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…

Internet Explorer 11 issues with SharePoint

Although a rather old problem (old as IE 11, actually), a couple of my clients have had experienced it lately so I decided to write a quick post on it. SharePoint does not work properly with IE 11. Period. In fact, neither 2007, 2010 or 2013 versions do. There are quite some issues with the…

KulenDayz 2013

I am thrilled to announce that I will be presenting on KulenDayz 2013, one of the coolest conferences in the Balkan region. The conference will take place in the wonderful city of Osijek, Croatia, from September 13 – 15, 2013. To quote the organizers and participants on the previous conferences: “We like to think of Kulendayz…

The day Master died

Today is a sad day indeed. The first thing I was reading this morning was a Facebook message from my good friend, Oscar: “Hey buddy, did you see the news?”. I didn’t know what it was all about so I checked news channels first, slowly waking up and taking first sips of the coffee. As…

Announcing two sessions at SharePoint Conference Austria

It’s a long time since I wrote something here. Like most of us in the business, I was pretty busy a last couple of weeks / months. While waiting on my flight, I thought it would be a good idea to start paying attention to my blog again and here we are. This post won’t…

Announcing a session at Microsoft WinDays 13

I am honoured to announce my session at WinDays 13, a biggest regional Microsoft conference held in Umag, Croatia on April 22nd – 26th 2013. The session Successful planning of the SharePoint architecture and how to survive the process will focus on the planning of a solid, reliable and extensible SharePoint 2013 architecture. We will explore the…

Announcing Microsoft Online Services events in Cologne and Munich

I am thrilled to announce an event Microsoft Online Services Business Value and Use in Cologne and Munich, Germany organized by PlanB. GmbH, KPMG and Microsoft Deutschland GmbH. The event will focus on Office 365, Windows Azure and App development. Agenda 09:00 Check in 09:30 Opening Tobias SchmailzlPlanB. GmbH, CEO 09:45 Microsoft Online Services strategy and…