My presentation at SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2014

On Saturday 24th of May I presented at SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2014. The topic was “Yammer integration options for SharePoint”.

Here’s the abstract of the session:

In this session I will talk about current Yammer integration options in SharePoint, both for SharePoint Online and on-premises. We all know there is an App, but what can you do with the App? I’ll demonstrate various scenarios, from showing Yammer feeds, to engage users in published content, to building communities in SharePoint together with Yammer. And how can Yammer support your collaboration environment? When do we switch to Yammer and when do we stay in SharePoint? Both platforms are amazing and each has its own powerful possibilities. In this session I hope to show you how 1+1=3.

You can find the slides here:

My presentation for #SP24 conference about eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013

Last Thursday (17 April 2014) I was honored to present at the largest online only SharePoint conference ever: SP24 (

I have just uploaded the slides to SlideShare:

Although the presentation was a live webcast, which should’ve been recorded, the recording has not been published yet. The organization did ask me to pre-record my session as well though, just in case technology would fail on us during the live webcast. And this pre-recording is available on YouTube:

Update 23-4-2014: The pre-recorded version of my session is no longer publicly available on YouTube. The SP24 organization has announced the SP24 Rewound version of the conference in a few weeks, where all session recordings will be made publicly available. Guess we have to wait until then :-)

Update 22-5-2014: SP24 Rewound has taken place last week and now SP24 is really over. The good news: the recording of my session is available again! To visit the conference room, and see the chat window and session resources as well:

A direct link to the recording of my session on YouTube:

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eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013 – Part 1: An Introduction

More and more organizations face more and more litigations. Whether they are shareholder lawsuits, fraud cases, or competitive investigations, litigation cases have proven to be costly, time consuming, and business disruptive. The new eDiscovery solution of SharePoint 2013 could really help organizations to lower eDiscovery costs, mitigate risks of data tempering or accidental deletion, and minimize business interruption.

In a series of blog articles I’ll show you the benefits of eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013, the architectural concept of the solution, some important implementation considerations, how to get eDiscovery to work technically in both an on-premises situation and in Office 365, and I’ll walk you through an eDiscovery case lifecycle.

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Fast forwarding and rewinding streaming movies on a Samsung Smart TV

My first non-SharePoint related post on this blog, but I really had to write an article about this Smile

Recently I have bought a Samsung Smart TV, from the ES6900 series. I love the capabilities of this TV. I use it for news reading, it has a Spotify app, and best of all, I no longer need a separate media player device to play my movies and music from my network.

There was one thing though, that frustrated me. The rewind and fast forward buttons on the remote control do not work when streaming a video from my network. Sometimes you want to skip a part you’ve already watched, or you’re looking for that specific great scene to show you audience how awesome your TV is. Tonight I finally found out how to fast forward a movie, and I figured I’d write an article about it.

When you press the Tools button on your remote control while watching a movie, you can then choose Timeline. From here you can use the left and right arrow of the menu control buttons on the remote, or directly jump to a chapter if your video supports chapters.

That’s it! Easy when you know it, but finding out is the hard part Smile (for me at least Smile with tongue out).