About Me

Hi there, I'm Hugo.

SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics, Agile/SCRUM

I started working with SharePoint back when it was codenamed Tahoe, before it actually became SharePoint 2001. I have been working with it ever since.

This is my least favourite part about blogging: talking about myself. I have no problems talking about SharePoint, Dynamics, software development, but I don't like talking about myself.

I know, I know, I'm supposed to establish my credibility as an expert, blah, blah, blah... but here's how I see it: read my blog and see for yourself. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, maybe I do. There's really no way for me to tell.

I grew up near Quebec City but moved to Toronto to learn to speak English. I have yet to master the English language. I apologize in advance for any spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, or sentences that don't make sense.

I'm a former McKinsey & Company consultant, but a developer at heart. I use my experience to help bridge the ubiquitous gap between business and technology.

I work almost exclusively with Microsoft technologies. SharePoint and Dynamics 365 are two of my favourite things.

I call myself the World's Laziest Developer. I'll always try to look for ways to use the built-in capabilities of a system before writing custom code. When I resort to custom code, it is because there is no built-in way to do it. Nothing makes me angrier than people writing custom code when they could use out-of-the-box functionality.

I am autistic. As a consultant, I make sense of chaos in every engagement by having a process for everything. It also means that I have a pretty no-nonsense approach to things.

As a certified SCRUM Master, my specialty is to fix struggling projects.

Once in a while, I find myself researching the same thing over and over again; things that I think should be obvious and easy to find, but that no one has bothered to write about (probably because it is so obvious for everyone but me?).

When I finally find the answer, I usually think "I should blog about this". Actually, the lazy person in me usually thinks "someone else should blog about this".

The posts in this blog may not be earth-shattering, mind-blowing, original, or interesting to anyone else. It intends to be a series of notes to myself so that I don't have to search again.

If it also happens to help you, even better!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Drop me a line!


  1. Jack Schaufele Reply

    Ditto …

    I too am late to SPFx/Node etc and am finding fun to work with. Have a question… I know SPFx has dynamic data which allows for webpart “connections” but I am looking for something similar to the listviewwp and how you can connect two related lists on a page – do yo know of anything like this ?


  2. Michael Zimmerman Reply

    Can’t “Send” email…. with a message from your page. When I hover over the green Send button my icon changes to “waiting” spinning circle and does not do anything.

    • Hugo Bernier Reply

      Thanks for pointing it out. I’ll look into it.

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