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Ryan Keller

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5 Reasons SharePoint Training is Necessary

Modern SharePoint has hit its stride. It’s been around for a while now, and it’s much more intuitive and easier to build lists, libraries, and pages than ever before. But it’s still important to consider that training is an integral part of a successfully implemented intranet, especially when you’re ready to make the switch to modern SharePoint sites.

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Quick Tip: Fixing a Modern Site that Won’t Load

Recently, I had a client with an odd problem: one of their modern sites just wouldn’t load. It kept throwing a 404 error every time they tried navigating to the site. The link in the navigation was correct. The site existed; I could see it in the SharePoint Online Admin Center. But for some reason, the site refused to open and kept showing a 404 error every time anyone tried to access it.

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Creating an Organization Asset Library

Modern SharePoint pages make adding images about as easy as it could be. You can drag and drop an image from your desktop right onto a SharePoint page. You can add an Image web part and browse your site for an existing image. Haven’t uploaded the image yet? You can do that too from the image picker. What’s more, there is a robust stock image library that Microsoft has provided. Still can’t find what you’re after? Do a web search and use an image from a website (only licensed images, of course!).  

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Embracing the Beauty of Being Disconnected: Contemplations in a Parking Lot

“No internet connection.” 

Cue the eyeroll, audible groan, and heavy sigh as perhaps the three most feared words of our modern culture appeared on my phone’s screen.

I was sitting in my car in a parking lot of a nondescript office park, waiting for my wife and daughter to finish an appointment in one of the businesses. As they walked inside, I (almost instinctively) pulled my phone out of my pocket and logged in, as most people tend to do these days when faced with the threat of Having To Wait With Nothing To Do.

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Is It Time for an Intranet Upgrade?

It’s Monday morning. Time to work. The weekend is rapidly fading into a distant memory. You pour coffee into your mug, then reluctantly settle in at your desk, hoping the caffeine kicks in soon so you can begin the arduous task of tracking down the quarterly expense reports. You need to find the expense summary page on the intranet to begin, but you can’t quite remember where that page lives in the intranet.

After firing up your web browser, the familiar, yet clunky and (let’s be honest here) ugly company intranet greets you. Scrolling down the page, you don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the first block of content you see because it’s usually a couple of months out of date and rarely relevant to your needs. Instead, you embark on a quest through a seemingly endless list of links, desperately searching for the one that takes you to the expense report summary.

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Breathing New Life into your Intranet with Microsoft Viva

Here at Pait Group, we've been excited about using Microsoft Viva with our clients to breathe new life into their intranets. With Viva, organizations can create a more personalized and engaging employee experience, foster a more connected and collaborative workplace culture, and use this information to drive better decision making.

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