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Using Office 365 Home for up to 6 persons

Office 365 Home is a really cool offer for up to 6 users within your family. You get the Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage each for each person, the subscription includes 60 minutes of free Skype calls every month to phones in over 60 countries and more, as described here. Here's how to invite your family members.

Join us at SharePoint Conference 2019!

If you are working with Microsoft SharePoint, 2019 will be a great year! First of all, because SharePoint Server 2019 has been announced, and because SharePoint Conference North America 2019 will take place in May in Fabulous Las Vegas (again). We from atwork will be part of the conference and we are looking forward to it. The event registration is already open and there are reduced price packages available. Additionally, find a $50 discount code here!

Use SharePoint view column formatting for displaying pictures and conditional formatting

Today I want to share just a quick tip for custom formatting views in SharePoint lists since I need them from time to time. My goal was to show a picture of a text field with an URL and to use conditional formatting with a traffic light system to visualize the sentiment of tweets that are written to a SharePoint Online custom list from a Flow. See the formatting options here.

Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit Part 4-Ownerless Groups

In this multi-part series we show you how to handle the Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams governance toolkit. The next article cover the governance part of our Groups Governance Toolkit.Imagine your company policy requires at least 2 owners per Office 365 Group or per Microsoft Team. In this part, we want to monitor all groups that are ownerless (orphaned), or do not comply with our organization's policies. The IT department shall get the information of all groups and teams where there are no owners or not enough owners and the possibility to fix that. Read below how this can be accomplished.

Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit Part 3-Develop Azure Functions

After the introduction of the Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams Governance Toolkit and with the necessary requirements we are now looking into Azure Functions. In our group and team provisioning scenario, we need a little code for provisioning of an Office 365 group and a Microsoft team. Serverless computing with an Azure Function provides the optimal solution for that. Follow these steps to create the function we need for our workflow.

Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit Part 2-Provisioning requirements

In part 1 of this series we described the scenario for our Office 365 groups governance toolkit. In this part we will setup a workflow for the Office 365 and Microsoft Teams provisioning. Workflows help to follow specific processes for a successful collaboration.
Offering self-services for users is a key to reduce workloads on the IT department and to allow users to cover their requirements quickly while the organization's policies are enforced during the process. A frequently asked request is how to provision a new Microsoft Team in Office 365 in a secure and monitored way. See how this can be implemented here.
To allow an app to create a Microsoft group or team programmatically in a workflow, we will use the Microsoft Graph API, Azure Functions and Flow or Logic Apps. With these technologies, we can create powerful workflows to offer a self-service for users to create a team when needed, approved by the manager and being provisioned with all the necessary properties and permissions.

Office 365 Groups Governance Toolkit Part 1-Overview

IT-Governance is an important topic, especially in large organizations. At Microsoft Ignite conference, we showed the "Groups Governance Toolkit" with a bunch of useful tools to regulate and monitor Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams. Here, we will show the step-by-step guidance how to implement that toolkit with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure. Let's start with an overview what topics we cover in this article series.

See you at Thrive Conference 2018

This December, the 9th Thrive Conference will take place in beautiful Slovenia. Thrive conference impresses with great content and well-known speakers in the middle of central Europe, this year in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana from December 4th to 5th, 2018. See the conference details at www.thriveconf.com.