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How to Create Basic Workflows in SharePoint Online

SharePoint is a great, highly customizable platform that can help companies accomplish anything they can think of. One of the premiere features is the ability to generate workflows that can automate a lot of your business processes. There are several types of workflows and different ways that you can create them. Today, we want to go over some basic workflows and the steps that you need to follow to create them.

How to Improve SharePoint Online Performance

Through SharePoint, Microsoft offers companies a wide range of tools and resources to solve problems as they rise. However, the solutions that you're using might not be the most efficient ones. In fact, you may find that your SharePoint Online site isn't performing as well or as quickly as you'd like it to. That's not great when the whole reason you started using SharePoint in the first place was to make your operations more efficient. If your SharePoint online site is slow and ineffective, your business ends up losing out valuable time and even money from not being able to get as much done. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to improve and optimize your SharePoint Online performance. Let's take a look at the list and see if any of these can benefit you.

What Are The Differences Between a Document and Contract Management System

One question that we run into time and time again is people asking what is the difference between a document management system and a contract management system. While the two perform similar functions, they each have a different purpose and have specifics to their functions that make them distinct. While you might think that you can get by with using a document management system to manage contracts, it won't ever be as effective as using a dedicated contract management system. Likewise, storing normal documents in a contract management system would have you losing out on a lot of the power and versatility of a DMS. Thankfully, we know the difference and we want to make sure you do to. Read on to learn the differences between a DMS and a CMS.

A Basic Guide to Creating and Using Collections in PowerApps

Building collections in PowerApps is a great way to keep data, take it offline, manipulate data and batch it up to your data source of choice. For example, your company can use a PowerApps collection to store employee information and organize them by their names, positions, departments, and any other information you would like to use. Once you've collected this data together, you can use it in a variety of ways to facilitate your organization's work. So, with that said, let's take a look at what you need to do in order to begin using a PowerApps collection. 

How to Modernize Your Root Site in SharePoint Online

If you began using Microsoft SharePoint before April 2019, your root site was created as a classic team site. While the new sites you have created since then have been modern, your root site will still have the same classic look and feel. While you might be more familiar with the classic version, this experience does not allow you to use your root site as a hub site or as the main landing page of your Intranet. Thankfully, SharePoint now offers you several different ways that you can modernize your root site.

How to Create User Registration Forms Using SharePoint, PowerApps & Flow

Registration forms are a great way for you business to learn more about your audience and gather new leads. While building one might seem simple, it's actually a process with a lot to consider. Thankfully, through a combination of different Microsoft tools including SharePoint, PowerApps, and Flow, you should be able to simplify a lot of the process and get started building forms today. That said, let's jump into looking at what you need to do to create user registration forms using SharePoint, PowerApps, and Flow.

How to Create Employee Engagement Surveys in SharePoint

Companies are always looking for new tools and strategies to help them increase employee engagement. One of the best tools that you can use is an employee engagement survey. In fact, conducting regular surveys is a powerful method for figuring out how your employees feel about different aspects of their jobs. They allow you to gather feedback on a range of topics of varying magnitudes. This includes everything from overall employee morale down to how employees feel about a specific aspect of their day. The data you collect from these surveys allow you to make informed decisions that are likely to increase employee morale.

How to Use SharePoint Data in Power BI

SharePoint is a great tool for storing and working with data, but it's not always the best for presenting it to others. Oftentimes, charts are better for helping others quickly understand what data you're trying to convey. Unfortunately, SharePoint doesn't offer you the native ability to build charts. Lucky for you, SharePoint offers you the ability to transfer data into Power BI so you can build reports. Let's take a look at what you need to to use SharePoint data in Power BI.

7 Useful Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe in Microsoft SharePoint

Did you know that a recent study found that cybercrime cost businesses over $2 trillion last year? If that doesn't show you how important data security is, I don't know what will. Ensuring that your company's important files are safe and secure should be every organization's top priority. If you're still not convinced, then know that a recent survey found that 53% of companies found over 1,000 sensitive files that were accessible to every employee.

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