New Capabilities Coming in Personalized Search in Office365 & SharePoint

SharePoint and Office365 search are getting some amazing enhancements and new features coming soon to you. Announced  at Microsoft Ignite, some of the new features that are coming to your search experience: Personalized Search Powered by the power of the Microsoft Graph, Personalized Search, will provide promoted results that are personalized based on what you do, who you work with and what data you have been viewing to find and present the most relative content to you when you need it ...

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New Multi-Geo Capabilities coming to SharePoint and OneDrive

During Jeff Teper’s announcements this morning at Microsoft Ignite, the new multi-geo capabilities are coming to OneDrive and Exchange with future roll out to SharePoint in the near future in Office365. What will this mean to you? Multi Geo will now allow organizations that have data throughout the world to be able to extend their single tenant to cover multiple geographic locations. Customers will now be able to specify the geo using Azure AD that can apply to sites, users and at a ...

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Selecting the correct link to Share a Document in Modern Office365

When looking to share a link to a document living within SharePoint, you should decide which type of link you want to provide for someone to access your document. “There’s more than one link to a document?” “Yes”. Navigate to your document library and select the document that you would like to share a link to. Click on the “copy link” link in the ribbon. By default, if you select “Copy”, it will give permission for anyone within the organization to view the ...

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Design Practices That Will Make Your Product Better

Developing products is not an easy task. Some are rich clients installed on physical machines while others live in the cloud and are accessed through browsers. At one point in time, you have come across a product that you just disliked entirely. It either was not intuitive, overly-complicated, slow, colors made little sense, too hard to read and the list goes on. What will generally happen: A group of product owners will get into a room, draft out their ideas and start building out on ...

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Schedule a Teams Meeting now rolling out

When scheduling meetings through Outlook, I would always look for the “New Skype Meeting” button. Today, when I went to schedule a meeting, I saw the beginnings of the Teams integration in my Outlook. Now, in the same dropdown, I now see a link to “Teams Meeting”. The scheduler looks and acts the same as scheduling a Skype for Business meeting or an event. The downside is that unlike Skype for Business meetings where I could simply press the “kjoin” button in my ...

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Microsoft is upgrading Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Earlier today, Microsoft released a message, (which has now disappeared) stating that some users would be able to upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. “We’re upgrading Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. This will take us some time to complete. For now, this is an opt-in experience, as we continue to work on enhancing the Microsoft Teams experience. We encourage you to take control of your upgrade to Microsoft Teams. Start getting yourself familiar with the Microsoft ...

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What I Learned from 3 Days Without my Phone

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Up until two years ago, I had my Windows Phone 7, and I loved it. All I ever did was use my phone for calling and the occasional texting of a friend or family member. Fast forward a couple years and my phone has become the center of my world. I use it for business, for personal and darn it if I’m not still addicted to Bejewelled while on an airplane. This past weekend, I was unfortunate to send my phone on a mini vacation in Newark International Airport during a layover from a red-eye ...

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Introducing the New Group Calendar WebPart in Modern SharePoint

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Microsoft is in the midst of rolling out the new Group Calendar WebPart to all tenants where all users are in First Release. The Group Calendar showed up in mine today and I would like to show you a quick example of how to use it. The Group Calendar WebPart allows us to surface events and items that are stored in our Group Outlook Calendar in Office365. The Group Calendar Webpart can be placed on Communication Sites and Modern Team Sites. The new UI has a great interface that allows us to ...

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Join us for a FREE Webinar – SharePoint Framework: Ask the Experts Panel

I'm teaming up with Andrew Connell, Microsoft MVP and Founder of Voitanos on Thursday, September 7, 2017, for a webinar on the SharePoint Framework. If you are new to SharePoint customizations or hoping to learn more to better implement them in your deployment, then this webinar is for you! Join us at 2pm ET/11am PT on Thursday, September 7 as we deliver insights on deploying customizations using the SharePoint Framework. In this webinar, you’ll learn: The basics of SharePoint ...

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How to Create a Survey using Microsoft Forms

Microsoft has released the Forms application to the general audience of users. When originally released to preview, it had only been available to the education sector. In the video below, I review how to create a simple survey using Microsoft Forms. Enjoy! How to Create a Simple Survey using Microsoft Forms

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