SPTechCon Austin 2019

Back on February 10-13th I had the privilege of attending the SPTechCon conference in Austin, Texas for the first time. Boy what a great conference! Even though the weather for the week was rainy and cold for this time in Austin, the content and learning opportunities more than made up for it. I arrived on […]

Book Review – The Phoenix Project

I recently finished this book since I started a new job back in June and it has had a big impact on my thought processes since then. Before I delve much further into the book itself, I think this book should be required reading for anyone getting into the IT field. It definitely gives you […]

PowerShell Saturday Chattanooga 2018

This weekend I attended my first ever PowerShell Saturday (and Pre-Conference) event put on by some great folks here in Chattanooga on August 10th and 11th. The Friday pre-con event was given by none other than the famous Jeff Hicks Blog Twitter Starting off the day Friday, Jeff showed us some great scripts that I […]

AutoLab to create quick test labs

One of the best way to learn how to do things in the field of technology is to actually get your hands dirty and practice doing something. That’s one method I have followed for years and has helped me learn most of what I know today. One way that helps do this is with creating […]

Cloud Friday and SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2018

Last month I attended two events held in Nashville, TN. One on Friday called Cloud Friday Nashville and the next on Saturday called SharePoint Saturday. Both events were very well done and helped me gain some good knowledge on the changing topics of SharePoint and Azure. By far some of the best conference food I […]

SharePoint resources for demos

Today’s post I thought I would include in order to find anything needed to create a working demo of SharePoint locally. Nowadays,  Azure or other cloud providers make this much easier, but if you want more control you can spin up your own locally. Windows Server 2019 (still beta as of now) https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Server-Insiders/bd-p/WindowsServerInsiders 2016 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016 […]

Thoughts on taking the 70-346 exam

Recently I took the 70-346 exam from Microsoft to further my knowledge and skills about being able to administer an Office 365 environment. It was a difficult test and in the end I did not pass on my first try, but I got close to passing (maybe about 2-3 questions close by my calculations). But […]

Drinking from the firehose without drowning

It’s easy to be overwhelmed in the sea of information and constant changes that come out every month when trying to keep up to date on Microsoft products, not just SharePoint and Office 365. Since changes to each facet of the service are being released on a monthly basis, I thought I would include some […]