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Why I love Office 365 Groups

First, I will admit that when Office 365 Groups came out a few years ago, I was skeptical about them. It was quite a departure from the “classic” SharePoint Team Site, because it provisioned a modern page site and you also got a distribution list to go with it. The value was not obvious to the users. Fast-forward to today, and it… keep reading >

6 major components of PowerApps

If you want to embrace PowerApps, you first need to understand its anatomy and basic elements. With this post, I would like to highlight, what are, in my opinion, the major components of PowerApps one needs to understand first before creating the first app. For those who are completely new to PowerApps, I suggest you check out this post first. It explains… keep reading >

10 ways to use OneNote for Project Management

Having spent 15+ years in IT project management, I have an appreciation for the tools out there that make Project Management simpler and efficient.  OneNote (yes, OneNote!) is such a tool. Today, I want to highlight the ways a project manager and project team members might use and adopt OneNote when managing projects within an organization. It is important to note that… keep reading >

How to properly deactivate a user in Office 365 and SharePoint

People come and go. It is an inevitable reality, and as you hire employees, I am sure you also deal with employees leaving the organization for one reason or another. But how do you deal with this in the context of Office 365? What would be the proper way to deactivate a user in Office 365 and SharePoint? Below is a list… keep reading >

What is Yammer and why you need it

We have Facebook for sharing cute cat videos, Twitter for bullying and LinkedIn for solving 2nd-grade math problems. And now we have Yammer. What is Yammer and does your organization need it? This post will try to answer these questions. What is Yammer? Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) that is part of your Office 365 subscription. It allows for Facebook-style… keep reading >

Social Project Management with SharePoint and Office 365

It usually takes me a day or two to write a post for my blog. This one, about social project management, just like some famous paintings, took several years. I started writing this post back in 2015 and constantly revised it and changed it to match the reality. Microsoft’s lighting speed of release of new tools like Planner, Teams and Office 365… keep reading >