Custom Forms in Classic SharePoint and Power Automate DLP Heads Up

On April 25th, 2020 we received message center notification MC210713 in our tenant indicating there was going to be a feature deprecation in SharePoint Designer impacting custom form creation.  If your organization has completely adopted the modern SharePoint experience this notification will not impact you in anyway. On April 23rd, 2020 we received message center notification MC210568 indicating there were updates to Power Platform Data Loss Prevention capabilities.  This update removes the “data governance blocker” for organizations that have yet to enable Power Automate nee Flow and Power Apps within their environment.  Ironically the latter announcement indicated the starting date of the Data Loss Prevention capability updates was April 22nd, 2020…nice timing there Microsoft😊. Feel free to read on to understand how the two are related, especially if your still using Classic SharePoint sites with customizations in your environment! Continue reading “Custom Forms in Classic SharePoint and Power Automate DLP Heads Up”

What’s Happening in Office 365 May 2020

In this month’s update we have a little rant on Microsoft’s consistently inconsistent history of renaming things and even touch on a couple of them in our update. We also note a feature that many of the Power Users, IT Pros and developers still supporting Classic SharePoint Content Query Web Parts really need to be aware of along with a quite a few Yammer, Teams and SharePoint feature updates of note. Continue reading “What’s Happening in Office 365 May 2020”

Staying Current in Modern IT

Learning is a very individualized process which ultimately means what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. In recent years I’ve noticed that folks are being asked to ramp up on new systems and/or changes to existing ones in increasingly smaller time frames. This used to be just be a part of some professions however it’s becoming expected of all members of the workforce and increasingly more difficult to do in information technology. Continue reading “Staying Current in Modern IT”

Top 5 Work from Home Tips

When my mother asked me the age-old question: “If everyone else jumped off a bridge would you?” of course my answer was yes!  So, I will be throwing my pebble into the ocean regarding working from home.  I’ve been working from home for over a decade and below are the top 5 things I believe enable a solid experience for you and your team along with a few resources for further learning😉. Continue reading “Top 5 Work from Home Tips”

WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (MARCH 2020)

This month we are going to be delving into a great addition to SharePoint Online’s sharing options, Teams cross channel posting and the looming death of Skype for Business Online.  We also get into some speculation regarding Classic SharePoint and the Power Platform release plan becoming available for download.  Also, it’s worth noting that if you happen to find yourself in Chicago, IL on 4/15 & 4/16 you may want to check out Microsoft Ignite the Tour! Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (MARCH 2020)”

WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)

Ignite has come and gone but all that really means is we have more features getting rolled out in than usual😉.  There are plenty of noteworthy posts regarding Ignite announcements and sessions on the Tech Community blogs that are worth checking out however most of the content for this month’s post is coming directly from the Office 365 Message center.  I guess that is a benefit of the “post-conference rollout” of features.  Continue reading “WHAT’S NEW IN OFFICE 365 (DECEMBER 2019)”

Musings on OneDrive News from Microsoft Ignite 2019

The day 1 blog post from Microsoft Ignite 2019 for OneDrive titled Celebrating top OneDrive moments at Ignite 2019 was posted yesterday. While there are likely going to be thousands of posts coming from the content presented at Ignite, I have decided to throw my pebble into the ocean as it were. I have some general concerns on some of the features/enhancements coming our way soon. Continue reading “Musings on OneDrive News from Microsoft Ignite 2019”