I am humbled to have been selected as a Microsoft Regional Director, which made me realize it’s been a little while since I’ve posted. I intend to correct that. I’m excited to announce a new blog series on how to drive maximum usability in Office 365 in SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups and beyond. In my experience at Blizzard I’ve found simply migrating our data to SharePoint Online won’t accomplish the most important updates in the past year.
5 Steps to Maximize Office 365 & SharePoint Usability
Classify – Both Sites and Groups support classification in Office 365. Being able to take action such as not listing a group or site in a directory, or using a flow to approve a site based on the need to support external guests can allow one to have a much better handle on HR data vs Finance or Legal data as an example. It can also lend itself to support putting sites in Hubs based on department, division or location.
Hubify – Hubs are a new type of site, but really they simply roll up the documents and provide search scopes. It’s running a Windows Powershell that makes a site into a hub site. In this post we’ll dig into the how and why with samples.
Groupify – Groups is all the buzz. Groups gives you all storts of stuff you never asked for, but the approach does have some merits especially in relation to adoption. Much of the new tools will never be used until people experience them. Teams and Groups expose these new tools. The Group OneDrive and Group Inbox and Group Calendar are fantastic as is Planner for a team.
Modernify – The Modern UI is out, but there’s no one big switch to take your classic site all the way to a Modern SharePoint Site, but you can do it in 3 pretty basic steps.
Culturify – How are you going to handle branding and incorporating company culture? We’ll look at the best approaches available today the answer is slightly different in Modern and Classic sites.