Following Documents in SharePoint

Following documents in SharePoint can be an efficient way to keep track of where a work  process is from day to day. This is especially if there are many hands working on the documents, as it allows you to quickly track changes. (This technique outlined here works for sites, as well. To follow a document, … Continue reading Following Documents in SharePoint

Adding Data Labels to Charts/Graphs in Excel

After adding a chart or graph to your Excel workbook, some items may need labeling, in order for management to see details about the data. This is different than a Legend, as that can be added differently to the chart or graph. There are three ways to add or change Data Labels in Excel, and … Continue reading Adding Data Labels to Charts/Graphs in Excel

SharePoint Permission Best Practices

  User experience goes a long way with whether someone likes using a new software or hates it. With SharePoint becoming the normal document management system for many industries, it’s important to follow best practices during implementation, ensuring that the everyday user is not frustrated with the new system. Successful setup for permissions is one … Continue reading SharePoint Permission Best Practices

Top 5 Best Practices in SharePoint

How important is it to follow best practices in SharePoint? It can be the difference between a company that loves SharePoint and a company that hates SharePoint. The problem is that there is next to nothing on the internet about best practices that need to be used in SharePoint. Sure, there are plenty of videos … Continue reading Top 5 Best Practices in SharePoint

Adding an Announcement in SharePoint

SharePoint has many uses, besides just document storage. It can be used as a daily intranet site, one that can display many different types of data. If there is enough traffic being driven to your SharePoint site, you can add apps and web parts that allow you to display important announcements, such as the company … Continue reading Adding an Announcement in SharePoint

Up your SharePoint Skills

Got game? Mission Critical Training has upped its SharePoint game so you can up yours! For those just getting started building their skills in site development on the SharePoint platform, we offer SharePoint Level 1, which introduces basic concepts and tools to create and edit SharePoint sites. SharePoint Level 2 gives those with a basic … Continue reading Up your SharePoint Skills

Change a Web Part Link in SharePoint

Making SharePoint easier to navigate and keeping navigation simple are two very important pieces to user buy-in. Getting these right ensures users will continue to return to the SharePoint site. Typically, when we add web parts to a page, the title link navigates to the app in the web part. But what do we do … Continue reading Change a Web Part Link in SharePoint

SharePoint – Library Versioning

SharePoint libraries are a great way to store documents, especially when there are multiple versions of the same document. In a shared drive, documents are labeled many times with v1, v2, v3…, but this can make it harder to find what you are looking for. In some cases, the documents are saved in a number … Continue reading SharePoint – Library Versioning

Designing SharePoint to be your organization’s best friend

SharePoint can either be your organization’s best friend or a confusing, twisted path that you wish you never started down.   SharePoint was developed to be a user-friendly application that allows businesses to share data and information, in a customized system.  If SharePoint sites are designed correctly, it can be a powerful tool.  However, there is … Continue reading Designing SharePoint to be your organization’s best friend

SharePoint, not Shared Drive

Don’t Build a Shared Drive Typically, the reason a company chooses to move to SharePoint is to get away from the current shared drive, as they become overly complex, and no one can find anything. All too often, unfortunately, companies build out their SharePoint site to match the old shared drive. This is a poor … Continue reading SharePoint, not Shared Drive