Category: Microsoft

SharePoint Virtual Summit Wrap Up

SharePoint Virtual Summit Wrap Up

Microsoft announced in May 2016 its renewed commitment to a maturing SharePoint product – Microsoft would modernize SharePoint for an increasingly mobile and cloud-based user base. At the SharePoint Virtual Summit this year on May 16, Microsoft revived that commitment, delivering on some of their promises from last year as well as making new ones. Let’s review highlights
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Azure ARM Group Membership Recursively – Part 1

I recently ran into a scenario where we needed to get all members of an Azure ARM group recursively.  The problem I ran into was using this inside of Azure Automation with service principal names.  The solution was to convert it over to AzureRmAD command.

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Azure Integration Part III: Azure Storage Offerings

When developing your integration solutions in Azure, there is no doubt that there will be discussions on which storage offerings you will want to use.  Depending on the requirements, there will be an offering in Microsoft Azure that will be available. In Part 3, we will focus on some of these different storage options that are available for any solution integrating with Microsoft Azure.

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Azure – Move Your Resources and Save Cash

We have an easy way for you to move storage type and Azure VM location. Use this PowerShell code to clone a VM, saving you money.

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Azure Data Lake Store – Service-to-Service Authentication

In this blog post, I explain how to set up service-to-service authentication while working with Azure Data Lake Store and Data Lake Analytics.

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Azure Integration Part II: What’s the Difference between Event Hubs, IoT Hubs and Notification Hubs?

As the world of the cloud based integrations become more and more popular, especially in the IoT space, our solutions will involve some kind of cloud integrations that will require a way to process messages or events between publishers and consumers.  These solutions can eventually push millions of event messages.  With Event Hubs, IoT Hubs and Notification Hubs, Microsoft has given any solution an easy way to do this that is has high throughput and is very scalable. In Part 2, I would like to provide some information on the differences between IoT Hubs, Event Hubs and Notification Hubs.

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A Guide to Using R with Power BI

The integration of Power BI and R has greatly extended Power BI’s capabilities. However, it can be challenging to know the best times to use R. Using R and Power BI within the context of the Power BI service and Power BI desktop does have its limitations, mainly that R output must result in an R graphic object. Therefore, this blog post provides a brief list of guidelines and examples to help determine when to leverage R functionality inside of Power BI.

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SharePoint UX

5 Tips to Improve UI/UX and Adoption

So you have a corporate intranet that’s supposed to be unifying your workforce and helping them collaborate, but there’s one problem, nobody is using it! It’s no longer a secret – If you’re not giving your employees an engaging and modern user experience, your portal is as good as your old Walkman. Using these 5
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How to Create an App in PowerApps and Flow

Limited coding skills? No problem! Microsoft’s recently released PowerApps and Flow are powerful tools that give non-developers a no-code solution for building your own applications. To get you started, we’ll create a simple PowerApp as an example of how easy the process is. Follow along and by the end of the blog, you will have a freshly developed sales administration app.

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BizTalk 2016 Release: Get an Integration Strategy to Upgrade Now

The BizTalk 2016 release has us pumped! This is the 10th major release from BizTalk, the enterprise-integration server that automates mission critical business processes. BizTalk 2016 bridges the digital transformation needs for on-premises automation while allowing the creation of applications in the cloud. Microsoft shared the integration future and roadmap late last year with detailed directions and key product offerings that
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