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, […]

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 (@buckleyplanet). Just last week, Christian released part two of the survey series, and I encourage everyone and anyone to check it out and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]