Month: July 2014

Business Value & its importance

Scrum Training

Delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span is ingrained in the Scrum framework. Usually, Scrum projects are expected to create business or service value which makes Scrum framework attractive for business stakeholders.

But it is not clear if Business Value can be achieved by reducing costs involved, increasing the end revenue, enhancing customer delight, minimising risk or enhancing organizational capability. Business value and its assignment is a subjective task that requires balancing a lot of information based on lot of changing priorities. Product owner uses it as an indicator to prioritize the product backlog. Product backlog prioritization includes many other variables and attributes. Therefore, prioritization based on business value should not be the only approach. A good product owner should have strong understanding of the product’s vision and a good rapport with the customer and development team. Product owner should also take calculation of risk and effort into…

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Dynamics CRM & SharePoint Integration Overview

Dynamics CRM Chat

Dynamics CRM & SharePoint


In October 2014 I will be giving a talk to the Geneva SharePoint User Group about the integration options between Dynamics CRM and everyone’s favourite document management repository.  It’s a rich subject with a lot of blog posts, Microsoft white papers and general articles and so here is a condensed version if you’re looking for a quick overview of the fundamentals of integrating the two – both the “out of the box” features and the possibilities for extending the functionality with custom code.

I have included a list of references at the end to draw them in to one place and my material for the presentation (including a PowerPoint overview) is available on OneDrive here: –


First a word about the versions of SharePoint that are compatible with CRM: –

Dynamics CRM 2011 Dynamics CRM 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Online
  • SharePoint Server 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2007…

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View HTML pages in SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Dojo

Did someone in your organization save an entire website in a document library?
Did they complain they couldn’t open the start.html page?
Do you have users that want to view html pages inside SharePoint online?
If you answered yes to any of these questions (i am aware of the irony of this post), then I have a solution for you!
Simply open your html files in your library using explorer view and change the extension from HTML to ASPX. It even works with Flash content.
Yup, its that easy (and confusing at the same time, but for other reasons).


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How to Create and Save a Spreadsheet in Google Docs

Byte-Size Tech

There are different ways of getting started using Google Sheets: you can create a new Google spreadsheet, you can upload a spreadsheet from a computer, or you can use a template from our templates gallery.

To create a new spreadsheet, go to your Drive, click the red Create button, and select Spreadsheet from the drop-down menu.

As soon as you name the spreadsheet or start typing, Google Sheets will automatically save your work every few seconds. At the top of the speadsheet, you’ll see text that indicates when your spreadsheet was last saved. You can access your spreadsheet at any time by opening your Drive at

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What are Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides?

Byte-Size Tech

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are productivity apps that let you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store them in your Google Drive online — all for free. You can access the documents, spreadsheets, and presentations you create from any computer, anywhere in the world. (There’s even some work you can do without an Internet connection!) This guide will give you a quick overview of the many things that you can do with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google Docs

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here’s what you can do with Google Docs:

  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document
  • Add flair and formatting to your documents by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts, and colors — all that fun…

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Google Sheets receives massive update w/ formula support, auto-fill, Excel compatibility, more