• Attendees Creating a custom Microsoft Flow template gallery in SharePoint

    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. 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…

  • Microsoft Ignite 2018 Keynote Interviews #MSIgnite

    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 December 3-7 2018

    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! 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

    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. [UPDATE]…

  • Microsoft Ignite 2018 Schedule

    My Schedule for Microsoft Ignite #MSIgnite

    I’m excited for the Microsoft Ignite conference this year. In addition to delivering sessions and podcasting, I will also be helping at the Microsoft Teams booth. On Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, I will be at the Teams booth, specifically the “At my desk” desk, with Loryan Strant. On Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM, I will be at the “Open Collaboration” desk answering questions and helping you learn more about Microsoft Teams! Please stop by and hang out with us! Check out my short video for a preview of my sessions! Here is my presenting and working schedule – join the podcast, attend the sessions, and…

  • Microsoft Ignite Mobile App #MSIgnite

    Microsoft Ignite 2018 Mobile App

    The mobile app is now available for the Microsoft Ignite conference! Well, it is the MSFT Events app, but it updated with the Microsoft Ignite content and your schedule. Check out my quick video below on how you can start using it to build out your conference experience. Download the MSFT Events app here: Apple App Store   |   Google Play

  • SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition 2018

    Please join me on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta Georgia for another SQL Saturday event – this time a business intelligence edition! The day will be filled with sessions covering Power BI, Azure BI, SSIS, 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 #SQLSatATLBI event, including registration and the…

  • Set the default open behavior for browser enabled documents

    Set the default open behavior for browser enabled documents

    I was recently asked how to configure documents that are in a SharePoint document library to open in their native application on the client computer instead of the browser. This question came from a user in SharePoint Online, but the answer is the same for those using SharePoint Server 2013, 2016, and 2019. There is a feature at the site collection level and a setting on every document library that you use to decide how documents get opened. I searched for an official Microsoft document detailing how this can be accomplished, but I could only find a post from 2014 that said it was for Office Web Apps – a…

  • Managing SharePoint Access Requests

    Managing SharePoint Access Requests

    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!

  • Recovering Dismissed Messages in the 365 Message Center

    Recovering Dismissed Messages in the 365 Message Center

    During a recent episode of the 365 Message Center show, a live viewer (Dean) asked how to restore dismissed messages in the list. Initially I told him it couldn’t be done, but then quickly remembered it could be done. So I promised a quick video to show how to do it. Check out my quick video below where I show how to easily get dismissed messages back in the ‘active’ view.