GB & Smith: Managing Permissions Across Platforms

Mar 14, 2017 2:39:27 PM

Security is a critical issue today. Yet for all the talk of dark ops, shadow ops and more, most data leaks occur because of poor access and sharing controls.

Topics: SharePoint

Microsoft Announces GA of Teams

Mar 14, 2017 1:27:41 PM

Microsoft today announced that its chat-based workspace, Teams, is now available to Office 365 business customers.

Topics: Microsoft

Mastering management of Office 365 Groups

Mar 7, 2017 12:42:28 PM

Modern cloud-based collaboration technologies have significantly changed the pace and dynamic of work across organizations of all sizes and verticals. Microsoft has continued to lead the charge in this arena with the continued growth and expansion of Office 365. Much of Microsoft’s innovation in the past year has revolved around Office 365 Groups, including the launch of Microsoft Teams last year to compete in the chat-based collaboration space. With Office 365 Groups, Microsoft caters to the evolving workforce by providing end users an easier way to create and collaborate on projects together.

Topics: Office 365

SP Marketplace releases digital workplace solutions for Office 365

Mar 1, 2017 10:26:29 AM

SP Marketplace (, the leader in Office 365 business portals and applications, has released SP Digital Workplace Solutions, a next generation collection of Operational Portals and business applications that transform Office 365 into a unified Digital Workplace for employees to work more effectively.

Use the Patterns and Practices PowerShell with SharePoint for fun and profit

Feb 28, 2017 4:18:23 PM

Okay, maybe that title is a bit of a stretch, but I wanted to make sure I got your attention. So many people skip over how important PowerShell is to their success, and I didn’t want that to be you. Keep reading, and I will give you some concrete examples of how you can benefit from PowerShell and all of the resources you need to learn more.

Topics: PowerShell

Take the Hybrid Survey for SharePoint

Feb 22, 2017 3:29:15 PM

Earlier this month, an article in SPTechReport noted that a survey was being done to assess where people are in terms of working on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

Topics: Hybrid

Studying hybrid SharePoint

Feb 15, 2017 12:46:51 PM

As Microsoft continues to push Office 365 and SharePoint Online as the future of workplace collaboration, some companies remain firmly entrenched on-premises, while others face daunting technical challenges in a move to the cloud.

Topics: SharePoint

My favorite things

Feb 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s hard to get anything accomplished as you roll out Office 365 if you don’t have the proper tools to get the job done. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the budget to purchase every piece of software that would meet our needs. As power users and site administrators, we are often asked to do more with less, and that’s where these third-party tools come in! I’ve spent years working for and with companies on a limited budget, so here are a few of my favorite things.

Are you having trouble keeping track of your tasks? Using e-mail like a to-do list? Post-it notes everywhere? Wunderlist is the application that might be the answer to your problems. Wunderlist is a cloud-based task-management system that allows you to easily create multiple to-do lists from any device. While it doesn’t directly integrate with SharePoint, you can connect Wunderlist to Microsoft Office Groups and Teams so update notifications will populate the conversation streams. It’s the perfect easy-to-use product when you don’t need an elaborate task list in Microsoft Project or when you need a mobile-friendly app.

Topics: SharePoint

Microsoft previews the Power BI Web Part for SharePoint

Feb 10, 2017 2:06:14 PM

Topics: Web Part

The Arctic SharePoint Challenge: A hackathon for Office 365 enthusiasts

Feb 7, 2017 1:53:28 PM

Last week I had the honor of being a judge at the Arctic SharePoint Challenge in Oslo, Norway. This is an annual challenge put on by a group of SharePoint-focused consulting companies in and around Oslo, though occasionally teams come from further afield.

Topics: Arctic SharePoint Challenge, hackathons