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FREE WHITEPAPER: Using Power BI with Complex SharePoint Field Types

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Power BI & SQL, SharePoint

If you have ever used SharePoint lists before, you know they provide a very simple way for users to store and share list-based items.  Simple text and number fields are straightforward, but complex field types in SharePoint (such as lookups, managed metadata, rich text, locations, etc) can present several reporting challenges that SharePoint by itself can’t solve. This is where Microsoft Power BI comes into the picture. Power BI provides specific tools to aid with…

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Modern Dashboarding with SharePoint and Teams

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Power BI & SQL, SharePoint, Teams

If you’re ready to build modern dashboards in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Server, then you’ve come to the right place. For more than a decade, SharePoint has been the platform of choice for business intelligence dashboards, originally leveraging features like Power Pivot for SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and PerformancePoint. Fast forward to 2019, and SharePoint can seamlessly bring content together from Power BI, Excel, and many other data sources into rich…

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Putting Personas to Work: Aligning Cross-Functional Enterprise and B2B Teams

By All Posts, User Experience Design

Just like startup and retail product teams, enterprise product teams try to create value and ‘get to done’ as quickly as possible. And even though their projects might be internally facing, it’s equally as important that the user insight is accurately portrayed to different members of the project delivery team. Project success directly impacts company productivity. The internal division between departments can result in the valuable insight from user research discovery getting lost as multiple…

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DevOps Defined in 3 Simple Sentences

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, DevOps, Videos, Visual Studio

Many of us are already familiar with the general concept of DevOps . But when asked by someone unfamiliar with DevOps, “What exactly is DevOps?”, it can be very tough to succinctly explain. In the latest Azure DevOps update video, Microsoft provides the perfect definition of DevOps in 3 simple sentences (jump to 02:45 in the video down below): “Think of DevOps as one continuous motion, where you plan, build, deploy, and operate your apps….

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Live Events Now Available in Microsoft Teams

By All Posts, Announcements, Modern Workplace, Teams

Looking to host a live or on-demand event to reach massive online audiences? Well, you’re in luck. Microsoft just announced that Live Events are now generally available in Microsoft Teams.  Live Events in Microsoft Teams enables you to schedule, produce, and stream content that is both rich and interactive for up to 10,000 live attendees. Live Events in Microsoft Teams enable an intuitive, end-end event experience for the ALL end users, from event organizers, producers,…

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Create and Manage Mind Maps in Microsoft Teams

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, Productivity, Teams

Many of you are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 hub for team collaboration that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. But did you know that Microsoft Teams also has a powerful collaborative mind mapping feature? This integrated tool from MindMeister can help you visualize ideas and create plans with your team members, all in real-time within Microsoft Teams. Figure 1: https://www.mindmeister.com/blog/meister-news/2018/12/14/manage-mind-maps-microsoft-teams/ Mind Mapping…

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Better Organize Your Sites with SharePoint Megamenus

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Office 365, SharePoint

Good site navigation can make or break a website – be it a public website, intranet, extranet, etc. Effective navigation experiences present end users with a full picture of what is available on the site and allows them to quickly find what they need. On the flip side, poor site navigation can rapidly lead to end user frustration and poor user adoption. As part of their mission to modernize SharePoint, Microsoft announced the upcoming release…

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Now Available: Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, DevOps, Team Foundation Server, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

If you are using Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 or a previous version of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), you can now upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2. Newly released from Microsoft this week, this new Release Candidate includes some new features to make your self-hosted Azure DevOps Server experience more streamlined for your team. With Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2, you can now: Integrate your GitHub Enterprise repositories with your Azure boards Configure…

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Modernize Your Meetings with Microsoft Teams Rooms

By All Posts, Modern Workplace, Teams

If you’re ready to transform your meetings and modernize your entire meeting room experience, then you are ready for Microsoft Teams Rooms.  Microsoft has a solid commitment to making Teams a complete meetings and calling solution, and as a result, they are rebranding Skype Room Systems as Microsoft Teams Rooms. Watch this short video from Microsoft to learn how Microsoft Teams Rooms will transform all of your meeting room experiences – from small huddle spaces…

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4 Great Tools for Planning Your Microsoft Teams Implementation

By All Posts, Teams

If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft Teams is taking the world by storm. According to Microsoft, Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history with more than 329,000 organizations worldwide now using Teams. If you are thinking about implementing Microsoft Teams within your organization, Microsoft has provided some excellent free tools to assist you with your transition to Teams. Here are 4 of our favorite tools that are essential for anyone planning…

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