What are the different types of mailboxes in Exchange Online?

My organization is early in a Microsoft 365 migration journey and I am currently working through our Exchange Online migration. One of our ICT staff recently asked a question about mailboxes, and in the process of writing my response I realized that I had essentially written a blog post that others may find valuable. These

Copy SharePoint Custom Pages – Why is it so hard!

I have recently been creating a new out of the box solution in SharePoint 2013 On-Prem making use of a large collection of pages. I’m very happy with the design, and they have been set up to need minimal customization after initial creation; however, the process of copying my template page to its final location

Content Search Web Part Doesn’t Open Documents in Office Web Apps

I recently came upon a situation where I had designed a beautiful new intranet page for one of our support functions. You know – typical stuff…a nice clean display presenting documents on a page instead of directly in a document library. Everything was going great until testing when I found that the SharePoint 2013  Content

My Microsoft Ignite Takeaways

Over the past few weeks – after settling back in from Ignite – I have been compiling all of my OneNote notebooks, transcribing all of my chicken scratch notes (that only I can read), and putting together decks and watchlists from the conference to share with my team who are scattered across North America, Germany,

Revisiting the SharePoint Announcements Web Part

I have recently been working to undo some of the over-governance in how my organization deals with SharePoint and one of the ways I am doing so is in further customizing teamsites. As part of this, I needed to revisit the SharePoint Announcements Web Part. At some point, a decision was made to apply some sort

Cannot Open SharePoint 2013 On-Prem Files with Office 2016?

Some users might experience problems opening or editing files from SharePoint 2013 on-prem from outside the domain/network when using Office 2016. Specifically, the user might have receive messages stating that the file is corrupt even though other users can open and edit the file. Users external to the SharePoint domain or network would generally be the reporters of

SharePoint Calculated Column as a Duration Counter in a List

I recently had a business request from one of my users to help tweak a Request Tracking List. The user essentially wanted to know count the number of days a request had been open, and once a request is complete the counter should stop. This is very useful information to track and is simple to accomplish with a

Learning SharePoint Again

I started this blog to post about things that I was using and learning at work, and at the time it was really focused on things in the Microsoft stack – SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, SQL, etc. However, I took a little detour a while back and left the Microsoft world for a little bit. I

Windows Phone – The Platform That Maybe Couldn’t

Being a Windows Phone fan from the US is not easy. IE is even less so after their wee hours memo that came out the other day. As Paul Thurrott put so well in his The Morning After post I can no longer proselytize Windows Phone to my friends and family (though that is the platform I

Scrum and PMI. Can They Co-Exist?

Scrum, PMI, both? I think that if you try to put the two in the same sentence you will often get very different and even highly polarized responses. I hold a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and come from that mindset. When I began learning about software development Waterfall was the way! That’s