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8 ways to display Employee Directory in SharePoint

The ability to display some sort of Employee Directory or Org Chart in SharePoint has got to be one of the most frequent business requirements of the modern Intranets. That is not surprising, especially these days when many users are remote and need to know who the hell they work with and who people report to within their organization. In this post,… keep reading >

Why you should stop being afraid of Delve

I am quite surprised to hear when my clients and blog followers ask me to explain to them how to turn off Delve! The primary reason: the documents that surface up automatically on each user’s profile page. If you are one of these users, please don’t! Let me explain my position here, and hopefully, you will also stop being afraid of Delve.… keep reading >

How to hide documents in Delve

Delve in Office 365 is, in my opinion, the most misunderstood application in Office 365. I always define it as Facebook®, and Employee Directory combined. It is an excellent place to lookup colleague’s contact information as well as other personal information like hobbies, projects, skills. I wrote a post about it a while back. There is another cool feature of Delve, and… keep reading >

5 ways to display Employee Birthdays and Anniversary Dates in SharePoint Online

One of the common requests for Company Intranets is the ability to display employee birthdays or anniversary dates on a main SharePoint Intranet landing page. While there is no dedicated, out of the box web part that allows you to do this (yet), there are a few tricks in the book that I employed for my clients in the past. That’s what… keep reading >

3 reasons you need to understand SharePoint User Profiles

In case you are a SharePoint Admin for your organization and are not familiar with SharePoint User Profiles functionality, you probably need to spend some time familiarizing yourself with it and getting intimate with it. While you might not need to use the feature right away in your portal, you might/will need it eventually. There are a few reasons why you might… keep reading >

How to control what employees can view and edit in Delve User Profiles

Are you still trying to make sense of Delve? If so, I published a post a while back on why Delve is the thing – check it out here. I love the tool more and more every day. It is almost like a Facebook feed, except in the context of Office 365. Instead of the picture of what my colleagues ate for… 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 >