Drive Awareness and Adoption of Office 365 with an IT Fair

Last month I had the honor of being invited to be a guest speaker and Office 365 subject matter expert at an IT Fair.  A local county government’s IT department ran the fair to raise awareness of the applications that Continue reading Drive Awareness and Adoption of Office 365 with an IT Fair

PowerShell, REST calls, and Microsoft Cognitive Services

Last week on Monday, I attended a presentation at Chicago Coder Conference by David Giard, a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft.  It was a demo-heavy presentation of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services (formerly code-named Project Oxford), and it showed applications of machine learning and Continue reading PowerShell, REST calls, and Microsoft Cognitive Services

Staying Up to Date with Office 365

Office 365 is changing at a breakneck pace. Here are things that will help you keep up with the changes: Office Blogs at http://blogs.office.com The Roadmap http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/roadmap Monthly Video Summary of Updates https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXPr7gfUMmKwn422HmCx7b7D5qh9T6frb Reading the Message Center in the O365 Continue reading Staying Up to Date with Office 365

Behind the Scenes: The Making of ‘Azure and the Modern Datacenter’, a one day conference

Ever wonder? Ever wonder what it takes to make a one-day, one-track IT conference?  It might be simple for people and organizations such as SharePoint Saturday Chicago and SharePoint Fest, who have mastered the art of a one-day multi-track or multi-day multi-track Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Making of ‘Azure and the Modern Datacenter’, a one day conference

Azure and the Modern Datacenter – Slides and Videos

Here are all the slides and videos from the Azure and the Modern Datacenter conference on April 7, 2016. Keynote: Why the Cloud will Change Your Life Brian Lewis Slides Video is below. Azure Network Infrastructure Michael Blumenthal Slides Demo Videos Continue reading Azure and the Modern Datacenter – Slides and Videos

Honored to be recognized as a 2016 Office Server and Services MVP

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Today I am honored to be renewed in the Microsoft MVP program for another year! I would like to thank Microsoft for recognizing my contributions to the Chicago area IT community. I would also like to thank my wife and Continue reading Honored to be recognized as a 2016 Office Server and Services MVP