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Microsoft Teams – the New Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams, which is available as part of Office 365, is quickly evolving into the Microsoft collaboration hub for project and departmental teamwork.  Teams integrates pieces of SharePoint, Exchange, Yammer, Delve, bots, and now Skype for Business, into a single solution.  Microsoft released Teams in 2007 to compete with Slack and other cloud-based collaboration software. [...]

March 21st, 2018|

How to Use SharePoint – Export to Excel

(Part 4 of How to Use SharePoint series) This post is a continuation of the ongoing blog series, How to Use SharePoint. Thus far, we have focused entirely on SharePoint lists, since that is one of the building blocks of SharePoint; at least from a user’s perspective. This entry is going to be no [...]

March 14th, 2018|

Office 365 Workflow – Creating an Approval Workflow with Microsoft Flow

Automating a common manual process in Office 365 is easier than ever with Microsoft Flow. We will dive right in and create an approval workflow for the review, approval, and classifying a blog as “ready to submit.” Here is the basic workflow for our process that we’d like to automate. There a couple different [...]

March 7th, 2018|

How to Use SharePoint – Datasheet View

(Part 3 of How to Use SharePoint series) In the previous entry in this How to Use SharePoint blog series we took a look at utilizing SharePoint lists. A common complaint from users when making the transition from Excel is that editing information in an Excel sheet is far easier than in a SharePoint [...]

March 1st, 2018|

Rackspace Dedicated SharePoint Alternative

There is a Rackspace dedicated SharePoint alternative for businesses looking for a better customer experience. A few years ago, we had several Fpweb clients leave us for better pricing at Rackspace.  Recently, some of those clients have returned to Fpweb for dedicated SharePoint and managed SharePoint support services. We’ve been able to sharpen our [...]

February 28th, 2018|

How to Use SharePoint – Utilizing Lists

(Part 2 of how to use SharePoint posts) In part one of this how to use SharePoint blog series, we looked at why you want to use a SharePoint list instead of an Excel document. Now let's take a look at how to best utilize these lists to maximize productivity and minimize frustration. Filtering [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

Office 365 Workflow

If you have a background in workflow with SharePoint you are probably familiar with SharePoint designer workflows. SharePoint designer workflows allow power users to automate basic document or list item-based processes mainly constrained to a single SharePoint site. SharePoint Designer is limited in its user experience and integration capabilities. This is why vendors like Nintex, [...]

February 15th, 2018|

How to Use SharePoint – Why Use SharePoint Lists

(Part 1 of a series of how to use SharePoint posts)There are thousands of blogs about configuring and customizing SharePoint, but very few about how to use SharePoint. The problem this creates is a knowledge gap between IT and the end-users which often generates some angst among users and frustration within IT.One of the pain [...]

February 8th, 2018|

Mobile Office Off the Charts

Microsoft has dominated once again with Office mobile.  Both across Android and iOS the most popular productivity apps are Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but don’t forget OneDrive, SharePoint, or Groups.  Believe it or not, your Office documents are very usable on all of the popular devices now.  From iOS to Android and all the [...]

February 7th, 2018|

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