Come see my Sessions at IT/Dev Connections in Vegas

Who Good day my SharePoint peeps. I certainly hope you are all doing well and enjoying this summer 2014. In fact if you are currently at Microsoft #WPC event in Washington DC, please lets connect before it ends.  With that out of the way, I [Fabian Williams] will be speaking at IT/Dev Connections. REGISTER NOW […]

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Gotcha on SharePoint Designer Workflows in App Step 3

Why write this post? A colleague of mine at work came at me with a problem with one of his Workflows he was authoring in SharePoint Designer 2013 (SPD) against #SharePoint 2013 Server On Premises.  Now before you say “… well that is what you get for using SPD”, he had to use it because […]


SharePoint Saturday DC Chevy Chase 2014 Wrap Up

Today June 7th we had SharePoint Saturday DC in Chevy Chase Microsoft facility. I delivered a Session “The Evolution of Workflows in SharePoint 2013” with a focus on External Data using REST, JSON, the new HTTP Web Call and the Dictionary Object.  This post is to get all the assets from the session My Deck […]


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Gotchas working with Azure VMs in Context of SharePoint 2

Précis This blog post will demonstrate some challenges I experienced while trying to set up Search Service Application (SA) in my SharePoint 2013 On Premises environment. My environment was build on the premise of Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) using Windows Azure as my Hosting Environment. The trouble I faced was this: After provisioning my […]


Going to TechEd.Interested in SharePoint.Hybrid.Yammer.Search.OneDrive 1

Yes, I wanted the Topic and URL to have all the Key Topic Areas around my Session. Cheesy, yes I know, but it gets the point across Now for more serious stuff. What is TechEd & why you should care TechEd is a Microsoft Conference for ITPros and Developers that provides technical education value, product […]

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Nifty undocumented feature on Office365 on QR Codes in Doc Libs 5

Why write this blog Well, while I was hunting and pecking troubleshooting some work I am doing for a SharePoint Online project I came across this blog post by David Lozzi, while it was not what I needed for my troubleshooting, it did catch my eye. The blog was short and to the point, I […]


Accepted into the SharePoint MVP Program 14

The Journey Some while back, when I was an employee at Berbee/CDW a colleague of mine Joe Shepherd @JoeShepherdMBA was set to speak at a conference in San Francisco, however due to a conflict he couldn’t make it. He floated the idea that I should deliver his session; while I was fully capable of speaking […]

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Watch All My Sessions at SharePoint Conference 2014

A few weeks ago I was honored to speak at this years SharePoint Conference held at the Venetian in Las Vegas. I delivered three (3) Sessions which focused largely on: Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint Server On Premises and Online – Hybrid BCS Apps highlighting some of the new capabilities with the REST API, […]


My SharePoint Conference 2014 Wrap Up 4

The Lead Up Back in November 2013 as I was delivering sessions for Andrew Connell @AndrewConnell and Dan Holme @DanHolme at #SPLive, I also got the great news that I was accepted to speak at SharePoint Conference 2014 #SPC14 with three (3) sessions.  This was obviously fantastic news, scary, but I knew I could do […]


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Game Plan for SharePoint Conference Session 330 and 313 1

What’s our Theme I have three sessions at SharePoint Conference 2014 and the overarching theme of my sessions and perhaps for the Conference will be centered around Cloud, Apps, and Hybrid.  Please visit this blog to see more details about my sessions, I am using this blog post to refine my session script for both […]