Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server have been around for many years.  Many companies have leveraged SharePoint’s collaborative features, creating both internal and external sites that can vary in size from small to large configurations.  However, unless you have a team of SharePoint admins/developers, a company can be stuck trying to fill the void if the [...]

By |2018-09-26T15:02:53-06:00August 10th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Migration to Office 365 from SharePoint On-Premises

3 Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

Microsoft held its annual product showcase for its partners from June 15-19, in Las Vegas. Inspire 2018 presented the overall strategic direction of Microsoft and how partners can best serve their clients with Microsoft products over the next year. I wanted to highlight 3 areas where Microsoft and their CEO made news. 1.  AI, IoT, and [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:11:29-06:00July 27th, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 3 Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

Modern pages represent Microsoft’s updates to make SharePoint Online more responsive and browser-compatible.   As part of a staged reworking of SharePoint Online, Modern pages are still a limited set of functionality in existing SharePoint deployments.   In this blog, we will look at where Modern pages stand as of this writing. One important item of note [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:44:41-06:00July 13th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on The State of “Modern” Pages in SharePoint Online

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 |2018-07-26T15:37:16-06:00July 6th, 2018|Collaboration|2 Comments

Innovating Collaboration

Allowing your employees to communicate more effectively can directly boost productivity. Being on the cutting edge of collaboration is vital to truly leveraging your employees’ time and effort. Microsoft recently conducted a survey of 14,000 people about their perspectives surrounding collaboration during work and school. The survey covered generational and gender gaps, as well as [...]

By |2018-05-21T10:33:23-06:00May 18th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on Innovating Collaboration

SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

Have you ever noticed that sometimes calendar events display the wrong time piece for the start or end date of recurring events? It often has to do with Daylight Savings!  However, not all events have this issue – read on to learn more. Scenario: Recurring events will display the time an hour off when they [...]

By |2018-05-02T12:01:50-06:00May 2nd, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint Online – When Timing on the Recurring Events is Incorrect

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 |2018-04-11T12:37:47-06:00April 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 |2018-04-06T09:48:40-06:00April 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 |2018-02-19T15:05:44-06:00February 19th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on O365 Retention Policies and SharePoint Online Information Management Policies – Is there peaceful coexistence?

SharePoint List Column Formatting – Part I

Many of us have used custom code to format the columns in SharePoint, either to display color-coded data or display images instead of text based on the scenario. It has often been very complex to implement the desired requirements. Microsoft has finally provided us with a column formatting feature that does not require client site [...]

By |2018-02-05T09:53:34-06:00February 7th, 2018|Collaboration|Comments Off on SharePoint List Column Formatting – Part I