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 5

Welcome to Part 5 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 4 covered off on the ellipsis and showed you an easy way to attach documents from SharePoint to your emails. Today we’ll introduce you to the concept of views in SharePoint. Get to know your Views Views are an integral part of SharePoint and have applications … 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

Tips for working in SharePoint document libraries – Part 1

When a company decides to move away from a file server environment in favour of SharePoint for document management, it creates a lot of change for users. Similarly, if you’ve just started working at a new company that has SharePoint and your last employer didn’t, it can be quite daunting figuring out how to work with the files you need. If you’ve never … Read More

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

5 Reasons why Dropbox limits business

When it comes to flexible storage solutions, nothing has made more of an impact than Dropbox. Having the privilege of watching many different companies and industries extract (or rather not extract) value from technology, I learnt long ago that you can’t argue with easy. People are screaming out for simplicity and Dropbox delivers that. With a few simple clicks you … Read More

Moving to Office 365? Things to consider…

Moving to Microsoft Office 365 without really understanding the features and functionality of SharePoint – the platform that supports document storage and management in Office 365 – is a missed opportunity to review and improve vital business processes and address productivity issues. A Document Management System will most likely fail to meet the needs of the business if it does … Read More