55 posts by D'arce Hess

How to use Chrome Personas to easily log-in to multiple accounts for Office365

As a consultant, I am constantly switching between different tenants in #Office365. Fromy my client tenants, to development and even our own internal intranet, it can become a daunting task to remember each individual log-in and then remember to sign-out each time so you don’t accidently log-in to the wrong tenant during a demo (true back story). To create a new persona, navigate to the top, right corner of the Chrome Browser window. Click the Person 1. Click on the last link to ...

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Free Microsoft Communication Site Axure Library v1

As a designer and SharePoint developer working in the Office 365 and Branding space, I am often tasked with making a ton of wireframes and mock ups for clients about what their sites will look like once themes, webparts and content will be places on the pages. As a donation to the community, I have started an Axure Library of Office365 Communication Site webparts and features. I will continue building out the library as more functionality is added.  I plan to also create the library in ...

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Microsoft Ignite Conference 2017 Survival Guide

Microsoft Ignite is the largest conference of the year. It truly is the place where Microsoft can shine by showing off the latest and greatest throughout all of the suites of products, services and bringing the vast community together for a week of learning, collaboration and parties. This year is expected to have over 20,000+ attendees plus sponsors and staff. It is sure to be one of the largest opportunities this year. If you have ever attended SPC or Ignite, you will know that it is a ...

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How to create a new Communication Site in O365

Communication Sites are the new Publishing model for Office 365. Providing an easy-to-use interface for end users to quickly produce a high-quality site without needing the knowledge of a web developer.To create your first Communication Site, Navigate to the SharePoint Home screen from the app Launcher.Once on the SharePoint Home page, click the “Create Site” link in the ribbon.Select the option for “Communication Site”.Before the creation of your site, you will be asked to fill out a ...

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Introducing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has released into preview, Microsoft Teams, a new application focused at users currently using Slack for their business collaboration needs.  To be used, your Administrator must enable Teams for your tenant. For each Team that is created, an O365 Group will also be provisioned.  All files will be stored in the group document library just as with other O365 Groups. To create a new Team, click on the New Team icon in the left column You must give the Team a name and a ...

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Microsoft MVP Award

I am extremely grateful and very humble. I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP). Since I began my career in SharePoint and moved into the O365 space, I have always admired the great group of people and speakers that have made of up group of community members supported by Microsoft.The MVP program is awarded on a yearly basis and is an acknowledgment of a community members contributions back to the Microsoft community through speaking at conferences, user ...

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The First NYC #SPED Talk

Tonight, the first #SPED talk was held at the Slalom office in NYC. It was a pleasure to see how many new faces were able to join for this event. It was a great opportunity for newer speakers to present 10 minutes talks on various topics surrounding SharePoint and Office365. Several presentations were given around Microsoft Flow and PowerApps and a nice session overview of Ignite.  It was an amazing event with over 20 people enveloping the entire Slalom office. Wanting to send a very big ...

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An Intro to Microsoft Stream Preview

Microsoft has released into preview the new Stream application.  Building on the success of the O365 Video Portal, Stream offers a video solution geared towards businesses not currently using O365. Microsoft has started that the eventual plan is for stream and O365 Video Portal to merge to become one video solution. You can sign up for Stream here After signing up and linking your O365 account, you will see the Stream app now show in your O365 App Launcher. Click on the Stream App ...

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Release of New O365 App Launcher

Today, I received the updated O365 App Launcher into one of my tenants. First Release tenants should be seeing the changes appear this month while regular release tenants should see the change over the next month or so. So, let's check it out. The new UI for the App Launcher comes with a new tabbed interface. The "home" tab comes with all of your apps automatically applied. You have the option to be able to pin which apps you would like to remain on the Home tab. The third tab ...

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How to set up a new class in O365 Classroom – Education Sector Only

To create a new class, open the "classroom" app from the App Launcher. If you have never set up a previous class, you will see a blank screen. Click on the "+" New Class on the left navigation to create a new class. You will be required to Create a new Class name. The form will validate if that class name has already been used. Once finished, click the "Done" button to continue. It will take a moment while your class is being provisioned. You will see that your new class ...

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