• Archetonomy Mega Drop Down Review

    Having usable and accurate navigation is essential to the success of your SharePoint site. SharePoint’s default navigation can be used to create concise main navigation menus, and can even support taxonomy via Managed Navigation. Visually & functionally, however, you’re limited to a simple 4-level deep flyout/dropdown menu for the main navigation. In the side Quick Launch menus, […]


  • Use Microsoft Flow to grab image of the day for SharePoint

    The default Search Center in SharePoint is quite minimalist- just an empty page layout with a search box. This post will show you how to use the workflow logic of Microsoft Flow to grab a reference to the Bing image of the day, copy it’s URL to a SharePoint list, and then use clientside scripting […]


  • What is Office 365? Two simple & current Infographics

    You just know you’re in a complex business when even having a good oversight of the major tangents of what you do, is hard to come come by. In Office 365, we have a lot of new services being added on to plumbing/infrastructure backbone of the already massive SharePoint framework. Conversely, recent changes to SharePoint itself […]


  • How to output the Office 365 Roadmap as a spreadsheet

    If you want to stay on top of what’s coming soon for Office 365, the Office blog will be the source for major announcements, but you’ll also want to keep an eye on the Office 365 roadmap – which also covers Office Online and Outlook.com. If the Office blog is going to cover a feature, […]


  • Join the #CodeGeneration Movement

    Building on Microsoft’s recent announcement to invest $75 million in community programs to increase access to computer science education for all youth worldwide, Microsoft Canada is launching the #codegeneration movement – to inspire Canadian youth (13 -18 year olds) to learn more about coding. #codegeneration will run from now until Computer Science Education Week (December […]


  • Power BI goes prime time

    by James Phillips, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Intelligence Products Group Today is an exciting milestone, as we release the new Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. When I first unveiled our GA date earlier this month, I emphasized the importance of the innovation we’re delivering, and how it leads to discovery and insight […]


  • Office 365 Custom App Launcher Tiles feature being deployed now

    The ability to create custom tiles in your Office 365 tenancy has just been pushed to a much wider audience as of July 22. From https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-custom-tiles-to-the-My-apps-page-and-app-launcher-1136115a-75af-4497-b693-640c4ce70bc6 In Office 365, you can quickly and easily get to your email, calendars, documents, and apps using the Office 365 app launcher (learn more). The tiles in the app […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference 2015 Roundup

    Here is my presentation from last weeks Victoria Office 365 User Group in Victoria, BC. “Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Chicago last month was a huge event- 23,000+ attendees -and a lot of genuinely interesting technology news came out of it . I’ll share with you here my take on the big items of the event, […]


  • Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference Day 2 – On Now! (free)

    A big thank you to those of you who joined us for the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference Day 1.  For those of you who logged on early to see Steve Guggenheimer’s keynote, you’ll know that we experienced an unfortunate technical issue during the keynote address, which resulted in it not being broadcast. The good news: […]


  • Microsoft Ignite Conference: Day 4 Round-Up

    Last day of the MS Ignite conference for me. Let’s take it to the bridge: Another metaphor? You betcha: – Cloud vs on-premise – Microsoft as Service Provider vs Shrink Wrapper – Unified experiences vs Diversified devices – People-driven Intranets vs Intranet-driven people – Windows OS as a true personal & biz life and productivity […]