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About lelandholmquest

After serving in the Navy as a Reactor Operator on fast attack submarines, I earned both a Bachelor's and Masters in Information Technology from American InterContinental University and am currently working on my doctorate. I have a beautiful wife and two of the sweetest daughters a man could ask for. And I work for the greatest company: Microsoft. At Microsoft I work on the knowledge management system for Microsoft Services: Campus on Office 365.

A while back I had the pleasure of spending time Jan Hill, a management consultant. She was facilitating a discussion in my team. One of the many topics that we talked about was Trust, a topic of keen interest to … Continue reading

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Style Promoted Links in your SharePoint site

I had a colleague that wanted to use the Promoted Links webpart on his site as a navigation tool, but he wanted it to display vertically instead of horizontally. So I did some digging around. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/26522.everything-about-promoted-links-in-sharepoint-2013-change-size-wrap-view-handle-click-event-using-jquery.aspx Fantastic article!! In minutes, … Continue reading

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How to redirect as page on SharePoint Online (Office 365)

Here’s a common scenario. You’ve created a site in SharePoint and have business users going to it. You know they’ve bookmarked the site. Then, having learned some lessons and new tricks along the way, you create a new and improved … Continue reading

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What makes a great boss?

Here is another very interesting article that I read on the subject o f being a great leader: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/9-hidden-qualities-only-exceptional-bosses-possess-jeff-haden?trk=pulse-det-nav_art The author hits some very key points. A lot of it goes back to trust and credibility. As a boss/manager/leader, what is … Continue reading

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Relax.

We’ve all been there – both as the sayer and as the receiver. You are stressed out over something and someone says “Relax”. How does that make you feel? Why do we respond to that word that way? Brian De … Continue reading

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The Importance of Culture

Those who know me will not be surprised when I say that culture is everything. Culture effects every aspect of our lives, both personal and business. And it crosses those boundaries. Here is an interesting article to demonstrate: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2851974/microsoft-study-finds-everybody-wants-devops-but-culture-is-a-challenge.html

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Testing for NaN

I was in the middle of building a Windows Phone 8 application when I ran into an interesting problem. My application tracks where the phone is and uses it as the center point on the map that is being displayed. … Continue reading

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