September 28, 2015

SharePoint Saturday Barcelona 2015 recap

I was honored and happy to be invited to speak at the first SharePoint Saturday Barcelona this past weekend. The event was organized by SharePoint User Group Catalunya. Visiting Barcelona is always a great experience, and by now it seems to be a yearly tradition to spenD a weekend in warmer climate of Spain around this time of the year. You can see the impressive speaker lineup here. Introduction and first part of the event keynote was delivered by Edin Kapic from Sogeti. Second part of the keynote was delivered by Christian Buckley from Beezy. Update: I just received a tweet from the organizers of SharePoint Saturday Barcelona, that my session was voted the top-rated session with a score of 4.80 (out of 5)!   My session was […]
November 18, 2014

Understanding and getting started with Office 365 Video portal

Today, Microsoft released Office 365 Video portal on Office 365. See the official announcement here. Office 365 Video is a video portal solution, that allows users to consume, share and manage video content, a bit like YouTube. Videos are stored and viewed in SharePoint Online. It also handles metadata and search for videos. Technical delivery services, such as transcoding, thumbnails and secure streaming, is provided via Azure Media Services. By using Azure Media Services, tenant owners do not incur additional costs – it’s part of the service, and only SharePoint Online storage is something that might affect your subscription fees. Office 365 Video will be available for E1, E3 and E4, as well as A2 (Education), A3 and A4 plans on Office 365. Enabling Office 365 Video on […]
November 6, 2014

Recommended approach to provisioning content types in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online

Much has been written and even more has been discussed about content types in SharePoint. Since there’s so many ways to provisioning content types, I wanted to capture the essential information for anyone in need of clear advice on this topic. This article is aimed for all roles of a given SharePoint deployment: site collection admins, IT Pros and developers. And as always with SharePoint, things vary and depend on many factors. What is a content type? Instead of re-hashing what’s already written very nicely on MSDN, here’s a nice quote explaining what a content type is. Note that this is for SharePoint Foundation 2010 but the same information applies to newer versions. A content type is a reusable collection of metadata (columns), workflow, behavior, and other settings […]
August 28, 2014

My upcoming talks and sessions

It’s starting to look like a fairly busy Autumn. Last year this time I was mostly working on delivery projects around SharePoint and Office 365. Now about half of my time is allocated towards delivery projects around Office 365 and Microsoft Azure and the other half is writing, business development and conferences. So I thought it would be a good idea to gather a list on my upcoming talks and sessions. Come and say hi, bring some great questions and keep on learning! September 17th of September | Intranet ja Digitaalinen Summit I’m hosting the Expert’s Panel in the afternoon with some very knowledgeable and great panelists. Join us for a good discussion and bring your questions with you! See agenda and enroll here. 18th of September | […]
April 25, 2014

Making Remote Desktop fun again: Dynamic resizing and resolution changes while connected

I remember reading about this feature when Windows 8.1 was made generally available in late 2013, but for I didn’t have time then to try this out. Today while being connected to my home server to do some development work I decided to test if the new features in Remote Desktop (RDP) work or provide any real benefits. My number one gripe with RDP has in the past few years been the amazingly clumsy way to resize a remote session from full screen to something smaller. Experienced RDP users know how to do this, but less regular users always seem to struggle with this view: You first have to close the current connection, and start a new connection. Before clicking Connect you have to scroll theslider from Large […]