365 Message Center Show #67 – Recap

In this week’s episode of the 365 Message Center Show, we discuss anti-spoofing, @mentions in SharePoint, reminder emails from SharePoint lists, goodbye to T-bot, and more!

3:29 Reminder: We’re extending coverage of enhanced anti-spoofing protection to all Exchange Online organizations – Read announcement MC150492 
— A reminder for a change we have previously talked about – anti-spoofing coming to all Exchange Online subscribers

3:59 New feature: @mentions in page comments in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC150553
— Mention someone within your organization on a SharePoint page in the comments. Darrell asked is this ‘SharePoint Social’ 2.0?

18:17 Known Issue: Enlighted Apps and Office 365 ProPlus apps, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint Read announcement MC150680
— We thought it was interesting to see this announcement in the Message Center, instead of being in the Health center.

20:38 New feature: Create a reminder in SharePoint Online – Read announcement MC150716
— A new Microsoft Flow and SharePoint feature – being able to set reminders for items that have a date column. We have been doing this with SharePoint Disposition workflow but this MS Flow giving us another option.

23:17 Updated Feature: Microsoft Teams Help Experience – Read announcement MC151037
— Goodbye T-bot! Does this matter to you? Take the Twitter poll

33:10 Microsoft Teams video meetings in Chrome – Read the post in Tech Community
— Discussion around the lack of announcements for bringing the ability to do video Teams meetings within the Chrome browser.

Set a reminder for next week’s episode: 365 Message Center Show #68

*You will need proper privileges within your 365 tenant to view the messages linked above


Creating a custom Microsoft Flow template gallery in SharePoint

Microsoft Flow is the workflow tool in Office 365 to automate your tasks and business processes, whether your systems are on-premises, in Microsoft’s cloud, or even if they are not part of Microsoft’s catalog. Flow allows you to create templates to help you not recreate the wheel when you are creating your flows and you can even share those flows with others by exporting the templates.

Work less, do more with Microsoft Flow
Work less, do more with Microsoft Flow

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Sarah Haase (Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP) on an interesting issue: how to share Microsoft Flow templates within an organization without uploading them to the public Flow template gallery. Sarah put together a blog series explaining the background to the issues and how we worked to solve them – check out Sarah’s blog series here: Creating a Custom Microsoft Flow Template Gallery for Your Organization

Based on that effort, I was honored to showcase the solution at the Microsoft Ignite conference this year (thank you Sarah for all your help and work on creating the concept and presentation!). The session recording and slide deck is now available on the Tech Community site – head over and check it out!
Creating a custom Microsoft Flow template gallery in SharePoint (THR1111)

A special thank you to everyone who attended the session and please let me know if I can help you and your organization fully adopt and implement SharePoint, Microsoft Flow, and the other Microsoft 365 technologies!

Microsoft Ignite Keynote Interviews with Microsoft MVPs

The 2018 installment of the Microsoft Ignite conference was a week filled with learning, sharing, and connecting with the tech community. The week got started with a Keynote kicked off by Julia White and delivered by Satya Nadella. I was able to catch up with several Microsoft MVPs before and after the keynote to discuss what they’re looking for forward to at the conference, as well as what they thought about the announcements in the keynote.

Check out the interviews video below with Heather Newman, Sarah Haase, Luc Labelle, Mike Maadarani, and Drew Madelung – it was created, edited, and produced all on my mobile phone while at the conference.

SharePoint Fest Chicago 2018

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago this year! Make sure you use my discount code GLENN100 to save on your registration for #SPFestChicago!

SharePoint Fest Chicago

I will be giving three presentations this time – check out the quick video below to hear exactly what my sessions are about!

OFF301 – Keeping up with change in Office 365
TMS202 – Use Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Office 2016 to Keep Your Group in Sync
BI102 – Gaining insights with Power BI



SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

On October 6, 2018, I will be speaking in Memphis, Tennessee at the SQL Saturday event. The day is filled with sessions covering Azure, Python, SQL Server (of course), SQL on Linux, Power BI, and my session: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World.

In my session, we will discuss the benefits of using Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI, how those benefits translate to being on-prem, and how we can use the data in Office 365 as well. We will setup a data gateway and walk through using it to connect to data wherever it resides!

Click here for more details for the #SQLSatMemphis event, including registration and the schedule.

I had a great time connecting and learning in Memphis. The volunteer organizers and staff did an excellent job!
The attendees to my session were fun and engaged – thank you all for attending!

Here are my slides: Using Your On-prem Data in a Cloud World SQL Saturday Memphis 2018

365 Message Center Show #64 Live from Microsoft Ignite! – Recap

Special episode this week from the Microsoft Ignite conference! We sit down with Mike Ziock, Senior Director Service Engineering for Microsoft 365. We discussed a couple of messages in the Message Center, a few announcements from #MSIgnite, and talked about the process updates take from the Microsoft 365 roadmap to the Message center.

3:35 MyAnalytics nudges in Outlook – Read announcement MC148681 
— Small tips appearing within Outlook to help you set some time to be focused.

7:35 Multiple improvements to Project Online – Read announcement MC148693 
— Improvements coming to Project Online – but we don’t use Project Online, so Mike tells us why we would be seeing this in our messages.

9:26 OneDrive storage sense
— Along with Windows 10, OneDrive will use storage sense to make automatic decisions on what files to keep on your drive and the files that should be online only based on usage.

10:51 Intelligent prompt in OneDrive to share meeting notes
— OneDrive will prompt you to send meeting notes, presentations, etc. that were used during a meeting to attendees.

13:21 Microsoft Teams background blur 
— Microsoft Teams will detect your face and blur your environment on the screen

Set a reminder for next week’s episode: 365 Message Center Show #65

*You will need proper privileges within your 365 tenant to view the messages linked above