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How to Exclude Suggested Viva Topics

The amazing thing about Microsoft Viva Topics is how well the AI engine is able to discover and group together lots of content from across your SharePoint Online estate. It is really quite phenomenal to see Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in action like this and we're getting the same positive and excited reaction from our clients who are using Viva Topics.

Could Microsoft Loop be the future of collaboration?

Microsoft Loop is the new application punted to change how people collaborate with their colleagues and perform daily tasks.  

Everything you’ve been wondering about using SharePoint for your Intranet

Looking for a new intranet and wondering whether to use SharePoint? If you’ve searched up ‘intranet sharepoint’ you’re not alone. With so many companies using Microsoft 365, and with SharePoint included in their M365 license, SharePoint is a logical choice for intranet software. SharePoint isn’t just a default however, it’s also a solid option; just ask the 200,000-plus organizations and 190 million people who use SharePoint for their intranets, team sites and content management.

And to add to SharePoint’s appeal, Microsoft has added SharePoint Connections to its offerings.

In this blog post, I’ll examine SharePoint in more detail:


It’s over 20 years since the creation of the first intranets. Technology has changed greatly in that time. The way people work from anywhere, at any time with any device has changed the world of work dramatically. Increasingly, the best intranets are business critical tools that people rely on to aid their work.

How Custom Metadata in Atlas Works

Digitizing case law documentation is one thing, but can you actually find anything in those millions of bytes of data? Here’s how custom metadata in Atlas saves time and quite possibly the legal professional’s sanity. 
 
Case Law – when previous legal cases constitute a binding precedent where the rationale, judgements, legal principles and interpretations of previous cases are documented so they can be applied to new cases – ensures the same practice and application of the law over time. A famous example from the United States is Roe v Wade, but each political jurisdiction, whether local, regional, or national will have hundreds, if not thousands, of cases lawyers are able to review.  

With remote working or work from home practices growing, filing cabinets are hardly fit for purpose when it comes to SharePoint document management. So how do legal firms create a SharePoint document management system where previous case law can be collated, stored, and easily accessed online?

Uploading digitized case law documentation is one thing, but without a powerful search and easy-to-use filtering configuration, that particular case you so urgently need becomes the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’. An intuitive, user-friendly experience here could be essential to a lawyer finding the right case law document … and winning their case. 

Why We Aren’t Waiting for Microsoft Teams Connect

I was pleased to hear at MS Ignite in early November that Microsoft Teams Connect (aka Shared Channels) will be made generally available in late 2021. Pleased, that is, because it’s a sign that it’s time for us to shine the light on Atlas Extranet. 

In this fast-paced world, Atlas Extranet is a feature ClearPeople developed and launched in Q1 of 2021. It’s a bit like Cinderella, working reliably in the background, waiting for the grand ball. 

What Microsoft New Commerce Experience Means For You

Microsoft is constantly adapting the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program as organisations' business needs change. Recently, Microsoft announced the New Commerce Experience which applies to seat-based offers. (A seat-based offer is a subscription that's offered 'per seat' for one user for cloud services - so it doesn't matter how many devices that person uses.)

Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) is part of a transformational journey that’s changing the way customers transact with Microsoft. It’s a multi-phase, long-term investment in the CSP programme aimed at helping partners accelerate business growth, simplify licensing, and better suit how customers prefer to purchase.

Microsoft initially added the New Commerce Experience for Microsoft Azure in 2019, and as of October 2021 included seat-based offers in CSP for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform.
 
NCE will change how you purchase Microsoft online services such as Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Windows 365. The goal is to reduce complexity and provide cost savings for longer term commitments, while introducing additional features to make CSP comparable to the legacy Enterprise Agreement (EA).

Combatting corporate memory loss

Preventing corporate memory loss in your workplace will contribute enormously to your people feeling like they’re part of a team and knowing what’s expected of them. In the ‘age of the employee’ it’s the secret ingredient to company success.  

Microsoft Viva Learning - Features and Licensing

MS Viva Learning is available as an app within Teams. Organisations and their users can access Viva Learning's features either through a 'seeded' or 'premium' license.

Viva Learning - quick intro

Excited about Microsoft Viva Learning?

You may have just seen Microsoft's General Availability announcements about Viva Learning - or perhaps you're simply wondering what Viva Learning is?

Effective onboarding practices for hybrid working

There’s a great deal of debate about the best ways for companies to operate in an increasingly competitive environment. The hybrid working model, which embraces both ‘face-time’ and remote work arrangements, or a combination, is one option that’s gained traction with many organizations. This post outlines how you can ensure your organization's hybrid working model’s success by following eight easy steps during onboarding.