End of mainstream support for SharePoint 2013

Today is an important milestone in a lifecycle of SharePoint 2013. Mainstream support just ended and the product is going into the extended support phase. SharePoint Server 2013 is supporting business processes in large number of companies. As the exact time of ending mainstream support was well known for a long time now, while speaking…

Spring 2018 events

The conference season is open again! Next two months will be somewhat busy and I am looking forward to travel a bit, see some dear friends and talk about some new things we do at Microsoft. So, what’s coming up? Let’s see… Microsoft Network 8 18. – 20. April 2018, Neum, Bosnia and Herzegowina |…

What is Office 365 First Release program?

In my last blog post I mentioned something called First Release and in this one, I want to shed a bit of light on it. Microsoft enhances Office 365 by developing and deploying new features on a very fast pace. So, after a new feature or significant update is developed and tested internally, Microsoft will…

Microsoft leaks details about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

A couple of days ago, Microsoft mistakenly posted information about the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 release on the Windows Phone OEM portal. The information was available to the broad public but the mistake was noticed relatively fast and Microsoft reacted by moving it to the part of the site accessible only by OEMs….

Where the heck the Windows Phone 8.1 support for Passbook went away?!

Really, Microsoft? Come on! Windows Phone 8.1 introduced support for the iPhone / iOS Passbook files. I was really glad to see this because this was something I was really jealous about on iFruit users. It was introduced with the Developer Preview and it was carried along to the RTM. But, a couple of days…

Say goodbye to the bi-monthly SharePoint Cumulative Updates…

… and welcome the monthly updates! Yes, that’s right. Instead of releasing SharePoint CUs every two months, the product group decided to release them every month instead. Yay! The first in the row is the July 2014 CU. Here are the download links: SharePoint 2013 KB 2882999 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 July 2014 CU KB…

External sharing with Office 365, part 1: Introduction

Part 1: Introduction <- you are here 🙂 Part 2: How to share SharePoint content with external users? Introduction  In today’s world of dynamic workplaces and dynamic projects, we are faced with a lot of challenges. We are working with various people in various teams, sometimes within our own departments only but most of the…

Nokia Lumia 630 review

Disclaimer: Information contained within this article represents my own opinions and is a result of personal experiences with the hardware and software. Some images in this article are copyrighted by Nokia / Microsoft Mobile Oy. Update: Offline maps can be stored on the SD card. Look at the Storage section for the updated information. After…

Is roaming becoming a matter of past?

Few weeks back I got an SMS from Base, my mobile provider. Just as a background, Base is a subsidiary company of E-Plus, one of four main providers in Germany. Now, I usually do not write products or service reviews, except it is explicitly tied to SharePoint, Microsoft and similar topics. And, after all, this…

Serious issues within Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 [Updated]

UPDATE [2014-04-24]: Service Pack 1 is released again. Download links and the deployment guidance are available under http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2014/04/08/service-pack-for-sharepoint-server-2013-1-recalled.aspx Did you already install SP1 for SharePoint 2013? If not, good for you! Microsoft found out some serious bugs within SP1 for SharePoint 2013 and is currently fixing them.​ As a prevention, Microsoft disabled download links for…