Get Going with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has seen explosive usage growth in the past few weeks as companies look for tools to allow more staff to work from home. 12 Million new users were added last week alone. I’ve seen some people doing this very well and others struggling to know where to start. Microsoft provide some good resources to get you and your team up to speed quickly. … Continue reading Get Going with Microsoft Teams

Office 365 Change Tenant URL

Almost 9 years ago when we started our company Office 365 didn’t exist. In the rush to setup the company we didn’t spend much time on brand and naming as we had already secured several projects and were focused on getting into delivery. 4 years ago we rebranded and discovered that we couldn’t change the URL on SharePoint Online. I logged a request to join … Continue reading Office 365 Change Tenant URL

Using SharePoint with Microsoft Teams

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked recently is ‘should we use Teams or SharePoint?”. Being a consulting it is always tempting to say “well it depends”…The good news is you can use both together. The video below explains how to surface pages and libraries from SharePoint into Microsoft Teams. If you need to migrate content into Teams from your old on-premises SharePoint … Continue reading Using SharePoint with Microsoft Teams

Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

UPDATE: Since writing this blog, Microsoft have rebranded Flow as PowerAutomate. Creating a Flow from a SharePoint Online document library reveals a template “request managers approval for selected file” Flow. Once configured, a Flow becomes available form the Flow menu that send starts and approval process, however it is missing one key feature. It doesn’t actually approve a draft item and publish it. SharePoint document … Continue reading Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

I needed to find a nice way to build a SharePoint Online Search solution for a marketing team recently. They had some requirements that weren’t easily achievable with SharePoint Online out of the box search options. This is where the React Search Refiners solution saved the day. SharePoint UserVoice has some good news about the Modern Search Centre, but it isn’t ready just yet, so … Continue reading Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

I was invited to speak at an event recently and decided to include a slide in my presentation on the things that can go wrong when building a digital workplace. I’ve made many mistakes in my career and sometimes claim to have a Degree from the University of Hard Knocks! This slide has sparked many conversations so I thought I’d blog about the slide and … Continue reading Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search

Using the Microsoft Search admin centre to configure Bookmarks is a great way to improve the search experience for your Office 365 users. I’ve made a short video to show how bookmarks are added and where they show up and a where they don’t. Here are some ideas for the sorts of things you could create bookmarks for: Important company documents e.g. strategic plan, budgets, … Continue reading Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search