Available now: Hands-On Microsoft Lists

I am delighted to announce that a book I have co-written is getting published today! João Ferreira, a Microsoft MVP from Portugal, and myself have written “Hands-On Microsoft Lists“, edited and published by Packt Publishing. The target audience for our book are people who have used Office 365 and SharePoint before, and now want to learn more about how they can leverage Microsoft Lists. Microsoft Lists is an extremely flexible Details

Using Mover to migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive

Back in October 2019, Microsoft acquired mover.io, a cloud file migration company focusing on migrating content from other cloud sources (Dropbox, Box, Google, …) into the Microsoft cloud (Office 365, Azure). And while I was strongly involved in a lot of migrations over the past few years, I decided not to check this out in detail as I was working with too many other things (Teams/OneDrive adoption, PowerApps, …). But Details

It’s been a while… What’s next?

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote something here. As I changed my job in April last year, I also had a change in job scope – away from daily operational work (it’s been MONTHS since I last ran a PowerShell script!), on to more project and strategy focused activities. A good amount of the content on my blog originated from this daily work (scripts, how to do xzy, Details

Creating a consolidated calendar and To-Do tasks view in PowerApps

Update 22/7/2019: Loryan has published his article, where he explains in more detail what he wants to achieve, and which other things he tried. Check it out here: https://www.loryanstrant.com/2019/07/22/giving-yourself-a-clear-view-to-focus-on-your-day/ A couple of days ago, I saw the following question from fellow Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant: His goal was to have a combined view of his (Office 365) calendar’s entries and his To-Do items for the current day, so that Details

Scheduling Twitter Content with Microsoft Flow Part 2 – Images

Back in February I wrote a blog post on how to schedule Twitter content with Microsoft Flow and SharePoint. This was quite well received, and I’ve had a few discussions with various people, who tried it themselves. One of those is fellow MVP Luise Freese (Twitter, Medium) (extremely passionate & sketchnote artist extraordinaire), who used my instructions and replicated the setup. And as I saw recently and also discussed with Details

Study Guide – MS-301 Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid

Update 13 May 2019: In case I find other good study guides online, I’ll link to them from here,Here’s another study guide by fellow MVP Becky Bertram. While a good number of links are the same for both our guides, she also linked to a few other resources, so check it out:http://www.savvytechnicalsolutions.com/educational-resources/exam-study-guides/exam-ms-301-study-guide/ Back in February, I took the new MS-301 Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid exam (besides the MS-300, for which Details

Dynamic Country Maps in PowerApps

Today I stumbled upon an older, but wonderful article about how you can use SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) within PowerApps, and how you can modify them dynamically for custom visualizations: Advanced PowerApps visualizations with dynamic SVG’s. This made me think about other potential use cases, and I decided to check if I can build a reusable component that displays a World Map and allows to highlight countries with different colours. Details

Updating SharePoint Online List Icons with PowerShell

During a recent migration from on-premises SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online, we noticed that some of the migrated lists did not use the most recent icons, but rather older ones (from SharePoint 2007 or 2010, I can’t remember whether there was a difference between these two). For example, the following screenshot shows that all lists except for Tasks use the current icon set: The question was, can something be done Details

Scheduling Twitter Content with Microsoft Flow

Update May 2019: A follow up post with additional information has been published. Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about how you can schedule Twitter content with Azure Functions. I used Azure Table Storage to store relevant content that I want to get published, and Azure Functions to query it periodically to check if anything needs to get posted to Twitter. Today, I thought I should finally check Details