Team work for community good

I’ve been working on a very interesting project to help a group of community service organisations work better together. Here are a few thoughts and lessons I’ve learnt that others might benefit from too. This is a great example of how technology can benefit NGO’s. In Canterbury, New Zealand where I live, these organisations tend to be small and want to spend their budget on … Continue reading Team work for community good

Using SharePoint with Microsoft Teams

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked recently is ‘should we use Teams or SharePoint?”. Being a consulting it is always tempting to say “well it depends”…The good news is you can use both together. The video below explains how to surface pages and libraries from SharePoint into Microsoft Teams. If you need to migrate content into Teams from your old on-premises SharePoint … Continue reading Using SharePoint with Microsoft Teams

Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

Creating a Flow from a SharePoint Online document library reveals a template “request managers approval for selected file” Flow. Once configured, a Flow becomes available form the Flow menu that send starts and approval process, however it is missing one key feature. It doesn’t actually approve a draft item and publish it. SharePoint document libraries have a feature for authoring draft documents and then publishing. … Continue reading Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

SharePoint Newsletter

If you’ve found yourself reading this then chances are you’re interested in SharePoint. One of the real challenges of Modern SharePoint is keeping current. These days SharePoint doesn’t just mean SharePoint, it’s a combination of SharePoint and a wide range of Office 365 and Azure features that make up the tool kit. As a SharePoint Consultant I see a new wave of people either coming … Continue reading SharePoint Newsletter

Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

I needed to find a nice way to build a SharePoint Online Search solution for a marketing team recently. They had some requirements that weren’t easily achievable with SharePoint Online out of the box search options. This is where the React Search Refiners solution saved the day. SharePoint UserVoice has some good news about the Modern Search Centre, but it isn’t ready just yet, so … Continue reading Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

I was invited to speak at an event recently and decided to include a slide in my presentation on the things that can go wrong when building a digital workplace. I’ve made many mistakes in my career and sometimes claim to have a Degree from the University of Hard Knocks! This slide has sparked many conversations so I thought I’d blog about the slide and … Continue reading Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search

Using the Microsoft Search admin centre to configure Bookmarks is a great way to improve the search experience for your Office 365 users. I’ve made a short video to show how bookmarks are added and where they show up and a where they don’t. Here are some ideas for the sorts of things you could create bookmarks for: Important company documents e.g. strategic plan, budgets, … Continue reading Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search