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Microsoft 365 Conference Recap - Spring 2023

Recorded live on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

The Microsoft 365 conference took place Spring of 2023 and introduced the community to a lot of updates road mapped for the platform. Continue for Sympraxis’ take on many of these changes! Copilot Microsoft Copilot is going to be rolling out slowly and is a new artificial intelligence software. Although there is a lot of excitement about this introduction, we need to mention that it’ll likely be a service you’ll have to pay for and the cost is yet to be announced.

Notifications and approvals in lists and libraries

Recorded live on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Notifications vs approvals Before jumping headfirst into notifications and approvals in SharePoint lists and libraries, it’s important to note that there are crucial differences in their definitions and use cases. Notifications are often seen as routine and intuitive. They are a one-way form of communication. Approvals on the other hand, go both ways as they require a reply or action. The use cases for each differ as well. When it comes to thinking about the impact on your employees and/or on your projects, it’s important to note that notifications are deniable.

Intro to Microsoft Forms

Recorded live on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:30:00 pm ET

What is Microsoft Forms Microsoft Forms is a powerful tool that can be used for various data collection situations. Some of the capabilities Forms possesses include creating a survey or quiz, creating a form and inviting both internal and external users to respond and the ability to set responses as anonymous, view real-time results as they’re submitted, and access to rudimentary built-in analytics to evaluate the responses. However, if you need something more robust, you can easily export the results to excel.

Business Solutions Using SharePoint Lists

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

The Premise: “Start small, think big, move fast.” You may not need a robust line of business applications. SharePoint Lists allow you to iterate quickly, fail fast, and provide value with minimal effort. The Power of Lists - some core capabilities SharePoint is already a familiar technology to the organization. Building new capabilities where we are already working reduces the challenges with change management and tool abundance. Many users will use Excel because they are familiar with the application, and then they create it into what they call a “database.

Our Favorite Releases From 2020

Recorded live on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:30:00 pm ET

Hub Site Improvements In 2020, Hub Sites gained the ability to sync permissions to the associated sites. The first step is to enable syncing permissions on the hub-site (located in Site Permissions under a Hub tab) which will add the Hub Site Site Visitors group to all associated sites. Next, in the associated site, under Site Permissions toggle Sync hub permissions to “On.” As far as “hub of hubs” or “associated hubs,” this has not shipped yet and the date keeps moving but it is on the roadmap for this quarter.