Making the transition to the modern SharePoint Online UI from SharePoint On-Prem

Making the transition to the modern SharePoint Online UI from SharePoint On-Prem

If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, December 13th, please join me in the expo hall for a session on the SharePoint Online modern UI.  Below are the details: Session Title: Making the transition to the modern SharePoint UI Abstract: Over the last few years, Microsoft has gradually been rolling out new enhancements to the SharePoint Online user interface. This newly upgraded and stunning user interface, called the “Modern UI”, will ultimately be the standard…

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First Release in Office 365 is being renamed to Targeted Release – Rolling out December 2017

First Release in Office 365 is being renamed to Targeted Release – Rolling out December 2017

Office 365 tenant admins should be aware of a terminology change in Office 365 that is being released this month. With the Office 365 cloud, you automatically receive new product and feature updates as they become available instead of manually choosing to roll them out.  This is one of the benefits of being on the constantly evolving Microsoft Office 365 cloud where you always have access to the latest and greatest in modern cloud productivity technologies.  With Office 365, you…

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Webinar on Microsoft Office 365: Opportunities and Solutions for Your Hospitality Business – November 14, 2017 11-12 AM EST

Webinar on Microsoft Office 365: Opportunities and Solutions for Your Hospitality Business – November 14, 2017 11-12 AM EST

If you are in the hospitality industry and a member of HFTP, join me for a webinar on how Microsoft Office 365 including SharePoint and OneDrive can help your hospitality business operate more effectively and efficiently in your hospitality business. More information here Session Title: Microsoft Office 365: Opportunities and Solutions for Your Hospitality Business Session Abstract: Are you up-to-date on the latest and greatest offerings from Microsoft to improve your business? Do you know how Microsoft can help you…

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Join me at the Toronto Microsoft Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – Friday November 10, 2017

Join me at the Toronto Microsoft Office 365 Developer Bootcamp – Friday November 10, 2017

Join me on Friday November 10th, 2017 for a free Office 365 Developer Boot camp at the Microsoft Canada Head Office. This is a must go to if you are developer looking to ramp up on Office 365 Development technologies. The session I will be delivering will be Microsoft Teams development techniques for: Packaging and testing Create and Test a Basic Teams App using Yeoman Create and test a basic Teams Bot using Visual Studio Build a basic Microsoft Teams Tab…

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OneDrive has a new look and many new user experience enhancements

OneDrive has a new look and many new user experience enhancements

Yesterday, Microsoft released an article on the TechNet community announcing a new refreshed experience for OneDrive across the web and mobile.  With this new refresh Microsoft is hoping to make it easier for end users to find important items easier along with keeping up to date with the changes happening on your files.  These changes are due to be launched for the end of 2018. Some of the highlights include: A new layout to use screen space more efficiently New text…

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Join me to learn about Office 365 at SharePoint Saturday Ottawa 2017 on October 28th

Join me to learn about Office 365 at SharePoint Saturday Ottawa 2017 on October 28th

Please join me at SharePoint Saturday Ottawa on October 28th, 2017! Azure, Office 365 & SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Technologies will meet for the 6th annual SPSOttawa event on October 28th at Algonquin College ​located at 1385​ Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2G 1V8 (Building T & Salon). My session information is as follows: Office 365 Demystified for the Technology and Business Professional Are you feeling overwhelmed by the big push to move…

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Renewed as Microsoft MVP in Office Servers and Services

Renewed as Microsoft MVP in Office Servers and Services

Very excited to be renewed as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in the field of Microsoft Office Servers and Services for the 7th year.  This community is built from the ground up on helping people on their technical journey using Microsoft technologies and I am excited to continue being a part of it.  Thanks to Microsoft, the Office Product group, the Canadian MVP leads/team and my fellow MVPs and looking forward to another great year!    

Join Microsoft Azure OPENDEV day to learn about open source technologies in the Azure Cloud – June 21, 2017 9AM PST / 12PM EST

Join Microsoft Azure OPENDEV day to learn about open source technologies in the Azure Cloud – June 21, 2017 9AM PST / 12PM EST

For those interested in open source technologies, join Microsoft’s free online OpenDev Day on June 21, 2017 @ 9am PST.  Learn about how you can use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to host, build and deploy your open source cloud or hybrid apps. Includes sessions regarding all the hot open source topics now a days including containers, docker, Linux, Kubernetes, Pivotal, Red Hat, Habitat and much more! View more information here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/opendev/    

Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business rolling out support for the # and % symbols

Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business rolling out support for the # and % symbols

For a long time now, SharePoint and OneDrive users have been constantly frustrated with having to rename their files when uploading to SharePoint due to Invalid file or folder name characters errors.  i.e.: “The file name is invalid or the file is empty.  A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? ” < > | # { } % ~ &” This is due to the fact that  “certain characters have intrinsic meanings…

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Role in Azure Active Directory to Grant Access to Create and Remove Azure AD Users and Groups

Role in Azure Active Directory to Grant Access to Create and Remove Azure AD Users and Groups

I recently had the requirement to grant a user in my organization to be able to do the following: Create an Azure AD user Create an Azure AD group Add an Azure AD user to an Azure AD group Remove an Azure AD user to an Azure AD group Using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), I was able to designate this user as an administrator of a specific role to serve these specific requirements.  The administrator role I gave the user…

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