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Drew McLean

Exploring the SharePoint Online Publishing Approval Flow

By All Posts, Office 365, SharePoint

An extremely popular content approval feature has now been updated in SharePoint Online using the Flow feature set. In previous versions of SharePoint, you could empower more users to rapidly create content and then send it for publishing approval before the rest of the organization could consume it. This was a major shift by splitting the role of content creator and content publisher, allowing different people to create the content and different people to approve…

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Microsoft Pushing Forward with SharePoint Modern April 1st

By All Posts, Announcements, Modern Workplace, SharePoint

It has been announced that Microsoft will be removing the opt out option for Modern design within SharePoint Online on April 1st, 2019. If your tenant has been configured to use the Classic SharePoint 2013 interface using the opt out option, you will be switched over to Modern on April 1st. The Modern interface has come along way since it was first revealed and continues to improve at a rapid pace. There are new Web…

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Make Your Life Easy with Password-less Security

By All Posts, Azure, Modern Workplace, Productivity

Maintaining strong security through complex passwords can be difficult when staff need to manually type those passwords in multiple times a day to access their applications.  Most people tend to lean towards a password that is easy to remember.  That easy-to-remember password with maybe a number at the end is not all that complex and is easy to crack. If your password is something you need to write down on a note that you keep…

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Where Do I Schedule My Meetings and Events?

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Skype for Business, Teams

In the world of Microsoft Office 365, there are several services that provide the ability for people to schedule interactive audio video sessions.  They provide similar functionality in some cases, but they are meant to be used for different audiences.  Today we will break down what your options are to help you better understand which tool you should be using for each different audience type.

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Microsoft Teams or Yammer… or Both?

By All Posts, Office 365, Teams

Since Microsoft Teams was released as a new communication and collaboration tool, organizations are asking themselves different questions depending on where they are at today.  Some are not using Yammer or Teams currently and are wondering which they should adopt.  Others are using Yammer today and are thinking of switching over to Microsoft Teams. A Common Misconception There is a common misconception today that Yammer is going away and that Microsoft Teams was designed to…

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Microsoft StaffHub Merged into Teams

By All Posts, Announcements, Office 365, Teams

It was announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference that the Microsoft Office 365 application StaffHub will be retired on October 1, 2019.  Microsoft StaffHub gave organizations a digital platform for managing shifts and schedules for workers.  Supervisors can create shifts and push those schedules out to front line workers, and staff also had the ability to request shift changes from their supervisors and request switches with co-workers. Inside of Microsoft StaffHub, there was a…

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Top 5 Microsoft Ignite Announcements for SharePoint Online

By All Posts, Announcements, Office 365, SharePoint

In case you missed the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference and wanted to catch up on some of the latest features and functionality in development at Microsoft, we have summarized 5 notable items.  These are estimated to be available to  Microsoft Office 365 targeted release customers in 2019.  More details will follow from Microsoft in the near future as their development continues (on which we will keep you updated). #1: Hub Sites – Mega Menus One…

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