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  • In digital workplaces, it is inevitable to collaborate with people outside your organization; and collaboration involves sharing documents. An external user can be anybody, a colleague, a client, a supplier, or a contractor.

    Even though SharePoint and Office 365 are reliable tools for external sharing, we have found that employees in many organizations tend to use third-party tools for sharing documents with external users. There is a simple explanation for this: since external sharing can be risky, IT teams tend to simply disable the feature. Unfortunately, this imposed limitation usually leads to several undesirable consequences: resort to third-party cloud tools, fragmented governance, detriment to user adoption, and more.

  • How Microsoft Teams Removes Roadblocks to Collaboration

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Asif Rehmani

    Collaboration gives place to better productive outcomes and gives rise to a culture of teamwork. But, in many digital workplaces, collaboration still hits into many roadblocks.

    If you your employees are not working together as you expect, it may be because there are considerable challenges in the way. If you provide robust solutions to those challenges, the daily synergy of efforts may just get much more practical.

    To get additional insights on how to improve employees’ collaboration dynamics, this complete course will help.

    The most common roadblocks to collaboration include the inability to intuitively exchange ideas, circulate documents, and create common workspaces.

    The market has availed a number of applications that facilitate these tasks but most of them are either too limiting or too isolated, adding more challenges to the already existing ones.

  • Here Is Why Businesses Prefer Hybrid SharePoint Deployment

    Monday, February 26, 2018 Asif Rehmani

    Businesses are migrating to SharePoint 2016. Among the most attractive factors are the new hybrid capabilities.

  • How VisualSP Eliminates Frustration for SharePoint Users

    Friday, December 22, 2017 TechnologyAdvice

    SP Visual Demonstration 1

    As CEO of VisualSP, Asif Rehmani understands SharePoint users’ frustrations. After all, that’s why his company (formerly known as SharePoint videos) exists. VisualSP “empowers, educates, supports, and trains” SharePoint users, so they have a deep understanding of the pain points that SharePoint users most commonly feel. Organizations can empower SharePoint users through VisualSP in the following ways:

    1. by providing access to hundreds of training tutorials available in the Training Center on the company website
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  • Have a plan for video

    Brian Prigge

    SPTechCon Boston was another great week of sessions, panels, and exhibit hall attractions. One major change to the conference this year was the addition of video. From Office Video Portal demos in the Microsoft keynote, to the streaming of all main stage sessions, it was clear that video has arrived in the SharePoint space.

  • Help going hybrid

    David Rubinstein

    For months now, Microsoft has acknowledged that a hybrid approach to SharePoint—running those apps that make sense in the cloud while retaining sensitive information on-premises—informs the future of the software.

  • Ideas are the lifeblood of any organization. Companies that can't imagine new products, or new ways to work, will find it hard to compete in today's rapidly changing marketplaces.

  • Hiring for SharePoint

    Brian Prigge

    Hiring SharePoint resources always seems to pose a bit of a challenge. With the enormous uptake that SharePoint has had in major companies, it seems that there is always a shortage of talent. Like any technology talent shortage, many folks are starting to dabble in SharePoint. This leaves hiring managers with a dilemma: How do you separate the SharePoint veterans from those just starting out? Here are a few indicators.

  • Companies continue to leverage SharePoint for internal and external collaboration. As a result, site administrators face many challenges including how to control content access, foster user adoption, manage large lists and build non-employee portals. To address this challenge, HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of compliance and security solutions and now a Cryptzone company, today announced the release of HiSoftware Site Sheriff v. 2.0. The latest version provides new features including claims based permissions, identity management based on any user attribute database, geolocation and/or device properties, and integration with HiSoftware Security Sheriff to securely view and edit encrypted documents.
  • Whether you are an internal resource, a consultant, or working for a product company, you are likely shipping a product to your end users on a regular basis. The size and shape of that shipment may change. From large software packages to simple workflow updates, we are all shipping some sort of product, but do we know how that product is performing in the wild? Do we know the pain points that end users are experiencing?

  • People implementing SharePoint concern themselves with business value, and governance, and adoption. But performance seems to be one area that too often is either overlooked, or put off until major problems arise.

  • I’m a SharePoint front-end developer and designer by trade, which means that I don’t get that involved with the back-end side of things very often. Over the past couple of weeks, though, I have had the opportunity to attend SharePoint development training. Over three weeks, I learned about .NET development, coding with C#, and finally bringing the two together to develop for SharePoint. READ MORE
  • Kubisys prides themselves on listening to their clients, and they’re planning to listen even more intently as a first-time sponsor at this year’s SPTechCon. According to the VP of Business Development at Kubisys, Soumen Chowdhury, the team is looking forward to in-person interaction with the growing community of SharePoint users at the conference, since they specialize in helping end users learn more about adopting and adapting SharePoint to their specific needs.

    During a recent interview, Chowdhury cited an interesting statistic: around 70 percent of Kubisys customers desire an enterprise deployment of SharePoint, but Chowdhury doesn’t believe these companies are quite ready for such a broad deployment. For now, SharePoint deployments are very much departmentally based. Because of that, Chowdhury has seen many customers who want to take their departmental SharePoint solutions company-wide.
  • 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.

  • Now that we've talked about metadata, we can get into the next step, which is one of the best features SharePoint has to offer: views.

  • When I worked with SharePoint Online and Window PowerShell, I encountered an issue connecting to SharePoint Online. There are few differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premise. This blog will show you the steps to access SharePoint Online.

  • How to balance a SharePoint intranet to make it powerful and engaging?

    In one of our recent blog posts, we explored why it is critical to prioritize SharePoint intranet features. Now, we will discuss another important principle to follow while implementing a SharePoint intranet. This is feature balance.

  • Imagine that you’ve been asked to help plan the new children’s science center in your city. You are thrilled to be part of it because of how this new facility will enable your kids to collaborate, interact and learn. However, because of government regulation and concerns for the children’s welfare, when the facility opens there is heavy security around the place; everyone gets searched before they can enter.

  • Last December, it was announced that OneDrive for Business users would indeed be receiving unlimited storage if they had a qualifying subscription. (Details on which subscriptions qualify for unlimited storage can be found in the original announcement here).

  • Join industry thought leader Dux Raymond Sy in this interactive keynote as he shares practical steps that enables IT organizations to deliver maximum business value and to promote lasting business driven IT adoption.

  • Microsoft is moving away from code-based sandbox solutions. The company already depreciated them in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in January 2014, and now it wants to help customers prepare for their removal in other solutions. According to the company, users could only execute sandbox solutions they know and trust. The company announced the Manage Solutions Gallery for SharePoint Server 2010, 2013 and 2016. The new gallery aims provide a list of known and trusted code-based sandbox solutions.

  • You're probably already familiar with Outlook as the app you use to keep track of all your e-mail and appointments. And if you're a power user, you might even use it to keep track of tasks, RSS feeds, contacts and more. But it turns out Outlook does a lot with SharePoint, too. It's just not blatantly obvious.

  • Many organizations are beginning to realize the value in social collaboration platforms. Yet proving that value and relaying it in the form of numbers and metrics has proved to be challenging for enterprises across the spectrum. Portal stakeholders and administrators need to be equipped with the right tools so that they can deliver intelligent and easily digestible insights to senior management. Understanding why measurement is important (and then how to proceed) is vital for aligning business requirements with portal initiatives.

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