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Accessing On-premises SharePoint data as easy as 1 2 3 with On-premises data gateway

One of common asks when designing and deploying hybrid SharePoint is to make on-premises data accessible on SPO and also multiple devices, thanks to goodness of Azure Logic Apps and On-premises gateway and seamless integration with Power Apps and Flow doing that is as easy as 1 2 3! In the past this required a… Read more

Connect SharePoint Online to an on-premises SQL Server from an Azure provider hosted app using Hybrid Connections

Recently I was asked by a customer if there is a way to allow SharePoint Online users to connect to an on-premises SQL database without using BCS and avoid the overhead configuring that.  As a fan of SharePoint Apps and Azure the recommendation was to implement and leverage a provider hosted app on Azure, as… Read more

MEDIA ENCODING with Microsoft Azure Media Services and K2

By Melissa Layupan and Ali Mazaheri INTRODUCTION Media file encoding (and transcoding) is one of the predominant use-cases within the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry, and one which many M&E companies struggle with. Reason being is that M&E organizations invest in a multitude of expensive digital and media asset management systems to handle media files… Read more

Enabling Office 365 Hybrid Search with BIG-IP

Recently MTC Irvine team had the pleasure of collaborating with Steve Peschka and F5 engineers to validate leveraging F5 appliance as a reverse proxy for O365 Hybrid Search scenarios.  I am super glad to announce that the technical article is now available publicly for anyone planning to implement this scenario using F5 solutions here.  … Read more

Building a SharePoint 2013 App to embed Yammer feed on an Office 365 SharePoint site using Yammer Connect

Here is quick step by step post on how to build a sample App to embed a Yammer feed on an O365 SharePoint site by leveraging Yammer Connect API. In Visual Studio 2012 create a new project using SharePoint 2013 App template: Open the App.js file an add the following JavaScript snippet: Network, FeedType and… Read more

Office 365 Public Beta and Office 365 Training Course Released Today!

The Office 365 Beta is now open to the public.  Office 365 provides a cloud-based subscription service that includes Office 2010 Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. Office 365 also provides developers and ISVs a platform for building cloud-based collaboration and communication solutions for the cloud.  To help developers make the transition to… Read more