About Ryan Charnock

Red Level's Collaboration Team Lead

Microsoft Teams Shortcuts

How often do you use shortcut commands such as Ctrl + C or Ctrl + V? Mostly likely a lot, or more than you can count. The truth is learning how to use to shortcut commands help us as users to familiarize with the system and use it. Same goes for Microsoft Teams! If you are struggling to find documents, things, or functions in Teams check our these shortcut commands. You may find they make it easier to embrace Microsoft Teams. Navigation- Alt +1 = Activity Alt + 2 = Chat Alt + 3 = Teams Alt + 4 = Meetings Communication- Ctrl + Shift +D = Decline Call Ctrl + Shift +S = Accept Call Other examples- Alt + [...]

Use Report Builder 2012 to Visualize Your SharePoint Data Part 2

Quick and Dirty Reporting for SharePoint 2013 Applications - Part 2 Last week I shared with you how to build a report with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Report Builder. This week we will dive into how to get these reports to display in your SharePoint environment. Part 2: Display the report in the SharePoint Navigate to a library within your SharePoint site. It can really be anywhere users who have access to the report data also have access. I like to use a library within the site where the source data is stored. Upload the report you just created and saved locally. Click the button: Open For a quick test, click on the report that just got uploaded. It should open and [...]

The Yammer Hammer

Focus the Yammer’s purpose to communication, by removing file management features. I always keep my keys in the same place, on a hook at home, my backpack at work or my right coat pocket. With my daughter now driving, my car is taken out on a random basis, and my keys are often NOT found where I expect. However, with a few minutes of search, they are usually found. The issue is not the multiple drivers, it’s that there are multiple good places to store the keys at home. The Kitchen counter, the table by the front door, my daughter’s purse and our key rack at the back door. The same is true with Office 365 and file management. There [...]

SharePoint Migration and History

I have a client who asked me “Will I lose historical content approval information if it is disabled, migrate in some files and then enabled it?” Specifically, can I... Migrate in new files to a library with the SharePoint Content Approval and publishing workflow configured. Don’t trigger the publishing workflow. There would be so many new approvals Default new files to the status of Approved Don’t lose historical versions and approval status. A simple test example was needed to try this out. Create a Document Library: I created a new Document Library with the following: SharePoint Version: SharePoint Online  App: Document library   Experience: Classic   Library Settings > Version Control > Content Approval: (Yes)  Library Settings > Version Control > Version Settings > Major and Minor Drafts:  (Yes)  Library Settings > Workflows [...]

Microsoft Teams and Collaboration Tool Landscape

The Situation: Productivity continues to be on the radar of many companies. A copious amount of time is wasted searching for data, the increased volumes of email and the fact users are asked to collaborate with 2x more teams than they did 5 years ago all lend to lost productivity. This time lost hurts daily productivity. The ingredients that make up our business world are changing faster and faster. Will we find a tool that helps? The Solution: IT leadership is asked to provide a tool that can help facilitate collaboration in an engaging, socially interactive way. From: The Ultimate Guide to Chat-based Tools http://bit.ly/2n3kB9O Evaluation of Existing Tools Microsoft has had a few products within the collaboration space. These [...]