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Microsoft Ignite 2022
Microsoft's annual Ignite conference is how we learn about the products and features about to launch, and consider how they will change our work lives in the year ahead. Running October 12 to 14, Ignite topics span Azure, Microsoft 365, and Windows. In the paragraphs ahead I'll cover announcements related to collaboration and content management.
CollabTalk thoughts: "The Era of the Power Platform"
CollabTalk is a popular "Tweetjam" hosted by Christian Buckley, and today's topic, "The Era of the Power Platform" could be easily expanded to several sessions. While the group conversation is preserved, there is simply more information to consider than one can reasonably absorb in an hour of the #CollabTalk firehose. A lot has happened with the platform this year, and it's worth catching up as we take stock of where we are, and survey the road ahead.
Where to keep your files: OneDrive, SharePoint, or Teams?
There are often many ways of doing the same thing in Microsoft 365, and the truism holds for organizing files as well. With OneDrive for Business (aka "OneDrive"), SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams to choose from, how does one decide? In this article we'll work through the similarities, differences and best practices for both internal sharing with colleagues, and external sharing with guests.
Interview transcript: Enterprise Collaboration in 2014
Recently I was interviewed for MNP's Impact magazine along with our CIO Scott Greenlay and national Microsoft practice lead Steve Maclean. While the finished product will appear in an upcoming issue of Impact, the raw transcript of my Q&A offers a deeper look at the social and organizational aspects of today's collaboration technology. I hope you enjoy.
[Guest Post] Thu, May 29: MVP Consumer Camp at Square One Mississauga
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So you want to be a technical writer. . .
Writing is a little like presenting in that many people with much to share are great at communicating informal conversations and e-mails, but have a basic fear with either presenting, or with the prospect of "technical writing." With presenting, the way forward is easy - start with a small audience like a user group or a local Toastmasters chapter and build from there. With technical writing the approach is more like learning to code - the best path forward is to get a good desk reference and start reading other people's code to see how concepts are pieced together.
SharePoint Conference Keynote with Bill Clinton
Writing to you today from the mid-front of the room at Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014, where Bill Clinton is about to deliver the keynote. As the clock ticks the embargoes are over and reports are starting to come in on the next wave of SharePoint and Office 365. As I add to this post I'll put the interesting technical bits and links at the top and leave the inspirational parts as the closer.
Review: Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside and Out
How to get your SharePoint dog to hunt.
[In response to a question on #SPYAM I wrote this update of an article form 2010 titled "The Relative Effort of SharePoint 2010 vs. 2007." -Eli.]
How to Start a User Group
At this year's SharePoint Conference there was an active Community Zone where people could learn more about user groups, MVPs, and current events in the SharePoint community. I answered questions in the Community Zone on Monday and the most frequent was "How do you start a User Group?" Here are my thoughts, and I'd love to hear yours so please comment.