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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.

Forgot to renew your Office 365 group? Restore it!

Office 365 Groups retention policies are very helpful to reduce orphaned groups in an organization’s tenant. Kindly, the Office 365 system sends out notifications to inform the group owner(s) to renew a group – or that a group will be deleted. What, if you oversee such a notification? See here how to restore an Office 365 group – thanks soft delete!

Impressions of Microsoft Tech Summit Paris 2018

After we returned from MVP Summit, we were proud to be part of Microsoft Tech Summit from March 14th to 15th in Paris. The cost-free roadshow took place in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and delivered two days of news and How-To’s of the Microsoft cloud services. See some impressions here.

Impressions of Microsoft Tech Summit Frankfurt 2018

This week, the Microsoft Tech Summit roadshow took place in Frankfurt, Germany. On two days, from February 21-22, 2018, the cost-free roadshow informed about topics from Azure to Microsoft 365. We were happy to be part of the Tech Summit. See some impressions here!

Tips for PowerApps-Using SharePoint Customize forms with Bing Maps visualization

PowerApps are very powerful and simple to use.Through the integration in SharePoint Online lists, we now can create our custom forms within a SharePoint site and add additional features as calculations, modifications and even visualizations. See here, how to integrate a map for showing a location instantly directly in SharePoint without any coding!

Joining the Microsoft Graph Community Calls

Microsoft Graph is the unified endpoint to programmatically access resources and services in Office 365. To inform the developer community with the latest news, the Microsoft Graph team organizes a monthly Microsoft Graph API community call. We, Toni and I, were happy to contribute a use case at the last call showing a scenario of an Office 365 Group orchestration workflow with PowerApps, SharePoint, Azure Functions and Microsoft Graph. You can watch the recorded session here.

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!