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Community Resources for Intranet Owners

Recorded live on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Intranet owners have a wealth of resources at their disposal, catering to their needs across various aspects of intranet management. Whether you’re looking to configure your intranet, enhance your knowledge through self-guided learning, explore powerful user configurations, or seek inspiration from configuration examples, there are numerous community-driven assets available to you. Basic Configuration Intelligent Intranet by Microsoft Intelligent Intranet is a Microsoft site that offers insights into their vision for intranets, providing a comprehensive understanding of what an intranet entails.

The Todd Show - Using CoPilot & ChatGPT to write PowerShell

Recorded live on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

In this Ask Sympraxis session, we delve into the essence of AI, how to harness its potential, and the tools that stand at our disposal. What is AI? The term AI refers to an ever-expansive landscape, where the term is almost meaningless as it covers so many different things. It encompasses a vast expanse of technologies such as: Natural Language Processing (NLP): where computers decipher and respond to human language.

Changes to home and start experiences in Microsoft 365

Recorded live on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

In this episode of Ask Sympraxis we begin by looking at the home and start page experiences in Microsoft 365 through the lens of the Maturity Model. The journey begins at level 100, where some users have isolated site collections. These site collections lack interconnectedness. At level 200, this could include the utilization of the Viva Connections Home Experience, which consolidates news and conversations from various sites, along with surfacing the SharePoint app bar navigation.

Ask Sympraxis Anything - June 2023

Recorded live on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Is having employees complete their Microsoft 365 profiles the most effective method to enable a searchable “area of expertise” property in our employee directory? There are multiple approaches to achieve this, and your decision should depend on your long-term goals and platform extension capabilities. The simplest solution is to utilize the existing “skills” and/or “you can ask me” sections in SharePoint User Profiles. To enhance this solution, you can map the values from the skills section to a refinable string managed property, enabling the use of PnP Modern Search for a user interface with filtering capabilities.

Business Cases for Viva Connections

Recorded live on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

As announced in September at Microsoft IGNITE, Viva Connections will have new capabilities including Viva home. This new Viva home experience will surface all the Viva modules you’re licensed for, all the adaptive cards you’ve added to your dashboard, Yammer conversations, SharePoint news and navigation through the SharePoint app bar, frequent sites, and followed sites etc. One of the best parts is that all of this will be accessible through Microsoft Teams with minimal configuration.


Recorded live on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Life happens. People join an organization and folks leave organizations. It can be a personal decision, a termination, or maybe even just a temporary leave, but regardless of the reason we’ve compiled our suggestions of better practices to minimize the impact when offboarding an individual. First off, clean onboarding leads to easier offboarding. This means that there are certain suggestions we have for when you set up your accounts that will better prepare your organization for if/when an individual leaves.

Microsoft Ignite Recap - Fall 2022

Recorded live on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

It is impossible to condense all of Ignite into a 30-minute session so we have rounded up these highlights. For more robust details and further explanation on the announcements, please check our resources. In this session, we focus on the three main areas that correlate best with the common work we do at Sympraxis: Administration, Intranet & Employee Experience, and Customization, Integration, & Extension. Administrative Updates As many are aware, conditional access has been available in Azure for a while, however, it is new to SharePoint.

OneDrive and sync

Recorded live on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Anyone that’s used OneDrive for a while is likely aware that the improvements and additional capabilities added in the past few years have been vast. That said, there are still some confusing features. For example, Microsoft tends to like to use the same name for multiple things. OneDrive is possibly one of the worst offenders of this. The various OneDrive manifestations that we see are: OneDrive for business, OneDrive personal, OneDrive mobile app, OneDrive as a sync client for SharePoint content, and OneDrive backup.

Working Across Tenant & Identities in Microsoft 365

Recorded live on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Microsoft account switcher announcement Microsoft has recently announced a new account switcher feature for Microsoft 365 web apps. This new feature is a progressive rollout being implemented through the end of June and will allow users of specific applications to log into multiple tenants and seamlessly switch between them within the same browser session. Ideally this will limit the various workarounds so many of us have become accustomed to using.

Ask Sympraxis Anything - March 2022

Recorded live on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Any recommendations/guidelines for what organizational roles are ideal for supporting SharePoint and/or Microsoft 365 (e.g., business analyst, developers, etc.)? It “takes a village” to successfully support an intranet in any organization. One of the factors of your size of team is going to be related to how many people you’re supporting as well as the complexity of your environment. For all organizations, have a steering committee that is diverse across your organization.