes bigger and more sophisticated, there is an increasing range of mobile apps and applications that you should consider installing.

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Collaboration Microsoft Microsoft 365

How to get going with Microsoft Teams – Hints and Tips

I have been spending plenty of time looking at the relatively new Microsoft Teams, as I try to decide where it fits within my company and how we would position it with our clients. It’s been an interesting journey as I have tried to unpick teh mess that MS has created around Teams vs. Groups […]

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Cloud Content management Intranet Microsoft 365

Putability – More thoughts on Office 365 for collaboration

with all the options for storing content in Office 365 it’s hard for users to solve the Putability problem. This should help

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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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Intranet Microsoft SharePoint

Teams vs. Groups – Microsoft moves their vision forward a few more steps

Office 365 continues to develop, and it seems like something changes more or less every fortnight. This isn’t a bad thing, as long as Microsoft continue to make reasonable business decisions about the features and functionality; though the pace of change continues to present some challenges for partners and users alike. One of the most […]

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Computers and Internet Windows

Fun with Windows Phone 10…

Solving issues with custom ringtones on Windows phone 10

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Innovation Intranet Microsoft SharePoint

The changing shape of modern intranets

I talk a lot about the five pillars of enterprise intranets: Content, Communication, Collaboration, People and Process; in the past we were the first company to develop a solution accelerator for enterprise intranets. This became our Hadron 8020 portal and attempted to serve all those needs and act as the one place that users can go to […]