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Sharing Minds Wins 2019 Nintex Partner Award for Customer Success - APAC

 
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Sharing Minds is pleased to announce we have been named a winner in the 2019 Nintex Partner Awards within the Customer Success – APAC category. 

Sharing Minds was recognized for our proven ability to accelerate business outcomes and results using the Nintex Process Platform. We have leveraged the powerful and easy-to-use capabilities of the Nintex Platform to digitally transform operations and enhance how people work.

“Nintex is honored to recognize Sharing Minds as a winner of the 2019 Nintex Partner Awards,” said Nintex CEO Eric Johnson. “Every day Nintex Partners, like Sharing Minds, help our customers achieve process excellence and digital transformation leveraging the Nintex Process Platform.”

We are thrilled to be named as one of this year’s Nintex Partner Award recipients. Through our 7-year long partnership with Nintex we have been able to deliver excellent, innovative, purpose-built solutions to our clients to assist with their business process mapping, management and automation needs. 

“It is a privilege and an honour to receive this award for the Sharing Minds team, in recognition of the hard work and effort our Consultants have shown over the last year: Nintex is one of our most valuable partners and we look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with the whole Nintex team, “ said Ben Creamer, General Manager of Sharing Minds.  

 
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“Over the last seven years, I have continually seen the Nintex Platform enable our clients to consistently improve their productivity and efficiency as a result of the automation, management and optimisation of their internal business processes,” explained Sharing Minds’ CTO and Founder Adam Clark. 

The Nintex Process Platform offers industry-leading process management and automation capabilities including: process mapping and management with Nintex Promapp®, robotic process automation (RPA) with Nintex Foxtrot® RPA, workflow automation, forms and mobile apps, document generation with Nintex DocGen® and Nintex Drawloop DocAutomation, and e-Signatures with Nintex Sign™ powered by Adobe Sign and process intelligence.

Thanks again to Nintex for the award and recognition, here’s to another year of delivering excellent business process automation solutions together! 

Published by: Sharing Minds Communications Dept
Date: Friday, 26 July 2019
Contact: 1300 611 359

SharePoint Conference 2019 Wrap Up

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This year, I had the pleasure of attending the annual SharePoint Conference (SPC) with one of our Senior Consultants, Shannon Carey, in tow. SPC is the premier SharePoint event offering sessions with expert tips on how to best utilise the platform and updates about the product roadmap as well as providing opportunities for networking with colleagues across the industry. This year was no exception as it was the 20th year since SharePoint’s humble beginnings running on an old server under Jeff Teper’s desk.

 
SharePoint Home Sites. Image credit: Microsoft

SharePoint Home Sites. Image credit: Microsoft

 

SharePoint Home Sites

The keynote session opened the conference with a range of speakers from Microsoft, and so too came one of the biggest announcements of the event, the launch of SharePoint Home sites. Through leveraging Communication sites, Home sites combines news, events, content, conversations and video which will emphasise organisational priorities and branding. Home sites are intended to be used with one per Office 365 tenancy and will eventually become the Home page on the SharePoint mobile app. 15 SharePoint Home sites launch partners were announced to coincide with the release and we were proud to hear Sharing Minds partners LiveTiles, Hyperfish and Wizdom are part of this cohort.

SharePoint Search Updates

There are many improvements to the Search functionality rolled out across the Microsoft 365 suite. In December 2019 custom refiners and verticals, display templates, more extensibility, more scalability, more content types, inline @Office help assistance and many more updates will be made available. As a result, content will be searchable within 15 seconds of an addition or change.

Multi-Geo Capabilities. Image credit: Microsoft

Multi-Geo Capabilities. Image credit: Microsoft

Multi-Geo Capability

New multi-geo capabilities have been announced for Office 365 Groups and SharePoint, which will enable users to store data in one or more locations they have selected. These capabilities satisfy data sovereignty requirements in each location and the user requirement has been lowered to organisations with 500+ users. This makes this feature available to more businesses that before and provides enterprise functionality for mid-sized organisations.

SharePoint Admin Centre Site URL Rename Functionality. Image credit: Microsoft

SharePoint Admin Centre Site URL Rename Functionality. Image credit: Microsoft

SharePoint Admin Centre - Site URL Rename

A host of improvements and updates to the SharePoint Admin Centre were announced during Jeff Teper’s opening keynote address. The most notable of which, site URL rename, was met with a raucous applause by the room of SharePoint devotees. This change will allow for the URL address of a site to be updated simultaneously when the site name changes and all future requests redirected to the new URL.

OneDrive Updates

Rolling out later in 2019 will be OneDrive Differential Sync, a new functionality which will only sync changes to files within a OneDrive, avoiding the need for the whole listing to be synced. This will save data and time usage for OneDrive users on the move.

Between sessions, I managed to find a few friendly faces around the exhibition, including Sharing Minds partners AvePoint, LiveTiles, Nintex and ShareGate. Keep an eye out on the Sharing Minds social media channels for some exclusive interviews I recorded with each of the partners about their product roadmaps and exciting updates.

Ben Creamer with Jeff Teper, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office, OneDrive SharePoint and Office Media Group.

Ben Creamer with Jeff Teper, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office, OneDrive SharePoint and Office Media Group.

A personal highlight of the event for me was meeting the legendary Jeff Teper. Known in the industry as the Godfather of SharePoint, it was a real honour to meet with Jeff and have a quick chat about the journey of SharePoint and where its headed in the future.

Already looking forward to next year’s SPC!

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Cheers,
Ben
Ben.Creamer(at)sharingminds.com.au