Blog Posts

What is the future of work and what will it mean for your job?

Posted on December 16, 2018 by markjones333

The way we work is changing. Not only is it changing, but it’s changing at an incredible pace! What we are used to today will look very different in 5-10 years and beyond. Many factors are driving a change in the normal 9 to 5 working hours, and I believe this passionately. I believe it […]

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How to build a successful career in I.T. when you have no skills and no job

Posted on December 16, 2018 by markjones333

This article is aimed at young people (aged 16-25) who are still wondering what career path to take and whether to get into a tech career. The reason I wrote it is because I’ve chatted several times with my nephew and niece, my children and more recently to my nephews mate on a recent birthday […]

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How to create a User Registration Form using PowerApps, Flow & SharePoint Lists

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Dharmendra

Have you ever wanted to create a registration form for an event that saves the attendees to a SharePoint List? Do you also want the form to work seamlessly on desktops, Android and iOS? If yes – then I will show exactly how to do this. This tutorial shows how to create a complete end […]

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How to send (or forward) an Email to a Microsoft Teams Channel

Posted on December 15, 2018 by markjones333

In our 2nd Microsoft Teams Tip, we’re going to show something really cool around Email… Imagine you are a salesperson out on the road and you get an Email from a potential customer. The customer is asking for a special deal which requires you to discuss it further with your sales team. Normally, you’d forward the Email to your colleagues and […]

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Why is it so hard to hire a person with Microsoft skills?

Posted on December 14, 2018 by markjones333

Obtaining and maintaining relevant Microsoft skills is a tricky business. Not only are there a large number of different Microsoft products but for each one their technologies are moving on so fast that it can be tough to keep up! New releases, services, products and updates are published at an alarming rate and keeping your […]

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How to change organisational cultures by growing mindsets

Posted on December 11, 2018 by leslietiku

I am writing this post to share the knowledge from attending a Microsoft event on ‘culture change in the public sector’ on the 29/11/2018 where I also participated on a customer QnA panel to talk about some of the work I have done with a local authority organization on enabling their transformation with Microsoft 365. […]

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How Microsoft is helping Nonprofit Organizations

Posted on December 11, 2018 by smohammad

If your nonprofit isn’t utilizing Microsoft’s product offerings, you’re missing out! Consumers have become interested in knowing the good causes their brands of choice support. No stranger to this trend, Microsoft has taken it upon itself to focus attention on helping nonprofits. Microsoft is using its core competency to benefit nonprofits. The company highlights several […]

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How to create a Power BI Weather Report (Part 3) : Weather Data Part – Invoke Power Query Function

Posted on December 4, 2018 by LauraGB

In this post we will load a list of stations with their longitude and latitude and create two queries, list of stations and list of station data. The station data will be generated by invoking the power query function written in the previous posts.This post continues on from the previous 2 posts and looks at […]

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How to create a Power BI Weather Report (Part 2) : Weather Data Part – Create Power Query Function

Posted on December 4, 2018 by LauraGB

In this post I take a single query that transforms one text file containing weather station data and convert it into a power query function, that can be invoked and with a parameter can transform any weather data file. This is a step by step blog aimed at the non-coder and only requires a minor […]

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How to create a Power BI Weather Report (Part 1) : Weather Data Part – Transform a text file

Posted on December 4, 2018 by LauraGB

This is the first post is a series of manipulating weather data from the UK Met Office. This post will cover opening a single web based text file and then writing the steps to transform the data ready to use in a Power Bi report. Future posts will then show how to adapt the steps […]

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How to search and filter records in PowerApps (inc delegation)

Posted on November 30, 2018 by LauraGB

This tutorial explores the default search available when you choose the “Start from data” template. Using this template, it’s possible to connect to a SharePoint List (amongst others) and have a “Browse”, “Detail” and “Edit” built for you. When the three screen PowerApp is created (using a SharePoint list as the data source), it also […]

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PowerApps Tutorial: How to build your first PowerApp

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Dharmendra

In how to get started with PowerApps, we explained how to sign-up and get access to PowerApps. We also gave a very in-depth overview explaining what Microsoft PowerApps and Flow is the ultimate introduction to Microsoft Flow and PowerApps (you should definitely check this out as it explains both products very well via video). In this post I want to […]

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