SharePoint as an Internal Communication Tool

Posted by Dominggus Paliling on 11.05.14

How much time do you spend every day just sending emails to employees and managers?

Forget about your actual job requirements for a minute, and just think about the time you spend pushing communications out. I’ll bet you’ve had days where almost nothing on your “to-do list” got done because you were too busy fighting a losing battle with your inbox. I’ve been there. It’s not fun.

SharePoint allows you create a framework where employees and managers can access information on their own, regardless of their individual needs.

Here are a few examples of how you can use it make your job easier.

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Topics: Information Architecture, Development

How to Set Up A SharePoint List View

Posted by Doug Underhill on 10.31.14

Now that your SharePoint list is set up, you might want the data to look different. Maybe you want to exclude some data or change the filtering options. Creating or modifying a SharePoint list view will get you there. But how?

The first thing you need to do is verify that you have permission to access the settings and change things around. If you are a Team Site Owner or Member, you should have no problem getting in.  If access is denied, you’ll want to ask someone from IT to grant you permission to create and change list views.

A SharePoint list is more or less like a spreadsheet that displays rows and columns of attributes.  It’s the framework through which you organize all the information on your site, most of which can be customized for your needs. For this exercise, we are going to focus on how to create a new view from scratch.

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Topics: SharePoint, Information Architecture

Why Your SharePoint Project Should Start With Functional Requirements

Posted by Dan Sonneborn on 10.31.14

You've got a great idea. You know enough about SharePoint to know it's the right solution to a problem that's been lingering for months. In fact, you've been thinking about how to implement it and garner buy-in from other people to support your endeavor. The technical team is on board, and you're pretty sure department leads will be all for it. 

So let's create some sites and document libraries and run a prototype by stakeholders, right? Actually, let's not. Let's talk about what Functional Requirements are, and why they might just save your skin at the end of the day.

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Topics: SharePoint, Information Architecture, SharePoint Intranets

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