Ignite is sold out?!? Now what?

Ignite is sold out?!? Now what?

For the past 2 years I have been honored to be the Speaker co-chair for the SharePoint Intersections Conference with Dan Holme. This year SharePoint Intersections is in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 18-21and the line up is epic. We have Ruven Gotz, Asif Rehmani, Scott Hillier, Mike Fitzmaurice, Brian Alderman, Mark Rackley, Michelle Caldwell, and Andrew Connell to name a few. DevIntersection is co-located with SharePoint Intersection. This means that developers can take advantage of sessions not only about SharePoint, but…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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/

Another #SPC14 check list… with a different spin

Another #SPC14 check list… with a different spin

Flying at 34k feet over the midwest on my way to #SPC14 and I realized that I had not stopped to enjoy the moment.  We are once again about to dive head long into a week filled with the greatest technical community around.  This is my 4th SharePoint Conference, but the first time that I will be presenting.  Over the past 3 years as a speaker in the SharePoint Community I have found my way to Las Vegas about a…

Read More Read More

MVP Award – My new year’s day suprise

MVP Award – My new year’s day suprise

With my vacation coming to a close I opted to spend one last morning with the boys and let Jill sleep in this morning. The day started like any other, Sam (age 3) came into my room and immediately started talking while Max (age 5) was hunkered down in his bed surrounded his books. We went downstairs to start the day and have breakfast, for which they had requested my special chocolate chip pancakes. We finished our breakfast and had…

Read More Read More

Order is everything when setting up SharePoint on Azure IaaS

Order is everything when setting up SharePoint on Azure IaaS

I spent a bunch of time with my buddy Kirk Evans while at DevConnections in Las Vegas last month, some drinking and watching football, but mostly learning about running SharePoint on Azure. Azure IaaS has come a long way, but is still confusing & troublesome at times. I have written a few PowerShell tools that help me and I will share them in some future posts. I started playing with SharePoint on Azure IaaS on my own without doing much…

Read More Read More

#SPSRI Wrap up

#SPSRI Wrap up

The inaugural #SPSRI is now in the books! When I joined the team putting this event on I had a few goals: 1.) select speakers who would elevate the event & give the attendees an amazing learning experience 2.) follow through on Chris’s goal of running the event on a minimal budget & get just enough sponsors to make the budget doable 3.) provide attendees & speakers with an fun, interactive, lively event that would be worth staying all day…

Read More Read More

#SPSDFW Wrap up

#SPSDFW Wrap up

Another great community event is in the books! Kudos to the #SPSDFW team for the triumphant return of this keystone event. It has been suggested that I will take any excuse to go back to Texas… guilty as charged… A weekend of BBQ, Shiner & phenomenal SharePoint folks. You can find the deck for my session Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 here: https://www.slideshare.net/jasonhimmelstein/business-intelligence-in-sharepoint-2013-24452549 Next up for me is running #SPSRI this coming weekend with Joshua Cliff & Chris McNulty!

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More