An organisation has finally chosen to step away from the nasty maze of network file shares and embrace a document management platform to organise company documents. You find yourself in a room surrounded by eager business people from various departments ready to start their digital journey. And then the inevitable happens, they want you to start the conversation!
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based intranet solution with a fully-fledged document management system accessible via an internet connection and your favourite browser. Sitting either within an Office 365 subscription or as a standalone application, SharePoint Online offers flexibility and an interface into other cloud-based applications.
The roll-out of a new system is a fundamental component. It should be carried out in a way that helps staff understand SharePoint to be an essential and effective improvement rather than 'harder than the previous application'. Implementing SharePoint should make work easier and more productive for staff. Read about the features of SharePoint that make it especially user friendly in this blog post.
Sharegate is a migration tool that simplifies and accelerates migration processes, providing the capability to migrate directly to the latest SharePoint or Office 365 version, and without any downtime. The common use cases for this tool is the requirement to move to Office 365 quickly, upgrade to the latest SharePoint version directly, or migrate file shares to SharePoint or Office 365.
Tracking emails in CRM can be time consuming. Maybe you have to click on the ‘Track Regarding’ button every time and that alone is frustrating. Or you receive emails from multiple people within a company and only a certain topic (subject line), sender or importance needs to be tracked. Learn how folder-based tracking can help organise the way you track your emails.
The file system on a PC was based on the notion of a physical filing cabinet. This was perhaps the best way to get users to move from what was a paper based world to a digital landscape. A folder in a cabinet is a folder on a PC, and every section is a sub folder which eventually contains files.
It is a great way to create and save files, but there is one problem. The digital world has so much more to offer which is not being leveraged.
As part of daily routine, professionals are frequently in meetings with laptops and trusty A4 or A5 notebooks for any important notes. Over time, these notebooks become messy and increasingly difficult to decipher. In realising the importance of note taking and the challenges most professionals face, Microsoft created OneNote.
Businesses need a platform in which technology savvy staff from their existing workforce can learn from and use for creating useful and secure applications that support their operations. Microsoft has made it so. What's more, you don't even need to be a programmer to create great apps for your business using Microsoft PowerApps.
Leveraging mobile apps inside your organisation is a great way to help ensure you get high levels of adoption with your business applications, and Microsoft has got you covered in many situations.
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Microsoft Teams has recently been released in preview and is set to shake up the team-based workspace ideology.Centralising Office 365 collaboration tools in one space, as well as integrating external applications, will help to organise teams and gain efficiencies by having relevant content at their fingertips.