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  • SharePoint Server 2013 and business intelligence scenarios

    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work
    jopx
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    With all the emphasis on Microsoft Power BI – people seem to forget that there still are some other options for setting up a business intelligence solution based on SharePoint available for those of you who can’t go all in for a cloud solution (because of regulations, corporate policies or other reasons). Don’t get me wrong – I do believe that if you are standardized on Microsoft you should follow their “Cloud First” credo. Listed below are a number of links to get you started. Configure AdventureWorks for Business Intelligence Solutions with SharePoint 2013 Create a connection to…
  • My story with Sharepoint – 10 years and counting

    Tech Talk PT
    Ricardo Magalhães
    26 Feb 2014 | 7:10 am
    In January of 2004 I had my first contact with Sharepoint, at that time it was the 2003 version, and my first project was to implement an Intranet Portal for a Government Entity, related to the energy area. I never heard of Sharepoint before, so when I started searching for information, the first thing that I realized was that there wasn’t that much! So the beginning was learning to install, configure, administrate, manage and USE! The first Intranet was implemented without any specific development, only adjusting the clients requirements to the way Sharepoint worked. I have to say that…
  • When will we have the next version of Sharepoint? or a sneak peak?

    Tech Talk PT
    Ricardo Magalhães
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:47 am
    Accordingly to Mary Jo Foley (From ZDnet) not before 2015! My bet will be the 3 year gap, so 2016. Just to keep the usual time frame. You can find Mary’s article here. From Real Story Group kind of a sneak peak on Sharepoint 2016 . . . you can find it here
  • Lightning Conductor 2013 and Aggregating Form Library Content

    Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon
    Bob Mixon
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I have been working with the new Lightning Conductor 2013 content roll-up web part recently, specifically the new custom column abilities. This web part allows you to add a custom column to a view and it can contain any jscript and CSOM. This opens up a new world of possibilities. If you are unfamiliar with the Lightning Conductor 2013 roll-up web part, I highly recommend getting familiar with it. Lightning Tools has versions for both on-premise and Office 365 environments. For more information on The Lightning Conductor 2013 product, please click here. As I was saying above, you can create a…
  • FTP vs. SharePoint Extranet – Which Is Better?

    SharePoint Solutions Blog
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    External file sharing is essential to the operation of any organization. Teams have to collaborate in order to achieve goals and accomplish projects.When it comes to choosing an external file sharing platform, a number of key questions must be considered:Is it easy for end users to use? Is it practical? Does it keep company data secure? Is this platform the best possible choice?File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been around since the early 1970s. Yet, despite its antiquity, FTP continues to be one of the most popular choices for external file sharing for the enterprise. While FTP is very easy…
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    Andrew Connell

  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 88 is live - Azure Application Lifecycle Management with Vishwas Lele

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this 88th episode, AC interviewed Azure MVP Vishwas Lele to talk about application lifecycle management (ALM) in Microsoft Azure. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 088 | Azure Application Lifecycle Management with Vishwas Lele. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • SD Times: Souping up Office 365

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    My article on developers getting up to speed on Office 365 was published today on SD Times. This article is targeted to developers who are interested in building for Office 365. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has called Office 365 “the most strategic development surface area” for the company. With add-ins, Azure and the latest versions of the productivity tools inside the suite, Microsoft is sharpening its focus on what has come to be known as “the future of worker productivity.” Interested in reading more? Check it out here: SD Times: Souping up Office 365
  • Two Months with a Tesla Model S 85D & Our First 1,200+ Mile Road Trip

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:42 pm
    I joined the fortunate group of people who can say they own a Tesla Model S in late May of this year. My wife and I did a ton of research on the car and the life of switching to a fully electric car before we made the commitment, but I didn't realize how much I didn't know until after we lived with it for the last two months. Since we got it, I've fielded many of the same questions so I figured a detailed post would be nice to point to plus it might help someone else who is doing the same research we were doing in March 2015. At the end of this post I documented our experience on a long road…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 87 is live - Catching up with Paul Schaeflein on Azure AD Improvements

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This 87th episode, AC and CJ catch up with Paul Schaeflein to talk about improvements and resources related to Azure AD. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 087 | Catching up with Paul Schaeflein on Azure AD Improvements. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 86 is live - Catching up on Azure, Google and Apple News

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This 86th episode, AC and CJ catch up on the latest Azure, Google and Apple news. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 086 | Catching up on Azure, Google and Apple News. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
 
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    SharePoint Solutions Blog

  • ChangeBot’s PowerShell Activity – Set an AD Group as Site Collection Administrator

    23 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This post is the first in a series where we will look at how to accomplish certain tasks utilizing ChangeBot’s PowerShell Activity (available in ChangeBot Premium Edition).  ChangeBot already offers you 50 (70 if you use our ExCM product) activities to accomplish a plethora of site administration and user change request actions. If something you want to accomplish can’t be done via one of those activities, then the PowerShell activity can come to the rescue.  With the combination of ChangeBot’s already powerful activities and the ability to run a PowerShell script as an…
  • FTP vs. SharePoint Extranet – Which Is Better?

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    External file sharing is essential to the operation of any organization. Teams have to collaborate in order to achieve goals and accomplish projects.When it comes to choosing an external file sharing platform, a number of key questions must be considered:Is it easy for end users to use? Is it practical? Does it keep company data secure? Is this platform the best possible choice?File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been around since the early 1970s. Yet, despite its antiquity, FTP continues to be one of the most popular choices for external file sharing for the enterprise. While FTP is very easy…
  • Cool Summer SharePoint Training Deal: $995 for any August Class

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Here’s a cool deal – a refreshing price on August SharePoint training classes.Register for any August 2015 PremierPoint Solutions SharePoint training class and use the Promo Code, “AUG995.” You’ll pay just $995 for the class!That’s right. Any August training class for just $995.*These classes are regularly priced from $1695 to $1895, so you’ll save anywhere from $700 to $900 off the regular price of the class.Get in on this great summer deal. Click on one of the classes listed below to register now and save hundreds on our August classes!SharePoint 2013 Power User Fast Track –…
  • A Delightful Destination for Music, Fun, and SharePoint Training – Nashville

    8 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    If you’re looking into SharePoint training this summer, you ought to think about making it a Nashville SharePoint “training vacation!”Nashville, Tennessee, is listed among the 25 top tourist destinations in the USA, and for good reason. It’s a “happening” city with attractions to please people of every age and interest. Whether you’re intoLive MusicCountry Music artists and history SportsScienceHistoryNatureThe OutdoorsFloral BeautyArtShoppingDining Out (from BBQ to fine dining)The Performing ArtsOr any of a myriad of other interestsNashville has something for you to appreciate,…
  • How do you learn SharePoint?

    15 Jun 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I set out on a mission a few weeks back to discover a better way to make our materials available to students.  This was prompted by a student in one class remarking that if we're "..going to use digital materials, then you need to go all the way".  I'm probably paraphrasing but that's what keeps ringing in my head! (thanks kate)I've done a lot of searching, talking with software reps, and even attempted to modify some technical documentation software to fit what I want. After all that, the final solution wound up being SharePoint.For various reasons, none of the previous items fit…
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    Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon

  • Perfect Breakfast Potatoes

    Bob Mixon
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    I was eating brunch at a restaurant, in Fresno, this last week and breakfast potatoes that were hard and seemed undone.  If you have ever had this problem with your potatoes, here is a guide for making the perfect potatoes. This technique doesn’t have to be just for breakfast potatoes, I use it for scalloped potatoes, au gratin potatoes and for many other recipes. The primary key is to boil your potatoes first.  Which leads me to another (related) topic. Water for Boiling Many home cooks don’t realize the flavor you can incorporate in to foods when boiling.  There aren’t…
  • AutoSPInstaller: SharePoint 2013 March 10, 2015 CU (KB2956166)

    Bob Mixon
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The AutoSPInstaller tool is not something I’ve written about in the past.  I’m not sure why because its a fantastic tool and I use it on a regular basis.  In general, it is a PowerShell based SharePoint installation tool.  If you are unfamiliar with it, I do recommend you take a look at it here. I use AutoSPInstaller to build SharePoint farms including the creation of web applications, site collections, installation of PU’s and CU’s, etc.  The beauty of using a scripted approach is its consistent.  If your farm ever burns to the ground, its a way to rebuild it…
  • Split Pea Soup

    Bob Mixon
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    There have been a few times in my life when I ask “where have you been all my life?”.  Okay, okay its happened more than once.  But my point is, why do I wait so long before I make this soup?  Sure, I live in Arizona now, and its hot; but who cares?  Peas and ham make a perfect relationship; and I’m always looking for a new relationship… Today’s relationship is about peas and ham… ~yummm~ So here it is… When you decide to make this, sit outside, relax and enjoy! Ingredients 16oz Pachage Your favorite Dried Split Peas Whatever you do, don’t…
  • Evolution of SharePoint

    Bob Mixon
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    Interesting article, from Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, about the Evolution of SharePoint.  Exciting times ahead! Excerpt from Intro: “In the conversations I have with customers and partners, I’m often asked how SharePoint will evolve in Office 365, and what the future holds for SharePoint on-premises. As we move into 2015, continue to roll out new innovation within Office 365, and get closer to the next on-premises server release, I wanted to take this time to provide full context about the road ahead. When we started this journey, SharePoint…
  • Lightning Conductor 2013 and Aggregating Form Library Content

    Bob Mixon
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I have been working with the new Lightning Conductor 2013 content roll-up web part recently, specifically the new custom column abilities. This web part allows you to add a custom column to a view and it can contain any jscript and CSOM. This opens up a new world of possibilities. If you are unfamiliar with the Lightning Conductor 2013 roll-up web part, I highly recommend getting familiar with it. Lightning Tools has versions for both on-premise and Office 365 environments. For more information on The Lightning Conductor 2013 product, please click here. As I was saying above, you can create a…
 
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work

  • Dynamics CRM 2015 development and NuGet

    jopx
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    To be honest I hadn’t used Nuget a lot in the past but  since I took up Dynamics CRM I decided to give it a try. For those of don’t know NuGet, it is a package manager for the Microsoft development platform and it has been integrated into Visual Studio starting from Visual Studio 2010 onwards – it allows you to add libraries (in the form of NuGet package) to your own solutions and it will add the necessary config changes, add references etc… for you and it will help you keep your projects up to date with the latest release of the SDK assemblies and tools.If you need the Dynamics…
  • Combining Dynamics CRM Online and Power BI Preview

    jopx
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    I am a strong believer of the concept of “in-context analytics” and as I outlined in Mindful apps – putting people at the center supported by data I consider analytics and business intelligence to be essential in providing business value. So I was quite interested when I first learned about the Power BI preview with it’s built in support Dynamics CRM Online  (For a great write up about it check out Previewing the New Power BI Experience with Dynamics CRM). When I started playing around with it I was surprised that it seemed to do things quite differently from Power BI for Office…
  • Getting to grips with Dynamics CRM releases, updates and build numbers

    jopx
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:21 am
    Since a couple of weeks I have been working with Dynamics CRM. One of the things which is always challenging when starting to learn a new product is getting to understand the different versions and the changes between versions. When Microsoft was still on a 3-year release cycle for their products, this was quite easy to understand but most Microsoft products are now on a more much more frequent release schedule and Dynamics CRM is no exception. Updates and improvements to Dynamics CRM are released twice a year – in what is commonly referred to as the spring and fall release – see…
  • SharePoint Server 2013 and business intelligence scenarios

    jopx
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    With all the emphasis on Microsoft Power BI – people seem to forget that there still are some other options for setting up a business intelligence solution based on SharePoint available for those of you who can’t go all in for a cloud solution (because of regulations, corporate policies or other reasons). Don’t get me wrong – I do believe that if you are standardized on Microsoft you should follow their “Cloud First” credo. Listed below are a number of links to get you started. Configure AdventureWorks for Business Intelligence Solutions with SharePoint 2013 Create a connection to…
  • SharePoint Deep Dive exploration: explaining duplicate detection in SharePoint Server 2013

    jopx
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    This is the third post in a series of posts which try to delve a little deeper in the inner workings of SharePoint - for the previous post check out:SharePoint Deep Dive exploration: SharePoint alertingSharePoint Deep Dive exploration: looking into the SharePoint userinfo tableSharePoint Server can detect near duplicates of documents and will take this into account when displaying search results. In this post I will delve a little deeper into the underlying techniques being used. An important thing to keep in mind is that the way that duplicate documents are identified has evolved and changed…
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Debugging errors in SharePoint add-in (app) development

    Chris O'Brien
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    If I was to summarize this post in one sentence, I’d say “if your SharePoint app/add-in is giving a generic error such as ‘An error occurred while processing your request’, then you’ve probably got the add-in registration/authentication stuff wrong!”. This applies to provider-hosted SharePoint add-ins rather than SharePoint-hosted add-ins, and also doesn’t apply to apps which use the Office 365 APIs as an alternative to the SharePoint add-in model. But for anyone developing/deploying SharePoint add-ins, this is a really common experience for the modern SharePoint/Office 365…
 
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    CollabShow

  • I’m speaking in Oslo Norway – Modern Workplace Summit 2015

    Joel Oleson
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Don't miss me in Norway The post I’m speaking in Oslo Norway – Modern Workplace Summit 2015 appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Southern California SharePoint & Office 365 August 4th – 4 Hour Workshop at Microsoft Irvine Offices

    Joel Oleson
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Very excited to be working on a series of workshops with Microsoft, Konica Minolta and Nintex. These workshops are going to happen in a number of different locations across the Western US. The first is in Irvine California (registration is now available), but we are planning to do additional workshop events in Seattle, Denver, Bay Area, [&hellip The post Southern California SharePoint & Office 365 August 4th – 4 Hour Workshop at Microsoft Irvine Offices appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Announcing: Microsoft Office for Android Phone General Availability

    Joel Oleson
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    Office Mobile just launched on Android. Think you've seen it? Look again... The post Announcing: Microsoft Office for Android Phone General Availability appeared first on CollabShow.
  • First Release: First look at MDM Mobile Device Management in Office 365

    Joel Oleson
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Office 365 Mobile Device Management is now available for early adopters and those tenants who have elected to opt into the First Release Program. I can’t tell you when you’ll get these features or if they are already released if you’re not already in the First release program. I’m not telling you to move up [&hellip The post First Release: First look at MDM Mobile Device Management in Office 365 appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Why I Moved to San Diego and Joined Hershey Technologies

    Joel Oleson
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Behind the scenes information on why Joel Oleson joined Hershey Technologies and what happened that led to the change The post Why I Moved to San Diego and Joined Hershey Technologies appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Stefan Goßner

  • Still on SharePoint 2010?

    Stefan Goßner
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Just a heads-up in case that you still have SharePoint environments running on SharePoint 2010: Mainstream support for SharePoint 2010 will end on October 13th, 2015: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?p1=14944 After this date only security...(read more)
  • Important: PSCONFIG is mandatory for July 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013

    Stefan Goßner
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    An important information was published with one of the individual July 2015 KB articles for SP2013 (KB 3054926 ) - and therefore potentially very good hidden: July 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 changes the database schema for the analytics reporting database...(read more)
  • SharePoint security fixes released with July 2015 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

    Stefan Goßner
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    With July 2015 PU we have released a security fix for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update . For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: Excel Services 2007 SharePoint...(read more)
  • July 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 is available for download

    Stefan Goßner
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The product group released the July 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For July 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common...(read more)
  • July 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 is available for download

    Stefan Goßner
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    The product group released the July 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For July 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common...(read more)
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Book Review-On Death and Dying

    Robert Bogue
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    When my brother died, I experienced grief in a different way than I had in the past. I was suddenly in a situation that no one should ever have to go through – the death of a sibling. As a part of trying to process that my wife suggested that I read the classic book by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross titled On Death and Dying. It's a classic because many in the medical profession find it as standard reading in their coursework. Kubler-Ross was a doctor working with seriously ill patients and she developed a model for how patients deal with the news that they'll be dying. This model is often used by…
  • Practical SharePoint Development for the Core Team and Beyond

    Robert Bogue
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:31 am
    If you've been reading my blog over the last several years you know that I've got a ton of technical posts including posts about both infrastructure issues (like claims, Kerberos, and performance) as well as development concerns. However, lately I've left the technical blog posts to some of my contemporaries. While I'll occasionally blog (or log) my technical issues, their root causes and resolutions, I've been much more focused on the business and organizational issues of SharePoint. However, this post has to unify those views. Customers are coming to me and asking whether they should be…
  • Book Review-The Great Evangelical Recession

    Robert Bogue
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Too many folks I know have decided that the world is going "to hell and a handbasket." I for one am intrigued by the term and the idea that after centuries of human progress we're suddenly plunging towards our demise as a society in what amount to the blink of an eye. Rarely does a week go by when I don't hear about another family torn apart because they don't eat dinner together. Perhaps it's the growth of the Internet. Maybe people are texting too much. Maybe we're not connecting with each other as much socially as was pointed out in the book Bowling Alone. It's in this context…
  • Book Review-The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom

    Robert Bogue
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    Rarely do I read a book that increases my level of anxiety. Rarely am I so conflicted by a message that I decide to skip the process of writing a blog post for it. You see, writing these blog posts are a part of my process for understanding and incorporating what I read into my consciousness. I purposefully broke that process in early 2013 when I didn't write my post about The Marketing of Evil. The fundamental premise of the book is that we're being manipulated as a culture to a different set of values. Two years after having read the book I don't know that I've reached a conclusion as to…
  • Book Review- Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

    Robert Bogue
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:27 am
    I've never considered myself particularly gifted at mixing audio for live performances. I've been a servant who has done them. There's been more than a few worship services that I've supported over the years where I've been doing the mixing. However, I've never considered it to be a gift of mine. Experience has taught me how to use some tools to make things sound better and how to keep myself out of trouble. However, perhaps the most useful thing that running live sound has taught me is that you can listen through the noise and pick out a single voice or a single instrument. If you focus your…
 
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    Serge van den Oever [Macaw]

  • Intel AppFramework create and use your choice of IcoMoon icons

    19 Jul 2015 | 4:14 pm
    The Intel AppFramework uses a small subset of the IcoMoon icons. This post describes how to make your own selection of IcoMoon icons and use it in your app. There is a free IcoMoon icon set with 490 icons available that we will use to make our selection from. Open the url https://icomoon.io/app/#/select Open the IcoMoon - Free icon set and select the icons you want to use in your app It is also possible to select all icons (we will do that for now) Select the Generate Font option at the bottom Press settings and select Font Name IcoMoon, select as…
  • Intel AppFramework installation and documentation

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I have written a mobile app with Ionic Framework but I must say that I'm not really font of the AngularJS framework, especially now that you know that version 1.3 as used in Ionic at the time of writing (version 1.0.1) is a dead end and version 2 is on the horizon. For a new mobile app I needed a mobile app UI framework that I can use in combination with ReactJS and that would work on an as wide range of mobile devices as possible. Reapp looks promising, but is still alpha and not very cross platform (for example Windows Phone). I ended up…
  • AngularJS 2 and TypeScript... some work to do...

    23 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    After reading a great "First impressions" post on AngularJS 2 (http://blog.mgechev.com/2015/04/06/angular2-first-impressions/) I headed over to the code repository of AngularJS 2 to see how they write their code now in my favorite front-end language: TypeScript. After looking at some of the code it is clear that the team has still some TypeScript to learn. A little example of something you find in most of the code: for example in the file https://github.com/angular/angular/blob/master/modules/angular2/src/render/api.ts:export class EventBinding { fullName: string; // name/target:name, e.g…
  • Building an Ionic hybrid mobile app with TypeScript

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Presentation based on experiences of building a hybrid mobile app using the Ionic framework, Cordova, AngularJS and TypeScript. The app we have built is for Android and iOS.
  • Cordova – file-transfer, unzip and present adventures

    21 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    For a hybrid project I have a very simple requirement: download zip file, unzip it, serve content on a page from artifacts (html text, images). I started with Intel XDK, an environment I did some other work with. A great integrated development environment, but some of its big problems: lagging behind in version of Cordova, fixed set of selected plugins, no possibility to include other plugins. Because I wanted to unzip, I tried it with a Javascript only solution zip.js. The problem I had was that it worked if I downloaded the zip file over http using importHttpContent(), but I could’t…
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    Matthew McDermott's Blog

  • Troubleshooting App Configuration in SharePoint 2013

    Matthew McDermott
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Anybody who has spent any time troubleshooting SharePoint Server issues, particularly in organizations that are so segmented that the DNS, AD, Network and Database folks won’t work with the SharePoint folks, knows that you have to learn a few tricks to determine if the problems are actually SharePoint problems or the result of DNS, AD, or other misconfigured network appliance. Any time I hear network folks tell me they “optimized” the network for my SharePoint Farm I cringe, wondering what they broke in the name of optimization. Here’s a tip if this happens to you, ask…
  • I’m with the Band, the Microsoft Band

    Matthew McDermott
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    A Brief Introduction Before I start gushing (or venting) about what I like and don’t like, I think it’s important to understand what kind of user I am. I am a technology guy with a Windows Phone who travels. I run when I travel and have begun doing interval training in between runs (or when the weather outside is frightful). I don’t do CrossFit, I don’t swim, cycle or drag myself through the mud. (Not that I won’t someday, just not today, or tomorrow…) I am currently tracking my activity with Endomondo and really like the features, the sharing (Facebook and…
  • Teaching My Mom Windows 8

    Matthew McDermott
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    It is funny. We, meaning folks like you and me that spend our days reading, writing, learning and teaching about technology, often have a different reaction to technology based on who is going to use it or who we have to educate. For example, in one breath you may talk about how amazing it is that your 3 year old can use your tablet “without showing them how” and in the next roll your eyes at your spouses repeated failure to upload a photo to Facebook. Let’s face it, different audiences have different needs. The child is uninhibited, explores freely without concern or fear…
  • A Good Week for My Nokia Lumia 920

    Matthew McDermott
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    I love my Lumia 920. It has been the best phone I have ever owned. This has been a good week for my Lumia 920. I gave it a good cleaning to fix a fogged lens and this morning AT&T released the Cyan Update. Cleaning House About a year ago I began to notice that photos taken with the front lens on my Nokia 920 were not nearly as good as the rear lens. I mean I understand that the rear lens (the real lens) is a much better lens. This is one of my favorites taken in Kinsail, Ireland. (I still need to find an “I shot this with my phone” photo contest and enter this shot.) The…
  • Microsoft to Retire Tags and Notes in SPO

    Matthew McDermott
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Microsoft has announced that they will retire Tags and Notes in SharePoint Online. The article indicates that users should use Yammer or the Newsfeed instead. While I am not terribly surprised by this move. I am disappointed that the only viable replacement is Yammer or the Newsfeed. Neither of these solutions offer a true replacement for the Tags and Notes feature. Neither has a decent “consolidated view” of my tags and notes, offers a Public and Private view, or offers a simple in browser experience for the user to collect and manage links with tags and notes. Users I talk to…
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    @meetdux

  • When to use what? How to leverage relevant social media channels #wpc15

    Dux
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    In the sea of social media tools, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning while trying to decide which ones are appropriate to use for your business. It’s one thing to learn how to use social media tools for personal use, but making specific decisions about which social media tools to use for business can be overwhelming. Watch this Microsoft WPC 2015 session for proven and practical guidance on how you can effectively identify when to use which social media tools for your business.  What do you think? Feel free to share how you leverage social media tools!
  • 5 time-saving techniques that can elevate your social media engagement #wpc15

    Dux
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Regardless of what your social media goals are, you probably feel like there’s a never-ending list of tasks you have to do on top of your day job to keep up with your engagement. Watch this 20 minute Microsoft WPC 2015 session as AvePoint Public Sector CTO Dux Raymond Sy shares proven, time-saving tips & techniques on how you can elevate your social media engagement. Make sure you check out these tools: IFTTT Buffer Social Oomph HootSuite Enlighten App What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts or any other tips and tricks below
  • Embrace the BYOD Revolution: Effectively Manage a Multi-Device, Multi-Generational Workforce #msignite #resources

    Dux
    12 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    A major business transformation is brewing in the enterprise today. Mobile technologies, business velocity, geographically dispersed and multi-generational workforce are converging to deliver the promise of responsive organizations. Organizations that miss this paradigm shift will face dire consequences. How can you effectively manage this shift, ensure that it will be sustainable and reap the benefits of being a responsive organization? In this Microsoft Ignite 2015 session that I presented, let me share  practical steps and effective techniques to manage your multi-device and…
  • Beyond Deployment: How to Inspire, Motivate & Drive Sustainable Adoption #msignite #resources

    Dux
    12 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    Today, IT departments have an unprecedented opportunity to transform their business by providing solutions that help people get things done more efficiently, from anywhere and with anyone. As IT, how do you proceed to define these scenarios and ensure people can take full advantage of them? In this Microsoft Ignite 2015 session that I had the privilege to co-present with Lindsay Gardner and Katie Larson, we discuss the common use cases and best practices coming from successful customers, experienced partners, and focus groups that led to sustainable user adoption. Specifically, we discuss…
  • Presentation: How to Effectively Prepare Your Organization’s SharePoint Journey Into the Cloud

    Dux
    10 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Many organizations are looking to invest in the cloud to increase the effectiveness of IT initiatives, reduce cost of in-house operations, increase operational flexibility, and generate a competitive advantage. Through an effective strategy, moving SharePoint to the cloud can enable many companies to do much more with IT by becoming strategy focused and not operations focused. Cloud-based services are nimble and adaptive, increasing capability to read and react to changing marketplace conditions by responding to customer needs and competitors’ actions. However, like most technology…
 
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    Waldek Mastykarz

  • Inconvenient XHTML validation in Sitecore 8 XP

    Waldek Mastykarz
    18 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Sitecore tries to help you maintain the quality of your website but sometimes it gets in your way. It’s all about quality Sitecore is a rich platform with powerful web content management capabilities. One of the standard available features are validators that automatically execute as a part of the publishing workflow. One of the validators that is executed in that process is the Full Page Xhtml validator that checks whether the whole page that is to be published is compliant with XHTML. At first such check seems very useful: after all if your website has been delivered with valid HTML, you…
  • Optimizing Sitecore 8 XP for Internet search engines with canonical URLs

    Waldek Mastykarz
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Canonical URLs help you optimize the ranking of your pages in Internet search engines. Here is how to render canonical URLs in Sitecore 8 XP. One page, one URL? When building websites each page has its own URL. That page can be then accessed through this URL. Ideally only one URL is associated with every page and when Internet search engines crawl the contents of your website, they know which URL to return for that page in the search results. In a simple website this might be the case but when building more dynamic websites things look slightly different. In dynamic websites different URLs…
  • Inconvenient Internet Explorer security zones and Azure AD web applications

    Waldek Mastykarz
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    When building Azure AD web applications you have to ensure that they are in the same security zone as other Office 365 resources. Is it broken? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you would build a web application registered with Azure AD and you couldn’t get past the authentication flow? Depending on your application you would either end up in an infinite loop between your application and Azure AD login page or you would login in Azure AD but your application would still present you the login page. Sounds familiar? Even though everything seems to be just fine with your code…
  • Inconvenient ADAL JS Angular with simultaneous CORS requests continued

    Waldek Mastykarz
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    Recently I wrote about the issue with issuing multiple CORS requests using the ADAL JS library. It turns out that there is even more to it. Inconvenient issuing multiple CORS requests simultaneously with the ADAL JS Angular library The ADAL JS Angular library simplifies building Single Page Applications that communicate with Azure and Office 365. Unfortunately, if you're issuing multiple CORS request to the same resources simultaneously only one of them will get resolved. In my recent post I shared a solution that you can use to work around this issue. In my solution I suggested using a…
  • Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Munich 2015

    Waldek Mastykarz
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    Curious how you can benefit from the Office Graph beyond Delve? Come see my session at the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Munich 2015. Building contextual experiences with the Office Graph Delve helps you stay in the know with what is going on within your organization. But what if you could have the Office Graph also help you get your work done? At the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Munich on October 10 I will have the pleasure of presenting a session about building contextual Office Graph experiences. In this session we will deep dive into the concepts of leveraging the Office Graph outside of…
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    Bamboo Nation

  • SharePoint Saturday: NYC Recap

    Hamilton Waldron
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
      As usual, the New York City SharePoint Saturday was a massive success! We were there for the awesomeness, equipped with a few hundred pandas, pens and other free swag. We certainly enjoyed ourselves at the Microsoft HQ in Times Square on July 25th, as we got together with over 400 SharePoint-minded individuals for NYC’s SharePoint Saturday. When we weren’t stationed at our booth location talking all-things-Bamboo® with current and (potentially) future customers, we were attending great lecture seminars about Microsoft Office 365, “Cloud Ready” SharePoint and…
  • Join us at NYC's SharePoint Saturday

    Hamilton Waldron
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
      On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Bamboo Solutions will be in New York City for SharePoint Saturday. If you're already signed up, we look forward to seeing you there. If not, follow the above link because there is still time to sign up! In fact, today is the final day of registration. We'll be discussing some of our current products and have some free demos for you to attend. We hope to see many of our current customers there, and always look forward to meeting future customers. See you Saturday!
  • How to Videos: Build A Stacked Bar Chart

    Hamilton Waldron
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Want to know how to build a stacked bar chart with Bamboo's Chart Plus? In this installment of “SharePoint Tips and Tricks,” we’ll show you how to do just that!     Any questions? Drop down to the comment section and ask away!
  • This Week in Bamboo (June 28th, 2015 - July 4th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    For Bamboo this week, we resolved many bugs and released a minor release for Data-Viewer Web Part for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 along with patches for the following: List Rotator Web Part, World Clock & Weather Web Part, and List Search Simple & Advanced Pack.  For more info about this week’s release, please see below. HW37 Data-Viewer Web Part for SharePoint 2010 Release 3.7.37 (File version 30.7.37) Bug Fixes: •    Could not conditionally format on a Person or Group column.•    No option to reset multiple dynamic…
  • This Week in Bamboo (June 21st, 2015 - June 27th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Have you checked the latest release of our Alert Plus and List Rollup Web Part yet?  At bamboo this week, we are very excited to roll out new major releases for Alert Plus release 4.0 and List Rollup Web Part release 7.0 for both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.   Please check out our storefront for the 30-day free trial download and review the following patches for: List Search Advanced Web Part., Tree View Web Part, and Team Calendar Web Part.  More details on all of the changes can be found below, along with new features, bug fixes, limitations and known…
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    Jeremy Thake's wonderful musings

  • New video: Integrate with Office 365 APIs in your Visual Studio 2015 projects

    Jeremy Thake
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    With the launch of Visual Studio 2015, I worked with the Channel 9 team to produce a video to demonstrate the new features that were included in this release for Office 365. The authentication flow is much easier now for ASP.NET MVC web applications than 2013 as it handles all of the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) plumbing for you. For more information check out https://www.visualstudio.com/features/office-tools-vs .
  • I’ll be speaking at European SharePoint conference, Stockholm

    Jeremy Thake
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    I’m off to Stockholm in the beginning of November to speak on Office add-ins and also run a hackathon. I really look forward to meeting all the attendees and speakers and exploring Stockholm! The hackathon is going to be a lot of fun with great prizes for the winning team! If you are attending the conference, please enter on challengepost.com. I’m really excited to see what people build and present to the judges at this event! Our team have run a few of these and its amazing how people leverage their existing web skills and the magic of Office development to build solutions.
  • Review: WP BackitUp for WordPress

    Jeremy Thake
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    I was originally hosting my WordPress blog on Azure web sites using ClearDB to host the MySQL instance. I found that as my blog got more visitors I was getting database connection issues where I was going over the amount of connections for the subscription I was on. I wasn’t willing to pay $50 a month for the next subscription up. Turning on all the caching wasn’t helping me. I had two decisions to make…where to host my blog and how to get it there. After recommendations from a few friends I chose SiteGround.com. For $7.95 a month I got the full WordPress as a service…
  • Unity Connect online event this week – keynote speaker

    Jeremy Thake
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    The IT Unity guys have been pushing hard to build a community online since launching last year with IT Pro, Developer and End User Content. Dan Holme is a very close friend of mine and has rounded up a great team of folks running the developer content in Scot Hillier, Andrew Connell and Todd Baginski. They asked me to be part of the Keynote on Wednesday where I’ll have a candid discussion with Scot on the extensibility of Office 365. You can see all the IT Unity sessions here on their site. There is a laundry list of amazing speakers to watch over a series of days and I’ll highly…
  • Office 365 ‘App Model’ rename cheat sheet

    Jeremy Thake
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    There have been a few threads on the different social networks around the rename of the “App Model” to “Add-in Model” for Office 365. There were actually quite a few reasons that we pushed this rename through and it wasn’t something that was decided quickly. The major one was that with our multi-platform support of our Office client across the Windows desktop, Mac desktop, browser, iOS, Android and Windows 10 environments . Most of these environments call our Office client “apps”, and so having “apps” within “apps” was causing…
 
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    Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog | Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog

  • ASP.NET 5 and CSS bundling: Fixing image paths

    Gunnar
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    With ASP.NET 5 we don’t have current bundling and minification system available. It’s replaced by new one that is based on Gulp. Default web application shows how to minify simple and safe files. But if you have some more complex design with CSS files referring to images then you are on your own. This post shows you how to solve a problem. Not so trivial design So, the image on right shows where things are getting bad with CSS. At least some of these CSS-files have references to images and my project has some components that refer to fonts too. And, of course, let’s not forget CSS…
  • What is ASP.NET console application?

    Gunnar
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:55 pm
    One mystery in ASP.NET 5 that people are asking me about are ASP.NET 5  console applications. We have web applications running on some web server – what is the point of new type of command-line applications that refer by name to web framework? Here’s my explanation. What we have with ASP.NET 5? CoreCLR – minimal subset of .NET Framework that is ~11MB in size and that supports true side-by-side execution. Yes, your application can specify exact version of CLR it needs to run and it doesn’t conflict with another versions of CLR on same box. DNX runtime – formerly named as K…
  • Generating CSV-files on .NET

    Gunnar
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    I have project where I need to output some reports as CSV-files. I found a good library called CsvHelper from NuGet and it works perfect for me. After some playing with it I was able to generate CSV-files that were shown correctly in Excel. Here is some sample code and also extensions that make it easier to work with DataTables. Simple report Here’s the simple fragment of code that illustrates how to use CsvHelper. using (var writer = new StreamWriter(Response.OutputStream)) using (var csvWriter = new CsvWriter(writer))     csvWriter.Configuration.Delimiter = ";";…
  • Why to avoid fat controllers

    Gunnar
    31 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Although ASP.NET MVC has been here for years the discussion about fat and thin controllers continues. There are guys who have strong faith in fat controllers and guys who believe more in thin controllers. Having seen both types of controllers and worked on them in practice I wrote this post to share my experiences with you. What is fat controller? First let’s agree on what is fat controller. I want to include here also some exceptional cases so there’s no chance you start fixing fat controllers with wrong medicines. Controller can be fat three different ways: there is a lot of code that…
  • I was speaking at Techorama 2015

    Gunnar
    24 May 2015 | 3:36 am
    Last week was my first time to be a speaker at Techorama, Belgium. It’s not a big and massive event like Build or Ignite but it’s still pretty big for Europe, I think. And it’s challenging for speakers as line-up is very strong. Really, it’s not kids game. Here is my short overview of Techorama and if you want to get quick answer then yes, for sure get there next year! It was a little bit more than half of year ago when I contacted Belgium MVP-s and I asked them about speaking challenges in their area. They came back to me very soon and I was invited to Techorama 2015 with my legacy…
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    SharePoint Reviews Articles

  • Product Validation: Sharegate for SharePoint Online

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Sharegate migration and management capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Product Validation: Unily for SharePoint Online

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Unily, the cloud-based intranet solutions by BrightStarr, its capabilities, and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report…
  • Product Validation: Datapolis Workflow

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Datapolis Process System capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Product Validation: SharePoint CRM by Lookout Software

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Lookout Software SharePoint CRM capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Product Validation: List Form Extensions Feature by KWizCom

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of KWizCom List Form Extensions Feature capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • SharePoint Webinar Reihe mit Gary Hughes von Metalogix

    M.Greth
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Am 14.7.2015 um 10:00 Uhr sprechen Gary Hughes von Metalogix und ich im dritten Teil unserer SharePoint Webinar Reihe über Skalierbarkeit und Verlässlichkeit von SharePoint und die damit verbundene Kosten gezielt angehen. Wir werden uns mit der  SharePoint Storage Architektur und der RBS Technologie sowie Archivierungs-Lösungen beschäftigen.  >> jetzt kostenlos anmelden Die Aufzeichnung des ersten Webinars “5 Dinge, die Sie vor einem SharePoint Upgrade und einer Migration zu Office 365 wissen müssen“ ist auf unserem YouTube Channel…
  • Ein Update aus dem SharePointland

    M.Greth
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    Ich will in der zweiten Jahreshälfte meinen Blog wieder aktivieren und fange heute schon mal mit einem Update zu verschiedenen aktuellen Themen und Veröffentlichungen an. Video Serie mit den Vorträgen des After IGNITE Events Auf dem After-IGNITE Event der SharePointCommunity am 27.5.2015 in Berlin hatten wir 7 Experten aus der Community eingeladen, die wichtigsten Themen, Ankündigungen und Perspektiven zu SharePoint 2016 in kompakten Vorträgen à 30 Minuten vorzustellen und ihre Bewertungen, Einschätzungen und Empfehlungen zu geben. Alle Vorträge haben wir aufgezeichnet und stehen in…
  • SharePoint 2016 Anmerkungen zu den News aus Redmond

    M.Greth
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    SharePointPodcast 321: Endlich legt Microsoft mal “Butter bei die Fische”, nimmt Stellung zur Zukunft von SharePoint On-Premise und gibt konkrete Termine zum SharePoint Server 2016 bekannt. Grund genug sich die Ankündigungen etwas genauer anzuschauen und meinen Senf dazu zu geben. Und im Gespräch erfahrt ihr etwas über “WorkingOutLoud”. Anzuhören im SharePointPodcast 321
  • SharePointPodcast auf der CeBIT 2015

    M.Greth
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Am 17. + 19.3.2015 bin ich live vor Ort auf der CeBIT 2015 und werde von dort mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Spreaker.com Interviews und Gespräche senden. Ankündigungen, wann live gesendet wird, immer auf Twitter @mysharepoint und auf Facebook und auf dieser Seite hier.
  • Live Podcast vom BarCamp Berlin 2015 am 7.+8.3.2015

    M.Greth
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Am 7. + 8.3.2015 findet in Berlin das BarCamp Berlin 2015 statt. Ich werde von der Veranstaltung live mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Spreaker.com Interviews und Gespräche mit Teilnehmern senden. Ankündigungen, wann live gesendet wird, immer auf Twitter @mysharepoint und auf Facebook, auf dieser Seite hier und auf Spreaker.com. Die Podcast-Episoden können auch via iTunes abonniert werden.  
 
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    Furuknap's Corner

  • Why Jeff Teper Needs to Get me Back to SharePoint

    Bjørn Furuknap
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Don’t worry, @jeffteper, I won’t come back to SharePoint. Not because I don’t think you can do awesome things but because I’m doing game development now and I’m having more fun than a warehouse full of barrels full of monkeys. Oh, and I’m doing it in Costa Rica. This is, I’m not joking, our meeting … Continue reading Why Jeff Teper Needs to Get me Back to SharePoint The post Why Jeff Teper Needs to Get me Back to SharePoint appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • URGENT SECURITY PSA: Stop Using GlobalCitizen.Org – Your Data Is Leaking

    Bjørn Furuknap
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I’m a huge supporter of volunteer work and charities around the world. One major inspiration has been Bill Gates who recently came out supporting a site called GlobalCitizen.org. Naturally, I signed up on January 23rd 2015 to show my support and help out in any way I could. The organization sports an impressive list of … Continue reading URGENT SECURITY PSA: Stop Using GlobalCitizen.Org – Your Data Is Leaking The post URGENT SECURITY PSA: Stop Using GlobalCitizen.Org – Your Data Is Leaking appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • BallAns – A Game About Life to Piss You Off

    Bjørn Furuknap
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    It’s been a week or so since I’ve published my first game on Android. It sucks. It really does. And this isn’t one of those “oh, you’re too modest; it is really great” type of fishing for compliments; the game is designed to suck. You see, the game is about life, or rather, the story … Continue reading BallAns – A Game About Life to Piss You Off The post BallAns – A Game About Life to Piss You Off appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android

    Bjørn Furuknap
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    I’m about to publish my first Android game to Google Play. It’s a deceptively simple game with profound philosophical meanings. I’ve set up the Beta program through Google Play and would like to invite you to try out the game before I publish it to production in a few days. If you have an Android … Continue reading Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android The post Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was

    Bjørn Furuknap
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    I’m not following SharePoint, no, but you have to be blind not to have noticed there is a new version coming out. Like I said two years ago and started describing three years ago. Doesn’t matter. What matters is how it’s done. Let me point out a few of Microsoft’s “here’s what’s coming” projects. .NET … Continue reading SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was The post SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - managing Group memberships with PowerShell

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    In the last post of the Office 365 Groups for Admins series I showed you how to manage the Unified Groups using PowerShell. Let's continue on that journey and take a look at how you can manage the Group memberships using PowerShell. All membership management are done using the *-UnifiedGroupLinks cmdlets, you can access them using PowerShell and connecting to Exchange Online as shown in the previous post. The cmdlets is at the moment that well documented. If that changes I'll make sure to update this post (and please remind me). Public vs Private Groups Before we dive into Memberships let's…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - managing Groups with PowerShell

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    One of the loudest complaints I hear from people when we talk about Groups is the lack of management features, so in this post in the Office 365 Groups for Admins series we will take a look at how you can manage your Unified Groups using PowerShell. In the previous post I actually already showed you how to use PowerShell to create Groups, but let's take a step back. Connecting PowerShell to Exchange Online To start working with the Unified Groups in PowerShell we need to connect to Exchange Online and we do that by establishing a PowerShell session to a specific Uri, see code sample below,…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - Creating Groups

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    In this post of the Office 365 Groups for Admins series we will take a look at how you as an admin and your end-user can create Office 365 Groups. The option to allow end-users to create Unified Groups or not are determined by the Mailbox Policy, as described in a previous post. End-user creation of Office 365 Groups End-users have two ways of creating new Groups; either use the Office 365 web interface or using Outlook 2016 (works on the PC edition, not sure about Office on Macintosh). This is option is by default available for ANYONE within your organization, there is no granularity at all,…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - Group creation policies

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    In this post of the Office 365 Groups for Admins series I will talk about the small but important policies we can apply to Group creation. At the moment there is very little control of the actual Office 365 Group creation in Office 365. And this tends to be one really important aspect of the Unified Groups discussion - can we allow them or not? I do hope that I over the time can update this post with new and improved governance features. Group naming policies One of the few configuration options you have for the Unified Groups is how they are named when created. You do not configure this from…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - Enable and disable user creation of Groups

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    This is the third post in my Office 365 Groups for Admins series and it will focus on one of the primary tasks an Office 365 Admin has to do once their tenant is up and running; should we allow our users to create Office 365 Groups or not?I'm not going to give you an answer to this. It is something you need to evaluate properly within your organization, but I do recommend that you initially always turn off Groups, so that you can get some governance into the game before promoting it to everyone. Important! Disabling Office 365 Group creation as described in this post will only disable it in…
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    sharemuch.com

  • Branding SharePoint 2013 Sites with an app/ adding your custom JavaScript and some CSS

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Few months ago I came across a new approach to apply Branding, particularly JavaScript customizations using an app … no need to modify your masterpage and to uninstall your customizations is just a click away. Check this video to see how it’s done. Also attaching a ZIP file we used in the solution here Enjoy!
  • ShareMuch Tech News with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Ron DeGiusti – Jul 23

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    I this weeks news, Yaroslav and Ron talk about: -Visual Studio 2015 and what’s in it -Microsoft Send – what is it? -Office 365 E5, PBX in the cloud and what’s that all about and when is it going to be available? -Uber and potentially yet another controversial business idea from them -Microsoft Garage, and what is that? Be sure to check out all the details:
  • ShareMuch Tech News with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Ron Degiusti

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Enjoy this episode of the news where we talk about WPC15 in Orlando and some of the announcements from it, the direction of cloud, CRM, SharePoint
  • ShareMuch Tech News special with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Benjamin Niaulin as a guest – Jul 2

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    This week’s ShareMuch Tech News special is with Benjamin Niaulin as a guest, enjoy! Transcript of the video provided by Gsoft … thank you! Yaroslav: Hi, I’m here at GSoft office with… Benjamin: Benjamin Niaulin. Yaroslav: With Ben and Ben is SharePoint MVP and this is renewable cycle July 1 as well? Ben: Actually it’s in April and I switched to Office 365 MVP to go with the trends obviously last April actually. Yaroslav: So Ben obviously, you being most known in your community for the migration. You did a lot of talks around migration and stuff. Ben: Absolutely.
  • ShareMuch Tech News with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Ron Degiusti – Jun 26

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:31 pm
 
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    Syrinx Consulting

  • With staff augmentation, Syrinx offers top talent to every client

    syrinxcc
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:40 am
    For any company facing a software engineering challenge, decision-makers will always have a number of options. Obviously, the firm could simply hire software engineers, but … Read More »
  • Mobile payments’ popularity growing, with more progress on the horizon

    syrinxcc
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Mobile payments are becoming increasingly widespread and popular across just about every industry. At the same time, though, there is plenty of evidence that mobile … Read More »
  • Employer Branding Strategy

    syrinxcc
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    With 36 percent of global employers reporting talent shortages, and the HR world teeming with talk of a "war for talent," employer branding has become … Read More »
  • Information and the power to transform your career

    syrinxcc
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    As a talented individual and part of the modern day workforce, you deserve to be informed. You deserve to be in the know about the … Read More »
  • What is mobile marketing?

    syrinxcc
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    What is mobile marketing? This may seem like an obvious question, but it's worth considering. After all, there's no way for an organization to truly thrive … Read More »
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    Tech Talk PT

  • Sharepoint 2016 – Ignite and Technet

    Ricardo Magalhães
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    With the Ignite event on May, there is a lot of information that starts to be available on the next version of Sharepoint, so the Sharepoint 2016. One of the most important features is the focus on the Hybrid approach, which is in reality what customers will opt for, instead of moving directly to the cloud. With that perspective the integration between Sharepoint and Office 365 is also a strong point. Ignite Session Videos: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/ Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/31020.sharepoint-2016-what-is-in-it.aspx With the first…
  • When will we have the next version of Sharepoint? or a sneak peak?

    Ricardo Magalhães
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:47 am
    Accordingly to Mary Jo Foley (From ZDnet) not before 2015! My bet will be the 3 year gap, so 2016. Just to keep the usual time frame. You can find Mary’s article here. From Real Story Group kind of a sneak peak on Sharepoint 2016 . . . you can find it here
  • My story with Sharepoint – 10 years and counting

    Ricardo Magalhães
    26 Feb 2014 | 7:10 am
    In January of 2004 I had my first contact with Sharepoint, at that time it was the 2003 version, and my first project was to implement an Intranet Portal for a Government Entity, related to the energy area. I never heard of Sharepoint before, so when I started searching for information, the first thing that I realized was that there wasn’t that much! So the beginning was learning to install, configure, administrate, manage and USE! The first Intranet was implemented without any specific development, only adjusting the clients requirements to the way Sharepoint worked. I have to say that…
  • Sharepoint versus open source solutions in times of crisis

    Ricardo Magalhães
    12 Nov 2013 | 4:11 am
    Ok, this is an old discussion but in the financial crisis environment , many organizations are trying to get rid of licencing and opt for free or much cheaper solutions. So this lead us to the main question, is sharepoint a solution in this context, or will it suffer because of it’s cost? Lets be clear, Sharepoint is not a cheap solution! even though you opt for the Sharepoint Foundation version, you still need a licensed Windows Operating System and a SQL Server (ok, here you can go with the SQL Express, but it is limited in capability and cannot be clustered). On the other side there…
  • Sharepoint ONLINE: What, Why and How.

    Ricardo Magalhães
    7 Oct 2013 | 9:59 am
    For a few years Microsoft has an online version of Sharepoint, but if you asked the partners if they would advice clients to opt for this solution, the answer would be negative. Why? because the Sharepoint online was a very limited sub-set of the Sharepoint on premisses.   Now, with the evolution to the 2013 version, Sharepoint online seems more ambitious, more complete. Ok, it is still a sub-set of the on-premisses version, but a more complete one. It will be a huge task for Microsoft to have every feature online, but comparing to previous versions, my experience with the current…
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  • #sp2013 Site Collection Audit Reports for Business Users

    Neil King
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    While working on recent 2013 project we had a requirement to allow business users to view site collection audit reports but not be site collection administrators. Looking into this we could see that there was no way simple way to do this via permissions, but it was actually a very simple request to fulfil. Firstly we setup site collection auditing for the opening of items (this was the only requirement) and set daily log trimming to a location that the end users can get to.   The next step was to configure the audit log trimming job from being monthly to daily to force the log…
  • #Project2016 – A Short Review

    Giles Hamson
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Few weeks ago Office products of 2016 preview version were released, that includes Office 2016 suite products, plus Project and Visio.  All of these products are available in desktop and office 365 formats for trials. I have shared the links to download/install preview of Office and Project 2016 in this posta while ago. Since then I wanted to write my first hand review of Project 2016. And here it goes: Installation of Project 2016 First thing first, installation challenges. Prior to installing Project 2016, same goes for Office 2016, you need to uninstall 2013 version of the same…
  • Different approach to #Project team collaboration, what about #Office365 Groups? #ProjectOnline #PPM #PMO

    Giles Hamson
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) Inspired by my colleague Alan Eardley’s recent webinar on Office 365 groups, I thought it might be good to blog about this from a project perspective. For many types of…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 July 2015 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) The Office 2013 July 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1I3wfqU Project Server 2013 July 2015 Server Roll up package:…
  • #ProjectServer #PS2010 / #PS2013 delete #Project site using #PowerShell #SP2013 #SP2010

    Giles Hamson
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:20 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) Following on from a post / script I created a year or so ago to bulk create project sites, there have been requests to be able to bulk delete projects sites. I have been…
 
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  • Having fun with Virto software’s SharePoint 2013 workflow activities kit

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:46 pm
    It is quite common that companies leveraging SharePoint 2013 workflows find there is some functionality lacking. Extending the existing workflow possibilities by creating custom SharePoint workflow activities that can be leveraged by the company’s power users is certainly possible, but can be quite expensive. Typically, the best option is to buy a commercial solution that extends ootb workflow capabilities.  There are multiple vendors out there delivering such solutions, but recently our interest was peeked by a company called Virtosoftware. Virtosoftware has created over 50 solutions…
  • Uploading and activating sandbox solutions via CSOM/JSOM

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    In this post we’re discussing how to upload and activate a sandbox solution via CSOM/JSOM. First, we’ll do it using C#. That’s a little bit easier and we’ve seen several examples discussing that (such as this one: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/frank_marasco/archive/2014/08/10/upload-and-activate-sandbox-solutions-using-csom.aspx , probably the first one written about this topic and without it, we couldn’t have written this post). Then, we’ll do it using JSOM which has some additional challenges. We didn’t find any resources discussing that, so there should be value in that. First off,…
  • 3rd party analytics for SharePoint 2013

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    In general, ootb analytics do not satisfyingly meet the need of all customers as far as getting insights in the use of sharepoint are concerned. This post provides an overview of vendors that offer additional analytics capabilities for sharepoint or that can be used in combination with sharepoint. The idea behind the article is that it’s a useful starting point for people starting the decisioning process. It also contains a list of useful evaluation criteria that can help to decide which product is right for you. On purpose, we refrain from saying: product x is better than product Y…
  • SharePoint WPSC is undefined

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    In a SharePoint 2013 environment we encountered the error “WPSC is undefined”. The WPSC (Web Part Page Services Component) is a JavaScript library that web parts use to communicate with each other client-side. We don’t feel the WPSC used that often nowadays (if that ever was the case), so maybe that explains why we couldn’t find that much info about this problem. The most interesting post was this one: http://sadomovalex.blogspot.nl/2010/02/fix-wpsc-is-undefined-javascript-error.html But it talks about an issue in combination with FBA, and our problem existed on a page…
  • Emulating browsers and weird CSS problem

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    13 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Recently, we experienced a weird problem in MSIE 9 where select boxes kept closing themselves when hovering over them, in later browsers we didn’t experience this issue. It turned out that this was caused by multiple CSS selectors pertaining to font families defined in different CSS files which were targeting the same select box. Both CSS files did something like: select {font-family:’Avenir LT W01 85 Heavy';} Removing one of them solved the issue, and allegedly this should do the trick too: select option {font-family:’Avenir LT W01 85 Heavy';} This is described in more…
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  • SharePoint 2013: Center or Centre? Search knows the US/UK spelling variations!

    Mike Smith
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
      Weird what you stumble across in SharePoint! There is no end to finding things! Center or Centre? Organization or Organisation? Harbor or Harbour? SharePoint 2013 search, both On Prem and Office 365, appears to have a US/UK synonym list built-in. I can't find documentation for it anywhere, but it seems to work as expected. Below a few of the words I tested. Search for one and you will find
  • SharePoint 2013: Hide List and Library Column Headings

    Mike Smith
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
      This is an update to an older article to include support for SharePoint 2013. Hiding Column Headings I had a request to hide the column headings of a list displayed in a web part. First thought was that they wanted to hide the toolbar, but they were asking about the clickable column headings. I think they were wanting to make a page look more like a regular web page instead a page full of
  • Using SharePoint Serach To Find Sites You Have Access To

    Mike Smith
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
      Did you ever wonder if there's more to SharePoint? Sites you may have permissions to, but no one ever told you about? Sites like the rumored jokes site and the "free stuff" site? You can use search to find these sites! ContentClass is a SharePoint 2013 Managed Property that is used to find many SharePoint things by their "type". Two ContentClass values of interest when searching for sites are "
  • SharePoint 2013 Search Weirdness – Part 4: More Duplication Weirdness

    Mike Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:03 pm
      A continuation of the "Search Weirdness" series! How many Announcement Lists do I have? In the first article of this series I showed how something like a series of Purchase Orders that differ in only the PO number, date and a few other details can appear to SharePoint 2013 search as duplicates and be excluded in the default search results. I have found something stranger… it seems that
  • SharePoint 2013 Search Weirdness – Part 3: When do Daily and Weekly Search Alerts Get Sent?

    Mike Smith
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
      A continuation of the "Search Weirdness" series!   Search Alerts are Different! Unlike list and library alerts: You cannot create them for other people. There's no place to type an email address. You cannot request an immediate alert. You cannot pick a time: List / Library alert options: Search Alert options:   So when are they run? You would assume (always a dangerous thing to do) that
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  • Best SharePoint Designs in Brazil

    Luis Kerr
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This post is the eighth article of our series on Best SharePoint Designs by country. Throughout this series of posts we hope to expand your SharePoint branding source of inspiration by covering various countries where SharePoint adoption for public facing websites has been a success. This time we would like to take a close look at what’s happening in the SharePoint web design scene in Brazil. Well known as the country of the future, Brazil, the biggest country in South America, has been long time associate with soccer, Samba, Carnival, scanty bikinis and beautiful beaches. After hosting…
  • Mega Menus used on SharePoint sites

    Luis Kerr
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mega menus are still new phenomenon on SharePoint-based sites, and are often used on websites with multiple levels of content hierarchy, e-commerce sites or large scale websites. Mega menus continue to be a growing trend in web design, as they offer an efficient solution to display a lot of content while keeping a clean and well-structured layout. This type of menus gives visitors a quick view of all the navigation options in one single glimpse, more visibility of the inner pages, and an easier access from a single drop down menu. In this post we’ll look at few inspiring examples of…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #17

    Luis Kerr
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    For today’s SharePoint branding set we present you with few inspiring and fresh examples of SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks. Seven of the websites were built with SharePoint 2013, and two with SharePoint 2010. Sites of the Month is a collection of the most exceptional SharePoint website designs submitted to our showcase and picked by our staff based on their usability, design, originality, creativity, improved user experience, custom functionality and ability to incorporate modern web design techniques. If you designed, implemented or you’re…
  • Motus – Free SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Motus is a minimally designed responsive mobile friendly Landing page with Video Background theme for SharePoint 2013 Publishing Sites. The theme is Bootstrap based and contains an easy to customize video background in the top section and five more editable sections. Motus theme is intended to help SharePoint 2013 newbies with the site branding and customization of public-facing websites. More work might be necessary if not required. Installation Download the Motus.zip and extract the files. Assuming you already have a SharePoint 2013 Publishing Sites created and accessible using an URL path…
  • Responsive SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    A website that reacts to the screen size of a device by delivering a suitable output is thought to be a responsive design. Rather than designing several websites for different screen resolutions, responsive design will enable you to design one website that specifies how it should appear on various devices. It is estimated that by the end of 2015 more people will be using mobile devices to access the Internet than desktop computers, hence mobile devices accessibility has become a huge priority for web developers. There is no doubt that responsive design is now unanimously accepted as the way…
 
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  • Office 365 API – Querying Exchange

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Today, we'll investigate how to retrieve data such as contacts, calendar entries and e-mails from Exchange. We'll create a simple Excel add-in, using our favourite Office development toolset, Add-in Express for Office and .net, which will import Exchange e-mails, contacts and calendar events into the active Excel workbook
  • Office 365 API – Authentication & Setup

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    In our last article, we took a 10,000 foot view of what Office 365 has to offer. The article also made note of the Office 365 API, which enables developers to integrate with and use their users' Office 365 data
  • Maptitude is the ideal MapPoint alternative for developers

    Stewart Berry
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    This is a guest post by Stewart Berry, Director of Product Management at Caliper Corporation, in which he introduces Maptitude - the software designed as direct replacement for Microsoft MapPoint
  • Office 365 for developers – What, How, Where?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Office 365 is said to be the most strategic developer surface area for Microsoft in the near future. So, let's take a quick look at what Office 365 has to offer from the developer's perspective
  • Add-in Express sim-ships with Visual Studio 2015 and Office 2016 Preview

    Dmitry Kostochko
    28 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    I am happy to report good news to all Add-in Express users – we are one of the Microsoft partners to sim-ship our products together with the Visual Studio 2015 RC and Office 2016 Preview
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  • Implementing SharePoint – a ten step guide

    Geoff Evelyn
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Hi there folks! Sometime ago I created a quick ten step guide and had it published on TechNet – amazed to find so much interest, and great comments! ShareGate contacted me and asked if they could turn it into an info-graphic (which looks great); now available on their site and is displayed below – enjoy! Also, check out some companion articles which may be of interest. Ten Steps Implementation Guide Training Courses for Implementing SharePoint solutions Implementing Steps to Success Presentation Crafted by: Sharegate The SIMPLEST Management Tool  
  • Office 365 Monitoring using System Centre Operations Manager

    Geoff Evelyn
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    One of the most compelling challenges for Office 365 is centralised monitoring. Those working in the SharePoint arena will know only too well importance of monitoring and reporting across the platforms they manage. This is not simply from a technical but also from proof of service; the availability and evolution of those services. Proof that, the team responsible for monitoring internal SharePoint resources and servers also have a level in comfort in providing likewise monitoring for Office 365. Evolution to be able to identify over time changes in the services provided so that there are no…
  • Renewed into my fifth year as an MVP

    Geoff Evelyn
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Am pretty humbled and pleased as punch to be renewed today, July 1st 2015, as a SharePoint MVP for the fifth year running. A big thanks of course goes out to all I have managed to reach out to enabling me to share my expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of SharePoint and Office products. Of course, this works the other way around in being part of a great MVP group, all of whom are committed to providing knowledge, aid and expertise back into a growing and evolving community – and I’ve learned so much from the MVP group, the MS Product team and so many…
  • See the SharePoint 2013 Deployment guide by Microsoft

    Geoff Evelyn
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Getting hands on deployment information concerning SharePoint 2013 can be a challenge. Managed to locate this guide which is created by Microsoft detailing the process!
  • Verifying your Domain Name with Office365 starring NSLOOKUP

    Geoff Evelyn
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:50 am
    Had some fun trying to get a domain validated with Office365. Here’s the issue. When going for validation, you will be given instructions on setting a TXT or MX record and will be given a validation code to enter with your provider. If the provider given on the page is not yours you could then take a look at the help screen that gives more details and step by step instructions. However, it is difficult to ascertain whether the TXT record has been set. NSLOOKUP comes to the rescue: Bring up a Command Prompt​ Enter NSLOOKUP <PRESS RETURN> type set q=txt <PRESS RETURN>…
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