Category Archive: Office 365

Apr 01

Think before you give your Office 365 a tenancy name!

One question that comes up time and again in engagements is “Can I change the URL for SharePoint Online to match my domain name?” and the short answer is no.. whatever you made your tenancy name when you created it, is what will form the URL for SharePoint and OneDrive and other URL based services (E.g. …

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Dec 16

SharePoint–Outbound Hybrid Search and web proxies

I’m currently working with a client to implement hybrid search between their on-premises environment and Office 365. This is generally done in two stages, with the outbound (usually the simplest) being done first by following this technet article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn607305.aspx) Unfortunately simple was not the case in this instance and when we went to create the …

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Jul 12

SharePoint Saturday London – Imperial College

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at a much closer SharePoint Saturday to home than all of the others I’ve attended in the past. This was the turn of SharePoint Saturday London at the Imperial College in Kensington and although I’m good friends with both Seb and Peter who ran the event, that doesn’t …

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Jun 01

My first article in print! – DIWUG Magazine 15

I’m really pleased to see the publication of my first print article in the latest edition of the DIWUG (Dutch Information Workers User Group) Magazine. Although produced in Holland by the DIWUG team, this excellent DIWUG Magazine carries articles by some great authors from around the world and has a readership in excess of 10000 …

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May 08

OneDrive For Business – Roadmap and future!

This breakdown comes from two individual sessions from Ignite that I’ve sat and watched. The first is the roadmap and overview for OneDrive, the second was a deeper dive into the Sync client itself and the move towards a unified experience. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2192 – A file’s future with OneDrive for Business, the roadmap and overview http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK4110 …

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May 06

SharePoint 2016 – First impressions from Ignite

Unfortunately I couldn’t get over to Ignite to get hands on with the latest build of vNext SharePoint, but that didn’t stop me watching as Bill Baer introduced us to the new addition to the SharePoint family, named (somewhat predictably) SharePoint 2016. Bill started by pointing out the development history and the symbiotic relationship between …

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Apr 24

SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 round up

This post comes at the end of a very busy week! Starting with SharePoint Saturday Belgium last weekend (read more about that here) and continuing with the SharePoint Evolutions Conference in London from Monday. For those who don’t know what the SharePoint Evolution Conference is, it was the largest SharePoint conference in the world this …

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Mar 13

All change when creating an Office 365 Subscription

It’s been a while since I set-up an Office 365 subscription, well in actual fact it hasn’t been that long, but the boys and girls in the O365 product team have been busy for sure. I’m in the process of prepping my sessions to deliver at the 2015 SharePoint Evolutions conference in April. (Wait, what …

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Jan 30

MDS Enabled Sub-sites and Display Templates

Last year I released some of my templates for JSlink onto the SPCSR repository, but I was never totally happy with the solution for MDS (Minimal Download Strategy) enabled sites. Basically, in order to make sure that MDS recognises our scripts and doesn’t remove them when it’s processing the page refresh, we had to use …

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Jan 18

A slow blogging end/start to the year

In this post: And ending and a beginning A  new workshop! Speaking at Evolutions 2015 and all that entails And ending and a beginning Well I didn’t finish 2014 and start 2015 quite as I intended with regards to my blog as the posts all dried up. Not due to lacking content by any means …

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