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    Fix Project Site Timeline Web Part Error

    I received an error when creating a SharePoint online site using the ‘project site' template and thought I would share my quick fix to make it work. Check out the quick video below for the details!

  • Talking Microsoft Teams adoption with Erica Toelle

    I had a chat with Erica Toelle [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) St. Louis and we talked about Microsoft Teams adoption. The video and some key highlights are below: 01:10 User categories for adoption 01:33 Erica's number 1 tip for adopting Microsoft Teams 01:56 Video in Teams can be that ‘sticky' feature 03:24 I ask: Is Teams flexible enough for all users in an organization 04:25 Teams can work organically with your working group

  • Planning is key for all migrations to Office 365

    I had a chat with Mike Maadarani [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) St. Louis about SharePoint migrations and his strategies for helping organizations moving to the cloud. The video and some key points are below: 00:48 Big challenge when migrating SharePoint 01:15 Unlocking the new features in SharePoint & adoption 02:08 For SharePoint migrations, clicking the button is the easy part 03:43 First thing to do before migrating… 04:37 What are users often confused about with Office 365  

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    Blockers for Moving to Office 365 with Vlad Catrinescu

    There is a big push to get organizations to adopt Office 365 and many are encountering challenges with moving their existing processes “to the cloud.” I recently spoke with Vlad Catrinescu [Blog – Twitter], Microsoft MVP and author, about these challenges and his experience in overcoming them. 01:01 Challenges organizations are facing 01:31 Customization in SharePoint 02:00 Rewriting code 02:19 Regulations 03:16 Release schedule 05:01 How to mitigate challenges 06:36 IT Pro job changes 08:28 Training materials need to change

  • Cory Williams at SPSCLT

    Talking SharePoint Management Console at SPS Charlotte with Cory Williams

    I sat down with Cory Williams [Twitter] at SharePoint Saturday (SPS) Charlotte to get his thoughts on Office 365 administration. Cory is one of the organizers of SPS Charlotte and was a speaker as well! 00:44 Pay attention to the Office 365 Message Center 01:17 Shameless plug for the REgarding 365 web show Office 365 Message Center: The week that was 01:47 New SharePoint Console 02:04 More dates please! 02:35 Release schedule – when are new features showing up in my Office 365 tenant 02:44 Reminders for new features and changes 03:36 Let's tie Microsoft Flow into the Office 365 Message Center

  • SQL Saturday Louisville 2017

    Join me on August 5th in Louisville Kentucky for SQL Saturday! There are some really great sessions lined-up for the event and I will be discussing how to use your on-premises data in the cloud with Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow. Register via the #SQLSatLouisville site.

  • New Simple Approval Flows In SharePoint Libraries

    Microsoft announced today the newest improvement in workflow for the SharePoint platform – easy-to-use approval workflows built-in that will enable you to route a document for approval and give you the ability to give a custom message. In my workflow presentations, I talk about having a simple approval workflow being a great first step but we need a better user experience than what we have been given out-of-the-box with SharePoint in the past. We need the user to be able to approve/deny directly within their email client, without having to go to a SharePoint page, edit the task, complete the task, and then save it. Too many steps!! With this…

  • Using PowerApps to Build SharePoint List Forms

    Today Microsoft announced the next step for PowerApps integration with SharePoint – using PowerApps forms within the context of a SharePoint list or library. This is another way PowerApps is becoming a strong successor to InfoPath forms and will give your users a rich viewing, creating, and editing experience right within their SharePoint library or list. This feature will be coming to SharePoint Online & Office 365 this Summer and I expect we will immediately start using the functionality within my client organizations to improve the user experience. I highly recommend watching the new Microsoft Mechanics video “Zero code business process apps in SharePoint with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow” to…

  • Postpone the SharePoint Online Public Site Deadline

    In October 2012, Microsoft released a feature called SharePoint Online Public Sites, which allowed the creation of a public-facing, anonymous ‘SharePoint-ish' site. It wasn't a full-featured SharePoint site – public sites had limited features, including static pages and generic theme capabilities – enough to make it useful for small companies with no web development resources. Microsoft targeted small and medium-sized business with this feature and it promised an easy to use method for generating content and modifying the web pages. However, the feature wasn't used by a majority of Office 365 customers and caused an abnormal amount of customer tickets. So in early 2015, Microsoft announced that the SharePoint Online…

  • SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2016

    I will be presenting at #SPSNashville on May 14th on the topic Business Intelligence with SharePoint & Power BI. I will show how to create BI solutions using SharePoint, Excel, Power BI, and a new Microsoft tool Flow. Join us! SPSNashville.org [UPDATE] I had a great time presenting at SharePoint Saturday Nashville. I had a great group of attendees and we discussed SharePoint list interaction with Excel, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow. I am not posting my slides because I didn't really show content on slides – I used demonstrations the majority of the time to show the power of the tools. Thank you everyone for coming to my BI…