• 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 April 13 –…

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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…

  • Episode 6 of the Coffee Chat on 365 Adoption

    It takes a village

    During this year's Microsoft Ignite conference, I was delighted to record the latest episode of The Coffee Chat on 365 Adoption series with Sarah Haase. For this episode, we discussed what an adoption group (community) within an organization looks like and how it ‘takes a village' to keep up to date with changes and activities. We defined a community and the types of users that contribute to your village. We also highlighted the importance of diversity in your groups, and so much more! There are special surprises for our viewers at the beginning AND at the end of the episode. So make sure you watch the whole thing! Check out…

  • #MSIngite 2019

    Microsoft Ignite 2019

    Microsoft Ignite 2019 is taking place November 4th through the 8th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA. Darrell Webster and I will be recording a live episode of the 365 Message Center Show. If you see one of us during the week in Orlando, make sure you come say hi and get a show sticker for free! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to get the updates! https://MessageCenter.show for links to all your favorite podcast apps! Special thanks to Stacy Deere-Strole and Focal Point Solutions for sponsoring the stickers. Sarah Haase and I will be recording another episode of The Coffee Chat on 365 Adoption…

  • Using your on-prem data in a cloud world SQLSatATLBI 2019

    Back to the ATL 2019

    I hope you will join me in Atlanta Georgia on October 19th for SQL Saturday Atlanta - BI Edition!