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Drew Madelung

Drew Madelung

Drew Madelung is a Technical Architect at Concurrency, Inc and a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services. He is experienced in a range of technologies but specializes in content management and business process improvement. He has worked across all aspects of projects from architecture and design to roll-out, adoption and governance planning. Drew works with clients to develop and deploy comprehensive solutions on SharePoint and Office 365. Drew can be found across the community whether it’s online or at local user groups and conferences.

Contributions by Drew Madelung

Drew @ Ignite 2018

I can’t wait for Microsoft Ignite 2018 this year in Orlando. I was honored to be selected as featured speaker earlier this year for this event. The list of speakers and sessions this year is incredible and I can’t believe I am able to join them as a presenter again this year. If you aren’t able to attend, all sessions (including […]

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Get Office 365 Groups with Teams via PowerShell and the Microsoft Graph

Office 365 Groups are the backbone of a lot applications in Microsoft. The core principal is that an Office 365 Group is the security model that supports a Team. A good start to learn more about this is from the Microsoft documentation about the two. Here is a more detailed image about how a Team is a […]

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The Day Before SharePoint Conference 2018 & A Look Back

Are we ready for this? It has been 4 full years since the last real SharePoint conference.  We are about to be surrounded by a giant contingent of experts, from the community and Microsoft, along with thousands of your new closest SharePoint friends.

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Working with OneDrive Files Restore

Your files are important and the ability to recover them in case of an issue is essential. Recently Microsoft has provided the ability to restore your entire OneDrive to a point in time. There has been the ability to restore single files if they have been deleted via your Recycle Bin but this does not cover things like corruption or changes in the file. Files Restore in OneDrive within Office 365 changes this.

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Web Part Updates Coming with Hub Sites

Microsoft has started the release of the awaited feature of 'Hub' sites that was introduced last year. Hub sites will allow you to connect related Site Collections to allow easier discovery and collaboration. Along with these features, there are also changes to modern web parts coming as well.

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Removing Permissions for Viewing Modern Personal Blogs in Office 365

A personal blog can be a great tool for you to contribute your thoughts and ideas. Office 365 provides the capability for everyone to have a personal blog that can be accessed via your profile page.  When you create a new blog post this will be automatically be view-able by all employees. If you do […]

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Now is a good time to switch to OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an enterprise driven personal cloud storage solution. Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of your existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google but there are some important things to know about this offer.

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Sharing a File in SharePoint Online or OneDrive with PowerShell

I have been diving into doing larger scale operations in SharePoint Online using the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) utilizing PowerShell and ran into a scenario that I couldn’t easily find documented anywhere. What I wanted to do was technically “share” a file with a specific user and have that user receive an email just […]

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Two big changes coming to SharePoint in 2018

2017 has come to an end and just like a season finale to a good TV series on Netflix, Microsoft has left us ready for more. There was a whirlwind of changes and enhancements to SharePoint, OneDrive, and the overall collaboration space in Office 365 in the past 12 months. The amount of new things in 2017 was staggering but Microsoft left off with some exciting things coming early in 2018. In this post, I picked 3 of the biggest changes coming to SharePoint Online in Q1/Q2 of 2018.

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Office 365 Groups Naming Policy

Introduction When Office 365 Groups were first released there was not an ability to control the names of Groups at all. One of the primary reasons for this was due to the cross workload functionality that make up Office 365 Groups. As a reminder, an Office 365 Group is the single Azure AD identity service […]

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