5 reasons why email is still king for business communication

The last few years have seen an explosion in the number of tools available for us to communicate not only at a consumer level, but also in the context of our workplace both internally within companies and externally between companies. I primarily work with Microsoft technologies, but even within that small sphere the options are... Continue Reading →

Outlook 2016 – Use Case of Saving a File and Attaching to a new Email

This may just be the smallest and yet most appreciated new features of Outlook 2016. The attach file ribbon button has a dropdown that lets you select recent files saved from any other application. Sounds ridiculously simple, but in practice it is a real time saver. Here’s the use case. I’m working on a file... Continue Reading →

More out-of-the-box ways to get Email into SharePoint (2013 and Office 365)

This is a continuation of an article I wrote back at the beginning of 2012 Five out-of-the-box ways to get Email into SharePoint. Since then we have seen the launch of SharePoint 2013 and also more widespread adoption of Office 365 (SharePoint Online). These more recent versions of SharePoint have introduced new ways of getting... Continue Reading →

Integrating Outlook Web Access (OWA) and SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 had a series of Web Parts dedicated to surfacing and interacting with an Exchange mail account directly from a page in SharePoint. Overview of the Outlook Web Access Web Parts (for SharePoint 2007 and 2010) If you are not familiar with the functionality here’s a quick overview (this info is... Continue Reading →

Implementing a simple SharePoint issue tracking system with cc: style notification emails when items are updated

The scenario This article describes how to setup a SharePoint list so that each item in the list has a column to allow selection of multiple people to be notified initially when the item is created and also every time the item is subsequently updated or edited. The scenario proposed to me recently went along... Continue Reading →

How HP are using OnePlaceMail to complete the HP TRIM/SharePoint integration story

In a recent blog post Dan Theobald (Business Analyst, HP Information Management team) details the use case of OnePlaceMail in a SharePoint/HP TRIM environment for achieving records management of email records. Dan continues to explain in detail how HP are internally using OnePlaceMail in a collaborative Help Desk solution built on SharePoint. In this solution... Continue Reading →

SharePoint Document Sets – Saving emails & documents

This new video is a great starting point for getting the most out of OnePlaceMail if you are looking to store related Email and Documents in Documents Sets in SharePoint 2010. The video shows SharePoint 2010 Documents Sets being used as a container to store email messages and documents for projects/tasks. The screencast shows interacting... Continue Reading →

Five out-of-the-box ways to get Email into SharePoint

One question I’ve been asked countless times is the native integration options of Outlook/Exchange and SharePoint in order to save or transfer email and have it stored in SharePoint. Before I jump into the different integration options available it is important to consider that once you’ve got the email in SharePoint how easy is it... Continue Reading →

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