Microsoft continues to lead the way in helping organizations collaborate, share and communicate like never before. Even with a full-suite of easy to use tools, organizations struggle with establishing a clear direction for users that outlines what Office 365 application to use (SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, etc.) and when they should use them. One of the most common questions we hear is, “Should I use Microsoft Teams or SharePoint?”Read More
Microsoft is changing how people work. Office 365 has a comprehensive suite of applications that help organizations improve how they collaborate and communicate. However, there is one question we get with frequency,
“How do I know what application in Office 365 I should be using and when I should use it?”
If you are new to Microsoft Flow, you may be wondering if it may be the answer to automating and optimizing business processes. Well, we’ve been experimenting with Microsoft Flow and using it to build custom workflows for several months now, and we thought a blog that will help other users get started with Flow was in order. So, before you build a “flow”, take our advice and read our tips and best practices for users and organizations that are building their first Microsoft “flow”.Read More
“Look and feel” is an important consideration when building a solution that’s success is highly dependent upon user adoption. It is not unusual for our team of consultants to help customers in incorporating branding elements, so the application, website, or dashboard matches corporate themes. Power BI is no exception and organization’s have been looking to Kiefer to assist in the customized branding of the service and Power BI dashboards.Read More
In this SharePoint/Office 365 User Group session, we demonstrate the convergence of Microsoft technologies and will show the group how SharePoint, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps come together to automate a critical business process. Kiefer Senior Consultant, Satya Cherukumilli, will demonstrate how he automated and optimized a business workflow using Microsoft Flow and PowerApps.
The demo will show how a workflow is kicked-off, the process of routing and review, and ultimately, how approvals work in the workflow. We will give you an up-close look at how the solution was built, how it can have a significant impact on a process that is manual in nature or paper-based. The demo will focus on a simple workflow that is common across all organizations, large and small! We’ll also share other practical applications for Flow and PowerApps in this informative 1-hour session.
In this session:
- Learn more about Microsoft Flow & Power Apps
- See a demo of a Microsoft Flow that was built specifically for this session
- The Kiefer team shares other common processes that are ready for optimization using Flow and PowerApps
- Q & A with Satya
Satya is new to the area, but has delivered numerous sessions as a member of the SharePoint User Group in Alabama. Join us for a session that will help you get familiar with these new offerings from Microsoft and get a deeper understanding of how SharePoint integrates with the full-suite of Office 365 applications.
Registration required. Link coming soon.Read More
Ever wanted to make your roll-up of content look better than the out of the box (OOB) look and feel provided by SharePoint? If you have used a Content Search Web Part in SharePoint 2013 you know what I mean. The OOB templates provided to display the search results are not as spectacular anymore and it would be great to make it look so much better.Read More
Each Service Application in SharePoint runs within an Application Pool. The Application Pool controls the resources (memory, etc.) that a Service Application has available to it as well as controlling which account is used to run that service. By default, SharePoint groups many of its Service Applications together into one or two Application Pools. This may not always be the ideal scenario and you may have requirements to move Service Applications to run in their own dedicated Application Pool, or just to move them to another application pool so that you can control which Service Applications are grouped together and which account they run as.Read More
I have started running into a problem when I am trying to change the service account that is running the Search Host Controller Service in SharePoint 2013. When I go into Central Admin and change the account that is running the controller service, the controller service will end up stopped and it will not start. While in this state the search will start generating the following errors:Read More
In SharePoint 2013 farms when the index drive gets full the search app gets into an unhealthy state and can be difficult to get it to recover. The following steps can be used in order to recover the search application. The most common indicators that the search application has gotten into this unhealthy state (Besides search not working) is the Search Index Partition (in search topology) on the Search Admin Page shows a warning icon. However the following steps can be used to resolve the issue:Read More