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6 Dec

Office 365 SharePoint Permissions

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Office 365 SharePoint Permissions Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Permissions can be very daunting to users who are expected to control security on business related content within an organization. Microsoft SharePoint, and SharePoint Online are designed to allow the business user to make decisions on who can have access to SharePoint Team Sites, SharePoint Lists, and […]

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17 Nov

European SharePoint Conference 2017 Announcements

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  At the time of writing this post, the Lightning Tools crew are in the middle of the Irish Sea, heading back to the UK. What a busy, informative and exciting week!   Dublin 2017 was Lightning Tools’ 3rd time as a sponsor of the European SharePoint Conference, and I have to say that each […]

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24 Oct

Using PowerApps On Premises Data Gateway

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Nearly two years ago, Microsoft launched PowerApps as a tool that Citizen Developers could use to build simple mobile solutions for accessing their data. We wrote an introduction to PowerApps in December last year that highlighted some of the benefits. In this post, we are going to look at using the PowerApps On Premises Data […]

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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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