SharePoint Hybrid Deployment Live Demo

It was a fruitful day at Collab365 Global conference 2016 with lots of wonderful sessions from experts allover the world. It was great to address an online crown this morning and my session is now on-demand and you can watch it here

Hybrid

Here are some resources for those who love to explore and try Hybrid for SharePoint

Download IdFix Tool – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36832

Download Azure AD Connect – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594

Planning SharePoint Hybrid Free E-Book – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/04/26/free-ebook-planning-and-preparing-for-microsoft-sharepoint-hybrid/

Configuring SharePoint Hybrid Free E-Book – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/07/06/free-ebook-configuring-microsoft-sharepoint-hybrid-capabilities/

Microsoft Flow latest updates for October 2016

The new era of workflow automation was introduced recently as Microsoft flow in Office365. I have been in the preview program and the functionality is fantastic so far.

General Availability of Microsoft Flow (You are set to go production)

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Microsoft announced today about the general availability of Flow which would be within this quarter. that’s a great news and we can expect the availability of Flow in 7 different geographies. with this release, you can use Microsoft Flow for production purposes.

Flow will have several options for you to chose, Free and paid depends on your usage scenarios.

Dynamic AX Integration Support

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Flow will now support Dynamics AX integration for you to perform actions such as copying data from external systems in to Dynamics AX.

More new services

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Blogger and PageDuty services are now supports in Flow. Page duty is a helpdesk tool that used by support teams to dispatch service requests and it can be integrated with Microsoft Flow.

Awarded as an Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

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On 1st October 2016 (Yesterday) I received the most delightful email on my personal mail box with a surprising message saying that “Microsoft has recognized me as an Microsoft Most Valuable Professional”.

MVP Award

I don’t think there could be another spirit for a technical person who is whiling to share his/her knowledge and expertise with others than this wonderful opportunity. Receiving this made me the way to think of doing much more community works.

My thought to others who are dreaming for MVP:

MVP is not a certification of a private degree. its a collaborative decision made by the Microsoft MVP program team together with relevant product teams based on each persons contributions done for the community for past years. It could be blogging, speaking, forums participation, Pod casts, webinars or other good ways of educating others.

Its been many years since I started doing community contributions in Srilanka and Brunei so MVP is not just a goal to be recognized and keep the prize at home, instead a journey keep doing what you have done for the community and even better.

There are many people behind this incredible achievement, My good friend Nirmal Thewarathanthri been mentoring me for past few years. not forgetting the leader who showed me the right path at the right time, Amila Hendahewa, Ojith Nishantha are still my heroes. this will lead me to do much more and learn more from fellow MVPs as well.

Thank You MVP Program team and Microsoft for this invaluable opportunity given !