Meet us at SharePoint Expo London on November 6th!

Solutions2Share attends the first SharePoint Expo in London on November 6th, where you will learn how to take advantage of new Microsoft capabilities for collaboration, change management, workflow, content management, social spaces, mobile initiatives, and information governance.

 

This one-day free seminar includes how-to sessions about coping with the rapid Office 365 changes so you can drive adoption. These sessions will provide practical insights to dealing with the continuous modifications in Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint and Dynamics 365, so you can maximize your Microsoft investment.

During the day, you will learn how to take advantage of new Microsoft capabilities for collaboration, change management, workflow, content management, social spaces, mobile initiatives, and information governance.

Highlights include:

  • Roundtable – Industry experts will analyze new Office 365 announcements, including new collaboration capabilities in Microsoft Teams
  • Solution Tracks – Discover new Office 365 solutions for Enterprise Change Management, Workflow, Content Management, Social Initiatives, Information Governance, Mobile Initiatives, and Email and Records Management
  • Technical Tracks – Learn about new Microsoft collaboration capabilities, and hear about third-party solutions for search, migration, governance, as well as role of artificial intelligence in the digital workplace
  • Partner Pavilion – See in-depth demonstrations of partner products and services
Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!
Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

Curious about free provisioning? Don’t miss the lunch and sign up now for the Collaboration Manager 365 Community Edition!

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SharePoint Saturday Dubai October 20th – Solutions2Share in the City of the Future

Solutions2Share visits the city of the future for the 4th SharePoint Saturday Dubai on October 20th. Let’s talk about the future of SharePoint!

SharePoint Saturday is a free community‐focused SharePoint event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local, national, and international SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals.
This fantastic event will be held in the GEMS Room at the Microsoft Gulf Office, Building No 8, Dubai Internet City​ in Dubai​.

Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!

Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

Curious about free provisioning? Don’t miss the lunch and sign up now for the Collaboration Manager 365 Community Edition!

We are on social media! Visit us on Facebook, InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or check our YouTube channel.

Office 365 Groups

What are Office 365 Groups?

Office 365 Groups are groups of both internal and external colleagues as well as a collection of resources that differ based on your requirements. The basis of an Office 365 Group is a SharePoint Site Collection. Office 365 Groups connect regular SharePoint groups with collaboration tools like Planner or OneNote. You can create Office 365 Groups with Outlook, Planner, Yammer, Teams, Stream, SharePoint, Admin Center and our Collaboration Manager 365. In the following we will take a look at how Office 365 Groups are created with Outlook, Teams, Admin Center, SharePoint and the Collaboration Manager.

Create Office 365 Groups with Outlook

If your conversations happen primarily per email, Outlook should be preferred to create Office 365 Groups. Outlook provides a mailbox for the Group where emails are shown with all the responses. Your Office 365 Group also includes a SharePoint Document library integrated into Outlook, a shared calendar and OneNote as well as a complete SharePoint Site Collection.

Create Office 365 Groups with Teams

You should create Office 365 Groups with Teams if your conversations happen primarily per live chat and online meetings. Teams provides live chatrooms where you can create channels to split conversations on specific topics. Meetings support both audio and video with the chat being saved. Chatbots are also a possible addition.

Create Office 365 Groups with the Admin Center

You can create an Office 365 Group through the Admin Center and add other tools later.

Create Office 365 Groups with SharePoint

If you are already using SharePoint, you can create an Office 365 Group through SharePoint and add other tools, like Planner, later.

Create Office 365 Groups with Collaboration Manager

Creating Office 365 Groups is also possible using our Collaboration Manager App for SharePoint. You can simply create an Office 365 Group by choosing O365 Group as a Content Type and filling in the form. You even have the option of migrating it directly to Microsoft Teams.

Tools included in Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups mostly include the same tools, Office 365 Groups created by Yammer are currently an exception. Outlook mailbox and calendar for managing meetings and events, a fully functional SharePoint Site Collection, Teams Chat if the Office 365 Group is private and has less than 600 users, Planner for managing tasks, OneNote for keeping notes and if the Office 365 Group is created by Outlook or Teams an integrated Document Library. An Office 365 Group created with Yammer doesn’t include Teams Chat, an integrated Document library or Outlook.

Office 365 Group Visibility

When creating an Office 365 Group there are a few things to keep in mind. For example, there are two different visibility options available: public and private. In public Office 365 Groups everyone in your company has access to the content and any colleague can join. If the visibility is set to private, only the members of the Office 365 Group can see the content and only the owner can invite other members.

The default visibility is based on the tool used to create the Office 365 Group but can be set while creating. Outlook apps, Planner and Yammer create public Office 365 Groups, while Outlook on the web, SharePoint, Stream and Teams create private Office 365 Groups.

Default Permission Groups

There are three different default permission groups. Owners are like moderators. They can add and remove members, delete Chats and change Office 365 Group settings like description and name. Members can see all the content and can invite Guests but can’t change settings. Guests are external colleagues and have the same permissions as Members. You can of course add your own permission group and configure the permissions for each one.

Provision Office 365 Groups

There are two ways of provisioning Office 365 Groups. Office 365 Groups are “open” per default. Therefore, all members can create new Office 365 Groups. The other option is “controlled” which means that only a security group can create new Office 365 Groups. Controlled provisioning is especially helpful to keep an overview of the created Office 365 Groups.

Manage Office 365 Groups

To manage Groups, you can use the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, Microsoft Azure, Collaboration Manager or PowerShell. In the Admin Center you can change the general settings of the Office 365 Group like name and description and add members and owners to an existing Office 365 Group.

Deleting an Office 365 Group

Because there is no automatic way to delete Office 365 Groups, you can manually delete them through the Admin Center or the Collaboration Manager. You have to delete Office 365 Groups separately in the Admin Center, while you can delete multiple Office 365 Groups simultaneously through the Collaboration Manager.

SharePoint at the fashion capital – Solutions2Share at SPS Milan on October 6th

Capital of fashion – and on October the 6th capital of SharePoint! Solutions2Share attends SharePoint Saturday Milan at the Enterprise Hotel.

SharePoint Saturday Milan is a unique not for profit (free to attend) community-driven event dedicated to showcasing all that is great about SharePoint, Office 365 and the Microsoft Data Platform. It aims to provide expert training geared towards administrators, end users, architects, developers, Business users, Business Managers and other types of professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies.
To discover and learn more how Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint can help your business, join us in Milan on 6 October 2018 at the Enterprise Hotel in Corso Sempione 91, 20149 Milano, Italy.
SharePoint Saturday events are free one-day events held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from influential and respected SharePoint professionals.

Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!

Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

Curious about free provisioning? Don’t miss the lunch and sign up now for the Collaboration Manager 365 Community Edition!

We are on social media! Visit us on Facebook, InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or check out our YouTube channel.

Solutions2Share sponsors SPS Cambridge on September 8th

Join us at SharePoint Saturday Cambridge returning to Moller Centre at Churchill College on September 6th. Together with the sister event (SQLSaturday Cambridge) for the 4th year running, this year will be the special Britannia Edition – celebrating the regions Queen Boudicca’s charge against the might of the Roman Empire. Attendees will get full access to both event sessions!

SharePoint Saturday Cambridge is a unique not for profit (free to attend) community-driven event dedicated to showcasing all that is great about SharePoint, Office 365 and the Microsoft Data Platform. It aims to provide expert training geared towards administrators, end users, architects, developers, Business users, Business Managers and other types of professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies.
SharePoint Saturday events are free one-day events held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from influential and respected SharePoint professionals.

Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!

Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

We are on social media! Visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or check out our YouTube channel.

Meet us at SharePoint Expo Munich on September 6th!

Solutions2Share attends the first SharePoint Expo in Munich on September 6, where you will learn how to take advantage of new Microsoft capabilities for collaboration, change management, workflow, content management, social spaces, mobile initiatives, and information governance.

Learn about leading solutions that can transform your business and empower you to engage customers, optimize operations, and start your digital transformation.

This one-day free seminar includes how-to sessions about coping with the rapid Office 365 changes so you can drive adoption. These sessions will provide practical insights to dealing with the continuous modifications in Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint and Dynamics 365, so you can maximize your Microsoft investment.

Highlights:

  • Roundtable
  • Practical solutions
  • Workshops
  • Live demonstrations

Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!

Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

We are on social media! Visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or check out our YouTube channel.

Solutions2Share visits the Netherlands: 8th annual SharePoint Saturday on June 30th, 2018

Solutions2Share sponsors the 8th annual SharePoint Saturday Netherlands on June 30th, 2018!

 

The free SharePoint Saturday one-day events are held in different cities around the world, featuring sessions from influential and respected SharePoint professionals. For the 8th time, this community event will be held in the Netherlands, and Solutions2Share will be on the spot as silver sponsor!

Join this fantastic conference at the Hotel Van der Valk located at Vianen, where SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies combined with Office365 will meet, and enjoy a perfect environment to share knowledge and learn about Microsoft SharePoint.

Look for our booth and learn about our brilliant SharePoint and Office 365 solutions.

Register now for this free event, featuring top-speakers and MVPs!

We are on social media! Visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or check out our YouTube channel.

Provisioning sites using SharePoint Site Design and Site Script

Microsoft just rolled out their newest capability for creating SharePoint sites based on templates in Office 365. Use Site Designs and Site Scripts to automate provisioning new or existing modern SharePoint sites using your own custom configurations.

Prospectively, we are planning to connect Collaboration Manager 365 templates with Site Design. The user will be capable of creating Share Point sites directly through SharePoint UI, based on Collaboration Manager 365 templates.

Our developer Jarbas Horst shows you on his blog, how Site Design and Site Script works!

Provisioning sites using SharePoint Site Design and Site Script!

Don’t forget about European Collaboration Summit, the biggest and most important SharePoint event in May 2018! Over a thousand attendees and the world’s most influential experts will gather in Mainz to discuss new developments in the Microsoft landscape and join a series of workshops and presentations. Solutions2Share will be right on spot!

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New Collaboration Manager version released for SharePoint Online – May 2017

We are happy to announce a new Version of the Collaboration Manager for Office 365 or more specifically for SharePoint Online. The new version has been released today (12.05.2017), please contact support if you experience any issues with it.

What is new?

  • Support of BindTuning themes.

What was fixed?

  • Bug in the provisioning of SharePoint Designer 2013.
  • Process of generating sub site URL’s.

Thanks for your patience while we did the release. We want you to have the best possible online experience and sometimes that means we need to perform maintenance activities. Our priority is always the health of your solution.

Collaboration Manager 365 supports BindTuning themes

The Collaboration Manager 365 (CM365) supports now the provisioning of BindTuning themes. You can easily activate and configure your BindTuning theme in our SharePoint template. Finally, you just have to save the template. Now your template includes the BindTuning theme and you can create workspaces from it!

Let me show you how to do that:

1. Activate the BindTuning theme in the Solution Gallery of your CM365 template.

Activate BindTuning theme

2. Configure the settings for the BindTuning theme.

Navigate to the BindTuning settings page and configure your BindTuning theme.

Navigate to BindTuning settings page.

In this example, I configured tokens that will be added to the page footer.

Configured BindTuning tokens

3. Save the template.

Navigate to the Template list and save the template.

Save the Collaboration Manager template

4. Create workspaces based on your CM365 template.

Go to the Workspaces list and create a new list item based on your template which contains the BindTuning theme.

Create workspace based on BindTuning theme

As you can see, the Collaboration Manager 365 has imported your BindTuning theme with all settings.

Provisioned workspace with BindTuning theme