New file preview experience in OneDrive and SharePoint

Modern Previewers in OneDrive and SharePoint

What It Is: This is a topic that I am familiar with, going way back to 2001 and my former company, E2open, as we worked with clients who had a multitude of file types, especially in the CAD world with all of its proprietary platforms. Rather than license and integrate...

ESPC17 sign overlooking Dublin, Ireland

November 2017 Content Wrap-Up

After spending three weeks in October on the road in South Africa as part of the AvePoint #RedBus Tour, followed by two sessions at SharePoint Saturday Twin CitiesĀ (#SPSTC) — which made it 4 SPS events in 4 weeks in October — I thought I’d take it easy in November with...

Moving Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Moving Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

The breaking news of Microsoft’s plan to merge Skype for Business capabilities into its Microsoft Teams road map caught quite a few people off guard. Teams has been picking up steam, and with the clear overlap in capability (Teams was architected using the same code base), many within the community...

Post-Ignite update from 3 of the MVP Community Reporters

Catching Up on Post-Ignite Activities with Fellow Community Reporters

I’m trying to get into the habit of doing more with video and live streaming with customers, partners, and the community….in case you hadn’t noticed the increase in activities. I caught up with two of my fellow #MSIgnite MVP Community Reporters, Darrell Webster (@DarrellaaS) and Alistair Pugin (@AlistairPugin) to share...

Preparing to move to the cloud

The Ongoing Cloud Transition

Over the past couple months, as I traveled between events in DC and Minnesota in the US, presented to audiences at 10 different events in South Africa, and most recently spoke at SharePoint Saturday Vienna and the European SharePoint Conference in Dublin, part of my focus was to understand the...

October 2017 CollabTalk TweetJam

SharePoint Realignment with Hub Sites

One of the more exciting announcements to come out of the Microsoft Ignite conference last month in Orlando — at least from a SharePoint perspective — was the new SharePoint Hub Sites capability. One of the frustrating activities of any SharePoint Admin is the almost constant state of change to...

SharePoint Transformed ebook by Christian Buckley and Barry Jinks

Putting UX at the Center of your Operational Planning

Collaboration fails when your planning does not begin and end with the end user experience (UX). If your end goal is a collaborative digital workplace, your planning must begin with user adoption. You can have the most perfectly architected solution, hitting every major requirement, and with all of the latest-greatest...

Hanging out with TJ and Todd at #MSIgnite 2017 in Orlando

September 2017 Content Wrap-Up

So much content, and so many activities in September that it feels like I haven’t slept in weeks. Because I haven’t. And it’s not going to improve any time soon, as I depart tomorrow morning for a 3-week road trip to Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town South Africa, followed by...