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17 Jan

5 common mistakes when migrating to Office 365

  Migrating to Office 365 promises your business numerous benefits. By moving to Microsoft’s market-leading enterprise cloud productivity platform, you can expect a huge step up from your existing IT infrastructure. First, Office 365 is constantly updated, meaning your colleagues have access to all the latest tools and upgrades right away. Being cloud-based and mobile-friendly, […]

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12 Jan

The SharePoint Framework: a new path for developers?

  SharePoint 2016 may still seem like a relatively recent release, but the latest edition of Microsoft’s document management and storage system has now been around for nearly nine months. SharePoint 2016 of course took centre stage at the Future of SharePoint event in May of last year, leaving the new SharePoint Framework—released at the […]

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22 Dec

Analysing usage of Office 365 Power BI

The positives of cloud computing have been well documented. The positives are so, well, positive, that Microsoft have adjusted their entire business mantra to incorporate a “cloud-first, mobile-first” way of thinking. That means that as we continue to experience the lightning fast changes that technology is offering across the industry, the cloud will be the […]

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20 Dec

Know your Microsoft collaboration tools: Yammer Vs Groups Vs Teams

Office 365 has become a testament to Microsoft’s vision: a singular, constantly updating home for all Microsoft collaboration tools. This creates a single, unified platform for the majority (if not entirety) of applications a user will need to complete their daily work. From managing your emails in Outlook to working on documents in Word and […]

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15 Dec

Microsoft PowerApps: do more with your data

Modern businesses generate huge quantities of data, yet not enough companies are really tapping into it. From expenses to revenue, product prices to sales records, website visits to social media engagement; we collect huge quantities of business and customer information. In fact, we collect more information than ever before, with companies able to store it […]

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12 Dec

An introduction to Microsoft PowerApps

PowerApps, along with Flow, is Microsoft’s latest attempt to allow non-programmers in the enterprise space access to great mobile-ready applications. Within six months of the pilot programme – introduced in April 2016 – over 124,000 users from 46,000 organisations worldwide have created web and mobile apps using Microsoft PowerApps. Now Microsoft have made PowerApps generally […]

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2 Dec

Social Squared V11 Release

Social Squared v11 has been released with the following brand new features: Mobile Device App for iPhone & Android Users New Responsive Optional Design Support for Secure Store Authentication   Mobile Device Application Social Squared users have always been able to post and reply to posts via email. If corporate email is configured on their […]

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10 Oct

Lightning Tools Awarded For SharePoint Code Quality

SharePoint Code Quality Award Lightning Tools is very pleased to let you know that we are the first SharePoint independent software vendor (ISV) to be awarded the SharePoint Code Quality certification by Rencore. Approaching our tenth year as a SharePoint ISV thousands of customers around the world are benefiting from products such as our SharePoint […]

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10 Oct

Lightning Tools Data Viewer V4 Released

The Lightning Tools Data Viewer allows you to connect easily to SharePoint Lists, Business Connectivity Services External Content Types, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, OData, XML, and ODBC data sources. Once connected you can style the data by applying data formatting the way you would like it to be displayed e.g. Short Date/Currency, and apply color formatting […]

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9 Oct

Rolling Up My Tasks In SharePoint Online Across Multiple Site Collections

Rolling Up My Tasks In SharePoint Online In this blog post I’ll explain how you can use the Lightning Conductor Add-in when rolling up my tasks in SharePoint Online across multiple site collections. 1. Select the ‘Actions’ then select ‘Create view‘ menu on the ‘Lightning Conductor App Page‘. 2. In the ‘App Part’ tab you will need […]

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