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 Name Vlad Catrinescu  Blog Absolute SharePoint Blog by Vlad Catrinescu
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Vlad at Microsoft Ignite!      13-Sep-2017     63  
Are you going to be at Microsoft Ignite in only two weeks in Orlando? If you are, I am really looking forward to seeing you during the conference, or at one of the numerous after-hours event that a...
Making ESPC as Easy as 1.2.3      06-Sep-2017     2  
This November I will be speaking at the European SharePoint Conference (Also known as ESPC)  in Dublin! I have a session on How to design a SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure, as well as a Full Day Wor...
Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by SharePoint Vitals, but thoughts are my own. SharePoint is an amazing tool that offers the tools necessary to increase collaboration in your enterp...
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Lanteria. This information was provided by vendor for community education on the Lanteria HR referral program We’ve already told you about Lanteria ...
While I was doing a SharePoint 2016 install at a customer, I got hit by the The tool was unable to install Web Server (IIS) Role error when trying to install the SharePoint 2016 prerequisites on a ...
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Datapolis. This information was provided by vendor for community education on Datapolis Workflow 365 Datapolis (www.datapolis.com), a leading provider of b...
This August, I will be traveling to Australia to speak at the Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney! While this is the 8th Digital Workplace Conference (previously known as the SharePoint Confere...
As most of you know, I am creating quite a few training courses around SharePoint, PowerShell and Office 365 on Pluralsight! I just received an email that they are running an awesome offer until en...
Microsoft just published a new support article stating that you cannot use calculated fields to display HTML anymore. I know a lot of people were using this to for example show KPIs, or do some con...
With the amount of great sessions at Build 2017 this year, there is no way you could have attended all, and even if they are posted on Channel9, you might want to download them to be able to view ...
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Datapolis. This information was provided by vendor for community education on product. With Microsoft not recommending SharePoint Designer workflows anymor...
Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest Denver 2017      03-May-2017     142  
This May , I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Fest.  SharePoint Fest usually does 4 conferences per year ( Denver – DC – Seattle – Chicago) , and I t...
Speaking at SharePoint Fest Denver in May      30-Apr-2017     119  
I am honored to speak again at one of the best SharePoint events in North America – SharePoint Fest! I actually spoke at the last 7 SharePoint Fests in a row, and hope to keep going as itR...
Stop using Access-based apps in SharePoint Online      28-Mar-2017     182  
Microsoft announced today that Access Services in SharePoint are slowly going away in favor of Microsoft PowerApps! Starting in two months (June 2017), you will no longer be able to create Access-b...
When creating a new Site Collection by PowerShell, we have the option to apply the Site Template Directly, however you must know the Template ID for that site. For example you will need to give Pow...
SharePoint 2016 Service Accounts Recommendations      13-Mar-2017     175  
Service Accounts are a very big part of installing every version of SharePoint, however everyone has a different way of setting them up. And once you install your SharePoint with a set of service a...
I am extremely happy to announce that my 8th Pluralsight course and already second one of 2017 is published and this one is on how to Install and Configure Office Online Server. Office Online Serve...
Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by KWizCom , but thoughts are my own. One of the benefits of SharePoint is to make it easier for users to do their day to day tasks, and to automate ...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Information Overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general. Information Overl...
Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria, but thoughts are my own. Providing training to your employees to keep their skills up to date as well as to keep them motivated is key ...
A few weeks ago, I did a raffle on my blog for a chance to Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC! I am happy to announce the winner of the competition is Matthew J. Bailey! If you didn’t win...
I’ll be speaking at TechMentor Seattle , August 7-11 at Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Surrounded by your fellow IT professionals, TechMentor provides you with in-depth, immediately usable training...
Next Month, on March 23rd , 2017 I will be giving a free webinar together with KWizCom on how to easily Implement Business Use-Cases by using KWizCom Custom Actions. KWizCom Custom Actions, part of...
Speaking at SharePoint Engage Phoenix this March      10-Feb-2017     169  
March 14-15th 2017, I will be speaking for the first-time SharePoint Engage Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time that SharePoint Engage will be in Phoenix, so I really hope to see a lot of the ...
Partnering up with Datapolis      08-Feb-2017     173  
As some of you might have seen on LinkedIn this week (if you don’t have me already on LinkedIn, please connect!), I am really excited to partner up with Datapolis , an awesome company from Po...
Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Utah      07-Feb-2017     157  
Later this month, on February 25th I will be in Salt Lake City, Utah to speak at SharePoint Saturday Utah! This will be my first time in Utah, and I heard the city, as well as the ski slopes are am...
This morning, Microsoft published a message in the Office 365 Admin Center for administrators who have at least one Site Mailbox in their organization. Starting as soon as March 2017 (in only 1 mon...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Valo Intranet, but thoughts are my own. SharePoint Server is one of the best, and arguably the most popular platform for Enterprise Intranets in...
Speaking at SharePoint Fest D.C. 2017      24-Jan-2017     194  
This April, I will be headed to Washington DC to speak at the well-known SharePoint Fest Conference! If you did not sign up yet, you can register now with code CatrinescuDC200 and save 200$ of the ...
Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC 2017      23-Jan-2017     178  
This April, I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Fest.  SharePoint Fest usually does 4 conferences per year ( Denver – DC – Seattle – Chicago) , and I ...
In October, last year, I was really lucky to be part of the first aOS tour ever in South Africa, when we travelled between Cape Town and Durban in the AvePoint Red Bus. It was an awesome experience...
I am extremely happy to announce that my 7th Pluralsight course and first of 2017 is published and this one is on how to Provision and Configure Web Applications. It’s a relatively small cour...
We’re now in the middle of the Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend in North America, and every company is putting out some crazy deals out there for this special occasion! Luckily, Plural...
With the amount of great sessions at Ignite this year, there is no way you could have attended all, and even if they are posted on Channel9 and Youtube, you might want to download them to be able ...
Bring your “A” game to ESPC16      21-Oct-2016     268  
This information was provided by the European SharePoint Conference for community education. No official review was performed by Vlad Catrinescu. With just over 3 weeks to go to Europe’s larg...
I am extremely happy to announce that my sixth Pluralsight course is published and this is the second part to the course I released at the begging of September. While the first course focused on Ph...
The Machine Translation Services Service Application is a Service Application that allows users and developers to translate not only sites, but their content as well to other languages. The Machine...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Information Overload is a growing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general. Information Overload ...
I am extremely happy to announce that my fifth Pluralsight course has been released this weekend, and this one is on the latest and greatest version of SharePoint! SharePoint Server 2016 is the la...
The Word Automation Services Service Application is a Service Application that automatically converts documents supported by the Word client application into formats such as PDF and XPS. In a simpl...
My Conferences for the rest of 2016      06-Sep-2016     277  
The last four months of the year are always busy in the SharePoint conferences world and with the launch of SharePoint 2016 this year, those conferences will be more exciting than ever! Here is my ...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by PDF Share Forms, but thoughts are my own. With the popularity of SharePoint increasing daily, more and more companies are turning to SharePoint as...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by MetaOption, but thoughts are my own. With over 250 000 companies using SharePoint day to day for their collaboration needs, the ecosystem of Share...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. As SharePoint is becoming the main collaboration tool for more and more enterprises around the world, users ne...
Review of QIPoint SharePoint Broken Link Manager      28-Jun-2016     373  
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by QIPoint, but thoughts are my own. As SharePoint is becoming the central hub of information and publishing in enterprises across the world, employe...
Review of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint      27-Jun-2016     384  
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Netwrix, but thoughts are my own. With companies getting hacked every day, security is becoming a more and more important part of every IT departm...
SharePoint 2016 Beta Exam now available for free      21-Jun-2016     380  
Microsoft learning announced today that the 70-339 exam for SharePoint 2016 is now available for free, as long as you take it before July 11, 2016. There are only 350 vouchers available! Here is th...
One of the new features included in SharePoint Server 2016, and also available with SharePoint 2013 as long as you have the required PU, is the Cloud Hybrid Search. The Cloud Hybrid Search has many...
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Collabion, but thoughts are my own. Every Year, the amount of data that each company stores increases exponentially. The more data we have, the to...
I am extremely happy to announce that my fourth Pluralsight course has been released this weekend, and this one is on a subject that is quite popular these days: SharePoint Hybrid! As more and mor...
Product Overview: Lanteria HR Performance Module      01-Jun-2016     281  
Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria , but thoughts are my own. SharePoint Server is mostly known for document collaboration as well as for hosting some of the best Intranets...
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Digital Design. This information was provided by vendor for community education on product. No official review was performed by Vlad Catrinescu and Vlad Ca...
Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement      31-May-2016     317  
In February, I wrote a blog post that touched many SharePoint Developers announcing that Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 MCSD developer exams as soon as September 30th, 2016. Microsoft recent...
Win a free Pass to SPTechCon Boston 2016      18-May-2016     309  
I have been blogging about learning resources for a while and one of the best ways to learn from the experts is to attend in person conferences! SPTechCon gave me a 4-Day All-Access Conference Pass...
After a popular session at Collab365 Conference last week where Microsoft Learning talked about the SharePoint 2016 exams, they finally released the information on their site as well. The exam numb...
A few weeks ago, I started playing with Hybrid SharePoint Server 2016 scenarios, to see if there are any differences with SharePoint 2013. As I am mostly an IT Pro, usually I never did the OData So...
As more people start playing with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint 2016, some of them have come across an “Unexpected” error when applying a DLP Policy to a Site Collection. ...
Microsoft Learning has silently posted a blog post on the Born to Learn blog announcing that starting July 2016, the price of the Microsoft Certification exams will increase to an unspecified amoun...
Nine out of the best Intranets Worldwide in 2016 run on SharePoint according to the trusted Nielsen Norman Group in their latest Best Intranets report. This proves that SharePoint is still one of t...
With over 160 Million persons using SharePoint for their job around the world, SharePoint is one of the most used Collaboration platforms out there. As workers increasingly work from home, a coffee...
Join me on May 5th 2016 at 12 PM Eastern Time for a webinar I am presenting together with VisualSP on the features that you get from implementing SharePoint Hybrid! Every time you see a blog post ...
Is Your SharePoint Healthy?      05-Apr-2016     403  
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by ScienceSoft. This information was provided by vendor for community education on product. No official review was performed by Vlad Catrinescu. There is no...
When using SharePoint Online as an input for our PowerShell scripts, sometimes we need to get information from a People Picker type of field. Luckily this is pretty easy to do once you know where t...
Join me on March 31st at 2PM Eastern time to see how you can easily create Dynamic Forms in Office 365 with KWizCom Forms. Here is the official description for the Webinar: Your organization is Dy...
Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365      21-Mar-2016     345  
In order to automate some tasks in Office 365 with PowerShell, sometimes you may want to send a confirmation email or a daily report by email. Luckily, there is an easy PowerShell cmdlet called ...
Announcing the Winners of the SharePoint Fest DC      17-Mar-2016     359  
A few weeks ago I did a completion on my blog for a chance to Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC 2016 and almost 150 SharePointers entered! I am happy to announce the winners of the competition...
Speaking at IT Pro Con NY – March 25 2016      14-Mar-2016     424  
The conference formerly known as “New York City Techstravaganza” will now be called “IT Pro Con NY”. It is a one-day grassroots technical conference for IT Pros that is brou...
Microsoft Learning has published some interesting information for SharePoint IT Pros interested in the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro Certification. They have released information about Course 20339-1:  Pl...
On March 16th 2016 I will be hosting a webinar with my friends at CrowCanyon about Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint 2016! In this webinar we will do an introduction to Data Loss Prevention and un...
With SharePoint 2016 out sometimes this spring and other connected services such as Azure and Office 365, 2016 is a great year to add some certifications to your transcript. Microsoft Learning just...
The Cloud Search Service Application has been in beta since August 2015, and will come Out of the Box with SharePoint Server 2016, and is available with SharePoint Server 2013 August 2015 Public Up...
During the weekend, one of my CodePlex projects that SharePoint Administrators seem to love has received a major update by my colleague Joseph Passineau . For those of you that don’t know wha...
The strong Search engine included in SharePoint is one of the reasons that enterprises around the world embrace SharePoint. Instead of relying on navigation to look for an item or document, users n...
SharePoint 2016 Frequently Asked Questions      22-Feb-2016     574  
As I do more conferences and webinars around the brand new SharePoint Server 2016, I get a lot of questions asked by email, or private channels that could benefit everyone! So I will update this bl...
Last week I wrote a blog post about the fact that Microsoft is retiring SharePoint MCSD developer exams. The article was pretty popular with over 1000 shares on social media and 4000 views in just ...
In an announcement posted by Microsoft Learning on February 16th 2016, Microsoft announced that both MCSD exams (70-488 Developing SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions and exam 70-489: Developing ...
On February 2nd 2016, Microsoft did a surprise blog post to Office 365 admins to announce that starting the same day, Microsoft will automatically activate Yammer on every new and existing tenant. ...
Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC 2016      08-Feb-2016     396  
This April, I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Fest.  SharePoint Fest usually does 4 conferences per year ( Denver – DC – Seattle –...
Speaking at MVP Days Montreal      04-Feb-2016     441  
Next month, I will be speaking at a new event in Eastern Canada called MVP Days. It’s a one day event that covers multiple topics around the Microsoft World, and I will be delivering a sessio...
I am extremely happy to announce that my third Pluralsight course has been released over the weekend. While my Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013 and my PowerShell for Office 365 courses w...
A few weeks ago I did a completion on my blog for a chance to Win a free Pass to SPTechCon Austin 2016. I am happy to announce the Winner of the competition is Jasmine Hoegh who is pretty excited ...
For some of you SharePoint Experts who took your exams in early 2016, the time to re-certify your MCSE SharePoint 2013 might be approaching. As you probably know, Microsoft requires you to re-certi...
Free Beta Exam 70-345 Deploying Exchange 2016      13-Jan-2016     1296  
While I usually only blog about SharePoint, since Exchange is part of the Office 365, this might interest some of you! Microsoft just announced they are giving away 350 free 70-345: Designing and ...
In a few weeks, on February 3rd at 11 AM Eastern, I am giving a webinar together with CardioLog Analytics on the new features for end users in SharePoint 2016. SharePoint 2016 RTM is almost out, a...
Speaking at SharePoint Fest Denver in March      12-Jan-2016     399  
I am honored to speak again at one of the best SharePoint events in North America – SharePoint Fest! I spoke in Seattle and Chicago in 2015, and now it’s time to visit the beautiful Den...
Review of KWizCom Forms App for Office 365      11-Jan-2016     444  
Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by KWizCom , but thoughts are my own. Moving away from paper forms is one of the reasons that companies love SharePoint. SharePoint has the out of th...
Start the New Year off right! Join Vlad Catrinescu, Microsoft MVP and president of vNext Solutions, as he helps you prepare for the coming release of SharePoint 2016. This latest version of SharePo...
Win a free Pass to SPTechCon Austin 2016      08-Jan-2016     424  
Hello Everyone, I have been blogging about learning resources for a while and one of the best ways to learn from the experts is to attend in person conferences! SPTechCon gave me a 4-Day All-Access...
Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by CIRRUS SOFT. This information was provided by vendor for community education on product. No official review was performed by Vlad Catrinescu. We all know t...
Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription      07-Dec-2015     514  
As many of you know, Pluralsight is one, if not the best source of on demand video learning. With over 4500 courses, and expert instructors it’s hard not to see the value of having access to ...
As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Capabilities in SharePoint Server. DLP, not to be confused with DPM (Data Protect...
While setting up a lab environment for SharePoint 2016 Public Beta 2, everything went well up to when I tried to run the SharePoint Config Wizard. I was hit by this ugly error:   Psconfiggui...
Even if some companies aim to be the “Email Killer”, e-mail is the most used form of communication between colleagues, as well as clients and external companies. Email has come a long w...
Thanks to the Canadian MVP Party Sponsors      05-Nov-2015     329  
A few weeks late but I wanted to thank all the sponsors who made the Canadian MVP Party at the 2015 MVP Summit possible. The post Thanks to the Canadian MVP Party Sponsors appeared first on Absolu...
Here is an invite from my friends at Microsoft to learn more about Cortana Analytics Suite‚ Data Lake‚ Azure SQL Data Warehouse and new features in Power BI as well as how to ensure your upgrade fr...
New Pluralsight Course: PowerShell for Office 365      19-Oct-2015     554  
I am extremely happy to announce that my second Pluralsight course has been published over the weekend and this one is on PowerShell for Office 365. PowerShell is a must-know tool for every Microso...
Ignite 2016 moves to Atlanta in September      14-Oct-2015     559  
For the past 24 hours, there have been numerous news that Ignite, Microsoft’s IT pro and client conference got cancelled or postponed. However, Ignite just got moved from May 9-13 in Chicago ...
Ignite 2016 Chicago is Cancelled / Postponed      14-Oct-2015     559  
According to the latest sources by Chicago Tribune, a Chicago newspaper, Microsoft has cancelled the Ignite 2016 conference, supposed to take place May 9-13 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Whil...
Review of Apptex Designer: List styling made Easy!      05-Oct-2015     621  
One of the big down sides of SharePoint out of the box is that it’s not easy to create a pretty site. Even with all the improvements in SharePoint 2013 and 2016 around HTML5, creating a prett...
New Zealand’s largest, annual tech event returns in its 20th year to SKYCITY and Vector Arena from September 1 – 4. Previously known as TechEd NZ, this gathering of the brightest Kiwi ...