SharePoint Books for 2016 (and Office 365 somewhat)

Two books for SharePoint 2016. Basic concepts do also apply for sites, libraries and lists in Office 365 but visual appearance will differ.

SharePoint 2016 User’s Guide
Learning Microsoft’s Business Collaboration Platform
Authors: Smith, Tony

from Apress

Comments: This is a good reference for site owners and contributors, lots of detail

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple
By Johnathan Lightfoot, Michelle Lopez, Scott Metker
Part of the Plain & Simple series.

From Microsoft Press

Comment: This is a picture book for SharePoint, surprising amount of content

 

Guides to switching to Office 365

Guides to switching to Office 365 via Kirsty McGrath on LinkedIn

 

 

 

Office 365 Periodic Table InfoGraphic via Matt Wade

Folks

To help explain what is in Office 365 and Groups, Matt Wade has prepared some excellent info-graphics – below are links to the articles themselves and then the two info-graphics.

Articles give details on crediting Matt as the source. Blog is worth a regular visit as well!

An everyday guide to Office 365 Groups

An everyday intro to Office 365

 

 

Office 365 Planner – Can I make a Template of a Plan?

Templates for Planner discussed on UserVoice forum
Templates for Planner discussed on UserVoice forum

On the question re Templates in Planner, this has come up in two Office 365 courses recently. And judging by the traffic at UserVoice, it is a popular request. I added a vote!

Road map showing Planner issues
Road map showing Planner issues

Second screen capture shows  templates topic  in the In Development section of the Office 365 Roadmap – along with assigning task to multiple users and external guest access to Planner, both of which I have been asked about elsewhere

So this isn’t an answer so much as a “stay tuned for further developments”.

 

Office 365 Bookings App – Lesson Two

Give me twelve minutes and we will explore Office 365 Bookings from the client perspective. See the emails the process generates. Continue reading “Office 365 Bookings App – Lesson Two”

Learning Office 365 key features

Find out how Office 365 can make you and your team more productive http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/office/webinar/live. Last week I had the chance to attend most of these and I’ve learned something from each one!

Recommended for trainers new to O365 and key users

Create simple online surveys

Create simple online surveys using Excel and OneDrive, OneDrive for Business. Have seen this done at seminars recently and wondered how.

Here’s how!

Good Luck

Steven

4 links on Microsoft Planner

This new planing tool has potential for

  • my own business planning
  • coordinating and developing custom courses with training providers and clients
  • all those people for whom MS Project is too much tool.

I need to spend some quality time digging in to this myself. These links are because people are asking about it, so you can make a start without waiting for me!

I think this might be worth an online exploring session in September. Your feedback welcome.

Bookings via Office 365

The online bookings feature is currently rolling out for Office 365. I am very interested in this as I have to move my online schedule (a calendar) before the old Office 365 public site feature goes away. I will do a review when I have the feature live, especially regarding security and end user access.

In the interim, some light reading:

Steven Knight

Office 365 Planning, Migrating, Adoption resources

Microsoft have gathered a range of resources for Office 365 covering SharePoint, Office and Skype for Business as well as planning and end user adoption at http://fasttrack.office.com/. When you get there click about a bit, a lot of the “good stuff” is a couple of clicks down.

These resources are of use to you if you have recently moved to one of the many varieties of Office 365. I’ll be reviewing this in more detail myself next month as part of revamping my own SharePoint site.

Go Explore…

Power BI Windows 10 universal app and Power BI Desktop update

As people may know I am currently doing the Data Analysis course via Duke University and Coursera. While I am my data kick I am keeping track of news of new and updated tools. And so I have two bits of news:

Microsoft has released an update for Power BI desktop and also a universal app (to suit Windows tablets, phones and PCs). I will explore these tools further after I have complete the current module of the data analysis course.