First Glance at Microsoft Search Admin Portal

At Microsoft Ignite 2018, the new Microsoft Search has been announced for a more enterprise search across some key Office 365 services. You can read the official announcement in this blog post: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/24/microsoft-search-cohesive-search-that-intelligently-helps-you-find-discover-command-and-navigate/ More often than not, when I’m in requirements, strategy or solution planning meetings with large organizations, stakeholders desire a “Google-like” experience that searches across all Office 365 services and even …

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Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 3: Dashboard

As shown in my previous post, the log analytics query can return a table or a chart. In this blog post, I will show how to put together various tables and charts together in a dashboard style and for others to see. I will show how to create a dashboard with Azure Portal’s dashboard capability. You can …

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How To Validate an Azure SQL Database Connection Using Virtual Network Rules

In my blog post Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database, I have shown an implementation of secure database connections from a virtual network subnet to a PaaS Azure SQL DB using service endpoints and virtual network rules. I will show how to validate the connection using SQL Management Studio from …

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Preparing Developer Virtual Machine for SharePoint 2016 Preview

In anticipation for the SharePoint Server 2016 Preview release this month of August 2015, I have prepared a Hyper-V virtual machine for development and evaluation purposes. System Requirements http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2015/05/12/what-s-new-in-sharepoint-server-2016-installation-and-deployment.aspx Scenario Deployment type and scale Processor RAM Hard disk Database server running a single SQL instance Development or evaluation installation with the minimum recommended services 64-bit, …

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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Integration with the WaitForCustomEvent Activity

Implementing an integration scenario with SharePoint 2013 Workflows using WaitForCustomEvent Activity in Visual Studio 2012 Technical Requirement: Integrate a SharePoint workflow with another application to call into the application and wait for a response with data. Applicable business scenarios A document management approval workflow notifies a CRM system of a customer engagement and provides a …

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My favourite SharePoint 2013 resource of the week

Out of all the resources posted on many blogs and on technet, I find the following link the best to kick off the learning curve: SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123606 These videos are great because Talk mostly net new features/functionality Great starter for experienced SharePoint professionals Good depth of overview on new features …

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