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 6

Welcome to Part 6 of our tips for working in SharePoint document libraries. Part 5 introduced the concept of views in SharePoint. Today we’ll build on that theme and explore the ability to filter and sort information in document libraries, and have a quick look at Search. A document library is really just a list of information.  This is easy to conceptualise … 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 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 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

Project Management: Using technology to get better results

Good project management addresses business problems that arise in all five phases of a typical project. What’s exciting is finding ways of applying technology to business problems, to help project managers initiate, plan, execute, control and close their projects in more efficient and profitable ways. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how SharePoint can be used … 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

Office 2013 Present Online feature (video tutorial).

There is a growing trend of businesses investing in globally diverse teams, mobilised workforces and flexible work arrangements that allow staff to work from home.  This is creating a demand for software vendors to build sharing capabilities into our favourite productivity tools. If you’re new to Office 2013 or haven’t yet upgraded, you may not be aware of the “Present … Read More

Developing your cloud strategy – part 2

In our previous article, we began to explore our concept of cloud strategy.  We covered off on the first step, which involves making a leap from dabbling in cloud platforms, to having a business with a cloud strategy at its core.  The next two steps are designed to build out the strategy in such a way that business value is delivered via document … Read More

Developing your cloud strategy – part 1

Spoiler alert; we’re about to deliver a 3 part series and it is going to use the word “cloud” many times.  But if you’re keen on the advantages that cloud can offer you, read on.  We’re going to outline a framework for creating your cloud strategy. If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions, this article … Read More