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 where some of the most influential professionals in SharePoint are speaking and presenting on a variety of Office 365 and SharePoint topics, including Naomi Moneypenny and Sonja Madsen, both Office Servers and Services MVPs. This year we have a great keynote, split between Chris McNulty, a Product Manager for Microsoft within the Marketing … [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 Francisco. First things first, if you haven't done so already, register for this event. What is this all about? Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President of OneDrive and SharePoint at Microsoft is keynoting a day of the Future of SharePoint. After his keynote, on-demand video presentations will be available detailing upcoming SharePoint innovations. … [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, today gave participants an even deeper understanding of Microsoft's investments in Azure, Office 365, Xamarin and more. While heard a lot of exciting news, there was one announcement that particularly caught my attention, Xamarin will now be included free in Visual Studio, and the Xamarin core will be open source. Below is a brief overview of … [Continue reading]

Xamarin Now Free with Visual Studio

This is just too hot to not share right away. During the Day 2 Keynote at Build (), taking place this week in San Francisco, Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced that Xamarin would now be included with Visual Studio at no extra charge. That is right, "free". This includes not only Visual Studio 2015, but also Visual Studio Community edition that is already free. Wow right? You can read even more insights direct from Xamarin's blog. What this means For all you mobile app developers, this is a game changer. Xamarin has been a great tool to create mobile apps … [Continue reading]

Imagine What’s Possible – Build 2016 – Day 1

"Imagine what's possible", a statement by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, during the Day 1 Keynote, set the tone for this year's Build 2016 taking place this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This is my first Build event and … [Continue reading]

Company Collaboration: The Leading Force of Success

Recently Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) asked me and a few others to help collaborate on a community-based survey on measuring collaboration. One might ask, how did our collaboration measure? Pretty good I think, the survey, "Measuring … [Continue reading]

SharePoint 2016 RTM Announced – General Release Early May 2016

I guess the rumors of March 14th and SharePoint 2016 were in fact true. Today marks another milestone we have been eagerly awaiting, the official Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of SharePoint Server 2016 is finally here! With its cloud-based … [Continue reading]

Yammer Rolls Out Seamless Activation in Office 365

This last Monday, Juliet Wei, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Yammer at Microsoft made an important announcement for all Office 365 tenants with a Yammer subscription. Yammer will be automatically activated without any assistance required by their … [Continue reading]

Debugging Legacy Core Search Results Web Part in SharePoint 2013

Another in my series of past SharePoint adventures, and lessons learned, that finally gets to see the light of day. A while back I helped migrate a client’s SharePoint 2010 site collection to SharePoint 2013. After we re-attached the content … [Continue reading]

California has a new Microsoft MVP!

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2016 is going to be a great year. I had a fun, quiet evening last night and woke up feeling as I have many January 1st's. Another day, another year. But not this year. This year, this 1st, is different. Like most others, I have the day off … [Continue reading]