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Overcoming the Hurdles to Intranet Adoption

Like most people I’ve been swept up in Olympic fever, each night dutifully recording the coverage so that I can fast forward through the commercials. There have been many historic moments in the Olympic Games but the USA men’s and women’s hurdlers have provided some of the most exciting. For the first time ever the […]

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Getting Access Tokens for both SharePoint and Microsoft Graph

A few days ago, I was working on a project and needed to know if it was possible to access a user’s Exchange Online calendar using the same access token used to access list data in one of their SharePoint Online site collections. The Microsoft documentation is confusing due to the rapid pace of change […]

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Office 365 – How To Import PSTs From Azure Storage Via PowerShell

It’s been over a year since Microsoft started previewing the “PST Import Service” which allowed administrators to import PSTs into Exchange Online mailboxes. The blog post I wrote (“Office 365 – Using the New PST Import Service“) about the service back in May 2015 has been incredibly popular which tells me there’s a high amount […]

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You Don’t Mow Your Own Lawn. Why Manage Your Own Intranet?

Living in Atlanta, GA, I know a little bit of something about heat and humidity. When the pollen count is up and the temperature is registering 95°F in the shade, the last thing I want to be doing is mowing the grass. This wasn’t always the case; as a teenager, I earned spending money and later gas […]

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Office 365 – Have You Enabled “Common Attachment Blocking”?

Anyone who works with Office 365 knows that there is no shortage of new features rolling out, the pace at which new functionality is made available definitely keeps you on your toes. Part of what inspired me to develop www.roadmapwatch.com is that I wanted to know more about when features progressed through the various stages […]

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5 Reasons to consider Intranet as a Service

Within our Microsoft Practice we spend a lot of time and energy focused on creating great Intranet and Portal experiences for our customers. Over the last 10 years SharePoint has become the defacto platform of choice for Intranets in the enterprise as evidenced by the Nielsen Norman Best Intranets of 2016 awards where 9 out […]

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Office 365 Development – Default to ‘Open’

I am truly inspired by the direction Microsoft has taken in recent times with the move to iterative development, open tooling and open source. At its core Office 365 is a suite of services providing OOTB experiences and a set of APIs ready for consumption. The experiences will satisfy many of the requirements for Portals, […]

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Office 365 – Script to Move Mail Distribution Groups to the Cloud

One of the common limitations that organizations discover when deploying Exchange Online is the inability of users to “self-manage” distribution groups that are synchronized. I’ve written about this in the past including putting together a workaround for environments that have Exchange 2013 on-premises. However, if you want users to be able to do what they’ve […]

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Under the Hood With “The Future of SharePoint”

It has been about a week since Microsoft unveiled “The Future of SharePoint” at this event here (note: you have to provide your e-mail and some other info to get access to all the content). The keynote has kind of a general overview of all of the new directions that the SharePoint team is heading […]

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