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SoHo Dragon’s thought leaders have their own blogs.

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 November 2022 Podcast

Content We all know that visual cognition is much quicker that scanning through reams of text, so why not use diagrams more often in Teams? Not all of us are artists, so why not use an app that provides you with graphic elements that you can just drag and drop, annotate, group and link together? Moreover, why not use consistent symbology for the particular subject area that you are communicating? On top of that, you should use an app that you can collaborate, co-author and comment...

What is the metaverse, and how it will impact you

As companies and employees settle into new work norms post-pandemic, we’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime shift in work patterns. Whether work happens from home, at the office, in a warehouse or on the go, work is no longer a place, but an experience that transcends place and time. Over the past two-and-a-half years, new patterns of work have emerged that put people, communications, and workflows at the center. In that time, Microsoft Teams has grown to 270 million monthly...

Integrating Powerful and Effective Communication with Teams and Whiteboard #m365cincy

This was a presentation I did last week from M365 Friday Cincinnati     FYI People are 36% more productive when brainstorming with pen and paper than with a keyboard Why is a stylus more effective with the brain than the Calibri font? I think the brain is more wired to handwriting after over 2,000 years of figuring out calligraphy. Also, everyone tells you they are a visual person (I’ve never met anyone who isn’t), and handwriting provides an opportunity to brainstorm and use your...

Teams Tuesday Meetup October 2022 Podcast

Content: Now that the workforce is trending towards remote/hybrid, paper pushing approval processes are out. How do we accommodate for our users outside of the office walls? How do we keep record of something that isn’t best served in an email or Teams chat? (Think PTO request, new hire setup, annual policy review, etc.) Approvals are a versatile M365 component that streamline the signoff process but there are many things to consider before making your approval process electronic....

Teams Tuesday Meetup September 2022 Podcast

  Content: Microsoft’s Power Platform comprises Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Each of these tools can be integrated into Microsoft Teams, bringing their functionality into the space where you spend most of your working day. In this session, we’ll take a look at the ways in which the Power Platform works within Teams to help you achieve your business goals. We’ll cover Power Automate approvals and automations for Teams, Power Apps and Dataverse for...

Teams Tuesday Meetup August 2022 Podcast

  Content: A hands on guide to understanding, naming, configuring and using MS Teams. Dozens of handy tricks and tips, some gotchas and a eBook version to take away. Stop using Teams out of the box, start using it as your primary digital workspace. Below are the questions and answers from the August 2022 Meetup Session. Q. Tell us a bit about yourself? – City, family, hobbies, job title A. I live with my wife, Christine, in a lovely village 10 miles West of Kingston upon Hull in...

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...

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 the last 3 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

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 app. Expert in both JavaScript and C# development. New Office Servers and Services MVP. 

I’m an active blogger @ thomasdaly.net, 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 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 […]