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Read what SoHo Dragon's thought leaders have to say about the IT industry, Microsoft technology, and recruitment. 

Peter Ward

I am CEO of SoHo Dragon. My roots are in  solution architecture, and I am involved in 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 February 2024 Podcast

Content Phishing-resistant authentication - it is one of the buzz terms showing up in Entra ID and the security industry, but what exactly is it? How does it work? And does it really live up to its name? We will explore the history of phishing-resistant authentication, how it intersects with MFA and passwordless in Entra, and look at why it is one of the best ways to protect your users and organization from sophisticated phishing attacks. With a live demonstration of Evilginx, we... Read more

Teams Tuesday Meetup January 2024 Podcast

Content Do you have to coordinate tasks with your work team? It can be frustrating and time-consuming to keep everything on track. Did you know that there is a tool in Microsoft 365 that helps you do just that? Let's explore Microsoft Planner and how we can make getting those tasks done more productively. In this session you will learn: - Customizing Your Planner Board - Sharing Your Planner - Using Labels for Organization And much more! Below are the questions and answers from... Read more

Teams Tuesday Meetup December 2023 Podcast

Content As companies deal with varying work environments, with employees and datacenters varying from on premise and remote settings, it becomes hard for infrastructure teams to manage heterogeneous workstations. We will look at using Azure Virtual Desktop as a solution to meet the security needs of your organization. Below are the questions and answers from the December 2023 Meetup Session. Q. Tell us a bit about yourself? – City, family, hobbies, job title A. A MS MVP with 15+... Read more

Teams Tuesday Meetup November 2023 Podcast

Content As companies deal with varying work environments, with employees and datacenters varying from on premise and remote settings, it becomes hard for infrastructure teams to manage heterogeneous workstations. We will look at using Azure Virtual Desktop as a solution to meet the security needs of your organization. Read more

Teams Tuesday Meetup October 2023 Podcast

Content Loop components have already been available for some time and have found their way into all levels of daily worklife. Now Microsoft has taken it up a notch and released the Loop app. The app is currently available as a preview version and aims to transform the way we work together on information in real time. In this session, we'll show you the Loop app and how it works in detail with real-world examples. We'll also give you a sneak peek at some cool features Microsoft... Read more

CollabDays New England- Power BI - Analysis or Process

My session today: The best place to start if we’re trying to improve the quality of our decisions is to look at how organizations make decisions. When it comes to decisions, organizations default to gathering data and rarely analyzing decisions. People aren’t taught to make decisions, they are taught coding, project management.. AKA this presentation. Read more

Anna Jhaveri

Anna Jhaveri is a Managing Director of SoHo Dragon in India and is a Microsoft MVP. She has close to 15 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.

Michael Rava

Michael Rava is Director of Recruitment at SoHo Dragon. He helps companies find elite-level IT staff for mission-critical projects and full-time employment on direct hire. For more than 5 years, he has honed SoHo's 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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Finding IT Workers During the Great Resignation

In the past year, a shocking number of Americans have quit their jobs in what is known as the Great Resignation. And while you may think this trend only affects low-wage jobs, the opposite is true. According to the research firm, Gartner, over 70% of IT workers are considering changing jobs this year. Companies are coming to realize that the people they employ are valuable assets. With IT workers scarce, companies are grappling with a lack of personnel, trying to figure out how to... Read more

What You Can Learn from a Wall Street Career

In his Youtube interview , Anthony Scaramucci, CEO of Skybridge Capital and former White House Director of Communications shared his thoughts about what you can learn from a wall street career. In my humble opinion, Wall Street is the best fortress of individual capitalism on the planet earth and a place where goal-oriented professionals work their way up from picking up the telephones to making major decisions. However, it does not matter how competent and skilled you are and no... Read more

Fear vs. Anxiety and How To Overcome Both

Fear vs Anxiety and how to overcome both In his Youtube interview , Anthony Scaramucci, CEO of Skybridge Capital, and former White House Director of Communications talks about Fear Vs Anxiety and how to overcome both. Sometimes the impact of fear and anxiety is so intense that these negative feelings gain control over an individual’s life, affecting eating habits, affecting family / friends relations. This can keep people away from reaching their professional goals and can... Read more

Tom Daly

Tom Daly is Collaboration Practice Director at SoHo Dragon and is a Microsoft MVP. An Office 365 and SharePoint developer, he specializes in the UI aspects of SharePoint, implementing branding, DVWP, web parts, and apps. Tom is expert in both JavaScript and C# development. New Office Servers, and Services MVP. 

Tom is the creator of Community Days, a website that connects the Microsoft user community with free and low-cost Microsoft training and information events. He is 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 [...]

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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 […]

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Adding Font Awesome to the 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 [...]

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