Jan 24

Dynamic second stage approvals using Approvals in Power Automate

A member of my team recently came across an interesting customer requirement that didn’t seem to have an easy solution using the out of the box Approvals process in Power Automate. The process on the surface seemed fairly simple, but the execution certainly proved less so! Picture the following approval process: User submits a Document …

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Jun 13

The problem of storing App credentials in Azure Runbooks

The problem of storing App Credentials in Azure Runbooks Back when SharePoint on-premises was all the rage, there was always a need to provide a way of automating script actions for a number of reasons. Invariably this would mean that an automation server would be configured running Windows Scheduled tasks out of hours to access …

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May 29

Addressing the challenge presented by Channel meetings in Microsoft Teams

I’ve been working with Microsoft Teams for sometime now and it’s having  massive impact both within my own team at work (reducing e-mail and expanding collective and accessible knowledge through the persistent conversation) and with my customers. The Teams and Channel meetings experience is pretty seamless and I have a lot less technical issues with …

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May 07

Using Notification Tags in Microsoft Teams

I have been working with Teams for some time now in a mixture of team types from large and small. Each has its own interesting ways of working, but for me one of the biggest problems with larger teams is of course notifications. What generally happens is people raise a topic in the team or …

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Mar 01

Configuring your tenant Conditional Access for Site Sensitivity Labels in Office 365

In my post yesterday about the public preview of Site Sensitivity Labels in office 365, I said I’d do another post about how these work and what’s required to get these working in your tenant. This is kind of important as the current documentation does NOT tell you what to configure in Conditional Access to …

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Feb 29

Site sensitivity labels in Teams, Groups and SharePoint

##UPDATE## I’ve spent the weekend updating my session ready for SPC20 in Las Vegas in May where I’ll be demoing this updated experience along with other Conditional Access Scenarios! If you register with Speaker code HUNT or from this link here, you can get $50 off the registration price! Update to Site Collection Scoped policies …

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Feb 12

Using PowerAutomate to deploy PowerAutomate (Flow deploying Flow)… Sounds like Inception?

Cobb: “Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.” I’ve not been using Power Automate heavily in recent projects, just the odd small workflow here and there, but just recently a colleague asked …

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Jan 09

Back to work with a bang and great news that I’ll be in Vegas in May @ SPC20

For those of you that are connected to me socially or read my previous blog post about disruptive technology in Helsinki, you’ll know that 2019 ended on a bit of a health downer. While travelling to attend and speak at SharePoint Saturday in Helsinki (one of the most awesome cool cities I’ve visited), I had …

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Dec 02

The time a disruptive technology saved my life in Helsinki

Jussi Mori and Paul Hunt - Helsinki Cathedral

The tail end of 2019 was due to be a busy time of year for me, conference silly season was in full effect and even though I wasn’t speaking at Microsoft Ignite, I still had a number of SharePoint and Office 365 Saturday events (Zurich, Helsinki, Brussels, Leicester) and other conferences (O365 Connect and Thrive) …

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Mar 08

Passing a Param object to a SharePoint PowerApp list form and why it doesn’t work.

I spent a lot of my time with SharePoint classic, building small business apps using JSLink and JavaScript embedded in the pages. Nothing really fancy, just things like pre-populating fields for Parent/Child relationship lists and things like that. As I was thinking about writing a conference session on updating old solutions into the modern world, …

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