Dave Wolf - SharePoint Champ

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Category: Office 365

The entire package – Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Skype for Business, One Drive for Business, Delve, Graph, you-name-it!

Cloud Looming on the Horizon? Good Overview on Azure for IT Pros

If your current work situation is confined to on-premise SharePoint, don’t let circumstance turn you into a dinosaur! Pop up out of your gopher hole (or cube wall) and stay up to date or become familiar with how to work in Azure.

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Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Architect, Joachim Hafner, has prepared a concise 100-page guide on consuming and managing Azure-based services: Azure Onboarding Guide for IT Organizations.
Even if you don’t read it now, download a copy to read later. Your continuing SharePoint career depends on your familiarity with Microsoft’s Cloud.

Don’t get left behind or your new nickname will be “Rex” (short for “T-Rex”).

Don't become a technology dinosaur.

SharePoint Champ sez don’t become a technology dinosaur.

Office 365 ‘App Model’ rename cheat sheet – old booze in new flasks

Check out Jeremy Thake’s cheat sheet with new names for the confusing SharePoint and Office “apps.”

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Sophisticated solutions developed by ISVs are in a different league than a hobby project app available from the Office Store.

No question, this created problems justifying a few hundred grand for a year-long effort when the CIO sees the plethora of  ‘free’ and low-cost apps in the Office Store.

Read Jeremy’s full post for more insight and community comments.

 

Here’s the cheat sheet if you’re in a rush:

Apps for SharePoint (old) SharePoint Add-ins (new)
App Web Add-in Web
App Part Add-in Part
SharePoint App Model SharePoint Add-in Model
Apps for Office Office Add-ins
Office App Model Office Add-in Model

 

Ignite Conference Breakouts on Channel 9

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If you overbooked and missed a session, or that guy behind you with the post-nasal drip drowned out the speaker, here’s your chance to catch up!

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015

PLUS! Vlad Catrinescu  published a script to download and neatly organize the videos and PowerPoint decks from the conference. Thanks, Vlad.

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/all-the-Ignite-Videos-and-b952f5ac

InfoPath is back in SharePoint 2016 & FoSL vNext is dead!

Long story short, InfoPath 2013 will work in SharePoint Server 2016, and will make migrations easier.
However, Microsoft appears to have kicked the can further down the road, leaving solution architects with more time to either wait for Microsoft to possibly reverse its decision to totally outsource forms development, or align with one of the MS-sanctioned forms + workflow providers and not look back.

See Vlad Catrinescu’s “Absolute SharePoint Blog”

Need to explain what SharePoint is?

How often do you need to explain SharePoint to someone who is unfamiliar with it, or who hasn’t looked at SharePoint in several years?

Simon Allardice, Senior Author at lynda.com, prepared a dynamite YouTube presentation that introduces SharePoint quite well. I encourage you to view this presentation to pick up a few pointers or just play the video for your audience. He’s a great presenter and this video is professionally produced.

Since SharePoint has been out for a while many decision makers have been exposed to SharePoint but are unaware of its newest, advanced capabilities.

Simon’s presentation is a solid starting point for a conversation with your organization’s stakeholders or a prospective customer.

Take a look and share your thoughts. Let Simon know if you appreciate the effort and if it helps you better inform your audiences.