Monday, June 15, 2015

How do you learn SharePoint?

I set out on a mission a few weeks back to discover a
better way to make our materials available to students.  This was prompted by a student in one class remarking that if we're "..going to use digital materials, then you need to go all the way".  I'm probably paraphrasing but that's what keeps ringing in my head! (thanks kate)

Monday, June 01, 2015

PowerShell Direct - Simplified SharePoint Management Shell?

One particular feature of Server 2016 that is announced is PowerShell Direct.  Take a look at this article from the Microsoft Virtualization blog.  The short version is that it will allow the Hyper-V host to PowerShell directly to the guest operating systems. This could lead to some very interesting scenarios.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Nano Server and Hyper-V goodies

Along with the scoop on SharePoint 2016 from yesterday, I
got a load of information on two related technologies. While not directly integrated with SharePoint there is a good chance that as a SharePoint Administrator you work with Hyper-V or servers in general. I got to take a look at the Nano Server and the new Hyper-V goodies that are in the pipe to be released. If you want to play with them now, look up Technical Preview 2 from Microsoft.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

SharePoint 2016 from Ignite!

Wow! That's the first thing I want to say.
I was fortunate enough to attend the SharePoint conference 3 years ago and the difference from then to today is just amazing.  I attended three sessions here at Microsoft Ignite and the next generation is just beautiful.  The TL:DR version is that Microsoft has been forced to use their own products for the last 3 years and are now giving users the corrections for all the headaches they found.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Microsoft Ignite: Day 1 complete and Day 2 started

Day 1 of the Microsoft Ignite conference was incredible.  It was amazing to see and talk to so many people that had the same needs and experiences with SharePoint.  Even more incredible was being able to discuss possible solutions using our software.

Friday, May 01, 2015

PremierPoint Solutions at Microsoft Ignite!

We'll see you at the Ignite conference next week!  Come by the booth and take the SharePoint Systems Administrator Changebot Challenge!  You might just win a T-shirt!  #MicrosoftIgnite

Monday, April 20, 2015

Office 365 Enterprise Content Management? Yes, we can!

Our course, Designing SharePoint Enterprise Content Management and Records Management Systems (formerly Creating SharePoint Document Management Systems), is one of the most practical and effective that we offer.  This course takes you from square one to SharePoint Content Management Power User in just 4 days. And if that weren’t enough, I've just confirmed that you can do it all in Office 365 too!

Friday, April 17, 2015

SharePoint 2016, not till Q2 of 2016

A friend forwarded this article from ZDNet about Microsoft holding off of SharePoint 2016 release until almost the middle of 2016.  The beta should be out this year still, but...

I was really hoping to see it shortly after the Ignite conference next month. According to that article and other references, Microsoft will still be demoing 2016 at the conference.  Anyone else think they are pushing off the on-premise release till after all the capabilities are released on Office 365?

Regardless, hope to see you at Ignite!  We'll have a booth, come find us!

Friday, April 10, 2015

SharePoint Naming Conventions "Best Practice"

SharePoint makes life really easy with being able to create new sites, lists, libraries, columns, etc.  In fact, it makes the process too easy. A little knowledge can be dangerous and the ability to jump into creation in SharePoint leaves developers with some problems.