OneDrive and IRM-protected SharePoint Online libraries

Synchronising IRM-protected SharePoint Online libraries With the move to cloud services, information protection and the lifecycle of sensitive information is an important topic to consider. As organisations adopt Office 365, sensitive information may be stored in services such as SharePoint Online. Part of the lifecycle of sensitive information in Office 365 is protecting it based …

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Data residency solved with Office 365 Multi-Geo capability

Office 365 Tenant locations Multi-geo data residency is becoming a necessity for many businesses. ‘Choosing’ a geographic location when creating an Office 365 tenant causes problems for multi-national organisations. They need to comply with different data residency requirements for the countries or industries in which they operate. Also referred to as ‘data-at-rest’ or ‘data sovereignty,’ …

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Visually compelling SharePoint. Communication Sites

Communication Sites. A great new enhancement for Microsoft SharePoint When Microsoft launched SharePoint everyone started using it for document storage.  Then they realised it is also great for easily creating web pages so information can be shared with text and imagery.  This developed into ‘Intranets’ and publishing sites where getting communications out to the business …

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is the latest addition to the Office 365 suite and offers a new, unique way for co-workers to collaborate. Teams are collections of people, content, and tools that centre around different projects and jobs within an organisation. In Microsoft Teams, team members can have conversations and share files, notes …

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No SharePoint Designer? No InfoPath? How do I customise SharePoint without a developer?

With InfoPath and SharePoint Designer, I could create data-rich interfaces, design and brand SharePoint publishing sites, manage business processes and all without the requirement for a developer. However, SharePoint Designer and InfoPath are products from another era of SharePoint and the advent of Office 365 and its composite technologies has meant that the ability to …

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Office 365 Group-Based Licensing

Office 365 Group-Based Licensing. Microsoft’s solution to licensing users in bulk Ever since Office 365 has been available; licensing users has been somewhat difficult because there has been no simple way to license users in bulk. The ability to apply licences to multiple users at the same time has been available in the console for …

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The Future of SharePoint

The Future of SharePoint.   During the recent SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure. These developments build on their vision unveiled last year, and have been delivering on since, with innovations to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new …

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The Forrester Wave Report and Content Management

Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, recently released its latest edition of the report: The Forrester Wave™: ‘Enterprise Content Management — Business Content Services, Q2 2017. ECM to business content services Forrester has been tracking a shift in the use of traditional ECM (Enterprise Content Management) to business …

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What is SharePoint Online? SharePoint Explained!

When I became aware of SharePoint, the Microsoft Mobile and Intelligent Intranet platform, I immediately saw the massive potential but had absolutely no idea how anyone would convince an organisation they are working for, to harness that power. Working on files from anywhere, on any device, live collaboration on documents, both internally and externally, intranets, …

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SharePoint Migration for the University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities and has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research. Read a detailed case study of the SharePoint system migration here. Limitations with the existing SharePoint system The University of Surrey had an existing on premise implementation …

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