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

5 Things about Office 365 – The Hype and the Rest of the Story

I was reading a post recently that talked about five things in Office 365 that will change your life. Although these five things are great, it felt like someone had been drinking from the hype fountain. Let’s revisit those things Continue reading 5 Things about Office 365 – The Hype and the Rest of the Story

2015H2 IT Events that Chicagoland Developers Must Know About

This is a follow up to my post about the events in the first half of the year that you can find here.  The first half of the year now only has a month and a half left.  We’ve just Continue reading 2015H2 IT Events that Chicagoland Developers Must Know About

Why having SPWeb.RequestAccessEmail in CSOM is important

Currently (Feb 26, 2015), the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) for SharePoint does not provide the same functionality as the Server Side Object Model (SSOM, also knows as the SharePoint API).  Some of the gaps are glaring, and particularly frustrating Continue reading Why having SPWeb.RequestAccessEmail in CSOM is important