Tips for working in SharePoint document libraries – Part 7

Welcome to Part 7 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 6 explored the ability to filter and sort information in document libraries, and took a quick look at Search. Today, we’re talking content types and how they can be used to manage your templates. Understanding Content Types Content types are different to document types. A document type is … Read More

Tips for working in SharePoint document libraries – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 3 discussed the benefits of using natural language when naming files saved in document libraries. Today we’re going to cover off on the ellipsis and we’ll show you an easy way to attach a document from SharePoint to an email. The document library user interface shows the file … Read More

Tips for working in SharePoint document libraries – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 2 introduced uploading to SharePoint via drag and drop and changing metadata in a library using Quick Edit. Today we cover off on using natural language when saving documents. Use natural language when naming documents! In the following examples, which file name do you think is easier … Read More

Tips for working in SharePoint document libraries – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 1 introduced the Ribbon. Today we cover off on uploading and tagging multiple documents. Drag and Drop to upload multiple files There are a few ways you can upload a file to a SharePoint Library. From the ribbon, you have an Upload Document command. You can … Read More

How we use Yammer; Social at Work.

What is Yammer? Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network that was founded in 2008. Its main aim is to “bring together people, conversations, content, and business data in a single location”. Yammer was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in 2012 and is now part of the Microsoft Office Division.

New Microsoft Office 365 Plans for Business

As of 1 October 2014, Microsoft revised their Office 365 for business plans. Enterprise plans remain the same, but here’s the new line up for small to mid-size businesses. Office 365 Business Essentials This plan does not include Office applications to install on your PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone, but you can access Office Online for Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. … Read More

Microsoft – Consumer vs Business

When it comes to Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive, there’s a lot of confusion out there. This has not been helped by the duality of these two brand terms. For better or worse, Microsoft use the same brand names to label both consumer grade and business grade services. Let’s take a closer look at these brand terms and what they mean … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 3

Information Governance. That term sounds big and boring, right? Something that requires writing a big, boring document and downing double shot espressos to stay awake whilst doing so. I hear you yawning and asking, is this something we really need to consider for our Office 365 SharePoint deployment? Well, if you focus on keeping it simple, it can be a … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 2

Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online are fantastic options for businesses wanting to reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. In our last article, we kicked off a discussion on the importance of taking time to properly plan your SharePoint platform. Our first two planning exercises are designed to help you focus and clarify: The goals of the business and any … Read More

SharePoint planning tips – Part 1

One of the most powerful features of Microsoft Office 365 is SharePoint Online. But before you jump in and configure your new SharePoint site, it’s worth taking a step back to do some planning exercises. SharePoint has the ability to provide a technical solution to business problems. Constraints within the business, when broken down into their components, are usually comprised of … Read More