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 […]

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 […]

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 let me say, this is not like a SharePoint conference. There are plenty […]

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 Collaboration Success“, was recently completed and published online. This survey aims to help answer three points, how do we as […]

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 tenant’s administrators. If you are already a member of the Yammer Office 365 Network, you can read Juliet’s […]

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 database in the SharePoint 2013 farm, we did not upgrade the site collection to the […]

California has a new Microsoft MVP!

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 so I slept in past 7, grabbed […]

SharePoint 2016 Preview Released – A First Look at Branding

Exciting news on the SharePoint 2016 front, Microsoft announced the availability of the public preview for SharePoint 2016 yesterday. Check out Bill Baer’s post on the Office 365 blogs regarding the release including where you can go to download the preview if you want to learn more. Wait, why should you need the download link? […]

Join Me at European SharePoint Conference 2015

In case you missed it, the European SharePoint Conference 2015 program is now available and I’m excited to announce that I am speaking at Europe’s largest SharePoint and Office 365 event in Stockholm Sweden from 9th-12th November 2015. This is my second time speaking at ESPC and I know without a doubt that this is […]

Ignite 2015 Yammer Sessions

All things Yammer were discussed at Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago, not to mention my session on Socializing SharePoint I presented with Naomi Moneypenny. In case you missed this session, it is now available on Channel 9 which you may stream now. If you like what you learn or you think Naomi and I do […]