FPV Drone Flight Controllers Explained

The number of Flight Controllers (FC) for First Person View (FPV) drones can be overwhelming for beginners. This guide explains all the features and differences, and highlights important factors to consider when choosing a mini quad FC. What is a Quadcopter Flight Controller The flight controller (a.k.a FC) is the brain of the aircraft. It’s […]

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Arduino Launches a New Modular Platform for IoT Development

Arduino, the open-source hardware platform, yesterday (1/7/2020) announced the launch of a new low-code platform and modular hardware system for IoT development. The idea here is to give small and medium businesses the tools to develop IoT solutions without having to invest in specialized engineering resources.

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SharePoint Audience Targeting – It’s Back!

SharePoint audience targeting has been revamped and renewed, and it’s back! First I’ll tell you how it works, then for those of you who have been using SharePoint for years and remember the old way, I’ll tell you how it’s different. First of all, as of right now, December 2019, there is no audience targeting […]

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A Beginners Guide to Microcontrollers (by Jen Fox)

What do video game controllers, WiFi routers, and radios all have in common? Microcontrollers! Microcontrollers are what power many of our electronic devices and can be used to build all sorts of projects. They are also a fun way to learn and practice coding and building circuits! This beginner’s guide will walk you through popular […]

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Microsoft Teams is Your Hub for Teamwork

Skype for Business Online is retiring
As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365, we are announcing that Skype for Business Online will retire on July 31, 2021. After that time, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. For additional details and resources for planning your upgrade to Teams, read our blog post.

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Knowledge Management (KM) Requires Records Management: The Role of Retention Schedules in Businesses with KM Programs

Daniel Anderson’s masters paper, for his degree at University of North Carolina, about the role of retention schedules in business with Knowledge Management (KM). Abstract “Knowledge management (KM) is revolutionizing the ways business and public institutions preserve institutional memory and knowledge sharing. Companies found KM important for competitive advantage in the marketplace, because it provides […]

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SharePoint + Flow (+ Azure Functions): Launching a Microsoft Flow from Client-Side Code

Microsoft MVP, Julie Turner, wrote (2017) a great article on how to launch a Microsoft Flow from client-side code. “The requirement seemed deceptively simple… and it was, somewhat… simple. I’ll start with showing you how very simple it is to launch a Microsoft Flow (“flow”) from your client-side code hosted, well… wherever. I will give […]

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Updated Features for Office 365 Admin Center – #48639

Updated feature: Microsoft 365 Admin Center Major update: General Availability rollout started Applied to: All customers The Microsoft 365 admin center, available at admin.microsoft.com, is the common entry point for managing all your Microsoft 365 services. We’ll begin rolling out the new Microsoft 365 admin center with enhanced features and functionality in April. This enhancement […]

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DHT22/AM2302 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Accuracy

Earlier this week I wrote an article about how to use the DHT22/AM2302 temperature and humidity sensor with interrupts on an Arduino.; you can see that article here. After spending more time with the DHT22/AM2302 sensor, I’ve learned the humidity part of the sensor is not accurate at all. The temperature part of the sensor […]

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Arduino: Read DHT22/AM2302 Temperature and Humidity Sensor Using Interrupts

[toc] There are many sites where you can find Arduino schematics and code to read a temperature and humidity sensor then display that data on the Serial Monitor. I have not worked with the (more accurate) DHT22/AM2302 sensors and wanted to test them. In addition, I will be demonstrating how to use interrupts (instead of […]

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SPWebApplication Class

[toc] Namespace Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration Assembly Microsoft.SharePoint.dll A SharePoint Server web application is composed of an Internet Information Services (IIS) web site that acts as a logical unit for the site collections that you create. Before you can create a site collection, you must first create a Web application. Each web application is represented by a different […]

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Export-SPAllSitesForMigration

[toc] Function Name Export-SPAllSitesForMigration Download Source Code Export-SPAllSitesForMigration.zip Description The code in this module will gather all site collections in your farm and write the details to a CSV file. The CSV file will be formatted to support a migration effort. Parameters Parameter Name $CsvFilename Data Type [System.String] Required Yes Description Use this parameter to specify […]

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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe by Ree Drummond

Yesterday we tried Ree Drummond’s Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I made a few small modifications, described below, but other than that it’s one of the best Chicken and Dumplings recipe I’ve ever tried. And it’s so simple to make. I watch Ree Drummond on Food Network TV quite often and really enjoy the show. I’ve […]

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PowerShell: Retrieve All Sites With or Without Personal Sites (MySites)

[toc] I love using the pipeline in PowerShell.  Recently I was in a situation where, if a PS script what a one-liner I didn’t have to submit it through the review/approval/change management process.  Its amazing what you can do in PowerShell in a single line of code! Retrieve all site collections, for all web applications […]

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Debugging SharePoint Issues and ULS Log Files

I often see administrators and developers new to SharePoint find debugging difficult and complex. When working with SharePoint, log files are your friend.  In large on-premise farms, locating issues within large log files can be time consuming and sometimes difficult. When I am presented with an error that contains a correlation ID, I first resort […]

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AutoSPInstaller: SharePoint 2013 March 10, 2015 CU (KB2956166)

[toc] The AutoSPInstaller tool is not something I’ve written about in the past.  I’m not sure why because its a fantastic tool and I use it on a regular basis.  In general, it is a PowerShell based SharePoint installation tool.  If you are unfamiliar with it, I do recommend you take a look at it […]

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Evolution of SharePoint

Interesting article, from Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, about the Evolution of SharePoint.  Exciting times ahead! Excerpt from Intro: “In the conversations I have with customers and partners, I’m often asked how SharePoint will evolve in Office 365, and what the future holds for SharePoint on-premises. As we move into […]

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Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs

I was in the mood for brunch today so I decided to make Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs.  It’s quick, simple and, oh so, delicious! I absolutely love grits.  However, by themselves, they can be bland and boring.  The next time you make grits, consider spicing them up; the possibilities are endless.  […]

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10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #3 Presentation

This article is the third in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the previous articles and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Presenting Information The manner in which information is presented can dramatically improve its value. […]

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10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #2 Understanding

This article is the second in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the first article and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Understanding Information Understanding information is the most important aspect of Information Architecture. Before we […]

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