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

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

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

Planning for SharePoint Online Add-in App Fragility

Does your organization allow the use of Add-ins in its Office 365 SharePoint Online tenant? Some do and some don’t, and one of the reasons that some organizations don’t permit them is that they can break unexpectedly. Let’s talk briefly Continue reading Planning for SharePoint Online Add-in App Fragility

Why do I need Governance for Office 365?

There’s an old project management adage, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This is certainly true for deploying Office 365 and more specifically, SharePoint Online, for an organization. Planning involves more than just answering the technical questions Continue reading Why do I need Governance for Office 365?

User Group meeting at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2015

The SharePoint Azure Office365 User Group has teamed with SharePoint Fest to host a moderated Panel Discussion at SharePoint Fest Chicago. The panel of speakers bring an abundance of insights and thoughts about the future of SharePoint, its capabilities, and resolutions to Continue reading User Group meeting at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2015

Chicago area IT Events, Conferences, and User Group meetings in 2016

I’ve started a List.ly list for all the IT events that I am tracking that are in the Chicago area (with the one exception being Microsoft Ignite, which was supposed to be in Chicago but got moved.).     Last Continue reading Chicago area IT Events, Conferences, and User Group meetings in 2016

I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2015

I’ll be presenting the following talk: ECM 101 – Keys to a Successful Intranet We’ve been building Intranets on SharePoint since 2001. Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned along the way, and discuss best practices for building a Continue reading I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2015