About Michael Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

A busy week at Microsoft Ignite 2016!

It’s just under two weeks until I arrive at the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta Georgia.  I’m very excited to not just attend, but speak as well. I will be: Presenting four theater sessions, see below. Participating in a Community Continue reading A busy week at Microsoft Ignite 2016!

Come to the Chicago Southland Maker Faire!

I’ll be working at the Microsoft booth at the August 27, 2016 Maker Faire in Mokena!  I’ll be showing off my Raspberry Pi gizmo.  Since I last blogged about it, I’ve added a relay and have control of one of Continue reading Come to the Chicago Southland Maker Faire!

Avoid Defective SD Cards! Test your cards as soon as you buy them. Here’s how!

I’ve recently become aware of the risks of buying Micro SD Cards online. I got a new phone a few weeks ago, a Lumia 640 XL, to replace my Lumia 925. As a result, I needed to buy a new Continue reading Avoid Defective SD Cards! Test your cards as soon as you buy them. Here’s how!

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