Inside Microsoft Flow Approvals

  Microsoft Flow is a workflow solution that works across Office 365 and beyond. In the Modern SharePoint Online world, Flow replaces SharePoint Designer Workflows (for most things, you can still use SPD Workflows for the moment if you really must). Flow Approvals allow a user to submit an item for approval and then carry out an action once approved. It includes actionable email notifications … Continue reading Inside Microsoft Flow Approvals

Live Events in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Live Events is now Generally Available. Live Events are a way of creating an online broadcast using Microsoft Stream directly or from within Microsoft Teams or Yammer. Live Events can be watched in Microsoft Teams, in Yammer or using the Stream Web or Mobile App. In this blog I will focus on Teams. Live Events is available in Office 365 E1, E3 and E5 as … Continue reading Live Events in Microsoft Teams

Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing

Microsoft offer a wide range Office 365 plans to meet the needs of every organisation regardless of size, type and location. Whether you’re already a user or are thinking about using Office 365, understanding the subscription model will help ensure you make the right plan choices to get the best value over time. Office 365 subscriptions link a user to an organisations Office 365 Tenant. If … Continue reading Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing

Comparing Word Document Versions

The versioning capabilities in SharePoint document libraries are great for managing document approvals and if disaster strikes, rolling back to a known good version. Microsoft Word’s Document Comparison feature takes this capability to the next level, allowing a visual comparison between two versions of the same document. This has many use cases. I’ve used this recently to compare versions of a contract document to identify … Continue reading Comparing Word Document Versions

Word Templates in SharePoint Document Libraries

One of the features I love in SharePoint is the ability to link a Word document template to a Content Type. This is a real time saver if you’re creating documents from templates frequently. It also encourages people to save their documents in the right place. Here’s a demo I created showing how to create a template that uses fields from the content type.   … Continue reading Word Templates in SharePoint Document Libraries

SharePoint Migration Tool

Microsoft has made Migrating to SharePoint Online a little bit easier by releasing the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT). At the time of blogging the current release was version 0.2.75.1, the leading zero is a good clue that it’s definitely still in development and may be missing some of the things you really need. Having said that, it does solve some common migration issues and it … Continue reading SharePoint Migration Tool

Office 365 Productivity

I’ve had many conversations over the years about improving productivity with technology. One that sticks in my mind was a sales person at a company I once worked for telling a client “you’ll get better productivity if you upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010”. I thought to myself, do you? Really? I mean really? 25 years ago, I watched a sales manager using a … Continue reading Office 365 Productivity