SharePoint Reaches 200 million users


In usage stats released by Microsoft recently, SharePoint, Microsoft’s premium team collaboration platform has passed the 190 million paid users mark. With an ecosystem supporting over 200,000 organizations worldwide, supported by over 50,000 partners, the usage of SharePoint globally is only expected to grow. Continue reading

Free ebook: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid


I recently introduced a Visio class of mine to Office365. The 5 minute verbal intro to Office365 blew them away so much that one student asked if it was possible to create a worfklow in Office 365, of which I referred him to Sharepoint. Now with Sharepoint hybrid things have just got a lot easier for Office 365 users. Continue reading

Meet Microsoft Power BI

Powerful Visualization Tool For Your Business


For a long time now, Business Intelligence (BI) has been a discipline and  a practice reserved for hard-core Sql Developers who often build complex data transformation packages and sql queries for highly customized reports. The missing link in all this has always been how to produce compelling charts and graphs based on the underlying data out of the box. Now with Power BI, Microsoft’s newest BI tool, data visualization has just received a huge upgrade!  Continue reading

Microsoft Office Certifications

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers.

With three certification levels, the MOS credential allows individuals to validate their skills and progress toward their career goals.

With the new MOS 2013 exams, testing candidates are presented with a project that they must complete. Rather than being a series of required tasks, individuals now must complete a project that delivers a better indicator of real world Office 2013 use. As such, individuals are measured on their performance at a deeper skill level.

At the Core and Expert level, individuals get certified in specific Microsoft Office applications. At the Master level, individuals must successfully complete 4 certification exams – 3 required and 1 elective.

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MOS Certifications

MOS aligned courses at LGIT Smart Solutions:


Beginner  |  Intermediate  |  Advanced


Beginner  |  Intermediate  |  Advanced


Beginner  |  Intermediate  |  Advanced


Beginner  |  Advanced


1-day Course

Office 365:



Beginner  |  Intermediate  |  Advanced

Optional:  Pivot Tables  |  VBA Excel


Intro  |  End-User  |  Power-User


Play with SharePoint 2013 via Office 365


Want to try SharePoint without the technical hassle of installation & configuration?

Sign up for an Office 365 E3 30-day trial and play with all the features of SharePoint 2013 online.  It literally takes a few minutes and you’re good to go.

Useful Quick links:


Office 365 E3 Trial


Explore SharePoint 2013

This book provides information about what’s new in SharePoint 2013. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, and IT administrators who want to know more about SharePoint 2013. 

Download this free free eBook to learn more about what’s new in SharePoint 2013.


Building custom menus using the Sharepoint 2010 UI

As with anything else in Sharepoint,  planning is great place to start when you want to build out your own custom menu’s.  Whether you have a custom master page or you are using the out of the box Sharepoint Masterpages. You can customize the menus according to the site or site collection structure you want.  This can be donethrough the User Interface with absolutely no code.

Follow the following link to find your menu settings.

Site Actions>>Site Settings>>Navigation.


(Please remember that the Navigation option will only be available if you have publishing enable under Manage Site Features (at a site and site collection level)

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