Category: Portals

Why DevOps: Problems the Practice Helps Solve in your Business

Most people in the IT industry have heard of DevOps, yet many are confused on what it really means. In this post, we’ll discuss why DevOps is necessary to improve your IT department and your business. Why DevOps? You might have heard the following statements about DevOps: DevOps is a close collaboration between Development team and Operations. DevOps is using Automation.

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5 Tips to Improve UI/UX and Adoption

So you have a corporate intranet that’s supposed to be unifying your workforce and helping them collaborate, but there’s one problem, nobody is using it! It’s no longer a secret – If you’re not giving your employees an engaging and modern user experience, your portal is as good as your old Walkman. Using these 5

How to Create an App in PowerApps and Flow

Limited coding skills? No problem! Microsoft’s recently released PowerApps and Flow are powerful tools that give non-developers a no-code solution for building your own applications. To get you started, we’ll create a simple PowerApp as an example of how easy the process is. Follow along and by the end of the blog, you will have a freshly developed sales administration app.


SharePoint 2016: New Compliance and Security Features

While SharePoint 2016 is an evolutionary update from SharePoint 2013, it does introduce some real power that differentiates it from its predecessor. Many of these features are within the infrastructure areas that are preparing SharePoint on-premises installations to be “hybrid first” deployments, but that same Cloud integration brings some of the features into parity with Office 365. We explore the areas of Compliance and Security which really benefit from these capabilities.


Paged Kendo Grid from SharePoint Search REST API Data

I have prepared a short demonstration to illustrate the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API: I will retrieve SharePoint list data across multiple lists, present it in a pageable grid, and do it in under 100 lines of well-formatted script and markup.

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Why Upgrade to SharePoint 2016? – Hybrid Features

In my introductory blog post to SharePoint 2016 here, I mentioned there are three core pillars of SharePoint 2016 namely cloud inspired infrastructure, modern user experience, and compliance.  I further discussed what it means to have a cloud inspired infrastructure.   In this blog we will continue the discussion on the first pillar with the primary

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Documents and Records Management in SharePoint Online / Office 365

Microsoft takes security and compliance very seriously for its Office 365 software and services. Microsoft has introduced numerous features in Office 365 to help meet organizations’ content security and data compliance needs so they can meet legal, regulatory, and organizational compliance requirements. In this blog, I’ll focus on Documents Management and Records Management features of Office 365.

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Accessing SharePoint Online Document Libraries with Unattended Scripts

Here at SPR we’ve helped a lot of our clients leverage the tools made available in SharePoint Online. I recently ran into a challenge with SharePoint Online that was interesting enough to blog about. A client had just migrated the majority of their documents to SharePoint Online. Getting the users access was a breeze using


The Top 5 Reasons Why Businesses are Considering Office 365

It’s not uncommon for firms to have a various flavors of Exchange, Lotus Notes and possibly other email, calendaring and collaboration systems in their application inventory. Enter Office 365 to the rescue. In this blog, I’ll discuss the top reasons why a company would want to consider moving to the cloud.


Office 365 Groups vs. Yammer

This year at Ignite 2015, Microsoft spoke heavily about something called Office 365 Groups. The air time that Office 365 Groups seemed to replace the heavy rhetoric that Yammer consumed over the last few years.