I am pretty excited to mention that I have been selected to speak at Collab365 event. For anyone who does not know Collab365 is an online 24 hour conference covering nothing but Microsoft Office365, SharePoint and Microsoft Azure. It’s free, global and will feature many known speakers, including me. 😉

I will be presenting two sessions. One on Directory Synchronization and another on setting up SharePoint 2013 environment in MS Azure.

For anyone who is interested in an Agenda it can be accessed below.


You can watch entire conference on-deman now by registering for free.


I would like to thank Organizers, Sponsors and everyone who attended my sessions.

Office 365 – SharePoint Online – Group Owners cannot add users

Today I am going to talk about this SharePoint behavior which is by design and does seem to confuse some users.

When you create groups under Peoples Groups you have an option to specify Group Owner. Now you would think making someone a Group Owner would allow them to add users to that group.

But this is not how it works. For any group owners to be able to add users in the group they need to have Manage Permission permission level assigned to them.

To create custom permission level and assign that to SharePoint group you can follow the steps mentioned below.

How to create and manage permissions level