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Announcing the new PowerBI

Announcing the new PowerBI

Over the course the past few years, Microsoft has slowly been upping its game with regard to business intelligence. In February 2014 Microsoft announced PowerBI for Office 365 and has slowly but surely been improving the offering over the course the passing year. With yesterday’s announcements Microsoft firmly planted its flag in the business intelligence space. Previously the offering was an add-on to Office 365 E3 License ($20 per user per month) that cost an additional $20 per user per…

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Major announcements coming out of TechEd Europe & AzureConf14

Major announcements coming out of TechEd Europe & AzureConf14

Exciting updates to Microsoft Azure at TechEd Europe, enabling simplicity, scale and innovation http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/28/exciting-updates-to-microsoft-azure-at-teched-europe-enabling-simplicity-scale-and-innovation/ Office 365-Our latest innovations in security and compliance http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/28/office-365-latest-innovations-security-compliance/ OneNote gets even better on Mac and iOS http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/28/onenote-gets-even-better-mac-ios/ Announcing the Azure Marketplace http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/28/announcing-the-azure-marketplace/ TechEd Europe 2014 News: Developer Tools http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/10/28/teched-europe-2014-news.aspx Enterprise Mobility Game-Changing Announcement #1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2014/10/28/emm-game-changing-announcement-1.aspx Azure AD Support for JavaScript Single Page Apps using OAuth2 implicit grant now in preview! http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/10/28/azure-ad-support-for-javascript-single-page-apps-using-oauth2-implicit-grant-now-in-preview.aspx …and from AzureConf14 last week: Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/20/azures-getting-bigger-faster-and-more-open/

SharePoint Intersections wrap up

SharePoint Intersections wrap up

We just closed out the first SharePoint Intersections show in Las Vegas and I am enroute to SPSDFW but wanted to share my decks from the show: Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 Admin in the Hybrid World This was a very enjoyable show during which I got to sit in on a recording of Andrew Connell (@andrewconnell) & Chris Johnson’s (@LoungeFlyZ) new podcast “MICROSOFT CLOUD SHOW“. I’m not sure when our episode will drop, but it will be…

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New in Office 365: Power View in HTML5 Preview

New in Office 365: Power View in HTML5 Preview

During my final session of SharePoint Fest Chicago on Wednesday I was doing a demo of Power View using my Office 365 E3 tenant & came across something new, that I had only previously seen in Power BI. The new feature in question is the Power View using HTML5. Here is what we saw: Naturally this caused some immediate excitement, referred to by one in attendance as a nerdgasm, as this feature had been promised to us since PASS last…

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Setting up SharePoint Online collaboration with external users

Setting up SharePoint Online collaboration with external users

One of the key enhancement in SharePoint 2013 is the ease of sharing. Being able to share a site, library, or piece of content is as easy as clicking on the Share button and specifying a user and assigning the rights you want them to have. This, along with the new licensing model that allows non-organizational users to use your SharePoint environment without requiring a CAL or FIS licensing for the farm, have made SharePoint 2013 target for extranets. Once…

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Setting up open Lync Federation in Office 365

Setting up open Lync Federation in Office 365

When I made the decision to use Office 365 one of the drivers for this decision was getting to use Lync under my own domain. The benefit of being able to use a single account for ease of reach now that Lync and Skype are federated along with the ability to archive conversations in my Exchange account were just too good to pass up. Setting up Lync was a seemless process, but I was not able to communicate with anyone…

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