Since I work on multiple projects across various clients simultaneously, I need to keep track of my hours very closely so that I can bill my clients accurately and to quickly recall what I was working on a particular day and time. In my search for the most efficient way to handle this, I found many great tools along the way.
Many organizations have started to use Microsoft Teams as their tool for office communication. The idea is to help get conversations out of email and into a place where the knowledge can be shared and discovered. However, Teams can be a bit daunting at first. It takes some time to transition from the old way of working to this new way of doing things. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Teams experience.
Microsoft has recently started pushing out a new SharePoint Document Library experience that is must more like OneDrive (New Experience) than the traditional SharePoint (Classic Experience).
Have you ever thought it was cumbersome to set the storage quota for each and every site collection you create in SharePoint Online? Now you can avoid it all together by enabling automatic site collection storage management. By doing so,…
As a solutions architect I constantly have a huge list of tasks that need to be completed. For the longest time I have used Microsoft Outlook to manage my tasks which worked okay at first, but over time it turned into huge list of red (overdue) tasks. I discovered that "date" driven tasks don't work well for me. I was constantly rescheduling tasks and always feeling behind.
One of the distinguishing features of Office 365, and also SharePoint 2016, is the App Launcher. Here are a few tips for managing the App Launcher.Tip #1: Add or Remove apps from the App LauncherOpen an Office 365 site.Open the…
With the launch of Windows 10, I thought it could be useful to show some interesting ways to use both Office 365 and Windows 10 together. You will need Office 365 or SharePoint 2013, and the OneDrive for Business sync client, which is installed automatically the first time you sync. Some of this also works in Windows 8 and Windows 7, but I’m demonstrating on Windows 10, which seems to have a bigger focus on search and finding content in general.
Microsoft OneNote is a great tool for teams to track project notes, meeting notes, share information, and much more. While OneNote is generally associated with OneDrive for storing and syncing your notebooks, this functionality is also built into SharePoint as well.
A content type is essentially a template for content. Out of the box, SharePoint provides many content types including Item, Document, Announcement, Issue, Task, and many more. You can, and should, create your own custom content types for your own content.
Last week I was one of the 23,000 people who attended the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. The size of this conference was mind boggling and the amount of content was staggering. My focus was to learn as much as I could about Office 365 and SharePoint 2016. Here is my attempt to summarize the key things that I learned. Keep in mind that there were over 1000 sessions in total and I only attended a dozen or so.