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20 Apr

The truth behind administrators and SharePoint permissions management

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SharePoint, Microsoft’s titan document management and productivity tool has a dark secret… …when it comes to SharePoint permissions management for site collections, your SharePoint Farm administrators are not the automatic key holders. In fact, site collection owners have more immediate access to a site collection from the beginning. If you think that’s strange and are […]

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12 Apr

Introducing Lightning Tools and eRally

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For the past 10 years, Lightning Tools have been producing products for Microsoft SharePoint that are both fast and efficient at what they do. Our products include SharePoint Permissions Management, Data Integration, SharePoint List Aggregation, Data Visualization, and Discussion Forums. We’ve enjoyed providing our customers with tools that get their SharePoint solutions built quickly and […]

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10 Apr

5 ways to boost SharePoint adoption with social features

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A 2016 AIIM study found that 58% of respondents said ‘SharePoint adoption’ remains a major challenge. 16 years on from its first iteration, those numbers are an obvious concern for many companies using the application. Perhaps they could learn a lesson from Facebook, who, with over 1.8 billion active users as of January 2017, is […]

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7 Apr

SharePoint permissions management: 5 ways breaks happen and how to stop them

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One of the areas of mismanagement that destabilises otherwise well-managed business processes and practices is poor SharePoint permissions management. SharePoint is an immensely powerful business solution. More than simply a platform for document management, SharePoint is a central hub for communication and collaboration for your entire organisation. However, with such great power comes great responsibility […]

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20 Mar

Are Office 365 limitations holding your business back?

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While it’s one of the best enterprise IT platforms around, there are a number of Office 365 limitations that can hold your business back.  In an age when technology is becoming more and more central to everything we do, having top quality productivity apps at your employees’ fingertips is essential. The tools that are included […]

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17 Mar

Lightning Conductor Add-In gets Office Graph Integration

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The Lightning Conductor is a rollup tool that has been available to rollup SharePoint list or library content for the past ten years now and now offers integration with Office Graph. A few years ago, we developed the Lightning Conductor as an Add-In which could be used in both SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premises. In […]

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6 Mar

Should you worry about an Office 365 data breach?

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Based on the facts, the question whether you should worry about an Office 365 data breach is not entirely logical, but it’s not unusual either. The benefits of moving your business to the cloud are well documented. With a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform like Microsoft Office 365, your employees can take advantage of […]

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27 Feb

Lightning Tools on tour, 2017

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It’s safe to say that at the beginning of 2017, Lightning Tools have hit the ground running. Just this month we announced the upcoming release of both a hybrid version of DeliverPoint, one of our flagship products, as well as The Data Viewer Web Part as a Client Side Web Part under the SharePoint Framework […]

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22 Feb

Take control of hybrid Office 365 SharePoint permissions

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  When your company moves to a hybrid cloud environment, managing Office 365 SharePoint permissions might not be the first thing admins think about. However, it is an important factor to consider, since it introduces some problems you might not have come across before. In a ‘pure’ Office 365 environment or ‘pure’ SharePoint on-premises environment, […]

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