Microsoft continue to promote their new service called Teams and it looks like it is here to stay. But what is it? My elevator description goes like this... Teams is an online service that provides three core functions. First, a new voice, video, and chat communication platform to replace Skype and Yammer. Second, a tight integration with a SharePoint library for managing documents in SharePoint but making them available in Teams. Third, a portal that can provide windows into
I don't really do blogs, but this is an interesting and useful enhancement that's crept-in with SharePoint online site-analytics over last few months into Preview Last year - you could see individual site analytics and it looked a bit like this: while at first-glance is appears useful-ish, really wasn't - with the exception of Trending files If you are trying to run a publishing intranet, you want to see trend data on stories (pages) over time and unique users etc. Well here'
We've been working with the new SharePoint Modern UI (User Interface) for a while now, as it slowly emerges beside the Classic UI, and we've reached some middle ground. Basically Microsoft have released the great new Modern UI functionality so we can take advantage of it, but they've done that at the expense of us being able to style sites and pages to stamp an organisations identity on them in a consistent way. This ability will come, Microsoft has started to provide preview
Over the past couple of years working on building operationally robust IT teams with customers, to support SharePoint solutions, we often hear how IT want to ensure consistency, robustness and standardisation when rolling-out. The phase that is bandied around to represent this is: "a cookie-cutter approach". Hearing this invokes 2 different thoughts for me: for IT - its the illusion of business enablement and standardised support (read: minimum-investment/minimal service impa