Microsoft Stream Governance Planning Guide

Microsoft Stream is a video streaming service that is included with all Office 365 Enterprise-level subscriptions (E1/E3/E5). It boasts some really amazing features such as automatic transcription & face detection in addition to being fully integrated with Office 365. However, just like many other services within Office 365 you should absolutely do some upfront planning ...

Getting Salesforce Updates via E-mail with Microsoft Flow

This morning I woke to an excellent e-mail from Ragnar Heil paying me a compliment about a video I’d created about connecting to Salesforce using Microsoft Flow and then a question on how to take it to the next level. What Ragnar was hoping to accomplish was an e-mail when an opportunity is created in ...

Pro Tip for Getting Started with Flow’s Get Items & Get Records Actions

I have been having a bit more fun recently with using Microsoft Flow to help automate more of the manual (aka boring) tasks that I have to do in a given week. I thought I would share a quick “Pro Tip” for those who are just getting into building workflows. The Get Records, Get Items, ...

Automating the sending of presentation slides using Microsoft Forms & Microsoft Flow

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of being able to co-present with one of my Slalom colleagues on “Leveraging Office 365 Services to Drive Office 365 Adoption”at SharePoint Saturday NYC. This was a new talk for me and I was very excited to try it out at one of my favorite events. One ...

Using Microsoft Flow Get Items Action and Filter by E-mail address of a Person Field

This blog post is going to win an award for best title ever. 🙂 A colleague and I were working on a problem where we wanted to aggregate all the list items that were assigned to a particular person, and then send them an aggregated e-mail in a simple HTML table. Sounds easy enough right? ...

Monitoring Yammer Conversation Content with Microsoft Flow & Cognitive Services

I’m currently working with a client on preparing to roll-out Yammer as part of a new Employee Portal project. One of the key project objectives is to help drive employee engagement through this new portal however there are executives who are concerned with how employees might use their new found digital voice. The plan is ...

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How to remove a user’s access to their Exchange Online while allowing them access to other Office 365 Services

Acquisitions and divestitures can create some very interesting requirements from organization’s Legal Departments. I am currently working at a client who is in the process of divesting part of their business and they posed a rather interesting challenge to help facilitate the transition period for departing employees. They requested the following: Maintain all ~100 Exchange ...

Creating Restricted Booking Conference Rooms in Exchange Online

I have recently been working with a client to migrate rooms & resources from Lotus Notes to Exchange Online and the topic of “restricted conference rooms” has come up quite a bit. Basically these are conference rooms that a select group of individuals have the ability to reserve – examples being an Executive Conference Room, ...

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The Definitive Guide for When to use What

As always I really appreciated everyone who came out for my session on “The Definitive Guide for When to Use What” at SharePoint Saturday New England. For my two blog readers, here are my slides.. Enjoy! Definitive Guide for when to use What – SPS New England

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Improving your Work/Life Balance with MyAnalytics

This afternoon I had the pleasure of presenting at Microsoft Ignite on Improving your Work/Life Balance with Microsoft’s MyAnalytics Service. You can find my slides on the Microsoft Tech Community or right here: Improve your Work Life Balance with MyAnalytics For those who attended, I hope you had fun! Thanks again to Microsoft for giving ...

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