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20 Mar

Are Office 365 limitations holding your business back?

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

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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14 Mar

Secrets of SharePoint success: migrating to Office 365

So, you’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud and you’re ready to go? But hold on! While the journey from on-premises to the cloud is most certainly worth it, and can be (relatively) straightforward, you still need to make sure you have planned correctly for the move. Think of it this way: if […]

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6 Mar

Should you worry about an Office 365 data breach?

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

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

  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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20 Feb

Why an enterprise social network is key to improving employee engagement

  There is a direct correlation between the levels of employee engagement and their productivity. Given the obvious importance of worker productivity in terms of the profitability of the business and remaining competitive, you would assume that improving employee engagement would be a huge point of interest for companies. While they may indeed be making […]

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3 Feb

The Office 365 app launcher: 5 recent changes you should know about

  Back in October, you probably noticed a change in the interface of the Office 365 app launcher. This is just one of the almost constant stream of improvements and updates to Office 365 that are coming out of Microsoft to improve the platform—the Office 365 roadmap attests to the frenetic level of activity at […]

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30 Jan

SharePoint Framework SPFx Client Side Web Part–Data Viewer

Lightning Tools have been busy building a Client Side Web Part under the new development model (SharePoint Framework SPFx). Apart from being extremely eager to get our hands dirty with the new SharePoint Framework, we were also looking forward to the Data Viewer being able to connect to Office 365 Tenant Scoped Business Connectivity Services […]

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26 Jan

What is the value of SharePoint permission levels?

  To understand the value of SharePoint permission levels, first we need to remind ourselves what we mean when we talk about SharePoint permissions. If you are unfamiliar with SharePoint some of the more specific details of its functions can seem overwhelming. However, with a bit of explaining, these features and controls won’t cause you […]

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