Category Archives: SharePoint

Out-of-the-Box SharePoint Intranet Sites Don’t Always Cut it

Learn How to Take It Up a Notch with No Code and No Fuss

Companies naturally want to improve internal communication within their organization, and SharePoint is a great tool to do just that, but out-of-the-box SharePoint intranet sites often lack the pizazz needed to engage employees. Basically, SharePoint out-of-the-box creates pages in one of three different ways: Continue reading…

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3 Surprising New Reasons We’re Excited about Nintex

An Insider’s Review of the 2016 InspireX Conference

If you didn’t attend Nintex’s recent InspireX conference in Las Vegas, you missed out on an event that was…well, inspiring.

Fortunately, we went there on your behalf.

Over the course of 2 ½ days, we witnessed powerful keynote speeches, attended content-rich workshops, and had eye-opening discussions with people from the Nintex team. When it was all over, we were more fired up than ever before about Nintex.

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Why Is SharePoint A Popular DM Platform?

SharePoint is a popular ECM (electronic content management) server software from Microsoft. Some of the most common uses include document and intranet content management. It was traditionally enterprise software for medium and large businesses, but SharePoint has become more widely used by small businesses and other organizations after being bundled with Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription. As its popularity expands, more people have questions about the platform and its capabilities.

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Office 365 Storage heading toward 1TB base per tenant

Microsoft continues to improve it’s Office 365 offering and it looks like companies will someday enjoy a much larger base storage per tenant in their SharePoint Online instances.

Currently (at the time of this writing) Office 365 tenants have a base storage of 10GB + 500MB per subscribed user. See their official boundaries and limits here. Unless you have hundreds of users this storage amount isn’t very much and has caused many small and medium sized businesses to have to purchase additional storage from Microsoft at a cost of $0.20 / GB / month. It doesn’t sound like much but it can add up over time.
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Microsoft Ignite SharePoint Must See Session List

General Networks sent several consultants to the Microsoft Ignite conference to keep up on all things SharePoint and Office 365. Below you’ll find some of our highlight sessions. If you were able to get to Ignite and missed some of these or if you weren’t able to make it at all, we highly recommend you take the time to watch our list of must see sessions:

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June 3rd – Automate your Day-to-Day Processes!

Make work easier for everyone.

It’s easy to get caught up in how things have been done. But whatever happened to how things should be done?

Chances are your employees are hoping you’re asking that very question right now.

In 45 minutes, we’ll show you how workflow automation is the answer to streamlining your everyday processes. With it, you put the tools in place to better manage your business, increase productivity, save on costs, and boost morale.

Automate your Day-to-Day

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT
Cost: FREE

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Register for the webinar and discover how workflow automation helps your company do its best work.

Nintex workflow automation platform runs on SharePoint, both on premise and online.

As a Nintex partner, we are driven by our desire to help people do their best work. The Nintex platform is all about making processes easy. Easy to automate. Easy to improve. Easy to monitor. Easy to govern. And, above all, easy to understand. And we do it without sacrificing power or flexibility. We’d like to do the same for you.

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Impact of Mobile Technologies on ECM

According to Pew Research Center over 58% of American adults have smartphones and over 42% own tablets. At the same time internet usage through PCs has been overtaken by mobile devices according to comScore. IDC, a global market intelligence firm, forecasts tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on an annual basis by the end of 2015. The facts and figures undeniably point towards an ever increasing adoption of mobile technologies in our daily lives.
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Document Management: Is Software as a Service or On Premise Right for Your Business?

Information management delivered via the Cloud, or Software as a Service is a great opportunity for many businesses, regardless of size, industry or location. There are scores of cloud solutions for document management, which have matured a great deal over the past several years; however there are still varying opinions whether public, or even private Cloud solutions will ever effectively replace on premise solutions. In many cases, hybrid file management solutions are the most viable option for medium to large enterprise companies.
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SharePoint Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid

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On paper, SharePoint has a lot going for it. To date, it has sold more than 100 million licenses that are used by 17,000 companies worldwide. It has the full power of Microsoft behind it, and users can create a customized environment to meet their individual business needs. It can help build collaboration among different departments, speed up data collection and integrate with various applications to improve business processes. However, these and other benefits can only happen if you have a vision in place, a partner who can design and manage the implementation, and an understanding, companywide, of what SharePoint is and what it can offer your business. Sound good so far? Okay, let’s examine some pitfalls to avoid, so you can enjoy a successful implementation.
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