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SharePoint 2016 resources

Aug 24, 2016 12:37:37 PM

It’s been more than three months since Microsoft made SharePoint 2016 available, and some folks have been kicking its tires for longer than that. So it seems appropriate to help those who are just getting started with it to compile a list of excellent resources to help a SharePoint brother (or sister) out!

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Moving to Office 365? SharePoint 2016?

Jul 6, 2016 12:46:27 PM

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts to show the value of cloud-based collaboration for increased productivity, nearly 40% of the approximately 150 respondents to a pre-SPTechCon survey continued to maintain they have no plans to migrate to Office 365.

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint 2016

The future of SharePoint: A Lego-like box of services

May 18, 2016 3:29:29 PM

After Microsoft's “Future of SharePoint” event in San Francisco on May 4, much of the excitement and conversation has been, of course, around new functionality and an improving user experience. As I catalogued in a personal blog post that morning, there is a lot to digest from the announcements and related blog posts from Microsoft's Jeff Teper, Bill Baer, Mark Kashman and others. And then there is the community excitement around SharePoint, in general. Our favorite enterprise platform is getting some much-deserved attention. 

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What they’re saying about the future of SharePoint

May 10, 2016 4:51:02 PM

Microsoft certainly opened the SharePoint fire hose last week, demoing new features from the SharePoint Framework to Flow and PowerApps, the new SharePoint Home in Office 365 (complete with the SharePoint logo where “sites” used to be), and the new look of the Document Library.

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A new flavor of SharePoint

Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As I wrote in last week’s newsletter, there was a kerfuffle in the SharePoint community over the new look of SharePoint Online document libraries. Part of the problem is with the way Microsoft announced the change—via a post in its Message Center.

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Choosing your upgrade path to SharePoint 2016

Apr 5, 2016 3:41:03 PM

Topics: SharePoint 2016, upgrading

Collaboration: It’s not about the technology!

Mar 22, 2016 4:23:32 PM

As we are on the cusp of the full launch of a new version of SharePoint, I thought I’d share a few observations. Recently, as I’ve been out and about in the community, there have been a few consistent themes I have been hearing (still). These aren’t new, nor do I expect they will go away. The folks at Microsoft and most serious SharePointilists wish they never heard this stuff, but it’s real.

Topics: intranets, SharePoint 2016, collaboration

SharePoint 2016: What’s new for admins?

Mar 15, 2016 11:12:16 AM

One of the truly interesting things about SharePoint is that there’s an angle for just about anyone who touches it, from the front-office workers inputting orders, to HR sharing employee information and maintaining vacation calendars, to designers and devs charged with making it look good and augment out-of-the-box functionality, to IT pros who keep it all running and ensure its security.

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Groups, meet Team Sites

Feb 24, 2016 10:50:52 AM

The final touches are being put on SharePoint 2016, and it should be released “in relatively short order,” as told during the Microsoft keynote at SPTechCon Austin yesterday.

Topics: SPTechCon, SharePoint 2016

Get ahead of SharePoint 2016

Jan 27, 2016 11:48:20 AM

The good news is that the SharePoint 2016 release candidate is here. The bad news, for those interested in giving it a whirl, is that you have to first install the beta before installing the RC.

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