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Announcing the Chicago Women in Technology (WIT) Network and Event
Anjali Bharadwa

Announcing the Chicago Women in Technology (WIT) Network and Event

I am excited to announce the launch of the Chicago WIT Network! WIT (Women in Technology) is a community of professionals across the world that believe in making it easier for women to imagine, begin, and develop a career in IT. There are over 80 chapters in over 40 countries that provide a vast and varied network of events, contacts, and opportunities. As co-chair of the Chicago WIT chapter, I am especially excited to further WIT’s mission: Build a global community of l...

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Simplify Your Document Management with SharePoint Metadata
Anjali Bharadwa

Simplify Your Document Management with SharePoint Metadata

Have you ever had a hard time searching for a document in a web of nested folders? So have I. What starts out as a few, organized folders can quickly turn into a messy and confusing file system. Fortunately, SharePoint offers a solution by tagging documents with metadata. Document Management in SharePoint allows you to find documents easily and determine information about the document before you open it. For example, using metadata allows you to tag documents with two different categorie...

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 How to Add SharePoint To Your Favorites in Windows Explorer
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How to Add SharePoint To Your Favorites in Windows Explorer

SharePoint is a great resource for storing and organizing documents. A common argument I hear from users about switching to SharePoint from their network drive is that it takes too long to get their documents in SharePoint.  Create the Document Save it to PC Navigate through SharePoint to find Desired Document Library Browse for document on PC to upload it to SharePoint Then delete the file from the P (if they remember). Fortunately, there's an easy workaround.  ...

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Holiday Cheer in 2014 at DMC Chicago
Anjali Bharadwa

Holiday Cheer in 2014 at DMC Chicago

The, now annual, DMC Holiday Cheer party lets DMC engineers, consultants, and employees relax with their families over good food, gifts, and laugher. Just as last year, our special guest was Santa Claus, and he not only took pictures with kids, families, and couples, but he also sang Christmas carols with everyone.  The kids decorated giant gingerbread men and engaged in an intense candy cane hut throughout the office while the adults drank delicious seasonal beer and other holiday libat...

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Color Coding Lists in SharePoint 2013, 2016, or Office 365
Anjali Bharadwa

Color Coding Lists in SharePoint 2013, 2016, or Office 365

My last video blog on color coding in 2010 was a huge success and now that everyone is moving to Office 365, I often get questions about how do we make this work in SharePoint 2013, or later. (If you are wondering why you should upgrade to newer versions of SharePoint, check out 10 Reasons Why Business Users Should Upgrade to SharePoint 2013.) There is one key difference, which if you do not complete, your color code icon will not display. The new step is to change the list web part to a...

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10 Reasons Why Business Users Should Upgrade to SharePoint 2013
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10 Reasons Why Business Users Should Upgrade to SharePoint 2013

Ever wondered what the benefits of SharePoint 2013 are in comparison to SharePoint 2010? The ten most useful features of SharePoint 2013 for Business Users are listed below:             1. You can drag and drop documents into document library 2. You can edit a list in spreadsheet mode by just clicking edit list 3. You can see a preview of the document before opening it  4. When you start to type in a name, it will provi...

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Second Annual DMC Picnic
Anjali Bharadwa

Second Annual DMC Picnic

DMC employees, friends and family enjoyed fun, sun, beer, and games at the Second Annual DMC Picnic this past Sunday, July 27. We decided to hold our picnic at Linne Woods in Morton Grove, IL, just 20 minutes outside of the city. The preserve was a perfect spot right off of the highway and thankfully near a local store where we were able to grab things like scissors, markers, and extra ice. A great escape from the hustle of city life and the average workday, we were able to enjoy the serene b...

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Holiday Cheer at DMC
Anjali Bharadwa

Holiday Cheer at DMC

DMC hosted a Holiday Cheer Event on Friday, December 13th for DMC employees and their families. Our official Holiday Party is a formal adult-only event that is typically held in January when everyone’s calendar opens up. The Holiday Cheer Event was a casual get-together for all ages and included lots of holiday-themed activities. We started by making holiday puppets out of pipe cleaners, felt, and googly eyes!  Then the kids had a chance to let out their energy during the Candy Can...

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DMC  Earns Microsoft CRM Certified Software Advisor Status
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DMC Earns Microsoft CRM Certified Software Advisor Status

DMC has earned the status of Microsoft CRM Certified Software Advisor. This certification recognizes DMC’s investment and dedication to implementing a superior CRM application while providing knowledge and support to its CRM customers. This new competency demonstrates DMC’s expertise in planning and implementing a CRM solution through customization of the CRM application to fit the needs of its customers. Microsoft awards Software Advisor Certifications to partners who have demons...

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DMC's Company Picnic
Anjali Bharadwa

DMC's Company Picnic

DMC held its first company picnic a few weeks ago at Chicago's LaBagh Woods. I have fond childhood memories of attending my parents' company picnic, especially hanging out with the other kids from their workplace, tossing water balloons, and jumping on the moonwalk. I wanted my children to have those memories as well, and luckily was able to make that happen with DMC's Activity Fund budget. Finding a location was my biggest challenge, as there aren't many grassy areas in ...

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DMC at Disney on Ice
Anjali Bharadwa

DMC at Disney on Ice

Being the lone DMC Mom, I wanted to plan an opportunity for DMC kids to take advantage of one of the cool DMC sponsored activities. The perfect child friendly event: Disney on Ice at the United Center!  DMC employees, spouses and 10 DMC kids met in Chicago to watch the Disney princesses tell their stories while gliding over a stage of ice. We watched Ariel (The Little Mermaid) fall in love with a human, Belle (Beauty and the Beast) be enchanted by the Beast, Rapunzel (Tangled) discover...

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New Features in SharePoint 2013
Anjali Bharadwa

New Features in SharePoint 2013

Have you heard about the new SharePoint 2013 but not quite sure if you are ready to take the plunge? Here is a glimpse of what’s new that may help swing your decision.   Look and Feel  The SharePoint user interface has overall been revamped in 2013. The user interface is very graphic and updated. Graphic tiles are now used in lieu of text to display the options when visiting a page.           User Interface   Use...

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Automatically Create a Site Using SharePoint Designer Workflow
Anjali Bharadwa

Automatically Create a Site Using SharePoint Designer Workflow

In the event that a site needs to be created when an item is added to a list, users are able to manually create the site from the out-of-the-box templates or even a customized template if one has been created. To avoid users having to perform these manual steps and take the chance of them creating the site incorrectly, the custom "Create a Site" action from ILoveSharePoint which can be downloaded free is the perfect tool. This action, along with other custom actions that a...

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SharePoint Designer Workflow Mysteries: Why Your Changes Won't Take Effect
Anjali Bharadwa

SharePoint Designer Workflow Mysteries: Why Your Changes Won't Take Effect

I recently encountered an error in SharePoint Designer without a lot of documented information available and wanted to share my workaround with others who may be experiencing it. The bug occurs when attempting a specific action in SharePoint Designer 2007 and 2010, known as “collect data from user.” In SharePoint Designer 2007 the options you choose will not be marked as complete when you click “Finish.” The solution is to click throu...

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4 Tips to Avoid Continuous Credential Prompts in SharePoint 2010
Anjali Bharadwa

4 Tips to Avoid Continuous Credential Prompts in SharePoint 2010

In some cases, regardless of how well a SharePoint site is built out, users express frustration when discussing the user experience. Examples are asking for your credentials every time you open a file, experiencing long wait times, or having trouble accessing pages. As it turns out, the difficulties that they are experiencing can usually be solved with a few simple configuration settings on your web browser. Here are some quick tips that can be performed by any novice user to enhance your use...

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Manage your Sales Process using SharePoint Workflows
Anjali Bharadwa

Manage your Sales Process using SharePoint Workflows

Imagine you are a business that has leads coming in, but you don't have any processes defined to track these opportunities. Tasks may fall off the radar and become missed opportunities which means a loss of revenue and profit for your business. SharePoint Workflow is a cost effective solution that can bring in an immediate and hefty return on investment. In this example we are demonstrating an Internet company that sells custom t-shirts and other novelties. &...

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SharePoint on the Microsoft Office 365 Platform
Anjali Bharadwa

SharePoint on the Microsoft Office 365 Platform

SharePoint can now be accessed in the cloud using Microsoft’s latest business offering, Office 365. Office 365 offers access to a cloud-based suite of Microsoft applications that only require a browser and an Internet connection to access. The full suite includes: SharePoint Online Office Web Apps (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Exchange Online Lync Online Forefront Online Office 365 applications are hosted at Microsoft data centers, which tout a 99.9% uptime guarantee and...

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SharePoint 2007 and 2010 - Color Coding Custom Lists and Tasks
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SharePoint 2007 and 2010 - Color Coding Custom Lists and Tasks

Humans are visual by nature so creating a graphic icon for a list of items or tasks can be extremely beneficial when trying to sort through data. Without having to configure SharePoint Designer or writing custom code, you can create a simple color coded icon that will enhance your list tremendously in just a few minutes. Tip - For a list of available colors, click here Step 1 - Create a “Color” column in your list. This column can either be calculated using other data...

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Document Sets in SharePoint 2010
Anjali Bharadwa

Document Sets in SharePoint 2010

In many cases, a deliverable will have multiple files as part of a standard set of documents that are used together to fulfill the needs of the deliverable. Some examples would be: A manufacturing company has documents related to design, testing, and fabrication for each product it manufactures. A sales team has documents related to requirements, subcontractor quotes, estimating sheets, and the resulting proposal. A marketing team has branding materials, brochures, and advertisements r...

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