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itgroove welcomes our fifth Microsoft MVP!

October 3, 2014

Victoria, BC – The Team at itgroove is thrilled to announce that Kelly Marshall has been awarded Microsoft OneNote MVP! Kelly is now a member of a very select group as she is one of ten OneNote MVP’s in the world. Kelly joins itgroove’s other Microsoft MVP’s – Sean Walbridge, Colin Philips and Keith Tuomi, Read More

Killing them softly with OneNote…

September 29, 2014

OneNote rocks my world.  And I rock my wife’s world. Well, er, more to the point, I’m trying to rock Wendy’s world.  Wendy hates technology.  But she’s coming along.  I’ve already got her in OneNote planning our trip to Ontario and she even sends me the odd link to a page that she is working Read More

SharePoint Search – No Results after really long crawls–currently blaming and shaming SP1 and CRL checks

September 11, 2014

What I had a customer this week that had: SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Windows Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Prior to applying Service Pack 1, Search was working without a hitch for the most part.  However, shortly after applying service pack 1 (SP1), the customer started reporting that SharePoint Crawls, whether they were full with incremental, Read More

I want the blues – Die Event ID 1111 Die!

August 27, 2014

What I’ve written about this before, in regards to having clear (anal retentive much?) event logs and the technique was different in Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier. I just can’t stand having to ignore a bunch of red critical errors, especially when they aren’t critical – and more importantly, I don’t think people should Read More


IISReset for the Sneaky SharePoint Admin

August 22, 2014

What First off a disclaimer. In a production SharePoint environment, of course you shouldn’t perform an IISRESET/system reset when users are connected. Buuuuutttttt, in those instances where you are in a jam, or the system is in testing or you’re feeling brazen, I’m just saying you “coullldddd” consider the following… I was working with a Read More


Office Apps for iPad updated today

July 31, 2014

Microsoft is staying “Agile” with Office (for iPad at least) and released some new functionality today for Word (for iPad), Excel (for iPad and PowerPoint (for Blackberry … Just making sure you are paying attention…).

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My Yammer Presentation from the Victoria Office 365 Users Group

July 30, 2014

While the session was mostly casual and collaborative (much like Yammer), the following slide deck might still be interesting for those of you having trouble sleeping at night.

Microsoft Social Blog Series with itgroove Contributions

July 28, 2014

Microsoft recently wrote up several articles, focusing on blogging from a small business standpoint and they interviewed us here at itgroove (Hi and Thanks Luanne, that was fun!) and included our feedback. You can see the results of those efforts below: Introductory Article Is blogging right for your small business? Related Articles 10 do’s Read More

First 5 – List of Favourite Features in OneNote

June 26, 2014

Co-authored by Kelly Marshall and Sean Wallbridge, SharePoint MVP How can you not love OneNote? We do! It’s a free download and works across every device and operating system that matters to us (i.e. everything except Blackberry). Sean loves that he can relax on the couch and use his iPad to jot down ideas into Read More

Top 5 Section Suggestions for the OneNote New User

June 25, 2014

Co-authored by Kelly Marshall and Sean Wallbridge, SharePoint MVP There are a few key OneNote pointers we cover whenever we deliver an orientation to a new hire. We’ve had several new hires recently so we’re self-proclaimed professionals at rocking the Microsoft OneNote orientation now. OneNote “noobs” are grateful for these basic suggestions as it can be daunting Read More

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