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What is Microsoft Planner?

In case you are not familiar or using Planner at the moment, I highly encourage you to get to learn and use the tool. As a project manager in my past career, I used MS Project extensively. But MS Project is a serious tool, built for project managers and large, lengthy projects. Planner, on the other hand, provides a light-weight alternative for… keep reading >

What is Microsoft To Do?

Whether you need to buy a bottle of milk on the way home or complete the project proposal at work, our life consists of tasks. Up until recently, there was no good option to manage individual tasks in SharePoint and Office 365. That changed though with the introduction of Microsoft To Do. What is Microsoft To Do? Microsoft To Do is a… 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 >

3 ways to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list

SharePoint lists are great at storing non-document content like issues, tasks, events, contacts or any other info via a custom list. So here is a typical business scenario. Say, you add some content to the list and want to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list. How do you make this happen? This post will explain the available options. 1. Alert… 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 >

Difference between Issue Tracking and Tasks Web parts

With the variety of very powerful and out of the box web parts to choose from, I hear this dilemma come up quite a bit. If you have tasks and action items to track on your team site, you have a choice to make. You can either use Issue Tracking web part or Tasks List. Let me explain the difference between the two… keep reading >

3 ways to manage tasks in SharePoint

Let’s face it, Task Management is a core part of any project or day at work for that matter. Every day we have new tasks that come up, get completed or re-assigned to others. In fact, tasks are such a staple of our work, that over the course of my career, I have seen people use any available medium to manage them.… keep reading >

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