Insights from “The Next Decade in Data, Intelligence, and Technology” a Keynote by Rafal Lukawiecki at ESPC 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of data, intelligence, and technology, staying ahead of the curve is not just a choice, rather a necessity. Every year since 2014 I make a late fall trek to Europe to attend ESPC, the premier European focused Microsoft cloud technology conference, at least when they are able to host them. Each year, they invite a keynote speaker that looks outside of the direct sphere of the Microsoft cloud, past keynotes by Paula Januszkiewicz being some of my favorite. This year, I had the privilege of attending an insightful keynote , "The Next Decade in Data, Intelligence, … [Continue reading]

The Power of Focus: Achieving Business Objectives with OKRs

Every successful business leader knows that focus is the key to achieving outstanding results. Recently at Microsoft 365 Conference 2023 in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to present one of my favorite topics, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and Viva Goals. The questions and feedback keep flowing, it appears as though many of you are interested in OKRs and see the value of the profound framework for organizational goal setting. One of our phrases around the office, promoted by Danielle Wells, Director of Marketing at Creospark, and said by many others, captures OKRs well, "Every time … [Continue reading]

SP Starter Kit V3 Released

Hey there my SharePoint enthusiasts! Some exciting news recently hit the wire, the long-awaited release of the SP Starter Kit V3 was merged to the main branch of the PnP SP Starter Kit open source project, and is now readily available for free! This powerful toolset was designed to accelerate your SharePoint development and provisioning journey, with the release of v3 continuing this effort. I recently had the opportunity to present a quick overview of the v3 update on the May 18th, 2023 Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call. Let's dive in and explore what the SP … [Continue reading]

Resolving OneDrive sync error “Sorry, OneDrive Can’t Add Your Folder Right Now”

Recently while troubleshooting an OneDrive sync error, "Sorry, OneDrive can't add your folder right now", we came across a solution that has not yet been documented in common resolution approaches such as at at For some reason, the OneDrive in this scenario had content approval turned on, which caused the OneDrive to not sync to the user's workstation. Understanding Content Approval As a refresher, content approval is a feature in SharePoint and OneDrive that allows certain users the ability … [Continue reading]

The Quest for the Optimal Search Solution | Discover which Microsoft 365 search tool is right for you

Google may be the king of search results, but how do you maximize search functionality within Microsoft 365? In my last webinar, I had the pleasure of tackling this question. Now, every webinar session I start by saying 'I'm so excited about this … [Continue reading]

Microsoft 365 Conference 2022 – April 5-7 – Join me!

I'm really looking forward to getting together with the Microsoft community at the Microsoft 365 Conference in Vegas April 5th - 7th . This is sure to be an educational session with 150+ speakers, 200+ sessions, and 20+ workshops where there is … [Continue reading]

ESPC21 Online – 3 week countdown

Join me in just under 3 weeks when I will be delivering my session: 8 Practical Ways to Replicate Your In-Office Environment with Microsoft 365 at ESPC21 Online this June. ESPC (European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference) is one of my … [Continue reading]

Join me at #ESPC21 Online | Register free today

I'm thrilled to be joining the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference again. Like most events in the last year, ESPC is going virtual on June 1st and 2nd. 2021. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the … [Continue reading]

Join Me at #ESPC19 – Dec 2-5, 2019 – The latest on SharePoint, Teams, Azure, and more

The countdown is on to the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference – December 2nd - 5th, 2019  I look forward to you joining me on Tuesday the 3rd of December for my session “Modern vs. Classic SharePoint – Which is Right for … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Azure Defeats Amazon AWS for Coveted JEDI Contract

Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash Tl;dr; Microsoft was recently awarded a massive competitive contract with the United States Department of Defense, in particular the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI contract, worth $10B USD over … [Continue reading]