I am speaking at Collab365 October 2016

I am happy to be selected as speaker for one of the biggest online conferences: Collab365. An event you can’t miss out on! Hereby my session details:

Groups & SharePoint: United we stand together!
Collaboration is part of our everyday work life. We collaborate with colleagues, suppliers, customers and perhaps even students or teachers. SharePoint has been our collaboration partner for many, many years but times have been changing. In late 2014, Office 365 Groups arrived. This changed everything. Many sceptics doubt the use and future of Groups; they point out the lack of features of Groups. They are obviously missing the bigger picture of Microsoft’s vision around collaboration. There is no divide; there is only unity! Groups and SharePoint ignite a collaboration spark that is going to change the future of collaboration forever! Join Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld as he explains the future of collaboration through many demos and perhaps even a real world scenario.

You Will Learn:

  • Latest Office 365 Groups features
  • Integration between Groups and SharePoint
  • Honest advice & expertise about the topic
  • Roadmap for this and next year

Click here to view the agenda. Hope to see you in the chat room for my session.

I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Oslo 2016

Just like SPS Brussels, I am happy to go back to beautiful Oslo after two years. I am going to be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Oslo 2016. Hereby my session details:

The key to a successful Office 365 implementation is Adoption

Office 365 is a fantastic Cloud platform. Lower costs, latest updates & features, highly secure and an innovation enabler for businesses all over the world. Does this imply Office 365 automatically is going to be a massive success within your business? Perhaps it is; perhaps it isn’t. Do you really want to take a risk investing time & money without knowing the outcome? My answer: Definitely not. During this session, Jasper Oosterveld, Microsoft MVP, is going to take you on an adoption journey to help you get the most out of this fantastic but sometimes challenging Cloud platform.

I hope to see you in October.

I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Brussels 2016

After a couple years, I am excited to speak at our southern neighbors SharePoint Saturday event! I am talking of course about SharePoint Saturday Brussels. Hereby my session details:

The key to a successful Office 365 implementation is Adoption

Office 365 is a fantastic Cloud platform. Lower costs, latest updates & features, highly secure and an innovation enabler for businesses all over the world. Does this imply Office 365 automatically is going to be a massive success within your business? Perhaps it is; perhaps it isn’t. Do you really want to take a risk investing time & money without knowing the outcome? My answer: Definitely not. During this session, Jasper Oosterveld, Microsoft MVP, is going to take you on an adoption journey to help you get the most out of this fantastic but sometimes challenging Cloud platform.

I hope to see you in October.

SharePoint Online backup & restore

A couple weeks ago, I tweeted a question, asking for a a link to the SharePoint Online Service Agreement. I was looking for information about the back-up and restore options performed by Microsoft Office 365 Support. We are currently working on a large Intranet portal within SharePoint Online. A major part of the implementation is the information architecture.  I have to create the site structure and decide between site collections and / or sites. One important factor in the decision is the backup & restore process. I really needed an answer to the following questions:

1. What are the restore options from MS Office 365 Support? Do they restore only site collections? Or sites, document libraries & lists, documents & items?
2. How do they restore these items? In place or as additional content with a different filename?

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Welcome back old friend

The following post is originally posted in the DIWUG E-Magazine. Click here to download.

For many years, SharePoint was always the center of attention. Ever since its release in 2007, the growth and popularity was spectacular. SharePoint had its own yearly event, free community driven Saturday events, local user groups and more conferences popping up every year, worldwide. Although these facts speak for themselves, there was something wrong. The brand name seemed to get less attention and love from Microsoft per year. I blame Office 365. Don’t get me wrong, I love Office 365, but SharePoint became only a small part of a bigger picture.

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New actions noticed in the SharePoint modern document libraries

While writing a blog about the modern document libraries for our company blog, I noticed the following:

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Two actions appeared: Share and Follow. Nice to see these two back in action 🙂 One of the first steps to get a more cohesive navigation and user experience with the modern document libraries. Keep your eye out for more updates!

 

Unity Connect Haarlem agenda is live!

The agenda for one of my favorite events in the world is online. Quickly take a look by clicking here. Hereby more information about the event:

  • A marketing-free, educational opening keynote with Spencer Harbar, Scot Hillier, Mike Fitzmaurice, and Mirjam Van Olst
  • A day 2 keynote led by Benjamin Niaulin and Dan Holme who provide a deep dive into SharePoint Server 2016, Office 365, and the other exciting new services Microsoft is expected to announce in the autumn
  • More than 75 sessions covering deployment and upgrade, governance and adoption, administration and security, and application development
  • 4 full-day, pre-conference workshops

Hope to see you there!

Office 365 notification: Modern SharePoint Lists

After the new experience for document libraries, site contents and SharePoint sites the lists are next. Hereby the notification in the message center:

Updated Feature: Modern SharePoint Lists
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We’re making some changes to lists in SharePoint. Modern lists offer many UI enhancements such as inline creation of custom views and columns; improved mobile support; PowerApps and Flow integration; and the information panel. We’ve replaced the Ribbon with a clean, responsive command bar. We’re going to start rolling out modern lists for First Release Users in early August, with First Release Tenants and Production rings following.

How does this affect me?

The modern list will be the default experience for all lists except as noted below. Some customizations are not yet supported in the modern experience, and if we detect such a customization we will automatically redirect users to the classic experience.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

Administrators may choose to disable the modern lists experience on a per list, per site, or tenant wide basis, using the same control previously offered for modern document libraries. If modern experiences are enabled, any SharePoint user will be able to preview the modern lists experience, regardless of First Release or Production rollout schedule, starting next week. Please watch the Message Center for specifics when preview becomes available. Please click Additional Information to learn more.