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Peter Ward

My job as CEO of SoHo Dragon involves developing and delivering Microsoft Cloud solutions, as well as presenting new ideas, recruiting and motivating the people within the team to provide an outstanding service to our clients.

Like all of us, I get involved in pitching for work and making it work. We know when we get things right because people send us lovely emails about the things we have done, the people we have helped. We have our services down to a science and see Microsoft’s cloud offerings to be great business productively drivers. We are proud of the work we do with our clients of all verticals in helping them discover the enormous saving and take advantage of what the Microsoft platform has to offer. Now that’s a real reward.

Teams Tuesday Meetup September 2023 Podcast

This is a part 2 of the Feb 2023 meetup with Andrea Mondello. Citizen Developers can be some of the best product and change champions your organization will ever have - if motivated and managed correctly. In this session, we'll show how many of the tools and techniques we have used in Champion programs in the past should be tailored to motivate and educate citizen developers. We'll also discuss how to help Citizen Devs accept and stay within your governance guardrails. You'll...

Teams Tuesday Meetup August 2023 Podcast

Content: Microsoft Information Protection's various unified label and encryption technologies are spreading and integrating with several Microsoft solutions both within the Microsoft 365 and Azure services. Different encryption solutions can be used to meet the customer's needs. But how does the encryption actually work? What happens when an encrypted file is moved between on-premises storage and Microsoft cloud solutions? What is the consequence of using Double Key Encryption...

Teams Tuesday Meetup July 2023 Podcast

Content: In Microsoft Power Platform, developers can collaborate with citizen developers to enhance business solutions and solve complex requirements by using the platform's various extension capabilities with code. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend the Power Platform with different Azure services. In this session, you'll learn how to take advantage of the key developer extensibility points of the Power Platform...

Teams Tuesday Meetup May 2023 Podcast

Content: Are you ready for SharePoint migration to the cloud? In the past, most of us have implemented a “lift and shift” migration with limited resources and budget. It was easier to update the content databases and move the content as is. However, migration to the cloud requires much upfront preparation, strategy, and cleanup to move the content. In this session we will cover: • Cloud migration challenges including what doesn’t work in the cloud • Create your SharePoint...

Teams Tuesday Meetup April 2023 Podcast

Content: We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously. Also we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content. Speaker's Bio Amarender Peddamalku is a Digital Transformation Leader and Microsoft Modern Work Practice Lead at Perficient, focusing on Employee...

Teams Tuesday Meetup March 2023 Podcast

Content Microsoft Syntex, brings the power of content management and AI together to transform the way we work. This exciting new category and solution is set to help you transform, discover, manage, integrate, and connect your critical organizational content in Microsoft and beyond. In this session, we will explore how to manage content better with Microsoft Syntex. Overview of Microsoft Syntex Set up Microsoft Syntex for your Organization Models in Syntex Content Assembly...

Anna Jhaveri

Over 9+ years of experience on various Microsoft Technologies, mostly on SharePoint. Vast experience on solution design, implementation and product customization on different versions of Microsoft SharePoint Products.

Specialties: SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online(Office 365), WSS, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Search, Collaboration, Enterprise Applications, SQL Server 2012/2008 , JQuery, ASP.NET, C#, SharePoint Designer 2010/2013, Nintex Workflows, TFS 2010, TFS Online, Scrum Methodologies. Solution design, implementation and delivery of client applications and products on different versions of SharePoint.

Beginner’s guide: Connecting Dynamics 365 and Power Automate - send emails on creating and updating records

Prior to Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow), many of us probably sent emails using a workflow in Dynamics 365. This option has been around for quite some time. Typically, we have some automated process where emails go out to notify internal personnel or external customers. Power Automate now provides the same concept of sending Dynamics 365 emails. However, there are few things to be aware of, and the setup is different. First, we will need to create the flow from within a...

Beginner’s guide: Connecting Business Central and Power Automate - send emails on creating and updating records

You must have read my blog on beginner’s guide to connect D365 from power automate. And, if you are interested in connecting Business central with power automate, you are at the right place. I will show you the basics and steps to connect business central, how to send emails and limitations of power automate with Business central A small recap of how to create a flow - First, we will need to create the flow from within a solution. Creating a solution is most preferred way to do...

REST API to Create and Update SharePoint List Items from Power Automate

If you want to make any changes in SharePoint from Power Automate, the REST API is one of the best options to use. Sharepoint has its own REST APIs that can be used to create site/items/files/folders, update site/items/files/folders, or make any changes in the site or any update within SharePoint for which a REST endpoint is available. You can use the "Send HTTP Request to SharePoint" action to send REST API calls to perform any operation in SharePoint. So First we will go through...

Michael Rava

At SoHo Dragon, we help companies find elite-level IT Staff for mission-critical projects and full-time employment on Direct Hire. For more than 5 years, I have honed our talent sourcing method working side-by-side with hiring managers at top investment banks and financial services companies. The end result is the formation of a nimble sourcing team that functions as an extension of our client’s Information Technology/Human Resources arm to rapidly augment headcount and swarm on project objectives to complete reach milestones ahead of schedule

Job Smart Recruitment News -1

With all the hype surrounding generative AI, ChatGPT, and large language models what does it mean in terms of recruitment? At the recent M365 Community Days conference, a Microsoft executive spoke of a new category of IT professional called a prompt engineer. Part technologist and part linguistics expert, prompt engineers train AI systems by refining text inquiries to attain optimal responses. They spend their working lives talking with AI systems. Movies classics like “2001: A...

Training Can Be Your Ticket to Advancement

A recent email from an online university shared this smart observation: “Employers notice people who keep learning.” Learning helps you stand out as someone who progresses and doesn’t stand still. With all the disruption in our world today, businesses cannot afford to have staffers who stand still. According to Business News Daily, “When hiring, employers analyze a job candidate’s current skills and assess their ability to learn new ones. Growth potential is an essential quality...

How IT Workers Can Find New Jobs During and After the Great Resignation

During the pandemic, people worked harder than ever just to keep businesses up and running. Many had to stretch their capabilities, learn new skills on the fly, pivot, and roll with the times. Some people lost their jobs. Everyone had to adjust, and then readjust as work requirements changed almost daily. With restrictions lifted, more and more people are headed back to the office, commuting, and adjusting their mask-wearing habits. But not everyone is happy transitioning to the...

Tom Daly

An Office 365 and SharePoint developer, I currently specialize in the UI aspects of SharePoint, implementing branding, DVWP, web parts, and apps. I am expert in both JavaScript and C# development. New Office Servers, and Services MVP. 

I’m an active blogger @, community contributor, GitHub project author, speaker, and event organizer (Office 365 Bootcamp / Azure Bootcamp – NY/NJ), SharePoint Saturday NYC, SharePoint Saturday NJ, & New Jersey SharePoint User Group) 

Azure Web App Deployment Issues

I’ve been having major troubles when I am deploying my Node.js application. It will often get stuck deploying in the Azure Web App b/c of the oryx build process. This is highly frustrating because [...]

Azure Community Bootcamp 2021

Introduction After an event I like to wrap up some of my thoughts on how the event started and some of the lessons learned. This post will be broken out into the two parts of the story on the event and then some of the lessons that come with running an event. For those that […]

Adding Font Awesome to SPFx React project

Introduction I love the FontAwesome library and use it on many projects. I was a huge fan of FontAwesome 4.0 and had a little struggle moving over to using 5.0 + 6.0 in my projects. I was use to the old [...]