Category Archives: Office 365

Master List of SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online Custom Development Best Practices

Few years ago, I have posted master list of SharePoint 2010 custom development best practices which was focused on the full trust and sandbox SharePoint customization models. To date, it’s been one of the most popular articles on this site. … Continue reading

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How to Disable OneDrive for Business in Office 365

Note: This article is true as of Summer 2015. Since OneDrive for Business is ever changing service, many of the features discussed may differ in your Office 365 tenant. Based on my knowledge, there are no foreseeable backend architectural changes for OneDrive … Continue reading

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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

Idea behind this article is to compile and brain dump all the key takeaways & announcements (including opinions at times) from the Ignite 2015 conference focused around Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Yammer. This is mainly information for my reference but I … 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 on SharePoint 2013 Hybrid 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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