• Nashville Office 365 & SharePoint Users Group

    Thank you everyone that attended the Valentine’s Day edition of the Nashville SUG! You had great questions and I enjoyed the conversation. Here are the slides for the meeting, including what’s new, events, and the presentation – Build reports and securely share them in SharePoint Here is a direct link to the presentation where I talk about the data gateway and show how to use it – MVP Days recording

  • 365 Message Center Show #79 @regarding365 #RE365

    365 Message Center Show #79 – Recap

    Opt-in to try the new #Outlook on the web, new #SharePoint site branding with a footer and some header changes, a #SharePoint mega menu, a new way to save in #Office, and more!

  • 365 Message Center Show #77 @regarding365 #RE365

    365 Message Center Show #77 – Recap

    In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we take a quick look at adding cards to the Microsoft 365 Portal landing page, changes to Microsoft Teams, installing Office 64-bit by default, migration to Microsoft Stream, and more! NOTE: We did have some video issues with Microsoft Teams, so sorry for any issues you notice. 4:05 We’re making a change to how non-licensed users place calls from Microsoft Teams – Read announcement MC171414 —  Removing the place call functionality for those that don’t have a license to make calls 5:31 We’re making some changes to default installation settings – Read announcement MC171479 — The default install for Office clients in Office 365 will…

  • 365 Message Center Show #76 @regarding365 #RE365

    365 Message Center Show #76 – Recap

    In this week's episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we discuss multiple new features coming to Microsoft Teams calling, emailing your LinkedIn contacts directly from Outlook, formatting SharePoint list columns without having to know code (JSON), and more!

  • Nashville SQL Saturday 2019

    Join me at Nashville SQL Saturday (#SQLSatNash) on January 12th, 2019. I’ll be delivering a session titled Gaining insights with Power BI. We will be looking at what goes into building a great Power BI report, situations you need to be keeping in mind when maintaining your content, and what is available to you for sharing your dashboards and reports. We will also look at the Power BI service settings you need to DISABLE right now! Event registration and info can be found on the site: Nashville SQL Saturday 2019 (SQLSat 815) [UPDATE] SQLSatNash was a fantastic time of learning, networking, and building technical community! Thank you to the many attendees…

  • SharePoint Alert Settings

    Enable Alerts for SharePoint 2019, 2016, 2013

    Allowing users to set alerts on SharePoint lists and libraries is the easiest way to keep users informed with what is going on within your intranet and team (collaboration) sites. This functionality has been a part of SharePoint for many versions and is an easy feature for users to take advantage of. That is, IF you have all the settings correct. Your first sign that alerts are not setup for use is when looking at the library (or list) tab in the ribbon, and you don’t see the Alert me button in the Share & Track section. There are two settings you need to check: first you need to make…

  • 365 Message Center Show #73 @regarding365 #RE365

    365 Message Center Show #73 – Recap

    In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we discuss branding and navigation updates in SharePoint Online, interview with Sébastien Levert on JavaScript React changes in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams using Azure AD dynamic groups, and more! 3:31 Rolling out new SharePoint Online site branding and navigation features – Read announcement MC165552 — This update brings us the ability to easily customize the site header, footer, and navigation layout of SharePoint Online sites. We can have different sizes of the header & footer, as well as bring in a new way of using the global navigations – with a mega menu! 12:32 JavaScript React framework 16.3.2 is coming to SharePoint Online – Read announcement…

  • 365 Message Center Show #72 – Recap

    In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we discuss the forcing of small business SKUs to Microsoft Teams, LOTS of SharePoint Online updates, including page features & web parts, new mobile capture functionality with metadata, and more! 2:23 Microsoft Teams is ready for your organization – you can begin your upgrade today MC152804 & MC152862– Watch the special edition episode: Automatic upgrade from Skype4B to #MicrosoftTeams — For Small Business Office 365 customers, your messaging experience is going to be automatically upgraded to Microsoft Teams. Make sure you watch the special episode where Darrell walked through the issue. 3:22 Simplifying your Mac users Skype meeting sign in process – Read announcement MC164965…

  • MVPDays Flow Conference 2018

    MVPDays – Microsoft Flow Conference

    I am happy to announce I will be part of the first ‘MVPDays – Microsoft Flow Conference’ on December 12th, 2018. An online conference with 16 sessions focused on Microsoft Flow! I will be discussing how you can use Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps with your data – even if the data is on your internal on-premises network. Check out the entire schedule here: MVPDays Microsoft Flow Conference Make sure you register to join this day of free training on Microsoft Flow: Register now – space limited  Space has run out – but you are NOT out of luck! Register on the standby list and the conference is working…