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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 >

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 >

5 ways to create a checklist in SharePoint and Office 365

A frequent request that I get from my clients is the ability to create and track some sort of checklist in SharePoint.  Maybe you have a project checklist or something repeatable employees have to adhere to day in and day out. Maybe you desire consistency in operations. Whatever the reason is – the checklist is a great way to standardize and track… 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 >

How to use Microsoft Planner for Agile and SCRUM projects

One of the most exciting news that came out during the last year was the release of Microsoft Planner. The tool provides a web-based interface and allows users to manage tasks right in the browser, completely independent of other tools like SharePoint or MS Project. Having spent a great share of my career in project management and being an avid follower of… keep reading >

Microsoft Planner vs. Tasks Web Part

I will admit that when Microsoft Planner first came out, I was recommending my clients to wait a while before jumping on board. Being very conservative when it comes down to implementation, I usually wait for Microsoft products to work out the bugs, become stable and mature enough to be rolled out to the whole organization. Moreover, coming from formal project management… keep reading >

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