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 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 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

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

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 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