Flow: Tweets about events

As part of my “Power to the People” session (presented at SharePoint Saturday Pittsburgh, several events in South Africa, and SPS Caribbean), I demonstrate a Flow which creates an item in a SharePoint custom list when there’s a tweet containing a particular hashtag (for example, a tweet about the event at which I’m speaking). This…

Around the Office 365 – Flow and PowerApps

My good friend Tracy van der Schyff (Office Servers MVP) has been blogging recently about Flow and PowerApps as part of her Office 365 blog-a-day challenge. Some posts are information/reference, some are walkthroughs. Below are links to those posts, but please check out the rest of her blog as well – it’s a crazy challenge, and…

Using the SharePoint Online Content Type Hub

This article walks you through using the SharePoint Online Content Type Hub to create and publish a content type for use throughout your tenant. This gives you a consistent structure for items of a specific type. You can learn more in general about content types in this Microsoft article. SharePoint Online Content Type Hub Unlike…

South African SharePoint Saturdays and roadtrip

Howzit! I just returned from an epic month in South Africa, speaking about PowerApps and Flow at the three SharePoint Saturdays, and participating in the first-ever aOS Community roadtrip. It’s hard to find the right words to express how much I enjoyed the experience, but I’ll try… SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg was held on October 8,…

2 Guys and SharePoint podcast – SharePoint Nomad

I was excited to be interviewed by Alistair Pugin for his South African SharePoint podcast this week while I’ve been in Johannesburg… You can listen to it on SoundCloud here! While you’re at it, check out Alistair and Rod’s podcast site for more great episodes! [November 2016 update: I’m no longer working for Lightning Tools,…

Microsoft Flow resources

As with all things these days, this is an ever-evolving list… Last updated November 2017. Microsoft Flow site – The Learn tab includes links to Documentation, Support, Community, Blog, and the ability to give feedback. Microsoft Flow documentation – As of November 2017 (at least that’s when I noticed the change), the Learn>Documentation link on the…

Microsoft PowerApps resources

The following links were last verified and updated November 2017… NOTE: In January 2018, Microsoft published a great list of resources for all levels of PowerApps users! PowerApps site PowerApps plans and pricing PowerApps Guided Learning: short tutorials and videos, started around January 2017, I believe. Connector reference – new in May 2017, this site…

SharePoint Saturday DC – Reston 2014

Once again, the SPSDC organizers put on a great event this past weekend! I attended this time as a speaker and also as a vendor, both of which I enjoyed very much. My presentation was entitled “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with SharePoint”, which was an end-user focused overview of various ways to prevent inconsistencies and redundancy…

SharePoint Saturday DC – Custom Lists

Here’s my slidedeck from SPSDC (June 7, 2014). As those who attended my session know, it was mostly demo, so I’ve only posted the slides containing the reference information I mentioned during the session. Custom Lists 101 – resource Thanks to everyone who attended my session! I had some good conversations with several people afterward, which is…