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.
Early today, Microsoft had confirmed the upcoming release of SharePoint Server 2016. Here are some quick facts. More details about SharePoint Server 2016 will be announced at the Microsoft Ignite Conference. SharePoint Server 2016 will be generally available in Q2…
Thresholds were introduced by Microsoft in SharePoint 2010 in order to prevent large queries from occurring which have an impact on performance of the SharePoint environment. I'll explain why thresholds were introduced, what happens when thresholds are reached, and provide some tips to fine tune your queries to avoid performance and scalability issues.
Microsoft has begun rolling out more integration between Yammer and Office 365. You can now use your Office 365 credentials to sign into Yammer. You will also see your Office 365 Suite Bar at the top of your Yammer pages.…
Are you trying to encourage the usage of your own SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online search to find all of the great content you have in your environment but find that users still go to Google or Bing first to find information? How can you encourage users to find existing content that has already been created within your organization before going to the web to find a solution?
Maybe the answer is to give users the best of both worlds by integrating internet search results into your SharePoint search. This will allow them to search content within your organization but still be able to quickly see external results as well.
It has been a busy year for Microsoft and I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at 2014 and review some of the big SharePoint and Office 365 announcements. I decided to list these by the approximate month they were announced rather than when they were released, since the roll out of new features are often staggered over time. My original list was enormous, so I cut it back to only include the announcements I thought were the most interesting.
This is an old trick I've been using lately so I thought I would share. If you are a Google Chrome user and happen to also use SharePoint in your organization, you can easily search your SharePoint environment from the Chrome address bar. This is a great shortcut to quickly finding content within your SharePoint environment.