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AxioWorks Newsletter January 2024: A Promising Start to the New Year!

Hello Reader,

We hope this newsletter finds you well and thriving. At AxioWorks, we are embracing the new year with great enthusiasm and are committed to achieving ambitious goals that lie ahead.

What has AxioWorks been up to?

We are thrilled to announce a significant development that marks the beginning of a promising year. AxioWorks has formed a strategic partnership with Lightning Tools, a renowned provider of advanced SharePoint web parts. This collaboration is a giant stride towards expanding our product offerings.

We are excited to introduce two innovative products from Lightning Tools:

  • Lightning Forms: Transform your SharePoint List Forms into dynamic business tools with ease. Its user-friendly interface allows for seamless customisation, making complex form creation a breeze.
  • Data Viewer: This tool is a game-changer for displaying external data within SharePoint. It offers versatile options to present data as tables or engaging charts. It’s an excellent alternative to the soon-to-be-decommissioned Business Connectivity Services (BCS), ensuring you stay ahead in managing and presenting your data efficiently.

In our commitment to continuous improvement, the next update of SQList, our flagship SharePoint to SQL Server synchronisation tool, is underway. We are diligently incorporating new features based on valuable feedback from our users. Your insights are instrumental in our journey to enhance SQList, ensuring it remains a tool that truly resonates with your needs.

Finally, at AxioWorks, we’re deeply immersed in exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for enhancing SharePoint. Our team is diligently working on developing an innovative tool that promises to revolutionise the way you interact with your SharePoint data. We’re excited about the journey ahead and look forward to sharing our progress with you.

As the year progresses, we hope it continues to be a prosperous and successful one for you. Your ongoing support and trust in AxioWorks are, as always, greatly appreciated.

Stay connected with the latest from AxioWorks by following us on LinkedIn. We value your engagement with our online presence and look forward to sharing our updates and insights with you.

Focus blog entry: Why Choose SQList for SharePoint Data Extraction Over DIY Solutions

In the ever-evolving world of technology and data management, the question often arises: “Why should I use a product like SQList when I can code my own solution or use a no-code alternative for extracting SharePoint data?” It’s a fair question, and in this article, we’ll explore the benefits of choosing SQList over the DIY route.

Read all the full article here.

M365 feature of the month: Create Child Flows in Power Automate Flow

In our latest video tutorial, we delve into the intricacies of designing and implementing Child flows within Microsoft Power Automate. This tutorial is specifically crafted to guide users through the process of creating these Child flows and seamlessly integrating them with a Parent flow. The concept of Child flows is a pivotal aspect of Power Automate, offering a robust solution for managing larger workflows.

Check our YouTube video here.

Featured content

Here is a small selection of interesting articles from the net.

Support update for Business Connectivity Services in Microsoft 365

SharePoint has a long history of helping users work with external data inside the SharePoint user experience, starting with the Business Data Catalog feature in SharePoint Server 2007. As SharePoint has evolved into a cloud-first service, so too have the options for customers that wish to integrate with external data sources. To simplify these options and provide the best experience for these scenarios going forward, Microsoft is announcing its plan to retire Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Microsoft 365 and focus on Microsoft Power Apps as its replacement technology.
Read more…

5 SharePoint features you can use in your Windows Explorer

If you enjoy the power of SharePoint document management, with its wonderful set of SharePoint-only features, like versioning and external sharing, then you will love this article. Suppose you decide to synchronize the SharePoint document library to your Windows Explorer using the Sync button. In that case, you can also enjoy some of the SharePoint features right in your Windows Explorer! In case you are not aware of this, let me explain some of the SharePoint features you can use in your Windows Explorer immediately.
Read more…

SharePoint Sites naming convention best practices

Does it matter what you name your sites, and should the organization have a naming convention in the first place? So, what I thought I would do today is list the best practices I accumulated over the years relating to the SharePoint Sites naming convention. And then, I will advise you on the specific reasons why you would need to create a proper naming convention for your SharePoint sites in the first place.
Read more…

That’s all folks, till next time.

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