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Joy T. Apple

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Tips for Staying Sane in the New Ever-Changing World of Remote Work

I recently read a great blog by Upwork about the future of remote collaboration and how organizations are reevaluating not how they think about their teams but how their teams’ needs are met. It’s definitely a struggle that has very abruptly come to the surface for practically every business in the last 6 months.  

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The Mandalorian, Best Practices, and Microsoft 365

As I was watching my new favorite Star Wars series the other day I once again heard the phrase "This is the way."  This time the phrase stuck with me and got me thinking about SharePoint intranets and best practices.

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When Users Go Rogue with Unapproved Apps

Have you ever heard the phrase “Shadow IT?”   

When I hear it, I get a mental image of ninjas sneaking around an IT department, but while it’s not referring to some outside spy/assassin creeping around our office, it is a dangerous thing.  

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Archiving: A quick and Easy Way to Manage Obsolete Teams

Teams has grown a lot in the last year; not just in usage but in functionality as wellThe ability to archive helps us manage the growing usage of Microsoft Teams in our organization. Let’s face it not all teams stay active forever, nor should they. As projects or campaigns come to a close, it’s nice to be able to free up our Teams navigation for more relevant and active collaboration. We can use archiving to close out those silent Teams chat spaces.  

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Migration Mapping: The Case of the Superseded Server

I spent a week in early December working on-site with clients; helping them look at content on their soon to be legacy file shares and mapping that content to its new home in SharePoint.   

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Hello, From the Outside: External Sharing in SharePoint Online

External Sharing in SharePoint Online

External sharing is one of the more useful collaboration features in SharePoint Online. Whether we’re working with a preferred vendor, client, or subsidiary company, there are a variety of situations where having a workspace with users outside of our Active Directory domain is a vital business need. With external sharing we can do exactly that.

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