Join Me at #ESPC19 – Dec 2-5, 2019 – The latest on SharePoint, Teams, Azure, and more

The countdown is on to the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference – December 2nd - 5th, 2019  I look forward to you joining me on Tuesday the 3rd of December for my session “Modern vs. Classic SharePoint – Which is Right for You?” at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference 2019, taking place in Prague! I have been attending ESPC since ESPC 2014 that took place in Barcelona, and as always, I'm excited to connect with the European tech community. As organizations transition to Office 365 and SharePoint Online, there is the distinct advantage … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Azure Defeats Amazon AWS for Coveted JEDI Contract

Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash Tl;dr; Microsoft was recently awarded a massive competitive contract with the United States Department of Defense, in particular the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI contract, worth $10B USD over 10 years. The point of the JEDI contract is to provide cloud-based mission and operational support to the DoD, providing a cloud-based infrastructure for migrating and storing sensitive data. This contract has been on-going for a few years now and most industry insiders expected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to win. It is my opinion that Amazon is … [Continue reading]

Join Me at Microsoft Ignite 2019

The countdown to Microsoft's biggest conference of the year is nearing single digits. One thing I appreciate about Microsoft Ignite is that the line up sessions do not merely focus on technology, nor are all of the sessions lecture based; they also bring in real-life applications and topics for attendees in regards to how they relate to technology in general. In the past, I've had the honor of participating in sessions on important and timely topics such as diversity and inclusion in technology that brought many great insights. As a father, and one new to parenthood, I'm extremely excited … [Continue reading]

Private channels are coming to Microsoft Teams – Are you ready?

Recently Microsoft posted an update on the most requested feature for Microsoft Teams, Private Channels! Private channels are scheduled for release this month, October 2019. There has been no official word on what that exactly means, yet the hope is that GA rollout will begin at least by the end of October, and may take weeks to hit all tenants. If we are lucky, we all should see the opportunities of private channels by November / December. Seeing as how Microsoft Ignite 2019 is the first week of November, it sure would make for excellent timing. If you are a Teams Administrator, a Teams … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Conference 2019 Keynote, aka, SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019 in Review

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, in Las Vegas, at the annual SharePoint Conference, Seth Patton, Jeff Teper, and friends took the stage at the MGM Conference center to deliver the state of SharePoint now and in the future. You can watch the entire 90 … [Continue reading]

A renewed opportunity – Microsoft Regional Director

Two years ago, I was honored by being welcomed into the Microsoft Regional Directory program. This amazing group of people are some of brightest, most accomplished individuals I have gotten to know over the past two years, and have been honored to … [Continue reading]

Now Available – Open Source SharePoint Framework RSS Reader Webpart

I am excited to announce the general availability of an open source SharePoint Framework RSS Reader webpart I built and made available to anyone and everyone as part of the SharePoint Patterns and Practices SPFx Webpart examples. Download the RSS … [Continue reading]

Modern vs Classic SharePoint – The Throw-down Recap

Last week, PixelMill hosted a webinar on a throw-down between Modern vs Classic SharePoint. I had the pleasure hosting the discussion with our lead designer, Kunaal Sharma. Do you have questions related to SharePoint, "classic", "modern", "what is … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Conference 2019 – A Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

SharePoint Conference is returning to Las Vegas this year from May 21st – 23rd, 2019 at the MGM Grand and I’ll be there with bells on. Why is this a must-attend session on my schedule this year? As Microsoft continues to introduce exciting changes, … [Continue reading]

SharePoint is the Answer to Content Collaboration in the Modern Workspace

In the afternoon on day one of Microsoft Ignite 2018, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper took to the stage, and with help of a few on his team, he presented his update on SharePoint, OneDrive, and more. He clearly stated that SharePoint is … [Continue reading]