SharePoint Saturday Edmonton 2016


My first SharePoint Saturday speaking event!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at my first SharePoint Saturday event in Edmonton, AB on Oct. 22.  This is the second annual SPS event for Edmonton and I’m honoured to be part of it.

I’ll be presenting a session titled “How to Build a Search-driven Website”. It’s a SharePoint practitioner’s guide to leverage search and managed metadata along with cross-site publishing and author-in-place publishing models to build out a site…all with no code! I’ll finish off by talking about the evolution of search and how smart it’s becoming. Continue reading “SharePoint Saturday Edmonton 2016”


Delete unstructured content via Policy

featuredimageNeed help automating retention and deletion policies in Office 365? Although you can set retention policies at a content type, library or site level through other information management policy settings in SharePoint, this blog post will talk about how to set a deletion policy at a site collection level from the new Compliance Center. Microsoft recommends this approach for unstructured content living in both SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

The Compliance Center is part of the larger Security and Compliance Center which is a one-stop shop for security and compliance throughout O365. The Compliance Policy Center site collection is automatically provisioned for every tenant with an O365 E5 license.  It can also be purchased as an add-on to any Enterprise license.

[UPDATE December 2016] A deletion policy is on the O365 Roadmap for O365 Groups and is currently under development. On First Release, I am currently able to add a deletion policy to a Group’s site collection. Unfortunately I cannot see any indication thru the UI on the site that the policy is applied whereas I can on a traditional SharePoint site. This may change. Continue reading “Delete unstructured content via Policy”

My Atlanta Ignite

fullsizerender4I’m passing the time while sitting in a coffee shop in Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta thinking about the past week at the Microsoft Ignite conference.  To say it was a busy week is an understatement – there were lots of great sessions, interesting discussions, vendor demos, product expert talks, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. (Not to mention the not-to-be-missed official and unofficial evening events and parties!)

The people that make up the SharePoint/O365 community are one of the main reasons I like to attend these types of events in person – the networking opportunities and friendships built are invaluable and what makes this premier conference a “must-do” in my calendar every year.

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