Creating Good Intranet Content

As a consultant I get to see a lot of Intranets from organisations of all shapes and sizes. Some Intranets are new others were created years ago but regardless of the age, I often find the same common content issues. When we set out to create an Intranet we generally have similar vision, somewhere employees can find information that will help them do their job, … Continue reading Creating Good Intranet Content

SharePoint Document Sets

I’m a fan of Document Sets for complex document management scenarios. Document Sets are a great way to store related documents together (folder style) while also adding metadata that can inherit to each document stored in the document set. The use case for Document Sets is usually where you have a requirement to store related documents in one place and also want the ability to … Continue reading SharePoint Document Sets

Modern SharePoint Calendar Views

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked about using Calendar views in Modern SharePoint sites. It’s a common question for almost everyone migrating from classic SharePoint and they aren’t always happy with the answer. Now for some GOOD NEWS! Microsoft have added Calendar views to Modern SharePoint, but not quite like the classic version. Calendar views can be created in either … Continue reading Modern SharePoint Calendar Views

PowerBI Webpart for SharePoint Online

One of the secrets for creating a great Intranet is to deliver high value content that brings people back time after time. PowerBI is a great tool for building rich interactive dashboards for visualising and analysing data. The PowerBI webpart gives you the ability to add dashboards to SharePoint pages. In this video I demonstrator how adding PowerBI webparts to SharePoint using a little dashboard … Continue reading PowerBI Webpart for SharePoint Online

Controlled Documents with SharePoint Online

Can SharePoint be used to manage Controlled Documents? This was the subject of a webinar I ran recently. I demonstrated some of the advanced document management features and using Power Automate to build approval processes. During the webinar I talk about the common requirements for a controlled document system, process complexities and the some of the additional things you could do to enhance a solution. … Continue reading Controlled Documents with SharePoint Online

SharePoint Column Formatting with JSON

Do you need to format the columns in your document library to highlight fields of a particular status or within a date range? This blog includes the example code the video demo on my YouTube channel. To access the column formatting feature, go to your SharePoint List or Library and then click the heading of the column you want to format. You will bee the … Continue reading SharePoint Column Formatting with JSON

SharePoint Online Get Signatures Workflow

SharePoint 2010 introduced an out of the box workflow for collecting signatures. This workflow is still available in SharePoint 2016, 2019 and SharePoint Online and is a quick way to gather signatures for documents without needing a third-party add-on like DocuSign. This video walks through setting up a SharePoint library and Word document for signing using the ‘old school’ workflow in Office 365. The main … Continue reading SharePoint Online Get Signatures Workflow