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
Here’s a quick list of top resources for Office 365 Admins: Fast Track’s “Manage” section: http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/office/manage The O365 Mobile Admin app – Windows Phone, Android, iPhone The Admin portal in your O365 tenant, and especially the Message Center in it Continue reading Top Resources for New Office 365 Admins
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
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
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
Here are the slides from my presentation this morning on what you need to do to properly plan, implement, and support a SharePoint intranet. Keys to a successful SharePoint intranet – ECM101 – SharePoint Fest 2015 from Michael Blumenthal
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?
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
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
In Office 365, Excel Online has a strict limit on file size. If the file is bigger than 10MB, the file will give you an error and not display. Frequently, your file may be larger than you realize because there Continue reading Put your Excel files on a diet!