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  • Multilingual News and Pages in SharePoint with Sébastien Levert

    Multilingual Publishing in SharePoint

    Multilingual News and Pages in SharePoint In episode 135 of the 365 Message Center Show, I interviewed an expert to discuss multilingual news and pages in SharePoint. If you haven't taken a listen, please go listen to the interview with Sébastien Levert – featured at the end of the episode. I have added an episode player at the bottom of this post for your convenience. Who Needs Multilingual? You need to identify which sites actually need multilingual capabilities. Sébastien suggested that collaboration sites don't necessarily need this capability and you should focus on your Internet communication sites. It doesn't mean you can't have multilingual capabilities on your collaboration sites, but…

  • Skype for Business Outlook Add-in

    Show the Skype for Business add-in in Outlook after switching to Microsoft Teams

    Recently I needed to schedule a meeting with a large group for a client. The client representative asked me to schedule it as a Skype for Business meeting because most of the attendees had not been targeted for Microsoft Teams yet and they didn't want the technology to get in the way during the meeting time. Therefore, I needed to schedule the meeting using the Skype for Business Outlook Add-in. New Skype Meeting Button Is Missing However when I opened Outlook to schedule the Skype meeting, I found that it was a little more difficult than I expected. Watch the video to find out how I was able to overcome…

  • SharePoint Page Difference Visualization

    SharePoint Page Difference Visualization

    As announced during Microsoft Ignite and new to SharePoint Online: view modern page differences in past versions with SharePoint page difference visualization. This functionality will enable page authors to find changes made and reverse them if needed. Check out my video below demonstrating the functionality and then read the details below! Also, you can view on YouTube Manage Versions Versioning and having a version history has been a staple for SharePoint for a long time. However, with this update we are able to get even more detail into what has actually been updated. Using the old (classic) way of viewing version history, there is no way to know what has…

  • OneDrive Storage Quota Metrics Office 365

    How to Increase Your OneDrive Storage Limit

    As your user's storage needs grow, they may find themselves needing more than the default storage allotment. Via the OneDrive Admin Center, Microsoft provides a way to increase the storage quota for your Office 365 tenant. However this change does not apply to existing users in your Office 365 tenant. So you may be asking: how do I increase my storage limit on OneDrive in Office 365? Read on! How do I check my OneDrive quota? In the video below, I show how a user can check their storage quota, as well as how you can check your Office 365 tenant quota. What is the capacity of OneDrive? Office 365's…

  • Users Can Now Buy Office 365 Licenses via Self-Service

    Users Can Now Buy Office 365 Licenses via Self-Service

    As announced last year by Microsoft, Office 365 now allows any user in your organization to purchase a license for Power BI Pro. As Message Center post MC193609 announced, Power BI Pro is available for self-service purchase beginning on January 14th, 2020. The current price for a Power BI Pro license with annual agreement is $9.99 USD. The other Power Platform tools, Power Automate and Power Apps, will be available for self-service purchase by your users on January 28th, 2020. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions! Why not allow self-service? There are a few reasons why you might want to disable the ability for your users to purchase licenses…

  • SharePoint Fest Discount Code is: GLENN100

    SharePoint Fest Discount Code

    Are you looking for a conference to meet top speakers, learn about Microsoft 365 technologies, and get free one-on-one guidance on your implementation? SharePoint Fest is the place to be! Discount Code is GLENN100 To get $100 off of SharePoint Fest, use the code GLENN100 when registering – or just click the link above to have the code pre-filled for you! SharePoint Fest Covers All of Microsoft 365 The conference may have ‘SharePoint' in its title, but it is so much more than just document management! Come learn Microsoft Teams, Power BI, Power Automate, Microsoft Graph, Yammer, Office, and more! #SPFestDC #SPFest SharePoint Fest Washington DC is being rescheduled. As…

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    Change Microsoft 365 Message Center Email Settings

    Microsoft 365 Message Center Email Keeping up with changes in the Microsoft 365 Message Center is important for administrators and technology adoption specialists within your organization. The Message Center provides a subscription type service so you can receive messages delivered to you on the schedule you desire. Message Center Roles To access the Message Center, you will need to have at least one of the following roles assigned to you: Global admin Global reader Message Center privacy reader Message Center reader Once you have at least one of these roles, you will be able to access the Message Center by navigating to admin.microsoft.com and selecting the Message center link under…

  • Railroad Tracks

    SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

    My first event of the year will be one of my favorites – SQL Saturday Nashville on January 18th, 2020. The day will be filled with learning and networking – the sessions span many categories: BI Architecture & Management Database Administration PowerShell BI Analytics and Visualization Cloud Database/Application Development & Deployment Data Science Database & Application Development Professional Development My session will focus on keeping up with all the changes that are happening in Office 365. Make sure you register soon before the event fills up! Sponsorships are also available!

  • Microsoft Azure Spending

    Save Money by Easily Analyzing Azure Spending

    I have a subscription in Microsoft Azure that I use for hosting virtual machines, SQL data, and a few Azure functions. A few months ago, I went over my normal amount of spend for the period and I didn't know why. I am very consistent with my usage and have the same bill pretty much every month. Finding Help In my investigation to find what caused the spike in Azure costs, I was introduced to the new product from ShareGate called Overcast. You may know ShareGate from doing migrations of data into SharePoint and Office 365. However ShareGate has introduced new products recently, and Overcast promises to simplify cost management…