Microsoft Flow for Android

Microsoft Flow, a workflow management tool, has launched on Android. Flow debuted in April on the web and to iOS. It came about as an interface that lets users integrate two or more cloud services to create workflows such as alerts, data organization, messages, emails, and more.

Screenshot_20160825-144928.pngFlow looks to be a direct competitor to IFTTT and Zapier, though the two have been around longer and offer more functionality. Microsoft Flow is more focused on SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics CRM, and other business tools and integrating those tools to other services such as Slack, Salesforce, GitHub, and others.

Some uses that were marketed were integrating twitter and automating tweets, getting a text message when you have received an email, copying files from SharePoint to OneDrive, integrating with Dropbox and Instagram, and more.

Users can start with many templates that are online. Once the app is booted it will take users to these templates.

This could help many power users connect to different services or manage data and create streamlined workflows.

Business Processes- Build Smartly and Use Quickly with O365 and Nintex

Every company has dozens of business processes, from simple approval processes to complex on-boarding processes. Companies that don’t have a solution to automate business processes will likely suffer from getting lost in complicated processes, wasting valuable time, stagnating business success, and even losing money. Though it doesn’t have to be this difficult, there are several solutions such as Nintex workflows that you can use to automate your business processes or even make it easier to create workflows.

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Having a workflows solution can greatly increase work efficiency, provide quick ROI, and boost the success of your company.

Learn more and register for the webinar “Business Processes- Build Smartly and Use Quickly with O365 and Nintex” on June 29th from 12:oo pm – 1:oo pm PST. 

Microsoft has released the latest Version of SharePoint on premise! SharePoint 2016

Microsoft has released the latest version of SharePoint on premise: SharePoint 2016 and like all new things there will new features, functionality, and other changes that you might want to know. So lets go through some changes with SharePoint 2016.

With the new UI you can see a reflection of Office 365 and it’s purposefully done that to merge both environments.

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There are User, System, and Security Improvements

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Hybrid integration is the biggest update to SharePoint. Now you can utilize cloud features such as One Drive for business and Delve (Which will be available for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013). In addition you can now create a server to server connection to create a single environment for users and take advantage of Hybrid connections such as SharePoint Hybrid Sites, which makes it easier for users to follow their SharePoint on premise and SharePoint Online sites by creating a central location for followed sites.

Microsoft has invested in HTML5 to help users better access their SharePoint sites via smartphone. There’s a lot of improvement in creating a new touch friendly interface and device specific targeting of content personalization.

There’s also an update in SharePoint configuration with the newly introduced MinRoles. Through MinRoles you choose a specific role for your servers: Front-End, Application, Distributed Cache, and Search, with the option for custom and Single-Server Farm.

Migration is only possible from SharePoint 2013, enhancements in compliance, and limitations, there is alot to discuss about SharePoint 2016. Check out this webinar: Discover SharePoint 2016 to understand the changes with SharePoint 2016.

 

Immersit makes tech to create the most on screen immersive experience

A company is taking a brave step towards building an immersive environment, one where you can take part of the on screen action. Immersit, based in Paris, is turning furniture into simulators that move along with whatever you are playing on your screen.

The company adds four pneumatic “feet” to your couch or chair and with combination to air enables it to move and jump according to what you’re watching or playing. It can make your couch or chair move back and forth, side to side, heave up and down, and can vibrate.

Currently there aren’t other companies selling this type of product. Except unless you go to an adventure park where in some cases there are theaters that have these types of seats. Immersit is the first company to try to bring this technology to the public.

The technology can handle 1,100 pounds (500 Kilograms), around the weight of 4 people. A central control module receives motion code form a laptop or computer, then using wi-fi it operates the feet and syncs with what’s on the screen. For some 4DX systems such as roller coaster rides and other games the users must pre-program their blue ray player in order for it to work. Currently the cost hasn’t been set.

Setting Alerts- SharePoint 2013

Did you know you can setup alerts in SharePoint to be notified on changes that might happen in specific lists/libraries or individual items? This guide will show you how to setup alerts so you can keep a track of your lists/libraries or items.

  1. Go to the site for the list or library where you want to setup the alert.
  2. select the list or librarySite 1.png
  3. Click on the LIBRARY tab above
  4. Select Alert Me
  5. Select Set alert on this library Set Alert 3.png
  6. Go through and select your preferences
    1. Title
    2. Send Alerts To
    3. Delivery Method: E-Mail or Text Message (SMS)
    4. Change Type- Type of changes to the item that trigger alerts
    5. Send Alerts for These Changes-How the item is changed
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    7. Once you have chosen your preferences select OK to complete the alert
    8. You can also manage your alerts by clicking on Manage Alerts under AlertsManage Alerts.png
    9. Here you can manage your alerts or add new alerts
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    11. Here you can keep a track of lists or libraries and individual itemsMy Alerts New Alert 6.png

Now you know how to setup Alerts and Manage Alerts!

How to Sync Outlook and SharePoint Calendars

This guide is to help those seeking to integrate Outlook and SharePoint calendars, so you don’t have to continuously alternate between the two. You will need to have Outlook on your desktop as you cannot sync via online, OWA.

Lets sync the calendar.

  • Navigate to the calendar you want to sync to Outlook

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  • Click on the “Calendar” tab, above the top link navigation
  • Then click on Connect to Outlook, on the right

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  • You will notice a popup that asks for permission to connect, select yes

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  • Once your calendar is synced this is what you will see

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