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.

Creating data centric and business automated solutions in Office 365

So, you are using Office 365 for your content now, your users love it, they access each day but in reality, it is only being used as document collaboration, maybe publishing and discussion platform. Now that this is all working, then next step is to build solutions that enhance business and data solutions.

Firstly, if you need to build a solution that is really just data driven and is about presenting data, then of course the service of choice within Office 365 is Power BI.

Consuming Data within SharePoint On-premises

By now you should have realized that SharePoint is a fantastic presentation layer for many other applications. In fact, lots of vendors have written add-ins or components that allow you to surface that line of business application into SharePoint. However, the only real component within SharePoint On-premises for consuming data is Business Data Connectivity services, which works but does not always meet the needs. Outside of that you have the Business Intelligence components within SharePoint such as PerformancePoint that allows you to surface data.

Consuming data from On-premises into Office 365

Office 365 is a great platform for any organization size. It provides you as the user access to all kinds of applications and services that can help and benefit your organization and business processes. One of the questions I get asked a lot is about consuming On-premises data from a line of business application up into Office 365.

IT/DEV Connections: Making you a better SharePoint Developer

Many years ago, in a previous role, I opted to join the consultancy team, specifically to work with a new product due to come out at some point in 2001. At the time, it was available to those that worked directly with Microsoft on projects. I was working at the Microsoft campus in Reading, UK, and for the project I was on got access to nightly builds which would become SharePoint Portal Server 2001, as that project expanded I got to do the same for SharePoint 2003 as well. I would install and test it, repeating that cycle almost daily.

Notes from the Field: SharePoint Framework Deployments
Liam Cleary discusses the SharePoint Framework and how to get a super cool web part or control into SharePoint Online.
Security and Compliance in Office 365: Administration

The purpose of the Security & Compliance center is to provide a central location for advanced administration of Office 365 service components and services. The core menu is broken into separate menu items (blades) that link off to separate administration or services that are only available within the center.


Security and Compliance in Office 365: Security and Permissions

The new Security & Compliance center uses and requires specific permissions with roles for any access to anyone other than Administrators. The security follows a similar model to how Exchange has handled administration. Within the Security & Compliance center click on the Permissions blade.

Security and Compliance in Office 365: Reporting

Within the navigation for the Security & Compliance center, you are able to view extensive reports for Office 365. To access the reports, expand the Reports blade and then select Dashboard.

Once the dashboard opens you will see that currently it does not contain many items at all.


Security and Compliance in Office 365: Data Loss Prevention

With the release of the Security and Compliance Center within Office 365 you are now able to manage complex features that have been missing for some time. One of these core features is Data Loss Prevention. Data Loss Prevention within Office 365 allows you to define polices that will capture and perform actions on content that meets some rules, along with providing notifications to the end user that the content has violated some rule.

Exam Prep: Optimization and Monitoring

The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:

Notes from the Field: The SharePoint Framework

So, by now you should have heard the SharePoint Framework is now available within Office 365, as it hit GA the other week. This is a big milestone and one that we should all take note of now. 

Exam Prep: Productivity Services

The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:

Exam Prep: SharePoint Workload Optimization

The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:

Exam Prep: Designing a SharePoint Infrastructure

Let me guess? You have been working with SharePoint for a while now and you have had the push to get certified. Well if you have, then you are no doubt looking for videos, articles and probably training to get you there. These next few blog posts will focus on helping you get there. Each post will outline what is going to be tested and then some knowledge to help you along the way.

The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:

Notes from the Field: Office 365 and Content Delivery Network (CDN)

As you work with Office 365, and then with SharePoint Online, there comes a time where you need to store some static images, CSS or JavaScript that you need to cache so that it does not make the site slower than it needs to be. That’s where a Content Delivery Network or commonly called CDN can be used.


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