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On the Wizdom blog, you can read about the latest product releases, product information, knowledge we have found useful when deciding on which intranet to choose and important points to consider when creating a modern SharePoint intranet.

MS Teams infographic

MS Teams and the digital workplace infographic What can you do with MS teams in the context of the digital workplace and to help with increasing employee engagement? At Wizdom, we want you to get the best out of the latest Microsoft technology. But first, it’s important to know a bit about what that technology does.

Read More

Release highlights: Content Sanitization, Workspaces, and Noticeboard

Wizdom version 6.38 has landed! In this version of Wizdom, a lot of work has gone into the quality improvement of Wizdom in order to deliver an equally good experience in Wizdom for SharePoint’s classic and modern experiences. But the developers have also set some time aside to treat you all with new features. We’re

Read More

Microsoft Teams Governance

Don’t let Microsoft Teams run out of control It feels like nothing can stop the march of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has declared it their fastest growing enterprise application with around half a million organisations using it. A figure that is set to rise. Microsoft also continue to invest in Teams, adding new features, folding in

Read More

Retirement of Microsoft’s translator web widget and the effects on Wizdoms machine page translation module

On July 31, 2019, Microsoft retired their Translator Web Widget meaning that from July 31st, the widget stopped translating webpages. Please see Microsoft’s official announcement here As Microsoft’s Translator Web Widget has served as the underlying service of Wizdom’s Machine Page Translation widget, this, unfortunately, means that Wizdom’s Machine Page Translation module is set out

Read More

The intranet issues that can be solved through careful planning and the right system

Intranets have grown into their own goliath spreads, with knowledge being passed through systems, along with important updates, News, and compliance information. With SharePoint and it’s connected biosphere of apps linked to Microsoft O365, and external software programs, it can quickly become a mess of information that is not reaching its intended audience.  To begin with,

Read More

Release highlights: Workspaces, Page Information, Corporate News

We’re excited to introduce new updates that further bridges the landscape of the digital workplace Wizdom version 6.37 is here! With this new release, we’re introducing updates that take us a step further in uniting and making the whole digital workplace more easily accessible with its wealth of content, information, and collaboration spaces. Updates to

Read More

Part 3 – What to look for in an intranet vendor and product

When organisations choose the right intranet product, they inevitably look at the intranet features and capabilities. Will the internal communications tools fit our needs?  What sort of collaboration can the intranet support?  Can employees get notifications? Of course, capabilities and tools are incredibly important for selecting the right intranet. We’ve collected an extensive checklist of

Read More

Part 2 – Six essential elements for the right intranet product

We believe every organisation should have the right intranet to support strategic objectives. We also believe every employee deserves the perfect intranet to help them get things done and be more effective in their role. To make this happen, it’s critical to choose the right intranet product and solution for your particular needs.  Most organisations

Read More

Part 1 – Researching the right intranet product

There are currently a lot of options for intranet managers when it comes to deploying an intranet or digital workplace. The continuing evolution of sophisticated in-a-box products like Wizdom, some of which work with SharePoint Online (or on-premises),  means that it’s never been easier and more cost-effective to implement a sophisticated intranet with extensive capabilities. 

Read More

Wizdom Power Panel is here to unify a fragmented world

You probably know it from your own work life. Various software applications are available to help you with different tasks in the course of your day. The Office 365 application suite alone includes more than 20 different applications and, added to this, SaaS applications like Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, and Trello forms a fragmented corporate application

Read More

Introducing Wizdom Interactive Canvas: Your digital workplace dashboard

It’s with great excitement that we today can announce the arrival of Wizdom Interactive Canvas! Creating a view of applications beautifully displayed in tiles, the Interactive Canvas allows intranet admins to set up a personalized dashboard of content, links, and applications that provides each employee the tools or content he or she needs to get

Read More

Release highlights: Power Panel, Interactive Canvas, Dynamic Links, Noticeboard, Wizdom Mobile App

While we’re always excited with new releases, this release of Wizdom is a special one. With Wizdom version 6.36 released today, we’re introducing a collection of modules and features that bring amazing new possibilities to the digital workplace. Today we’re releasing Wizdom Power Panel and Wizdom Interactive Canvas. Two modules that together collect all tools,

Read More

How a great digital workplace helps reduce Shadow IT

The easy availability and deployment of powerful collaboration and productivity tools, usually based in the cloud, has allowed us to start to develop incredible digital workplaces that are only going to get better. But the proliferation of tools also comes with its own risks. Because individuals, teams and divisions can now deploy these applications with

Read More

Automatic Wizdom opt-out from modern experience on list and libraries on site collection level for classic sites

Microsoft has announced that, starting April 1, 2019 , it will no longer be possible to restrict an entire organization (tenant) to classic mode for list and libraries. This means that opt-out from the modern experience on list and libraries will have to be performed on site collection, site, list and library levels. You can read the

Read More

Release highlights: Policies & Procedures, Wizdom on SharePoint’s modern experiences

The development team has just finished the last cycle of product improvements, and, today, we’re excited to present, a new great reporting tool to keep track of whether employees have read Policies & Procedures pages. Also, this update introduces a number of improvements to Wizdom on SharePoint’s modern experiences.

How Wizdom Help & Training portal can make your life as an intranet owner easier

If your work includes being responsible for the intranet in your organization, you most likely are a trained multitasker with a myriad of tasks to look after. Delivering relevant corporate news, communicating internal campaigns, announcing and managing company events, providing proper tools and spaces for collaboration, ensuring compliance, keeping content relevant and up to date,

Read More

How an in-a-box intranet meets specific business requirements

Intranets meet many different needs. An intranet helps to deliver Internal communications, content publishing, collaboration, support for customer services, onboarding, document management, HR self-service, learning, enterprise search, a front door to help employees navigate the wider digital workplace and more. To a certain extent the needs around these different areas are similar from organisation to

Read More

How intranet and digital workplace governance is hard-baked into Wizdom

Intranet and digital workplace governance might be a dry topic, but it is an essential ingredient for a successful intranet or digital workplace. Governance can loosely be defined as the collection of structures, roles, processes, policies, rules, standards and other elements which make your intranet and digital workplace run successfully  every day. It also gives your platform

Read More

Introducing full Workspaces functionality and collaboration governance for SharePoint’s modern experiences

We live in a time of opportunities! And this reflects in the digital landscape we’re facing. For collaboration purposes alone, Office 365 and SharePoint offer a wide range of tools including modern team and collaboration sites, classic publishing sites, Yammer, and Teams. Knowing which tool to use for which collaboration purpose can be confusing for

Read More

Release highlights: Workspaces, Service Menu, Design & Branding

The new year is here, and so is a new version of Wizdom with fresh features for you to kick off 2019. With version 6.34 released today, we’re extremely excited to introduce updates to the Workspaces module that will take collaboration governance to new heights. Also, enhancements to Wizdom for SharePoint’s modern experiences introduces new options for intranet editors

Read More

Global term sets

We are moving at a rapid pace into a world that consists of a flat hierarchy containing an abundance of site collections. For performance reasons, we are already recommending that solutions be split into several site collections; and in the new world of the modern experiences in SharePoint there will be no structure of sites

Read More

Release highlights: Noticeboard, Corporate News, Service Desk, Workspaces

We’re excited to introduce the latest updates that make your intranet experience even better! With version 6.33 of Wizdom released today, we have a stack of new features available to you. A couple of improvements have been released to Wizdom’s news web parts for the modern experiences and we’ve updated the Projects module and Service Desk with new

Read More

Release Highlights: Enhancements to Wizdom on the modern experiences, threaded comments, Projects, Forms, Global Wizdom term sets

With the release of Wizdom version 6.32 today, we’re happy to introduce a bunch of new product updates. This version introduces great advancements for Wizdom on the modern experiences plus enhancements that will improve the experience of a number of Wizdom features for both users, editors, and administrators. Enhancements to Wizdom on the modern experiences From

Read More

Release Highlights: Wizdom for the modern experiences, new rich-text editor, Wizdom mobile app, Footer, Cafeteria Menu

This Wizdom release collects updates that bring the Wizdom product to new heights! With Wizdom version 6.31, we’re extremely proud to introduce not only Wizdom for the modern experiences and the Wizdom mobile app, but, also, a couple of other product additions. We’ll sum the latest release up in highlights here. We’re introducing Wizdom for the

Read More

Release Highlights: Wizdom Page Layouts, Policies & Procedures, Projects, Noticeboard

Summer and vacation time is about to kick in. But before you leave the office to take your well-deserved summer break, we have a handful of fresh features for you to look into. Here, we’ll sum up the new features released today with version 6.30.0.8 of Wizdom. New field to display author of pages Sometimes

Read More

Release Highlights: Alignment of Wizdom’s Module and Web Part Names, Forget User, Audience Targeting, Languages, Multi-Configurations, Projects

Today we have released Wizdom version 6.29.0.12 which means we have another round of great new product updates to introduce. This version includes three larger changes: alignment of Wizdom’s module and web part names, updates to meet GDPR requirements, and audience targeting for Wizdom pages and Corporate News. Besides this, we’re introducing a number of features that will come as

Read More

Release Highlights: FAQ, Image Slider, Handbook, Course Management, Noticeboard, UX Improvements

With the release of Wizdom version 6.27.0.9, we have added a bunch of new features. Our product developers have finished a couple of sprints focusing on improving users’, editors’, and admins’ experiences with the Wizdom product. Here, we’ll sum up in highlights what is new to you with this version. Highlight #1: The Course Management Module

Read More

MS Teams infographic

MS Teams and the digital workplace infographic What can you do with MS teams in the context of the digital workplace and to help with increasing employee engagement? At Wizdom, we want you to get the best out of the latest Microsoft technology. But first, it’s important to know a bit about what that technology does.

Read More

Release highlights: Content Sanitization, Workspaces, and Noticeboard

Wizdom version 6.38 has landed! In this version of Wizdom, a lot of work has gone into the quality improvement of Wizdom in order to deliver an equally good experience in Wizdom for SharePoint’s classic and modern experiences. But the developers have also set some time aside to treat you all with new features. We’re

Read More

Microsoft Teams Governance

Don’t let Microsoft Teams run out of control It feels like nothing can stop the march of Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has declared it their fastest growing enterprise application with around half a million organisations using it. A figure that is set to rise. Microsoft also continue to invest in Teams, adding new features, folding in

Read More

Retirement of Microsoft’s translator web widget and the effects on Wizdoms machine page translation module

On July 31, 2019, Microsoft retired their Translator Web Widget meaning that from July 31st, the widget stopped translating webpages. Please see Microsoft’s official announcement here As Microsoft’s Translator Web Widget has served as the underlying service of Wizdom’s Machine Page Translation widget, this, unfortunately, means that Wizdom’s Machine Page Translation module is set out

Read More

The intranet issues that can be solved through careful planning and the right system

Intranets have grown into their own goliath spreads, with knowledge being passed through systems, along with important updates, News, and compliance information. With SharePoint and it’s connected biosphere of apps linked to Microsoft O365, and external software programs, it can quickly become a mess of information that is not reaching its intended audience.  To begin with,

Read More

Release highlights: Workspaces, Page Information, Corporate News

We’re excited to introduce new updates that further bridges the landscape of the digital workplace Wizdom version 6.37 is here! With this new release, we’re introducing updates that take us a step further in uniting and making the whole digital workplace more easily accessible with its wealth of content, information, and collaboration spaces. Updates to

Read More

Part 3 – What to look for in an intranet vendor and product

When organisations choose the right intranet product, they inevitably look at the intranet features and capabilities. Will the internal communications tools fit our needs?  What sort of collaboration can the intranet support?  Can employees get notifications? Of course, capabilities and tools are incredibly important for selecting the right intranet. We’ve collected an extensive checklist of

Read More

Part 2 – Six essential elements for the right intranet product

We believe every organisation should have the right intranet to support strategic objectives. We also believe every employee deserves the perfect intranet to help them get things done and be more effective in their role. To make this happen, it’s critical to choose the right intranet product and solution for your particular needs.  Most organisations

Read More

Part 1 – Researching the right intranet product

There are currently a lot of options for intranet managers when it comes to deploying an intranet or digital workplace. The continuing evolution of sophisticated in-a-box products like Wizdom, some of which work with SharePoint Online (or on-premises),  means that it’s never been easier and more cost-effective to implement a sophisticated intranet with extensive capabilities. 

Read More

Wizdom Power Panel is here to unify a fragmented world

You probably know it from your own work life. Various software applications are available to help you with different tasks in the course of your day. The Office 365 application suite alone includes more than 20 different applications and, added to this, SaaS applications like Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, and Trello forms a fragmented corporate application

Read More

Introducing Wizdom Interactive Canvas: Your digital workplace dashboard

It’s with great excitement that we today can announce the arrival of Wizdom Interactive Canvas! Creating a view of applications beautifully displayed in tiles, the Interactive Canvas allows intranet admins to set up a personalized dashboard of content, links, and applications that provides each employee the tools or content he or she needs to get

Read More

Release highlights: Power Panel, Interactive Canvas, Dynamic Links, Noticeboard, Wizdom Mobile App

While we’re always excited with new releases, this release of Wizdom is a special one. With Wizdom version 6.36 released today, we’re introducing a collection of modules and features that bring amazing new possibilities to the digital workplace. Today we’re releasing Wizdom Power Panel and Wizdom Interactive Canvas. Two modules that together collect all tools,

Read More

How a great digital workplace helps reduce Shadow IT

The easy availability and deployment of powerful collaboration and productivity tools, usually based in the cloud, has allowed us to start to develop incredible digital workplaces that are only going to get better. But the proliferation of tools also comes with its own risks. Because individuals, teams and divisions can now deploy these applications with

Read More

Automatic Wizdom opt-out from modern experience on list and libraries on site collection level for classic sites

Microsoft has announced that, starting April 1, 2019 , it will no longer be possible to restrict an entire organization (tenant) to classic mode for list and libraries. This means that opt-out from the modern experience on list and libraries will have to be performed on site collection, site, list and library levels. You can read the

Read More

Release highlights: Policies & Procedures, Wizdom on SharePoint’s modern experiences

The development team has just finished the last cycle of product improvements, and, today, we’re excited to present, a new great reporting tool to keep track of whether employees have read Policies & Procedures pages. Also, this update introduces a number of improvements to Wizdom on SharePoint’s modern experiences.

How Wizdom Help & Training portal can make your life as an intranet owner easier

If your work includes being responsible for the intranet in your organization, you most likely are a trained multitasker with a myriad of tasks to look after. Delivering relevant corporate news, communicating internal campaigns, announcing and managing company events, providing proper tools and spaces for collaboration, ensuring compliance, keeping content relevant and up to date,

Read More

How an in-a-box intranet meets specific business requirements

Intranets meet many different needs. An intranet helps to deliver Internal communications, content publishing, collaboration, support for customer services, onboarding, document management, HR self-service, learning, enterprise search, a front door to help employees navigate the wider digital workplace and more. To a certain extent the needs around these different areas are similar from organisation to

Read More

How intranet and digital workplace governance is hard-baked into Wizdom

Intranet and digital workplace governance might be a dry topic, but it is an essential ingredient for a successful intranet or digital workplace. Governance can loosely be defined as the collection of structures, roles, processes, policies, rules, standards and other elements which make your intranet and digital workplace run successfully  every day. It also gives your platform

Read More

Introducing full Workspaces functionality and collaboration governance for SharePoint’s modern experiences

We live in a time of opportunities! And this reflects in the digital landscape we’re facing. For collaboration purposes alone, Office 365 and SharePoint offer a wide range of tools including modern team and collaboration sites, classic publishing sites, Yammer, and Teams. Knowing which tool to use for which collaboration purpose can be confusing for

Read More

Release highlights: Workspaces, Service Menu, Design & Branding

The new year is here, and so is a new version of Wizdom with fresh features for you to kick off 2019. With version 6.34 released today, we’re extremely excited to introduce updates to the Workspaces module that will take collaboration governance to new heights. Also, enhancements to Wizdom for SharePoint’s modern experiences introduces new options for intranet editors

Read More

Global term sets

We are moving at a rapid pace into a world that consists of a flat hierarchy containing an abundance of site collections. For performance reasons, we are already recommending that solutions be split into several site collections; and in the new world of the modern experiences in SharePoint there will be no structure of sites

Read More

Release highlights: Noticeboard, Corporate News, Service Desk, Workspaces

We’re excited to introduce the latest updates that make your intranet experience even better! With version 6.33 of Wizdom released today, we have a stack of new features available to you. A couple of improvements have been released to Wizdom’s news web parts for the modern experiences and we’ve updated the Projects module and Service Desk with new

Read More

Release Highlights: Enhancements to Wizdom on the modern experiences, threaded comments, Projects, Forms, Global Wizdom term sets

With the release of Wizdom version 6.32 today, we’re happy to introduce a bunch of new product updates. This version introduces great advancements for Wizdom on the modern experiences plus enhancements that will improve the experience of a number of Wizdom features for both users, editors, and administrators. Enhancements to Wizdom on the modern experiences From

Read More

Release Highlights: Wizdom for the modern experiences, new rich-text editor, Wizdom mobile app, Footer, Cafeteria Menu

This Wizdom release collects updates that bring the Wizdom product to new heights! With Wizdom version 6.31, we’re extremely proud to introduce not only Wizdom for the modern experiences and the Wizdom mobile app, but, also, a couple of other product additions. We’ll sum the latest release up in highlights here. We’re introducing Wizdom for the

Read More

Release Highlights: Wizdom Page Layouts, Policies & Procedures, Projects, Noticeboard

Summer and vacation time is about to kick in. But before you leave the office to take your well-deserved summer break, we have a handful of fresh features for you to look into. Here, we’ll sum up the new features released today with version 6.30.0.8 of Wizdom. New field to display author of pages Sometimes

Read More

Release Highlights: Alignment of Wizdom’s Module and Web Part Names, Forget User, Audience Targeting, Languages, Multi-Configurations, Projects

Today we have released Wizdom version 6.29.0.12 which means we have another round of great new product updates to introduce. This version includes three larger changes: alignment of Wizdom’s module and web part names, updates to meet GDPR requirements, and audience targeting for Wizdom pages and Corporate News. Besides this, we’re introducing a number of features that will come as

Read More

Release Highlights: FAQ, Image Slider, Handbook, Course Management, Noticeboard, UX Improvements

With the release of Wizdom version 6.27.0.9, we have added a bunch of new features. Our product developers have finished a couple of sprints focusing on improving users’, editors’, and admins’ experiences with the Wizdom product. Here, we’ll sum up in highlights what is new to you with this version. Highlight #1: The Course Management Module

Read More