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  • Standing Strong with One Another

    Cathy Dew ON May 23, 2016

    Learn more about Cathy Dew’s personal journey as a woman working in the male-dominated IT world and the origins of the #IStandByYou campaign that is launching soon.

  • Introducing Project Madeira

    Becky Bertram ON May 20, 2016

    Project Madeira is a new software as a service (SaaS) offering by Microsoft to infiltrate the SMB market. It integrates seamlessly with Office 365 so that users can manage things like creating and sending quotes and invoices and manage customer information right from Outlook.

  • SharePoint Home Page Updates

    Jennifer Ann Mason ON May 13, 2016

    Last week at the Future of SharePoint event, Microsoft promised that many of the new features would be hitting first release soon. True to their promise, the updated Sites page is now being rolled out to First Release customers. This article explains where the features from classic SharePoint Online are shifting with the new modern layout.

  • Microsoft Details SharePoint and OneDrive Roadmap: Apps, Intranet, and Access

    Brad Sams ON May 04, 2016

    Brad attended the Future of SharePoint event on March 4, 2016 in San Francisco. This article details the announcements and the road map Microsoft revealed.

  • Microsoft Makes Microsoft Flow and PowerApps Available for Public Preview Today

    Becky Bertram ON Apr 29, 2016

    On April 29, 2016, Microsoft released two new services into public preview: Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. This is a milestone for Microsoft in its current drive to give power users the tools to create no-code solutions that connect to external data sources not only within, but also external to, the Microsoft eco-system.

  • Managing Tasks: Office 365 Planner vs. Trello

    Haniel Croitoru ON Apr 25, 2016

    Many teams collaborate using tools such as kanban boards to manage tasks. Trello has been a favorite task collaboration tool for years. In December 2015, Microsoft released Office 365 Planner in First Release, built on top of Office Groups, with similar task management features for team collaboration. Microsoft should release Planner in 2016. How do these task collaboration tools compare?

  • A Bright New Future for IT Unity

    Dan Holme ON Apr 14, 2016

    IT Unity co-founder Dan Holme celebrates the future of IT Unity, announcing the acquisition of IT Unity and NC Communications by Blue Whale Web.

  • Changes to SharePoint Online Document Libraries and What They Mean

    Mark Rackley ON Apr 12, 2016

    If you have Office 365 first release running in a tenant, you may have noticed that Microsoft has changed how SharePoint Online displays document libraries. Mark shows what has changed, discusses the community reaction (so far) and offers perspective about why these changes are coming now.

  • The Future of SharePoint and Dan Holme

    Dan Holme ON Apr 01, 2016

    Office 365 MVP and IT Unity co-founder Dan Holme will be joining Microsoft as the Director of Product Marketing for SharePoint starting April 4th.

  • Out-of-the-Box Thinking for SharePoint Mobility: Field Technicians

    Todd Baginski ON Mar 28, 2016

    For engineers and technicians working in the field, safety and mitigating risk and liability are top of mind. A smart mobile SharePoint strategy can result in a big payback. Rich online and offline access to project information is needed to oversee operations, monitor progress, maintain worker safety and to ensure both operations and environmental compliance.

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  • E-mail a link in Outlook to a SharePoint document

    Thomas Duff ON May 30, 2016

    Many people are used to sending file attachments via e-mail when they have information to share. You can be much more efficient by storing the file in SharePoint and sending an e-mail link to it.

  • Recap: BI Focal Show on SSAS and the Tabular Data Model

    John P White ON May 30, 2016

    On May 19, 2016, on our IT Unity BI Focal web show, Jason Himmelstein and I were fortunate enough to have Kasper De Jonge as our guest. Kasper is Senior Program Manager on the Analysis Services team, and has been with the tabular data model since its inception. I invite you to check out the recording of the show for the details.

  • Adjusting the Skype for Business Recording Settings

    Thomas Duff ON May 23, 2016

    Do you often end up with overly large Skype for Business recordings? This setting makes your recordings as small as possible, and helps you manage your video storage.

  • Was bringt The Future Of SharePoint?

    Michael Greth ON May 23, 2016

    In der 10. Ausgabe der SharePointSendung haben wir Experten aus der DACH-Region eingeladen, ihre Einschätzung zum Future Of SharePoint-Event zu geben.

  • Practical Guide to SharePoint Site Permissions

    Matt Wade ON May 22, 2016

    SharePoint permissions can be complicated. Whether you’re brand new to site ownership or a seasoned vet, keeping permissions as simple as possible is always a best practice. It will keep you from losing your mind. This article will give you some guidance on how to set up permissions when you get or inherit a new SharePoint site.

  • Managing Office 365 with Azure Automation

    Arjan Cornelissen ON May 20, 2016

    With a few good PowerShell scripts, Arjan's team was able to use Azure Automation to automate some tasks including setting the usage location based on the domain of the user, setting the correct license based on a group membership, and give everybody with a mailbox an archive mailbox.

  • 10 Things to Consider when Choosing the Perfect Email Apps for SharePoint

    May 17, 2016

    Workers love email. Unifying email and SharePoint into single experience can significantly drive adoption. Accessing enterprise content within Outlook and across mobile email apps delights users, boosting productivity. Critical emails captured, shared and tagged in SharePoint enhance findability and information governance. Yet, not all options for integration are made equal.

  • StratusForms Releases Version 1.2, Includes StratusFormsLight!

    Mark Rackley ON May 17, 2016

    On May 16, 2016, I sent the release of version 1.2 of StratusForms to IT Unity to post for download by the SharePoint community. In addition to some minor bug fixes and tweaks, the new version added new a “StratusFormsLight” method that will make it incredibly easy to customize your out-of-the-box SharePoint forms.

  • Microsoft Releases OneDrive Universal App for Windows 10

    Office Blogs ON May 17, 2016

    Over 1200 UserVoice customers asked for a OneDrive Universal App for Windows 10, and today in a post to Office Blogs, Reuben Krippner, director of product management for the OneDrive team, announced that Microsoft has released this app. According to the post, the new touch-friendly app allows users to open, edit and share your personal or work files without having to sync them to your device. The post also announced other enhancements that were previously only available in the browser.

  • Office 365 Groups Now Allow Ability to Update Privacy Setting

    Jasper Oosterveld ON May 16, 2016

    I noted an article from Microsoft support: You can now make Office 365 groups public or private. Previously in Office 365, you couldn’t change the privacy setting after you created the group, but now you can.

  • Co-authoring: It’s a Date

    Matt Wade ON May 13, 2016

    Co-authoring has been around for a while but many people don't understand how it works between online and offline versions of Office products, and it can be more confusing when you add SharePoint versioning and Track Changes into the mix. This article shows how it works and what to expect.

  • The New SharePoint Mobile and Intranet Interfaces

    Asif Rehmani ON May 12, 2016

    Following the Future of SharePoint announcements, SharePoint mobile and intranet experiences will get better. SharePoint will get a mobile app. The SharePoint home page gets a significant update. Groups and sites will merge. See a video demonstration of some of the changes in this article.

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