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Microsoft Shift Changes

Its a great time to start using Microsoft's Shift.

Shift which is also available on mobile IOS and Android devices is making a few changes this month.

For those of you not familiar with Microsoft Shift, it is an app in Microsoft Teams [replacing StaffHub sun setting in October 2019] keeping Firstline workers connected and in sync. Allowing working not in an office environment to be able to view their upcoming shifts, can see who else is scheduled for the day, request to swap or offer a shift, and request time off. 

SharePoint Migration Tool Updates

How do we keep up with all the changes and advancements in SharePoint and Office 365. Well it’s not easy and some might say it’s a full-time job with the Office 365 road map. So let’s start with some items coming to SharePoint Migration Tool. Now these are features that have been released or are releasing to tenants as we speak:

SharePoint Migration Tool – Have you worked with this tool to migrate content over to SharePoint Online? Microsoft has updated a few items in this tool.

Microsoft Teams is Growing

Teams is Expanding........

Microsoft announced today that the general availability of 5,000 member teams. Starting today, all new and existing teams can accommodate up to 5,000 members, double the previous limit of 2,500 members. Larger groups can now collaborate effortlessly in a single team and leaders can connect with a broad audience within their organization.

To make it easier to get everyone into one team, Microsoft is also increasing the e-mail distribution list import limit by over 10X from 300 to 3,500.

Office 365 Planner

Microsoft Planner and some of the FAQ's we get from clients as it rolls out to their tenants.

Sharepoint - Autodesk integration for DWG files

It's finally arrived! 

If you're a drafter, engineer or architect and use AutoCAD or other AutoDesk products you know the struggles it is to use SharePoint to post drawings or other drawing format.  Typically, you had to convert the file to another format so SharePoint could display the drawings because no viewer was available to render a .dwg file.  Today, Microsoft announced the soon-to-be released 'Autodesk integration for DWG files' tool that will allow drawing files to be viewed natively.

Copying Microsoft Planner Plans


Copying Plans

Now with copy plan in place, you can now easily duplicate plans with tasks and use this as a template for future groups. Now this will not copy over members to the new group. This is not copying over progress of tasks or due dates either. This will give you the tasks themselves with descriptions and checklists only.
Lets look how to create a copied plan.

Outlook getting MyAnalytics Add-in

Announced to day that Microsoft will be offering you productivity insights in an Outlook add-in powered by MyAnalytics. The add-in shows users insights about their recent collaboration and communication patterns and suggests ways to work more effectively. Click here to learn more about the experience that the users will receive. 

This add-in will roll out to all customers with Microsoft 365 E5, E3, Business, Office 365 E5, E3, E1, Business Premium and Business Essentials licenses.

Project Schedule with No Name

Had a client via support ask about a blank project meaning a project with no name.

Been a while since I have seen this, but remember from a few years back of a patch that was released to fix this.

After a project is created in Project Server 2013 it is possible to save the project with no name.
I know after hearing about the bug I thought to myself why would anyone do this.
How could you find a project if they had no names.

Project Online and Project Site Security

Wanted to write a blog about one of the most common questions in Project Server and Project Online.
So clients always have a common question when users of PWA are accessing Project Sites.
Part of the confusion is based on the security model being thought of as PWA exclusively.
What I mean by that is though it is true if you are in Project Permission mode you are using that security model for PWA, but what about the SharePoint piece?

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