Category Archives: Office 365

My thoughts on Office 365 Groups – NextGen Collaboration on Microsoft Cloud Platform – Are we ready for them?

The current landscape for Microsoft collaboration tools enables myriad of choices for all the organizations – SharePoint Team Sites, Yammer, and now new shiny kid in the neighborhood – Office 365 Groups. Microsoft unveiled Office 365 Groups last fall and further announced … Continue reading

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My thoughts on future of SharePoint and Office 365 Development including SharePoint 2016 On-Premises

Although my background is focused around SharePoint development, ASP.NET development and Microsoft web technologies, I don’t code any more the amount of code I used to do. If I am lucky enough, I would spend 2-3 months a year to lead the SharePoint … Continue reading

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 Key Takeaways for Office 365 and SharePoint Professionals

I was lucky enough to attend inaugural Microsoft Ignite 2015 in my home town. I have already documented my bittersweet conference experience as previous post and idea behind this article is to compile and brain dump all the key takeaways & announcements (including opinions … Continue reading

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Recapping Microsoft Ignite 2015 Conference

I had a wonderful chance to experience first ever Microsoft Ignite, which was termed as ONE Microsoft conference for IT Pros and Office Pros. Ever since news of Microsoft Ignite came out, industry wasn’t sure what to expect from this … Continue reading

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Mapping Network Drive for Office 365 and SharePoint Online

If you are trying to map the network drive to SharePoint Online document library or any other libraries like Master Page Gallery for design manager from your windows explorer and if you come across this error –  “The Mapped Network … Continue reading

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Nik’s SharePoint Fest 2014 Chicago Session Deck is Available

Thanks for everyone who has made to my session at the SharePoint Fest Chicago 2014. I was really surprised with turnout for advanced IT Pro session. I had a great fun walking attendees through what are pre-requisites and detailed steps required to … Continue reading

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Status of SharePoint as Brand and Latest Microsoft Trends – Alternatives of SharePoint Workloads

Although it’s well-understood by seasoned SharePoint professionals and people who follows SharePoint and Office 365 recent announcements, it’s worth to note that many folks in the industry may not aware of where SharePoint is going and what are it’s alternative features. … Continue reading

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Features Mapping of Google Apps for Business & Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise Cloud Services

Note: Since both Google Apps for Business and Office 365 are ever changing cloud services, please note that article is last updated on June 24th, 2014 and recent changes may not have reflected. I have been recently tasked to analyze Google … Continue reading

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Limitations of Managed Navigation in SharePoint 2013

When SharePoint 2013 came out, one of the most promising features was the Managed Navigation. Sometimes it’s also incorrectly referred as Managed Metadata Navigation. In addition to many improvements in SharePoint 2013 WCM framework, Managed Navigation was promised to solve … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Configuring SharePoint Online Tenant Part II – Streamline SharePoint Administrative Access

I have recently presented “SharePoint Online ramp-up for SharePoint On-Premises professionals” session at the SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs and promised attendees an articles of detailed walk through of what are my best practices for initial Office 365 tenant signup process … Continue reading

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