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SharePoint innovations rolled out at virtual summit

May 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Easier file sharing, communication sites, an official forms solution and personalized search topped the announced new capabilities of SharePoint and OneDrive at today’s Microsoft SharePoint Virtual Summit.

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Discussing the State of Hybrid in SharePoint

Apr 5, 2017 2:04:13 PM

For those of you unable to attend SPTechCon Austin this week, one thing you missed was the panel discussion on “Analyzing the Size, Scope, and Opportunities within the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem.” The evening event was sponsored by AvePoint, and joining me (@buckleyplanet) on stage were Mark Kashman, Microsoft (@mkashman), D’Arce Hess, AvePoint (@darcehess), Eric Overfield, PixelMill (@ericoverfield), and John White, UnlimitedViz (@diverdown1964) where we shared some of the findings of the Hybrid SharePoint research being conducted by my company CollabTalk, in conjunction with the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. The entire panel was streamed live on Facebook, which you can watch here.

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UnlimitedViz launches tyGraph for Groups

Apr 5, 2017 12:28:42 PM

UnlimitedViz, makers of the tyGraph business analytics software, showed off its tyGraph for Groups solution at SPTechCon this week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wunderlist
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.

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New year, new strategy

Jan 17, 2017 4:33:09 PM

As companies settle back into the swing of things in this new year, collaborative teams will look to create meaningful strategic plans to guide their actions for 2017. If this sounds good to you because this is what your company is doing, I applaud you. If these words were read with a snicker and perhaps confusion over why your company is not following this path, I’m certain you are not alone. Please read on for three areas to focus on that must be accounted for in your strategy.

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SharePoint Client Browser tackles remote SharePoint development

Jan 4, 2017 12:11:30 PM

SharePoint Client Browser wants to help users speed up their SharePoint development. The solution was recently updated with new fixes and features aimed at making remote SharePoint development and SharePoint apps easier.  

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Managing end-user education in a cloud-first world

Jan 3, 2017 1:07:43 PM

One of the biggest advantages of cloud services is the pace at which new features are delivered and adopted. Microsoft has readily embraced the rapid release cycles made possible by their robust cloud infrastructure, releasing new and updated features for SharePoint Online and other Office 365 services on a monthly (and sometimes weekly) basis. While having immediate access to the latest and greatest functionality is a definite improvement over the old three- to five-year upgrade cycles for on-premises software, it creates some significant challenges for corporate training departments.

Topics: SharePoint, cloud

Thoughts on the Adoption Content Pack

Dec 21, 2016 11:46:09 AM

Over the past couple months, I have been thinking a lot about adoption metrics around SharePoint and Office 365, and wanted to share some thoughts about the Office 365 Adoption Content Pack for PowerBI that was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Specifically, what it delivers and what it still lacks, and why every enterprise should be thinking about adoption and engagement metrics, in general.

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