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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!    

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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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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Are you thinking about making the move to Office 365? Ensure you are fully aware of and take advantage of Microsoft FastTrack resources!

Are you thinking about making the move to Office 365? Ensure you are fully aware of and take advantage of Microsoft FastTrack resources!

If you are a mid to large sized company and contemplating an Office 365 deployment or enhancing your existing Office 365 services, I cannot stress how important it is that you know of & take advantage a free service from Microsoft called Microsoft FastTrack (https://fasttrack.microsoft.com).  With the help of Microsoft FastTrack, you can accelerate your timelines for deploying Office 365 from months to weeks and ensure a smooth transition to the Microsoft cloud in the process. Some of the benefits…

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How do you know if your Office 365 subscription is in a secure state?

How do you know if your Office 365 subscription is in a secure state?

Little known to many is a really handy feature recently released by Microsoft called the Secure Score. Secure Score is a totally different way of managing risk on your Office 365 deployment where by instead of reacting to security alerts sent to you by Microsoft, it lets you proactively track and incrementaly improve your Office 365 security. Secure Score figures out which Office 365 services you have along with how they are configured and compares it to a baseline level…

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Join me in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa for the first ever aOS Canadian tour!

Join me in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa for the first ever aOS Canadian tour!

​Based on the long standing European aOS Community conference tours, the first annual Canadian aOS community tour is happening this Februrary! The aOS Canadian Tour 2017 is a conference taking place in four different Canadian cities, over the span of five days. Starting February 6th we will tour from Quebec City, to Montreal, Ottawa all the way down to Toronto with some of the most influential speakers from Europe and Canada. We are aiming at delivering over 60 sessions to…

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Azure Logic Apps vs. Microsoft Flow

Azure Logic Apps vs. Microsoft Flow

I’ve been getting asked by some of my clients and attendees at some of my presentations on the difference between Microsoft Flow and Microsoft Azure Logic Apps. Both are integration tools that have configurable workflow actions which makes it easy to build your workflow processes to integrate with all of your enterprise applications. There are some differences though. Below is a quick summary I’ve put together on this based on the information published by Microsoft on Choosing between Flow, Logic…

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