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  • Microsoft Ignite 2020 #MSIgnite

    Microsoft Ignite Summary and Blogs

    Updated 9/25/2020 Microsoft Ignite 2020 took place September 22nd – 24th and there were MANY announcements and feature updates to go through. This post is for you to use a launching point to the Microsoft blog posts (and maybe others) showcasing all of the announcements and content shared at Microsoft Ignite this year. Microsoft Ignite Announcements There will were many announcements for Microsoft 365 technologies! These included Microsoft Teams, Azure, SharePoint, Office, Security, Power Platform, and more! There is a Microsoft Ignite book of news post that includes all announcements. I have added links to blog posts below to help give more information on the announcements, so read on! Microsoft…

  • M365 Ottawa 2020 #M365Ottawa

    M365 Saturday Ottawa 2020

    I am happy to say I am speaking at the M365 Saturday Ottawa 2020 virtual event! The FREE event is happening October 17th, 2020 and will feature 40 other great speakers as well! My session, Gaining insights with Power BI, will highlight how you can get can utilize Power BI to see how your business is doing. The list of sessions is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!  

  • M365 Saskatchewan 2020 #M365Sask

    M365 Saturday Saskatchewan

    M365 Saturday Saskatchewan 2020 is going virtual! The FREE event is happening October 3rd, 2020 and will feature some great content. 30 sessions in total along with a keynote by Jeff Teper! Session rooms are in the following categories: Microsoft 365 Development SharePoint Online Power Platform Microsoft Teams My session, Gaining insights with Power BI, is scheduled for 1:30pm local time / 2:30pm Central US time. The schedule is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!

  • Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive – Changes in Microsoft 365

    More changes come to Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive functionality in Microsoft 365. These updates include new features and revisions of features since being announced previously. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Lists (Updated) Introducing Microsoft Lists home (MC218031) Microsoft is clarifying two points around the new Microsoft Lists. First, the rollout will take longer than most rollouts we have seen lately in Microsoft 365. It has already started rolling out to targeted release tenants, but it won't be completely rolled out to all tenants until mid-October 2020. Secondly, Microsoft wants you to know there is no way for you…

  • End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    End of Internet Explorer 11 Support in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft has announced today that the end of Internet Explorer 11 support in Microsoft 365 will happen soon. Your organization needs to prepare now for this change. End of Internet Explorer 11 Support and sunset of Microsoft Edge Legacy As announced August 17th, 2020, the end of support within Microsoft 365 apps will be happening over the course of the next year. However, the first service to stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) is Microsoft Teams on November 30th, 2020. If your users are utilizing Teams using IE 11, they need to either switch to Microsoft Edge, another supported browser, or use Teams using the Windows application. Starting August…

  • Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, eDiscovery

    Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, and eDiscovery – Changes in Microsoft 365

    More changes come to Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Dynamics 365, and eDiscovery functionality in Microsoft 365. These updates have been revised since being announced previously. Keep up with change in Microsoft 365 by reading more below! Changes to Microsoft Teams The Planner app in Teams will be renamed with an updated experience powered by Planner and To Do (MC211421) Microsoft is working to consolidate the tasks experience in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams is getting the revamp treatment, but in phases. A summary is below, but you can read more details in the Tech Community post here: Announcing Tasks in Microsoft Teams public rollout Right now, in the Teams desktop (and web)…

  • sql saturday auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020

    SQL Saturday Auckland 2020 is going virtual! The FREE event is happening August 8th, 2020 and will feature some fantastic content. 50 sessions in total! Sessions are broken out into the following categories: Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics Application & Database Development Cloud Application Development & Deployment Power BI Learning Path for Data professional Job I will be giving a session on how you can use your data in the Microsoft cloud, no matter where it lives. My session will start at 9:50AM local time (4:50PM Central US time). The schedule is amazing with so many great speakers and sessions! Register and then check out all the sessions!

  • Migrating from SharePoint On-Premises to Microsoft 365

    Migrating from SharePoint On-Premises to Microsoft 365 – Free Webinar

    It was a pleasure to give this webinar and I want to thank the many people who attended. The presentation and video are below. The topic: Tips & Tricks from The Field – Migrating from SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft 365. Why Worry About Migrating SharePoint to Microsoft 365? Both Vlad Catrinescu and I have worked with many customers who see their file-shares and on-prem SharePoint environments lacking the premium features in Microsoft 365. The draw of going to the cloud is strong and Microsoft 365 does provide many benefits for organizations. However, there can be issues with migration. Our webinar on August 18th will focus on: What you should avoid…

  • PASS Virtual Summit 2020 #PASSSummit

    PASS Summit 2020

    I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at #PASSsummit 2020! This year's PASS Virtual Summit will have pre-conference workshops starting November 10th, 2020 and continue with several days of sessions. What is PASS Virtual Summit? As the Summit site mentions, “With over 250 in-depth sessions across four key streams of: Architecture, Data Management, Analytics and Professional Development, this really is the event for data professionals across the world.” Summit has been celebrated for many years by data professionals as THE global conference by data people, for data people. This year's event will be virtual and available online for attendees worldwide, so registered today! Power BI Sharing Session…

  • SharePoint Workflow is Dead

    SharePoint Workflows are Dead (Almost)

    The end of support for “SharePoint 2010 workflows” in Microsoft 365 will be November 1st, 2020. The title of the blog post, Support update for SharePoint 2010 workflows in Microsoft 365, doesn't make it clear, but we are seeing the beginning of the end for SharePoint workflows in SharePoint Online. This is truly the end of SharePoint workflow. End of SharePoint Workflow It isn't a surprise that Microsoft is moving to not support native workflows in SharePoint. At Microsoft's Ignite conference in 2016, Microsoft announced that support for SharePoint Designer workflows (and InfoPath forms) in SharePoint Server (on-premises) would in time not be supported. The end of support date was…