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20 ways to create an Office 365 Group

Having spent my childhood years in the former Soviet Union, I appreciate the many choices I now have while living in the United States (God Bless America)! In Russia, we only had 1 of each item or no item altogether. Here in the US, my head is spinning from all the choices we, Americans, often take for granted. If you collaborate with… keep reading >

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 >

3 ways to build multiple conditions in Microsoft Flow

I had an interesting dilemma to solve for one of my clients the other day. They had a document library with various types of documents and different approvers depending on the document type. What made it a bit complicated was the fact that they had way too many document types and separate approvers for almost every type of the document. So below… keep reading >

A review of all the calendar options in SharePoint and Office 365

From my personal experience and observations, a group calendar is a most frequently requested feature in SharePoint Intranets (after document libraries of course). From tracking company holidays to the company-wide calendar to vacations, we all need a place for tracking events of our busy office lives. When I used to work in the corporate world, I, for example, used group calendars to… 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 >

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 >

What is the problem you are trying to solve?

The latest trend that I notice by those who start using Office 365 is an immediate desire to start using all the tools available in Office 365 all at once. Why??? Way too often I see my clients start using Teams, Planner, Yammer, Office 365 Groups all at once, without having a clear strategy. When you go to Starbucks®, and see 20 different… keep reading >

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