Thanks for coming to my session in SPS Nashville!

I was at Cloud Friday and SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2018 (SPSNash18), and had my session on Saturday – that was a lot of fun! I had the chance to meet a lot of new (and some “old”) people, and I think the community liked my session about Citizen Development tools (for “actual developers”) quite well! Posts Related to “Thanks for coming to my session in SPS Nashville!”:5 ways to enable Custom Scripts for a SharePoint site collectionThe Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License FraudSharePoint Localization…Continue reading Thanks for coming to my session in SPS Nashville!

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Speaking at SPS Nashville on 5/5/18!

This Spring is crazy – so many cool announcements to make! I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Nashville on 5.5.2018. This one’s a completely new SPS event for me, and I’m honored my session was accepted on the developer track! Based on the feedback from earlier sessions, I’m really excited to speak to the community about the cool new toys Microsoft is giving us! :) Posts Related to “Speaking at SPS Nashville on 5/5/18!”:The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License FraudSharePoint Localization – a (somewhat) comprehensive how-to!5 ways to enable…Continue reading Speaking at SPS Nashville on 5/5/18!

Citizen Developer tools session at SharePoint Saturday Houston

Thanks for coming to SPS Houston! Check out the slides and demos :)

I had awesome time at SharePoint Saturday Houston! I had a lot of fun meeting a lot of new people, and I think the community liked my session about Citizen Development tools quite well! Posts Related to “Thanks for coming to SPS Houston! Check out the slides and demos :)”:The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License Fraud5 ways to enable Custom Scripts for a SharePoint site collectionSharePoint Localization – a (somewhat) comprehensive how-to!

Houston by night

Speaking at SPS Houston 4/28/18!

Another exciting announcement to make – I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Houston on 28.4.2018! It’s a completely new SPS event for me, and I’m honored my session was accepted on the developer track with some other really professional speakers. I’m really hyped to share more of the cool stuff I’ve been working on!  Posts Related to “Speaking at SPS Houston 4/28/18!”:The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License FraudSharePoint Localization – a (somewhat) comprehensive how-to!5 ways to enable Custom Scripts for a SharePoint site collection

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Materials for my SPS TC session: “Citizen Developer Tools are not just for Citizen Developers” now available!

Whoops – this post comes quite late, as the session was a couple of weeks ago already.  I recently had a session at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities (SPS TC for short) and thought I’d share my materials and document my experiences. Oh, and do the shout-outs, since I referenced some and tools by some extremely talented people! Posts Related to “Materials for my SPS TC session: “Citizen Developer Tools are not just for Citizen Developers” now available!”:The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License Fraud5 ways to…Continue reading Materials for my SPS TC session: “Citizen Developer Tools are not just for Citizen Developers” now available!

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Speaking at SPS Twin Cities on 4/14/2018!

Exciting announcement to make – I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities (SPS TC for short) on 4/14/42018! It’s one of the biggest SPS events worldwide, and I’m honored my session was accepted on the developer track. I’m really hyped to share some of the cool stuff I’ve been working on! Posts Related to “Speaking at SPS Twin Cities on 4/14/2018!”:The Scary Anatomy of a Microsoft License Fraud5 ways to enable Custom Scripts for a SharePoint site collectionSharePoint Localization – a (somewhat) comprehensive how-to!

Won my first hackathon!

Hackathon win: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness

I won a hackathon! They had fun topics, it was a cool challenge, a well organized event, and had cool prizes. Since this is the first hackathon I ever took part in, I thought I’d post something about my experience and the solution(s) I figured out. Description I recently took part in a fun hackathon organized by DevPost for Microsoft. Earlier, I posted some info about my hackathon entry, How to Resolve Managed Metadata Madness in SharePoint? I had played around with Flows and Cognitive Services before,…Continue reading Hackathon win: Resolving Managed Metadata Madness

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USA 5: Working for Valo Intranet – and what’ve I been up to last few months

I haven’t actually written that much about my daily work on this blog. I’m currently mostly involved with the Blue Meteorite’s North America team, and specialized in partner acquisition and support. Most of my time is spent either onboarding new partners, or supporting the old ones in their Valo Intranet deployments. And boy, is that not a lot of fun to do! Never before have I been able to work with so many talented people from so many different organizations, and that’s been both challenging…Continue reading USA 5: Working for Valo Intranet – and what’ve I been up to last few months

EIG sucks, Site5 sucks, Bluehost sucks, Hostgator sucks...

One web developer’s story about the downfall of web hosting (EIG / Site5 review) – part 2

I was able to actually get most of the money EIG got from me back from them by opening a Visa claim. In this short post, I’ll try to explain how you can stop your money from being funneled to EIG’s greedy hands… Even if your hosting provider was taken over by them. What happened to Site5 (and others that were acquired/savaged by EIG)? I was a customer of Site5 pretty happily for a long time, until Endurance International Group (EIG) took them over, wrecked…Continue reading One web developer’s story about the downfall of web hosting (EIG / Site5 review) – part 2

USA, 4: You really, REALLY need a car to get around. Hence, Cadillac!

This is the fourth post depicting me and my wife’s excursion to the USA. We are in the country to study, travel, business and leisure. Short version of the post: we went and got a car, because we didn’t have any other options. So, what’s up? We’ve been in the country for a couple of weeks. If there’s one thing, that’s become painfully clear, it’s the fact that you really need a car to get anywhere in this country. The only stores in Whitewater are…Continue reading USA, 4: You really, REALLY need a car to get around. Hence, Cadillac!

Photo from Epic System's campus

USA, 3: Epic and local IT industry excursions

This post is about our first excursion with the international student group to see Epic System’s HQ. During the first days I also walked around the town a bit in search of wall plug adapters, and accidentally made contact with the local IT industry. Getting my weird EU tech working in the States I took some tech with me to States – namely a laptop, its dock and a couple of mobile phones. I didn’t want to purchase transformers and charger for all my devices,…Continue reading USA, 3: Epic and local IT industry excursions

Plane was broken

USA, 2: Traveling to Chicago O’Hare for Business and Leisure

This is the second post about me and my wife’s excursion to USA and all the traveling we did. We’ll be spending 6 months in the country, to study, attend conferences, travel and compare the culture to Finland. Hopefully we’ll learn something about ourselves and the world along the way! Transatlantic flight The trip from Kangasala to Whitewater was definitely not a fast one. Driving from Kangasala to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland took a few hours, we had to wait for the flight for a…Continue reading USA, 2: Traveling to Chicago O’Hare for Business and Leisure

USA, 1: Initial Thoughts

I’m staying in the United States of America for the first 6 months of 2017 for both work and leisure. In case you’d need to contact me during that time, that’s doable by normal means (Twitter/email). Just the timeframe’s a tad different due to my location being 8 hours from Finland (-6 UTC time zone). This blog post kind of sets the initial mood and expectations for the trip. Excuse me – who’s doing what? So – we are going to United States. But why?…Continue reading USA, 1: Initial Thoughts

EIG is basically a host of scams now.

One web developer’s story about the downfall of web hosting (EIG/Site5 review) – part 1

Okay, so this is going to be a bloggish rant about EIG – Endurance International – a web “hosting” company that’s ruining the web for everyone. If you hate salty rants, browse something else, please! I’ve been an independent web developer since around 2004, and even though maintaining and hosting websites is currently more of a hobby than anything else, I still do have a few dozen customers with one or more websites or other systems hosted by me. For more than 10 years I’ve…Continue reading One web developer’s story about the downfall of web hosting (EIG/Site5 review) – part 1