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SharePoint Microsoft Microsoft 365 Best Practice Azure People

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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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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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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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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Microsoft Ignite 2015

Last week was the second of the huge Microsoft conferences, following quickly on from the developer orientated Build. Ignite combined, for the first time, several slightly smaller conference, including SPC, the SharePoint Conference, providing great reach into the increasingly connected Microsoft technology stack for IT Pros, Developers and Advanced Business Users/Strategists (amongst whom I count […]

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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 […]