Crow Canyon SharePoint Blog

With SharePoint and Office 365 continuing to grow rapidly, Microsoft is focused on adding new features and functionality to these platforms, aiming to keep improving what it calls “the most complete and secure productivity and collaboration suite.”

Last week, Jeff Teper, Corporate VP of Office, SharePoint and OneDrive at Microsoft,… Read more »

“The future of SharePoint is now,” declared Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate VP of Office, OneDrive, and SharePoint, during his Keynote address at the May 6th Twin Cities SharePoint Saturday.

Noting that May 6 is just over one year after Microsoft’s Future of SharePoint announcements on… Read more »

Survey of 600 companies shows only 1/4 completely on Office 365

Crow Canyon-sponsored report now available for free download

A recently completed research report, “Understanding the State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem”, provides some interesting insights into the adoption of Office 365 versus SharePoint on-premises.

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The brain is a powerful organ that can tackle an amazing amount of data, but keeping track of hundreds or thousands of simultaneous processes is not one of its strong suits.

This is best left to computers, which brings us to a business sector that is characterized by a… Read more »

For any company, no matter how large or small, buying new equipment doesn’t end after the purchase. In fact, the list of obligations will have just begun.

First, though, what kind of equipment are we talking about? Depending on your industry, the list can be quite varied:

Heavy-duty Equipment: Vehicles,… Read more »

As you can tell just by looking around, electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets have proliferated nearly to the point of ubiquity. Mass production has hammered down price points, making devices accessible to all levels of society and moving them from luxury items to must-have electronics.

From an… Read more »

Managing a facility and its equipment, whether it’s a business office, manufacturing plant, a warehouse, factory, or a whole campus, is a demanding task that requires a constant, focused effort. A dedicated work order management system is critical to success.

The alternative — addressing maintenance needs on an ad-hoc… Read more »

What if one simple oversight during the onboarding process resulted in your company being heavily fined? Or possibly shutting down all of your operations? This is a real risk for companies in highly-regulated industries, such as utilities, healthcare, and finance.

Maintaining strict compliance when hiring new employees is absolutely critical… Read more »

Last year was, without a doubt, the biggest year for SharePoint in quite some time. For the SharePoint community, this was a welcome change from the years of a kind of benign neglect as Microsoft focused on Office 365. But in 2016, all of that changed; we termed it the… Read more »

In a recent blog article, we discussed how the rise of technology has enabled companies to manage and support remote workers — and consequently increase productivity while lowering costs. Indeed, the benefits of remote working are now well-documented, with workplace research firm Global Workplace Analytics reporting that:

A poll… Read more »

help desk for remote employees

Modern technology has transformed the world we live in. Not that long ago the idea of hiring an employee who did not work in a corporate office was unheard of — not out of choice, but because it was not technically possible. As technology improved, companies experimented with the idea… Read more »

Digital Transformation

What is “Digital Transformation”? On the user side, Digital Transformation is characterized by making people’s life easier. What was once difficult or time-consuming is now straightforward. Fifteen years ago, buying a book meant visiting a retail outlet, baking a cake meant flipping through recipes from stacks of magazines, and preparing… Read more »

In early November 2016, Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams, a new “chat-based workspace” designed to facilitate communication between Office 365 users.

Slack, the current the forerunner in web-based collaborative chat technology, felt a need to respond. Shortly before Microsoft Teams was announced, Slack ran a full page… Read more »

According to the Gartner Group, 60% of all supplier contracts are automatically renewed without the knowledge of the buyer, due largely to the buyer failing to give a notice of termination.

Contracts seem to exponentially multiply as an organization becomes larger. With corporate growth comes increased complexity, as each contract… Read more »

Microsoft capped a busy year of SharePoint activity with the November release of Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016. This year’s momentum began with the release of SharePoint 2016 in the spring coupled with the Future of SharePoint sessions in May.

These events affirmed Microsoft’s ongoing dedication to… Read more »

Two shows in one week! Crow Canyon is Silver Sponsor at both.

Before 2016 draws to a close, the SharePoint and Office 365 community will have the opportunity to improve their skills, learn about new features, and engage with fellow SharePoint experts and enthusiasts at two big December events: SPTechCon… Read more »

Equipment Tracking

Managing your company’s equipment is an ongoing process that requires a significant number of resources. As organizations grow, it is easy to lose track of your assets, resulting in increased costs, mistakes, lost documents, and missed opportunities (expired warranties, lapsed service maintenance, reactive policies, etc.).

Proactively managing your equipment… Read more »

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Last May, Microsoft hosted the Future of SharePoint conference — an event designed to let the world know that SharePoint was still in Microsoft’s good graces. This was indeed the case as new development announcements were made in favor of multiple SharePoint-integrated apps such as Office Graph, the Development… Read more »

IT Asset Management is no longer just about keeping track of network servers, desktop computers, and peripheral devices. New challenges have risen as technology marches on: Security has become a major necessity, with systems facing threats from both inside and outside the network. Proper procurement and replacement procedures must… Read more »

November 9 & 10, 2016 – Two Times for Each Topic

Last week we demonstrated our Asset Management and Equipment Tracking applications. We showed attendees how to get insight into assets and equipment, whether IT assets or general company equipment: what do you have, what state is it in… Read more »

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