Sharing links to documents with SharePoint

SharePoint makes it easy to send links to documents instead of attachments. This makes a big difference to the productivity of an organization for a few reasons: Especially, if a company has a culture of carbon copying and replying all, email can get out of hand. Email is a problem because we all receive hundreds … Continue reading Sharing links to documents with SharePoint

Embedding Documents in SharePoint

Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and PDFs can be embedded into any web page or SharePoint page using Office Online and OneDrive functionality.  This is very useful for: Quickly updating web page content- The embedded document will reflect immediately all changes made to the primary document. Make important documents unavoidable Create highly customized informational pages without … Continue reading Embedding Documents in SharePoint

Outgrowing SharePoint as a Database

When is software too powerful for your own good? A few years ago I was asked to help a customer with an Excel problem. The employee who originally created a set of Excel spreadsheets that controlled and managed shipping schedules had left the company, and the company now needed a few minor changes… a couple … Continue reading Outgrowing SharePoint as a Database

Connections with Excel and Access

SharePoint lists are more accessible and easier to share than simple Excel spreadsheets, but sometimes the data in one of these lists needs the more robust tools that Microsoft Office provides. The Export to Excel and Open and Access features give you access to these tools while the data stays accessible in SharePoint. Unidirectional Exporting … Continue reading Connections with Excel and Access

SharePoint Calendar and Outlook Integration

SharePoint calendars can be viewed and edited from within Outlook by creating a connection. Anyone with permission to view the calendar should be able to sync it with Outlook. After selecting your calendar, click the “Connect to Outlook” button in the Calendar tab. Click “Allow” and “Yes” on the warning popups, and the SharePoint calendar … Continue reading SharePoint Calendar and Outlook Integration