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CU at SharePoint Saturday Bremen 2018

We are looking forward to see you at the SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure community event next week on January 20, at the first SharePoint Saturday North Germany 2018, in the city of Bremen. There will be a lot of interesting sessions and a great speaker’s lineup. CU there!

How to access files stored in OneDrive or in a SharePoint site with Microsoft Graph and the Excel API

The Microsoft Graph API is the new unified endpoint for developers accessing data from an Office 365 tenant. Amongst many other features, you can work with OneDrive and SharePoint files with the Graph REST API. Additionally, you can directly work with Excel files through the Graph Excel API. Since all samples I found just use the personal OneDrive for Business (OFB) file storage, I wanted to document how to access files that are stored in a SharePoint Online site (SPO) as well. So, here we go!

See you at Thrive conference in Slovenia!

SharePoint Days conference has evolved to Thrive conference! We are looking forward to Thrive conference in beautiful Rimske Terme/Slovenia from 8th to 9th November! Join us and a bunch of experts and MVP fellows at this great event that’s close to Austria and Central Europe!

Impressions of Microsoft Ignite 2017

It was a busy week! Ignite is the largest and leading event for IT-Professionals and Decision-Makers in the Microsoft universe. This year, the conference took place in Orlando, Florida, from 25th to 29th September. With approximately 30,000 attendees and about 700 breakout, a lot of theater-sessions  a large expo and a lot of networking this event was … big #dataoverflow. See my personal impressions here.

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 3

This article describes the workflow for the group provisioning process by using the Azure function from part two in combination with PowerApps, SharePoint Online and Flow to enable a good user experience. Technically, we already have the toolset with the ProvisionGroup function. Now let’s create the rest.

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 1

Office 365 groups span over various Office 365 services and provide a great way for collaborating. By default, every user can create an Office 365 group. While self-service is a good thing and many businesses adopted into that direction, some companies still prefer the controlled approach. In real world environments, organizations usually want to restrict the group provisioning so that IT can control the wild growth of groups. This article series shows how to create an Office 365 group with an attached approval process with SharePoint Online, Flow and Azure functions. See how this works here!