What the FAQ: Part 2 – Creating a Question and Answer Bot

In the previous article, we went through the process of creating and training the QnA Maker Service or, better said, a QnA Maker Knowledge Base. We also explored the ways to query the service REST APIs by using a simple PowerShell script, which can be very easily translated in a language of your choice. We…

Increase your OneDrive for Business storage to 5 TB per user

Wait, what? Let’s see what you can do with it. Roughly speaking, you would have enough space to store 85.000 hours of music. Or 1.500 hours of video. Our 1.500.000 pictures of your cat. Or millions of documents. You can increase the storage quota for OneDrive for Business to 5 TB for quite some time…

What the FAQ: Migrating a QnA service from the Preview portal

General Availability of the QnA Maker was announced on May 7, 2018 at \\build\ conference. In all honesty, I was a bit surprised to see changes in the process of creation of new QnA services. But, as the new architecture is built on Azure, there are some differences between old and new portal. That also…

What the FAQ: Part 1 – QnA Maker

Recently I’ve been writing documentation for a new service that we built for our internal needs. Needless to say, as an integral part of the whole bunch of documentation produced, two of the documents are of a special interest to the users of the service. I am talking about user’s guide and troubleshooting guide. Now,…

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…