Category Archives: SharePoint

Platinum Sponsors of the SharePoint Saturday San Diego 2019

General Networks is officially the Platinum sponsor of the SharePoint Saturday San Diego event happening on January 19th 2019. The event is expected to be one of the largest SharePoint Saturdays of the year with guest speakers flying in from all over the world to share their expertise in the SharePoint and Office 365 space.

Of those speakers, our very own Director of Professional Services, Owen Runnals, will be presenting what’s new in SharePoint Communications Sites including branding, layouts and customizations. He’ll be showing off some features that will have just been deployed to SharePoint Online in December. This is Owen’s second year speaking at this event.

You’ll have an opportunity to meet Owen and some of our SharePoint experts at our booth throughout the day where you can find out more about how General Networks SharePoint services can help you overcome your SharePoint challenges.

SharePoint Saturday San Diego is a free event, but be sure to register online

We look forward to seeing you in January!

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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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General Networks Sponsors SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles on 8.11.18

General Networks is sponsoring the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event on August 11th in Playa Vista. Held at the Microsoft Playa Vista Office, you’ll have a fun filled day with excellent speakers and opportunities to meet peers and experts in the SharePoint space. General Networks will have a booth with consultants on hand, including our very own SharePoint Practice Manager Ingrid Camill, to discuss your latest ventures in SharePoint.

About SharePoint Saturdays

SharePoint Saturdays are run by SPS Events, an all-volunteer organization that focuses on providing tools and information around SharePoint for the community. For over eight years, SharePoint Saturday’s have been held around the world. General Networks sponsored last year’s SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles and was a Gold Sponsor for the SharePoint Saturday in San Diego earlier this year. We’re excited to be back at SPSLA this year and we look forward to meeting you all there!

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General Networks Sponsors SharePoint Saturday San Diego on 01.13.18

General Networks is sponsoring the upcoming SharePoint Saturday San Diego event on January 13th in San Marcos. Held at the California State University San Marcos campus, the day will be filled with great speakers and networking opportunities to meet and greet your peers in the SharePoint space. General Networks will have a booth with consultants on hand to discuss your latest ventures in SharePoint. Additionally, General Networks Director of Professional Services, Owen Runnals, will be speaking on Forms in SharePoint and reviewing the current options and best practices for forms features and selection.

About SharePoint Saturdays

SharePoint Saturdays are run by SPS Events, an all-volunteer organization that focuses on providing tools and information around SharePoint for the community. For over eight years, SharePoint Saturday’s have been held around the world. General Networks sponsored last year’s SharePoint Saturday in Los Angeles and is excited to be a Gold Sponsor for the SharePoint Saturday in San Diego. We look forward to meeting you all there!

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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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