Monday, December 30, 2019

The SharePoint – Path to Evangelism

When evangelizing SharePoint, the following aspects make up a good foundational outline to follow:

1)      Why use SharePoint?

-          What can it do?

-          What is the roadmap planned?

-          What are some organizational statistics that can be shared on usage?

2)      What does SharePoint change?

-          When using SharePoint how does it change how I work?

-          What are the technologies involved with SharePoint (example PowerApps, PowerBI, Power Automate, etc.)?

3)      What are the best practices for using SharePoint?

-          How to plan for migrating to SharePoint?

-          What are the key features?

-          What are the basic fundamentals that are needed?

4)      What will the future bring for SharePoint?

-          How communities will be developed?

-          How will new features be released?

SharePoint Confidence

The following are some key and core items for SharePoint confidence:

1)      Have conviction – as a SharePoint evangelist, have to have a solid confidence in yourself and your role within the SharePoint ecosystem.

2)      Think possibilities – have to share knowledge and thoughts – believe your subconscious, evangelize with vigor and zest.

3)      Have faith – realize with SharePoint there are setbacks and defeats and for your fortunes of SharePoint – you can’t let this default you. Strive for accomplishments, achievement and personal fulfillment.

4)      Have strength – When working with SharePoint – one can’t learn and do everything – therefore, it’s important to guide based on the requirements at hand.

5)      Use harmony – be aware of the qualities within the environment that will lead to your strength and power. A SharePoint victory is when that difficult situation has been resolved.

The 5 What’s of SharePoint

The following are five what based questions to think of when using SharePoint:

1)      What can SharePoint do differently then other tools you utilize?

2)      What can SharePoint do that other systems lack?

3)      What can SharePoint do to bring a high return on investment?

4)      What can SharePoint do that works well?

5)      What can be changed quickly by utilizing SharePoint?

15 Ways a SharePoint Team Should Work

SharePoint is an intricate platform and to succeed with it, a team should have the following aspects:

1)      Have a process for a project’s intake

2)      Get good detailed specifications for major projects

3)      Before bringing in consultants, have a clear idea what should be obtained

4)      If new requirements come down the pipe, a process should be in place to remedy efficiently

5)      Have support needed for environment tracked with proper metrics

6)      Eliminate double entry of content into systems (example if a team has a project site for tracking as well as a Team Foundation System (TFS))

7)      Have training for team employees

8)      Have process to prioritize what is being worked on

9)      Focus on communication with other teams

10)  Try to eliminate surprises – be proactive, rather then re-active

11)  When sign-off of project or enhancement is done and changes are needed, a intake process needs to be followed

12)  Have core and key documentation – readily available and organized to all team members

13)  Capture changes team makes to system thoroughly

14)  Project portfolio should be reviewed for proper capacity planning

15)  All team members should be on same page

SharePoint 10 Reasons to Use

The following are the top 10 reasons to get users engaged and using SharePoint:

1)      Gain confidence – as users can contribute to the environment – they feel comfortable in using it.

2)      Privacy via permissions – content can be maintained with permissions so items are safe, secure and confidential.

3)      Cost effective – SharePoint has competitive pricing for a collaborative engine of its magnitude.

4)      Streamline processes – easy aspects in regard to document management, workflow and record-keeping.

5)      Flexibility – as the system can evolve via out of the box customizations.

6)      Growth – the system can be expanded to accommodate user and system growth.

7)      Integration – SharePoint can integrate with Microsoft Office applications amongst other applications and connections that are available.

8)      Dialogue – via social use of blogs, wikis, etc. – users can contribute to community.

9)      Help – SharePoint has vast amounts of power user and general user guides that are available.

10)  Simplify – the environment can be depending on features turned on – to be administratively simple for users.

SharePoint Interaction Survey

When working with individuals and engaging with them on SharePoint projects, it’s important to gather some form of feedback – possibly via a survey or a face-to-face question and answer session.

Below are some questions to ask about the project:

1)      The process made it easy to complete tasks?

2)      Time was used efficiently?

3)      A personal interest for the project was displayed?

4)      Ownership of tasks was utilized?

5)      Clear expectations were set?

6)      It was demonstrated that knowledge of the situation was present?

7)      Other comments as applicable?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SharePoint - Office 365 Information Related Links

The following links are meant to be utilized in order to find proper documentation in regard to SharePoint - Office 365 based technologies on subject material on Microsoft related sites.
Information is broken down into these high level topics: General Information, Training Related Information, MS Teams, Search Related Information: Office 365 Related, Administrative - Miscellaneous Related.

General Information:
SharePoint Documentation:

SharePoint Technical Reference:

In the Office 365 admin center the info in the Office 365 Training Center is useful:

The SharePoint Online admin site is awesome - if you utilize via a desktop the Download PDF on the left provides a great way to have a local copy of this info:

The SharePoint Resources gallery has lots of great info and samples on many subjects:,Samples

Training Related Information:
Introduction to SharePoint Online:

Office 365 basic videos:

SharePoint Online Video Training:

SharePoint Development Training:

Tutorials and training material for SharePoint Development:

What's new in SharePoint Online - SharePoint:

SharePoint Help Center:

SharePoint Blog:

Microsoft Office 365 learning pathways beta preview:

Introduction to Power Automate (Flow) approvals:

MS Teams:
Microsoft Teams Tips:

Add a SharePoint Page or List to a Channel in Teams:

SharePoint and Teams Better Together:

How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams:

Search Related Information:
Search Developing a solid strategy here is some good documentation:

Interesting site in relation to search: - search architecture overview:

Some useful information on the Office 365 Security Roadmap:

SharePoint Hybrid Search Sites:

Office 365 Related:
Office 365 roadmap:

Office 365 compare of versions:

Connecting to Office 365 Groups:

Learn about Office 365 Groups:

Everyday Guide Office 365 Groups:

Personalizing & Improving Office 365:

IT professional resources for Office 365 in the technet gallery:

What is a SharePoint Hubsite:

Creating Hub Sites:

Customize Modern Team Sites:

Customizing the "modern" experiences in SharePoint Online | Microsoft Docs:

SharePoint Online Files with Office 365 Labels and Data Loss Protection:

Office 365 Security Compliance Labels:

Office 365 tools to help in your workflow and fine-tune content:

Office 365 - Create Labels on Managed Metadata Terms using CSOM in PowerShell from a CSV file:

Office 365 Scripts:

Office 365 Hybrid Azure Scripts:

Connect to Office 365 Security & Compliance Center PowerShell:

Office 365 Client App Support - Single Sign-On:

Office 365 SharePoint migration tool:

Administrative - Miscellenous Related:
Webpart on a SharePoint page:

News Webpart on a SharePoint Page:

SharePoint Classic to Modern:

What is a SharePoint communication site?: E580-45C3-A090-5512A8070732

SharePoint Analytics Processing:

SharePoint Administrative Backup:

Use the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool:

Data Loss Protection (DLP) in Office 365 information:

PowerApps subject matter documentation:

A great resource for PowerApps info that allows one to search for info:

Desired State Configuration (DSC) overview information:

Desired State Configuration (DSC) the DSC Resources on github:

SharePoint Online Management Shell:

Creating a Team Site in SharePoint:

Hybrid for SharePoint Server | Microsoft Docs:

Download SharePoint Hybrid worksheets from Official Microsoft Download Center:

Using Metadata and Classification in Records Management - SharePoint Server:

Azure Turbo Mode:

Using templates to create different kinds of SharePoint sites:

Share your Flows with Office 365 Groups and SharePoint Lists, Connector Updates, and Analytics with Error Details:

PowerShell scripts to help with SharePoint Hybrid Set-up:

New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2019:

Create the SharePoint Server 2019 farm for a database attach upgrade:

Verify database upgrades in SharePoint Server 2019 | Microsoft Docs:

PowerApps Support for On-Premise:

PowerApps Canvas Apps Connections:

Develop SharePoint Workflows using Visual Studio:

Workflows Included with SharePoint:

Configure SQL Server security for SharePoint Server | Microsoft Docs:

SharePoint General Development Search:

When to use the Content Query Web Part or the Content Search Web Part in SharePoint:

SharePoint Backup and Recovery Overview:

Configure SharePoint Cloud Hybrid Search:

List Organization Chart in SharePoint:

Developer SPFX Setup SharePoint Environment:


Getting Started with Windows Powershell:

Scripting Blog:

Dynamics 365 SharePoint Integration:

Overview of creating apps on PowerApps:

Understand the Delegation in a PowerApp:

Connect to your on-premises data sources from PowerApps using on-premises data gateway: