Public Cloud and Canadian Data Residency: What Has Changed for BC Public Sector?

Public Cloud and Canadian Data Residency: What Has Changed for BC Public Sector?

November 04, 2019

Cloud technology is rapidly transforming IT departments and also how whole organizations operate, communicate and do business. This major shift will impact all parts of the Canadian economy. However, Canada does not have national consistent data residency laws and a couple of provinces such as British Columbia dictate that government data should reside in Canada. Changes to the BC FOIPPA legislation last month may, at last, unlock the power of the cloud for BC public sector bodies in a meaningful way. 

Read More
SharePoint Conference North America: SharePoint and Office 365's Evolution

SharePoint Conference North America: SharePoint and Office 365's Evolution

July 05, 2018

With just over a month since the SharePoint Conference took place, lets take a look at what the evolution of SharePoint and Office 365 have in store.

Read More
BC Public Sector's 'Green Light' for Cloud Technologies

BC Public Sector's 'Green Light' for Cloud Technologies

January 31, 2018

So it happened, as of January 30th, 2018 the BC's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has 'green lit' Office 365, Intune, PowerBI and parts of Azure for use by the BC Public Sector. This has been a long time coming for BC's government, education, and healthcare... but what does this all mean?

Read More
The Power of a SharePoint Result Source

The Power of a SharePoint Result Source

September 30, 2017

SharePoint Search provides a fast and user-friendly way to retrieve information or documents. You just enter a keyword into the search box and click 'Search' – it's as easy as that. Almost instantly the results are displayed and can be improved by simply clicking on provided refiners. That provides a very convenient way to search your SharePoint content.

Read More
Latent security issue with Delve

Latent security issue with Delve

September 29, 2017

While the Microsoft SharePoint search engine is a very powerful tool, my attention is currently drawn towards Delve and Office Graph. Delve and Office Graph go hand-in-hand as Delve is the user-focus front end platform that visualizes data retrieved and sorted by Office Graph. Office Graph is the new and exciting search and index engine that uses artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic to create relations between data and persons while crawling data.

Read More
Field validation with Client-side rendering

Field validation with Client-side rendering

September 29, 2017

Client-side rendering (CSR) has been introduced by Microsoft with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. With CSR you can add additional functionality to some SharePoint elements very easily by just adding a JavaScript file which implements the missing functionality. There is neither an explicit deployment process nor any WSP deployment!

Read More