Category Archives: Office 365

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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Best Practices for Configuring SharePoint Online Tenant Part I – It all starts with Office 365 Tenant Signup

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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Nik’s SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs 2014 Session Decks are Available

Thanks everyone who has made to my session at the SharePoint Saturday Suburbs Chicago 2014. It was great to see many familiar faces and great interest in learning SharePoint Online and Office 365. Since 2012, I have been involved in building … Continue reading

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Handy SharePoint Designer Workflow Tip – Configure Item Level Permissions

Some of the most common scenarios for SharePoint workflows are email notifications, approval notifications, or scheduled reminders. Recently I have been working in the organization where security is utmost important and one of the most common requests are once item … Continue reading

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Handy SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Tip – Get Current Logged In User’s Full Name

One of the reasons why developers and programmers hate no code solutions and SPD is because even trival tasks can be tricky. I have been recently building lots of no-code solutions and came across several different challenges in SharePoint Designer … Continue reading

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Options to Improve SharePoint Content Query Web Part Performance

Recently we have used Content Query Web Parts in one of the SharePoint Online Intranet environments and one of the first things we have noticed was severe performance issues while loading department and corporate landing pages hosting CQWPs. Before I proceed, … Continue reading

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My First Impressions of Office Graph and Codename Oslo in Office 365

One of the highest points and pleasant surprises of SPC14 for me was to get insight on work Microsoft is doing with Office Graph and codename Oslo and how it can change Microsoft’s space in personalized work spaces. There was … Continue reading

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Future of InfoPath – SPC14 Notes from Office and SharePoint Forms Roadmap Update

Ever since Microsoft has announced that InfoPath 2013 would be last release for their most popular forms technology, industry and SharePoint community was awaiting for what’s next at Microsoft’s announcements at SPC14. As you have may have noticed from my … Continue reading

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