SharePoint MVP, MCM and Microsoft Press author. @resing on twitter

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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Upcoming Speaking Events May and June 2014

Upcoming Speaking Events May and June 2014

I’ve got a few events coming up I’d love to see you at. Microsoft TechEd North America May 12-15 I’ll be presenting at and attending one of Microsoft’s biggest technology events of the year next week in Houston, Microsoft TechEd North America 2014. If you’re attending, please attend my session OFC-B311 – A Practical Use of External Data Sources on Wednesday, the 14th from 8:30AM-9:45AM in Room 360A on the 3rd floor of the George R Brown Convention Center. You […]

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SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 Highlights

SPTechCon San Francisco 2014 wrapped up last Friday. I was there from end to end, presenting in the first time slot Wednesday and the last time slot Friday. Here are some of my highlights from the show: Andrew Connell’s Keynote Andrew encouraged attendees to get used to the fact that Microsoft is moving to the cloud. As an example, he pointed out that Yammer has no executable install file. It is cloud only. And further, SharePoint Social will not be […]

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$20K+ of Software for $475 – Microsoft Action Pack

$20K+ of Software for $475 – Microsoft Action Pack

Update 4/22: Note that this offer does have restrictions. It’s aimed at tech companies which both my examples are. A friend at a small business asked me the most cost effective way to buy SharePoint for internal use and demonstration. I suggested the Microsoft Action Pack which is part of the Microsoft Partner Program. In the US, the program fee is $475  per year. There is also some paperwork involved, which can take time. The benefits for your company far […]

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