Microsoft related Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics User Groups in the Greater Toronto Area

Microsoft related Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics User Groups in the Greater Toronto Area

There are a lot free resources for the seasoned or aspiring Microsoft technologist in the Toronto area. Whether you are a developer or an IT Operations, a Solution Architect, a Power User or an end user, there are a lot of Microsoft related user groups that can help you enhance your Microsoft technology related knowledge to help your organization, your projects, your career or just your curiosity. These user groups deal with a wide variety of Microsoft related technologies such…

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You now have 2 years to make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

You now have 2 years to make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

It’s a perfect time to start making the transition to Microsoft Teams! And Microsoft has just given you a nudge to hopefully make it happen. Microsoft Teams includes all the Skype for Business capabilities that we need and much more! This includes chat, video, calling, and document collaboration into a single, integrated app and can change the way you work in your organization by giving you a central “hub” for all of your Corporate teamwork collaboration activities. Microsoft has just…

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Join me at the Microsoft Insider Dev Tour in Toronto on June 19th, 2019 to learn about Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams

Join me at the Microsoft Insider Dev Tour in Toronto on June 19th, 2019 to learn about Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams

The Insider Dev Tour is for developers interested in building Microsoft 365 experiences (Windows, Graph, Office, Teams) today, using the latest dev technologies, as well as for those who want a peek into the future. If you can read code, this is for you, regardless if you are a beginner, an expert, a student, or a hobbyist developer. The morning keynote session will give you a demo and code-focused overview of the new developer technology emerging from Redmond. It’s the…

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OneDrive and Microsoft Flow – Better Together!

OneDrive and Microsoft Flow – Better Together!

We already know that OneDrive is the premier productivity tool to: Find and share any of your files from any device including your desktops, laptops, mobile phones or tablets Work with anyone inside or outside of your organization using built-in sharing & securing capabilities Collaborate with your peers with deep Microsoft Office integration.  This includes amazing capabilities to allow uploading your files directly to OneDrive from your Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to ensure no information is lost,…

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Join the Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch – April 2nd 8am PST

Join the Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch – April 2nd 8am PST

Register now for the Microsoft Business Applications Virtual Launch Event on April 2, 2019. Learn about updates and new features for Dynamics 365, Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow at this free, online event. Some of the great new Business Applications features that may be talked about include:  Custom response options for approvals Previously, approvers could only respond with a simple Approve or Reject response. Now you can build approval flows that contain whatever, and however many, options you need….

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Automatically generating your Microsoft Teams App Manifest Zip Package in Visual Studio 2017

Automatically generating your Microsoft Teams App Manifest Zip Package in Visual Studio 2017

During our successful delivery of Teamwork Train the Trainer MS Teams Development sessions for partners , I thought it would be prudent to quickly blog about a helpful tip that my good friend Paul Schaeflein suggested during the session. Background on Teams Apps Apps allow developers to extend the functionality of Teams Apps can have one or more of several capabilities, which can exist in the personal scope or team scope The app’s functionality and business logic is hosted in…

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G Suite pricing is increasing April 2nd, 2019 – Perfect time to switch to Office 365

G Suite pricing is increasing April 2nd, 2019 – Perfect time to switch to Office 365

Google has recently announced a global price adjustment for it’s line of G Suite products aimed at corporate users and it’s going into affect soon. On April 2nd, 2019: G Suite Basic will increase by $1 (from $5 to $6 per user/month) G Suite Business will increase by $2 (from $10 to $12 per user/month) G Suite Enterprise will stay the same These increases will apply globally with local market pricing adjustments. This is a great time to switch your…

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Teamwork Train the Trainer – for MS Partners

Teamwork Train the Trainer – for MS Partners

For those of you in the greater Toronto Area who work for a Microsoft Partner organization, contact your local Microsoft partner account manager to get a private invite to this amazing Microsoft Teams Development Training opportunity. The MS Teams portions that I will be covering in the training include Manifest, App Studio and Packaging Managing Apps in Microsoft Teams Bots, Adaptive Cards, Task Modules, Message Extensions Enabling Custom App Creation in Teams Using PowerApps

MS Teams now supports up to 5000 users for each team!

MS Teams now supports up to 5000 users for each team!

As part of the Office 365 message center announcement MC173385, Microsoft has announced that any new or existing team in Microsoft Teams now supports up to 5000 users doubling the previous supported limit of 2500 users. This change is going to help larger organizations use Teams for a larger variety of collaboration use cases and more than just projects or departments. To support these change Microsoft also increased the e-mail distribution list import limit to 3,500 from 300.

Starting April 1, Microsoft is no longer providing capability to restrict your SharePoint Online tenant to only classic mode for lists & libraries

Starting April 1, Microsoft is no longer providing capability to restrict your SharePoint Online tenant to only classic mode for lists & libraries

This week Microsoft published communication via MC172925 in the message center that they are removing the capability to opt-out of the modern lists & library capability at the tenant level. This was communicated in the SharePoint community blog by Chris McNulty in early January. Previously you were able to opt-out of modern lists and libraries for your tenant from the SharePoint Admin Center. Microsoft is effectively nudging organizations who are avoiding making the change to the vastly better modern experience….

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