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  • SharePoint IT…evolving?

    Bill Baer
    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. A recent #CollabTalk topic was that of the changing role of SharePoint IT…as the cloud becomes mainstream,...(read more)
  • Codementor Office Hours: Building SPAs with Angular for Office 365, SharePoint Online & SharePoint 2013 On-Premises

    Andrew Connell
    22 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Are you interested in building single page apps for Office 365, SharePoint Online or SharePoint 201 on-premises using Angular? Got questions? Next week on May 27 at 2pm EST I'll be answering questions during an office hours session on Codementor. Register & come join me! » Codementor Office Hours: Building SPAs with Angular for Office 365, SharePoint Online & SharePoint 2013 On-Premises
  • Building applications with the Office 365 APIs on any platform

    Waldek Mastykarz
    Waldek Mastykarz
    22 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    Thanks to Microsoft’s investments we can build add-ins and web apps on any platform, including platforms without dedicated Office 365 API SDKs. To simplify building Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Web Apps using the Office 365 APIs Microsoft released SDKs and code samples for the most popular platforms. Those SDKs help you complete the authorization flow with Azure AD and simplify interacting with the different Office 365 APIs. Although SDKs for the most popular platforms are already available there still might be a chance that you are developing on a platform that doesn’t have an SDK…
  • Office 365 Public Roadmap is a key service delivery tool

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    Geoff Evelyn
    5 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Being an Office 365 administrator is challenging. Simply being on top of the changes in Office365 would be difficult in the extreme, simply because you may need to feed into more than one client, and trying to pass information directly to them in their form may be challenging. The key focus of service delivery is repeatability; the attempt to apply one solution for all as a generic standpoint. One of the key tools for Office 365 is the Public Roadmap, which I use to show clients and customers what is happening in the world of Office 365 and how quickly the information can be obtained. The…
  • Top 5 New SharePoint 2016 Features announced at Ignite

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    Joel Oleson
    11 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    The Ignite conference gave us a taste of what is coming in the SharePoint 2016 features list… at least from an IT Pro perspective with some that hit end users.  Not everyone was able to make it of course, so I wanted to share my list of top features most of which was shared during [&hellip The post Top 5 New SharePoint 2016 Features announced at Ignite appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Andrew Connell

  • Codementor Office Hours: Building SPAs with Angular for Office 365, SharePoint Online & SharePoint 2013 On-Premises

    22 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Are you interested in building single page apps for Office 365, SharePoint Online or SharePoint 201 on-premises using Angular? Got questions? Next week on May 27 at 2pm EST I'll be answering questions during an office hours session on Codementor. Register & come join me! » Codementor Office Hours: Building SPAs with Angular for Office 365, SharePoint Online & SharePoint 2013 On-Premises
  • What to do with your new Raspberry Pi 2 B

    22 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Are you one of the lucky people who grabbed one of the Raspberry Pi 2’s from the Office 365 Developer team at the Ignite conference? You might be wondering “this is cool, but what do I do with it?” There are a ton of resources and if you are first getting started they might not be so obvious to you. Learning The Basics When I first started playing around with DIY hardware I realized real quick I didn’t have an EE (electronic engineering) degree… I hadn’t played much with electronics… well ever. I thought it would be simple, but you do need to have…
  • Sign Up for the Office 365 Developer Program!

    21 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    At the Build conference a few weeks ago the Office 365 Developer team announced a new Office 365 Developer Program for developers working with Office 365, SharePoint, the Office client… anything related to Office! By signing up you get a Free Office 365 Developer Tenant! This is a free one-year Office 365 tenant. This will save you from having to create and pay the monthly costs associated with a typical Office 365 account. In addition, what in my mind might be the biggest reason to signup is that Microsoft send a monthly newsletter that includes information about what’s new for…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 78 is live - A Few Take-Aways from Build and Ignite

    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This 78th episode, AC and CJ talk about their big take aways from the Build and Ignite conferences. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 078 | A Few Take-Aways from Build and Ignite. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • Office 365 is a Development Platform: ePaaS

    13 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    I’ve heard it before… so have you. You see someone stand on stage and say how they want you to think about something as a platform. It’s the cool thing to say these days as everyone wants to be a platform or have “.js” at the end of their library name and make it onto HackerNews. I’ve heard the same thing from Microsoft in the past about Office 365… people say “it’s a development platform” just like they said about SharePoint when we were only working on-premises… hell even I said it (September 2007 - SharePoint is a Good…
 
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    SharePoint Solutions Blog

  • Nano Server and Hyper-V goodies

    7 May 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Along with the scoop on SharePoint 2016 from yesterday, I got a load of information on two related technologies. While not directly integrated with SharePoint there is a good chance that as a SharePoint Administrator you work with Hyper-V or servers in general. I got to take a look at the Nano Server and the new Hyper-V goodies that are in the pipe to be released. If you want to play with them now, look up Technical Preview 2 from Microsoft.Nano ServerNano Server is a stripped to bare bones server.  This edition literally has no local interface; no GUI, no RDP, and no 32 bit…
  • SharePoint 2016 from Ignite!

    6 May 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Wow! That's the first thing I want to say.I was fortunate enough to attend the SharePoint conference 3 years ago and the difference from then to today is just amazing.  I attended three sessions here at Microsoft Ignite and the next generation is just beautiful.  The TL:DR version is that Microsoft has been forced to use their own products for the last 3 years and are now giving users the corrections for all the headaches they found.For those of you that want some more details, let me tell you some things I heard at #msignite sessions.SharePoint 2016The build will be smaller.
  • Microsoft Ignite: Day 1 complete and Day 2 started

    5 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Day 1 of the Microsoft Ignite conference was incredible.  It was amazing to see and talk to so many people that had the same needs and experiences with SharePoint.  Even more incredible was being able to discuss possible solutions using our software.ChangeBot was the star of the show with automating user and admin requests.  Our ChangeBot Challenge was a hit and kept us busy the whole day. Here's an action shot of Johnathan in the middle of a challenge. Come by and take the challenge for yourself at booth #591.
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    3 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    To Chicago! #MicrosoftIgnite
  • PremierPoint Solutions at Microsoft Ignite!

    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We'll see you at the Ignite conference next week!  Come by the booth and take the SharePoint Systems Administrator Changebot Challenge!  You might just win a T-shirt!  #MicrosoftIgnite
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Presentation deck/videos – Comparing SharePoint add-ins (apps) with Office 365 apps

    Chris O'Brien
    19 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you’re implementing customizations in Office 365, it’s fair to say that numerous approaches exist now, and that the service has certainly been enhanced as a development platform in recent times. However, one area of potential confusion is around how apps are developed. Developers and other technical folks became used to “the app model” over the past 2 years or so, as a way of implementing custom functionality which ran on non-SharePoint servers (perhaps Azure) and called into SharePoint using remote APIs such as CSOM or REST. But since then, Microsoft have introduced new APIs and…
 
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    CollabShow

  • Free Webinar: 14 Tips for Planning an ECM Content Migration to SharePoint

    Joel Oleson
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Join Joel Oleson (@joeloleson) and Tom Castiglia (@tomcastiglia) as they share top Tips and Tricks based on years of industry experience migrating from Legacy ECM environments to SharePoint and Office 365. Whether you are in the middle of a migration to SharePoint 2013 or looking to retire a legacy ECM environment or planning a migration [&hellip The post Free Webinar: 14 Tips for Planning an ECM Content Migration to SharePoint appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Top 5 New SharePoint 2016 Features announced at Ignite

    Joel Oleson
    11 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    The Ignite conference gave us a taste of what is coming in the SharePoint 2016 features list… at least from an IT Pro perspective with some that hit end users.  Not everyone was able to make it of course, so I wanted to share my list of top features most of which was shared during [&hellip The post Top 5 New SharePoint 2016 Features announced at Ignite appeared first on CollabShow.
  • See you at Ignite in Chicago! #MSIgnite

    Joel Oleson
    1 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    What are you planning for MSIgnite... Here's what I'm up to The post See you at Ignite in Chicago! #MSIgnite appeared first on CollabShow.
  • FREE Webinar: SharePoint Forms and e-Signatures w/ Joel Oleson & @CoSign_ARX

    Joel Oleson
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    When will you adopt e-signatures? Join Joel Oleson and Larry Kluger for news you can use on two hot SharePoint topics: Forms and e-Signatures. Learn the ins and outs of e-signatures and how you can easily add them to your SharePoint system and workflows. The post FREE Webinar: SharePoint Forms and e-Signatures w/ Joel Oleson & @CoSign_ARX appeared first on CollabShow.
  • SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Mobile App Device Support Matrix

    Joel Oleson
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    In preparing for my Mobile Enterprise Strategy Session in London, I put together two different mobile app support matrices.  People want to see what works on what platform.  None of this I’m calling Official.  This is my experience and from my own testing.  There may be bugs and you need to should also verify this [&hellip The post SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Mobile App Device Support Matrix appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Bill Baer

  • What’s new in SharePoint Server 2016 Installation and Deployment

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    12 May 2015 | 4:04 pm
    At Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL we disclosed the initial infrastructure investments we’re making in SharePoint Server 2016. This article describes initial investments made in installation and deployment of SharePoint Server 2016. NOTE Features and...(read more)
  • Microsoft Ignite When and Where

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away I wanted to take a moment to share my schedule and additional details surrounding some of the sessions I'll be delivering and where you can connect with me if you have any questions about SharePoint or related...(read more)
  • The SharePoint Journey

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Microsoft Ignite will open the window to our vision, strategy, and future for SharePoint and provide a first look at most recent developments with SharePoint Server 2016. From the business value for organizations looking to modernize their workplace and...(read more)
  • Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite. BRK2188 What's new for IT Professionals in SharePoint 2016 http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=c9ae257c-3695-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7 In this session...(read more)
  • SharePoint IT…evolving?

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. A recent #CollabTalk topic was that of the changing role of SharePoint IT…as the cloud becomes mainstream,...(read more)
 
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    Stefan Goßner

  • What’s new in SharePoint Server 2016 Installation and Deployment

    Stefan Goßner
    13 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    Bill Baer talks about changes related to Installation and Deployment of SharePoint 2016. Changes include the following topics: System Requirements Deployment Scenarios Operating System Requirements .NET Framework version SharePoint...(read more)
  • May 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    12 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The product group released the May 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For May 2015 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware that...(read more)
  • May 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    12 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The product group released the May 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For May 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION: May CU...(read more)
  • SharePoint security fixes released with May 2015 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

    Stefan Goßner
    12 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    With May PU we have release a number of security fixes for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update . For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: SharePoint Server 2007...(read more)
  • PowerShell script to display version info for installed SharePoint product and language packs

    Stefan Goßner
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    In the last couple of days I have been contacted several times because customers struggled to get their system to the right patch level to allow installation of April 2015 CU to workaround the problem with the patch baseline . To simplify this I have...(read more)
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Book Review- Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

    Robert Bogue
    18 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    My wife passed along an article to me that Bob Pozen wrote for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement titled "What's the secret to running effective meetings?" I was intrigued because I had recently written a chapter "Removing Innovation Friction by Improving Meetings" for the Ark Group book Smarter Innovation: Using Interactive Processes to Drive Better Business Results. That intrigue was enough to pick up his book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. Eliminating Waste Lean manufacturing seeks to strip out of the process anything that doesn't add…
  • Book Review-Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

    Robert Bogue
    11 May 2015 | 3:42 am
    If my experience with The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide has taught me one thing, it has taught me that marketing is far more important in today's world than having a great product. It doesn't make any difference whether you've got a good product or even a great product if no one knows about it. While word of mouth marketing might have made a difference in the past, it's not enough today. That's why I've been trying to figure out how to get my ideas and my products noticed in an increasingly noisy world. In my work with knowledge management and information architecture I speak about the…
  • Embroidery and Love

    Robert Bogue
    4 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    It was a few months ago when my wife, Terri, made the decision about what she wanted to give our oldest son, Claude, as a wedding gift. She decided that she wanted to make him a quilted wall hanging. That is she wanted to create a wall hanging with quilting in it. The wall hanging would be the story of their courtship. Different squares would have different important moments of their love so that when their marriage got tough they could look back at the wall hanging and remember how they fell in love. She enjoys sewing and had done quilts in the past so it was a natural fit. She had an older…
  • Book Review-Spiritual Evolution: A Scientific Defense of Faith

    Robert Bogue
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:42 am
    In Destructive Emotions, the Dalai Lama pondered with Daniel Goleman about whether we are generally selfish or generally compassionate creatures. He framed it from the perspective of a classic philosophy question and shared his own idea that we're both compassionate and selfish and that we operate from a place of compassion until we experience a scarcity. It's this passage of Destructive Emotions that resonated most with me as I was reading Spiritual Evolution: A Scientific Defense of Faith. Spiritual Evolution is a journey into the evolution of our compassion. It's a journey into…
  • Book Review: The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You’re Not in Charge

    Robert Bogue
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Being the president of your own company has its advantages. However, it doesn't mean that you always get your way or that you've always got the power to tell others what to do. There are committees, boards, and other places where you're not in charge. In my case there are also clients who are – in effect – my manager. They are the people that I serve and I'm rarely in a position to "tell" them what to do. Though I can advise them – I can't make things happen. It's for this reason that The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You're Not in Charge is interesting. It's…
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    Serge van den Oever [Macaw]

  • 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…
  • AngularJS–don’t use self-closing div tags

    4 Feb 2014 | 7:18 am
    I had a piece of code that gave strange results in AngularJS. The issue was that I used a self closing <div /> tag instead of <div>…</div>. Self closing div tags are not supported in HTML5. The complete code can be found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21552560/angularjs-bug-in-ng-include-when-not-using-jquery and the plunker http://plnkr.co/edit/O3NSb2VEwAEDrkmtoKZ6?p=preview. My wrong code was written as: <script id="paragraphTmpl.html" type="text/ng-template"> <h4>{{paragraph.Title}}</h4> <!-- comment line below to have the…
  • Webstorm – great IDE for web development

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I’m really interested in front-end web development, and although Visual Studio 2013 is the main IDE in our company I’m really impressed by Webstorm from JetBrains, the guys behind Resharper. It is a full featured web development IDE for under $50. Although I’m impressed by the better support of Visual Studio 2013 for web development, Webstorm feels like “exactly made” for web development.The reason I favor Webstorm right now is that Visual Studio is pushing you too much into the Microsoft way, with server side code, web.config files etc. I want to build single page apps, front-end…
 
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    @meetdux

  • 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…
  • Public Speaking Excellence: Deliver Compelling Presentations in 5 Steps

    Dux
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The ability to speak confidently and deliver a clear, concise and engaging presentation is what every presenter aims for. I had the privilege to share practical tips and techniques at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 on  how to develop your public speaking abilities so you can create and confidently deliver compelling speeches and presentations. In this presentation, you will learn basic principles of public speaking as well as professional techniques for keeping the audience focused on you and your message. Related Resources: Presentation deck on slideshare Interactive…
  • Bokmål Oslo! #intranett #nsc

    Dux
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    I’m very excited to let you know that I’ll be in Oslo, Norway in June. On June 5, Thursday, I have the honor of delivering the keynote for the annual Intralife conference. Intralife is Norway’s leading Intranet conference hosted by  Netlife Research.  In this morning keynote, I will be presenting “Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution: How to Inspire, Transform and Drive Purposeful Collaboration” .  Click here to learn more and register. At 5.30pm on the same day, the Norwegian SharePoint Community is hosting a meetup where I will be delivering an…
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    Waldek Mastykarz

  • Building applications with the Office 365 APIs on any platform

    Waldek Mastykarz
    22 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    Thanks to Microsoft’s investments we can build add-ins and web apps on any platform, including platforms without dedicated Office 365 API SDKs. To simplify building Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Web Apps using the Office 365 APIs Microsoft released SDKs and code samples for the most popular platforms. Those SDKs help you complete the authorization flow with Azure AD and simplify interacting with the different Office 365 APIs. Although SDKs for the most popular platforms are already available there still might be a chance that you are developing on a platform that doesn’t have an SDK…
  • Easier prepare for a meeting with the Mavention Meeting Outlook Add-in

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Preparing for a meeting and looking for relevant information? What if Outlook would deliver everything you need to know right at your finger tips? Preparing for meetings We all attend meetings and while some of us do it more often than others, we all struggle with finding the relevant information to prepare for those meetings. We use different systems that help us do our work but as a result relevant information is becoming more and more sparse and spread across the different silos. What if we could leverage the Office Graph to find everything we need to know to prepare for a meeting?
  • Microsoft Ignite presentations and afterthoughts

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference I had the pleasure of presenting about developing for the Office platform and leveraging the Office Graph in custom solutions. Office 365 Development: Let's Get Real Panel discussion: Hear from people who develop and/or manage apps built on the app model. Questions about what’s different about this kind of work, what works best, what’s best avoided, where the surprises are, how to deploy and manage and use the information collected, how to ensure your app gets approved, and more. In this panel discussion led by Mike Fitzmaurice, Kimmo, Chris,…
  • SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 presentations

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 May 2015 | 1:11 am
    Last April I had the honor of presenting three sessions at the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015. Building solutions with Office Graph Delve, formerly known as Project Oslo, is a new and innovative way to discover information and content in Office 365. Delve recommends information to you based on analytics from SharePoint, Yammer, Lync and Exchange.In this session we will take a look at the programming API's of Delve, the Office Graph. We will take a look at the foundation concepts of the Office Graph and see how we can build smart and helpful applications for your organization as…
  • Speaking at Unity Connect Amsterdam

    Waldek Mastykarz
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    At the upcoming Unity Connect event in Amsterdam I will be presenting a session about building solutions with the Office Graph and another about leveraging NextGen portals as a developer. Building Solutions with the Office Graph Preparing for a meeting but not sure what documents are relevant? Writing a proposal and looking for similar documents? Interested in what is happening in your organization? With the new Office Graph answers to those questions are within your reach. Recently released Office Delve leverages information from the Office Graph to help you stay in the know and discover new…
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    Bamboo Nation

  • The Secret when Upgrading to SharePoint 2013: “Don’t Upgrade Crap”

    Lindsay Bergstrom
    7 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    I was able to slip away from the Bamboo Booth at Ignite to check out a session called "Upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Ready for Cloud Potential."  Todd Klindt and Shane Young, seasoned SharePoint MVP's from Rackspace,  walked the jam-packed audience through the do's and don'ts, regarding upgrades to SharePoint 2013, sharing what they called "upgrade nuggets" of information with us.  Here are some of the best "nuggets" I wanted to share: Nugget #1- My Sites and One Drive for Business.  With SharePoint 2013, you can…
  • What's coming in the next on-premises version of SharePoint - SharePoint Server 2016

    Julie Auletta
    6 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    The next on-premises version of SharePoint is about a year away, but we got a sneak peak from Bill Baer, Senior Technical Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, at the Microsoft Ignite conference Wednesday morning. My main take-away is that on-premise SharePoint is going to benefit in a big way from the experiences Microsoft has had supporting, maintaining, and updating SharePoint at the scale of the Office 365 - SharePoint Online environment. There are several new features to improve reliability, performance, and scalability. One that caught my attention was…
  • Microsoft Ignite Day 3: Pushing through the fog

    Hamilton Waldron
    6 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Will the attendee's be able to locate the conference center this morning through all this fog? It's been a wild week so far, and we still have two more days to go!  If you're swinging by Bamboo Solutions' booth for panda's or t-shirts, FORGET ABOUT IT! We're down to just our (almost) 100% bamboo pens, so come by and pay us a visit.  Bamboo Solutions is the leading provider of software for SharePoint, so we'll have plenty to talk about, and you'll have a slick bamboo pen to jot down any notes. Speaking about chotskies, one vendor at the conference took…
  • Sharing Some Sparks from Ignite

    Julie Auletta
    5 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    As day 2 of the Microsoft Ignite conference comes to a close, I wanted to share some of the highlights, or sparks, as I see them. Ignite started for me with the keynote on Monday morning. Satya Nadella welcomed close to 23,000 attendees with the message of how Microsoft empowers every person and organization to achieve more. The message 'Mobile First - Cloud First' came through loud and clear. When you hear someone say Mobile First, you might think of your cell phone. But your phone isn't really mobile; it doesn't move around by itself. You are what is mobile. You need to be…
  • This Week in Bamboo (April 19th, 2015 - April 25th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    5 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    A major release of Calendar Plus Web Part R4.6 for SharePoint 2013, and a minor release of List Search Simple Web Part R2.3 for SharePoint 2010 were released to our storefront this week along with patches of Discussion Board Plus and Community Central for both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.  Please check out our store for more details on this week new releases and see below for a complete list.HW20 Calendar Plus Web Part for SharePoint 2013 Release 4.6.41.2013 (File version 40.6.41.2013) New Features:•    Option to change the text color in color-coded…
 
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    Arno Nel

  • Hello world!

    arnoneltheadmin
    7 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Jeremy Thake's wonderful musings

  • Office 365 Developer Podcast ep 46 preview

    Jeremy Thake
    19 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    So Devby had some guests this week on our podcast. The show will come out on Thursday but you can listen to previous shows here. [UPDATE] The show is now live, check it out! [/UPDATE] http://jthakeblob.blob.core.windows.net/blog/2015/05/IMG_3901.mp4
  • Yammer delegate permissions preview available in Azure AD applications

    Jeremy Thake
    18 May 2015 | 11:48 am
      At both Build 2015 and Ignite 2015, we talked a lot about how the Office 365 APIs were expanding outside of just SharePoint and Exchange. I noticed that in my production Azure Management Portal now when I create an application that the Yammer delegate permissions is now available in preview. This means with the same Azure AD auth flow you can read and write to the Yammer RESTful API. This is really exciting because it means that if you build applications (mobile or web) that leverage Azure AD you can now call Exchange (Mail, Calendar, Contacts), OneDrive for Business, SharePoint and…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 045 Preview

    Jeremy Thake
    14 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    So I’m starting something new…meet Devby, my alter ego. Devby will promote the weekly podcast from this blog from now on Enjoy…. https://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP45.m4v Check out the podcast now!
  • Top 10 Build 2015 recordings not to be missed on Office development!

    Jeremy Thake
    6 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It has been a long few weeks with Sydney, London, San Francisco and Chicago. I thought I’d just put down my favorite sessions from Build 2015 and I’ll do another one on Ignite once they are up too next week. 1. Build 2015 Day one keynote This is not to be missed with Rob Lefferts on stage with our CEO Satya Nadella demoing Outlook add-ins like Uber, SAP and our Unified API using the Graph Explorer. 2. Office 365 development…why it matters This was my only session of the week with Rob Lefferts and we did a demo palooza of all the new announcements. 3. Integrating Web Apps…
  • News from Build 2015 on Office 365 development

    Jeremy Thake
    3 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    I had the honor to present with Rob Lefferts, general manager in Office Development. This session will give you a good idea of what we announced in the week. We also did a fun podcast too worth listening to with Rob Howard, Chaks Chandran and Richard DiZerega.   http://video.ch9.ms/sessions/build/2015/2-616-LG.mp4  
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  • SharePoint Team Sites are dead!

    20 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    SharePoint Team Sites are dead, there you have it! The era when SharePoint Team Sites was the king of SharePoint and web based collaboration are over. SharePoint Team Sites are dead, I said it again. Ok, you might think this is a link bait, a scam or something else - it's not. This is how I foresee the future of online collaboration in SharePoint Online/Office 365. Team Sites are based on a decade old construct in SharePoint. They allow a great flexibility and extensibility for the end users, but……it requires a lot of training…it drives a lot of support…it drives a…
  • What's new in the Office Roadmap - 2015-05-15

    14 May 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Both Build and Ignite has passed and we finally have the first update on the Office Roadmap in a month. It's quite a few new interesting things in the pipe this time and but no new Yammer features :) Changes 2015-05-15 Since the 15th of April the following items has changed on the Office Roadmap. Now Launched Change copy/paste behavior in the Outlook Web App: brand new updates directly to production. Changing how mixed content (images and text) are pasted in OWA. DLP in Office 365 to protect Externally classified content: from rolling out Edit Office 365 profile details page update: now fully…
  • What's new in the Office Roadmap - 2015-04-15

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    It was a couple of weeks since last, but this time we got some major updates on the Office Roadmap, following the recent announcement on the Office blogs. Changes 2015-04-15 Since the 26th of March, these are the changes. Quite a few of them… Now Launched Bulk Updates in Project Online: Directly to launched status Improvements to Demand Management in Project Online: Another Project thingie, directly to launched Changing support for LinkedIn in Outlook: LinkedIn connections in Outlook no longer supported, another that went directly to launched Clutter Control and admin capabilities: from…
  • Speaking at SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015

    6 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    It's just less than three weeks until the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 has kicked off - and I'll be there speaking. The Evolution Conference is by far the most important and interesting conference when it comes to SharePoint - online and on-premises. The lineup of speakers are incredible - no other conference will ever get this assembly of crew from all around the world. And in this case this really is "no marketing, no bullshit" (thanks AC & CJ). The sessions and their content is out of this world, ranging for hard-core developer stuff, to nitty gritty infrastructure details to…
  • Renewed as SharePoint Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Aprils fools day and for the sixth time I have been awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recognition for SharePoint Server. Dear Wictor Wilen,Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SharePoint Server technical communities during the past year. Thank you Microsoft, my employer and those in the community that still gives me the kicks in…
 
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  • Results: SharePoint Branding / Customization Survey

    Randy Drisgill
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    A number of months ago I posted about a survey where I asked the community to rank common branding & UI customizations by how important they are to you and your customers. My free SurveyMonkey usage only allows me to see the first 100 of the 150 submissions but I have included a chart of the results below. Clearly jQuery is a biggie, but also not surprisingly a solution for changing color and layouts beyond themes / composed looks is a solid second place. It’s interesting to see a good cross section of the community and what ideas have floated to the top. Check out the results:…
  • Our New Rebranded SharePoint Website: sharepoint.rackspace.com

    Randy Drisgill
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Over the past few months I’ve been working with a few of my coworkers to re-launch our public facing website for SharePoint at Rackspace. I’m happy to say it went live a couple weeks ago to coincide with the SPTechCon conference in Austin, TX! We spent a good bit of time giving the website a modern responsive face lift while also simplifying the structure of the site. Of course, being SharePoint nerds, we wanted to show off what you can do with just a good old SharePoint 2013 publishing site. Behind the scenes we didn’t use any custom code or anything like that, just…
  • Take the SharePoint Branding / UI Customization Survey

    Randy Drisgill
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    A couple weeks ago myself and some of the other SharePoint MVP’s that are focused on UI and branding were discussing what are the most common customizations that our customers frequently request. I thought it might be interesting to poll the larger community, so I made a simple 2 question SurveyMonkey poll that lets you rank common branding & UI customizations by how important they are to you and your customers. If you get a spare minute, we’d love for you to fill out the survey. Once there is enough data, I will post a summary of the results here on this blog. SharePoint…
  • The First Ever SharePoint MVP Reddit AMA – October 29th, 2014 1pm Eastern

    Randy Drisgill
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have done a few MVP chat’s before on other mediums including Twitter and Yammer, but we thought it would be fun to take our MVP chat concept over to Reddit (the self professed homepage of the internet) in the SharePoint subreddit /r/sharepoint. We’ve never tried this before on Reddit so we are hoping you all have lots of questions for us on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 1pm Eastern. We should have about 14 SharePoint MVP’s participating in the AMA including: Randy Drisgill (me!) Wictor Wilen Andrew Connell Sahil Malik Cathy Dew Doug Ware Doug Hemminger John Ross Spencer…
  • Branding SharePoint 2013 with CSOM Code

    Randy Drisgill
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ever since SharePoint 2013 hit the market there has been all sorts of speculation whether sandbox solutions were deprecated (hint: as of this post, declarative ones are not officially deprecated) and the argument was always that you could use the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) to apply your branding. Well, not many folks back in 2013 had solid examples of how this would work. Microsoft must have noticed the need for some official examples because the Patterns & Practices (PnP) team released a ton of open source examples for using CSOM to do all sorts of fun things in SharePoint including…
 
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • #Office #Project And #Visio 2016 Preview Available

    Giles Hamson
    23 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    This is to spread the word, with great excitement, that Project 2016 preview version is now available for trial use. If you do not have required Office 365 subscription to try Project or Visio 2016, you can download using below links and trial product keys: Project product key: N46MP-733KG-T8MR9-VV9JX-HCFG4 Project 32 bit Project 64 bit Visio product key: W9WC2-JN9W2-H4CBV-24QR7-M4HB8 Visio 32 bit Visio 64 bit Few weeks back, at Ignite 2015, preview version of Office 2016 was announced. You can browse here to download Office 2016 desktop version for trial. Or if you have an Office…
  • #Microsoft #Ignite 2015 Wrap up #ProjectServer #SharePoint 2016

    Giles Hamson
    21 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    So the week of MS Ignite is over, and there is whole lot of information to absorb. I had been closely following to all the happenings and announcements, and in this post i will summarize my take away of information related to SharePoint and Project Server. So Microsoft has confirmed, that SharePoint Server 2016 (and Project Server) will become generally available in second quarter of 2016, with a public beta planned for last quarter of 2015.  Microsoft has also confirmed that they will continue to release on-premises version of SharePoint/Project Server, however considering…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 May 2015 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    14 May 2015 | 1:33 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) The Office 2013 May 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1A1UeDm Project Server 2013 May 2015 Server Roll up package:…
  • #ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer 2013 Access #SharePoint lists on PDPs #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365

    Giles Hamson
    12 May 2015 | 10:18 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) A common requirement is to see and access the Issues and Risks lists on the Project Detail Pages in the PWA site for the associated project. Previously I wrote a script…
  • #Microsoft #MSIgnite Day 5 #Office365 #Cloud #SharePoint #ProjectOnline

    Giles Hamson
    8 May 2015 | 11:01 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) The last day of the Microsoft Ignite conference I lined up three sessions, one on why trust Microsoft Enterprise cloud with your data, the next session was on auditing in…
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    arnoneltheadmin
    7 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • Emulating browsers and weird CSS problem

    Nikander &#38; 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…
  • Note to Self: Don’t forget to add to indexed properties

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    If you want to add a property to the spweb property bag, you might want to consider to ad dit to the IndexedPropertyKeys collection as well. This causes the creation of a new crawled property the First time after a full crawl has taken place. The code looks something like this: using (var site = new SPSite(“http://thesite_coll_url&#8221;))             { using (var web = site.OpenWeb())                 { string propKey = “lctest”; string…
  • SharePoint 2013 IIS Lockdown: Dangerous HTTP methods

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Security assessments typically advise to lockdown IIS and limit the number of available HTTP methods that can be used to the minimum. Tools such as Urlscan (http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/473/using-urlscan) can help with that, but the big question is if it is a good idea to use such tools in a SharePoint environment. For a typical web application, support for the HTTP GET and POST methods may be enough, but SharePoint is not aywhere near typical. Forstarters, it supports the WebDAV, REST, and FrontPage Server Extensions protocols. The following URL contains a list of all known HTTP methods:…
  • Disable ASP.NET button after click

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The combination of the properties OnClientClick and UseSubmitBehavior prevent a button from being clicked twice before completed. The following makes sure the button can’t be clicked twice: OnClientClick=”javascript:this.disabled=’disabled'” But, this also means the ASP.NET click event won’t happen!!! In order to do so you need to set the following: UseSubmitBehavior=”False” Setting this property to true bypasses the client browser’s submit mechanism in favor of the ASP.NET postback mechanism. Setting this leads to the insertion of some client-side script…
  • My Tasks web part outside of MySites, but pointing to the personal site task list?

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    We had a requirement to place a My Tasks web part outside of SharePoint personal sites, in a regular site collection, pointing to the Tasks list of a personal site. There were two interesting blog posts surrounding this topic. The first one, http://bernado-nguyen-hoan.com/2013/03/03/making-my-tasks-web-part-available-outside-of-mysites/ , mentions that it’s possible to use the My Tasks web part outside of My Sites by enabling the hidden My Tasks Dashboards feature on a specific web, which can be done like this: Enable-SPFeature 89D1184C-8191-4303-A430-7A24291531C9 -url…
 
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  • SharePoint News from Ignite

    Luis Kerr
    5 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Microsoft announced many new products and timelines at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. Among these was the announcement for the release of SharePoint 2016 preview version of the on-premise version which will be launched most likely this summer and a beta version expected by the end of the year. Seth Patton, senior director of product management for the SharePoint team, confirmed Microsoft’s intention to reinvent productivity, deliver value to on-premises deployments, while at the same time making it easier to take advantage of cloud innovation through hybrid deployments of…
  • Mobile Usability for SharePoint Sites

    Luis Kerr
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    For the past couple of weeks Google is sending explicit warning notifications to webmasters with critical mobile usability errors. By April 21st, sites not seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search will be penalized or how Google nicely put it “will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.” These warning notifications are sent via emails and Google Webmaster Tools. If your website is recognized by Google as “mobile-friendly”, you could be rewarded with a ranking boost in the Google search results. Since June 2013 when Google introduced a…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #16

    Luis Kerr
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Few more examples of creative SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks for your SharePoint branding inspiration. Five 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 managing any SharePoint…
  • Building an Award-winning Intranet

    Luis Kerr
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In early January of 2015 Poland’s leading electricity producer, Tauron Group, was recognized for its intranet site in a competition organized by the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g). Tauron’s intranet was developed with SharePoint 2013 by IT-Dev, a renowned consulting company based in Poland. IT-Dev kindly accepted to share with us few impressions on developing such solution. The objective of the competition organized by the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) was to select the best intranet designs in the world. “Intranet Design Annual” report has been published for 15 years and…
  • Somnio – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Somnio is a lightweight, multipurpose and fully responsive SharePoint 2013 theme intended for modern corporate public-facing websites with a clean and minimal design allowing visitors to focus on content. By following an easy to use documentation included in the package, and with your decent SharePoint designer/developer skills you will be able to deploy your responsive SharePoint 2013 public-facing site in a relatively short time, significantly reducing production timelines. Responsive Somnio theme is a full-blown responsive SharePoint web design theme developed with great attention to…
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  • Office 365 News – Sway preview now available in your First Release tenant

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    23 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Try out Sway in your First Release tenant now Ok, if you want to try out Sway within your organization, here it is. It popped up on the App Launcher just the other day. (You can use this URL: https://sway.com/?o365=true and then sign in with your organizational account) It is a preview, not fully operational yet but as many of you have seen, it works remarkably well! Microsoft uses Sway in a lot of their presentations and they look great I can give you a great example, at Ignite, Mark Kashman held a session the last day where he recapped all SharePoint content during the Conference in a…
  • Right-click is here for SharePoint Online AND OneDrive for Business

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    22 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Yeey! right-click is here for SharePoint Online AND OneDrive for Business (but…) ‘ ” Recently, right-click functionality was introduced in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business both, it really is a great feature that simplifies the lives of all users. I will show in Pictures what I mean, no more ‘three dots’ or select and then ‘three dots’ again. Now, with right-click, we can easily access the properties and functions to manage a file or folder simply by right-clicking on it. (I assume though, that the dots and More will be left in Place, not…
  • Office 365 News – Office 365 Limited Admin Roles are here

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    11 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Finally! Office 365 Limited Admin Roles are here! (2015-05-22: In my tenant, this option has now gone away…) ‘ SharePoint administrator Exchange Administrator Lync Administrator User/AD Administrator Helpdesk Administrator Support Administrator This has been one of the major missing features in Office 365, one that many has asked for, it has been on the roadmap and ‘In Development’ and ‘Rolling Out’ for a very long time as well. Now it is HERE! In a ‘First Release’ tenant. (Coming to all tenants in due time) To use the limited roles, do this:…
  • Office 365 – DTD is prohibited in this document issue

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
          Got trouble Connection PowerShell to SharePoint online? This could be the resolution to your troubles. I had this myself, or we had it in our Company tenant. This is what the issue was and this is how I fixed it: When trying to connect to PowerShell for SharePoint Online, using the Connect-SPOService command, we got a error that did not tell us anything. The error is: Connect-SPOService : For security reasons DTD is prohibited in this document. To enable DTD processing set DtdProcessing property on XmlReaderSettings to Parse and pass the settings into XmlReader.Create…
  • Office 365 News – Move and Copy files and folders in OneDrive for Business

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now, finally, we can move and copy files within our OneDrive for Business web GUI ” ‘ Some random document… Some time, early 2015, Microsoft introduced the ability to move/copy files in OneDrive for Business. This has been one of the major obstacles for using OneDrive for Business as a E1 user without the Office applications installed locally. Or rather, as a Online only user no matter what license. As a long time SHarePoint user and technician, this is a long awaited feature in SHarePoint as well, so now I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this ‘simple’…
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  • Office 365 Public Roadmap is a key service delivery tool

    Geoff Evelyn
    5 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Being an Office 365 administrator is challenging. Simply being on top of the changes in Office365 would be difficult in the extreme, simply because you may need to feed into more than one client, and trying to pass information directly to them in their form may be challenging. The key focus of service delivery is repeatability; the attempt to apply one solution for all as a generic standpoint. One of the key tools for Office 365 is the Public Roadmap, which I use to show clients and customers what is happening in the world of Office 365 and how quickly the information can be obtained. The…
  • Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

    Geoff Evelyn
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference. The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key…
  • Understanding Training Options around SharePoint…

    Geoff Evelyn
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Welcome to an article which goes into the land of SharePoint Training. This attempts to examine various levels of training and how they can and are being mapped to SharePoint information workers, irrespective of whether they are SharePoint on-premise, or SharePoint through Office365. Please note, that whilst I go into some detail on training delivery that I am not a SharePoint Trainer; however, I think I’ve got enough experience through the implementation of SharePoint Training strategies for many organizations, so I suppose I’ve got some points that may be useful either to you as…
  • Office 365 Customer Success Centre Available

    Geoff Evelyn
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    When delivering an Office 365 service, you will need to ensure that the customer has access to resources to help them understand and get up to speed. As seen with SharePoint ‘getting the users on-board’, there is always a danger of ‘recreating’ adoption content, simply because information is non-centralised – that also means having to spend time gathering and crafting that content so that it is visually appealing (for example)! This is particularly true of those who focus on particular aspects of Office 365 and yet are seen as the provider of the platform to…
  • GEGetDocConfig – SharePoint tool – List Document Libraries, Structure and Security

    Geoff Evelyn
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Challenge. You are asked to get a listing of document libraries in a site where there are email address IDs set against them. Or – you are asked to get a listing of documents in a specific document library and also list who has got READ access to those documents. Or – you have been asked to get a listing of the total number of documents across an entire Site Collection and Sub-Sites (there are multiple other examples). I have created a utility which will allow you to get information concerning your document libraries from your SharePoint installation without having to manually…
 
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