• A Modern Intranet and the Magic Portion

    A Modern Intranet and the Magic Portion

    The magic portion? More like, the magic potion, right? 🙂 How important is user adoption? Well, many say, that it is the most important part of a project and I agree 100% on that, but too often, even if people are aware of that, the amount of time and love that went into a training center is not enough. With this article I will show you, that you don’t need to spend as much time as you might think to achieve something cool. If you are just here to see my answer for “what is the magic potion?” you are

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  • A Modern Intranet and the Sorcerer’s Conflict

    A Modern Intranet and the Sorcerer’s Conflict

    Welcome to a new series on my blog about how to build a modern intranet. This is a five-parted series and will help you to use the services Microsoft has to offer for a great experience at your daily work. We are all looking for that modern workplace, right? Some articles will contain a video version which is published on my YouTube channel at the same time as these articles. The second article called: A Modern Intranet and the Chamber of Teamwork is already available, so go check that out. You associate the title with Harry Potter and Hogwarts, right? 🙂 Well,

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  • Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 3: SharePoint (en)

    Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 3: SharePoint (en)

    You want to master SharePoint? Well, this is your start. Time for the next part of the “Mastering common challenges in Office 365” series. You can also check whole mastering Office 365 series. Again as in all of my articles of this series you find below an overview of this article. You can directly click on the link to jump to the specific part or you just scroll through everything. Also the articles about Microsoft Planner, OneDrive, Microsoft Forms, PowerShell, Microsoft Teams and more available. Maybe you saw it recently, maybe not. Every Wednesday at 6 PM CET / 9 AM

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  • How to use 7 tools to create 1 simple survey (en)

    How to use 7 tools to create 1 simple survey (en)

    Recently I tweeted a way of How I create surveys which had a few likes after a while. #FollowMeOnTwitter 🙂 The funny part is, that I tweeted such a complicated way of doing a survey and the tweet still got likes for that. Maybe you can call it collaboration as well… So in this article I show you the crazy way if you really want to use seven tools or even more for one simple survey. If you want to see the German version click here. If you want to get started with Microsoft Forms, I wrote a new, three parted

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  • Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 5: SharePoint Hub Sites (en)

    Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 5: SharePoint Hub Sites (en)

    SharePoint hub sites are 100 percent rolled out, so it is time to dive into the hub. What is it about? Well, Microsoft is promoting it like this: SharePoint sites are the building blocks of the mobile and intelligent intranet. SharePoint hub sites bring together related sites to roll up news and activity, and to create cohesion with shared navigation and look-and-feel. A hub site can have both team sites and communication sites associated under it. So, I think it is fair enough to take a closer look. There is also a German article if you want to check that

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  • Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 5: SharePoint Hub Sites (de)

    Mastering common challenges in Office 365 – Part 5: SharePoint Hub Sites (de)

    Die SharePoint Hub Sites sind da! Aller höchste Zeit, dass ich hierzu einen Artikel mit euch teile. Was sind Hub Sites? Microsoft sagt folgendes dazu: SharePoint-Websites sind die Bausteine des mobilen und intelligenten Intranets. SharePoint-Hub-Websites bringen verwandte Websites zusammen, um Neuigkeiten und Aktivitäten zusammenzufassen und um Zusammenhalt mit der gemeinsamen Navigation und dem Look-and-Feel zu schaffen. An einer Hub-Site können sowohl Teamwebsites als auch Kommunikationssites zugeordnet sein. Somit denke ich, dass es Grund genug ist, diesen neuen Baustein etwas genauer anzuschauen. Du findest auch einen englischen Artikel dazu, falls du das lieber liest. Wie in der ganzen Serie Mastering common

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  • How to use 7 tools to create 1 simple survey (de)

    How to use 7 tools to create 1 simple survey (de)

    Vor kurzem twitterte ich eine Art “Wie ich Umfragen in Office 365 erstelle” die nach kurzem einige Likes auf Twitter hatte. #FollowMeOnTwitter Das lustige ist, dass ich einen so komplizierten Weg gepostet habe und trotzdem dieser gefallen fand. Vielleicht nennt man diesen Weg auch “Collaboration”, wer weiß…  Somit zeige in diesem Artikel die verrückte Art, wenn man wirklich sieben Tools oder sogar noch mehr für eine einfache Umfrage verwenden kann. Den englischen Artikel findet ihr hier. Wenn jemand zuerst sehen möchte “Wie man Herausforderungen in Office 365 mit ein paar Tools löst”, kann ich die Artikel über PowerShell, OneDrive, SharePoint und Teams empfehlen. Es ist nun auch ein kompletter Artikel für Microsoft Forms verfügbar. Lerne die Basics und Integrationsmöglichkeiten kennen

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  • Change label “new item” of lists and libraries (en)

    Change label “new item” of lists and libraries (en)

    Long time no see. But here is a great tip for you guys. Sometimes it is really helpful when you are creating a custom list or library and the “new item” is called the way you like and not as the default one. In this example you will see in a 4 steps how to change the “new item” and the tooltip label of your list. Before: After: First go to your site assets library within the page of the list or library and upload the script. Just take the following script, save it in as .txt file and upload

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  • Export & Import Webparts (en)

    Export & Import Webparts (en)

    How to export and import a list or a library is shown here, right now! The great thing about this is, that if you import the webpart in an subsite, both webparts are synchronised. First you navigate to your list or library which you want to export and import to a other site. In my case it is the list called “Testlist”. Now click under the ribbon tab “LIST” the button “Edit list”. The SharePoint Destroyer, ähhh Designer will open up. You have to right click the “All Items”-View and edit that in the advanced mode. Now one of many

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  • Display Template download picture (de)

    Display Template download picture (de)

    In diesem kurzen Blogbeiträg möchte ich euch mein Display Template mit Downloadoption zeigen und zur Verfügung stellen. Das Endresultat sieht folgendermaßen aus: Auch das Hoverpanel wurde angepasst und hat nun Metadaten des Bildes direkt in der Ansicht. Mit einem Klick auf das Bild öffnet sich dies nochmals extra, sodass ihr es in der Originalgröße sehen könnt. Hier als erstes das Display Template: <html xmlns:mso=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” xmlns:msdt=”uuid:C2F41010-65B3-11d1-A29F-00AA00C14882″> <head> <title>Bildmaterial Display Template</title> <!–[if gte mso 9]><xml> <mso:CustomDocumentProperties> <mso:TemplateHidden msdt:dt=”string”>0</mso:TemplateHidden> <mso:MasterPageDescription msdt:dt=”string”>Zeigt die Standardergebniselement-Vorlage an.</mso:MasterPageDescription> <mso:ContentTypeId msdt:dt=”string”>0x0101002039C03B61C64EC4A04F5361F385106603</mso:ContentTypeId> <mso:TargetControlType msdt:dt=”string”>;#SearchResults;#</mso:TargetControlType> <mso:HtmlDesignAssociated msdt:dt=”string”>1</mso:HtmlDesignAssociated> <mso:ManagedPropertyMapping msdt:dt=”string”>’Title’:’Title’,’Path’:’Path’,’Description’:’Description’,’EditorOWSUSER’:’EditorOWSUSER’,’LastModifiedTime’:’LastModifiedTime’,’CollapsingStatus’:’CollapsingStatus’,’DocId’:’DocId’,’HitHighlightedSummary’:’HitHighlightedSummary’,’HitHighlightedProperties’:’HitHighlightedProperties’,’FileExtension’:’FileExtension’,’ViewsLifeTime’:’ViewsLifeTime’,’ParentLink’:’ParentLink’,’FileType’:’FileType’,’IsContainer’:’IsContainer’,’SecondaryFileExtension’:’SecondaryFileExtension’,’DisplayAuthor’:’DisplayAuthor’,’DefaultEncodingURL’:’DefaultEncodingURL’,’RefinableString11′:’RefinableString11′,’RefinableString12′:’RefinableString12′,’RefinableString09′:’RefinableString09′</mso:ManagedPropertyMapping> <mso:CrawlerXSLFile msdt:dt=”string”></mso:CrawlerXSLFile> <mso:HtmlDesignPreviewUrl msdt:dt=”string”></mso:HtmlDesignPreviewUrl> <mso:HtmlDesignConversionSucceeded msdt:dt=”string”>True</mso:HtmlDesignConversionSucceeded> <mso:HtmlDesignStatusAndPreview msdt:dt=”string”>https://afrait.com/search/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/BildmaterialDisplayTemplate.html, Konvertierung erfolgreich.</mso:HtmlDesignStatusAndPreview>

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