SharePoint Conference 2019 Keynote, aka, SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019 in Review

On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, in Las Vegas, at the annual SharePoint Conference, Seth Patton, Jeff Teper, and friends took the stage at the MGM Conference center to deliver the state of SharePoint now and in the future. You can watch the entire 90 minute presentation at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/spvs, which I consider a must for anyone […]

A renewed opportunity – Microsoft Regional Director

Two years ago, I was honored by being welcomed into the Microsoft Regional Directory program. This amazing group of people are some of brightest, most accomplished individuals I have gotten to know over the past two years, and have been honored to have been counted within this group’s membership. I am happy to announce my […]

Modern vs Classic SharePoint – The Throw-down Recap

Last week, PixelMill hosted a webinar on a throw-down between Modern vs Classic SharePoint. I had the pleasure hosting the discussion with our lead designer, Kunaal Sharma. Do you have questions related to SharePoint, “classic”, “modern”, “what is your best approach with SharePoint”, etc, I highly recommend you watch the recording, Kunaal and I had […]

SharePoint Conference 2019 – A Conference You Don’t Want to Miss

SharePoint Conference is returning to Las Vegas this year from May 21st – 23rd, 2019 at the MGM Grand and I’ll be there with bells on. Why is this a must-attend session on my schedule this year? As Microsoft continues to introduce exciting changes, SharePoint Conference 2019 will be a fantastic opportunity to catch up […]

Get Consistent Branding Across Classic and Modern SharePoint Experiences

Full feature parity between classic SharePoint experiences such as classic/traditional team sites and publishing sites, and modern SharePoint experiences including communication sites, modern team sites, and hub sites continues to cause migration concerns for organizations of all sizes. Modern SharePoint sites provide many exciting features including a clean, mobile-ready interface, faster page load times, improved […]

Permanently Remove a Site Collection from SharePoint Online Admin Recycle Bin

When deleting a site collection from your SharePoint Online tenant in the SharePoint Online Admin Center, by default a deleted site collection will stay in the recycle bin for 30 days. This is great as a retention policy for many reasons, but there is no easy way to then clear your recycle bin, or at […]

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017 in Review

Just a few hours ago, Microsoft wrapped up their SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017, a follow-up to their May 4th, 2016 “Future of SharePoint” event. After watching the Summit keynote, I quickly jumped over to the OnDemand technical sessions, like “Updates to the SharePoint Framework with SharePoint Framework extensions” presented by Mike Ammerlaan, “An overview of […]

SharePoint / Office 365 Dev Patterns and Practices (PnP) Common PowerShell Command Reference

The SharePoint / Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) initiative provides a massive array of guidance, code samples and most often used by me, a PnP PowerShell command set that makes working with SharePoint (Online and on-prem) that much easier. General documentation and samples are available direct from GitHub and elsewhere, but I found […]

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 […]

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 branding (a.k.a., what is possible and what is not feasible), and the positive effect the new SharePoint Framework will have on SharePoint branding. The webinar turnout was outstanding! A big thanks to all of you that attended. Many of you had great questions that I […]