Liam Cleary

Solution Architect,
Microsoft MVP
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Liam Cleary began his career as a trainer of all things computer related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking into and hacking computers was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services until he found SharePoint. He now works as a Solution Architect for Protiviti in Virginia. His core focus is to ensure that SharePoint does exactly what it is meant to do and insure that it is secure and protected correctly. Cleary is also an eight time SharePoint MVP focusing on architecture but also crosses the boundary into development. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code using Raspberry PI Programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots. Read his blog here.

Building Dashboards in SharePoint and Office 365

So, what does every organization need to do with SharePoint and Office 365, build dashboards!! This has a been a requirement for I think every client I have ever worked with over the past few years. The ability to create dashboards of content, that contains reports for the executives is more important than often the core functionality.

Analytics in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

So you moved all of your SharePoint content to Office 365 and OneDrive for Business and noticed that for a while now there is not really any type of reporting and Analytics that you could use. But then things changed and now we have a whole bunch of reports we can run and use.

Did SharePoint 2016 Deliver as Expected?

So SharePoint 2016 has been out for a while now, and lots of the clients I have worked with have made or are making strides to get to 2016. SharePoint 2016 was the long awaited update to SharePoint 2013 and promised quite a few features and updates that would make our On-Premises deployments better and easier to use.

So what do you think? Did it deliver as expected?

SharePoint 2016 and SQL 2016 Business Intelligence
During the testing of early releases of SharePoint 2016, the core Business Intelligence features did not exist. Some of the basic components existed but things like Excel Services were removed from as a core component. In fact, Excel Services is now part of the new Office Web Apps Server called Office Online Server, you can get it back connected to SharePoint 2016 which is important if you use that now. However, there was a shift this version of SharePoint, back to SL Reporting Services for On-Premises users.

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