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  • Snapshot of Our Groups Survey
      We’re having some great internal discussions around the initial data from our Groups Survey (which you can take here). While I wouldn’t say that there are any huge surprises, it is always interesting to examine these kinds of results and validate your own thoughts. As I mentioned in my ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-27By Dean Swann
  • Comment on The Problem with Navigation in Office 365 Groups by Chris Slemp
    I don’t think this is an either/or solution. ML-driven nav is great for what I’m working on now, but until the whole world moves to holocracy, we still have org structures that for better or worse drive much of the way we see our internal world. Some structure (or at ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-27By Chris Slemp
  • Comment on The Problem with Navigation in Office 365 Groups by Dean Swann
    Thanks for your comments, David. Agree Teams are a handy construct for pulling together Groups but we’re finding as good as Teams is, it may not be for everyone. Going to read your Tech Community post. Thanks for adding it! ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-27By Dean Swann
  • Comment on The Problem with Navigation in Office 365 Groups by Rise and Fall of SharePoint; Navigation in Office 365 Groups; The Cloud Will Kill Jobs
    […] The Problem with Navigation in Office 365 Groups (tyGraph) Back in the early days of SharePoint, one of the most pressing issues for the steady growth of SharePoint environments (lovingly referred to as “sprawl”) was the difficulty in navigating these sites. And it wasn’t just that new Team Sites ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-27By Rise and Fall of SharePoint; Navigation in Office 365 Groups; The Cloud Will Kill Jobs
  • The Problem with Navigation in Office 365 Groups
      Back in the early days of SharePoint, one of the most pressing issues for the steady growth of SharePoint environments (lovingly referred to as “sprawl”) was the difficulty in navigating these sites. And it wasn’t just that new Team Sites being created, but that you had to wade through ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-24By Dean Swann
  • The Organizational Impact of Groups
      Have you noticed an increase in community content around Office 365 Groups? It’s interesting to see the shift in messaging from Microsoft, and the reaction from the community. Initially, there was a lot of push-back from customers and even within the Microsoft MVP community around Groups, which is not ... read more
    Source: SDean’s BlogPublished on 2017-02-13By Dean Swann
  • How to Migrate from SQL 2005 to 2014
    On April 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for SQL Server 2005.  This means no more security updates or hotfixes.  However, the bigger reason to upgrade is the fantastic performance improvements offered in SQL 2014.  SQL Server 2014 has been shown to be 13X faster than 2005, ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-11-26By mrsmew
  • How to Migrate from SQL 2005 to 2014
    On April 12, 2016 Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for SQL Server 2005.  This means no more security updates or hotfixes.  However, the bigger reason to upgrade is the fantastic performance improvements offered in SQL 2014.  SQL Server 2014 has been shown to be 13X faster than 2005, ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-11-26By Martina White
  • Moving Your SQL Databases to Azure – Things to Know
    This blog is original content written for the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog, posted here. SQL Azure is a compelling platform for data storage. It’s cheap, reliable, and highly accessible. However, it’s not identical to SQL Server on-premise, and there are a number of things to be aware of when ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-09-14By mrsmew
  • Moving Your SQL Databases to Azure – Things to Know
    This blog is original content written for the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog, posted here. SQL Azure is a compelling platform for data storage. It’s cheap, reliable, and highly accessible. However, it’s not identical to SQL Server on-premise, and there are a number of things to be aware of when ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-09-14By Martina White
  • Setting up Hyper-V and creating a VM
    Until now I’ve been using a service to set up separate environments to connect to my clients.  The multitude of VPN software can mess with my machine so I prefer to keep them separate.  Lately I’ve had a lot of challenges with the service, and some down time along with ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-06-01By mrsmew
  • Setting up Hyper-V and creating a VM
    Until now I’ve been using a service to set up separate environments to connect to my clients.  The multitude of VPN software can mess with my machine so I prefer to keep them separate.  Lately I’ve had a lot of challenges with the service, and some down time along with ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-06-01By Martina White
  • Enable Hardware Virtualization in Firmware
    I ran into this when trying to enable Hyper-V on my machine.  I found that the option for Hyper-V Platform was greyed out so I couldn’t select it.  When I hovered over the message was "Hyper-V Cannot be installed: Virtualization is disabled in the firmware".  In order to make it ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-05-28By mrsmew
  • Enable Hardware Virtualization in Firmware
    I ran into this when trying to enable Hyper-V on my machine.  I found that the option for Hyper-V Platform was greyed out so I couldn’t select it.  When I hovered over the message was "Hyper-V Cannot be installed: Virtualization is disabled in the firmware".  In order to make it ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-05-28By Martina White
  • Creating a Proxy User to run an SSIS package in SQL Server Agent
    There have been a number of times over the years when I have had to create a Proxy user in SQL Server in order to provide needed access to connections and locations being used in an SSIS package.  Sometimes the SQL Server Agent login account simply doesn’t and shouldn’t have ... read more
    Source: The Data QueenPublished on 2015-05-26By mrsmew