This has been quite a week for announcements both on SharePoint-Community.Net and also around the wider SharePoint and Office 365 Community, so let’s get started!

1. HRMEasy – The user-friendly HR-system for SharePoint

HRMEasy is an extremely user-friendly HR system, that fits right into your SharePoint enviroment. With HRMEasy you can save time and administrative resources … while getting an unrivaled overview of your company’s most valuable resource – your employees! HRMEasy suits both large, medium, and small business budgets and can be delivered to your own server platform, or as a hosted solution.

2. SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence – SPChat with Edwin M. Sarmiento (sponsored by Collaboris)

In this chat session, you will learn what it takes to successfully architect and design SharePoint 2013 as a BI platform. We will cover multiple configuration scenarios and the different technologies necessary to build the infrastructure. At the end of the session, you can walk away feeling confident to run Power Pivot, Power View and Reporting Services in your SharePoint 2013 farm.

3. The future of SharePoint-Community.Net

Here at SPCOM we have some exciting news! SharePoint-Community.Net will be seeing major new changes over the next few months that will see it expand to live under the “Collab365” name. Along with this we will be giving the site a serious makeover by introducing some cool new features that will allow our members to contribute more effectively. Exciting Times!

4. Talking About SharePoint Server 2016 and Ignite, with Microsoft’s Bill Baer

Christian Buckley is back with another stellar interview with SharePoint guru … Bill Baer. Read this in-depth interview about how SharePoint 2016 is shaping up!

5. How to Start SharePoint 2013 Workflows on Selected Items

Read this fantastic post that illustrates how to select a bunch of documents and trigger a workflow on the selection. A very common problem with a not so simple solution!

6. Office 365 adoption has grown 3% in just 7 months!

On SPCOM we run a regular poll that asks visitors to let us know their major version of SharePoint. This post will be kept up to date to show the shift in adoption of the various versions and will also indicate how popular Office 365 is getting.

7. Sign in page branding and cloud user self-service password reset for Office 365

There were some big announcements around Office 365 sign-in yesterday. It’s now possible to brand the sign-in page as well as added support for other providers such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

8. FREE Ebook – Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure

Check out this awesome free Ebook written by Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan.

9. O365 – Javascript – Browser Detection and Browser Storage access

This post explains how to detect the current browser and browser storage capability using SharePoint Online.

10. New cloud storage integration for Office

SPBiz (June) and Collab365 Conference (October)