Projects Update - March 2019


Below is a summary of the projects we have been, and currently are, working on:

Development of two PowerApps and delivering of tailored training services to accompany the roll out of Windows 10 and Office 365 for a not-for-profit organisation.

Development of two custom tiles within LiveTiles as part of a custom intranet for a client in the training industry.

Organisational change management to support implementation of a new Office 365 intranet for a leading national airline organisation with over 10,000 seats.

Migration from JDE to SharePoint with organisational change management and communications planning to accompany the roll out for the Australian branch of a global organisation.

Intranet migration and redevelopment, moving from a SharePoint 2013 On Premises environment to SharePoint Online and a moderising of the user interface.

Configuration and deployment of a SharePoint 2016 environment for the client. Migration and upgrade from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016 was also performed. Finally, a PowerShell script was utilised to batch update QA documentation metadata across multiple libraries, while maintaining current versioning.


For a global firm with over 8,000 employees, a Document Review System and Auto Document Number Generation Platform was designed, developed and deployed. Additionally, several SharePoint Online quality of life improvements were made, including the complete automation of site deployment.

Merging of two intranet environments, one LiveTiles and the other SharePoint Online, following the amalgamation of two government departments. All content was consolidated and merged, leveraging the existing intranet environments.

Working with a state government department to migrate their SharePoint 2007 and 2013 environments to SharePoint Online, utilising ShareGate for both migrations. PowerShell scripts were used to assist with the migration process. Support services also supplied throughout the migration.

Development of two PowerApps (utilising Flow to manage process) for a health and wellbeing client. The client is currently developing a Power BI dashboard for management to allow them better visibility of incidents and hazards within their organisation.

Creation of a PowerApp for a mining client, which allows their Geo Tech Team to conduct mine (underground) inspections and record details by annotating mine maps, recording photo imagery and completing predefined inspection forms.  These details are then used to produce a Power BI report and dashboard, highlighting inspection numbers, ground conditions, activity by person over time, corrosion levels and more.  A specific requirement for the development of the app was to make it available at all times, even when many (most) of the inspections are and beyond network coverage.  The application takes advantage of PowerApps offline capability, something that was introduced in early 2018 and extended again in October last year.

New intranet created using LiveTiles with custom tile development, utilising ReactJS and Office UI Fabric for the construction client. A form was created using Microsoft Forms, Plumsail Forms and Microsoft Flow, as well as the design of a PowerApp for the client.


Migration from SharePoint 2007 and 2013 (client had two environments) using ShareGate. PowerShell scripts were utilised to assist with the migration. Support services were given to manage the roll-out for this state government department with over 1500 existing SharePoint sites.

A Migration Deep Dive Discovery exercise was undertaken, resulting in the development of a strategy to determine the best approach. Onsite assistance provided to assist with the migration, which is being undertaken by the client. A Power BI dashboard proof of concept with Asana integration was also produced for this health industry client.  A new internal job feed was also developed for the human resources team using and RSS feed and XSLT.

A migration of intranet and collaboration information moving from legacy SharePoint and file share environments to SharePoint Online, using a mixture LiveTiles and modern user interface designs.

Workshops and design to develop an External Collaboration Sites Framework to allow this large state government department to collaborate with other government entities as well as corporate organisations.

Published by: Sharing Minds Communications Dept.
Publication date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019