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!
Microsoft released Office 2016 yesterday! Want to know what’s new? Read this Satya Nadella’s blog post about Office 2016 is here. Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team, wrote the blog post on the Continue reading Office 2016 Now Available
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
Although I have not taken these exams yet myself, here is my advice on preparing for them, based on the numerous other exams I have taken and passed. My general approach is to find a study book, work through it, Continue reading Advice on preparing for Office 365 exams 70-346 and 70-347
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
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
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