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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!

atwork participates at "The Art of Data Management" event

The new GDPR comes in force in 6 months. From then on, every business processing personal data has to fulfil the statutory European data privacy laws. A violation can result in high fines and penalties. Within the cost free seminar series "The Art of Data Management", taking place in Germany and Austria, atwork prepares you for the statutory changes.

Forward emails from a Microsoft Account to a Work Account

Many of us have a Microsoft Account (MSA) that we use for Microsoft Azure or similar Microsoft services. But in reality, with Office 365, we’re used to work with our Work-or-School Account (AAD). So, often it is helpful to forward all mails from one MSA to the work account primarily used. This can be accomplished easily!

Forward emails from a Microsoft Account to a Work Account

Many of us have a Microsoft Account (MSA) that we use for Microsoft Azure or similar Microsoft services. But in reality, with Office 365, we’re used to work with our Work-or-School Account (AAD). So, often it is helpful to forward all mails from one MSA to the work account primarily used. This can be accomplished easily!

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!