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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 development. Since what I consider the Framework’s predecessor, NextGen Portals, was publicly introduced at Ignite 2015, I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]