Hub sites are the newest intranet building block in Office 365. They are now available to all Office 365 customers, including enterprise, education, and government.In the new flat world of modern SharePoint, each unit of work gets a separate site collection. Hub sites allow us to eliminate the inflexibility and governance limitations of “dreaded” subsites, while providing a way to replicate one of the key benefits of subsites — a way to create a shared experience among related sites. Hub sites can help kill subsites, but not without a little planning.Getting started with SharePoint hub sitesI had the opportunity to work with Microsoft to create the hub site planning guide. I encourage you to read the entire planning guide. Meanwhile, here are some additional tips to help you get started.1. Make sure you understand the types of sites in SharePointAlmost every day, I get a question asking me to explain the differences between a communication site and a team site and … [Read more...] about 6 tips for planning SharePoint hub sites
Last week brought the return of a dedicated event for SharePoint and the rest of the Office 365 family (Teams, OneDrive, and Yammer) — the SharePoint Conference — and some long-awaited capabilities for modern sites in Office 365.I was especially excited about all the love for metadata — bringing visibility of document metadata to Microsoft Teams (finally) — and my absolute favorite announcement: the ability to add metadata to pages in “edit” mode!Though most of my time is spent on cloud-based solutions these days, SharePoint on prem got a lot of love, too, with the announcement that some of the best features on the cloud are coming to SharePoint 2019, including Communications Sites, Team News, and modern Team Sites to include Lists and Libraries. Read more in Bill Baer’s blog post.Plus, some important updates for organization news will delight a lot of my clients in corporate communications. If you are at all hesitant about creating your next … [Read more...] about 2018 SharePoint Conference: Key announcements for information architects
Sharing things is what the internet does best. So there shouldn’t be any friction involved in getting content from your screen to those of your team. But if you’re not using the right platform, friction is what you’ll get.Buy now: Get a lifetime subscription to CloudApp for $29.99. That’s a massive 97 percent off the usual price. … [Read more...] about CloudApp is a flexible, powerful team-sharing tool for visual content.
The first thing you'll probably notice about Google's newly revamped Gmail is that, well, it looks and feels an awful lot like the old Gmail.Sure, Google's updated email interface has plenty of polish and some noteworthy new elements. On the surface, though, it seems decidedly familiar. And trust me: That's a good thing — and quite a feat of design.But don't let yourself be fooled: The new Gmail is actually overflowing with options that can simplify your workflow and make your inbox easier to manage. Here are 25 worthwhile tips for getting the most out of Gmail's latest incarnation.(Note that unless otherwise specified, these tips are specific to the web-based desktop version of the new Gmail — which anyone can now access by clicking the gear icon in the site's upper-right corner and selecting "Try the new Gmail" or by having the option enabled by an admin in a G Suite setup.)Interface enhancements1. Want a little less clutter — and a little more space? The new Gmail … [Read more...] about 25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail