During a recent intranet deployment project, a client asked what would happen if she clicked the ‘Accept' link on the SharePoint access request email she received from one of her coworkers. She was a bit surprised by my answer and after that conversation, I thought it would be good to do a quick video explaining the process. What permissions do users get if you accept their access request? How are those users managed on the SharePoint site and is there a best practice for managing access requests? Watch the video below to find out!
I absolutely love being part of the Microsoft technical community. It is a place to grow, connect, and learn. More specifically, the SharePoint and Office 365 community is one where I have given the most and received the most with growth and friendships. I am so happy to announce that Microsoft has presented me again with the MVP award for my efforts in the community. I can't wait for what this coming 12 months has in store and I want to keep giving back! I am always open to connecting with user groups and events – please let me know if I can help you grow your local technical community!
On Thursday 4/19/2018 3pm Central time, the REgarding 365 crew and some special guests will tackle the question: Are Intranets still relevant? Join me, Liz Sundet, Sarah Haase, Tracy van der Schyff, Alistair Pugin, and Sébastien Levert as we dive into this very important discussion. If you can join us live, make sure you join the chat and ask your questions, get your word in! More info on the event can be found on the REgarding 365 blog. You can tune into the debate using the video below (or check the recording if you aren't able to jump in live).
Drew Madelung asked a question on Twitter about why a lock icon was showing next to files being synced from a SharePoint document library to his computer via the OneDrive sync client. Hmm just noticed Files On-Demand lock icons via file explorer – @onedrive what are these for? pic.twitter.com/xa4jpC1ima — Drew Madelung (@dmadelung) April 10, 2018 After seeing the tweet, I did some testing and we found out why the lock icon was showing up – check out the short video below to find out more.
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
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
Another great SharePoint Saturday is scheduled for St. Louis on January 20th and I'm so happy to be a speaker! I am giving two sessions at #SPSSTL, one on using on-prem data with cloud tools and the second one on using Microsoft Teams! Check out the SPS St. Louis site for registration and details! [UPDATE] I had a fantastic time at the event and I can't wait to connect with the attendees on follow-ups! Had a great group for my @MicrosoftTeams @SharePoint & @Office presentation at #SPSSTL! Sorry I could get everyone in the pic. pic.twitter.com/7fZFH8QKkj — Daniel Glenn (@DanielGlenn) January 20, 2018 Oh, and I recorded two interviews with…
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
[UPDATED] It was a great week in San Francisco! The #ITDEVConnections conference is a high-quality event that focuses on real-world technical sessions and the conference delivered. Both of my sessions had good participation from attendees – I enjoyed answering questions and getting to know everyone. My first session topic was how you can plan and execute a transition from SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow. The slides are available via the IT/Dev Connections website, but there was a question regarding the functionality gaps between Designer and MS Flow – in the session I mentioned a website to keep track of the gaps and here is the link: https://ms.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/release-notes/#known-issues-and-resolutions I also mentioned…
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