Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010

(Post dedicated to Nuri, Operations Manager for our delivery team in EMEA, and courtesy Sean Earp) With the addition of PowerPoint Web App to SharePoint 2010, you can now view and edit PowerPoint presentations directly from within your browser.  This technology has also been made available to consumers on services such as http://office.live.com/ and http://docs.com/….


Configuring SharePoint 2013 Forms-Based Authentication with SQLMemberShipProvider

Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Priyo Lahiri Background With SharePoint 2013, a lot of partners and customers are opening up their on premise deployment to their vendors and customers. While the way you would configure this is very similar to SharePoint 2010, things get a little tricky when you perform a real-world deployment spanned across…


Migrating File Shares to SharePoint Online

(Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Andre Kieft) It has been a while since I created a blog post, but recently I received a lot of questions and requests for advice on how to migrate file shares to SharePoint and use SkyDrive Pro (SDP). So I figured to create a blog post with the things you…


SharePoint and Exchange Calendar together

(post courtesy Anand Nigam) One of the cool things in SharePoint 2010 is the ability to show the Exchange Calendar on a SharePoint site, side by side. This is called as Calendar Overlay This post will walk through how to configure this. Step 1 (prerequisite) 1. I have a SharePoint Site http://fabrikam which looks like…


New: Azure Cost Estimator Tool

Have you ever wondered what it would cost to run a traditional on premise or virtualized machine in Azure? If you are like me, you’ve tried many different ways to accurately baseline the server utilization and translate that to the proper instance size and utilization in Azure. I have some good news for you. There…


Office 365 Help Desk Troubleshooting Guide

Update February 2016: I've had a bunch of folks reach out in the last month to tell me that this three-year-old post is out of date.  Of course!  There is an updated Help Desk Troubleshooting Guide on the FastTrack site here: http://fasttrack.office.com/resources.  Three years from now it may not be in the same place 😉 <Note:…


CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 Integration – Part 1

(Post courtesy of Anand Nigam) Hi SharePoint Folks, I am back with yet another post, this time I will focus on an evergreen subject, Integration between SharePoint and CRM 2011 ? This is a huge topic as there are many possibilities. To have a better clarity on each of the Integration point, I’m going to…

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Sending e-mails from Microsoft Dynamics CRM

(post courtesy Sarkis Derbedrossian) I often meet Microsoft CRM users who don’t know how sending e-mail works within Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Most users think that when they create an e-mail in CRM and hit the send button, the e-mail is sent automatically. Neither Outlook nor CRM can send e-mails without a post system e.g. Exchange…


Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia One of the first things that an IT administrator (and even an end user) dreams for is “Integration”. For an administrator, integration of multiple technologies in your environment, consolidation of various products, management of everything from one single place, provision of data in a secured manner; are a few reasons….

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Performing an Active Directory Health Check Before Upgrading

(Post courtesy Bonoshri Sarkar) Hi everyone, this is Bonoshri Sarkar here. I have worked for Microsoft as Partner Technical Consultant specializing in Directory Services for the past two years; providing end to end consulting to enable partners to design, position, sell and deploy Microsoft Platforms for their customers. In my earlier role, I worked for…

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