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Azure Best Practice Microsoft Microsoft 365 People SharePoint

Looking at Things in Profile

User Profiles are an increasingly important part of a modern organisation. While they have always been important as a (often underused) tool for finding staff and searching for people with certain skills, the changes in work practice wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic now mean that staff spend less time together physically, so have less opportunity […]

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Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Office Microsoft Teams OneDrive SharePoint

Why can’t I Sync my Teams Files tab / SharePoint library?

Beware using both library ‘Sync’ and ‘Add a shortcut to OneDrive’ in SharePoint or Teams. It gets messy and things break.

Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to fix once you know what’s going on.

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Browsers Business Cloud Compliance Content management Microsoft Microsoft 365 OneDrive Regionalisation SharePoint UI and UX

Not so Friendly; getting to grips with regional settings in Microsoft 365

If you want your dates to be regionally approproiate, don’t expect the Regional settings in Microsoft 365 to help that much. Some things aren’t as friendly as they appear…

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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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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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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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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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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 […]