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 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 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

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.

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

Get up, Stand up.

This article, we’re going to take a detour from our usual topics and review a piece of office equipment we recently invested in. I love a fitness fad; I eat tofu, do yoga and I’m always on the lookout for new health and fitness information. So I’ve been reading, with increasing interest, concerns around the news that “sitting is the … 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

Tips for better Process Documents

Our last article on Process Documentation was fairly high level and looked at some of the big picture thinking that is required to ensure the goal of creating a process driven culture is a successful one. Now let’s zoom right in and look at a few techniques that can give your process or procedure documents a bit of zing and … Read More

Process Documentation: the top 3 lessons we’ve learnt

When embarking on the mission of documenting a company’s processes, it’s not uncommon to end up in a dark place full of frustration and confusion. We thought we’d share some of the lessons we’ve learnt through our experience in helping businesses create optimised, process driven versions of their former selves. Process documentation. It’s often daunting to know where to start. … Read More

Office 2013 Tips: Quick Access Toolbar

Last week we brought you a tutorial on one of the coolest new features in Office 2013. This week, we’ve put together a tutorial on another Office feature; the Quick Access Toolbar. This is not a new feature, but it’s one of the handiest features to master as it can really change the way you work in your Office applications. … Read More