Building a Great Digital Workplace

How do you create a Great Digital Workplace? Why does it matter? Why should employers put effort into creating a workplace that allows people to work digitally? This is a presentation I recently gave that explores these questions and I hope will help you think about how you can improve your own digital workplace. Why does having a Great Digital Workplace matter? Employee engagement can … Continue reading Building a Great Digital Workplace

Creating a Great Digital Workplace

During the panel discussion at a conference I recently attended, there was a comment from the audience that the panel was experienced in large organisations (thousands of employees), while in New Zealand most businesses are small to medium enterprises. How can smaller organisations create a great experience Digital Workplace experience for their people? I started thinking about this from my own experience in a team … Continue reading Creating a Great Digital Workplace

Start a Power Automate Flow from a Javascript button in SharePoint

Power Automate has a connector that allows a Flow to trigger from an HTTP request. This is useful when you need to trigger a Flow from an external system or when you want to pass parameters to the Flow. This blog explains how to pull it all together. Note this is a premium connection. In this example, I want to read the URL Query String … Continue reading Start a Power Automate Flow from a Javascript button in SharePoint

Using the SharePoint Search API with Power Automate

Power Automate can call the SharePoint Search API but working with Search Results isn’t for the faint hearted. Here is a little journey I went on recently when I had a need to interact with Search results with Power Automate. To get results from Search, start with an API call using the Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action The Uri value is the API … Continue reading Using the SharePoint Search API with Power Automate

NEW: My Tech Memories Podcast

Every now an then I find myself in a conversation that sparks memories of my early experiences with computers and the start of my career. Those experiences helped encourage me and many people of my generation into a career in Information Technology. After one of those conversations a few days ago, I thought it might be interesting to share a few memories. I’ve recorded a … Continue reading NEW: My Tech Memories Podcast

Advanced Document Reminders with Power Automate and SharePoint

I’m often asked about reminder functionality for things like controlled documents and contract management. Microsoft added basic reminder functionality by providing a template solution for Power Automate. What if you need something a little more advanced? The answer is to build a custom reminder Flow. In this example I provide tips on how to build a custom workflow and show an example of the reminder … Continue reading Advanced Document Reminders with Power Automate and SharePoint