Intranets and Portals

We've been creating leading intranets and portals on Microsoft technology for over 10 years, pushing the technical capabilities of SharePoint and Azure to create intuitive solutions that employees love. Our team are experts at everything intranets and portals, whether it's design, functionality, adoption or more. To learn more about the award-winning intranet and portal solutions we produce, get in touch with us today.

Creating and consuming global communications with Unily
Creating and consuming global communications with Unily
24 July 2017
At BrightStarr, we’re committed to ensuring your intranet drives tangible benefits across five capabilities: Communication, networking, productivity, collaboration and knowledge. Individually or used together, they illustrate the myriad ways your intranet investment will provide value to your business.
Unily's Summer Update puts the power to customize and configure into your hands
Unily's Summer Update puts the power to customize and configure into your hands
1 June 2017
Unily's next big update will introduce brand-new features that will empower clients with the ability to customize and configure their intranet solutions, without the need for additional support or costs.
1 intranet for every (yes, even blue collar) employee
1 intranet for every (yes, even blue collar) employee
7 March 2017
When a large enterprise launches an intranet, the focus is often on head office workers who fit a ‘standard’ profile with a desk and a work device. But what happens if employees’ needs differ? What if some of your employees work in retail, in a factory or on the road and have no access to a desktop and no company phone?
Fascinating digital workplace trends to inspire your 2017
Fascinating digital workplace trends to inspire your 2017
27 January 2017
Our Consulting team work with a diverse, ever-changing set of organisations with completely different needs and requirements from their digital workplace.
5 things you must assess when evaluating your intranet products
5 things you must assess when evaluating your intranet products
18 November 2016
Choosing, customizing and deploying an intranet solution can be a tricky business. Get it right and your business could see benefits that include an increase in employee efficiency, engagement, communication, productivity, and flexible working. Get it wrong and your organization could be left with an expensive white elephant. So when searching for a new intranet product, what should you be looking out for?
3 Intranet Horror Stories
3 Intranet Horror Stories
27 October 2016
As the night draws in and we celebrate Halloween, we have three intranet horrors that will send a shiver down your spine...
Monsoon Accessorize deploy Unily cloud intranet to empower international teams
Monsoon Accessorize deploy Unily cloud intranet to empower international teams
5 October 2016
Globally recognized retailer Monsoon Accessorize required a new intranet solution to improve the flow of communication across business groups, suitable for diverse users from head office, international partners and retail staff.
BrightStarr opens brand new office in SoHo, New York
BrightStarr opens brand new office in SoHo, New York
3 October 2016
BrightStarr is excited to announce the opening of a brand new New York City office located at 524 Broadway, New York, 10012. The new location offers further room for expansion and stunning views across the city.
4 things you're forgetting when launching your intranet
4 things you're forgetting when launching your intranet
20 September 2016
We work with customers who are launching global intranets on a day to day basis, making sure crucial elements to a successful launch are covered. What might you be forgetting?
The Hershey Company success story premieres at Microsoft's WPC
The Hershey Company success story premieres at Microsoft's WPC
12 July 2016
Just like chocolate and peanut butter, some things are really good separately, but when combined create something absolutely extraordinary. This turned out to be the case when Hershey, Microsoft and BrightStarr came together to provide solutions to enable The Hershey Company’s digital transformation.
Wiggle win Retail Week Mark of Excellence Award
Wiggle win Retail Week Mark of Excellence Award
28 June 2016
We’re excited to announce that BrightStarr and UK sport retailer, Wiggle, have won Retail Week’s Mark of Excellence for the Best Use of Staff Engagement in Delivering Customer Experience!
Real talk: The future of your intranet
Real talk: The future of your intranet
6 June 2016
As the dust settles on the Microsoft Future of SharePoint announcements, our Principal Consultant Sam Hassani and Head of Development Michael Draisey discuss their thoughts on how these new releases will affect your intranets.
10 Essentials for Creating an Intranet Employees Love
10 Essentials for Creating an Intranet Employees Love
19 May 2016
We've partnered with Ragan Communications to bring you our top tips for creating an intranet your employees will want to keep coming back to.
US events round-up
US events round-up
5 May 2016
It was a busy week for BrightStarr US with two excellent Intranet events happening on the same days: We. Connect’s Intra.NET Reloaded in Boston and Ragan Communication’s Intranet Makeover Summit in Chicago.
What’s new for Unily’s 2016 Spring Updates?​
What’s new for Unily’s 2016 Spring Updates?​
17 April 2016
We’re excited to announce our latest round of brand new features, functionality and an exciting new Unily product. The Spring Updates 2016 are here!
Wiggle's Unily Intranet Shortlisted for Retail Week's Customer Experience Awards
Wiggle's Unily Intranet Shortlisted for Retail Week's Customer Experience Awards
11 April 2016
BrightStarr are delighted to be shortlisted with UK sport retailer Wiggle in the 2016 Retail Week Customer Experience Awards!
Our 4th time winning the Best Intranet Design Award
Our 4th time winning the Best Intranet Design Award
15 January 2016
Another year and we are delighted to say another BrightStarr client has won user-experience research firm the Nielsen Norman Group’s annual Award for Best Intranet. Congratulations to dorma+kaba! ​
dorma+kaba win Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design Award 2016
dorma+kaba win Nielsen Norman Best Intranet Design Award 2016
11 January 2016
It’s that time of year again when user-experience research firm the ​Nielsen Norman Group announce the 10 best intranets in the world and release their annual report on all things intranet. We look forward to it every year to see how our industry is constantly evolving.
Creating Exceptional Retail Intranets: Your Employees are the New Customers
Creating Exceptional Retail Intranets: Your Employees are the New Customers
25 December 2015
Employees are often the forgotten customers in retail, but their contribution and engagement in internal discussions is key to a company's success.
In the era of digital workplace, is your intranet dead?​
In the era of digital workplace, is your intranet dead?​
8 September 2015
With more vendors, consultants, experts and commentators rushing to join the Digital Workplace bandwagon (now BrightStarr too!), how do you make sense of it all?
6 ways 'As a Service' is changing the way the enterprise approaches intranets forever
6 ways 'As a Service' is changing the way the enterprise approaches intranets forever
3 August 2015
With a traditional 'box of software' or custom solution comes the problem of obsolescence. Boxed software requires on-going support, maintenance, and at some point, an upgrade. The old way is rigid, inflexible, expensive and time consuming - so what's the alternative for modern enterprises?
What makes an a​ward winning intranet solution?
What makes an a​ward winning intranet solution?
13 July 2015
When looking back over the last few years of award winners, it’s become clear a lot has changed in the world of intranets. Not only has design moved on but also technology and in turn the capability within the sites. This sparked the question of how do these companies go about building an award winning intranet?
Can your intranet drive innovation?
Can your intranet drive innovation?
15 June 2015
Can intranets help how companies innovate? That was the question posed to a panel of industry experts at our BrightStarr seminar on ‘What makes an award-winning intranet?'
You don't need a SharePoint Intranet
You don't need a SharePoint Intranet
15 January 2015
Many employees will only have a rudimentary understanding of 'the cloud' from the consumer world and services such as iCloud, Dropbox and maybe Office apps. They only know SharePoint as 'that place where we [are supposed to] store documents... right?'
What three features do users expect in a ‘modern’ Company Intranet?
What three features do users expect in a ‘modern’ Company Intranet?
15 July 2013
The release of SharePoint 2013 has many IT managers pondering the benefits of upgrading their various SharePoint systems.