Category Archives: SharePoint Online

SharePoint-hosted QnA versus QnA Maker, how do they compare to eachother

Hi, [Update: September 2017: QnA Maker V2 is much more efficient than V1. However, the statements in this post are still applicable to documents and other types of datasources that you cannot move to QnA Maker. So feel free to … Continue reading

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Building the nextgen SharePoint search through a BOT and LUIS?

Hi, [Update: 09/2017]: I demonstrate this from A to Z in my online course on Channel9 https://channel9.msdn.com/niners/stephaneey , feel free to watch episode 5 demonstrating this using Azure Cognitive Services. I’ve recently worked on creating a BOT with the Microsoft Bot framework … Continue reading

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Have a #Bing / #Google like search experience in #SPO using Azure Cognitive Services

Hi, Microsoft recently made Azure Cognitive Services available (in preview at the time of writing). This new set of APIs is built on top of Azure’s API Management building block and points to well known APIs (Machine Learning, Bing…) that … Continue reading

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Accessing SharePoint Online from Java, PHP, etc.

Hi, I recently got a question from Java developers who wanted to consume the online SharePoint REST APIs from a background job (no possible interaction with end users). As I’m really working with the Microsoft stack, I thought about the … Continue reading

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My Top 3 SharePoint Online oddities

Hi, Here is my list of the weirdest issues I have experienced with SharePoint Online. Some of them are also reproduceable on-prem, some are not. I don’t know if these are bugs or “by design” issues. List with unique permissions … Continue reading

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All you need to know about Azure Active Directory Applications in a few lines

Hi, I’ve been digging quite in depth the Azure Active Directory Applications lately and although, a lot of information is already available on the web, it is hard to find a resource that summarizes it all. So, here are the … Continue reading

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SharePointOnlineCredentials versus Azure Active Directory Apps versus ACS Apps

Hi, I’ve just posted a tip on how to consume CSOM with Azure Active Directory Apps and behind that tip, there is a broader question regarding the various ways to interact with SharePoint Online. Today, we have three possible methods: … Continue reading

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