'Columns with benefits' and how you can find more than just titles in SharePoint Online
Reusing columns is useful if you want to establish a consistent definition across lists and libraries. You can share the definition across multiple lists and libraries so that you don't have to recreate the column settings each time. A significant additional benefit is that when items are added to a reusable column they discoverable through search (the magic only happens after it has been populated). Reusable columns are called site columns in SharePoint.
Whilst in Atlanta for the Microsoft Ignite conference, I took some time out to explore the birth place of Martin Luther King Jr. His family home is located in the Sweet Auburn community. This National Park Service sign explains how the community was subjected to segregation and division: Sadly, more than 50-years on, some of … Continue reading Moving home…
"Ensure that every escape route and exit is still clearly visible when the lights go out"
Recently, I’ve been wondering whether Yammer is being developed like ‘medicine’ or ‘Coca Cola’? I've been typing, deleting, typing, deleting and in the process I've started to challenge my own thinking. I feel that I’m going a little crazy with the thought process so I felt I’d throw the concepts out there. Medicine – developed … Continue reading The perfect serve of Yammer?
A while ago I came to the conclusion that Delve is definitely the future of search in Office 365. Delve is great for the targeted, individual relevant search, connecting people to content and content to people through the Office Graph. I believe it is the future but it is not quite there yet. The missing … Continue reading Search refiners are yesterday’s algorithm
This is the final part of a three-part post where I present my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online. In the first part I discussed the components that are needed to assemble a SharePoint page and how geography has effect. In the second post, I focussed … Continue reading A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 3]
This is the second of a three-part post where I present my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online. Whilst the title describes the focus to be SharePoint Online, I do stray into other areas of Office 365 like Yammer and Exchange. In the first part … Continue reading A not so deep dive into what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online [Part 2]
This is the first of a three-part post with my take on what is happening behind the scenes when you view a page in SharePoint Online
A couple of posts by Simon Terry, where he describes how algorithms can be part of Working Out Loud and designing workflows for the people, sparked my thinking about how algorithms can reshape the way we work. Over the last 3 years or so (as that's how long I've been in 'IT') I've formed a stronger and stronger … Continue reading Workflow is a service and not a solution