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

Jetzt kostenlos anmelden!

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!<<

Pitfalls when creating SharePoint Site Scripts

Our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst shows you how to deal with issues while creating Site Scripts!

 

A SharePoint Site Script can become confuse depending on its size. During Site Script creation, it’s easy to misspell a verb or to create an inconsistent JSON object. These issues can result on try and error sessions until the Site Script gets created. Our Senior Developer Jarbas Horst dealt with different issues while creating Site Scripts in the past. In his new blogpost, he wants to share these experiences with you. He’ll also demonstrate how to avoid those problems.

 

What is Microsoft Teams?

The core aim of Microsoft Teams is to connect staff and enhance collaboration, providing an alternative to email communications. Microsoft describes it as a “digital translation of an open office space”.

 

 

At its basic level, 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 combines strong content collaboration features, thanks to integration with Microsoft’s software portfolio. OneDrive documents can be accessed and edited without leaving the app, for example, and it provides overlapping functionalities with Outlook and SharePoint.

This means Microsoft Teams is not just a unified communication product, it’s a collaboration tool, a window into other apps and services.

 

 

In Microsoft Teams, each team is linked to a SharePoint site, and each teams’ channel receives a folder in the document library of the teams’ SharePoint site. Files that are shared are automatically added to the document library. The SharePoint site and document folder are created automatically for each channel.

 

 

One of the most significant developments around Teams is Microsoft’s decision to replace Skype for Business with Teams. Although there is no secure information from Microsoft yet, the Skype for Business client is subsequently going away.

Companies planning to switch to Microsoft Teams should consider that it also means the implementation of SharePoint and OneDrive, but at the same time making much more advanced functions accessible to your organization.

 

Upcoming Events in 2019: Meet us in person!

 

As last year, Solutions2Share sponsors many events and conferences in 2019. Seize the chance and meet us in person, ask questions and take a look at our live demo!

 

SharePoint Conference Las Vegas – May 21st to May 23rd

SharePoint Conference Las Vegas 2019

Time: 21 (Tuesday) 9:00 – 23 (Thursday), 17:00

Location: MGM Grand Hotel 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

We’re thrilled to be a part of SharePoint Conference 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada as exhibitor. Visit our booth and find out more about our provisioning and governance solutions for SharePoint and Office 365 – use our discount code SOLUTIONS50 and save 50$!

More information and registration: www.sharepointconference.com 


European Collaboration Summit Wiesbaden – May 28th to May 29th

European Collaboration Summit Wiesbaden 2019

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Time: 28 (Tuesday) 9:00 – 29 (Wednesday) 18:00

Location: RheinMain CongressCenter, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 1, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany

European Collaboration Summit 2019, or Collabsummit for short, is one of the largest events in Europe for Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Teams and much more. Solutions2Share will again be a sponsor this year. We look forward to meeting you at our booth! Use our discount code COLLABSUMMIT-SOLUTIONS2SHARE and save 10%!

More information: www.collabsummit.eu

 

SharePoint Saturday New York – July 27th

SharePoint Saturday New York City 2019

Time: (Saturday) 9:00 – 17:00

Location: Microsoft New York City, 11 Times Square, between 7th & 8th Ave. – E 11th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

We are proud to be a silver sponsor at SPS NYC 2019! Join us in New York City for this exciting SharePoint event and learn more about our provisioning and governance solutions for SharePoint and Office 365 at our booth.

More information: www.spsevents.org/city/nyc

 

SharePoint Fest Seattle – August 19th to August 23rd

SharePoint Fest Seattle Washington, 2019

Time: 19 (Monday) 8:00 – 23 (Friday) 17:00

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

We are proud to be sponsoring SharePoint Fest Seattle, WA this year. We look forward to meeting you at our booth!

More information: www.sharepointfest.com/Seattle

 

SPTechCon Boston – August 25th to August 27th

SPTechCon Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2019

Time: 25 (Sunday) 8:30 – 28 (Wednesday) 17:00

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199, USA

We are excited to take part in SPTechCon in Boston, Massachusetts as a silver sponsor. Visit our booth to learn all about our provisioning and governance solutions for SharePoint and Office 365!

More information: www.sptechcon.com/east

 

European SharePoint Conference Prague – December 2nd to December 5th

European SharePoint Conference ESPC Prague 2019

Time: 2 (Monday) 9:00 – 5 (Thursday) 18:00

Location: Prague Congress Center, 5. května 1640/65, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic

Prague, here we come: we will be on location as silver sponsor at ESPC – European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in December 2019. We look forward to seeing you at our booth!

More information: www.sharepointeurope.com

 

 

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