July 29, 2015

July 18, 2015

Create Business Intelligence Center in Office 365

Recently, Microsoft has updated Power BI features in SharePoint online. It has enhanced the Business Intelligence features a lot and I am sure self-service BI is the ultimate goal :) In this article, we will learn how to create Business Intelligence Center in Office 365.

To get  Microsoft Office 365 trail with Business Intelligence Center (this feature is not available in all the versions of the O 365), you need to sign up using the E3 license. This includes the advanced features in it.
Office 365 Enterprise E3 
Once you sign up, navigate to Office 365 admin center -> Admin -> SharePoint -> It will open the SharePoint administration

Click Site Collections -> New -> Private Site Collection -> Give the Title and Web Site Address -> Template Selection -> Enterprise tab -> Business Intelligence Center ->  Enter the site collection Admin and click OK to create it.

You will see the new BI site collection as shown below:
Soon, will post about creating dashboards and reports in SharePoint 2013. Happy Learning!
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July 16, 2015

Get Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

I know everyone is excited and waiting for the 29th of July, 2015 for Windows 10 upgrade which is FREE  :)

I have Windows 8.1 version in my system.

Points to be noted for getting Windows 10 FREE upgrade from Windows 8.1:

1. You should have a licensed version of Windows OS installed.
2. You should have all the latest updates of Windows installed successfully
3. When you have all the latest updates installed, you will automatically see an Windows 10 icon in the task bar as shown below:
4. When you click on the icon, you see an pop up window showing the steps to get Windows 10 as shown below:

5. When you click on the blue icon on the left top corner, you will see various menus -> click View Confirmation under Getting the upgrade:
                                   


Here you can enter your email ID associated with Windows Account to reserve your Windows 10 for free :)

You should see a screen as shown below if your Windows 10 copy is reserved:

According to Microsoft's latest press release, it is going to be LIFETIME FREE!!!!

Learn more on Windows 10 Update: Link

Read Windows 10 Features: Link

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July 13, 2015

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Recently, I have installed the power pivot in SharePoint 2013 and then configured the power pivot service application in the Central Administration.
I tried creating a Pivot Gallery and it is successful. When I opened the pivot gallery library, it is showing the below error: 
I am sure some feature is not activated but couldn’t find it. Then, checked the Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage Farm Solutions -> powerpivotwebapplicationsolution

This solution should be deployed to the web application in which have created the pivot gallery.

Happy learning! Please share this post if it helps you!

July 12, 2015

SharePoint 2013 / Office 365

I wanted to try some proof of concepts using SharePoint 2013 and been looking for various easy options to get the SP 2013.
Hence I wanted to list the easy ways to get SharePoint 2013 for the readers. Below is the list:

Office 365 Trial :

https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans

On-Premises Deployment:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sharepoint-server-2013

Windows Azure:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/?CR_CC=200256621&WT.mc_id=A24158309 

SharePoint Online:

https://products.office.com/en-us/SharePoint/compare-sharepoint-plans?legRedir=true&CorrelationId=08d4bcac-2e4e-4269-9981-1deb00da1ad9

SharePoint Rackspace:

http://sharepoint.rackspace.com/free-sharepoint-2013#chat 

Cloud Share:

http://www.cloudshare.com/cloudshare-template-library

This are the some of the easier ways to get the trial versions for SharePoint 2013. Please share this post if this is helpful. Happy Sharing!