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Planning for Your SharePoint Server 2019 Upgrade

SharePoint Server 2019 will be generally available later this month (October 2018)

Unlike the 2016 release, SharePoint Server 2019 is bringing a wide variety of new features to the on-premise platform. Many of these features have been rolled out to SharePoint Online customers over the last two years, so they are well tested and mature.

What’s New in SharePoint Server 2019:

  • Modernized, responsive user experience for web page, list and library content
  • Modern intranet portals via the Communication Sites template
  • Support for OneDrive.exe – the next generation sync client
  • Support for larger files, longer URLs and reduced character restrictions in folder and file names

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Microsoft Ignite 2018 Recap – Teams, Communication Sites, PowerApps and Flow

Looking for a Microsoft Ignite 2018 recap?

At the end of September, I once again attended Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. If you’re not familiar with Ignite, it’s a week-long conference focused on Microsoft’s enterprise products – Windows, Azure, Exchange, SQL, Office, SharePoint, Office 365, and the Microsoft cloud.  As a long-time Office 365 and SharePoint systems integrator, I was especially interested in learning where Microsoft is taking SharePoint Communication Sites, Teams, and PowerApps and Flow in Office 365 and in understanding the roadmap for SharePoint Server 2019 (more to come on that in my next post). The Microsoft product teams did a great job providing insight into current and future capabilities of these Office 365 products – here are the highlights I brought back to our sales and implementation teams. Continue reading…

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Microsoft Ignite Recap

I recently attended the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando and as an Office 365 and SharePoint systems integrator, and there was an almost overwhelming amount of information to take in.  If you’re not familiar with Ignite, it’s a week-long conference focused on Microsoft’s enterprise products – Windows, Azure, Exchange, SQL, Office, SharePoint, Office 365, and the Microsoft cloud. The Microsoft product teams did a great job providing insight into current and future capabilities – here are the highlights I brought back to our sales and implementation teams: Continue reading…

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SharePoint Case Study | Replacing a Legacy Document Management System with a Customized SharePoint Solution

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Background

General Networks was asked to replace a legacy document management system with a SharePoint-based solution for a public policy research organization. First, we conducted an environment assessment and user interviews and discovered the Project Management department had been using an old version of Oracle I/PM for document archiving and project proposal approval. The system, which had a high user approval rating, had not been updated in many years. IT felt the system was unsupportable and didn’t want to commit the financial and personnel resources to an Oracle upgrade.

The organization was already using SharePoint for team collaboration. As a result, General Networks had a better chance of obtaining the organization’s buy-in to move forward with implementing a SharePoint document management solution.

First, we identified the following implementation challenges, as the organization needed to: Continue reading…

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4.8.2017 – SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles

Join General Networks’s SharePoint Practice Manager, Ingrid Camill, and SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies for the SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event on April 8th, 2017. The event is taking place at Westside Conference Center Pepperdine University located at 6100 Center Drive , Los Angeles CA from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


SharePoint Saturday is a community-focused event dedicated to educate and engage members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solution architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like-minded individuals.

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided. Raffle items from sponsors will be drawn at the end of the day by the vendors.

Learn more at www.spsevents.org/city/losangeles/losangeles2017 

We hope to see you there!

 

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Joe Woes | Why You Should Save Your Files to SharePoint!

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SharePoint Administer, Joe Woes, is about to lose his mind!

The sales guy’s hard drive just crashed, and he lost all of his sales proposals and many of his other important business documents. If only he had followed corporate policy and saved everything to the company’s SharePoint drive.  Sound familiar?

Are you like Joe…frustrated because your employees don’t utilize SharePoint to its fullest capabilities?

General Networks can help! Though our SharePoint Consulting Services, our team will show you how to maximize your SharePoint platform to increase collaboration and employee engagement, so documents never get lost again.

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9 Reasons You Should Use SharePoint as a Content Management System

SharePoint is an effective and flexible content management system that can take your organization beyond basic file storage. Here’s 9 reasons to consider using a SharePoint content management system for your organization.

1) Eliminate Collaborating on Documents Through Email

At its core, SharePoint is a document collaboration tool. SharePoint eliminates the messiness of the back-and-forth emailing of documents and other files. Store and share the file from a SharePoint document library and all stakeholders can add their content and provide feedback on the draft simultaneously. Continue reading…

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7 Most Common Mistakes Made When Deploying a SharePoint Intranet

7 Most Common Mistakes Made When Deploying a SharePoint Intranet

An organization’s intranet is the digital resource that connects users with decision makers, broadcasts a company’s vision, and helps spread the company culture. When done right, a strong intranet provides answers, routes questions, distributes updates, and shares corporate news and happenings required by users to do their jobs efficiently and effectively.  Continue reading…

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Joe Woes | We already own SharePoint!

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SharePoint Administer, Joe Woes, is frustrated again!

His colleagues just don’t seem to realize that everything they want in a system is already available at their fingertips with SharePoint…and, they already own it. Does this sound familiar?

We are here to help. Though General Networks’ SharePoint Consulting Services, our team will show you how to maximize your SharePoint platform to increase collaboration, employee engagement, and business processes automation.

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