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Now is a good time to switch to OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an enterprise driven personal cloud storage solution. Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of your existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google but there are some important things to know about this offer.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Two big changes coming to SharePoint in 2018

2017 has come to an end and just like a season finale to a good TV series on Netflix, Microsoft has left us ready for more. There was a whirlwind of changes and enhancements to SharePoint, OneDrive, and the overall collaboration space in Office 365 in the past 12 months. The amount of new things in 2017 was staggering but Microsoft left off with some exciting things coming early in 2018. In this post, I picked 3 of the biggest changes coming to SharePoint Online in Q1/Q2 of 2018.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

8 Things to Know about OneDrive Files On-Demand

Files On-Demand is a game changer for how you interact with your content within Office 365. Files On-Demand allows access to all of your files without using storage on your device. This means you can view all your files that you have synced without having them on your device. With this feature you don't need to change the work because you see your cloud files just like your regular files. You access these files right within your desktop and file explorer. You then have the option to sync files as you wish or by choosing to bring them offline or when you double click to open a cloud file, it will automatically download it for you.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

An easy way to access your OneDrive for Business site

OneDrive for Business provides anywhere access to all of your files across Office 365. There is a handy tip I learned for accessing your OneDrive for Business site that I wanted to pass along.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Slow Sites and Subsites A Tale of Better UX and Loading Left Navigation Nuances

In the realm of UX we can use certain studies in Psychology that show us how we react to interfaces that cause an abrupt awareness of time.  The hemispheres of our brain pass off activity to our Reptilian or Instinctive Brain which immediately becomes distracted by other environmental factors and before we know it, we’ve brood a negative experience.

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365 Collaboration Announcements from Ignite 2017

I will be keeping track of all of the announcements that I can keep up with around SharePoint, OneDrive, and the Office 365 collaboration space at Microsoft Ignite next week using Sway. Since I am using Sway you will be seeing my updates live as I type and publish them.  That means this will be an evergreen Sway and hopefully a 1 stop shop for anyone looking to catch up on all the great news coming out of Ignite. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

OneDrive & SharePoint are Better Together

OneDrive & SharePoint are at the center of the productivity story in Office 365. These are the primary locations for your content. When working with Office 365, your overall collaboration story is better when working with both of them together.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung