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Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Here’s a great tip I got from Randy Drisgill at SPTech Con Austin 2015. You can map your masterpage gallery from Windows Explorer to make it very easy to work with SharePoint Branding projects. Here are the steps: Right click on your computer in Windows Explorer and select Map Networked Drive. Paste in the URL to your SharePoint Online Site Collection you’d like to brand. Note: your site collection must be in the Intranet Zone in your Internet Settings from […]

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SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

SharePoint 2016 Coming in 2015

Update 2/2/15: Microsoft reconfirms new on-premise version named SharePoint Server 2016 Now that Office 2016 has been announced as the official name of the next version of Office, it’s safe to assume that SharePoint’s next on-premise version will also be named SharePoint 2016. The announcements yesterday also confirmed that Office 2016 will be available in the second half of 2015. Considering SharePoint and Exchange releases normally occur about the same time as Office releases, it’s pretty safe to assume SharePoint […]

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Web Communication – It Gets Better

Web Communication – It Gets Better

The quality of communication is important. Quantity is also important. Both effect your team’s productivity in different ways. Over the years, the tools available have dramatically increased our ability to communicate effectively. And, improvements are still being made. Quality versus Quantity A friend at a conference said to me, “[Our activity stream platform] at work is great! I ask a question and get all kinds of responses in the same day.” I replied, “That’s great! Finding answers at work can […]

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My 2014 Community Activity Recap

My 2014 Community Activity Recap

Happy Holiday Season! Did you see me speak in the last 12 months? If not, I haven’t been doing a great job letting you know where I’ve been. Take a look at this recap of activity to get an idea of where you might find me in the next 12 months. I’ve been measuring my community impact on a 12 month basis from October to November. What do you think? Am I applying my talents and experience to the right […]

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A Great SharePoint Fest Experience

A Great SharePoint Fest Experience

SharePoint Fest Denver 2014 Last week was the 5th annual SharePoint Fest Denver. My first SharePoint Fest was SharePoint Fest NYC in June. Both were great events. The feedback I received from attendees of all 4 sessions at both shows was great and I’m looking forward to presenting at a third SharePoint Fest in Chicago in December. If you haven’t attended a SharePoint Fest in your city when it comes through, I encourage you to try one. There were many […]

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Is the Email From Your Bank? Really?

Is the Email From Your Bank? Really?

Chase sent me an email message today. Or did it really? The email message below (click to enlarge) has the Chase branding and physical address. Overall, it has a lot of the signs of a valid email including unsubscribe options. And, it’s slightly alarming. My online banking access is suspended? Someone in another country recently logged in? The fear the message stirs up compels me to act. I almost click the link before I start to think about it more. […]

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The New Azure SharePoint Farm Option

The New Azure SharePoint Farm Option

Today, for the first time ever from Microsoft, a new SharePoint farm on Azure from scratch is just a few clicks. This is significant in 2 ways. For one, Microsoft is showing renewed commitment to the on-premises flavor of SharePoint. Secondly, for anyone who’s ever wanted their own SharePoint 2013 Farm in the cloud on the cheap and easy, this is a great new option you didn’t have yesterday. Check out the new Azure gallery from http://portal.azure.com. Below is what […]

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Surface Pro 3 Stylus Drawing Test

Surface Pro 3 Stylus Drawing Test

The Surface Pro 3 arrived Friday. The stylus is new to me, so I put it through some tests. The stylus is in the shape of a pen. It has two buttons on the side, one on the top, a nub in place of a ball point and a wire clip that holds it in place on the strap next to the keyboard. The articles I read about the stylus talk about how the top button opens OneNote instead of […]

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Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

Off with SharePoint’s Head? Or, bye Dad?

@maryjofoley broke the news this morning that @jeffteper has been promoted. It’s great news for Teper in his continued rise up in Microsoft. What does it mean for SharePoint, the business he takes responsibility for creating? Teper has been the head of SharePoint since before it was SharePoint in 1995 with Site Server 1.0. His LinkedIn Profile says Led the SharePoint business from its inception through growth to a $2 billion business used by 75% of organizations Teper’s departure from […]

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OData BCS Code Sample from TechEd 2014

OData BCS Code Sample from TechEd 2014

Full Session Recording Last Wednesday, I presented a session on SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services at Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 North America. It’s mostly demo and the recording is available on Channel 9. To start, I show connecting to a SQL Database from SharePoint Designer, creating an external list, modifying it’s views, adding an external business Data Column to a Document Library and surfacing the External Data in a Word Document. Development Example Part of Demo When @jthake told me my session […]

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