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 (link to Press Release). Both updates are a leap forward for us and our customers.

From online to on the road

We’re excited to announce that, alongside these releases, we’re taking to the road and will be in both Europe and the US for some of the biggest global SharePoint events of the year. We’ll be exhibiting at SharePoint Saturday in Munich on March 4th, SPTechCon, on April 2-5 in Austin, TX (come say hi at booth 700!) and Zagreb for European SharePoint Summit on May 29-31.

At all three conferences, we will showcase and demo our new releases, as well as our many other SharePoint tools and solutions, to our current and new customers and we couldn’t be more excited. Our customer base has been growing steadily since 2007 and currently, we provide SharePoint solutions for over 4,000 customers across 70 countries, and we’re looking forward to meeting some of them and hopefully adding a few more!

Demonstrations of both products will take place:

  1. SharePoint Saturday, Munich, March 4th, 2017 Silver sponsor

Our first stop on our whistle-stop Spring tour is to Munich, Germany for the latest, free, one-day SPS event, featuring sessions from influential SharePoint pros. If you’re in the city that week there will be additional pre-conference workshops on March 3rd.

Come see how DeliverPoint streamlines your SharePoint Permissions Management and puts business users at the helm of their SharePoint security without having to involve IT resources.

  1. SPTechCon, Austin, TX, April 2-5, 2017 Silver sponsor

Next up is a four-day stay at The SharePoint Technology Conference in Austin, TX. Here we’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today. There will be more than 80 classes and tutorials designed to help improve skills and broaden knowledge of Microsoft’s collaboration and productivity software.

Stop by booth 700 to see how the hybrid functionality in our new version of DeliverPoint will allow content managers to view permissions across SharePoint Online and On-Premises in a single report, and transfer permissions between users across the two environments with ease.

  1. European SharePoint Summit, Zagreb, May 29-31, 2017 Gold Sponsor

Our final stop on our Spring tour is to beautiful Zagreb for the European Collaboration Summit—the largest community-driven conference focusing on all things Microsoft. Here you will see world-leading experts delivering a range of talks, seminars and workshops on new advance across products and platforms as well as best practice sessions.

Our founder, Brett Lonsdale will be presenting a session on what we know best: SharePoint Permissions. We’ll explore SharePoint Groups vs AD Groups, SharePoint Permissions Levels, SharePoint Permission Inheritance, Permissions Auditing and Sharing Objects. Prepare to leave with a thorough knowledge of SharePoint permissions and best practices.

A quick reference guide

DeliverPoint allows your users to:

  • Manage Permissions on folders files
  • Schedule reports
  • Discover Permissions and broken Permission Inheritance within lists or libraries
  • Show how Permissions have been granted
  • Create unique reports
  • Find dead account detection

Data Viewer Web Part is an add-in for SharePoint Online that allows you to connect to internal and external data such as SharePoint lists or data from external sources such as Open Data Protocol.

How will our latest releases help businesses deliver?

DeliverPoint is unique in the way that it allows Site Owners and Site Collection Administrators to report and manage permissions within the context of Microsoft SharePoint. DeliverPoint is designed to be used by business users, allowing them to gain a better understanding of who can access their content and easily manage that access without the need to involve IT.

DeliverPoint hybrid

What we strive for in all our products at Lightning Tools is to make life easier for business users. DeliverPoint hybrid will make it easier for whoever oversees your business’s SharePoint security by making it easier to manage and control who has access to what in the system, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

The Data Viewer Web Part

The Data Viewer Web Part was launched back when ‘unghosting’ pages was an issue using Microsoft FrontPage. The product was re-launched for SharePoint 2013 when Microsoft SharePoint Designer lost the design tab making it difficult for users to configure the Data View Web Part. We’ve now launched The Data Viewer Web Part as a Client Side Web Part under the SharePoint Framework.

What that means is that we have recreated the Data Viewer as an Add-In for SharePoint Online, which allows businesses to connect to internal and external data such as SharePoint lists or Business Connectivity services. It will also highlight business-critical data using conditional formatting options, enabling your end-users to gain a better overview of important data and processes. This update allows us to offer a fuller functionality and to connect to many external data sources and provide an easy way to style that data.

Come see us do our thing

Remember, we’re on the road and ready to showcase the new material, mixed in with some of the old classic hits for our fans!

We look forward to seeing you all there.