SharePoint Pro en Notes from the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SQL Server Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 23451 at 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=""></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:31:00 +0000 23421 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:22:00 +0000 23431 at SharePoint disaster recovery in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:11:00 +0000 23411 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:58:00 +0000 23401 at IT Trends for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:17:00 +0000 23371 at Debugging SharePoint Code for On-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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Debugging SharePoint Wed, 04 Jan 2017 04:31:00 +0000 23361 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:25:00 +0000 23381 at Upgrading to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:35:00 +0000 23351 at Developing a Mobile Application for SharePoint <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You are sitting in a meeting at work, and someone says &ldquo;<strong>wouldn&rsquo;t it be great if we could have a mobile application that would allow our users to complete X within SharePoint?</strong>&rdquo; or was it the one where someone says &ldquo;<strong>we need a SharePoint Mobile App for our site?</strong>&rdquo;. If this is something that has been discussed with your organization, then I feel your pain as you try to understand why we would build mobile apps that talk to SharePoint.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Development Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:26:00 +0000 23341 at New Imperatives for Mobility, Content & Governance in the Enterprise <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Colligo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">View On Demand Now</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colligo SharePoint Office 365 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:56:00 +0000 23311 at PowerApps for SharePoint <div class="node-body article-body">So, this past week Microsoft announced that PowerApps was now available for all to use within Office 365. This is a huge milestone in products being released into Office 365. Now you know it is available, what is it all about?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:50:00 +0000 23291 at Building Dashboards in SharePoint and Office 365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:07:00 +0000 23281 at Understanding Timer Jobs for SharePoint On-Premises and Azure Web Jobs for Office 365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the core building blocks when designing solutions for SharePoint is Timer Jobs. These have been a part of the core product for many years now. Microsoft themselves use these within SharePoint for most of the long running processes as well as what I would call the &ldquo;heavy lifting&rdquo; elements of SharePoint. An example would be things like content type syndication which utilizes multiple jobs for pushing the content types, as well as the subscriber jobs allow the content types to be bought down to the site.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:03:00 +0000 23271 at 4 Email Problems That SharePoint Can Solve Now <div class="field-deck"> An eBook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Email is still the predominant form of communication among organizations. Workers love email. The question is: How do you ensure that the important information contained in emails is efficiently captured, governed and shared? The answer is: SharePoint!</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colligo SharePoint Development Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:56:00 +0000 23261 at Top 10 Share Point 2016 Features <div class="node-body article-body">Here are the Top 10 SharePoint 2016 features that will go a long way toward helping you create a better SharePoint environment and platform, strengthen your ability to manage it, and improve performance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:25:00 +0000 23301 at Analytics in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:12:00 +0000 23221 at SharePoint Analytics 101 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So here is the story, you have spent all that time getting SharePoint working and running perfectly in your organization, everyone has adopted it (<em>as much as you can tell anyway</em>), and one of the executives asks you <strong>what metrics can we see on usage within SharePoint?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:17:00 +0000 23211 at 10 Things to Consider when Choosing the Perfect Email Apps for SharePoint <div class="field-deck"> Buyer's Guide </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read this guide for 10 proven ways to deliver the productivity workers crave and the control enterprises demand!</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colligo SharePoint Development Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:56:00 +0000 23251 at Where does the SharePoint Patterns and Practices fit in? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past year or so Microsoft for the very first time has made life easier for lots of us by listening to us and then providing content and examples that show us how the best way of building something. This is a great change to see, as we can now download PowerShell, Code and even End-to-End real world examples that show us the how in a better way than previously.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint SharePoint 2016 SharePoint hybrid Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:22:00 +0000 23171 at Microsoft Ignite: SharePoint Announcements Include Better Syncing, Mobile Experience <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Well it&rsquo;s conference time again, this time it is the big boy, Microsoft Ignite. Today Microsoft made some announcements and released a few updates about SharePoint and Office 365 that are really really important for us to all know.</p> <p>I have broken the changes into the following groups to make it easier to follow.</p> <p><strong>OneDrive for Business</strong></p> <p>Some great announcements were made today, really focused heavily on improving the sync process for all files as well as the mobile experience.</p> <p><em>New sync capabilities include:</em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ignite Ignite 20016 Microsoft Ignite OneDrive SharePoint 2016 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:35:00 +0000 23181 at Why SharePoint Hybrid is the future? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By now you should have gotten used to the phrase Hybrid. It is not just a SharePoint thing, but of an IT thing that all platforms have moved towards. The idea of Hybrid really comes down to the combination of On-Premises and Cloud Service working harmoniously together.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 600px; height: 281px;" /></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Azure SharePoint 2016 SharePoint 2016 SharePoint hybrid Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:53:00 +0000 23161 at Did SharePoint 2016 Deliver as Expected? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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.</p> <p><strong>So what do you think? Did it deliver as expected?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:16:00 +0000 23131 at Is Cloud really only the way forward for SharePoint? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For those of us still using an On-Premises SharePoint environment, we might have asked ourselves whether cloud is the only way forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint, <a href="">outlined the vision in this great statement</a>:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:13:00 +0000 23121 at PowerShell for Office 365 and Hybrid <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the move to Office 365, one of the things that can become a problem, is the ability to manage the tenant and its services successfully. The user interfaces though great, does not always allow for the types of changes and updates that are needed. One of those configuration steps is setting up Hybrid. There is not user interface within the core tenant to achieve this, so PowerShell has to be used. In my past webinar from last week on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid, we used lots of PowerShell to configured the On-Premises Environment to an Office 365 Tenant.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:43:00 +0000 23101 at SharePoint in The Azure Cloud <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So you have come to that point where it is time to either adopt SharePoint as a platform, or maybe you already have it and are now looking to upgrade. The first question becomes, <strong>where do we put it?</strong></p> <p>The whole conversation about the &ldquo;<strong>Cloud</strong>&rdquo; makes this very interesting, which we won&rsquo;t focus on for this post. Instead we will decide that <strong>Microsoft Azure</strong> is the place to do this and start to work out how viable it is as an option. Microsoft have done a great job of trying to sell you the Azure Cloud.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Azure SharePoint Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:29:00 +0000 23081 at Office 365 Patterns and Practices PowerShell Commands <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By now you have heard about the great project that Microsoft and the Community have been working on called &ldquo;<strong>Patterns and Practices</strong>&rdquo;. If not, then you must have been sleeping J</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:53:00 +0000 23071 at SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Released <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hopefully by now you heard that the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) has been released in preview. <a href="">The original blog post from Microsoft can be found here</a>.</p> <p>This is a milestone for the SharePoint Development Team, as it now begins the transition to what they demonstrated back on May 4th for SharePoint. The new framework is comprised of a few components, if you are using Windows like me then you will need the following:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:20:00 +0000 23061 at SharePoint & Office 365 | What’s New for ECM & Your Mobile Workforce <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Colligo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">View On-Demand Now</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colligo SharePoint Office 365 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:56:00 +0000 23191 at Power BI Connected to On-Premises Data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s vision is that we would all use Office 365 for everything that we do, however there is one slight glitch in that plan, not all our data resides in the cloud or is accessible to the cloud easily. To facilitate this, Microsoft has released their Data Management Gateway tools that allow for On-Premises data to be consumed directly within Office 365, bridging the gap between the two.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:31:00 +0000 23031 at