SP2016: MinRole v.s. Preferred Architecture

By | 09-03-2016

Couple of months ago, the Exchange Team published something called the Preferred Architecture for Exchange Server 2016. The post describes and details an actual architecture (infrastructure) for Exchange Server 2016. It is also not the first time the Exchange Tam has put this kind of guidance out there. This guidance is introduced as: “While Exchange… Read More »

SP2016: Durable Links

By | 11-09-2015

One of the “problems” with the Document ID feature is the scope it works in. It is scoped to a Site Collection. You could use the API to implement something different, but who wants to do that? Enter the new Durable Links for SharePoint 2016. First announced at the Ignite 2015 in Chicago (to my knowledge),… Read More »

SP2016: The New Compliance Policy Center

By | 25-08-2015

With SharePoint 2013 we had the Information Management Policies to allow for complex Retention policies for Content Types. And when using these with a ContentType hub .   With users having OneDrive for Business Storage readily available makes that Companies should have Enterprise Level Control on Retention. Hence the new Compliance Policy Center in SharePoint 2016. Although this feature is… Read More »

SP2016: MinRole in SharePoint 2016

By | 24-08-2015

The public beta for SharePoint 2016 is upon us. And we can all experience the new MinRole feature. This feature is described somewhat by Bill Baer at Ignite 2015 (BRK2188) and on his blog and preview documentation is available. What the Product Team has done is using the guidance, what seems like the PLA to me, that was available… Read More »

Office 365 and Azure Logic Apps Connector Requests

By | 14-06-2015

After my first encounter with the Azure Logic Apps, I also saw room for more. Here are my favorite Connector requests on UserVoice to make more interesting Recipes: Office 365 Related: Delve Board, trigger on a New Article for a Board Office365 Group Provisioning Tasks, Project Server, Planner based Triggers and Actions Updates/Additions for the SharePoint… Read More »

Office 365 and Azure Logic Apps

By | 14-06-2015

The last couple of days I have been reading up on Azure Logic Apps. And I am amazed. This, to me. is a game changer for anything Workflow and Business Application Integration (or EAI) related. First off, this Azure Logic Apps thing has been released in preview for some time now (a couple of months) but having… Read More »

New version Azure Active Directory Connect

By | 11-06-2015

You can now download the new version, released on 9th of June 2015, for Azure Active Directory Connect Get started with Azure AD Connect Go over to the download page to download version 1.0.8624: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=615771&clcid=0x409  

OneDrive for Business sync problems?

By | 11-06-2015

This happened to me a couple of days ago and some of my co-workers had the same problems: OneDrive for Business Error "Incompatible Office products are installed on your machine." or when opening an Office Document within the OneDrive for Business local Folder: "Sorry, we can't perform this action. Incompatible Office products are installed on your machine. If you have an administrator, please contact them for help." Side effects include: Syncing of Document Libraries fails, which could lead to lost Documents. Office Upload Center fails So after some searching… Read More »

Ignite; Upcoming SharePoint Server 2016

By | 18-04-2015

The Office Blog posted a teaser for what is to come with the next Wave of SharePoint/Office 365 and what to expect at the Microsoft Ignite Event. This little sentence caught my eye, and I think this is very nice indeed: “users will be able to quickly discover contextually relevant information and data that is… Read More »

Tags and Notes, and it’s gone!

By | 12-09-2014

So after yesterday’s announcement through the Office 365 Message Center on the retirement of the Outlook and SharePoint Tasks sync today we learn that SharePoint Online has lost another feature: the Tags and Notes (thanks Jasper). This time I think we have a better alternative in place already, which has been around for some time already, the… Read More »

Even small updates count!

By | 24-07-2014

Not sure how many people actually use the JS SDK for yammer, or the embed JS SDK for that matter, but there was a pretty big small release announced on StackExchange couple of days ago. Here is the thing, you can use the yammer embed to allow for conversations to be had on yammer on an… Read More »

Updated guidance on HA, DA, SP2013 and SQL

By | 06-04-2014

Microsoft has updated the guidance on high availability and disaster recovery options that are supported with SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server. The article now includes information on which SharePoint database can be used with ASYNC in a SQL 2012 Availability Group. Spencer Harbar made a nice overview of what is supported based on the new… Read More »

SharePoint Online and branding and provisioning?

By | 03-03-2014

Have you been working on branding and provisioning SPO and what the best approach would be with SPO/Office365? Well Vesa just posted this great post and guidance over on CodePlex and MSDN! SharePoint Online Solution Pack for branding and provisioning released And here’s the direct links for the SharePoint Online Solution Pack: SharePoint 2013 and… Read More »

The end of InfoPath

By | 03-03-2014

At the end of last month, the Office team announced the end of the Desktop Client/Application InfoPath: “We’re retiring InfoPath and investing in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word. This means that InfoPath 2013 is the last release of the desktop client, and InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is the last… Read More »

SharePoint 2013 – SP1 available

By | 26-02-2014

So not long after the announcement and just in time for the SPC14 Microsoft had released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 (and other parts of Office). You can read more on the release here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/02/25/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx KB Article links: SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 2817429 Download Project Server 2013 SP1 2817434 Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1… Read More »

Meet the SharePoint FormDigest

By | 24-01-2014

Even as we move “forward” as SharePoint Community with SharePoint Apps, there is also still great value in Farm Solutions and the development we can do there. One of the scenario’s we all implement is probably something like this: Client application (browser) -> POST JSON data -> Custom WCF REST Service  located in /_layouts/ ->… Read More »

VS2013 Update 1

By | 20-01-2014

Just after the 2 sessions on VS2013 at the DIWUG tonight we have Update 1 for VS2013 ready for download. “This is a targeted update, addressing some key areas of customer feedback since the Visual Studio 2013 release.  For example, we heard your feedback about running Visual Studio in environments without IE10+, and have made several improvements to this… Read More »