Teamify Group with SharePoint Site Designs and Microsoft Flow – Part 2 – The Flow

The Site Design’s integration to Microsoft Flow opens doors to new possibilities in the provisioning scope. Customers aren’t limited to the built-in functionalities that SharePoint Site Designs offers. They can connect whatever they want via Microsoft Flow to a Site Design, enhancing the capability of a provisioning process.

In March 2019, our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst wrote about his Wish list for Site Designs. He described the need for a functionality to teamify a Office 365 group through Site Designs. Microsoft Teams is a central player in Office 365. It is fast, it is user friendly and it integrates different applications from Office 365. Unfortunately, there isn’t any built-in support for teamification in Site Designs, but thanks to Microsoft Flow you can quickly set up a logic which converts a Office 365 Group into a Microsoft Team. In his blog posts, he’ll demonstrate to you how to achieve this goal.

In his previous post, Jarbas looked at the registration of an Azure App. In his new post, he will continue with steps about the Flow creation.

If you’re looking for the basics about SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts, consider visiting this blog post.

>>Visit Jarbas’ blog to learn more!<<

Free Webinar – Templating for Microsoft Teams with Channels, Tabs & Settings!

Learn in our new, free webinar with our CEO Christian Groß how to create Microsoft Teams based on pre-configured templates that include tabs, channels, settings and permissions, apps, folder structures and more!

Create new Microsoft Teams based on pre-configured templates that include:

• Predefined tabs, channels and settings (e.g. member permissions, guest permissions…)
• Integrated apps, folder structures, stored documents
• Links to SharePoint or external websites
• Standardized news items​​​​​​​

And to keep your created Teams up-to-date, you will also find out how to add subsequent changes to the template and easily synchronize all created Teams.

Register now for free!

Find out how in our webinar on June 27, 11 a.m. CET – register now for free!

Teamify Group with SharePoint Site Designs and Microsoft Flow – Part 1 – The authentication

The Site Design’s integration to Microsoft Flow opens doors to new possibilities in the provisioning scope. Customers aren’t limited to the built-in functionalities that SharePoint Site Designs offers. They can connect whatever they want via Microsoft Flow to a Site Design, enhancing the capability of a provisioning process.

In March 2019, our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst wrote about his Wish list for Site Designs. He described the need for a functionality to teamify a Office 365 group through Site Designs. Microsoft Teams is a central player in Office 365. It is fast, it is user friendly and it integrates different applications from Office 365. Unfortunately, there isn’t any built-in support for teamification in Site Designs, but thanks to Microsoft Flow you can quickly set up a logic which converts a Office 365 Group into a Microsoft Team. In his blog post, he’ll demonstrate to you how to achieve this goal.

If you’re looking for the basics about SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts, consider visiting this blog post.

>>Visit Jarbas’ blog to learn more!<<

We congratulate our successful trainee!

For 14 years, particularly motivated and high-performing trainees have had the opportunity to qualify at the Schöller Trainee Academy. On 8 April, the participants of the current round were presented with their certificates in a festive setting at the IHK Academy, among them our trainee David Papaja.

The 17 trainees from different industries guided with heart, humor and commitment through the evening. Here they could show what they learned in the past year in the eleven Workshops which they were allowed to visit, with topics such as rhetoric, presentation, leadership competence, communication or the power of the voice. Even the attendance of the former bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Günther Beckstein did not bring the apprentices out of concept. During the project, they already had the possibility to practice the contact with important personalities from economy and politics – among others with Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor Dr. Ulrich Maly – in the so-called executive talks. The trainees brought family and friends as well as their trainers with them, and many of the lecturers from the workshops also did not miss the performance of the trainees. In addition Stefan Kastner (IHK Nuremberg for Middle Franconia), Rainer Hattenberger (Schöller Foundations) and Daniel Reim ( Educational center in the educational campus Nuremberg) presented the graduation certificates to the participants. We are happy to congatulate our trainee on a successful graduation!


Microsoft Teams – Jetzt einsteigen und mitfahren – kostenloses Webinar! (German)

On May 14th and June 4th, we invite you to a joint webinar with msg services ag:

Microsoft Teams – Get in now. Your ticket for successful deployment in your company. (Webinar in German language)

In this webinar on May 14, 2019, with Michael Boog, Business Solution Developer at msg services ag, you will get an overview of the functionalities and applications of the rapidly growing communication platform Microsoft Teams. Furthermore Christian Groß of Solutions2Share presents you a solution for a controlled and easy provisioning of team channels by means of templates.

In the second part of the webinar on June 4, 2019 we take care of the necessary guidelines for the successful deployment of Microsoft Teams. In addition to the teams’ own settings for guest access, classifications and naming guidelines and their license requirements, we present extended possibilities and useful additions in Collaboration Manager for Teams.

Register for free for the 1st part on May 14th and also for the 2nd part on June 4th!

 

Identity Management trifft Teams Governance – kostenloses Webinar! (German)

Identity Management und Governance sind Themen, um die man nicht herumkommt, wenn es um Microsoft Teams geht.

 

>> Jetzt kostenlos anmelden!<< 

 

Christian Groß von Solutions2Share und Alexander Filipin von der Oxford Computer Group erläutern Ihnen am 8. Mai um 14 Uhr, weshalb nicht nur die gesetzlichen Vorgaben in diesem Bereich eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Gerade die geringe Komplexität von Microsoft Teams erlaubt es, externe Berater beliebig hinzuzufügen oder neue Teams anzulegen. Speziell bei Großkonzernen entstehen so schnell tausende Teams, zu denen eine unübersichtliche Anzahl Externer Zugriff hat.

Lernen Sie, wie Sie solche Auswüchse leicht vermeiden können!

Christian Groß stellt Ihnen zusätzliche Möglichkeiten aus dem Bereich Provisioning und Lifecycle-Management vor, während Alexander Filipin im Detail auf die Themen Access Review und Blue Print eingeht.

Melden Sie sich jetzt kostenfrei zum Webinar “Identity Management trifft ​​​​​​​Teams Governance” am 8 . Mai um 14 Uhr an!

-> Zur kostenfreien Anmeldung

Pitfalls when provisioning with Site Designs

Our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst takes a deeper look in SharePoint Site Designs and Site Script. In detail, he’ll demonstrate common issues that you might encounter while working with Site Designs in real scenarios. Specially the case “applying Site Designs to an existing SharePoint site with custom content” poses risks that shouldn’t be underestimated! After reading the blog post, you should be able to avoid these issues which results in less frustration for you while working with the powerful Site Designs.

If you’re looking for the basics about SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts, consider visiting this blog post.

Cases:

Case 1: Updating an existing navigation link
Case 2: Applying Theme
Case 3: Updating an existing list column
Case 4: Removing an existing list column

 

>>Visit Jarbas’ blog to learn more!<<

Possibilities with Microsoft Teams – Using Bots

Teams is a messaging tool that enables text communications between users, whether they are in the same office or work remotely. It supports group chat rooms with threaded conversations, as well as private messages between individuals. Users can jump from instant messaging to a video call at the push of a button. Teams also comes with the possibility of implementing bots, helping to make collaboration more efficient.

When you open Teams, you see a left-hand rail that includes the Activity, Chat, Teams, Meetings and Files tabs. Click into a tab to see the different channels and files within the subgroup. Teams lets you silo topics within a channel in order to help you manage conversations.

Whenever you are mentioned directly anywhere in Teams, a red alert pops up on the Activity tab and directs you to your destination. You can customize your alerts to notify you only when you are mentioned directly, or you can set alerts for specific rooms. You can also mark activities as ‘read’ and ‘unread’.

You can perfectly schedule video calls by viewing someone’s Outlook calendar to determine a suitable time. Users can view and edit a document or application while having a conversation. Teams meetings provides Meeting Notes tab, which gives you the possibility to create and edit visible discussion notes for all users in real time.

At the top of every channel you can see a list of service and tools that provide more context to the channel. Tools like Zendesk, Microsoft Power BI and Excel are easily accessible so users can view third-party tools or external data within the channel. All cloud-based tool that update in real time will update in the feed. For example, you can plug a Twitter feed or Facebook page into a Teams channel.

 

No chat app would be complete without its unique bots. For example, Teams integrates with Polly-Bot. Polly allows you to easily take polls within a channel. By integrating polls in the conversation, your workflow is no longer interrupted. Polly comes with a lot of functionality, like commenting or scheduling polls and votes on multiple options.

T-Bot allows you to query automated answers about the Teams application. It can answer many of your questions in a chat-based interface in your Microsoft Team app. By using natural language inquiries, just like talking to another person, ask T-Bot questions about the task, feature or other items you are looking for help on. T-Bot will try to provide you the best possible answer based on the content of your question and has a built-in feedback system to learn when an answer is on the right track or not related to what you asked about. That feedback loop will help T-Bot become better at responding to your questions over time and improve the service. If you ask e.g. what a channel is, the bot will show you content to help you.

Another interesting possibility is Who-Bot. The Who-bot has been around for quite some time now and helps you find employees or specific information about an employee. Just ask a question like: ‘Who am I?’, and the Who-bot will gives you all basic Information about you.

You can also find topic experts, someone’s collaborator, direct reports, manager and peer group as well as people you emailed or messaged about a specific topic.  Additionally, Who-bot gives you a organization chart and an overview of upcoming meetings as well as who is owner or member of the meeting.

At the end of the day, bots are only one component of apps for Teams, but what makes bots unique is that they bring intelligence to chat within your Teams channel or to your own personal conversation with a particular bot. Bots appear just like any other team member in your organization, except their avatar is a hexagon instead of the traditional circle, and they are always online. They can make working with Teams more efficient and be an real enrichment for your company.

Governance in Microsoft Teams – Mehr Struktur, weniger Wildwuchs!

Im kommenden Webinar “Governance in Microsoft Teams: mehr Struktur weniger Wildwuchs!” lernen Sie neue Herangehensweisen, um Governance-Themen in Microsoft Teams mit Leichtigkeit umzusetzen.

Zur kostenlosen Anmeldung

Die strukturierte Betrachtung durch Stefan Zenkel von aConTech unter den Gesichtspunkten Mensch – Technik – Organisation liefert einen Überblick der Vor- und Nachteile des modernen Kollaborationswerkzeugs Microsoft Teams.​​​​​​​

Anschließend gibt Christian Groß von Solutions2Share einen Einblick, wie der Wildwuchs von Kanälen und Berechtigungen gar nicht erst aufkommt – denn es gibt einfache Lösungen, um die Kontrolle über Microsoft Teams zu behalten.​​​​​​​

Erfahren Sie:
•  wie Sie Microsoft Teams für Ihr Unternehmen vorteilhaft einsetzen können
•  ​​​​​​​welche Möglichkeiten es gibt, Governance und Struktur umzusetzen und gleichzeitig flexibel zu bleiben

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The Future of SharePoint Site Designs and Site Scripts

Site Designs is a pretty new feature that improves provisioning in Office 365, and there was a lot of improvement done in the last months. 

In his new blogpost, our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst takes a look at upcoming features, which are currently under developement, and shares his personal wish list of useful features he would like to see in the future with you.

 

>>Visit Jarbas’ blog to learn more!<<