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The Future of Work: The Third Workplace

The Future of Work: The Third Workplace

“Vote ???????? for working from home, or ???????? for returning to the office.”   Sound familiar? Social media and internal surveys have been awash with polls focused on the future of work – where do we want to work, how many days a week and for how long. Much of this...

Using Teams Channels to Create Collaborative Spaces

Using Teams Channels to Create Collaborative Spaces

Teams is the ultimate platform for sharing and collaboration and chances are, as a follower of this blog, you know that channels are at the heart the way you use Teams. You probably also know all about standard channels. But you may not know the benefits that private...

Do you Really Need UX in a SharePoint Build?

Do you Really Need UX in a SharePoint Build?

We spoke to Silicon Reef UX/UI Consultant Kate Molloy to understand the value that User Experience design brings to a SharePoint implementation.   Let’s start by posing the controversial question, is there really any need for UX planning with a SharePoint...

How to Balance Company Growth with Employee Happiness

How to Balance Company Growth with Employee Happiness

As companies scale and grow, it’s inevitable that the dynamic and culture within the business will shift. Of course, a small team of 10 will interact and work in a vastly different way to when your headcount reaches the hundreds or thousands. No matter where you are...

How to Successfully Embed Microsoft 365 in your Business

How to Successfully Embed Microsoft 365 in your Business

Technology is changing the way we work. No big news there, but the way it changes us is different now. Tech is no longer just a tool that we use, or an application that slots into the way we operate. Now the technologies and systems that we use day-to-day define...

Three Challenges of Great Collaborative Work Management

Three Challenges of Great Collaborative Work Management

Even if you haven’t heard of digital overload, the chances are you’ve probably experienced it. The number of communications, the duration of virtual meetings, and the length of the working day (from the first email or Teams chat in the morning until your last text at...

Pretty Awesome: 5 Steps to Perfect SharePoint Design

Pretty Awesome: 5 Steps to Perfect SharePoint Design

Microsoft SharePoint Modern allows you to organise your documents, content, media, and so much more, providing a key platform across which your employees can share, communicate, and collaborate. Once you’ve made the move, you’ll want to get your SharePoint...

Listen Up! This Could be the Dawn of the Age of Audio

Listen Up! This Could be the Dawn of the Age of Audio

Microsoft this month have introduced three new voice features to Outlook for iOS, bringing a welcome relief to users bombarded with emails and heralding a new wave of audio tools to enable more employee centric comms. With Zoom burnout, email fatigue, and Video Call...