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SharePoint, Azure Functions, and Visual Studio (Part 1)

“In old-school SharePoint, if you wanted to run some custom code in a web part, workflow, form, or event handler, you wrote either a sandboxed or a farm solution. Neither of these are supported in SharePoint Online. So what are developers supposed to do when they need to run some code somewhere other than the web browser? How can they run code in the background, elevate permissions, or fill gaps in the “out of the box” configuration options?”

That paragraph opens a blog post series by Bob German entitled Calling SharePoint CSOM from Azure Functions.

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Why it is Important to Choose a Microsoft Partner of Record

For those businesses that are using or are in the process of migrating to a Microsoft Online Service such as Office 365, you have the ability to connect a Certified Microsoft Partner to your account, aka - Digital Partner of Record (DPOR).   

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An Office 365 Users Guide to PowerApps and Flow Licensing – October 2019 Edition

Licensing for Microsoft products and services is often confusing, befuddling, or downright incomprehensible. The licensing for PowerApps and Flow is no exception, mostly due to one set of changes that went into effect in February 2019 and a second set of changes that went into effect on October 1, 2019. The goal of this article is to clear up as much of the confusion as possible by documenting PowerApps and Flow licensing as of October 1, 2019.

This blog post was last updated on October 30, 2019.

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Why it is Time to Give PowerApps a Second Chance

I admit, the first time I took a look at PowerApps I was quick to dismiss it. The anointed InfoPath replacement tool had a less intuitive interface than InfoPath, you couldn’t really do anything to style the forms, and the formula language was just something I wasn’t prepared to deal with.

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Songs for Motivation at Work

We have all been there where we need the extra push to make it thru the end of a project, session, workday, etc...   The right music can take you right to that mental productive state.   The Team at PAIT Group have compiled what we feel is the  ultimate pump-up playlist to keep you sharp and focused while you're at work.     

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When Users Go Rogue with Unapproved Apps

Have you ever heard the phrase “Shadow IT?”   

When I hear it, I get a mental image of ninjas sneaking around an IT department, but while it’s not referring to some outside spy/assassin creeping around our office, it is a dangerous thing.  

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