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If you haven’t heard – SharePoint Conference is back! May 21- 23, 2018 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV Celebrate the Return of the SharePoint Community to Las Vegas! Connect. Collaborate. Create. Make sure you register with my discount code: DONAHUE – you can save $50 by clicking here to register:!/register?utm_term=DONAHUE

Building Relationships with Service Providers

Relationships. They make the world go ’round. I’m reflecting on this right now because I’m mulling over a fight. Not a fight in a traditional, fists up, arms swinging kind of fight. The kind of fight you put up when you want something really bad and you put all your effort into getting it. In […]

My Favorite Things

5 Low-cost Tools for SharePoint Site Administrators and Power Users It’s hard to get anything accomplished as you roll out Office 365 if you don’t have the proper tools to get the job done. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the budget to purchase every piece of software that would meet our needs. As power users […]

I Hang with the Guys – and so should you

I’ve been in IT for nearly 20 years. In high school, I set my sites on a degree in Computer Science at The Ohio State University and never looked back. While I was attending OSU, I had the privilege of joining the Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, an engineering sorority. I was thrilled to […]

Take the plunge with Office 365, what’s holding you back?

Deployment planning…. Seemingly one of the more intimidating things about Office 365. Moving the cheese. Transforming the way people work. It’s exciting! And yet terrifying. On one hand, as the leader of an organization, you hold a responsibility to point the company in the direction of the most efficient way to work – and on […]

The Rise of the Power User

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Cincy, Breakout: Power User. For a small event, held at MAX Technical Training in Mason, Ohio, it’s worth noting that the attendees were treated with a number of well-known national and international speakers. The keynote was provided by Microsoft Senior Product Manager, Chris McNulty, and […]

SharePoint Automatic Updates, Yes or No?

It was recently announced that SharePoint updates will now be released with Windows updates for automatic deployment.  SharePoint Admins everywhere are shaking their heads!  What is Microsoft thinking this time?!  While this seems to be more convenient than having to go out and download those updates manually, there are definitely some considerations all SharePoint admins and server administrators should […]

Microsoft Office does not prompt to check in document

If check-in/out is enabled, or the user has checked out a document from SharePoint 2013 voluntarily, there is an automated feature with Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 that asks the user “Would you like to check in this document?” when attempting to close the Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). In this instance I ran […]

Cannot Open in Explorer View

You may get an error when attempting to use Open with Explorer view in SharePoint: “We’re having a problem opening this location in File Explorer.  Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.” This particular error can be for several reasons. The most common is typically that you haven’t installed Desktop […]

Microsoft Office cannot complete the operation because the network is unavailable

Microsoft Office cannot complete the operation because the network is unavailable.  Check your network connection and try again. This issue occurs when a user attempts to check in/out a document while inside of a Microsoft Office client (Word, Excel, etc). Solution Check the version of Anti-Virus.  In the case I ran into, Kapersky Anti-Virus was causing […]