Office 2016 Authentication against legacy SharePoint Online (BPOS)

I’m sure you’ve all installed Office 2016 by now! If you have already installed Office 2016, and you were an early adopter of SharePoint Online (as part of the original Office 365 – the obscurely named “Business Productivity Online Services” or BPOS…) you may have some issues authenticating against legacy site collections from within your […]

Speaking about Azure at Collab365

I’m delighted to be invited to speak at Collab365 – the biggest online conference of its type, covering Office 365, SharePoint and Azure. There will be an expected 10,000 attendees! I have spoken about SharePoint at a similar event before – this will be my first speaking engagement at C5 Alliance CTO, and first purely […]

New Role – Group Chief Technology Officer at C5 Alliance

After just over four years at C5 Alliance where I’ve seen the company grow from 50 specialist consultants to a company of 170 predominantly qualified technical experts, I’m delighted to have been offered and accepted a new role as Group CTO. It’s a really exciting challenge, ensuring the teams continue to deliver innovative solutions to […]

SharePoint Evolution Conference recap, slides and code

I was humbled and honoured to be invited to present again at the SharePoint Evolution conference; the speaker list really is a “who’s who” of the SharePoint and Office 365 world. Once again, Steve, Zoe and the extended team from Combined Knowledge promised and delivered on all fronts. Not only was the content second to […]

GPX Hyperlapse!

Perhaps a sign of the times that I spent a recent Sunday & Monday evening cobbling together some POC-standard code and built http://gpxhyperlapse. A sign of the times that the code is 99% client-side! I like to run – part of the #SPRunners (SharePoint runners who attempt to live a semi-healthy life, e.g. at conferences […]

Speaking at SharePoint Evolution 2015

I’m delighted and honoured to be speaking at the SharePoint Evolution conference in April – looking at the speaker list it is once again a veritable who’s who in the SharePoint world (I’m humbled to be amongst them!) There has already been a lot of preparation behind the scenes to make this conference special – […]

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK

I’m delighted to be speaking again at SharePoint Saturday UK on 29th November 2014, where I’ll be covering a topic that keeps re-surfacing in the community and indeed within the team at C5 Alliance:   Selecting the right client-side development approach Developing SharePoint solutions has evolved significantly over the past few years, not least because […]

Choose your (JavaScript) Framework wisely!

In my world (generally SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure) as well as the rest of the world, there have been dramatic changes in web development in the past 7 or 8 years; a great number of front-end JavaScript frameworks have come and gone, and some appear to be here to stay. Choosing the wrong framework […]

Co-authoring Excel Documents Simultaneously

It’s been possible for years to edit Microsoft Word documents simultaneously using Word 2010 or later and SharePoint 2010 or later (including Office 365 obviously). We use this functionality extensively at C5 – just ensure you have the following: Version control switched on (either Major or Major/Minor below) Disable “require check out”  The only problem […]

Why Use Office 365?

A short video (from one take!) after our recent “Office 365 in the Real World” breakfast briefings: The slides from our event here: Office 365 In The Real World, July 2014 from C5 Alliance Group Some useful links referred to: A guide to Cloud Computing for Data Controllers (Channel Islands) Thanks to for […]