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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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OneDrive or Box?

OneDrive is leapfrogging the competition for document management, collaboration and sharing. It’s hard to fully quantify the benefits of using OneDrive for your file collaboration and sharing because it’s already part of Office 365. By virtue of being on the platform OneDrive already has the advantage of built in: Search, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention and […]

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Top 5 SharePoint Innovations Announced Today

On Star Wars day the force is most definitely with SharePoint. SharePoint is here to stay and continues to form an integral part of Office 365. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 innovations announced today… #1 Page Rendering Model There is a radically new page rendering model. SharePoint pages previously relied a lot on […]

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Office 365 – How to Find Missing Recipients in Exchange Online

While Office 365 offers an ever-expanding amount of insight of logging and health information, there are still operational tasks behind the scene that organizations do not have insight into. In many situations, you don’t necessarily care either; take for instance a failure of a database or server, the service has redundancy in place such that […]

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