• SharePoint app bar in Teams - Access your intranet directly from within Teams

    There has been a lot of development within the Microsoft 365 environment over the past year, and at this moment in time it feels like a lot has now come together. For Communications Mangers, the introduction of Viva Connections is a game changer.

  • Information Architecture for intranets – the elements

    In the first article in this series, (Information Architecture for intranets – the foundations) we looked at the pre-requisites that need some consideration; understanding users, content and the scope of IA. This article looks at the various elements that will be included in establishing an Information Architecture.

  • The Microsoft online ecosystem – SharePoint sites

    This article is designed to give a simple explanation to the different SharePoint sites you might come across with intranet development in mind.

  • Information Architecture for intranets – the foundations

    This post forms the first article for Information Architecture and outlines some considerations at the planning stage.

  • SharePoint document management principles

    SharePoint is well respected as a document management solution for both the large enterprise and smaller SME. However, unless best practice is adhered to and some willingness to change some common document management practices, SharePoint is in danger of becoming just another shared drive and the real benefits of using SharePoint as a document management solution are lost.

  • Understanding SharePoint Online Hub-Sites

    SharePoint Hub sites are the new method to structure organisational sites under an umbrella site.

  • New experience SharePoint Online vs plugins and the Classic experience

    Microsoft have recently made significant investment in their cloud-based platforms, specifically the Office 365 environment and SharePoint Online.

  • Are third-party ‘Intranet-in-a-box’ solutions still relevant?

    When Office 365 was first released, there was a surge of businesses offering plugin products for SharePoint. They filled the gap that Microsoft (at that time) had not delivered on; a mobile friendly, contemporary interface for the connected world.

  • QRC : serious marketing tool or gimmick?

    Quick Response Codes (QRC) were developed in the automotive industry to track parts. You may well have seen these in use on the back of receipts, on hoardings or on printed collateral and advertising – but what are they?

  • PDF Forms (AcroForms)

    AcroForms are traditional PDF files with dynamic form fields that can operate on PCs, iPads and Androids. Typically, a baseline PDF form is created from an existing legacy form. It is then superimposed with fixed data fields, checkboxes and buttons etc. and JavaScript code, thereby turning it into an interactive electronic PDF form.

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