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Sitecore Reminder: Author Experience – Rendering Thumbnails

We have a client that is going through the early stages of developing renderings for their Sitecore solution. Naturally, they have a ton of questions as they are learning as they go – which is great. One of the questions I received from them was how to change the default icon and thumbnail for their […]

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How to Embed a PowerApp into SharePoint

Since PowerApps has gone into General Availability six months ago, I’ve been patiently waiting to hear when more support for SharePoint would be coming into the mix. Especially the ability to embed it into a page / web part. I got a POC request that involved a SharePoint piece and finally decided to take a stab at it and see […]

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Visual Studio Mobile Center Changes Announced at Microsoft Build

This week at the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, the company announced major enhancements to Visual Studio Mobile Center, including support for Universal Windows Platform. Visual Studio Mobile Center is a cloud-based service that lets developers manage the mobile application lifecycle regardless of the platform. Using a tool such as Mobile Center speeds up the […]

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Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups from 365 Admin Perspective

I wanted to share the FAQs that may answer some of the questions for anyone who is planning to launch Microsoft Teams and Office 365 groups to the organization. I will answer when to choose what collaboration tools on Office 365 in a separate post. I know there is a lot of overlap between the different productive […]

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Highlights from Microsoft Build Conference Day 1 Keynote

The Day 1 Keynote for Microsoft Build 2017 was a great mix of developer inspirations and new technology releases. The inspiration piece ranged from large fortune 500 companies leveraging Azure all the way to a researcher building a watch-like device that helped a woman with Parkinsons write her own name for the first time in […]

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Sitecore Content Personalization Step-by-Step

If you have been reading other posts of mine or following along on my @Sitecordial YouTube series you will have heard this caveat before: Personalization of your web content (be it for campaigns, based on channel, or behavioral profiling) takes time, and there are prerequisites. Getting to personalization takes planning and workshops like (for example) […]

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Skype for Business Online – Call Queues

As previously mentioned in my post about auto attendants, I briefly discussed covering the new addition of Call Queues in Skype for Business Online in a follow-up post. That being said, I will describe what exactly a call queue is and how this functionality can be beneficial to you when leveraging Cloud PBX. I will cover how to […]

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Azure Resources

Diligence in security implementation for your Microsoft Azure resources is critical. Here are just a few of the ways you can quickly improve your security posture in Azure: Use Security Policies Not only can you define policies for your entire Azure subscription, you can also tailor them for each resource group based on your company’s security […]

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[Guide] Connecting & Engaging Healthcare Workers with SharePoint

Healthcare organizations are finding it overwhelming or near impossible to effectively manage information. Enterprise information can be scattered among applications, content, and knowledge workers in different locations across the (sometimes global) organization. This knowledge often goes unused during the decision-making process because employees may not know it even exists. What employees need to stay educated […]

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Skype Online – How To Create and Apply Dial Plans

Last week Microsoft moved Skype for Business Online tenant dial plans from preview into general availability. As I have previously written about, dial plans are a great addition to those considering Cloud PBX for their organizations. Dial plans allow administrators to accommodate end-user dialing habits, such as dialing 7 digits for a local number. Dial […]

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