Microsoft Ignite 2018 – SharePoint Related Announcements

If you weren’t able to attend Microsoft Ignite 2018, as I wasn’t, there were a lot of great announcements by Microsoft in all product areas. I’ve done some research and pulled together the highlights of the announcements and in this blog post I’m going to focus on the key announcement areas specific to SharePoint Online, and the associated Microsoft online services. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot announced about SharePoint Server 2019. NOTE: Not all of these announced features and capabilities are in production at this point and time. The expected release date for these features and capabilities is between 2018 Q4 and by the end of the first half of… Read More

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Microsoft announces release of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview

Microsoft holding to it’s commitment of releasing SharePoint Server 2019 Preview in early summer announced the release of it on July 24th. If you haven’t read what is contained in SharePoint Server 2019, please review my early blog post titled; SharePoint Server 2019: What you can expect that discusses the expected enhancements, new features and functionality, as well as what has been removed from this version of SharePoint on-premises. In addition to SharePoint Server 2019 Preview, Project Server 2019 Preview was also released as announced by Senior Technical Product Manager of SharePoint; Bill Baer. He categorizes the enhancements and new capabilities of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview into three primary areas:… Read More

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SharePoint Server 2019: What you can expect

Microsoft made several announcements at the SharePoint Conference North America in Las Vegas last week, and one of the biggest announcements that everyone wants to hear about is; what is happening with SharePoint Server 2019. Well, I have some hot-off-the-press information about what Microsoft is saying we can expect in SharePoint Server 2019. Microsoft Senior Product Manager Bill Baer delivered a session the first day of the conference to share the exciting news about what’s in store for SharePoint on-premises Admins, and developers. We can summarize it in one word: Modern. I’ll be focusing on the IT Pro information, but provide a smidge of developer info, and I will begin… Read More

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Links to my free training videos from several resources

Online Training Videos Sign up for a free 1 month trial subscription at Pluralsight using code 607-2213-JQZ4-7FRA to view my SharePoint, SharePoint Online, and Office 365 courses available from Pluralsight. Sign up for a free trial subscription at Pearson to view my Windows Server Identity with Windows Server 2016 course available from Pearson. Sign up for a free trial subscription at LinkedIn to view my course on Migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016. You can also view this course on Lynda.com. Please visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy to view my Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server courses. You can visit the ComputerWorld site to view my monthly SharePoint blogs. Thanks for visiting! Brian

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Staying Aware of SharePoint Online and O365 Changes

Are you overwhelmed, confused, or maybe even caught off guard when changes are made in SharePoint Online? Well, you aren’t alone. This ever-evolving product that is near and dear to our hearts is being updated regularly and if you aren’t paying close attention you may not be able to keep up with the changes or understand what changes are happening or may have already happened. I have good news for you, not only can you be informed of upcoming changes to SharePoint Online, you can also read about the changes that have already taken place. Let’s begin by looking back at what you may have missed. Microsoft maintains a Web… Read More

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SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 ‘Lite’ released by Microsoft

When Microsoft launched SharePoint Server 2016, they said you’ll no longer have to wait for the next major release of SharePoint to obtain new features and functionality introduced in SharePoint Online. They are following through with this concept by releasing SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 in early September of 2017 nearly a year after Feature Pack 1 was released. Microsoft also just re-released Feature Pack 1 again in August of 2017 which is KB4011049. Personally, it seems like a long time in between feature packs considering how many changes have been made to SharePoint Online. Feature packs, also called Public Updates or PUs, include all previous updates for SharePoint Server 2016 including… Read More

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Join me at the European SharePoint Conference in Dublin

Making ESPC as Easy as 1.2.3 Europe’s Largest SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference is approaching fast. Here’s a few handy tips on how to make the most of your time at the conference. Find out who’s going   Check out Twitter #ESPC17 to find out who’s going or visit the ESPC17 delegates page. If you would like to be added to this page, email your image and details to sarah@sharepointeurope.com There’s no better time to network with your peers, connect with new prospects, or touch base with customers than ESPC17. Don’t bank on running into them at the conference, reach out to them before and arrange a meeting. Plan Ahead  Take a look… Read More

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May 2017 SharePoint Summit Overview

Microsoft’s first SharePoint Virtual summit was held today Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and there were several fgreat announcements made. I’ve included about ½ dozen of these announcements. For the full story with the details from the summit, please visit the following site: SharePoint Summit May, 2017 Also, information regarding SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 was introduced today, which will be released in the fall of 2017, and it was noted that SharePoint Server 2016 there are no plans to make SharePoint Server 2016 the last on-premises version of SharePoint. You can read more about this announcement by visiting the following site: SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 In the meantime,… Read More

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Office Online Server April 2017 Update Released

Microsoft’s Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Apps (OWA), recently released the second significant update to OOS. This April 2017 update includes changes and improvements in the following seven functional areas of OOS: Support on Windows Server 2016 Performance improvements to co-authoring in PowerPoint Online. Equation viewing in Word Online. New navigation pane in Word Online. Improved undo/redo in Word Online. Enhanced W3C accessibility support for users who rely on assistive technologies. Accessibility checkers for all applications to ensure that all Office documents can be read and authored by people with different abilities. Like the previous major update it does require that you uninstall the previous version… Read More

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Office Online Server Update Released

Office Online Server Update Microsoft released Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Apps (OWA) earlier this year, and recently announce the first significant update to it. First the good news and that is that this  November update provides improvements in the following eight functional areas of OOS: Performance improvements to co-authoring in Word Online Improved picture resizing in Word Online Improvements when working with tables in Word Online and PowerPoint Online, including better drag-and-drop support Support for showing spelling errors inline in the PowerPoint editor Copy and paste improvements in PowerPoint Online Support for embedded Power View sheets in Excel Online Support for shapes in Excel Online… Read More

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