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1 Year at Microsoft!

1 Year at Microsoft!

Last week marked the one year anniversary of my employment with Microsoft in sunny Redmond, Washington. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work with the SharePoint product team after so long as a partner and community member. It’s really amazing how much work goes on to make SharePoint the best product it can be. And, I had no idea how much work went into content design, both the in-product experience and writing and maintaining user assistance articles. I’m

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“Alexa, ask Graph Bot to Send Email”

Alexa and the Microsoft Graph are connected in two new ways. Office 365 Calendar Did you know that Alexa can now check your Office 365 calendar? Connect your calendar to Alexa from the Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com. If you don’t have an Alexa device, try echosim.io for free. Graph Bot If you want to learn more about how Alexa connects to Office 365, check out the new Graph Bot skill added to the store by Paul Stubbs. When you add

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Beginning Code Resources for Women

Beginning Code Resources for Women

Update 5/22/17: Added Techbridge girls In more than 20 years in technology, I’ve met plenty of great women developers. And yet, men outnumber women in tech by a large margin. Major tech companies are being challenged to increase diversity and inclusiveness. Learning coding is a big opportunity for people of all types. With the help of a female friend, I’ve compiled a list of some opportunities that might appeal to you. In Person Coding Bootcamp Scholarships Coding bootcamps are very

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Change your Site Title, Change your Page Title

Change your Site Title, Change your Page Title

Have you ever noticed that the default SharePoint page type shares its homepage title with the site? I was just asked today how to change the title on the homepage of a team site today. It took me a few minutes to make the connection. Home Let’s say you created a new team site called test. The homepage will have a title of “Home”. Site Settings Drop Down To change the title of the page, start with the gear icon in the

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A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

A Conversation with Alexa about SharePoint

If you could talk to you Amazon Echo about SharePoint, what would you discuss? Conversation as a Platform (CaaP) is a hot topic in technology in 2016. The Echo device just celebrated it’s second birthday, Facebook Messenger just launched a new commerce model and millions in China are using messaging apps to transfer money every day. My Story with Personal Digital Agents I’ve been exploring conversations with personal digital agents like Alexa, Siri and Cortana for more than 2 years

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3 Trends Pokemon Go Taps

3 Trends Pokemon Go Taps

I grabbed Pokemon GO from the App Store on my iPhone last night to check out what all the buzz was about. It’s actually a very interesting use of the smartphone. Here are some insights I gained from 20 minutes of game play. Augmented Reality Pokemon Go is a mobile app from Nintendo available for iPhone and Android. To play, you have to move around IRL (in the real world.) When you move, your character moves in the Go world.

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Happy 5th Birthday, Office 365!

Happy 5th Birthday, Office 365!

Jeff Teper’s tweet “Happy 5th Birthday” to Office 365 caught me a little by surprise yesterday. Has it really been that long? What was I doing June 28th, 2011? I was probably working on a SharePoint 2010 deployment. I know I wasn’t giving a ton of thought to Microsoft’s plans for SharePoint Online in my day to day. Look at how much has changed, since! I’ll join the others with a Happy Birthday wish. Another thing to note in Mr. Teper’s

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4th Week at Microsoft!

4th Week at Microsoft!

I’m closing in on my 4th week as a Microsoft employee. It’s been great meeting new people, reconnecting with others and generally learning about and exploring this vast place and my new role. Some highlights so far have been watching The Future of SharePoint event live on-campus with product team members, receiving my first big assignment of documenting the SharePoint mobile app and participating in the Collab 365 Summit which had a live segment filmed about a mile from my office. Collab

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The new SharePoint app – it’s Mobile!

The new SharePoint app – it’s Mobile!

3 years ago, SharePoint Apps were a development topic. Last year, the “app model” name was changed to the “add-in model.” May 4th, 2016, with the announcement of “the SharePoint mobile app,” last year’s change seems more appropriate. I’ve always thought “the app model” suggested mobile app development. The change to “the add-in model” has been kind of hard to explain to developers.  Whether or not the change  in name was necessary to introduce the SharePoint mobile app, the mobile app

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Put May 4th on your SharePoint Calendar

Put May 4th on your SharePoint Calendar

My first week as a Microsoft employee is complete and I’m excited!   Not only has it been a dream of mine to work for Microsoft, but it’s also a great time to be at Microsoft. I expect I’ll write more about that in the coming months. For now, I’m focused on SharePoint End User Content. The Future of SharePoint If you haven’t heard, Jeff Teper is streaming a live event on The Future of SharePoint on May 4th. Register for free

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