Power up your mobile with PowerBI

The latest update to PowerBi really brings the power back where it belongs. At our fingertips. Literally. Downloading the PowerBI app from the App Store is a breeze and the charts and stats load instantly. The user interface has been adjusted specifically for touch interactions on a mobile phone and is a joy to work with! 

Geo data loads on pan and zoom maps, bubble charts provide you with a cross hair to help nail the position on the x and y axis, charts can easily be flipped and rotated, just to mention a few. 

So what are you waiting for? Download the PowerBI app for your phone today and impress your manager at the next impromptu meeting at the water cooler. 


Managing Records in Australian Organisations: An 8 Step Strategy

Managing Records is a hot topic in many organisations world wide. In this white paper I dissect not only the most popular global records management guideline (ISO 15489) but also propose eight steps to design a successful records management strategy and finish off with a blow by blow analysis of how SharePoint 2013 lives up to the standard, where the gaps lie, and how to bridge those gaps.

download the white paper here: 20160201-Managing_Records_in_Australian_Organisations


Office 365 Explained

Are you wondering what Office 365 really is? Maybe you are considering moving to the cloud, or are dissatisfied with Google Apps, maybe you already have purchased an Office 365 subscription but are unsure what you actually are getting for your money. Then this seminar is perfect for you.

During a 1 hour seminar we will explain the core concepts behind Office 365 and show you how to get the most out of the cloud experience.

Some of the questions that will be answered are:

  • What are the components included in Office 365?
  • How easy is it to move emails to the cloud?
  • How does Skype for Business work?
  • How can I better manage tasks and projects using Office 365?
  • How can I better manage documents using Office 365?
  • How can I share files with partners and customers?
  • How does sharing files on OneDrive fit in?
  • What is Delve and what does Machine Learning have to do with anything?
  • How can I leverage the Power of Business Intelligence a.k.a PowerBI?

So if you’re thinking about increasing the productivity of your teams, saving costs on infrastructure and maintenance or enhancing the capabilities in the workplace, then book us in for a complimentary 1 hour seminar. We run them on a schedule in Sydney and Melbourne and will send you available dates upon request or can arrange for a presentation to your stakeholders at your premises.

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SharePoint 2016 Azure VMs available

Microsoft have published the first VMs in Microsoft Azure for SharePoint 2016 Preview.

When you go over to manage.windows.azure  to start playing with the new SharePoint then you should keep following in mind:

The SharePoint VM is a single server install. It is a pure install of the binaries. No configuration wizard has been run and no supporting configuration has been performed. So you’ll need to get your hands a little dirtier before you can start having a proper play: Read More


Intranet Project Management

If you have been through an Intranet implementation you will appreciate that implementing a successful Intranet project requires a unique set of skills. Several roles will need to work in unison to ensure the continued success of the platform.

The architect, The client side project manager, the implementation side project manager, the business analyst, the developer, the infrastructure specialist, and many more will come together to shape the new intranet experience for the organisation.

Often at the initial meet and greet I receive the question about what project management methodology to use. And I don’t have a silver bullet answer. Instead it always is “it depends…”

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