With the seamless integration of Office 365 and SharePoint Online, Microsoft has breathed new life into SharePoint, one of the most used platforms for collaboration, document management, team collaboration, IT support, web portals, project management, financial reporting, forms routing, and much more. The problem is very few companies take the time to maximize what Office 365 can do!

5 Ways to Get The Most From Integrating Office 365 and SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online improvements over the last year include upgrades that drastically impact users in terms of transporting cloud-based Office 365 capabilities onto the SharePoint platform. HingePoint identifies 5 improvements we use to get the most out of Office 365 and SharePoint.

Office 365 Groups

The ability to leverage Office 365 Groups, which deliver group communication, is a solid alternative to popular messaging applications, such as Slack. Using Groups allows your team to view, edit, share all group files, view and schedule group meetings easily, allowing for better communication among team members.

For instance, a project team can leverage Office 365 Groups to centralize project communication, document sharing, and scheduling, thus reducing the need for external tools and streamlining project management processes.

Microsoft Flow

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The new workflow capabilities of Microsoft Flow feature code-free interaction with hundreds of third-party services such as Salesforce, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics, and more. Microsoft Flow puts real power in the hands of regular users by easily connecting and automating services vital to your business.

External Access

External access to SharePoint sites enables collaboration with partners, vendors, and customers while maintaining control over data security. Granting external access in SharePoint Online is a breeze and no longer a time-consuming inconvenience. Connect a Microsoft account to their company email or create guest links to give users access to folders, individual files, and sites within your environment.

New Mobile Responsive Layout

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The emphasis on mobile accessibility through the new layout of SharePoint Online enhances user experience and productivity, enabling employees to access and work on documents from any device, anywhere. This new layout includes rich text, images, videos, news, highlighted content, a customizable dashboard, and recent site activity, allowing for a more mobile-friendly content display. Mobile SharePoint access was a nightmare due to the need for more responsiveness. You can now access SharePoint from anywhere and communicate with your team remotely to get more work done quickly.

Power BI Integration

The integration with Power BI transforms how businesses visualize and analyze their data within SharePoint, offering rich, interactive reports and dashboards that support informed decision-making – display charts, dashboards, reports, KPIs, etc. on your SharePoint site using Embedding Power BI reports to a SharePoint page data to make the information readily available to users. Additionally, the analysis/metrics tools are now available within the program instead of having to import them, so significant time is saved on importing data from other sources. 

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If you properly implement SharePoint, it will transform your company’s productivity. Employees will be more efficient, you’ll have better access to your company’s data, and you’ll be able to better report on critical metrics. HingePoint’s custom SharePoint solutions have helped many companies struggling with unorganized data and manual, multi-step processes. Those customers have transitioned into a more organized, productive organization through automated workflows and easy-to-search information.

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