Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

In the final installment of our Modern Workplace webinar series we explore Office 365. Office 365 includes many helpful applications, but Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive only scratch the surface of the potential value of Office 365. Discover how you can deploy, support, manage and use Microsoft’s Office platform to help empower your employees and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T10:47:11+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|0 Comments

5 Migration Approaches for SharePoint Online

Migration from SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online is typically conducted using a migration tool.   This is because Office 365 (O365) SharePoint Online does not support the “Database Attach” approach used in on-premises upgrades or migrations. There are a number of 3rd-party migration tools available.   Popular ones include: Metalogix Essentials for O365 (https://www.metalogix.com/product/essentials-office-365), which provides a [...]

By | 2018-07-26T15:37:16+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Collaboration|2 Comments

Unifying Communication with Microsoft Teams

Unified Communication is an extremely important aspect to any organization, but unfortunately can also be an overused buzzword. While the term is used in many different contexts, generally, Unified Communication refers to breaking down communication barriers between people and devices, sometimes through software with a single user interface across multiple devices. You might receive an [...]

By | 2018-04-11T12:37:47+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Unifying Communication with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams – Data Storage Diagram

If you haven’t figured out already, Microsoft Teams uses existing O365 applications in the background to provide mail, chat, and file management functionality.   But where exactly is the data stored?   We recently had a prospective client ask this exact question.  Their concern was driven by the need to meet content governance compliance rules in their [...]

By | 2018-04-06T09:48:40+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams – Data Storage Diagram

O365 Retention Policies and SharePoint Online Information Management Policies – Is there peaceful coexistence?

With the introduction of the O365 Security & Compliance Center, Administrators have a new set of tools to manage data retention.  Can we effectively integrate existing SharePoint Online retention and governance tools with these new features?  What’s the best tool to use?  Let’s take a look. First, let’s review the new O365 features and some [...]

By | 2018-02-19T15:05:44+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on O365 Retention Policies and SharePoint Online Information Management Policies – Is there peaceful coexistence?

How do I Resolve the HTTP Unauthorized Error in SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow?

Many of us have experienced errors when starting SharePoint 2013 Designer for Workflows. One of the most common errors is: “Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one minute. Details of last request: HTTP Unauthorized to /_vti_bin/client.svc/SP.WorkflowServices.InteropService.Current/StartWorkflow Correlation Id: abeacd31-09ba-4a4e-8fdf-79eb7af480fe Instance Id: 9c909563-00c1-4b66-b3b4-d48c6da06b22” In starting to troubleshoot, you will see messages like the [...]

By | 2018-01-02T10:00:21+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on How do I Resolve the HTTP Unauthorized Error in SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow?

Exposing SQL Data in SharePoint Online

For many years, users of SharePoint on-premises have enjoyed the ability to tap into their local on-premise SQL Server to expose tables and reports to their SharePoint site.  This was easy to use, as it only required creating a connection from the SharePoint Business Data Connectivity Service to the local SQL server. However, as organizations [...]

By | 2017-11-20T12:03:49+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Collaboration|Comments Off on Exposing SQL Data in SharePoint Online

SameTime to Skype Migration: 1, 2, 3

The Change Let’s be real.  We’re not really “migrating” from SameTime.  Instead, we are providing our employees a new platform for communications and conferencing called “Skype for Business.” There are some elements of SameTime we might miss in Skype for Business Online: SameTime group chats – organizations might use these for support or customer service [...]

By | 2017-11-08T15:46:58+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Collaboration|Comments Off on SameTime to Skype Migration: 1, 2, 3

SharePoint – Manage “Hidden” User Access from “Get a Link” Sharing

We had a client contact us recently asking about a mysterious permissions issue in SharePoint. The client had a document library with folders and sub folders. He needed to perform a common activity and wanted to adjust permissions in some of the folders so only a subset of the users had access to the subfolder. [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:11:54+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint – Manage “Hidden” User Access from “Get a Link” Sharing

Similarities between Skype and Teams

Skype and Teams share a lot of the same features and capabilities that you are probably leveraging today. Below are just some of the major features that both applications share: Instant Messaging Presence File Sharing Group chat Make and receive calls Integration with Outlook calendar Share Skype for Business server as backend (online) Differences It [...]

By | 2017-10-23T13:08:23+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Collaboration|Comments Off on Similarities between Skype and Teams