Cloud Talk Show Episode 15 – Project Cortex with Joel Oleson

Larry and Ralph Get some quality time with Joel Oleson and discuss Project Cortex (a.k.a. Baby Skynet? Most delicious part of the brain for Mr. I. Mayzom B.? ) ! It was too juicy to split it up into smaller parts so enjoy your hour in the world where a lot of cloud topics come together to give birth to this Nerdvana Milestone.

https://aka.ms/ProjectCortex for more and you can find Joel all over Social Media from his Linked In
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeloleson/
to his twitter
https://twitter.com/joeloleson
and likely all points in between.

He has tons of webinars and other talks going that you will likely find super useful no matter which perspective of the cloud you are here for. Enjoy and Stay Safe out there!

Special Episode – Standing up the Crisis Management Site in SharePoint Online

Ralph has been getting a lot of communication traffic on this useful communications helper found in the https://lookbook.microsoft.com site (The Look Book) for those who have Office 365, the very major Cloud Service mentioned more than once on the show … A big shout out to the PnP Community ( https://github.com/SharePoint/PnP ) and the Microsoft Team behind it. Even if you don’t use it, peruse the template and let it help for your own efforts.

Stay safe all!

Cloud Talk Show Episode 14 – Your Free (yes, Free) Office 365 E5 Dev Tenant (hey … it’s Free)

So our first posting now that we are back in the Saddle again … We have a backlog (and not in the Agile sense) of Videos although some of them are likely obsolete and may never see the light of You Tube, a number of them will definitely be worth watching like this one from December 2019 fresh from Ignite but before the big changes came through in January 2020. In fact, Ralph may have said an inadvertent thing or two in the video which we caught in one case but left in another cause its so Real when he has to take a moment out to ask his Mom (yes, extended family) to hang on while he finishes the meeting … fun, fun fun.

There are a couple of key notes to clarify and also on the You Tube description and they are as follows:

  • Hub sites – There is no shared security in Hub Sites as sort of implied by Ralph in the Video but actually the though was there would be a future enhancement that might make it work … but that is also not what Ralph meant as the only way to “share” permissions is via Site Designs and Site Scripts where the script associated with the hub does some permissions pieces via script (or Power Automate which might not be free to use depending on how it is done … oh yeah Ralph has a Webinar coming up on that here!)
  • Teams versus Teams Site – Yes, the terminology sounds confusing even in the video but the idea is if you make a Team SITE in SharePoint online, you do not automatically get a TEAM as in Microsoft Teams Team … but if you create a MS Teams Team, you DO get a SharePoint Team site. It all has to do with Office 365 Groups. Don’t get confused 🙂

The main Link to get it all is https://aka.ms/O365DevProgram so follow along from there 🙂

Coming back from … the big Sleep!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Whatzit? Huh? Where’s the Coffee ….

Yes folks because we know we are about to get some people visiting after the recent “community outreach” Larry and I have been doing.

It’s a bit sad that we literally had no time in 2019 to even catch up but now …

So, anyways, this is just a place holder post to let you know the site is not forgotten (domain bill came but that’s not why we remembered ;-)) and there will be posts … looking at more Cloud related posts but also a look at various products that help us work with products that are, well, cloud products (go back to Episode 6 and see what we mean …)

Ok then … ready or not here they come …