Ignite 2016: A Bright Future

Ignite 2016 has come and gone. Like many of you, I am still recovering from last week's celebration of all things Microsoft. What an amazing time myself and my team had sharing in the wealth of knowledge brought to the plate by all the speakers, the sheer vastness of the Expo Hall, and most importantly getting to interact with all of the attendees, whether they be friend, foe, or a fellow geek in SharePoint. I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all who attended my Ignite session 'Learning best Practices for Customizing and Branding SharePoint Team Sites'. Your enthusiasm and … [Continue reading]

Ignite 2016: Mid-week report! 

What a crazy week it's been so far down in Atlanta for Ignite 2016. So many highlights already, and a great Keynote for the kickoff. Here are a few of my thoughts so far from my experiences: Day 1: Keynote Magic The morning keynote speeches were good. We heard about innovation in the SharePoint world, as well as the transformations that are pushing us forward. Just a lot of fun. In the afternoon, Jeff Teper gave a very persuasive presentation, featuring a look at the SharePoint roadmap. Jeff always delivers, and this was no exception. Lots of new things are happening for OneDrive. … [Continue reading]

The SharePoint Framework: The potential to replace the SharePoint UI Unchanged since 2007

The First Real Change in the SharePoint Interface The release of the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) signifies the first real shift in the SharePoint interface development since 2007. Microsoft introduced the concept of Master Pages and Page Layouts to SharePoint 2007, leveraging the controls found in ASP.NET at the time. Since then, SharePoint Developers and us UI folks have been awaiting the day for the next interface update and now, nine years later, it's finally within sight! Don't get me wrong, over the years there have been modifications to the general look of SharePoint such as … [Continue reading]

The wait is over: The SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Now Available

Since the May 4th announcement on Future of SharePoint I have been long awaiting the SharePoint Framework (#SPFx) Public Developer Preview. My excitement escalated about three weeks ago when I had the privilege of attending the third Developer Kitchen (DevKit3). Finally, today is the day; the SharePoint Framework is finally available for Public Developer Preview to Office 365 tenants. The rollout may take some time, but you should see it happen pretty soon. Jeff Teper made the announcement just minutes ago at SharePoint Fest Seattle and at the moment it appears as though … [Continue reading]

Measuring Collaboration Success – The Second Step

Back in March, I wrote an article on workplace collaboration, titled, "Company Collaboration: The Leading Force of Success, inspired by a survey series called, "Measuring Collaboration Success" (#MeasureCollabSuccess) lead by Christian Buckley … [Continue reading]

Branding Modern SharePoint Webinar – Recap and Answers

On July 14th, I gave a webinar on Branding Modern SharePoint for VisualSP. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experience on branding SharePoint. The webinar was mainly on SharePoint branding best practices, the "dos" and "don'ts" of SharePoint … [Continue reading]

The New SharePoint Framework: A New Perspective from DevKit3

Last week I had the privilege of attending the third Developer Kitchen (DevKit3). The mini-conference, with content centered on the upcoming SharePoint Framework (#SPFx / the Framework), gave attendees an in-depth review of the future of SharePoint … [Continue reading]

SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is just a few days away!


SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley 2016 is this Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Microsoft Office in Mountain View and I couldn't be more excited. If you haven't heard of or haven't attended a SharePoint Saturday, this is a free one-day conference … [Continue reading]

Reminder – The Future of SharePoint – An Online Event May 4th, 2016 9:30 AM PST


This is a friendly reminder that if you have any toe in the SharePoint world, you need to ensure your calendar is marked for tomorrow, May 4th, 2016, 9:30 AM PST. Why? Microsoft is presenting a webcast of "The Future of SharePoint", live from San … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Build 2016 Day 2 – Azure, IoT, Xamarin, Office Productivity, the Global Developer Community

Day 2 started with another great keynote, this time lead primarily by Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud + Enterprise, Scott Guthrie and Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Applications and Services Group, Qi Lu. Building upon Day 1, … [Continue reading]