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12 Oct

New SharePoint Features – Ignite

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SharePoint Team Sites have been in SharePoint for around 15 years now and contain your SharePoint Lists and Document Libraries. As Office 365 has grown, we’ve seen new functionality such as OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, and Planner. With all the new overlapping functionality provided by these features, it has been difficult to see […]

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12 Oct

Why you can have confidence in Lightning Tools products

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SharePoint Code Quality and Best Practice – Rencore Certification The Rencore Development Best Practice Certification enables companies that build solutions, product, and add-ins around SharePoint to check if they pass Rencore’s rigorous tests and audits to sport their program’s seal of quality. With this seal, Rencore approve highest security, sustainability, and effectiveness of the very […]

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12 Sep

Roll up! Build better SharePoint views with Lightning Conductor

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A quick glance at statistics on SharePoint usage can make for impressive reading. For instance, SharePoint is reportedly used by: 2 out of 3 enterprise employees 50% of Fortune 500 companies Over 100 million people worldwide But many organisations say that using SharePoint is a challenge because they cannot obtain the levels of employee buy-in […]

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11 Sep

Business Connectivity Services External List Validation

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Business Connectivity Services External List validation cannot be performed out of the box with Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft InfoPath. In this blog post, we will show you how BCS External List validation can take place. Business Connectivity Services External Lists in SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online provide an effective method for SharePoint business users to […]

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4 Sep

Why it is important to manage SharePoint permissions in healthcare?

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Whatever industry you work in, it’s wise to manage permissions within SharePoint in order to protect privacy and the security of your data. However, it could be argued that it is even more essential in healthcare, as healthcare organisations are required to handle sensitive patient data and personally identifiable information (PII). In this post, we […]

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16 Aug

The secret of success with enterprise social networks

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Enterprise social networks (ESN) first started to gain currency in the late noughties. In 2010, Gartner, the analyst, predicted that “by 2014, social networking services will replace e-mail as the primary vehicle for interpersonal communications for 20 percent of business users.” More recently, McKinsey, another analyst found that almost 70% of corporates have enterprise social […]

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15 Aug

Lightning Tools & Skybow Technology Alliance

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Lightning Tools is delighted to announce the technology alliance with Skybow. The Skybow products are a great addition to any SharePoint investment allowing your organization to extend the capabilities of SharePoint to meet the needs of your business. Available individually, or as a solution builder, the Skybow tools consist of: Theme Designer Build out your […]

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9 Aug

Monitor your SharePoint add-ins with an approval policy

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It’s predicted there will be over 5 billion phone users (5.07bn) by 2019, accounting for around 67% of the world population (7.52bn). And on practically every one of those phones will be a multitude of apps. There are currently 2.8 billion and 2.2 billion apps on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, respectively. But […]

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2 Aug

Are you making the most of your SharePoint extensions?

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There’s no doubt that one of the biggest draws to SharePoint comes from the flexibility of the platform. This flexibility comes in many forms: internal customisations can be applied to improve out-of-the-box SharePoint features, external data can be can be brought in from outside applications and databases, and companies have the option of either on-premises […]

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