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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 […]

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Content management Microsoft 365 SharePoint

SharePoint – a strategic platform for business productivity

It’s long past time for another blog, so here are some musings on using SharePoint (which I really rather like a lot). What is SharePoint SharePoint is a Microsoft platform technology, running on servers or in the cloud, which allows a large range of business solutions to be rapidly built, deployed and managed for any […]

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Innovation Microsoft Wearables

Two Weeks with a Microsoft Band

The very nice folks at Microsoft lent me one of the few Microsoft Bands in the UK and with the announcement of a 15th April UK launch I thought I should publish my observations from living with one for 2 weeks. As ever Microsoft have done a less than spectacular job of marketing this innovative […]

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SharePoint

I’m a recovering SharePoint addict

Hello, I’m Simon and I have a problem. 10 years ago I fell in with a bad crowd and started doing SharePoint. I thought I was in control. Just a little session here and there; a quick hit of site creation or an hour or so wrapped around list and library configuration. It was just […]

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Cloud SharePoint

Extending the perimeter – thoughts on establishing Collaboration in cloud vs on-premise

This blog thinks about some pros and cons of deploying a collaboration solution to Office 365 compared with an internal VM farm. It starts with a view of what the collaboration technologies from Microsoft are.

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SharePoint

SharePoint – a strategic platform for business optimisation. Part 3 – Adoption

Adopting SharePoint There are a number of important activities to consider in order to drive success of the SharePoint implementation. These include seeking appropriate user input in the early stages, continuing to obtain user feedback for an extended period of time after deployment and being seen to act upon feedback, setting out a policy and […]

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SharePoint

SharePoint – a strategic platform for business optimisation. Part 2 – Implementing SharePoint

Implementing SharePoint In many regards SharePoint is remarkably straightforward and flexible for developing solutions with; very many applications can be developed by simply selecting appropriate features such as lists and libraries, configuring them using metadata and views and aggregating these within a variety of functional sites within a portal. All this can be done by […]

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SharePoint

SharePoint – a strategic platform for business optimisation. Part 1 – What is SharePoint

What is SharePoint SharePoint is a Microsoft platform technology, running on servers or in the cloud, which allows a large range of business solutions to be rapidly built, deployed and managed for any size of organisation. It includes a large number of capabilities as standard focused on, in our view, 5 core business activities: Content […]

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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.