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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Speaking at HFTP Conference Toronto on Opportunities and Solutions for Your Hospitality Business with Office 365 – June 28

Speaking at HFTP Conference Toronto on Opportunities and Solutions for Your Hospitality Business with Office 365 – June 28

If you are in the hospitality industry and are attending the HFTP Club & Hotel Controllers Conference in Toronto, please join me on Wednesday June 28th to learn about Office 365 and how it can help your business. About the Hospitality, Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) Club and Hotel Controllers Conference Hospitality controllers and industry experts gather for two full days of hospitality specific education, designed to help you focus on current and emerging issues, best practices and complex challenges….

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Office 365 Demysitifed at SPS Montreal May 13th, 2017

Office 365 Demysitifed at SPS Montreal May 13th, 2017

​Join me for the free event at SharePoint Saturday Montreal 2017 on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 with some other amazing speakers to learn about Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint. Event Info: You work directly or indirectly with SharePoint, Office 365 or Azure? Join a group of architects, developers, integrators, business people and community managers revolving around SharePoint in the holding of the 5th edition of SharePoint Saturday Montreal to be held May​ 13th 2017 My Session: Office 365 for Business…

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Welcome to my new revamped Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint Blog Site

Welcome to my new revamped Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint Blog Site

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have moved my Office 365/SharePoint blog from an Office 365 hosted SharePoint Online Public Blog site to a hosted WordPress Blog site.  This is mainly due to the fact Microsoft has decided to not have public SharePoint sites available anymore as part of your Office 365 subscription.  Also due to the fact that WordPress is a way better blogging platform. In this new blog, going forward, I have decided to combine my Azure blog…

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SharePoint Online Public Websites in Office 365 are being deleted on Sep 1, 2017

SharePoint Online Public Websites in Office 365 are being deleted on Sep 1, 2017

In March of 2015, Microsoft made the decision to deprecate the public web site capabilities of Office 365.  Read more about this here.  This goes into effect September 1, 2017.  Anonymous access is being turned off as early as May 1, 2017. Once it’s deleted, your visitors as well as admins will no longer have access to the content, images, pages or any other files that reside on their public website.  You can recover it however, through the Recycle Bin…

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Assign and Manage Azure Resource Policies on Tags

Assign and Manage Azure Resource Policies on Tags

In a previous post, I talked about how my client had started using Azure for various departments and enterprise applications in their organization and how they needed a mechanism to sort out how the IT department would easily organize the Azure Resources by department and/or applications.  They needed to do this for a few different reasons – their SDLC process, general organization and charge back to the business processes. Using the tagging feature attached to Resource Groups allowed them to filter…

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