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Connect Office 2016 to an Office 365 Tenant

January 19, 2017

One of the key steps of being able to utilize services in Office 365 from Office 2016 is to connect the two together. This a fairly simple procedure, and I’ve created an easy step by step process to set this up as seen below.     Start by launching Word 2016.         Read More

Microsoft MVP #4

July 4, 2016

I’m humbled and pleased to say that I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft MVP in Office Servers and Services (formerly SharePoint) for a 4th year in a row. Thanks go out to all those who helped me in this effort along the way over the past year. Special thanks to my former boss Sean Wallbridge, Read More

Office 2016 Public Preview Now Available

May 4, 2015

It’s finally been announced that the Office 2016 Public Preview is now available. I’ve seen a few early previews of this as an MVP and have quite liked what I saw (they’re sticking with the KISS principles and yet adding ever more power/functionality to the suite). I encourage you to go and take a look Read More

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

April 21, 2015

Join me and piles of others in the MVP vConference (online). See below for more details. Here is a high level overview of the event: World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public More technical content (Level 200, 300, 400), less marketing 5 tracks: Read More

Fixing broken Search in the SharePoint Help

February 5, 2015

Recently we discovered that the help in our SharePoint site was not working properly when performing an online search for content. Below: 1) Enter Content then 2) Press the search icon. Note that by default SharePoint will be configured to search online first. The result we were seeing was similar to this below: The problem Read More

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Changes

January 9, 2015

This article is a complete reprint from “SharePoint.Sharron”. As her site is now deprecated, I wanted to ensure this information wasn’t lost to the ether of the interwebs. Many thanks to SharePoint Sharron (Sharon Richardson), and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Originally posted here: http://www.sharepointsharon.com/2013/03/sharepoint-workflow/ Complete copy (for my own Read More

Hiding Empty SharePoint Web Parts Using JavaScript/jQuery on a Dashboard Page

June 22, 2014

Note: The technique described below is designed for SharePoint 2013.  It could be adapted to 2010, but it’s not likely to work in 2010 with a simple copy/paste. Note 2: This also should work just fine in Office 365, so get ready to knock some socks off. In SharePoint 2013 we at itgroove have a Read More

10 amazingly stupid things the ‘experts’ will try to tell you about Microsoft

March 3, 2014

Some experts are so bad at being experts, that calling some people an “expert” is like calling my dog a genius because he can find food on the floor.  Good dog.  So, needless to say, these statements below are often made by people with something to gain by spreading these “expert opinions” (slimy sales people Read More

SP1 Finally Released for SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013

February 25, 2014

The long awaited arrival of Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 is finally here.  What I’m really excited about is PowerMap is finally out of Beta as well, and now part of the Excel / PowerBI suite.  Also, not to be left out, Exchange also had it’s SP1 arrive today. 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

Power BI now in General Availability

February 10, 2014

Power BI has reached a new milestone going full plaid… err, more like General Availability.  Of course, it’s not generally useful to anyone who’s not at least partially using Office 365.  The link to the GA announcement is below.  The pricing is a bit wowsers until you start to realize what you’re getting for that Read More

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