SharePoint Pro http://sharepointpromag.com/rss.xml en Automating SharePoint Administration http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/automating-sharepoint-administration <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For all you SharePoint Administrators, how nice would it be to just automate all things you do, from permission settings, backups, issue resolution to all the 50 million things you do. Well did you know that you can really do that, just by changing the way we all work.</p> <p>In reality there are a few options available to us for automation, we will discuss each one and the pros and cons.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sharepointpromag.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Screenshot%202017-06-06%2023.41.56.png" style="width: 517px; height: 221px;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/automating-sharepoint-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/automating-sharepoint-administration#comments SharePoint Administration Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:39:00 +0000 23681 at http://sharepointpromag.com Using Azure Functions within SharePoint http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-functions-within-sharepoint <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">By now you should have heard about Azure Function and how powerful they can be, not just for SharePoint. In case you haven&rsquo;t heard about them let&rsquo;s review what they are and how to use them in general.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>What are Azure Functions?</b></span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-functions-within-sharepoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-functions-within-sharepoint#comments SharePoint Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:25:00 +0000 23671 at http://sharepointpromag.com Using Azure Bot Services http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-bot-services <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I am sure by now you have heard about Bots, and not talking about Robots either. I am talking about the little auto chat bots that can chat with you, help you but have no actual real person behind them. I am sure you have used one whether on a shopping site, or even something like Siri or Cortana, maybe even used Alexa on an Amazon device too. This technology is fantastic and what is great is that it is available through Azure Services for us to integrate with our custom applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-bot-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/using-azure-bot-services#comments SharePoint Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:09:00 +0000 23661 at http://sharepointpromag.com Azure Machine Learning Basics http://sharepointpromag.com/business-intelligence/azure-machine-learning-basics <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">In the round of sessions and announcements made at the Microsoft BUILD 2017 conference were some great things about Azure Machine Learning. You may have heard of these services or may not, either way let&rsquo;s look at what they are how we can use them.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The machine learning components within Azure are all wrapped into an offering referred to as <b>Microsoft Cognitive Services</b>.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>What are the Microsoft Cognitive Services?</b></span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/business-intelligence/azure-machine-learning-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/business-intelligence/azure-machine-learning-basics#comments Business Intelligence Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:09:00 +0000 23651 at http://sharepointpromag.com Notes from the Field: Custom DLP Sensitive Types http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/notes-field-custom-dlp-sensitive-types <div class="node-body article-body">If you read the Office 365 messages that appear in your tenant, then you will have noticed that a single announcement about Sensitive Types for Data Loss Prevention. Here's what that means.</div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/notes-field-custom-dlp-sensitive-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/notes-field-custom-dlp-sensitive-types#comments SharePoint Administration Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:32:00 +0000 23641 at http://sharepointpromag.com On-premises Data on the go http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/premises-data-go <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">With the world rapidly going almost mobile only, the ability to get access to your data all the time, from anywhere is now a core requirement for all organizations. If you have moved to Office 365 then that story becomes much easier as SharePoint is mobile ready, can be accessed on the device natively or by using the mobile app. If you want to take line of business data with you such as reports, then PowerBI comes into play with the mobile app to create a rich mobile experience.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/premises-data-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/premises-data-go#comments SharePoint Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:22:00 +0000 23631 at http://sharepointpromag.com Creating data centric and business automated solutions in Office 365 http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/creating-data-centric-and-business-automated-solutions-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">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 <b>Power BI</b>.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/creating-data-centric-and-business-automated-solutions-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/creating-data-centric-and-business-automated-solutions-office-365#comments Office 365 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:09:00 +0000 23621 at http://sharepointpromag.com Consuming Data within SharePoint On-premises http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/consuming-data-within-sharepoint-premises <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/consuming-data-within-sharepoint-premises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/consuming-data-within-sharepoint-premises#comments SharePoint Administration Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000 23611 at http://sharepointpromag.com Consuming data from On-premises into Office 365 http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/consuming-data-premises-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/consuming-data-premises-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/office-365/consuming-data-premises-office-365#comments Office 365 Wed, 31 May 2017 13:04:00 +0000 23601 at http://sharepointpromag.com IT/DEV Connections: Making you a better SharePoint Developer http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/itdev-connections-making-you-better-sharepoint-developer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/itdev-connections-making-you-better-sharepoint-developer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/itdev-connections-making-you-better-sharepoint-developer#comments SharePoint Tue, 30 May 2017 20:48:00 +0000 23591 at http://sharepointpromag.com SharePoint Virtual Summit Wrap-up http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-virtual-summit-wrap <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Today was a great day for those of us that work within SharePoint. If you did not participate then you truly missed some great information about the future of SharePoint and Office 365. The event was similar to the May 4</span><span class="s2"><sup>th</sup></span><span class="s1"> event from last year, albeit completely virtual this time.&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-virtual-summit-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-virtual-summit-wrap#comments SharePoint Tue, 16 May 2017 19:43:00 +0000 23581 at http://sharepointpromag.com Notes from the Field: SharePoint Framework Deployments http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework-deployments <div class="node-body article-body">Liam Cleary discusses the SharePoint Framework and how to get a super cool web part or control into SharePoint Online. </div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework-deployments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework-deployments#comments SharePoint Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:58:00 +0000 23571 at http://sharepointpromag.com Security and Compliance in Office 365: Administration http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-administration <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The purpose of the <b>Security &amp; Compliance</b> 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.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="/site-files/sharepointpromag.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Screenshot%202017-04-07%2009.15.05.png" style="width: 238px; height: 472px;" /></span></p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-administration#comments SharePoint SharePoint training Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0000 23561 at http://sharepointpromag.com Security and Compliance in Office 365: Security and Permissions http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-security-and-permissions <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The new <b>Security &amp; Compliance center</b> 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 <b>Security &amp; Compliance</b> center click on the <b>Permissions</b> blade.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="/site-files/sharepointpromag.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Screenshot%202017-04-06%2023.00.30.png" style="width: 231px; height: 459px;" /></span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-security-and-permissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-security-and-permissions#comments SharePoint security SharePoint Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:42:00 +0000 23551 at http://sharepointpromag.com Security and Compliance in Office 365: Reporting http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-reporting <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the navigation for the <strong>Security &amp; Compliance</strong> center, you are able to view extensive reports for Office 365. To access the reports, expand the <strong>Reports</strong> blade and then select Dashboard.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sharepointpromag.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Screen%20Shot%202017-04-03%20at%205.57.23%20PM.png" style="width: 227px; height: 453px;" /></p> <p>Once the dashboard opens you will see that currently it does not contain many items at all.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/security-and-compliance-office-365-reporting#comments SharePoint Office 365 SharePoint Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:55:00 +0000 23541 at http://sharepointpromag.com Security and Compliance in Office 365: Data Loss Prevention http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/security-and-compliance-office-365-data-loss-prevention <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/security-and-compliance-office-365-data-loss-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint-administration/security-and-compliance-office-365-data-loss-prevention#comments SharePoint Administration Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:27:00 +0000 23531 at http://sharepointpromag.com Exam Prep: Optimization and Monitoring http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-optimization-and-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-optimization-and-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-optimization-and-monitoring#comments SharePoint Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:24:00 +0000 23521 at http://sharepointpromag.com Notes from the Field: The SharePoint Framework http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/notes-field-sharepoint-framework#comments SharePoint Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0000 23511 at http://sharepointpromag.com Exam Prep: Productivity Services http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-productivity-services <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-productivity-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-productivity-services#comments SharePoint Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:31:00 +0000 23501 at http://sharepointpromag.com Exam Prep: SharePoint Workload Optimization http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-sharepoint-workload-optimization <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-sharepoint-workload-optimization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-sharepoint-workload-optimization#comments SharePoint Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:19:00 +0000 23481 at http://sharepointpromag.com Exam Prep: Designing a SharePoint Infrastructure http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-designing-sharepoint-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p2"><span class="s1"><b>Let me guess?</b> 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.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">The Exam for SharePoint 2016, is broken down into various categories, in these blog posts we will cover the following:</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-designing-sharepoint-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/exam-prep-designing-sharepoint-infrastructure#comments SharePoint Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 23471 at http://sharepointpromag.com Notes from the Field: Office 365 and Content Delivery Network (CDN) http://sharepointpromag.com/sql-server/notes-field-office-365-and-content-delivery-network-cdn <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">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&rsquo;s where a Content Delivery Network or commonly called CDN can be used.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sql-server/notes-field-office-365-and-content-delivery-network-cdn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sql-server/notes-field-office-365-and-content-delivery-network-cdn#comments SQL Server Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 23451 at http://sharepointpromag.com SharePoint and Machine Learning http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-and-machine-learning <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So, by now you should have all heard about machine learning and what it can do for us. If you haven&rsquo;t head of the Wikipedia page below and read about it:</p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning</a></p> <p>Of course, it talks about artificial intelligence etc. all the things that we are not quite sure about. However, what it does say the following:&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-and-machine-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-and-machine-learning#comments SharePoint Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:31:00 +0000 23421 at http://sharepointpromag.com SharePoint Teams, Groups and Skype http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-teams-groups-and-skype <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I use Slack, I have used it for a while now, but at work we don&rsquo;t use Slack we basically use Skype for business (albeit a little slack). I am probably like most users of company system, where you use really what is installed on the corporate build of the workstation of laptop. I am great advocate of this idea, but I also like free-form collaboration and using tools that are right for the job, which often Skype for Business on its own is not.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-teams-groups-and-skype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-teams-groups-and-skype#comments SharePoint Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:22:00 +0000 23431 at http://sharepointpromag.com SharePoint disaster recovery in Microsoft Azure http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-disaster-recovery-microsoft-azure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So, there are three key questions we should be asking:</p> <p>What are you doing for you SharePoint disaster recovery?&nbsp;<br /> Do you have separate farms, using availability groups, stretched farm or nothing?<br /> What is SharePoint disaster recovery?</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-disaster-recovery-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-disaster-recovery-microsoft-azure#comments SharePoint Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:11:00 +0000 23411 at http://sharepointpromag.com Cloud based Collaboration within Office 365 http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/cloud-based-collaboration-within-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Office 365 is a great platform to use for any business size. The cost, time to implement and usage makes it a very compelling solution no matter on what features you wish to utilize. One topic that it is close to what I do is &ldquo;Collaboration&rdquo;. Most of the clients I work with require some level of collaboration between either internal groups, departments or external teams, probably like most of us do. This feature set is available within Office 365b and has been for some time. The core components historically have been SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/cloud-based-collaboration-within-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/cloud-based-collaboration-within-office-365#comments SharePoint Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:58:00 +0000 23401 at http://sharepointpromag.com IT Trends for 2017 http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/it-trends-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Well we are now a few weeks into 2017, so now seems like a great time to look at what great technologies to look out for this year. Last year was a great year for new cutting edge technology slowly creeping into what we all do. Social is of course the biggest driver for both personal and business more than ever, last year saw most vendors make sweeping moves to try and capture this. You can see this with many applications that have gained specific features that each other has to try and win us all over.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/it-trends-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/it-trends-2017#comments SharePoint Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:17:00 +0000 23371 at http://sharepointpromag.com Debugging SharePoint Code for On-Premises Development http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/debugging-sharepoint-code-premises-development <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So, over the years of working with SharePoint, I am sure like me you have had to debug code for SharePoint. If not, you are really missing out ☺</p> <p>SharePoint even though using .NET is not the easiest sometimes to debug and track though little bugs that of course you never wrote in your code at all. Depending on what you are developing will determine what you use for debugging. In reality there are different tools for the types of code you write. The table below outlines some of the tools you could use:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/debugging-sharepoint-code-premises-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/debugging-sharepoint-code-premises-development#comments SharePoint Debugging SharePoint Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:31:00 +0000 23361 at http://sharepointpromag.com SharePoint 2016 Essential Migration Guide http://sharepointpromag.com/resources/sharepoint-2016-essential-migration-guide <div class="node-body article-body">With Microsoft releasing versions of SharePoint on a frequent basis, knowing whether to upgrade or migrate it now a top discussion and question asked the world over. The key to a successful upgrade or migration is knowing the steps required.</div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/resources/sharepoint-2016-essential-migration-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:25:00 +0000 23381 at http://sharepointpromag.com Upgrading to SharePoint 2016 http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/upgrading-sharepoint-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So, that time has come, SharePoint 2016 has been around for a while now, stood the test of time over the past few months and now you want to upgrade. Well where do you start?</p> <p>That depends on what version you are upgrading from, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 or something else. Depending on the source will depend on the approach. However, understanding the options and what can and can&rsquo;t be done is important for any upgrade.</p> <p>So, let&rsquo;s look at some of the reasons to upgrade, apart from the obvious which would be because it is new and shiny.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/upgrading-sharepoint-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sharepointpromag.com/sharepoint/upgrading-sharepoint-2016#comments SharePoint Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:35:00 +0000 23351 at http://sharepointpromag.com