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ServicePoint365 And Tech Data Team Up To Help Office 365 Resellers Light Up SharePoint Online

ServicePoint365 and Tech Data today announced an agreement where Tech Data will distribute ServicePoint365 to its resellers through the Tech Data StreamOne marketplace.

Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) - ServicePoint365, a leading provider of ISV applications for Microsoft’s cloud platform, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tech Data, a leading technology solutions distributor, to bring ServicePoint365 to its reseller community as a part of the distributor’s Microsoft cloud initiative. This agreement makes ServicePoint365 immediately available to other Microsoft value-added resellers and service providers to help them provide additional value and drive deeper consumption of SharePoint Online in their Office 365 customers.

“Tech Data is a recognized leader in distributing Microsoft cloud solutions, and we are excited to be working with them to expand their catalog of unique Office 365 offerings. ServicePoint365 will help Tech Data’s resellers that have little or no SharePoint skills set up SharePoint Online for their customers, thereby driving more value from their Office 365 investment,” said David Huseonica, President at ServicePoint365.

ServicePoint365 is an application that configures Office 365 SharePoint Online with an intuitive user interface and information architecture that organizes and connects content. The solution consists of pre-configured Centers that help customers and resellers set up SharePoint Online without the need for deep SharePoint skills. ServicePoint365 Centers provide out-of-the-box functionality for Company Intranet, Client/Prospect Management (CRM), Project Management, Proposal Management, Resource Management, Process Management, Knowledge Management and Partner Management.

“Tech Data provides its resellers with capable and affordable solutions that enhance their ability to serve customers. ServicePoint365 addresses the issue of how to leverage SharePoint Online that many resellers face,” says Stacy Nethercoat, vice president, Cloud Solutions, Americas at Tech Data.

Resellers interested in sourcing ServicePoint365 from Tech Data can do so through The StreamOne Marketplace or contact Tech Data at TDCloudPM(at)techdata(dot)com or call (800)237-8931 ext. 87663.

About ServicePoint365 
ServicePoint365 is a leading provider of Microsoft Office 365 ISV applications for SharePoint Online, Office 365, and Azure. For additional information on ServicePoint365, contact ServicePoint365 at info(at)servicepoint365(dot)com, or visit http://www.servicepoint365.com. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Topics: SharePoint, Office 365, sharepoint online, ServicePoint365, TechData

Security at the Site-Collection Level in SharePoint Online

Balancing security and usability are core to ensuring people can collaborate effectively without interrupting the necessary flow of information across organizations.  With SharePoint Online we’ve been at work developing security and sharing controls that are scoped at the site collection level.  This allows Tenant administrators to configure more restrictive controls at the site collection level, than those that are configured at the Tenant level providing a balance between the need to protect corporate information and the requirement to collaborate effectively across and outside of the corporate boundary.

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint security, sharepoint online, security, SharePoint Online Management Shell, Site Collection

SharePoint Search: Kick in the Turbocharger

Finding information in your SharePoint environment can be a challenge.

If you use SharePoint for document management, the chances are that you have thousands (and maybe even tens of thousands) of files stored on your intranet. In theory, this kind of system is terrific, because it gives everyone in your organization equal access to any files they might need to do their jobs. With so many files to sort through, though, navigating to the right document at the right time can be mission impossible. Only by ramping up the power and usability of the SharePoint search function can you improve navigation, discoverability, and overall efficiency.

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint search, metadata, Managed Properties, SharePoint Document Management

PowerApps, Flow and Managed Metadata fields–part 1

One (current) issue affecting both PowerApps and Flow is that neither support Managed Metadata Columns properly. I have a method to get around this issue, but it will take more than one post to explain. Lately I have refrained from writing epic multi-part posts because things change quickly. In fact this issue will likely go away by the end of 2017.

Topics: SharePoint, Azure, PowerApps, Flow, Active Directory, WebServices, Apps Model

Top Three Ways To Use SharePoint To Gain A Competitive Advantage

Ever wonder if, and how, consulting companies use their own products, methodologies and services? When working with other software companies, we often see that even though they work with a product, sometimes they don’t use it within their own company.

Topics: SharePoint

Ben Curry and Scott Edwards to Lead Governance and Security Talks at SPTechCon in DC

Scott Edwards and Ben Curry were chosen to present during five different sessions alongside 27 other industry leaders at SPTechCon (Nov 12-15) in Washington D.C. 

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint security, SharePoint governance

SharePoint Search: Amp up the Power

If you use SharePoint as a document management solution, then you probably rely on SharePoint search to discover or locate specific files. In a site or library that houses thousands or even tens of thousands of documents, you should be able to use keywords and metadata terms to find the one document you require. Otherwise, your search can easily turn into a hunt for a needle in a haystack.

Topics: SharePoint, SharePoint search, content management, Content Types

Simple (but effective) dashboards in SharePoint

One of the more common requests I get about putting SharePoint to good use is how to build a hyper-responsive, beautifully designed, amazingly cogent dashboard displaying all the key performance indicators (KPIs), report updates, big data analyses, and business intelligence of the day.

Topics: SharePoint, Dashboards, Data, Report, Reporting, Excel

How Microsoft Teams is Altering Collaboration Strategies

Having worked with different collaboration technologies since the late 1990’s, I’ve been able to work with many of the leading solutions available on the market — from traditional intranets and social collaboration tools, into the more complex (and expensive) product life-cycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM), and supply chain collaboration platforms. What attracted me to the SharePoint space back in 2004 was its potential for extensibility, which led me to working for Microsoft and then some of the leading ISVs within the SharePoint community. Throughout all of this, one of the major issues has remained end user adoption of the technology. Even the most advanced, feature-rich solution that seem to check off all of your corporate requirements can still have adoption issues.

Topics: SharePoint, Microsoft, collaboration, Teams, KanBo

Blog Site Or Publishing Site: When To Use One Over The Other?

Another common question we always get from SharePoint administrators is on the choice between a Blog Site and a Publishing Site: “Should I go for the first or the later?”

Topics: SharePoint, Blog, SharePoint Admin, SharePoint Administrator, Publishing Site, Blog Site