Michael Mukalian


Newly minted Modern Workplace Technical Architect at the Microsoft MTC.

PowerApps, Flow and SharePoint Lists: How to Build a Better Interface

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 1:30 pm in

PowerApps and Flow offer a quick (and easy?) way of creating new interfaces into SharePoint Online. We’ll discuss and walk-through a couple different ways to create a new interface into a SharePoint list, apply a Flow to the list, resulting in a new process to work with the information in that SharePoint list.

SharePoint 2013 Social Smackdown

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 11:30 am in 331

Ever play NFL Fantasy Football? Ever participate in a group where, after you make your picks for the week, the trash talk begins? Have you been able to back up that talk? Well, now’s your chance to see how you can follow along with your favorite teams, your picks of the week, and participate in some talk (trash or otherwise), all through the social features of SharePoint 2013. We’ll be going through a discussion and demonstration of the new Community Sites template which provides a forum-type of experience in SharePoint, new features in My Sites, microblogging, feeds, as well as the Yammer interface within Office 365. So, come on in, wear your Eagles green, and join in on the SharePoint Social Smackdown!

SharePoint 2013 Apps Are The New Black! (An Introduction to the SharePoint 2013 App Model)

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am in 313

SharePoint 2013 introduces the new Cloud App Model, which enables you to create self-contained pieces of functionality that can extend the functions and capabilities of a SharePoint 2013 website. Today we’ll have a discussion on the high-level architecture of them, how to set up your environment to build them, why you’d want to build an app, and then finish up with a couple high-level demos.

SharePoint 2013 Apps Are The New Black!

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm in 331

Apps are the new black! SharePoint 2013 Apps that is! SharePoint 2013 introduces the new Cloud App Model, which enables you to create self-contained pieces of functionality that can extend the functions and capabilities of a SharePoint website. Join us for a discussion on why you want to build an app for SharePoint, what they actually are, and how they relate to your SharePoint website. After all this we’ll finish up with a demonstration on a simple app to build. (BTW, we’ll be doing this on beta bits).

“Oh sir, it’s only wafer thin!” – SharePoint 2010 Large List Maintenance

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

With SharePoint 2010, as has been said around the campfire, “5,000 is the new 2,000!” What does that mean? It means that we now need to be mindful of not just how many items are in our lists, but how our views are constructed as well because, well, it’s not as dramatic as the scene referenced in the title of this topic, but let’s just say it’s not really pretty. Today’s 15 minutes will discuss the areas that are impacted by these throttles, and the various ways of handling and managing a large number of items in a SharePoint list.

SharePoint 2010 Solution & Feature Development in Visual Studio 2010

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Visual Studio 2010, when installed in the same environment as SharePoint 2010, provides a broad set of project type templates for creating SharePoint assets (sites, site elements, etc.), more so than SharePoint 2007. Upon creation of a SharePoint Project, Visual Studio 2010 automatically creates the necessary Feature and Package nodes, facilitating the creation of a SharePoint Feature and Solution Package. Today’s discussion will speak to a few different scenarios on creating a SharePoint 2010 Project containing some site elements, and how Visual Studio 2010 has made Feature and Package creation a much simpler process.