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Platinum Sponsors of the SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles 2019

General Networks is the Platinum sponsor of this year’s SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles happening on September 28, 2019. SharePoint Saturday is a free event for the SharePoint and Office 365 community and offers attendees learning and networking opportunities. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

SharePoint experts from around the country will be in attendance to share their expertise through sessions that focus on Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Azure, and other products in the Microsoft technology stack, including PowerApps and Flow.

At the event, General Networks’ Biz Apps Solutions Manager, Qais Gharib, will be doing a presentation on a solution that enables you to print list data to a PDF from a PowerApp form. Come and meet him, along with a few other General Networks’ team members.

General Networks will have a sponsorship table at the event. Please stop by to learn more about our SharePoint/O365 service offerings including intranet deployments, platform migrations and upgrades, and forms/workflow solutions.

SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles is a free event, but be sure to register online

We look forward to seeing you in September!

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PowerApps in a Day – Free Training Workshop

In partnership with Microsoft, General Networks will be leading two free App in a Day (AIAD) workshops in Southern California.

These free workshops provide IT and business decision-makers with the skills to build great business apps using Microsoft PowerApps without writing code.

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Why Attend?

As a business leader, it’s now necessary to react quickly to the changing market without becoming dependent on developing a static software solution. You need the ability to build a solution that quickly addresses your business needs. With the Microsoft Power Platform, you can build numerous business apps without writing code.

Benefits of PowerApps

  • Digitize business processes, work more efficiently and become more paperless
    With PowerApps, you will enable power-users in line of business roles to easily build and deploy custom business apps in both Canvas and Model-driven style of apps.
  • Easily connect all your applications and share data
    With Common Data Service for Apps, you can easily bring your data together and quickly create powerful apps using a compliant and scalable data service and app platform integrated right into PowerApps.
  • Automate and optimize your business processes
    Finally, with Microsoft Flow as your business service, your line of business specialists and IT pros can build automated workflows intuitively.

At the end of the training workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create custom business applications without writing code.
  • Learn how to build sophisticated business processes and complex data relationships within your applications.
  • Learn how to connect your app to a variety of data sources to bring it to life.
  • Share your apps inside your organization securely.

Who Should Attend?

IT and Business Leaders who:

  • Are currently evaluating the Power Platform for solutions in the next 3-6 months
  • Seek to understand the value of PowerApps, Flow and CDS for Applications
  • Have deployed the Power Platform and are seeking guidance/training
  • Would like to connect with an experienced PowerApps Partner in Southern CA

About App in a Day (AIAD) Workshops

General Networks will be conducting the App in a Day workshops at the Microsoft offices in Irvine, CA on September 9th and in Los Angeles on September 23rd.  These free events run from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Limited to 60 attendees, each AIAD workshop is an interactive, hands-on lab-style training event.  You bring your device and we supply the materials, training, and lunch.

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For more information on the App in a Day event or to discuss customized PowerApps training or services for your organization, please contact Cathy Ashbaugh at cashbaugh@gennet.com


General Networks is a Microsoft Gold Partner, specializing and certified in PowerApps and Microsoft Flow, https://gennet.com/powerapps-consulting-services/

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​Inspiration for your Modern SharePoint Intranet – The SharePoint Look Book Delivers!

 

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and implementer of SharePoint intranets, we routinely encounter organizations struggling to visualize a great intranet experience in SharePoint.  Many are used to older versions of SharePoint and are turned off by the thought of the bland, text-heavy sites of the past.  Others are altogether new to SharePoint Online through Office 365 and have never had a centralized site for communicating and interacting with their staff.  Where to start? 

As employee engagement becomes a top priority and remote workers are becoming the norm, most leaders recognize the need to provide an intranet site – a place where employees can get the tools and resources they need, stay informed on company news, access a company directory and in general, feel connected to the whole.  SharePoint is a natural for intranets and offers a wide variety of templates to get you started  intranet home pages,  Modern Communication sites, Team sites, Hub sites and more – but how do you deliver something that is both useful and visually stunning?  Something that represents your brand.  How can you see well-designed intranets when these sites are proprietary and generally not publicly available?   

Enter the SharePoint Look Book! 

 

If you are familiar with a “lookbook” in the fashion industry, you know that a lookbook is a collection of creative photographs designed to show off a brand’s style and inspire customers to imagine how they might assemble the various pieces of the collection to create a unique look that fits their vision.  With the SharePoint Look Book, Microsoft does the same for customers seeking to explore what and how they can deliver to their users, based on their unique scenarios and uses cases.  Seeking to inform and engage your staff?  You’ll find examples in the Look Book, complete with page layouts for Modern Communication sites.  Collaboration is your goal?  Check out the Team site examples for working with groups inside and outside of your organization, including details on which webparts were used to create the site. 

Check out the SharePoint Look Book Here 

 

At General Networks, an important component of our intranet deployment approach is to work with your stakeholders to understand your goals for the site and your vision for the user experience.  We provide guidance on what components you’ll need, best practices for utilizing them, and how to take full advantage of what SharePoint offers outofthebox – keeping your costs in check.  We consult on how to build a solid information architecture and framework that is easily maintained and extensible as your usage of the site expands  With the SharePoint Look Book handy, your team can quickly get up to speed on the various template options, page layouts, features they may not have known were available and most importantly, get inspired with beautiful designs in Modern SharePoint sites! The Look Book helps you help your staff better understand what the organization is seeking to achieve, fostering more input, excitement and engagement on the project, which ultimately leads to a well-defined design.  We’ll then take your unique vision and create mockups, wireframes and prototypes for your review and discussion.  Once we have the design locked down, we develop the site, work with your users to test the functionality and provide Quick Guides for both administrators and users of the site to add and maintain content. 

 

Are you inspired?  Ready to give your employees the tools they need to be efficient, connected and inspired?  Contact Cathy Ashbaughcashbaugh@gennet.com to discuss how we can help you bring your vision to life!   

 

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On-Demand Webinar | Migrate to Office 365 or Upgrade to SharePoint 2019?

If you are currently running SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 in your organization, you know you’ll need to plan your move forward.  

But to what version?  Continue with the on-premise route and upgrade to SharePoint Server 2019? Move to the cloud with SharePoint Online in Office 365?

As with any major decision, the answer is “it depends.” Some organizations have adopted a cloud-first strategy and will naturally focus on migrating to Office 365, looking forward to enjoying the latest features and accepting that some rework of their customized SharePoint solutions will be necessary. Others may have a corporate directive to retain highly sensitive or compliance-related content on-premise, making the decision to upgrade to SharePoint Server 2019 easy.  For most organizations running an older version of SharePoint the decision is more nuanced and requires analysis of the risks, rewards, and costs to make the final decision. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the pros and cons of SharePoint 2019 and Office 365, watch this on-demand webinar.

In the webinar, Joel Oleson, MVP reviews why your organization should:

  • Upgrade to SharePoint 2019
  • Migrate to Office 365 SharePoint Online
  • Consider Hybrid SharePoint 2019 and SharePoint Online

Ingrid Camill, our SharePoint Practice Manager, also provides insight on what to expect in the migration or upgrade process.

If you are an IT or business leader considering a SharePoint migration and want to begin to envision which path is best, this is one webinar you will want to watch!

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Joel Oleson
Joel Oleson
Microsoft MVP & Regional Director

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Ingrid Camill
SharePoint Practice Manager

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What’s New in SharePoint Communication Sites – Branding, Layouts and Customizations

This past January, SharePoint Saturday-San Diego attendees were treated to a number of informative and inspiring presentations  and the exchange ideas with colleagues and Microsoft MVP’s.  Leading experts in the SharePoint Community were in attendance from Southern CA and throughout the US. With temperatures in the 70’s on a bright sunny Southern CA winter day, it was likely a treat for the folks that visited from the Midwest and East Coast as well!
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Streamline and Accelerate Your ServiceNow Workflows with DocuSign Electronic Signatures

General Networks created eSignifi for ServiceNow customers who want to leverage the power of DocuSign’s electronic signature solution within their existing ServiceNow workflows. Explore how this integration can enhance the value of your ServiceNow platform investment.

eSignifi Puts DocuSign into Your ServiceNow Workflows

eSignifi allows you to enable DocuSign within your ServiceNow workflow. With DocuSign, electronic signatures may be obtained from anyone, anywhere, and on any device. Without eSignifi or a custom developed integration, Continue reading…

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Seamlessly Integrate DocuSign Electronic Signatures into ServiceNow Workflows with eSignifi

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eSignifi, recently launched by General Networks, is an app that seamlessly integrates DocuSign with the ServiceNow platform. Prior to eSignifi, users had to leave the ServiceNow platform to take full advantage of DocuSign. Now, users across multiple business units can combine ServiceNow’s automation, streamlining, and structuring power with DocuSign’s electronic signature capabilities. Continue reading…

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General Networks is Now an M-Files Authorized Service Provider

General Networks Named M-Files Authorized Service Provider

As more and more organizations turn to M-Files’ technologies to support their enterprise content management initiatives, they need a partner to help them architect and optimize the solution for their own unique environment. As a M-Files Authorized Service Partner, General Networks serves as an extension of your professional services organization to expand and accelerate your ability to implement and integrate the M-Files’ solution. 

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M-Files in the News: iGas Taps M-Files for Quality Management and ISO 9001 Certification, and Gains Much More

Clients deploying M-Files Quality Management have learned that the M-Files platform can be leveraged to manage business processes throughout their organizations.  iGas Energy, a British on-shore oil and gas exploration and production company, selected M-Files to better manage the ISO 9001 certification process and other safety and compliance activities.

“We originally deployed M-Files for compliance purposes, specifically to help us meet an ISO 9001 requirement to manage our Integrated Management System documentation,” said Chris Holly, Head of IT at IGas, “but since then, we’ve expanded our use of M-Files across the business as a comprehensive platform to manage as much of our company information and related processes as possible.

“From the outset it was clear M-Files could be easily configured to meet our specific needs. It was simple and straightforward to integrate M-Files into the various parts of our business and thus enable a deeper level of collaboration and secure information sharing from department to department.”

For more details and short video explaining how iGas has automated many of their core business processes, from oil and gas exploration, to managing licenses to processing expense reports, please view the full article here:  iGas Taps M-Files for Quality Management and ISO 9001 Certification, gains much more.

 

General Networks Corporation uses the M-Files platform to help organizations build solutions for quality management and compliance, document and records management and other business processes.

Please contact Cathy Ashbaugh, cashbaugh@gennet.com to discuss how M-Files can help your organization.

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