Microsoft Teams and SharePoint News – still not working as it should be..

The SharePoint Tab – When you add the News page; You can’t navigate between news – there is no “back” button (technically there is, but, it’s on the upper left – outside of my tab/screen). Wouldn’t it be better to have some navigation into my tab?  Related to the news tab – there is a difference between the web and the client version. With the web version, I can add a piece of news, while, with the client version, there

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Microsoft Planner in 2019 – here is my wishlist

Date has been adapted to 08/05/2019 so it comes as first article We’ve deployed Office 365 Planner and gave access to a very specific user group at a customer of 5K seats. The user group is composed of 10 Business Analysts, 3 IT Pro’s, 6 Developers and 3 managers. Here is their feedback after a week of R&D – and also my WISHLIST to improve or add in Microsoft Planner: Not being able to _search_ in huge plans and buckets. Users were searching for

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Listen, Breath AND Consider how employees do their work – Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace on top of Office365

Defining a Digital Workplace for any organization without knowing the business requirements and budget is irrelevant in 2019, as still today, for many of us the digital workplace era still didn’t happen. The real question is, is a Digital Workplace based on the Microsoft Ecosystem a Buzzword? A Revolution or a Reality? A Buzzword? I really don’t think so, as more than 13.200.000 results are returned by Google​ and More than 11.200.000 results are returned by Bing. So, definitively it’s

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Here are my sessions from the SharePoint Conference

I’d like to invite you all to SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. The SharePoint Conference is THE major event where Microsoft announces their roadmap for SharePoint and of course the full Microsoft (Office 365) collaboration suite! There will be over 150 of the best speakers at the event and even if the conference is named SharePoint Conference, it will cover Office 365, Planner, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, Yammer, and almost all the products in Office 365 that interreact in a

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Secure Score – my wishlist

I’ve been working closely with the secure score in the last couple of days with several engineers and members from different operations and here are a few enterprise grade remarks and feedbacks: Being able to assign actions to admins/multiple admins and integrate this actions on the Administrator’s To-Do List – or – provision a Planner Plan and add an overview of all tasks and their owners. If possible, showing the availability of the assigned administrator(s) so, if yet action not

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SharePoint Saturday Dubai Community Interviews

What to say about Dubai… Dubai, the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. Capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area and will host World Expo 2020. Incredible, amazing or gorgeous are the words that came into my mind whenever

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Monitor the availability of any web site with Azure Application Insights Availability Tests

The term “Availability” is for some organizations crucial as they can’t afford any downtime. Your SharePoint pages should be up as you don’t want to lose credibility in front of your customers especially if you are selling services/products through SharePoint. As being the IT department, if you don’t propose some decent monitoring tools, the business users will bypass you –and your department by implementing their own freeware/open source tool to check the availability of their website. Many times, they are

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Integrate Office 356 into Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) and publish data to Power BI

Microsoft Office 365 is maybe more secure than your own server park – is something that you will hear a lot of times during events from Microsoft evangelists. But organizations and corporates that are not into the Microsoft ecosystem wants to see and hear how Office 365 is performing with real time reports.   I already wrote an article on how to monitor your applications with Azure Application Insights but the scope of this is very limited – as it will

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Monitoring your SharePoint Pages with Azure Insight Apps – Why my client loves it!

Monitoring a SharePoint Server park was never a really exciting job for Administrators; expect if you really knew about System Center Operations Manager – aka SCOM. You had to install the Management Pack that basically enables administrators to manage Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016. The Management Pack is designed to be used for MCR (Monitor – Collect – Raise if necessary): ·       Monitoring events ·       Collecting SharePoint component-specific performance counters ·       Raising alerts. By MCR critical events, this management pack helps

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