Microsoft’s 2016 Worldwide Partner Conference came to an end just under 10 days ago, and after a lot of build-up and preparation, we’re happy to say it more than lived up to our expectations! From keynotes to exhibitions to concerts, WPC 2016 was without a doubt the biggest and best event of the year for Microsoft Partners. With 17,000 attendees, WPC marked the start of Microsoft’s financial year; a look towards new and exciting things to come for the company and its partners. Continue reading >>
Since we last wrote about SharePoint 2016, Microsoft – on January 20th – announced the release candidates (RC) for SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016, which are now available for download. This will be the final release of both the SharePoint and Project platforms in preview form before the full release in spring 2016. The Release Candidates have benefited from over 5,000 downloads of previous previews and the feedback gathered from these customers has helped to make these RCs high quality and largely feature complete. In fact, we don’t expect much change from now until the full release. Continue reading >>
Back in July, Nintex launched new versions of Nintex Mobile Enterprise and Nintex Forms Enterprise. The new versions introduced customisation options and advanced data connectors, among other improvements, making for more innovative and complete packages. You can see all the impressive features within Nintex Forms Enterprise here, but today we’re going to delve a little more into Nintex Mobile and see how Nintex were ahead of the curve in regards to making mobile matter. Continue reading >>
This marks our final blog for 2015, and we’re happy to say it’s been a fantastic year. We’ve been lucky to attend so many brilliant events over the last twelve months, and we’re thrilled we’ve been able to meet so many people who value project management as much as we do.
So, by way of a celebration we thought we’d recite our Top Moments of 2015 (in no particular order, of course!) Continue reading >>
As Julia White, General Manager of Microsoft’s Office division said, “Today, I’m here to say SharePoint. SharePoint, SharePoint, SharePoint”.
So let’s talk SharePoint. At the end of August, Microsoft announced the IT preview of SharePoint Server 2016 was being made available to the public. Since then, there has been plenty of time for users and developers alike to get their teeth into what Microsoft has to offer with the latest edition of the collaboration platform. But, since the full release won’t be here till the first quarter of next year, we thought now was a good time to review some of the new and improved features that you can currently experience in the preview version of SharePoint 2016. Continue reading >>
A Gartner study of business process changes found that 67% of companies change their business processes once every six months, and 4% change them daily! Even if you don’t change your processes as often as that, you may find that when processes and workflows change, your SharePoint designers get much busier. Continue reading >>
Nobody likes change, especially in the workplace. New working hours can be stressful to those they affect, a new office can be a cold and unwelcoming environment until its occupants warm to it, a new IT system or productivity tool can also throw employees off their usual routine. In short, people are naturally wired to enjoy consistency. It’s safe, reassuring, and expected. Coming in one morning to find any deviation from the norm can thus be unsettling and unnerving. And employers know that unsettled employees are not happy employees, nor as productive as they can be. Continue reading >>
At the Ignite Conference back in May, Chicago witnessed the gathering of many big thinkers. IT professionals, enterprise developers, architects and CEO’s all had the unique opportunity to feel inspired, challenge their existing knowledge and visualise the future of technology. Microsoft Ignite 2015 was a massive event where a range of new products and services were showcased, introducing a new era of enterprise computing enabled by a number of next generation applications and solutions. Among the key announcements was the much anticipated news surrounding SharePoint 2016. Can it really empower organisations to achieve more? We take a closer look. Continue reading >>
Forms, some of us love building them and some of us, well, not so much. However, we can’t deny they are one of the most effective ways for an organisation to capture information from a person in a concise and structured way. For any company the benefit of a form is it allows for specific information to be collated and administered as part of a much larger and more complex process, and when done right is truly valuable. Continue reading >>
Following the trend over the last few years away from native installations, Microsoft have now made their project management solutions available in the cloud in the form of Project Online. It’s a compelling option for Project Managers; more than simply moving MS Project onto the cloud, it offers full compatibility with SharePoint and integration with the whole Office 365 suite. With a facelift, a raft of new features and increased flexibility, it sits well with the all inclusive philosophy Microsoft envisage for the modern workplace.
While Project Online will be a logical choice for new subscribers, users with established project management software would be right to ask whether investing in the newest outing of MS Project offers any significant improvements for them and their business. In this post we’ll be looking at the most exciting features of the solution and explore what it can offer to different sets of users. Continue reading >>