What's new in SharePoint Online, Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Server 2019

This week, the big event of the year is happening in the SharePoint space. SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. During a couple of days from May 21 to May 23, Microsoft and some world-class speakers are announcing exciting news and features that are happening in the SharePoint space. This blog post aims to give a recap of the most interesting announcements and features we've learnt about so far. First off - the introductory stats about SharePoint is pretty incredible. I remember back in 2006 when I started my journey in the SharePoint landscape. A LOT has happened since! Wow! #SharePoint…

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Getting Started with building Azure WebJobs ("Timer Jobs") for your Office 365 sites

Getting Started with building Azure WebJobs ("Timer Jobs") for your Office 365 sites

One of my new Office 365 projects is all about migrating farm-solutions to a more Office 365 compliant format. This includes converting a lot of functionality to SharePoint Apps and other cloud-friendly formats.  One of the things we’ve got plenty of is Timer Jobs. In this post I’ll talk about how you can build an Azure WebJob to act as a scheduled job for your Office 365 (or on-prem, should you like) SharePoint installation. With Office 365, if you’re running SharePoint, you’ll need to re-think the way you run the things that used to be timer…

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Reflections on being a worker in a mobile- and cloud first world

Reflections on being a worker in a mobile- and cloud first world

As a lot of you know, important steps toward a new way we work is being observed throughout a lot of businesses worldwide. A lot of companies are giving their employees the benefit of working remotely over the internet and there’s a trend in seeing an increased freelance workforce taking charge of their own destiny as well. During an advisory board meeting yesterday I discussed the opportunities (and challenges) of working remotely and what tools were required to enable their people to manage their daily work with the same (or better) performance and professionalism. The group of people I…

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Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 4 - From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites

Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 4 - From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites

This article is part of a series about “Getting started with Office 365 development”. Part 1 – Setting up your environment Part 2 – Communicate with the Exchange REST API Part 3 – Building a sample Web Forms application that integrated with Office 365 Part 4 – From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites In this article we’ll take a look at how we can publish our application for public access. We will utilize Windows Azure Web Sites and will see how we can do this in a few simple steps in this article. The benefit of publishing…

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Improvements for Microsoft OneDrive for Business

Improvements for Microsoft OneDrive for Business

[![OneDriveForBiz](GHOST_URL/conet/content/images/2014/04/OneDriveForBiz2.png) Introduction As the cycle of a year become full circle, I normally do a prediction about the next year to come. A while back I wrote my predictions for "SharePoint, Office 365 and related technologies during 2014". In these predictions I had a section about SkyDrive Pro (now called OneDrive for Business): Microsoft is competing with a lot of other vendors such as Dropbox and Google Drive when it comes to consumer data storage in the cloud. But we are also seeing more competitors going after the enterprise…

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How do I know which version of Office 365 I should use? - The Office 365 Selector Tool comes to the rescue

How do I know which version of Office 365 I should use? - The Office 365 Selector Tool comes to the rescue

Author: @zimmergren | www.zimmergren.net Introduction With the explosion in the Office 365 adoption of enterprises and small- to midsized companies around the globe, there comes a challenge. Well, there actually comes a lot of challenges (or discussions, rather) with any new technology or platform which needs considerable amounts of investments either in actual capital or in resources. Some of my clients that are looking into moving to Office 365 have the same questions iterating over and over, namely: "What version of Office 365 best suits us?". In this article I’ll demonstrate the awesome Office 365 Selector…

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Building Apps for SharePoint in Office 365 using Access 2013

Building Apps for SharePoint in Office 365 using Access 2013

Introduction In one of my previous blog posts about The future of Forms with SharePoint and Office 365 I talked about what is going on related to Forms. In this article I will show you the power and ease of using Access 2013 to create a simple App Form that you can use in your Office 365 deployment. Simply put, it’s one of the easiest way to create an App for SharePoint without breaking out any code at all. Say what you want about Access, but these features are pretty slick and I’m going to stick out my…

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The future of Forms with SharePoint and Office 365

Introduction **Update 2015-02-24 ** As per Becky Bertram’s recent blogpost about Recap of Conversation with Microsoft’s Sonya Koptyev regarding the Future of Forms, there’s been some clarifications on the topic of Forms. Finally. Recently Microsoft announced that InfoPath as a forms solution for SharePoint and Office 365 were to cease to exist. In my opinion this is great, because I never really liked InfoPath and it wasn’t very widely adopted in any organization I’ve ever worked with. There were benefits with InfoPath, but nothing we couldn’t do as developers or that the end-users couldn’t…

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