How’s the weather? Using a public API with PowerApps (part 1)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series OpenAPI

Introduction Okay citizen developers, listen up! This post and its forthcoming second part will teach you how to get PowerApps to connect to an online web service to add an extra dimension of awesomeness to your app. It also covers what I think is the most off-putting aspect… Continue reading

Rediscovering my curiosity at Creative Melbourne

As I write this I am somewhere over the middle of Australia, flying back to Perth after participating in a 3 day event that was fun, challenging and highly insightful. The conference was Creative Melbourne, and I am proud to say I was one of the inaugural speakers.… Continue reading

Teddies, Fetishes and the Management Consulting Scam

Send to Kindle What if I told you that the key to becoming a successful management consultant was to become a Teddy Bear? What if I also told you that it involves fetishes? You might be re-checking the URL to make sure you are on the right site! Fear not,… Continue reading

My new book about Teddies and fetishes is out…

Send to Kindle   Hi all I am pleased to announce that my new business book, The Heretic’s Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity is now available in ebook format (The print edition is still a couple of weeks away). Once again I wrote this with Kailash Awati… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 3)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya This is the third post in some articles aimed helping strategic or business focused users understand the SharePoint 2013 and Office365 “apps model”, and what it means for the future of SharePoint. In part 1 of this series, I outlined the opportunities and challenges that Microsoft are… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya This is the second post in some articles aimed at demystifying the SharePoint “apps” model for the strategic or business focused user. In case you are not aware, Microsoft have gotten a serious case of “app fever” in recent times, introducing the terminology not only into SharePoint,… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really excellent material is out there on the apps model (not to… Continue reading

Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much… Continue reading

“Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups”

My business partner, Chris Tomich, is the John Deacon of Seven Sigma. In case you do not know who John Deacon is, he is the bass player from Queen who usually said very little publicly and didn’t write that many songs (and by songs I mean blog posts).… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–conclusion and reflections

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all In case you have not been paying attention, I’ve churned out a large series of posts – twelve in all – on the topic of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows. The premise of the series was to answer a couple of questions: 1.  Is there enough workflow… Continue reading