Practical Implementation of a Three State WorkFlow in SharePoint 2013

The third post in my ongoing series of “Simple Workflows with SharePoint 2013” will demonstrate the practical implementation of the Three State WorkFlow to automate a routine business process. Before going further, make sure to read my second post as prep for this one. To get started, I will assume that you have set up a Three State WorkFlow and chosen…

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How to Create a Three State WorkFlow in SharePoint

There are many different scenarios in an everyday work environment which can benefit from automated SharePoint WorkFlow. If a repetivite task needs to be completed on a consistent and auditable basis, it’s likely to be a good candidate for a workflow process. Some examples include expense approval, form creation, or time approvals. This blog post will delve into the process…

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Creating a Simple Workflow in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint document and list item workflows are an excellent way to automate repeatable business processes with SharePoint 2013. Workflows allow users to create a model of how a business process should be carried out, and then to automate and audit that business process. There are several different ways to create SharePoint Workflow. The easiest way to create workflows on a document or list…

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How to Create Cross Site Collection Global Navigation in SharePoint 2013

Consistency always plays a vital role to managing sites and subsites in SharePoint. One of the best improvements in SharePoint 2013 was the expanded managed metadata servcie. Now the best practice to managing cross site collection navigation is to use the Managed Term Store as your global navigation tool. Global navigation brings ease to SharePoint Administrators and Users. Instead of…

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How to Create an Enterprise Wiki in SharePoint 2013

With the tremendous increase in knowledge sharing and management in the businesses world, the need for central information repositories and real time communication can be a confusing landscape. SharePoint has proved itself to be one of the best collaboration platform and is probably already in your IT environment. If you have access to SharePoint, I think the Enterprise Wiki is…

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Implementing a SharePoint Permissions Plan in 5 Steps (Part 1)

For the uninformed, SharePoint’s massively configurable permission schema can be overwhelming. If you have recently taken on the responsibility of administrating your team’s SharePoint site and know very little about SharePoint permissions then this post is for you. SharePoint security is endlessly customizable and the user interface stinks, but with a little patience you can take control of your information.…

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Minimize storage consumption with SharePoint

Minimize storage consumption in SharePoint One of the biggest rising issues in the information technology world is the exponential growth of user driven data demands. Due to the boom in technology the need for memory has consistently increased exponential and shows no signs of slowing. Both small and large organizations are seeing their users consume data storage space as fast…

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Data Duplication and Resource Management

Turbo Boost Your SharePoint Adoption   As more and more companies move their intellectual knowledge towards SharePoint we are see a growing SharePoint adoption problem. SharePoint gets set up, files get moved over, communications and user accounts are sent out, and yet people continue to use SharePoint like a network drive. Part of the problem is email. Users like email;…

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Site Mailboxes vs. EasyBox 2013

Site Mailboxes vs. EasyBox 2013   With SharePoint Online comes a heavily advertised feature called Site Mailboxes. Does this mean SharePoint is merging with Outlook? Not really. Site Mailboxes simply allow emails to be sent to a SharePoint document library, the same as the Email Enabled Document Libraries of 2010. The problem is that, as with any email, the first…

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