Lunch and Learn with Us

Lunch and Learn with Us

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, offering a free informational session as a taste of our Training Services between Mon 12/11/18 to Fri 21/12/18.

In these Lunch and Learn sessions, one of our Office 365 Experts will lead discussions on selected Office 365 tools with real demonstrations to increase user understanding.  Time spent with our Experts will help your staff embrace their Office 365 environment and inspire innovative ways to use the technology.

A Lunch and Learn (or Latte and Learn) session is an informative way to update your employees during a lunch, morning or afternoon tea break on all things Office 365.  Employees are either invited to bring their lunch or coffee with them or you may choose to provide a light lunch, morning or afternoon tea.

Session topics include:

  • Introduction to Office 365

  • Introduction to SharePoint Online

  • Introduction to Microsoft Teams

  • Introduction to Microsoft Flow

  • Introduction to Microsoft OneDrive

  • Introduction to Microsoft Forms

  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerApps

  • Introduction to Microsoft Planner

Why Lunch and Learn with us?

  1. A more casual alternative to formal training and seminars, the best Lunch and Learns become an integral part of the culture — and a tasty perk that everyone looks forward to.

  2. Make excellent use of time, which is already limited throughout the working day.

  3. Are an easy way to develop and motivate employees while creating a culture of communication, collaboration and learning.

  4. Remote employees can easily be included to feel like part of the team and fills the need for shared community.

  5. Continuous learning is critical for reinforcing training and building commitment to change.

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  • Promotion runs Mon 12/11/18 to Fri 21/12/18.

  • Book early to avoid disappointment. These Lunch and Learn sessions will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and spots will be strictly limited.

  • Sessions will be limited to 45 - 90 minute duration.

  • Sessions can be conducted at your own office or ours.  Our Brisbane boardroom can comfortably seat 12-14. Skype connections can be organised for remote staff.

  • Sessions are conducted on a demonstration Office 365 environment where applicable.

  • Session content is targeted at general user level.

  • Catering is not included.

To secure your Lunch and Learn training date please fill in the form below or call 1300 611 359 for further information.

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On Tuesday 23 October, Sharing Minds and LiveTiles joined forces to present a Breakfast Workshop, to discuss how technology and AI are transforming organisations and disrupting the digital workplace.

L to R: Bill Medill, Dennis Drover, Damien Neale

L to R: Bill Medill, Dennis Drover, Damien Neale

The first session was a discussion with Bill Medill and Kevin Berry from Toowoomba Catholic Schools and Ben Creamer from Sharing Minds, about TCS’ technology journey and decision to pursue a LiveTiles design solution.

Dennis Drover and Damien Neale from LiveTiles then led a live demonstration of LiveTiles in action and announced their FY19 Roadmap.

A short and sharp Q&A session followed and the event was closed with the announcement of the winner of the lucky door prizes, a 3D printer supplied by LiveTiles and a $50 coffee voucher.

LiveTiles’ intelligent workplace software empowers you to create modern intranet experiences tailored to your unique needs and enhanced by AI. We hope you were able to walk away from the event with the experts tips and tricks to build a modern intranet which you can evolve with your organisation’s needs.

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Damien Neale and Ben Creamer presenting
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Reid Skinner with Ben Creamer

Reid Skinner with Ben Creamer


Congratulations to Reid Skinner who won our business card giveaway - $50 credit to use at a cafe of his choice! We hope you’ll enjoy sharing the gift of caffeine with someone special.

And the major prize winner of the 3D printer was won by Lear Tromp. Big thanks again to LiveTiles for kindly donating the 3D Printer giveaway.

Lear Tromp and Ben Creamer

Lear Tromp and Ben Creamer

BRISBANE EVENT WRAP-UP: Workflows and more Workflows

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On Tuesday 9 October we were joined by Nintex for an information session hosted at Microsoft to discuss workflow technologies.

Adam Clark and Mathew Johnson

Adam Clark and Mathew Johnson

Sharing Minds CTO Adam Clark talked about a customer's journey to determine the best workflow tool for their requirements and the comprehensive selection process undertaken, comparing each of the leading workflow tools.

Mathew Johnson, Nintex Sales Engineer, then showed the audience a demonstration of Nintex's Intelligent Process Automation technology and explained the key features and benefits.  The Nintex IPA solution provides differentiated value for the end user and can be built without a single line of code to automate your business processes.

Get the slide deck

To help you along on your journey of selecting the right tool for the right job, please reach out to our Sales Team for a discussion about the best options for you.

We’d also be pleased to share the slide deck from this session, so please ask one of our friendly team via

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Workflow session with Adam Clark
Microsoft office - views over Brisbane and Southbank
Giveaway winner Bill Medill


Congratulations to Bill Medill who won our business card giveaway - $50 credit to use at a cafe of his choice! We hope you’ll enjoy sharing the gift of caffeine with someone special.

BRISBANE EVENT WRAP-UP: AvePoint and Sharing Minds tackle #MSTeams

Recently, we held the first of our Breakfast Workshop events with AvePoint and Microsoft at the Brisbane Microsoft office. Desmond Russell from Microsoft opened the event, followed by Sharing Minds' own Ben Creamer who gave an overview of Microsoft Teams, sharing his tips and tricks to maximise your Teams experience. AvePoint's Paul Olenick was the third and final presenter who shared his insights into managing governance within Teams.

Microsoft Teams is a fantastic tool to connect your organisation, we hope you were able to walk away with the tools to ensure Teams is managed correctly.

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Ben Creamer presenting an Introduction to Teams

Ben Creamer presenting an Introduction to Teams

Paul Cullen winner of giveaway


Congratulations to Paul Cullen who won our business card giveaway - $50 credit to use at a cafe of his choice and an Event Cinemas voucher! We hope you enjoy sharing your gift with someone special.

Sharing Minds Named Finalist for 2018 Nintex Partner Award

2018 Nintex Partner Awards - FINALIST - Sharing Minds

BRISBANE, QLD— 4 July 2018— Sharing Minds announced it is a finalist in the 7th annual Nintex Partner Awards.  

The 2018 awards recognise the valuable contributions channel partners like Sharing Minds have made in helping enterprises of all sizes, in every industry, improve the automation of business processes with Nintex technology. 

“Nintex partners help public and private sector organizations leverage the Nintex Platform to quickly turn their manual, paper-based and sophisticated processes into efficient digital workflows,” said Nintex CEO Eric Johnson. “We look forward to recognising our top Nintex partners in July for their industry expertise and business excellence.” 

The Nintex Platform includes powerful capabilities for advanced workflow automation, document generation, mobile apps, modern forms, process intelligence, and more. Enterprise organisations turn to no code workflow automation solutions like Nintex to improve line of business (LOB) productivity and to eliminate repetitive manual processes.

Winners of the 2018 Nintex Partner Awards will be announced by Nintex during an awards dinner on Sunday, July 15 in Las Vegas that coincides with the annual Microsoft Inspire partner conference. 


About Sharing Minds 

Sharing Minds is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SharePoint and Office 365 consulting and business productivity services, since 2008.  We partner closely with our clients to understand what they really need, tailoring individual solutions for individual business.  We are proud to partner with top tier organisations such as Nintex, to provide the best tools for our customers.

Sharing Minds has worked with many different businesses over the years, in many industry sectors, and in each case our approach is to understand the 'Why?' of the project.  In short, our solutions are designed to wrap around and underpin your business process, not the other way around.  This generates a solution outcome that is stronger, more accepted and has higher user engagement and organisation acceptance.

The Sharing Minds team are recognised as thought leaders with regard to utilising Azure, Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint as a platform for business transformation. We maintain a forward-thinking professional culture that attracts the best consultants, and we go well beyond the technology with a firm belief that it ultimately comprises only a small portion of the drivers for success in information management scenarios.

About Nintex

Nintex is the world’s leader in intelligent process automation (IPA) with more than 7,500 enterprise clients and 1,700 partners in 90 countries who have built and published millions of workflow applications. With its unmatched breadth of capability and platform support delivered by unique architectural capabilities, Nintex empowers the line of business and IT departments to quickly automate, orchestrate and optimize hundreds of manual processes to progress on the journey to digital transformation. Nintex Workflow Cloud®, the company’s cloud platform, connects with all content repositories, systems of record, and people to consistently fuel successful business outcomes. Visit to learn more.

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Published by:   Sharing Minds Communications Dept
Date:   Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Contact:   1300 611 359

Sharing Minds announces Training Services

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At Sharing Minds we design, build and deliver a range of solutions that empower users to do their best work, with tools based on familiar platforms.  Once we deliver your solution, we know the job still isn’t quite done – as the people who support and use the solution still need to be trained.

Sharing Minds is pleased to announce our suite of Office 365 Training Services, available broadly from June 2018.  These services are designed to complement your technology and solutions, demonstrating real examples to increase user understanding and inspire innovative ways to use Office 365.

Would your team benefit from an instructor-led course or presentation, with real demonstrations from your own Office 365 environment?  Time spent with our instructors will help your staff embrace their new solution, and deliver the value we know is possible.


Courses include:

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Introduction to Office 365, Introduction to SharePoint Online, Introduction to Microsoft Teams, Introduction to Microsoft Flow, Introduction to Microsoft PowerBI, Introduction to Microsoft OneDrive, Introduction to Microsoft Forms, Introduction to Microsoft PowerApps.

Booking guidelines:

  • Training sessions can be procured individually or in groups, and the minimum booking is a half day timeslot.
  • Training is conducted on your Office 365 environment and Administrative rights are required on a demo tenancy or Site Collection.
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To find out more on our Training Services, please contact or call 1300 611 359


Published by:   Sharing Minds Communications Dept
Date:   Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Contact:   1300 611 359

SHARING NEWS - November 2017

Ben Creamer and Adam Clark at #MSFTSummit - Sharing Minds

It's been a busy time of late at Sharing Minds with industry events, a new Brisbane office, the Spring Racing Carnival, the busy period leading up to Christmas and some new faces around the office.

In August we moved into a new office at 527 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley, as our team has been growing significantly over the last 12 months. Next time you're in the city please feel free to drop in and have one of the team show you around. 

Ben Creamer - Sharing Minds

In November we welcomed Ben Creamer to the team as General Manager, Carlos Garcia relocated his family to Brisbane and we farewelled our CEO Damien Neale.  Ben's addition to the team brings nearly 10 years of experience in consulting and service delivery and over 20 years across the Microsoft suite of products.  Ben's technical background also provides an understanding of the solutions our team develops to ensure everything we do is correctly aligned to our customers' requirements.

Damien Neale - Sharing Minds

Damien's departure from Sharing Minds is to one of our key partners, LiveTiles, who deliver visually stunning, easy to use and intelligent solutions on SharePoint, Office 365 and in the Cloud.  Damien's energy, passion and commitment to our Partners and customers has helped grow our business and mature some of our service offerings.  As a Partner, Damien will continue to work with Sharing Minds where possible and we would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Damien for his efforts over the last 18 months.

After an incredible year, we're looking forward to giving the team a well earned rest and keeping things quiet around the office.  Our doors will be closed from 12:00pm on Friday 22 December through to Wednesday 27 December, when the skeleton crew will keep things ticking.

Rest assured that the whole team will be (slightly tanned and) ready for a full return at 8:00am, Monday 8 January, 2018.

Please get in touch with your account rep prior to the shut down if you have any queries regarding your ongoing support or services during the break:  1300 611 359 or

Find your nearest Sharing Minds office location.

Published by:   Sharing Minds Communications Dept
Date:   Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Contact:   1300 611 359


Ben Creamer - Sharing Minds

It is with great pleasure that we welcome a new member to our Executive Management group.  Ben joins the team as our new General Manager to deliver some of the learnings he has amassed throughout 20+ years of Technical, Training and Management roles.

Ben's Microsoft background started in the early days of Windows NT and he was involved in building part of Australia's second biggest network (at the time).  This technical foundation in delivering solutions has provided Ben with the experience to advise businesses on the most appropriate use of Cloud services and technology.

Prior to joining Sharing Minds, Ben was in charge of a multi-million dollar Government Cloud project and before this Ben built and grew a Microsoft Professional Services business.  His team delivered a range of projects including Intranets, Portals, Document Management Solutions, Electronic Forms, Office 365 Migrations and training programs.

Throughout his career Ben has been designing, creating and delivering training solutions to thousands of customers around the world.  His management experience saw him run the IT and Training department with over 40+ staff in one of Australia's largest training companies.

Ben's passion for working with Partners has seen him build a range of close professional associations through a no-nonsense win-win approach. This has led to long term relationships where Ben is a trusted supplier of solutions and will increase the services Sharing Minds can deliver to our customers.

Ben's leadership skills were refined in his early days in the Royal Australian Air Force where he led and managed staff through a variety of challenging situations.  The military provides a fantastic training environment for young leaders and a range of skills to utilise in a growing organisation like Sharing Minds.  His leadership style is to understand, challenge and motivate staff to reach their personal goals.

In his personal time Ben enjoys a healthy lifestyle, a variety of sports and outdoor activities and spends his spare time raising his beautiful young family on the Sunshine Coast.

For further information please contact the Sharing Minds team on 1300 611 359 or 

Find your nearest Sharing Minds' office location.

Published by:  Sharing Minds Communications Dept.
Date:  Monday, 6 November 2017
Contact:  1300 611 359



Sharing Minds is delighted to invite you to a new webinar we're holding in conjunction with LiveTiles, on Tuesday 10 October from 11:30am AEST (12:30pm AEDST).

In this webinar, Andrew Jolly (Senior Solution Architect, Sharing Minds) talks with Vincent Siataga (SharePoint Project Lead of Mercy Community Services, Queensland). 

Join us as we dig beneath the surface and learn how they created an engaging environment for their distributed workforce of hundreds of users, that spans multiple interfaces and devices, and make the most of the opportunity to innovate.

Following the chat with Mercy, we’ll be spoiled with a sneak peek at the LiveTiles bot, presented by Nick Rameka – Global Vice President of Marketing at LiveTiles.

There will be time for Q&A, so BYO lunch and stay tuned till the end for your chance to ask some questions!

Don't miss it.

Now available to watch on demand via GoToWebinar.

Published by:  Sharing Minds Communications Dept.
Date:  Monday 25 September 2017
Contact:  1300 611 35




Sharing Minds is delighted (and ever so slightly scared) to announce that we’re participating in the 2017 Bridge to Brisbane fun run on Sunday 27 August.  We’ve collected quite a pile of dust as we’ve tipped out our running shoes and started peeling off our winter woollies for a great cause.

This year our fundraiser will be supporting the incredible work of Mercy Community Services in the area of family support. 

Mercy Community Services (MCS) supports a number of young people living with a disability who are unable to live with their parents and families and need specialised supports.

One young person they support – Tom* aged 10 – is unable to live with his family due to the nature of his disability and complex behaviours. He lives on his own in a customised apartment and receives support from MCS professional carers 24/7.

While Tom needs to live in this supported environment away from home, you can probably imagine his sense of loss and isolation at being apart from his parents and siblings.

To ensure Tom can maintain a connection with his family, MCS will work with Telstra Health to develop and install customised assistive and home automation equipment in both Tom’s apartment and his family’s home.

This technology will ensure Tom can regularly communicate with his family. He can utilise this amazing technology to see their faces and hear their voices and know that they’re there for him.

We are delighted to be able to fundraise for Tom and his family – to make such a significant difference in someone’s life with the aid of technology hit us right at our core.  

This technology does of course come at a cost. We need to raise $4,900 to make this happen. If you would like to help us connect Tom with his parents and siblings as he receives the intensive support he needs, please support us through our Bridge to Brisbane 2017 team fundraising.

Your support means Tom will have the best set-up to be able to maintain contact with his family while receiving the support he needs to live his life to his full potential. Please consider donating $20, $50 or simply the cost of one morning coffee to our campaign.

* Name and age has been changed to protect privacy

Published by:  Sharing Minds Communications Dept.
Date:  Thursday, 27 July 2017
Contact:  1300 611 35