My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Denver last week. The conference attendees were great and asked a lot of good questions at both of my sessions. It was a pleasure to feel that I was sharing information that people really wanted to learn about. It was even more exciting because this was my first chance to present under the logo of my own company. As you’ve probably seen on my web site I’ve left Blue Chip Consulting and launched my own one man firm under then name Don’t Pa..Panic Consulting. The Denver conference was just two weeks after deciding to go independent. So everything looked bright and shiny and new, to go with my new business cards.
The one thing that didn’t go well were the demos in my DLP talk. Despite checking them the night before, the SharePoint sites I was using for demos refused to load during my talk. I also tried demoing creating a new custom DLP policy and although that worked perfectly at 6:30 AM, when trying it for my talk PowerShell threw an error saying it couldn’t find the Exchange endpoint on the server. So I promised to spend some time this week recording the demos and making them available here. Note: I’m still working on the recordings, but they will be up soon.
I also promised to make my slides available, so I’ve uploaded them here. They are also available on the SharePoint Fest Denver site for attendees. If you have any follow-up questions please email me at email@example.com. You can download a copy of the slides from each talk using the links below:
Demo1: Creating Compliance Policy & eDiscovery Centers
More Soon !
I really enjoyed my time at the Dogfood Conference in Columbus yesterday. The attendees were great and both of my talks were well received. I want to express my thanks to the conference organizers and the attendees for the wonderful conference. I really enjoyed myself this year and I hope to be invited back to speak again next year.
I had lots of attendees at both sessions who asked for the slides so I’ve uploaded them here. I’ve also sent them to the conference organizers. If you have any follow-up questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download a PDF of the slides from each talk using the links below:
I really enjoyed my time at the Dogfood Conference in Columbus last week. The attendees were great and all three of my talks were well received. I want to express my thanks to the conference organizers and the attendees for the wonderful conference. I really enjoyed myself this year and I hope to be invited back to speak again next year.
I had lots of attendees at both sessions who asked for the slides so I’ve uploaded them here. You can also get them from the conference. You can download a PDF of the slides from each talk using the links below:
This is the second in a series of posts that is reviewing details about how to manage External Sharing in Office 365. This post will cover the process of what happens from the time you fill in the sharing dialog to share a site or document with another user until that user accesses the site. For the purpose of this overview we won’t get into the specifics of how this process differs for an external user. We’ll cover that in the third installment of this series. If you haven’t read the first post in the series you can access it through the links below:
- Part 1 – A high level walk-through of how to configure external sharing starting with your O365 tenant and going down to an individual site collection.
- Part 2 – (This Post) How the process flow of sharing differs between sharing a site versus sharing a document and how Office 365 adjusts this experience
- Part 3 – How external sharing depends on the site collection access request list to manage permissions for an external sharing invitation
- Part 4 – How to use PowerShell to manage external users
How Sharing Works
To understand how external sharing works you first need to understand what happens when a user shares a document or site. In this post we’ll trace the process that SharePoint goes through whenever something is shared. We’ll take a look at what permissions are required to share a site or document and explain what the user experience is for a user who receives a sharing request. Along the way we’ll discover that there is a significant difference between the experience of the recipient when receiving an invitation to share a site versus share a specific document. We’ll also point out a potential difference in the experience between sharing in Office 365 versus an On-premises SharePoint environment. Note: we’ll dig more into the differences between SharePoint On-line and SharePoint On-premises in Part 3 of this series.
Sharing a Site
If you are the Site Collection Administrator (SCA) or Site Owner (SO) the process for sharing a site or a document is the same.
Delve is a new feature of Office 365 that Microsoft has been rolling out to First Release customers since late October. Its a new search capability that proactively gathers content that may be of interest to you and presents in on “Cards” that provide additional information about the content. Office Graph is a machine learning engine that is used to analyze the interactions that you have with content and other people in your normal workday. Your actions are combined with the public and private actions of other people to surface trending content that the analysis engine thinks you may be interested in. There’s also a search feature so you can impose the relevance ratings reflected by this analysis to regular search queries that you would perform. All of this is designed to proactively surface content from wherever it may be stored that will be of interest to you Now.
Introduction of Boards
Delve is still evolving to include more actions, content sources, and features. Today Microsoft released a new feature for Delve called Boards. Boards makes it possible to Tag individual Delve Cards and then surface that collection of Cards as a “Board”. You can follow Boards to make them easy to retrieve or search for Boards defined by other users. You can read all about it in Microsoft’s announcement here.
If you would like to learn more about Delve sign up for the Louisville SharePoint User Group Virtual event tomorrow evening at 6:00PM. I’ll be presenting a session for them on an Intro to Delve and Office Graph. You can sign up for the session here:
Lou SPU (Louisville SharePoint Users) Meetup Thursday Jan. 8th, 2015 6:00PM