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02.13.17 by Dave Fisher

How To Train Employees Using Office 365

 


Training is not just for newbies anymore.

The word is out. Enterprise companies that provide training to experienced employees, as well as new ones, not only enhance performance, they also improve morale, retention and compliance.

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02.07.17 by Beau Cameron

How to get list of sites created by Office365 Groups


The introduction of Office365 groups has been mostly positive. Office365 groups provide a new way for teams to collaborate together using the integration of various Office365 tools. These tools include document libraries, Outlook integration, OneNote and more recently Team Sites (new site collections).

The latest introduction of Team Sites to Office365 groups allows teams more flexibility to collaborate on work together using native SharePoint site collections. 

There is one down side to Office365 groups... everyone can create a group...and this is where the problem starts.


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02.06.17 by Beau Cameron

Email SharePoint Groups in Visual Studio Workflow - the easy way


For any of you who are familiar with Visual Studio workflows... you love the added flexibility but you also hate the Workflow Designer and sometimes the activities aren't very clear... Recently I had been working on a workflow for a ticketing system to send emails to members of a SharePoint group. By default, the Visual Studio Workflow Toolkit gives you several actions you can use to acheive this.

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02.03.17 by Beau Cameron

SharePoint Document templates without Quickparts!


Anyone who is familiar with my blog will definitely know my slight obsession with SharePoint forms. First it was SPAnyForm, then it was playing around with AngularJS simple forms and now my new obsession of using these forms to generate documents based on metadata from the form or from SharePoint lists.

Recently I had been working on an employee onboarding project which involved the generation of tax forms and other various documents. We wanted to have a nice clean web form (not SharePoint forms) in which a user could login, fill out a form and generate their corresponding documents with the data they just filled in.

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01.18.17 by Dave Fisher

Why Your Employees Hate the Company Intranet

 

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01.13.17 by Beau Cameron

SharePoint Framework hits Release Candidate milestone

Exciting news this week as Office Dev center has released the first release candidate version for SharePoint Framework.

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01.10.17 by Dave Fisher

How to Improve Collaboration Between IT and Marketing

 


IT and Marketing are like young siblings at the dinner table. They depend on each other, but you wouldn’t know it from the way they bicker.

Tensions between departments is nothing new, of course. What is new is the increasingly important role IT plays in business operations. No longer relegated to just security and maintenance tasks, IT now influences change at an organizational level. C-suite executives rely on IT to make the entire enterprise more competitive, and as IoT continues to spread through every aspect of our lives, their needs will continue to grow.

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12.15.16 by Dave Fisher

How to Create a Business Intelligence Plan

 


Business intelligence boils down to one thing: squeezing your data sources for actionable insights.

This is a real challenge today. Enterprises have more data at their fingertips than ever before. You can track, monitor, and visualize just about anything—from financial figures to web traffic—and this glut of information has actually made it harder, not easier, to make good business decisions.

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11.21.16 by Dave Fisher

Creating an Intranet Governance Plan: Part 1

 

An intranet without a governance plan it is like a virtual Wild West, a place where lawlessness rules the land and the whiskey is poor quality.

A little heavy on hyperbole, perhaps, but it’s true that one of the biggest mistakes people make with SharePoint is turning it over to end-users without any delegation of responsibilities.

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11.18.16 by Beau Cameron

Creating SharePoint List forms with your favorite editor & AngularJS

Forms have always been a sore subject when it comes to SharePoint. For years many SharePoint environments adopted InfoPath to fulfill their custom form needs. However, this required an Enterprise License, not to mention constant issues with performance, updating content types and and poor branding support.

Even this year Microsoft has decided to end support for InfoPath in 2026 without a replacement. 

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