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

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

Microsoft Flow, linking email to SharePoint List items

Using SharePoint and Microsoft Flow, I built a system for sending emails to external people and then processing the replies, including extracting attachments and linking back to the original SharePoint List Item. Here’s the process: User creates a new List Item with the email address of an external person (can be internal also) Using Flow, send an email to the external person’s email address: Subject … Continue reading Microsoft Flow, linking email to SharePoint List items

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

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