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

SharePoint Designer won’t connect to SharePoint Online

Quick post about a problem I had connecting SharePoint Designer 2013 to SharePoint Online with Modern Authentication. The login screen would keep prompting for a login but not accept the username and password that worked when connecting via a browser. The fix is to add the following registry key entries to enable modern authentication on Office 2013 applications. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity] “Version”=dword:00000001 “EnableADAL”=dword:00000001 Full details here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Enable-Modern-Authentication-for-Office-2013-on-Windows-devices-7dc1c01a-090f-4971-9677-f1b192d6c910Continue reading SharePoint Designer won’t connect to SharePoint Online

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

SharePoint Hub Sites at DWCNZ

The Digital Workplace Conference is New Zealand’s conference for SharePoint and Office 365. It covers a wide range of topics related to Office 365 including plenty of SharePoint, Teams and PowerApps content. Follow the #DWCNZ hashtag on Twitter. My chosen topic was SharePoint Hub Sites, a few feature for connecting related modern Teams and Communication sites, rolling up content and sharing themes and navigation. I … Continue reading SharePoint Hub Sites at DWCNZ

Creating a SharePoint Hub Site

Hub Site functionality is rolling out to “Targeted Release” Office 365 customers now, so it I thought I’d give it a quick test. Step 1: Check you are on “Targeted Release” in the Office 365 Admin Console > Settings > Organisation Profile. Step 2: Go to SharePoint Home from the App Launcher and create a new Communication Site. Microsoft recommends using a Modern Communication site. Step … Continue reading Creating a SharePoint Hub Site

SharePoint Hub Sites Coming soon

Microsoft has officially announced Hub Sites via the Office 365 Message Centre, the first real news since Ignite in 2017. Hub Sites are designed to dynamically connect closely release sites, bring together similar projects, manage related assets and present activities in a single place. Hub Sites address one of the big pieces of the puzzle when it comes to building a modern SharePoint environment. Modern … Continue reading SharePoint Hub Sites Coming soon