Visio App coming to Office 365

Last week there was some big news for Visio fans as Microsoft announced Office 365 will be included with most business subscriptions, from Business Standard to the E5 Enterprise subscription and everything in between. Judging from the feedback I’ve had after posting the news on LinkedIn, many people have wanted this for years! The web only version of Visio is great for basic diagrams and … Continue reading Visio App coming to Office 365

Converting Word document format with PowerShell

Do you have a file server full documents in the old Word document format? This blog explains how to use PowerShell to bulk convert files from .DOC to .DOCX. The script can be run against a folder full of documents, automatically crearting a new version in .DOCX format. The same script can be easily modified to convert Word documents of any format to PDF format. … Continue reading Converting Word document format with PowerShell

Gather Suggestions with PowerAutomate, Microsoft Forms and Planner

Asking your users for feedback and suggestions is a great way to improve your Intranet. There are all sorts of ways to do this from using an email address, pop up forms, focus groups etc. The process of collecting feedback and suggestions can be automated using Microsoft Forms to capture details and PowerAutomate to create items in Planner for review. In this video I demonstrate … Continue reading Gather Suggestions with PowerAutomate, Microsoft Forms and Planner

SharePoint Sharing Policies

Microsoft 365 allows sharing policies to be configured at both the tenant level and individual site level. In this video I walk through the sharing options and how to configure policies.  I also explain: how the options affect the choices a user sees when they share how to restrict sharing to specific domains how to prevent file permissions issues with broken inheritance where to set … Continue reading SharePoint Sharing Policies

SharePoint Online Site Structure

How do you decide on the structure of your SharePoint environment? In this blog I’ll talk about how to structure your SharePoint environment to make it easy to apply policies for sharing, retention and content sensitivity. I will focus on SharePoint Modern Team sites in this post, although some of this also applies to Modern Communication sites. The basic building blocks of SharePoint from a … Continue reading SharePoint Online Site Structure

Microsoft Teams ‘Who’ App

Apps provide a way of extending the basic functionality of Microsoft Teams. As a Manager during the lockdown I’ve found myself needing to touch base with my team both formal and informal ways. The Who App / Who Bot really makes the informal chat’s easy. The Who App is include as part of Teams, but needs to be added before the functionality is available. Who … Continue reading Microsoft Teams ‘Who’ App

SharePoint Online Get Signatures Workflow

SharePoint 2010 introduced an out of the box workflow for collecting signatures. This workflow is still available in SharePoint 2016, 2019 and SharePoint Online and is a quick way to gather signatures for documents without needing a third-party add-on like DocuSign. This video walks through setting up a SharePoint library and Word document for signing using the ‘old school’ workflow in Office 365. The main … Continue reading SharePoint Online Get Signatures Workflow