Author Archives: Nik Patel

Reduce the number of servers with SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1 or SharePoint 2019 Shared Min-Role Topology

Over the years, ever since Microsoft has introduced SharePoint 2016 RTM Min-Role topology, our customers were concerned with the increased number of servers and hardware recommended by Microsoft. Here is the screen of SharePoint 2016 RTM Server Roles selection. You … Continue reading

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Nik’s Chicago Office 365 User Group Session Deck on Better together SharePoint and OneDrive and Microsoft Teams is Available

I had a wonderful time at presenting very relevant but very confused topic of when to use which Office 365 products and how Microsoft is trying to alleviate some of those concerns by directly adding features in the product by … Continue reading

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What’s New in SharePoint 2019 On-Premises Server

Microsoft has announced this week that SharePoint 2019 is in GA.  Arguably SharePoint 2013 was the last great product of the SharePoint on-premises server. SharePoint 2016 was labeled as the first cloud-born SharePoint on-premises product with lots of infrastructure update, … Continue reading

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Recapping Microsoft Ignite 2018 Conference, Orlando, FL

I had a privilege to attend Microsoft Ignite and Envision conference, the fourth year in a row from Sep 24-28th, 2018 in Orlando, FL. This is Microsoft’s signature technology conference focuses on innovations in all three Microsoft cloud platforms (Microsoft … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift in Modern SharePoint Search – Innovations Powered by Microsoft Graph in Microsoft 365, Office 365, and SharePoint Online

Microsoft unveiled some of the biggest Microsoft Search innovations at Ignite 2017 vision keynote, powered by Microsoft Graph in addition to Bing for Business and LinkedIn for Business integration. While watching Vision keynote, the impact of new Search innovations didn’t … Continue reading

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