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

Going Paperless

Back in 1975 Business Week published an article predicting the rise of the paperless office. Automation would replace manual tasks and jobs like book keepers and record keepers would disappear. This prediction was made at the very beginning of the personal computer revolution with companies like Microsoft and Apple in their infancy. The spreadsheet was yet to be invented and Microsoft Word 1.0 was still … Continue reading Going Paperless

SharePoint Online Mega Menu

Microsoft have added Mega Menu functionality to SharePoint Online making a significant improvement to the out of the box navigation functionality. The Mega Menu is only available on Communication sites at this stage, however if you have a Modern Team Site connected to a Hub Site (using the Communication Site template), the navigation does appear.  Navigation is configured on the Hub Site and then inherits … Continue reading SharePoint Online Mega Menu

5 SharePoint Document Migration Tips

I am doing a lot of work with clients looking to migrate from File Servers to SharePoint Online. These creaky old servers are often full of surprises that are the legacy of years or even decades filing without any significant tidy up. Moving to SharePoint is a one off opportunity to tidy up, rethink how documents are stored and managed and to create a good … Continue reading 5 SharePoint Document Migration Tips

Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Last week I did something I thought I’d never do again, install SharePoint 2013 Server. It had been a while and to make things a little more interesting the server was in a data centre with no internet access and no easy way of transferring files across. Here are a few things I learnt that I’m sure will be helpful if you find yourself in … Continue reading Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Modern SharePoint Branding Resources

One of the big changes between classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint’s is the approach and method used to brand sites.  There are two levels of branding, one easy approach for basic branding and a more advanced feature currently needing developer skills. This wireframe shows the areas that can be customised in red. In this example I have included a mix of layouts, the top section … Continue reading Modern SharePoint Branding Resources