Ask Sympraxis

“Ask Sympraxis” is a bi-weekly webinar series, where we discuss an array of topics and answer your submitted questions. Join us by downloading our recurring calendar event. You can also join us directly in the meeting without downloading the event.

Use our handy form to submit your questions and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date about upcoming webinars and announcements. Not a fan of newsletters? Follow @SympraxisC on Twitter for bi-weekly #AskSympraxis webinar topic announcements.

After each session, we post the recorded sessions and resources. Browse our YouTube channel to see all previous Ask Sympraxis sessions.


“SharePoint is Slow” – What Can We Do About It?

Wednesday, December 16th at 12:30 PM ET

In this session, we will explore some of the reasons your site may be running at a less than optimal speed, the tools you can use to identify the culprits, and some solutions to reduce the bloat.


Migrating Your File Shares to SharePoint Online

Wednesday, December 2nd at 12:30 PM ET

We’ve done a lot of migrations and we’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way. In this session, we will explore things to consider before migrating your content and the different tools to support the migration of your content from file shares to SharePoint Online.

Resources & Takeaways


Modern PnP Search Web Parts

Wednesday, November 18th at 12:30 PM ET

What are the Modern PnP Search Web Parts?​ A set of web parts like those on legacy search results pages:  search results, search filters, search verticals, search box + search pagination

Resources & Takeaways


Putting the Unity in Community – A guide to Community Resources

Wednesday, November 4th at 12:30 PM ET

Join us as we talk about something that brings us all together Community. Learn about how to avail yourself of, and contribute to, all of the tools and resources in the M365 community, the best community in tech!

Resources

Patterns and Practices (PnP) Community

Microsoft Tech Community

Facebook Groups


Branding & User Interface Customizations

Wednesday, October 21st at 12:30 PM ET

Join us as we talk about what it takes to make a visually appealing and accessible intranet. We will look at some of the new functionality coming this year and what you can do today.

Resources and Takeaways


Microsoft Ignite Recap

Wednesday, October 7th at 12:30 PM ET

We had a lightning round session of the Sympraxis’ highlights and top takeaways from Microsoft Ignite. Fill out our Ignite 2020 Deep Dive Poll to vote on what you’d like to hear more about in future #AskSympraxis sessions: https://symp.info/Ignite2020poll

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Microsoft 365 Maturity Model

Wednesday, September 9th at 12:30 PM ET

We often hear from people in the community that they know they aren’t using Microsoft 365 capabilities as fully or as efficiently as they would like. Taking a holistic view of the technology and gaining an understanding of current state vs. desired state can help organizations:

  • Understand and compare options for solving business problems
  • Focus time, energy and resources on the right priorities
  • Identify the budget and resources to move ahead
  • Establish a baseline to show improvement over time

Resources and Takeaways


Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

Wednesday, August 26th at 12:30 PM ET

Microsoft 365 learning pathways released the multilingual version 4 on June 27th with support for 9 languages. This overview discusses that release and it’s impact on governance and adoption of Microsoft 365.

Resources and Takeaways


Task Management in M365:  What to Use When

Wednesday, August 12th at 12:30 PM ET

Are you struggling with tracking work across projects, cross-functional initiatives, and departmental objectives? Microsoft 365 has many options for personal and team action item tracking but which one is right for your organization? In this #AskSympraxis session we will explore the capabilities and limits of OneNote, Outlook Tasks, To Do, Planner, SharePoint Lists, and Project Online.

Resources and Takeaways


SharePoint 2010 Workflow Retirement – Part 2

Wednesday, July 29th at 12:30 PM ET

We had such a great discussion about this topic the last time, we’re going to cover it again! Several of us are getting deep into this topic for client projects, and we have more learnings and suggestions.

Resources and Takeaways


SharePoint 2010 Workflow Retirement

Wednesday, July 15th at 12:30 PM ET – Special: one hour!

We bring you a special one-hour episode of AskSympraxis due to Microsoft’s recent blog post from Chris McNulty and support article about ending support for SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Online.

SharePoint 2010 workflows could be created in SharePoint Designer, as could SharePoint 2013 workflows. SharePoint 2010 workflows also underlie the out-of-the-box classic workflows. The Microsoft announcement is about both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 workflows, but the schedule for each is different.

Clarification:
We wanted to clarify a few points in the recording. There are multiple HTTP related actions. Send an HTTP request to SharePoint is a free connector and allows you to make a request to the SharePoint REST API. There is also an HTTP action that allows you to make an HTTP request to any endpoint. This is a premium connector. In the video, we talked about calling child flows. This would require using the HTTP action and would be a premium feature.

Flows are no longer calculated using pooled calls. We said that it was 5000 calls per account per month. This is incorrect. Flows are not calculated that way anymore. Instead, there are limited by the number of API calls/day. Different plans provide different numbers of calls.

Thanks to John Liu for pointing out these errors.

Resources and Takeaways​


Classic to Modern: Classic to Modern Web Part Mapping

Wednesday, July 1st at 12:30 PM ET

Microsoft is continuously evolving and improving SharePoint Online to be more engaging, flexible, responsive, and easier to use. One of the biggest shifts has been from SharePoint’s classic to modern and Microsoft’s investments are all in modern now. At some point, you will need to move from classic to modern, and you should want to because of the much-improved capabilities. 

Resources and Takeaways​


Classic to Modern: Modernization Starts & Stops

Wednesday, June 17th at 12:30 PM ET

Microsoft is continuously evolving and improving SharePoint Online to be more engaging, flexible, responsive, and easier to use. One of the biggest shifts has been from SharePoint’s classic to modern and Microsoft’s investments are all in modern now. At some point, you will need to move from classic to modern, and you should want to because of the much-improved capabilities. 

The move to modern changes the capabilities available to you in navigation, branding, information architecture and site hierarchy, search, sharing and permissions, performance, and multilingual capabilities. Join Sympraxis as we talk about key things to consider as you plan your transition from Classic to Modern to ensure your modernization is more than a lift and shift. 

Resources and Takeaways​


Microsoft 365 Community Content

Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:30 PM ET
Join us to talk with the Sympraxis Team about how we talk about the new Microsoft 365 Community Content repo and how this relates to our work and how you can get involved. If you have any questions use the link above.

Resources and Takeaways​


Managing Your Work Across Multiple Tenants

Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30 PM ET
Join us to talk with the Sympraxis Team about how we try to tame the craziness that is working with multiple tenants.

Resources and Takeaways


Documentation Best Practices

Wednesday, May 6th at 12:30 PM ET
The Sympraxis Team talks about documentation. Who needs it, what it is important, and what is our take on the best form factor for it.

In case you missed it check out the recording.


Managing Guest Access in Your Tenant

Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:30 PM ET
In case you missed it check out the recording.


How to Decide When to Write Custom Code

Wednesday, April 8th at 12:30 PM ET