Goodbye, SharePoint 2010 and thanks for everything

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 mainstream support ends October 10, 2015. You can verify this on Microsoft’s Lifecycle page for SharePoint 2010. Weeks go by so fast nowadays, that I actually had to stop for a moment to reflect the fact that it’s been 5 years, and almost two releases since SharePoint 2010 was all the rage. So what does this mean for a company that is still running SharePoint 2010 (Server or Foundation)? It’s not the end of the world, and your SharePoint 2010 farm will not stop on the 11th of October because of this. Microsoft is simply phasing out from mainstream support for SharePoint 2010, also in anticipation of SharePoint 2016 next year. As… Read More »Goodbye, SharePoint 2010 and thanks for everything

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… Read More »SharePoint Saturday Barcelona 2015 recap

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… Read More »Understanding and getting started with Office 365 Video portal

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… Read More »Recommended approach to provisioning content types in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online

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… Read More »My upcoming talks and sessions

Working from home: Using a standing desk

On Spring 2013 I made the decision to consciously start working more often from home. One of the reasons for this was – obviously – the open office, which I felt was a productivity blocker for me. My commute isn’t that bad, after we moved our office to the heart of Helsinki, Finland. Typically it takes me anywhere between 12 to 20 minutes on public transport. Just long enough to be slightly irritating, and just short enough to not have time to read up on those articles I’ve been meaning to read. The pattern So, after having worked remotely for about 6 months a pattern emerged: I’d typically work with clients either from home, or on-site from Mondays to Wednesdays.… Read More »Working from home: Using a standing desk