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  • How to unpublish a published content type if the published content type no longer exists

    Stefan Goßner
    Stefan Goßner
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    One of my colleagues (Steffi Buchner) recently got a case where a customer deleted a content type hub and later noticed that some of the content types provided by this hub were already published. The problem is that the information about which content...(read more)
  • The Six Gears of Your SharePoint Ferrari

    Oh My Guid!
    cantgetenoughwp
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    If you’ve followed this blog at all you know that I love cars and prefer to make analogies to SharePoint with them. In a previous post I compared SharePoint to a Ferrari. Most Ferraris have 6 speed transmissions. The 6 speed gated shifter in the Ferrari is iconic, and makes a satisfying clicking sound as you precisely maneuver through the gears. Shifting through the gears in a Ferrari takes a bit of practice before you get it down. Likewise it takes awhile for an organization to implement a great SharePoint site. The six speeds of SharePoint might be different for every organization…
  • Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled

    Bill Baer
    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    A potential issue with the following Service Pack 1 packages may prevent customers with Service Pack 1 from deploying future Public and/or Cumulative Updates. As a precautionary measure we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published...(read more)
  • SharePoint Conference 2014 - Site Provisioning and Governance Always Hot Topic

    SharePoint Solutions Blog
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:13 pm
    At the recent SharePoint Conference, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, there were several sessions on site provisioning and governance.  These sessions were highly attended, which shows that these remain hot topics and have been since the beginning of SharePoint really.Why after all these years is there still such an interest in these topics?  The fact is, if there were a universally great way to provision sites and enforce governance, there wouldn't be the interest in these sessions.  My theory is that this is something everyone wants, but most have simply not found a…
  • SharePoint 2013, Nintex 2013 Workflow

    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans
    Neil King
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Recently I have been working with the various Nintex products to create a few demos and prototypes. Recently while working with a new VM recently I noticed that some of the actions were not performing correctly and the message templates were blank from site to farm level. None of the normal things seemed to help (IIS Reset, Reboot, Deactivate / Reactivate, Reinstall), until I came across this post on the Nintex forum. It turned out my VM had the currently withdrawn SharePoint 20103 SP1 applied. As soon I installed the fix normal Nintex service was resumed.
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    Mike Walsh's WSS and more

  • Too much of a good thing? Same desktop settings in different Windows 8.1 devices

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 am
    I find it very useful that Chrome stores my Favorites in the cloud and gives me the same links in the same places when I load Chrome in different devices. But I've just discovered that Microsoft are doing the same thing with at least some of the settings for Windows 8.1. (which I - as recommended - log in with my Microsoft password irrespective of which device I am using). Now it so happens that on the desktop with two screens that I share with my wife, I had tried to give her a startup screen background of a black and white photograph of her father in a boat in the 1930's which I had found…
  • Spending all day updating from Windows 8 to 8.1 / How many times is 100% 100%, Microsoft?

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    People who have read my recent posts will be wondering why - after having recently upgraded a newly bought desktop with Windows 8.1 already installed on it and then updating it to Windows 8.1 Update 1 - I can have the need to update from Windows 8 to 8.1. The answer is regrettably simple and it goes back to a few points made in even earlier posts about Windows 8 / 8.1. portables. 1. Get a hybrid if the price difference isn't too much over a normal portable. 2. Get a portable with a touch screen if the price difference isn't too much over a portable with a non-touch screen. 3. At the low end,…
  • Windows 8.1 Update (1) out, but where is it?

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Having put the update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 in the Windows Store, Microsoft naturally made the April 8th 2014 Windows 8.1 Update 1 available in Windows Update. Yet another case of the lack of standardisation that I have - to no avail - muttered about when it comes to KB Articles and (more recently) TechNet articles (where Published + date seems to have finished and even new articles get the 'Modified On' + date text.) My problem was in finding Windows Update. In my "normal" Windows systems (like Windows 7) it was accessible via Start / My Programs and then it was listed in…
  • Does this change from Amazon UK represent Amazon starting to cash in or simply very bad UK management?

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    I had an Osborne I when that company was ruined by its founder pre-announcing the Osborne II with (it seems laughable now) floppy disk drives with double the previous capacity - result: sales dried up and the new product when it came six months later was too little too late to save it. I also had a Nokia phone when Elop joined Nokia and ruined it by in effect making the same blunder as Mr. Osborne - i.e. by announcing that the operating system used by them was useless when he had nothing ready to replace it (and then compounding that blunder by deciding on Windows Phone thus ensuring for…
  • Trialing Stardock's Start8 and ModernMix (for Windows 8.1)

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    When I found out that the April Update to Windows 8.1 (due out via Windows Upgrade on April 8th 2014) did not contain the major improvement to Windows 8.1. that I expected (normal windows around - otherwise full-screen - apps), I decided to install the $4.99 add-in "ModernMix from Stardock that is supposed to. There's a trial 30-days installation so I went for that for now and because it was a trial version also installed their Start8 add-on that "brings back the (real) Start button + menu". So far I'm not convinced that - once you've been using the normal Windows 8.1 for a…
 
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    Andrew Connell

  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 25 is live - Kerrb Update and Azure Virtual Machines

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Episode 25 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available. In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson share updates on their startup Kerrb and talk about IaaS on Azure; how to create, work with, manage and the pricing details of Azure virtual machines. » Episode 25 - Kerrb Update and Azure Virtual Machines
  • The New Azure Management Portal Rocks!

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Last week at //build Microsoft announced a new management portal coming to Azure. In fact, it's already there albeit in preview form as today it only covers Azure Websites and SQL databases. You can get to it at http://portal.azure.com whereas the existing portal we've been using, and is still to be used as it covers all resources and services, is still at http://manage.windowsazure.com. I host my site using the open source OrchardCMS engine that's hosted in an Azure website as well as two SQL databases. Specifically it's a multi-tentant instance of OrchardCMS that has a single codebase…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 24 is live - Cloud Price Wars and Build 2014 Recap

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Episode 24 of the Microsoft Cloud Show is now available. In this episode my co-host Chris Johnson & I discuss the latest price wars between AWS, Google and Azure and recap the news from the Microsoft Build conference. » Episode 24 - Cloud Price Wars and Build 2014 Recap
  • Kerrb: Get a free 5 part Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines Guide!

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    While I'm hard at work on my SaaS startup, Kerrb, we thought we'd put together a little getting started guide for folks who want to look at using virual machines (VM) in Azure for their development environemnts. For now you'll need to make sure you shut the VMs off yourself, but in the not too distant future we'll have some stuff to share to show you how we cna help you automate this task, as well as others! We believe in empowering users to do more with less. We are also crazy about the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and want others to be too. So to help those who have not yet started…
  • SDTimes: Are Single-Page Apps Becoming the Norm?

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I was recently interviewed by Christia Mulligan at SDTimes for an article that was published today: Are Single-Page Apps Becoming the Norm? As with most interviews only some stuff makes it into the article, so I thought I'd post my entire response here for completeness sake... For more information on working with Breeze and SharePoint, check out my upcoming Pluralsight course, coming soon Building SharePoint Apps as Single Page Apps with AngularJS. What are Single Page Applications? The essence of a single page application (SPA) is a web application that doesn't have the traditional full-page…
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    SharePoint Solutions Blog

  • I can’t get the date for [Today] in SharePoint 2013

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    In my SharePoint 2013 Power User Fast Track class last week, a student asked if she could make a column display today’s date in SharePoint 2013.This seemed simple enough using a calculated column, but then I discovered there is a restriction on calculated columns that forbids the use of the [Today] and [me] functions.  There are whole discussions on why this is the case, similar to this one.  The simple explanation is that calculated columns don’t update until the individual item is updated.  So what is the solution to this problem?  Well, the answer to that relies…
  • Automatically Assign Users to SharePoint Roles or Groups - Set Up Security Policies in ExCM

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Frequently, an organization would like to be able to automatically assign extranet users to an Extranet Role as part of the ExCM invitation and self-service registration process.  ExCM includes a feature named “Security Policies” that is designed to make this possible.Follow the steps below to take advantage of this capability:1.       From Site Settings, click on Extranet Settings from the Extranet Management group:2.       Click on Security Policies under the General Settings heading:3.      …
  • SharePoint Conference 2014 - Site Provisioning and Governance Always Hot Topic

    24 Mar 2014 | 2:13 pm
    At the recent SharePoint Conference, held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, there were several sessions on site provisioning and governance.  These sessions were highly attended, which shows that these remain hot topics and have been since the beginning of SharePoint really.Why after all these years is there still such an interest in these topics?  The fact is, if there were a universally great way to provision sites and enforce governance, there wouldn't be the interest in these sessions.  My theory is that this is something everyone wants, but most have simply not found a…
  • New Course: InfoPath and SharePoint 2013 No-Code Workflow Deep Dive

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Beginning with our 2007 “Mission: Automation” course on InfoPath and no-code SharePoint workflows, our courses on designing digital forms, and automating business processes through SharePoint workflows have been some of our most popular and effective courses ever!Now, PremierPoint Solutions is pleased to announce our latest SharePoint Training advance focusing on forms creation and workflow design, our new 4-day “InfoPath and SharePoint 2013 No-Code Workflow Deep Dive.”The new course is appropriate for: Power Users who want to create InfoPath digital forms to collect data, make use of…
  • New SharePoint Training Course: SharePoint 2013 Power User Fast Track

    24 Jan 2014 | 6:59 am
    More and more companies are coming on board with SharePoint 2013 and more and more of their employees need to be trained to use it effectively.PremierPoint Solutions is pleased to announce our newest course, a course that can take you from Power User to SharePoint Power User in just 3 days. Take it at our Nashville training center or Live Online right at your desk – your choice. Either way, it’s just $1695. And our engaging and interactive atmosphere makes learning fun!SharePoint 2013 Power User Fast Track is an intensive 3-day immersion into SharePoint 2013. Starting with the most…
 
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    Sharepoint Tips And Tricks

  • Users able to open documents using links, even without permissions

    Ishai Sagi [SharePoint MVP]
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Recently I had to troubleshoot an issue where end-users were able to open links to documents they had no permissions to open. If they tried opening the library they got the "access denied" message that is expected, but clicking a link directly to a document in the library resulted in the document either opening up in the browser, or downloaded. We double checked the documents did not have item level security, and they didn't. What a puzzle! Turns out that those libraries were provisioned by code, and the code set a property on the library called "AllowEveryoneViewItems" (msdn documentation).
  • SharePoint 2013 Book is ready to purchase

    Ishai Sagi [SharePoint MVP]
    19 Jun 2013 | 4:07 pm
    If you are looking for a sharepoint 2013 end-user specific book, look no further
  • Activating the Document ID feature by code causes document sets welcome pages to show each web part twice

    Ishai Sagi [SharePoint MVP]
    20 May 2013 | 6:23 pm
    This is a weird one - I have a feature, that when activated loops over a list of other features and activates them - using "Force" : site.Features.Add(currentFeatureID, true); This works fine on most sites, but in Document Center sites, where the document ID feature is already activated document sets in the site suddenly show the web parts on the welcome page twice. I debugged it, and it turns out that this happens when the document ID feature is the culprit. However, this doesn't happen if I activate the ID feature using powershell. My only solution at the moment is to check if the feature…
  • Finding if a site column exists in a site, by ID

    Ishai Sagi [SharePoint MVP]
    19 May 2013 | 10:47 pm
    Scenario - you have an ID of a site column (SPField belonging to SPWeb)and you want to find out if there is a field by that ID in the collection. Problem: if you try something like: web.Fields[fieldID] == null The result is an exception if the field doesnt exist. What a shame. The solution is to use the Contains method of the Fields collection: web.Fields.Contains(fieldID) *Thanks Ofer Gal for pointing this out.
  • Fields not sortable or filterable

    Ishai Sagi [SharePoint MVP]
    21 Feb 2013 | 3:58 pm
    A client alarmed me today, showing me that in one document library a field I created didn't allow users to filter or sort on it. I couldn't find why in that library it did that, while the same site column in all other libraries allowed filtering and sorting. Checking in sharepoint manager showed no difference between the field in the different libraries - so I was stuck on that one as well. After a while it dawned on me - the difference between the libraries was that in the one that was misbehaving the column was specified as a key filter - to help users filter and sort on it from the…
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    Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon

  • AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric – Motor Mounted

    Bob Mixon
    29 Mar 2014 | 3:50 am
    This is the second article in my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 electric conversion project.  In the first article, I listed all of the electric parts I am using in the build.  In this article I show how the electric motor is installed. I mounted the electric motor in my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 yesterday. Here is what the airplane looked like with the DLE 35cc RA engine.             And here is what the airplane looks like now, with the electric motor. I used the same DLE standoffs and fabricated a simple motor mount.       It is simple, light and…
  • AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260 Conversion to Electric

    Bob Mixon
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I have been flying my AeroWorks 30cc Extra 260, 76″ wingspan, for over a year now.  I have more then 200 flights on it and absolutely love it.  Its a wonderful aircraft and can do any aerobatic maneuver you ask of it.  The only issue I have had with the airplane is the DLE 35cc RA gas engine.  I have done just about everything I know of to resolve the “load up” issues, I have finally given up on it. Electric power is so advanced now that I thought this would be a good airplane to convert.  I have been flying smaller electric airplanes for ever but this is the first of…
  • Cheesy Fresh Corn Grits

    Bob Mixon
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Grits are a fantastic side and can be cooked and used in so many ways.  In a short few months, we will be coming up on fresh corn season.  Use the recipe, below, to kick-up your next grits dish. Ingredients 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter 1 tablespoon Canola Oil 3 ears Fresh Corn, kernels removed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups Whole Milk 1 1/2 cups Stone-ground Grits 1 1/2 cups Grated Aged White Cheddar 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Fresh Parsley Leaves, for Garnish Directions Heat the butter and canola oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the corn, season with…
  • T-6A Texan II – Motor Selection

    Bob Mixon
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:49 am
    To continue on with my T-6A Texan II Build Log, I am in the process of determining the appropriate electric brushless motor.  There is a lot of science around selecting the best electric motor for specific applications and, I must admit, I am still learning. This aircraft is designed for a .75 to .91 cu in 2-stoke engine or.91 to 1.00 cu in 4-stroke engine.  I am estimating the flying weight to be 9.5 pounds. A good starting point for sizing electric brushless motors is to use the following: 150 watts per pound Scale Flying 200 watts per pound Aerobatic/3D Flying Since this is a military…
  • T-6A Texan II – Build Log

    Bob Mixon
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:20 pm
    About two weeks ago, I started building a T-6A Texan II.  This is the Beechcraft version built by Raytheon Aircraft Company. In the image above, the fuselage is about complete.  I am fitting the cockpit items; dahs and pilots.  None of this is glued in place yet; I still have some trimming of the front dash to do. This should be a very cool airplane! Specifications Wing Span 63.0″ Wing Area 647.9 square inches Flying Weight 8 to 9 pounds Length 58.3″ Motor Working on power configuration. E-flite Power 90 or Power 110? Hacker A50-16L?UPDATE – I’ve made my decision. …
 
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Windows Phone and Windows 8

  • Managed metadata – lookup terms using custom properties in CSOM

    jopx
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
      SharePoint Server 2013 introduces the notion of custom properties on specific terms in managed metadata termset and with  the added support for .NET client object model (CSOM) for managed metadata APIs you have some quite interesting scenarios that you can imagine (Check out managed metadata and navigation in SharePoint Server 2013) A typical scenario is one in which you have a master system for which you want to export some parts to a termset in the managed metadata store. To make this to happen you will however need a key from the master system to be linked to the different…
  • Session Yammer and SharePoint social data mining at SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2014

    jopx
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    I will be doing a session on social data mining on SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2014 –  Yammer and SharePoint social data mining - actionable insights into what drives your co-workers and employees Enterprise social tools such as Yammer and SharePoint allow you to listen to what is driving your employees. In this session we will examine how analytics tools can be use to monitor employee sentiment, predict employee churn or how they can be incorporated in an employee evaluation process. Attendees will explore how to use the different social APIs - both for Yammer and SharePoint as well…
  • Search refiners in SharePoint 2013 and 2010: differences and some tips

    jopx
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    An out of the box SharePoint Server 2010 installation shows six refiners or “Categories” including  Result Type, Site, Author, Modified Date, Managed Metadata columns, and Tags in the refinement panel webpart on the content search page. The refinement panel webpart provides a summary of search results and enables users to filter results (See Refinement Panel Overview) Figure Search refiners in SharePoint 2010 Refiners (SP2010) Managed Property ResultType FileExtension Site SiteName Author Author Modified Date Write Managed Metadata Columns ows_MetadataFacetInfo Tags…
  • Why enterprise social networks matter

    jopx
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In an time where globalization, co-creation and cross-company cooperation is essential for a company’s survival it is quite strange to see why companies still hesitate to embrace enterprise social networks (See Trends impacting collaborative tools and platforms for more background information)The fact that we are more and more working in different locations makes it more difficult to use our traditional means of communication and collaboration. Especially in organization where physical face-to-face meetings are less and less the norm you see a change in how people collaborate. In the late…
  • Images in SharePoint Server 2013 search

    jopx
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    You might have noticed that SharePoint Server 2013 does not crawl image files (jpg, png,gif,…) and that it only returns these images as list items. Steve Mann wrote a series of blog posts about this (see links in the references) section – in the next steps I will outline a summary of the required steps as reminder: Add image to file types to search and run a full crawl of all content The image result type still uses the Default item display template – create a copy of the image result type and modify it to use the Picture item display template as outlined in SharePoint 2013: Image…
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Speaking at the SP24 online conference this week

    Chris O'Brien
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Later this week, on April 16 and April 17, the SP24 online conference takes place and runs for, you guessed it, 24 hours. The conference is FREE. I highly recommend registering and tuning in to some sessions if you can – after all, isn’t that what that second monitor is for? :) I’m proud to be speaking – the event looks great, and the amount of preparation by the organisers is pretty astounding. In addition to simply being streamed, each session gets a “session room” where questions can be put to the speaker, a Twitter feed runs and any supporting documents supplied by the speaker…
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    Crayveon » Blog

  • How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Complete

    Cornelius J. van Dyk
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    As we know, InfoPath forms have the ability to consume data from SharePoint’s User Profile Service Application through the SharePoint Web Services or to be more exact, through the UserProfileService.asmx web service specifically.  The question is how to do that?  It can be achieved by following a few simple steps as outlined below. 1.  From […] The post How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Complete appeared first on Crayveon.
  • How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 3

    Cornelius J. van Dyk
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Continued from… How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 1 How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 2   17.  On the parameter screen, simply click the “Next” button. 18.  Ensure that the “Store a […] The post How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 3 appeared first on Crayveon.
  • How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 2

    Cornelius J. van Dyk
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Continued from… How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 1   10.  Select the “SOAP Web service” radio button.  This should be the default value, but if it isn’t, select it. 11.  Click the “Next” button. 12.  Now enter the location of the target service […] The post How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 2 appeared first on Crayveon.
  • Heartbleed – You MUST take action!

    Cornelius J. van Dyk
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    What is Heartbleed? If you haven’t heard of the Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) bug in the OpenSSL library, it’s time to pay attention!  I’m not going to regurgitate already available information here, but I’ll provide some pointers for you to get more of said information.  There’s a good explanation of the bug located here.  If you think […] The post Heartbleed – You MUST take action! appeared first on Crayveon.
  • How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 1

    Cornelius J. van Dyk
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    For the sake of improved load time and user experience, this article is divided into three parts.  If you wish to read or print the complete article, it can be found here: How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Complete   As we know, InfoPath forms […] The post How do I – Add an InfoPath Data Connection to consume the UserProfileService.asmx web service – Part 1 appeared first on Crayveon.
 
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    Bill Baer

  • Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    A potential issue with the following Service Pack 1 packages may prevent customers with Service Pack 1 from deploying future Public and/or Cumulative Updates. As a precautionary measure we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published...(read more)
  • SharePoint Server 2013 Trial Image in Windows Azure China Platform Gallery

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is now available in the Windows Azure China Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial...(read more)
  • Outbound Hybrid Infrastructure Configuration Made Easy for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Over the past several weeks since we’ve released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 I’ve configured several PoC and demo environments with OneDrive for Business redirection to Office 365 with an outbound hybrid search topology. Over the course...(read more)
  • One-Way Outbound Hybrid Search Step-by-Step and OneDrive for Business

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Recently we introduced a number of new coexistence scenarios in Service Pack 1 including redirection of OneDrive for Business and Yammer. Redirection of OneDrive for Business enables IT to provision cloud storage for users OneDrive for Business document...(read more)
  • OneDrive for Business Redirection to Office 365 Overview

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:20 pm
    At the 2014 SharePoint Conference we announced the new OneDrive for Business SKU in addition to changes in Service Pack 1 functionality that enable IT administrators to selectively redirect their users to OneDrive for Business in Office 365 from SharePoint...(read more)
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    Stefan Goßner

  • How to unpublish a published content type if the published content type no longer exists

    Stefan Goßner
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    One of my colleagues (Steffi Buchner) recently got a case where a customer deleted a content type hub and later noticed that some of the content types provided by this hub were already published. The problem is that the information about which content...(read more)
  • Sharepoint 2013 SP1 and April CU status

    Stefan Goßner
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    I received a lot of mails with questions about the fact that SP1 for SharePoint 2013 is currently not available for download and about April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013. So I'm trying to answer all of them here in this blog post. Q: I tried...(read more)
  • April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The product group released the April 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the April...(read more)
  • Office is now available on the iPad

    Stefan Goßner
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    Today we announced the release of Office for iPad. Read all details in the following blog post: Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad Here is a video from the press briefing webcase: Satya Nadella press briefing webcast...(read more)
  • Download locations of international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1

    Stefan Goßner
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:01 am
    Several of you asked for international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 (also referred to as "slipstream" installs) which is required to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The US-english version is...(read more)
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Article: SharePoint of the Future – Tales from the SharePoint Conference

    Robert Bogue
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:34 am
    Whether you're in Venice or Las Vegas – or both – 10,000+ people is a lot. The number is staggering, particularly when you walk into the keynote hall and can't see anything but a sea of chairs from wall to wall and wall to wall. The keynote stage seemed like it was in a different zip code than the back of the room. That might have been a good thing for one of the ad-hoc communities that sprung up around the conference who were trying to get their steps in to report their progress via FitBit. The SharePoint community seems like one large community but at 10,000 people it's more like a…
  • Book Review: The Four Disciplines of Execution

    Robert Bogue
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Running your own company is sometimes challenging – in truth most entrepreneurs would say that it's almost always challenging. In some ways I feel like the challenges of a small business are very different than the challenges of large organizations. Sometimes when I'm reading management books it's hard to translate the "big company" view into one that's more appropriate for a small organization. That struggle surfaced in my reading of The Four Disciplines of Execution – but in a slightly different way than one might expect. Strategy or Execution Most large organizations have…
  • The Wisdom of Not Invented Here

    Robert Bogue
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    Management books from as long as I can remember have been talking about a phenomenon called "Not Invented Here" which is used to describe the resistance that people have to accept ideas that other people have come up with. Certainly this is an issue when trying to implement a new solution and get buy-in from a new group of people, however, it may just be that this resistance is less about general opposition and more about an unconscious awareness that has developed about how ideas are implemented – and that unconscious awareness might need to be made conscious in order to move…
  • Book Review: Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down

    Robert Bogue
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    John Kotter's work on organizational change has been substantial and in reading Leading Change and The Heart of Change I became a fan of his work. Compared to those other works, the book Buy-In is a radical departure in approach. The first half of the book is a story (like Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team). The second half of the book are 24 objections that can be raised against your idea – and what to do about it. Meet the Cast of Characters In the story portion of the book, Kotter introduces us to a cast of characters that we've all seen in our travels (my translation…
  • Book Review: The Heretic's Guide to Best Practices

    Robert Bogue
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:17 am
    As I mentioned in my review of Dialogue Mapping, my friend Paul Culmsee and I met many years ago and continue to speak despite the 12 hour time difference between us. Last year Paul and Kailash Awati (whom I've never had the pleasure of meeting) coauthored The Heretics Guide to Best Practices. I've had it on my list of books to read since before it was published. (I received a few drafts from Paul along the way.) In our conversations, I have learned that Paul's a brilliant and irreverent consultant. He – like I – will knock over the chairs in the room if that's what's required to move…
 
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    harbar.net

  • Support for SQL Server Always On Async Replication with SharePoint 2013

    Spence
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:19 pm
    One of the most significant “IT Pro” or infrastructure related announcements at the recent SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas was related to a change in supportability for using SQL Server Always On for SharePoint databases, and in particular the use of Asynchronous replication in Business Continuity Management (BCM) scenarios. This is a HUGE deal. Of course, it’s not sexy, it doesn’t directly provide SharePoint IT Pros with a new tool in their belt, and it doesn’t expand deployment scenarios like the announcement relating to 1TB site collections in Office 365. However it is perhaps…
  • Online Workshop: SharePoint Advanced Infrastructure: Distributed Cache

    Spence
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:26 am
    Audience: SharePoint Administrators, Infrastructure Architects and Support Professionals. The esteemed Microsoft Certified Master certification is no longer obtainable... but you can still get master-class mentoring through our collection of Advanced Workshops. Delivered by one of the world's foremost SharePoint authorities, this workshop is a rare opportunity to learn from a recognised master in the field. This module provides 360 coverage of Distributed Cache, the new foundational and pre-requisite service instance in SharePoint 2013 which is an implementation of Windows Server AppFabric…
  • Da Big Daddy: SharePoint Conference 2014

    Spence
    20 Jan 2014 | 4:32 am
    [Updated 19/02 with session timeslots and an additional session] Vegas, March, 10,000 SharePoint people. What could possibly go wrong?! The big daddy is back, SharePoint Conference 2014 promises to be another great event, and I am once again happy to be speaking at the biggest SharePoint conference on the planet. I get asked a lot about which conferences are worth the money and so on, and of course being the official show, and with the associated travel and accommodation expenses SPC is often in the “requires justification” bucket. Seriously there is no debate, it’s worth it. If you are…
  • Updated Antivirus for SharePoint 2013 options

    Spence
    20 Aug 2013 | 3:42 pm
    Just a quick note to let you know I’ve updated my Antivirus and SharePoint 2013 post, with the details of all the current available options. Instead of the *single* option we had shortly after RTM, there are now four options with hopefully another one in the near future. s.
  • SharePoint & Exchange Forum: somewhere in the Baltic Sea!

    Spence
    8 Aug 2013 | 1:36 am
    I’m delighted to announce that I will again be speaking at the excellent SharePoint and Exchange Forum (SEF), coming up September 30th through October 2nd. This year, the 10th anniversary, will be a little bit extra special as it’s taking place on board Silja Symphony – a (rather large) cruise ship running between Stockholm and Helsinki. SEF is always an excellent event, with a great crowd, top quality speakers, great networking and superb evening entertainment. Head on over to the SEF website to find out more, I look forward to seeing you at the event! s.
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    Serge van den Oever [Macaw]

  • Cordova – file-transfer, unzip and present adventures

    svdoever
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    For a hybrid project I have a very simple requirement: download zip file, unzip it, serve content on a page from artifacts (html text, images). I started with Intel XDK, an environment I did some other work with. A great integrated development environment, but some of its big problems: lagging behind in version of Cordova, fixed set of selected plugins, no possibility to include other plugins. Because I wanted to unzip, I tried it with a Javascript only solution zip.js. The problem I had was that it worked if I downloaded the zip file over http using importHttpContent(), but I could’t get…
  • AngularJS–don’t use self-closing div tags

    svdoever
    4 Feb 2014 | 7:18 am
    I had a piece of code that gave strange results in AngularJS. The issue was that I used a self closing <div /> tag instead of <div>…</div>. Self closing div tags are not supported in HTML5. The complete code can be found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21552560/angularjs-bug-in-ng-include-when-not-using-jquery and the plunker http://plnkr.co/edit/O3NSb2VEwAEDrkmtoKZ6?p=preview. My wrong code was written as: <script id="paragraphTmpl.html" type="text/ng-template"> <h4>{{paragraph.Title}}</h4> <!-- comment line below to have the…
  • Webstorm – great IDE for web development

    svdoever
    16 Jan 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I’m really interested in front-end web development, and although Visual Studio 2013 is the main IDE in our company I’m really impressed by Webstorm from JetBrains, the guys behind Resharper. It is a full featured web development IDE for under $50. Although I’m impressed by the better support of Visual Studio 2013 for web development, Webstorm feels like “exactly made” for web development.The reason I favor Webstorm right now is that Visual Studio is pushing you too much into the Microsoft way, with server side code, web.config files etc. I want to build single page apps, front-end…
  • Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: the backend is in node.js

    svdoever
    9 Dec 2013 | 3:38 am
    Probably to some surprise for some of you: the backend of Monaco is written in node.js, and actually a quite new version of node.js: version v0.10.21 (at the time of writing this post). Because it is running on IIS, it uses iisnode to run the site. The backend uses the following node modules: edge – Edge.js: run .NET and node.js code in-process (https://npmjs.org/package/edge) express – Sinatra inspired web development framework (https://npmjs.org/package/express) glob - Match files using the patterns the shell uses, like stars and stuff. (https://npmjs.org/package/glob) graceful-fs - A…
  • Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: supported languages and file types

    svdoever
    9 Dec 2013 | 3:05 am
    Diving into Visual Studio online I was wondering which languages / file types are supported. After some hacking I came to the following list: bat, coffeescript, cpp, csharp, css, fsharp, handlebars, html, ini, jade, java, javascript, jshtm, json, less, lua, markdown, php, powershell, python, razor, ruby, typescript, vb, xml. Not all languages will probably be supported out of the box, it probably depends on your msbuild / jake / whatever build script. I based this list on the following “support files” in the Monaco source code: D:\Program Files…
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    Matthew McDermott's Blog

  • Austin SPUG SPC14 in Review

    Matthew McDermott
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    We had a great turnout for the Austin SharePoint User Group this past week. James Hammonds (@jameswh3) and I presented SharePoint Conference 2014 in Review. This was our take on what was new, improved and “needs to be paid attention to” stuff from the conference. The biggest challenge was whittling down the conference content into 75 minutes! Here is a link to the Slide Deck. Thanks again to our sponsor HBMG and the rousing and passionate (nearly evangelical) approach Manuel Zarate took to tell us about his company! Join us next month for Lightning Talks! Share and Enjoy •…
  • SharePoint Evolution Roadshow 2014

    Matthew McDermott
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    I am thrilled to have been selected by the SharePoint Evolution Roadshow to be a presenter. Steve Smith and the Combined Knowledge team never fail to put on one of the best SharePoint Conferences year after year.  I have committed to the ENTIRE event, that’s 12 cities over two and a half weeks! The speaker lineup is awesome, I am proud to be counted in this fine group. Since we know some folks will be attending in more than one city I am planning on presenting 4 different sessions based on the location of the event. Here are the sessions I am preparing and freshening up. Technical…
  • Microsoft to Merge Lync and Skype

    Matthew McDermott
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Sources close to Microsoft revealed recently that Microsoft plans to combine their commercial chat and telephony client Skype with their enterprise communications server Lync. Though challenges still exist, industry analysts admit that this has been an obvious move on the part of Microsoft for some time. Consolidation Issues Insiders indicate that some of the major hurdles faced by the teams have been “internal communication” and “collaboration”, while others pointed to lack of a consistent user interface and “connectivity issues”, a source close to the…
  • Better Best Bets

    Matthew McDermott
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Do you use Best Bets? In SharePoint 2010 and before? Probably not. Don’t get me wrong, I think the IDEA of best bets is great. It is the implementation that misses on many different fronts. SharePoint 2013 introduces a better approach for Best Bets called “Promoted Results” that is a significant step forward in providing you (as the Search Administrator or Site Collection Administrator) to create a search experience that actually helps your users find the stuff that they seek. The Power Behind Promoted Results The biggest change to best bets is that in SharePoint 2013 they…
  • SPC322 SharePoint Search Display Templates and Query Rules

    Matthew McDermott
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    To everyone who is was up to the challenge of attending my Thursday morning SPC14 session on Display Templates and Query Rules, Thank You! Thank You for getting up early on Thursday and most of all, thanks for being the best audience EVER!! I still have a few posts to put together on the details of each demo. If I am missing one you REALLY want to see ping me on Twitter and let me know which one I am missing. Display Templates Display Templates 101 Use this post for your first pass at Display Templates. Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Display Templates Search Control Rendering I pulled the…
 
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    @meetdux

  • Bokmål Oslo! #intranett #nsc

    Dux
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    I’m very excited to let you know that I’ll be in Oslo, Norway in June. On June 5, Thursday, I have the honor of delivering the keynote for the annual Intralife conference. Intralife is Norway’s leading Intranet conference hosted by  Netlife Research.  In this morning keynote, I will be presenting “Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution: How to Inspire, Transform and Drive Purposeful Collaboration” .  Click here to learn more and register. At 5.30pm on the same day, the Norwegian SharePoint Community is hosting a meetup where I will be delivering an…
  • Presentation: Effectively Manage Your Social & Mobile Workforce #spc14 #byod #ems #sharepoint

    Dux
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:53 am
    A major business transformation is brewing in the enterprise today. Enterprise mobility, business velocity, geographically dispersed, multi-device and multi-generational workforce are converging to deliver the promise of responsive organizations. Organizations that miss this paradigm shift will face dire consequences. How can you effectively manage this shift, ensure that it will be sustainable and reap the benefits of being a responsive organization? In this session you’ll learn how to apply practical steps and effective techniques to maximize SharePoint for your multi-device and…
  • Presentation: Lead the Enterprise Social Revolution – How to Drive Sustainable Adoption #worklikeanetwork

    Dux
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:21 am
    The enterprise social revolution is brewing in the enterprise today. Mobile technologies, business velocity, collaborative engagement, advanced analytics, and unified communications are converging to deliver the promise of enterprise social success. Organizations that miss this paradigm shift from transactional systems to engagement systems will face dire consequences. How can you ensure that enterprise social technologies will be embraced for project management and adoption will be sustainable? Watch this Project Conference 2014 interactive session as I share how you can positively…
  • Presentation: Utilize the Right Solution to Deliver @Project Management Success #pmot

    Dux
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    When it comes to project management, every individual, team, and organization has unique needs. Microsoft’s vision for project management is to enable individuals and teams to choose the tool that is the best fit for their specific project while still delivering the visibility that their organization needs to ensure focus on the right priorities. Co-presented with Jan Kalis, This Project Conference 2014 session will help you understand how all the solutions across Office 365, SharePoint, and Project fit together so you can chart a realistic approach to project management for your…
  • Presentation: How Can IT Inspire, Motivate & Drive Sustainable SharePoint Adoption? #spc14

    Dux
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:39 am
    I had the wonderful privilege to co-present “Beyond Deployment: How Can IT Inspire, Motivate & Drive Adoption” with Microsoft’s Cyrielle Simeone and Steve Carvajal last week at SharePoint Conference 2014. It was a jam-packed room with well engaged audience. Here’s the recording of the presentation and related resources: Related Resources: Session resources: http://1drv.ms/1fPe83l PPT Presentation SharePoint Jeopardy Video: SP for PM use case SharePoint how to videos on typical business use cases (while these are SP 2010 examples, it’s applicable to SP 2013)…
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    Waldek Mastykarz

  • WCM tip #27: Use XML Sitemap and Robots.txt

    Waldek Mastykarz
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    On your public-facing website use the XML Sitemap and Robots.txt file to optimize your website for Internet search engines. SharePoint 2013 allows you to automatically generate an XML Sitemap and the Robots.txt file for your website. Both files help Internet search engines discover and index the contents of your website. Although it is only a matter of time until Internet search engines will discover the newest content on your website, using an XML Sitemap and the Robots.txt file can help you notify Internet search engines of the content updates and have the indexed faster. In order to use…
  • WCM tip #26: Disallow Master Page override

    Waldek Mastykarz
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    When building public-facing websites with SharePoint 2013 you should disallow anonymous users from overriding the Master Page on your website. One of the new capabilities provided with SharePoint 2013 are Composed Looks. With Composed Looks you can change the look and feel of your website. When specifying a composed look for your website you can select a Master Page. Before you apply it, SharePoint 2013 allows you to preview it first. This is great, as it allows you to ensure that the look you are going to apply is the look that you want, except for the fact that by manipulating the URL of…
  • WCM tip #25: Optimize your authoring and publishing experience with Device Channels

    Waldek Mastykarz
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Using Device Channels in SharePoint 2013 you can separate your authoring and publishing experience. This will allow you to optimize your public-facing website for visitors and search engines without losing any of the standard content management capabilities of SharePoint 2013. Device Channels in SharePoint 2013 allow you to define a number of content presentation and publishing channels. For each channel you can specify which Master Page you want to use for presenting the content. Additionally, using Device Channel Panels you can control which content is published on each channel. Although…
  • WCM tip #24: Leverage the anonymous search REST API for content re-use

    Waldek Mastykarz
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    On your public-facing website consider enabling the anonymous search REST API to publish your content to other channels such as topic sites and mobile apps. SharePoint 2013 offers new capabilities for publishing content to multiple channels. Using the new cross-site content publishing model you can centralize your content management process and reuse your content across multiple channels including companion apps. In order to publish content from your website to a mobile app you will very likely be using the SharePoint 2013 Search REST API. By default all SharePoint 2013 REST APIs require you…
  • WCM tip #23: Use the Vary: User-Agent response header when using Device Channels

    Waldek Mastykarz
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:56 pm
    When using Device Channels on your website set the Vary: User-Agent response header to let Internet search engines know that different HTML is rendered to different browsers. Device Channels allow you to optimize your website for different devices. By using different Master Pages and Device Channel Panels you can control what is rendered for which devices and optimize performance of your website. Rendering different HTML to different users might be considered as cloaking by Internet search engines and when it will, it might have negative impact on the ranking of your pages in search results.
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    Bamboo Nation

  • This Week in Bamboo (March 23rd, 2014 - March 29th, 2014)

    Myuyen Phan
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    At Bamboo this week, patches for List Search Simple Web Part and Visual Indicator Column were released to the storefront for SharePoint 2013.  Please see below for details along with bug fixes, limitations and known issues related to additional products. HW11A List Search Simple Web Part for SharePoint 2013 Release 2.2.38.2013 Bug Fixes: • The Web Part does not support filtering search results on calculated column headers. New Known Issues: • Selecting a value in the date-time picker when using Chrome browser causes the browser screen and mouse…
  • Bamboo Introduces the Product of the Month: Take Calendaring on SharePoint to New Heights at a Special Promotional Rate

    Lindsay Bergstrom
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    At Bamboo, our goal is to provide the enhanced capabilities and solutions you need to get the most out of your SharePoint environment. In an effort to help maximize your organization's investment in SharePoint, we're launching an all-new promotional program to help you save on your purchase of Bamboo's most popular products! Each month, we'll be spotlighting a product from our extensive portfolio of more than 70 components, applications, and suites as the Product of the Month! All this April, we're here to help enhance your organization's SharePoint calendaring…
  • How to Change the Default Language to Japanese in SharePoint 2013

    Nguyen Thi Phuong
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This blog post will show you how to change the language to Japanese in SharePoint 2013. After installing the Japanese language package, run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard and click Next. Once configuration is complete, click Finish to close the wizard. To set the Language Settings, go to Site Settings and click on Language Settings in Central Administration. Check Japanese in Alternate Language(s). In your Internet Explorer browser, go to Internet Options. Click the Languages button, then click Add Select Japanese (Japan) [ja-JP]) and move the language of your choice to the top…
  • How to Create a Host-Named Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 Using a PowerShell Script

    Chon Dinh Vuong
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Traditionally, SharePoint has utilized path-based site collections when it comes to creating site collections.  For SharePoint 2013, however, Microsoft has introduced a new type of site collection configuration: Host-Named Site Collection (HNSC). This new type of configuration enables you to assign a unique host name to a site collection so that it doesn't share the same host name as a path-based site collection (for example, http://header.bamboosolutions.com versus http://mySPO15). In addition, the HNSC has its own separate DNS which makes your SharePoint server simple to setup,…
  • Workplace Camaraderie and Continuing the Fight to Defeat ALS – The Bamboo Way

    Susan Magnuson
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:05 am
    It was a typical Thursday when I got into work that morning. After what seemed like an endless winter, it was a glorious early spring morning with the sunshine and warmer temperatures. I was singing as I walked into the office.  With my freshly brewed coffee and a handful of nuts, I was ready to start my day. When I logged in and read a humorous email from Chris Dooley telling us that our long-lost co-worker, John Anderson, had finally remembered his way to the office, I had my first chuckle of the day. Chris invited everyone to stop by the kitchen around 12:30 for lunch and to give John…
 
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    Jeremy Thake's musings

  • Office Dev Power Hours from Build conference

    Jeremy Thake
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’ve been digging deep into the new Office 365 API’s (in preview) and new Contextual areas and APIs of the whole Office platform (Office Client, Office Online, Office Apps, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, etc.) this week. There are some great sessions that you can watch for FREE from the Build Conference 2014. Check out the sessions from the engineering side of the house actually building this stuff: Building Connected Productivity Apps - Brian Jones (Group Program Manager) @jones206 SharePoint Power Hour - Rob Howard Office Power Hour - Rolando Jimenez Salgado Outlook Power…
  • SharePoint 2013 Apps with AngularJS from Build Conference 2014

    Jeremy Thake
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Microsoft have published my session from yesterday in less than 24 hours to Channel 9! If you were not able to attend this, or when I presented this topic at SharePoint Conference 2014 please take some time and check it out. I have uploaded my code that you can check out too. I’m looking for more feedback on this session and also my Complete Me demo app. I’d also highly recommend checking out these sessions from the rest of the Office Division here: SharePoint Power Hour – New Developer APIs and Features for Apps for SharePoint - Rob Howard Build Connected…
  • Top 6 day two //Build announcements for Office 365 customers

    Jeremy Thake
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Day 2 at //build, day 4 for me at Microsoft and the keynote had lots and lots of announcements for Windows Azure…and a lot were relevant for Office 365 developers out there! 1. Visual Studio Browser Link The demo in the keynote said it all…debug a web application in Visual Studio in a IE11 (also mentioned it worked with Chrome) and if you use the Developer Toolbar to modify the DOM, it will actually be reflected in the files in your Visual Studio Project! 2. Traffic Manager for Web Sites For Provider Hosted Apps this is huge! The ability to let Microsoft Azure handle having web…
  • Top 5 day one //Build announcements for Office 365 customers

    Jeremy Thake
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    1. Office Windows 8 Apps The new Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for Windows 8 were demonstrated at the day 1 keynote. These apps will bring Office to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Store. No release date on these yet, but there are some cool new features focused on Touch and Stylus use. 2. Windows Phone 8.1 I’ve been very critical in the past of Windows Phone, with the addition of the Action Center this really makes it easy to keep up to date, There were quite a few features like WiFi Sense that are unique to the platform and not available on iOS or Android phones. There is a…
  • My new Facebook page for my SharePoint reading

    Jeremy Thake
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    I’m in London this week waiting for the US Embassy to put a nice shiny visa stamp in my Australian passport so I can get started at Microsoft. I’m visiting family whilst I’m here and it turns out they find the SharePoint links I share on Facebook annoying and don’t understand a word of it. Turns out that I have quite a few non SharePoint friends (yep I have friends outside of IT it seems!) that agree. So…I’ve created a Facebook page and will be posting solely to this along with my twitter and LinkedIn page to appease people who consume on those platforms.
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 320

    Michael Greth
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Aktion Mitmachen und Freikarten gewinnen - 300 Episoden SharePointPodcast  Security ISSUE: Office Web Apps 2013 in April PU and SharePoint 2013 SP1 SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 Download deaktiviert Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled SharePoint SharePoint: Using the KeywordQuery for Search Driven Applications Alle verfügbaren Cloud Pläne und Produkte können kostenlos getestet werden.  Switch to a different Office 365 plan or subscription Was noch Wieder mal ein paar kostenlose eBooks
  • SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 Download deaktiviert

    Michael Greth
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Gerade bei Microsoft gelesen: "Wir haben vor kurzem ein Problem mit dem Service Pack 1-Paket aufgedeckt, die Kunden möglicherweise die Service Pack 1 von der Bereitstellung von zukünftigen öffentliche oder... des kumulativen Updates haben. Als Vorsichtsmaßnahme haben wir die Download-Seite deaktiviert, bis ein neues Paket veröffentlicht wird." Also wer es schon hat, besser nicht installieren http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817429 UPDATE: Ergänzende Artikel  Bill.Baer Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled"For customers who have…
  • Wieder mal ein paar kostenlose eBooks

    Michael Greth
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Wieder mal was zum downloaden für die eigene digitale Bibliothek: eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 This book provides deployment instructions for SharePoint 2013. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, and IT administrators who are ready to deploy SharePoint 2013. eBook: Deployment guide for Duet Enterprise 2.0 for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Server 2.0 This book provides deployment instructions for Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Server 2.0. The audiences for this book include application…
  • München – Public Viewing der //build/ Keynote am 2.4.2014

    Michael Greth
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Das hört sich doch nach einem netten Abend an – morgen am 2.4.2014 ab 17:30 Uhr wird die Keynote der //build/-Konferenz per Webcast übertragen. Und in Unterschleißheim gibt es dazu passend bei Microsoft ein Public Viewing mit Pizza +  Getränken – schade, Berlin ist zu weit weg. Viel Spaß dabei. Anmeldung über Eventbrite Hier die offizielle Info von Microsoft dazu Ihr habt Lust gemeinsam mit Microsofties die Keynote der //build/-Konferenz gemeinsam anzuschauen? Ihr wollt die aktuellsten Neuigkeiten zu Windows Phone 8 & Windows 8 erfahren? Ihr habt Lust mit einem Microsoft…
  • Termine diese Woche 14.14

    Michael Greth
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:33 am
    ‎SharePoint‬ User Groups 31.3.2014 18:00 Uhr in Karlsruhe 1.4.2014 18:00 Uhr in München 3.4.2014 18:30 Uhr in Bremen Webcasts 1.4.2014 - 10:00 Uhr K2 Webinar: How to Easily Meet the Demands of Your Case Management Needs (German) 2.4.2014 - 14:00 Uhr AvePoint Webinar Replikation – so können Sie Informationen in SharePoint farmübergreifend lokal oder global zugänglich machen 4.4.2014 - 10:00 Uhr T-System MMS Webcast: Social Software aus der Cloud   Links dazu und weitere Termine im Community Terminkalender auf http://sharepointusergroups.de
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    Daniel | zevenseas | SharePoint Blog: Posts

  • Announcing Attini Comms–News for SharePoint

    19 Mar 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Body: I’m really pleased to be able to announce the availability of Attini Comms, the evolution of the Attini suite of social solutions for SharePoint. What’s Attini Comms? A way to communicate official company news, personalised to the individual, and delivered, via a beautiful reading experience, to whichever device they prefer. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glcJOPQsGpE[/youtube] In other words, it’s the News template SharePoint forgot and no intranet is complete without. Attini Comms has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of everything the new SharePoint…
 
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    Furuknap's SharePoint Corner

  • I Have Uninstalled SharePoint for Good

    Bjørn Furuknap
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    C’mon, you’re not falling for that again, are you? Do you use cloud VMs for your development? Would you like to? I uninstalled my last local SharePoint machine about four years ago. That’s right, I don’t have SharePoint locally installed and haven’t had for years. Instead, I use EC2 to host my SharePoint labs. It’s quite simply an amazing difference and it’s actually much cheaper than maintaining a laptop powerful enough to run the stuff locally. On average, when I’m working actively with SharePoint, I spend somewhere between $100 and $150 on VMs per…
  • Microsoft: Help Spread the Word that SharePoint On-Premises is NOT Dead

    Bjørn Furuknap
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    There’s been this rumor lately that SharePoint on-premises is dead. It is not, and I’ve told you so before, so you’re kinda stupid if you still think so. Anything I say is always correct. Just live with it. Don’t want to take my word for it? Fine, I’ll show you evidence, but first, let me quickly recap what’s happened. SharePoint 2016: Another Brief History of Nearly Everything Back in the spring of 2012, Microsoft made the now famous comment of “cloud first” in their strategy for SharePoint. Then, when SharePoint 2013 came out, it seemed that there were few, if any,…
  • A Modest Proposal. Jeff, Un-Gag the MVPs!

    Bjørn Furuknap
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:55 pm
    I’m going to propose something to Microsoft, specifically my new rising hero Jeff Teper, and the SharePoint community. I think this proposal may quell a lot of the complaints we’ve heard during the recent releases. Before I make my proposal, and to introduce new readers to the issue at hand, let me give you the TL;DR (too long; didn’t research) version of the issue at hand. A Brief History of Nearly Everything During both the previous releases of SharePoint, meaning SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has been extremely strict on what information people should have. This has…
  • Thank You, Jeff Teper. You May Have Saved SharePoint

    Bjørn Furuknap
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:13 am
    In recent months, I’ve been amazingly surprised about the attitude of certain people in Redmond. Chief, literally, among these are Jeff Teper, the father and still ultimate master of anything SharePoint at Microsoft. I know, I know, it’s not as exciting when I’m not bashing anyone for ridiculous policies or legal mumbo-jumbo, but when credit it due, it should be paid in full. Jeff Teper just announced during his keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas that there will be a new version of SharePoint for on-premises (codename Office 16) ready in 2015. That’s the news. Take a…
  • Question on Deploying Solutions to a Web Application in SharePoint

    Bjørn Furuknap
    12 Feb 2014 | 11:29 am
    I got a question from a new user of the Magick framework, regarding deployment of solutions to a web application. Here’s the anonymized question: I was reviewing the upgrade framework […] and noticed that everything is currently being deployed globally. Is there a reason that this framework needs to be global or can it be changed to be scoped to a particular web application? Excellent question and one that confuses a lot of developers. This question isn’t just relevant to Magick either. Short answer: There’s no difference. Longer answer: Deploying a WSP to a particular web…
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • Renewed as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the fifth time

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    April 1st 2014, for many a day full of jokes, but for 966 individuals this is the day they either is being awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award or being renewed as MVPs. I’m fortunate to be one of those this time, and now for my fifth year! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SharePoint Server technical communities during the past year. Thank you everyone for your support!
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Preparations

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Introduction This is the first “real” posts in the Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery series. In this post I will show you what you need to do to prepare for Disaster Recovery (DR) situations when working with Workflow Manager and Service Bus. The obvious Let’s start with the obvious pieces. You should run your Workflow Manager farm on three (3) servers (for more on this discussion see the SPC356 session). Running on three servers are important not just for high-availability it might save you from going into DR mode. DR should be considered as the last resort. You should also consider…
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery and Restore options series

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    Introduction Welcome to a new series of blog posts in which we will focus on the Disaster and Recovery (DR) routines for Workflow Manager 1.0 in combination with SharePoint 2013. During SharePoint Conference 2013 me and SharePoint sensei Spencer Harbar presented a session called “Designing, deploying, and managing Workflow Manager farms” (watch the video recording). During that session we discussed different DR options for Workflow Manager and the Service Bus and we got tons of questions on that specific topic. We did not have time to go into details and we did not show any of the…
  • Issue when installing Workflow Manager 1.0 Refresh using PowerShell

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:04 am
    Introduction When using the Web Platform Installer to download and/or install Workflow Manager you can no longer download and install Workflow Manager 1.0 and Workflow Manager 1.0 CU1. The only option is to download Workflow Manager 1.0 Refresh (which essentially is CU2). So when installing a new Workflow Manager farm for SharePoint or just because you want to rock some workflows you have to use Workflow Manager (WFM) 1.0 Refresh. Unless you’ve been smart and previously downloaded and saved the original Workflow Manager. When using WFM 1.0 Refresh you also need to download Service Bus 1.1.
  • SPC14: Scripts for Mastering Office Web Apps 2013 operations and deployments

    14 Mar 2014 | 12:35 am
    Here’s another post with scripts from my sessions at SharePoint Conference 2014 – this time from the Mastering Office Web Apps 2013 Operations and Deployments session (SPC383). To get a more in-depth explanation of all the details, please watch the recording at Channel 9. Let’s start…but first! OWA = Outlook Web App and WAC = Office Web Apps (Web Application Companion). Preparing the machine before installing Office Web Apps Before you install the Office Web Apps bits on the machine you need to install a set of Windows Features. The following script is the one you should use (not the…
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  • Online Class: Building Compelling Branding for SharePoint Online Internal & Public Sites

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Tweet On May 8, 2014 – 11am to 3pm Eastern USA time I’ll be doing an online class on Building Compelling Branding for SharePoint Online Internal & Public Sites. This class is for designers, content managers, administrators and developers who want to learn about SharePoint Online (Office 365) Branding, Site Customization and Management. Here is what you can expect from this class Intro, purpose (15 min) Overview of SharePoint Online sites and how they differ from one another (15 min) -WIKI site, Team site, Public site, when do you use one and what are they for? Customization…
  • How to: dynamically resize images rolled up by SharePoint Content Query Web Part

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Tweet Need to roll up images from an image gallery on your SharePoint site? No problem, Content Query Web Part is used to rolling up stuff. But have you seen how it rolls ups images from an image gallery? They’re tiny. That’s because by default Content Query Web Part uses Thumbnail URL column for roll up and images in Thumbnail URL are tiny, they’re really meant for the list view when you go to the library. But here is the trick, every time you upload an image to a Picture Library, and this is applicable to the picture library only … two smaller images are generated,…
  • Resolving SharePoint 2013 error “some apps [.... ] are not supported in mobile view”

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Tweet Now that everyone is trying to do everything on their phone, you might get a complains from your users who try to access the SharePoint site that they get this error “…. some apps, such as [...], are not supported in mobile view”. This can come from a web part or the page. You might be thinking that your web part is broken but the problem is actually much simpler than that. I ran into this same issue on my SharePoint 2013 environment and the only way to see that this is obviously a SharePoint issue and not your custom app or web part was to run the page in mobile…
  • How to: enable inactivity log out for SharePoint server

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Tweet Here is the scenario: you want to log out your users from the site if they’re inactive in the browser window for a defined period of this. Below approach will work in the could, SP2010, 2013 since it relies on out of the box features on SharePoint. This can simply be achieved by JavaScript since that’s the easiest way to determine whether the user has moved their mouse or pressed any keys; if not, then increment the counter and eventually log them out. Here is the script you could use in your masterpage: $(document).ready(function () { idleTime = 0; LogOutInactive(); });…
  • Scaling, backup and unicorns … running sites with azure

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Tweet For the past few weeks I have been experimenting a lot with Azure and today I wanted to share with you how easy it is to scale the site with Azure and why would you want to do it. As you may know, my blog has been hacked a month ago or so and content was badly damaged this time around, it took me weeks to clean up the content from all the links. The issue was in part mainly due to my old hosting provider which didn’t seem to have a proper antivirus to capture any malicious uploads coming to already vulnerable wordpress platform. WordPress is vulnerable because everyone contributes…
 
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  • SharePoint 2013, Nintex 2013 Workflow

    Neil King
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Recently I have been working with the various Nintex products to create a few demos and prototypes. Recently while working with a new VM recently I noticed that some of the actions were not performing correctly and the message templates were blank from site to farm level. None of the normal things seemed to help (IIS Reset, Reboot, Deactivate / Reactivate, Reinstall), until I came across this post on the Nintex forum. It turned out my VM had the currently withdrawn SharePoint 20103 SP1 applied. As soon I installed the fix normal Nintex service was resumed.
  • Want to see Risks and Issues on a #ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer project detail page? #PS2013 #SharePointOnline #SP2013 #Office365 #JavaScript #jQuery

    Giles Hamson
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) Over the last few weeks when I have had a spare 5 minutes I have been playing with JavaScript /jQuery. It is something I have wanted to learn for a while and finally…
  • #Project, #ProjectServer and #SharePoint Server 2013/2010 April 2014 CU available #ps2013 #sp2013

    Giles Hamson
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    This is to announce that April 2014 CU of Project, Project Server and SharePoint Server 2013/2010 is out now. The important point to note that April 2014 CU of Project Server 2013 includes the fixes of SP1 as well. Since SP1 is deactivated until further announcement from Microsoft, Apr 2014 CU can do the job for now. Also Project Server 2013 CU is not a roll-up package, which means it doesn’t includes SharePoint server fixes. Test the CU in your test environment first prior to apply to production. Project Server 2013 individual Apr 2014 CU: http://bit.ly/1g8zmujProject 2013 Apr…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 April 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) The Office 2013 April 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1lR8IgH ***There is no Project Server 2013 Server Roll up…
  • #SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard Error: Unable to create a Service Connection Point in AD #SP2010 #PS2010

    Giles Hamson
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    While updating one of my Project Server 2010 environment with language pack, the configuration wizard has thrown following error in the end at step 9: An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfig urationTaskException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The upgrade command is invalid or a failure has been encountered. Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products. ULS logs digging helped me found a substantial clue and reminded me that i did come across to similar issue long time back as well. The issue is related to configuration to track any…
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  • WinCenter Business Case: Embed your business acquisition process within an integrated capture and proposal management system

    admin
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s been a very busy couple of months since the release of WinCenter in January.  With this next generation solution we are addressing a business-critical problem of Federal Government Contractors in their business acquisition process.  This article is written to support those that are re-evaluating their business situation and presenting our solution to their executive management.  At the end, I have a list of questions you can use to validate the strength of your current business case. Very Good, Industry Standard, Business Acquisition Process (“BAP”) Over the last 10 years,…
  • IT at Your Service

    admin
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:58 am
    A revolution is happening within the enterprise where IT is rapidly becoming much more focused on the business users as customers. The shift has been more than just philosophical. IT’s processes and systems are shifting to support this new focus and best practices have emerged to support this shift. For example, ITIL v3 is helping facilitate the shift through its inclusion of IT Request Management/Fulfillment. The idea of IT Request Management is pretty straightforward. Make it easy for business users to find and access the various services offered by IT. Then, make it easy for them to…
  • CorasWorks Application Designer – The “Just Right” Way to Create Business Applications on SharePoint

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:17 pm
    We just released the CorasWorks Application Designer.  It is a tool that you use to rapidly build the most common types of work management business applications.  In this article, I’ll provide you with an overview and explain why it should become the “Just Right” tool for a lot of your business applications. Getting Started and Building Momentum It is available for free to all CorasWorks customers on active Premier Support and Maintenance.  You’ll find it in the Download section of the new Customer Center.  It is available for download by any employees that have been given access…
  • New CorasWorks Customer Center – the Details to Get You Going

    admin
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:05 pm
    This month we released our new CorasWorks Customer Center (http://help.corasworks.net). It replaces the CorasWorks Community as the primary place for customers to go to access resources.  Over the years our customer resources got spread out to multiple sites – it happens.  The new Customer Center brings them back together and raises the bar to make it easier for you to add value.  In this article I’ll walk you through what I think are important details to leverage it – why and how. Before getting into details, I am going to give you one solid reason to access the Customer Center…
  • Lohfeld WinCenter(TM) – integrated Capture and Proposal Management software for Federal Contractors

    admin
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:25 am
    Yesterday, we announced our partnership with Lohfeld Consulting Group and the new Lohfeld WinCenter(TM) software product.  WinCenter provides Federal Government Contractors (GovCon) with an integrated system to manage opportunities across the capture and proposal life-cycle.  It is integrated in a number of ways.  In this article, I’ll talk about the integration of process and technology and how it came together.  And, I’ll provide you with other resources. As you all know, CorasWorks provides its own CorasWorks Capture and Proposal Management solution as part of its Federal…
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • Data Collector Set for SharePoint WFEs

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Check out Margriet’s latest TechNet gallery upload at: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Data-Collector-Set-for-a-08c6a39d It contains a useful set of performance counters ready to import in perfmon so you can start monitoring right away.
  • Data Collector Set for SharePoint back-ends: SQL Server

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Check out Margriet’s latest TechNet gallery upload at: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Data-Collector-Set-for-6fefef51 It contains a useful set of performance counters ready to import in perfmon so you can start monitoring right away.
  • Setting up test user accounts with photos

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    This is a nice article about setting up test user accounts, the nice touch is that it takes photos from a photo service to make testing a lot more fun and realistic. We really like this article: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/22864.sharepoint-create-2000-domain-accounts-with-profile-photos-for-a-development-environment.aspx
  • Top support solutions

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:31 am
    Handy overview of top support solutions taken from the various SharePoint forums: http://blogs.technet.com/b/topsupportsolutions/archive/2013/11/05/top-support-solutions-for-microsoft-sharepoint-server.aspx
  • Getting and Setting fields in Code

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:23 am
    Such a handy reference: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21801.sharepoint-a-complete-guide-to-getting-and-setting-fields-using-c.aspx
 
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes

  • Change the SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar Text

    Mike Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
      Hacking around with PowerShell always finds some new property or method that I would never have gone looking for! This time it is a SPWebApplication property that sets the text in the "Suite Bar". The default text in the suite bar is "SharePoint" for on premises installs and "Office 365" plus an icon for the cloud versions. The actual HTML for the text is "<div class="ms-core-brandingText">
  • Cincinnati PowerShell User Group meeting announcement

    Mike Smith
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
      From Rob Dreyer, the organizer: Our first meeting in 2014 will be extra special. Throughout 2014, Dr. Ferdinand Rios, the CEO of SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. is touring around the world. Last week, I received word that on Thursday April 17th he will be coming to MAX! I nearly fell out of my seat when I heard. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/154731982/ See
  • Reduce Spacing in a SharePoint 2013 Top Link Bar

    Mike Smith
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
      The top link bar in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 adds a lot of space between each menu item, 30 pixels to be exact. You can tighten this up quite a bit by changing the default spacing with a block of CSS added to your master page. Default spacing: After the CSS change below: Add the following to your master page somewhere after the CssLink control (<SharePoint:CssLink runat="server" Version
  • Free eBook on Migrating to Office 365

    Mike Smith
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
      I love free stuff, and I love books! Apress is making this new 680 page book available as an eBook for free, or as paper book for $39.95. Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud By Matt Katzer , Don Crawford Go to Apress to get the EPUB, MOBI or PDF formats. http://www.apress.com/9781430265269 You can also buy the paperback version at Amazon.com or get the Kindle version
  • Office 365 / SharePoint–a Moving Target

    Mike Smith
    29 Mar 2014 | 12:19 pm
      If you support SharePoint on-premises and Office 365 in the cloud then you are well aware that there are differences that impact you, your users, your help desk and your governance plan (of course!). You can manage changes and updates when working with your on-premises servers by choosing when and if you apply service packs, features and updates. When it comes to Office 365 you have no control…
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  • Beautiful Purple SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Continuing our color focused web design series with another vibrant and cool compilation of inspirational purple-themed SharePoint sites. Purple is a luxurious and mysterious color with warm and cool properties and it is usually used to promote calmness and tranquility and it can boost creativity. The colors blue and red make the color purple when mixed and since blue is a cool color and red is a warm color, purple has both warm and cool properties. I hope the SharePoint sites showcased here would spur some ideas on how you can use purple color in your next web design projects. This showcase…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #12

    Luis Kerr
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    More SharePoint branding inspiration with another post on exemplary SharePoint-based websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks. Two built with SharePoint 2013 and five with SharePoint 2010. Sites of the Month is a collection of the most exceptional SharePoint website designs submitted to our showcase and picked by our staff based on their usability, design, creativity, improved user experience, custom functionality and ability to incorporate modern web design techniques. If you’re designed, implemented or you’re managing any SharePoint public-facing website not in the…
  • Best Finance Related SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    Financial institutions through their websites should provide helpful information to their clients, secure access to their assets, user-friendly, reliable and visually appealing to existing and potential customers. According to a Harvard study, websites that are perceived as good looking are also perceived as usable and trustworthy. Today’s industry specific showcase will spotlight 50 inspiring and visually stunning websites for financial advisers, online trading, brokers, investment banking, credit unions and other financial institutions around the world. For a complete list of…
  • ShareBoot – Responsive SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    17 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Since the first release of Bootstrap a couple of years ago, I’ve been very keen to port it to SharePoint but too reluctant to do it on SharePoint 2010 due to countless design flaws, but once I had SharePoint 2013 ready to play there was nothing to stop me. And here it is, ShareBoot theme, a very clean and sleek responsive SharePoint 2013 theme powered by the most popular front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications. But what is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is an open-source JavaScript framework developed by a bunch of Twitter geeks. It is a mixture of HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and…
  • Beautiful Orange SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:41 am
    Research shows that orange color can intensify mental activity, increases social communication, boosts optimism, ambition, contentment, assurance and increases oxygen supply to the brain. In other words orange color helps people think and communicate. If you want your website to get noticed fast, consider orange color for your design, it stirs interest and demands attention. For this showcase I would like to funnel your focus on 50 uplifting orange-based SharePoint websites that I hope will stimulate your branding creativity. This showcase is updated automatically, based on your rating. If…
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    SharePoint Hive

  • Anyone Can Get Into Writing A Blog With Good Advice

    Jenny Coleman
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    It seems blogs are everywhere nowadays. Everyone has something to say to their audience on the world wide web. It can be tricky to create a good blog since people read them for different purposes. Use the ideas presented here to create your knowledge and expertise. TIP! Use lots of images in your blog posts. Many people say that a picture is worth 1000 words. Try being there for your readers constantly. Make a habit or routine for both you as well as your readers. If you are tempted to abandon your blog, keep in mind that you’re not the only one who will be disappointed. Be certain that…
  • Website Creation Guide: Important Tips For You

    Jenny Coleman
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    You need to stay on top of new and continual breakthroughs when it comes to learning about website development. This article will teach you that this state of thinking is important. You will also see some great website development tips that are easy to follow. TIP! Fixed navigation panels are a good way to allow your visitors to easily navigate your site. The panel maintains position while they view the page. Look at the site in many different browsers. What you’re seeing on your side may not be what others see on theirs. Research all the different browsers and design your site…
  • Get Answers To Your Website Creation Questions Here

    Jenny Coleman
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Companies make millions doing things you can easily do on your own with the proper knowledge. The excellent tips outlined below will get you started. TIP! Pay attention to the way the different colors you use on your website interact. Your text should be easy to see against your background. Look at the site in many different browsers. What you’re seeing in one browser is not necessarily what others see on other people are seeing. Research all the commonly used browsers and fix your site accordingly. You will also want to send your site to someone that’s using a different computers…
  • Get All Of Your Blogging Questions Answered With These Great Tips!

    Jenny Coleman
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Running A Blog is about posting your experiences and opinions on a site of your own site. This will allow you to get started on the full potential of your blog. Read on to learn tips and tricks for some savvy article writing tips! Don’t overuse things like plug-ins, extra plugins, images, or keywords. Write naturally, natural and flowing style. A big mistake some bloggers make is they don’t update their blog frequently enough. Readers become bored waiting for a new posts. A good rule is to make new blogs weekly and send out email updates. TIP! Blog often. It is common for bloggers…
  • Fantastic Tips About Web Page Design That Are Simple To Understand

    Jenny Coleman
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    If you consider all websites to be basically the same, all you need to do is compare a site such as Facebook with the sort of personal pages hosted through portals such as Google or Yahoo. The difference between these sites should tell you that web page design is important. TIP! Pay attention to the way the different colors you use on your website interact. Choose a font and color that will help your words stand out from the background. Pay attention to which colors you choose to use together in your website to make sure they match. Make sure that text can be easily read against background…
 
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    The SharePoint Blog

  • Office 366 April updates

    Chris Wright
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Office 365 has had a good year so far. As well as numerous service updates, and a whole new portal in Office.com, the profile of Office 365 has soared as a result of Microsoft launching Office for the iPad (which requires an Office 365 subscription to edit documents). But the Office 365 team aren’t resting on their laurels.Read the rest of this post on Take Fifty Five, the blog of Fifty Five and Five.
  • 3 reasons why Microsoft Azure fits for your start-up

    Thuan Nguyen
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:24 am
    Since Satya Nadella was positioned on the hottest chair at Microsoft, there have been lots of opportunities for entrepreneur-minded people who want to make something happen in life.  A to-do list containing what you need to prepare initially coming to your desk one day makes you feel frustrated at some points. Among them, development environment is always a burden. Every night you may get anxious about your budget for hardware you are going to with you team build on. Admittedly money does not come in an easy way. When looking at a variety of hosting options, you may feel like you are a…
  • Influence Does Not Equal Popularity

    Christian Buckley
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    A year ago, I made the somewhat sensational claim that Klout was the most interesting company in the world. My point was not really about Klout, but about the rising importance of understanding, tracking, and measuring social influence within the organization. It’s a topic that I’ve been writing about for over a decade, and one of the topics around which this blog focused when I started it back in 2002 as I began to catalog the various tools and thought-leaders within the space. As this blog post title suggests, social influence and popularity are very different things. I often use the…
  • Central Admin: Change colors for safer production environment

    Jeff Jones
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    You know those days when admins are in CA deleting web applications just having fun … but then the phone rings?  Any users are getting 404?   And somebody just deleted the whole production web application?  Yeah, not fun.   Anyway, changing the theme color for Central Admin can be a safe way to make PROD look different and encourage admins to be careful.   Simple enough.  However, Central Admin lacks that snazzy “change the look” button which Team Sites enjoy. You can still get there by typing in “/_layouts/15/designgallery.aspx” to launch Change The Look.  From here, pick…
  • machine.config in SharePoint Form-based Authentication

    Thuan Nguyen
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    I’ve not put my hands on SharePoint for quite a long time since I involved in managing SharePoint team and a few start-up SharePoint-based products as an investor and advisor. This would make technical-focused skills in my brain be fired progressively. Today I had to look at Form-based authentication (FBA) configuration issue that one of a great guy in my team was working on. You know dealing with authentication issues wouldn’t be sweet at all. Such things would unexpectedly come in a bad way it shouldn’t. We had a working FBA solution in our internal development server. With the same…
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    Add-in Express Blogs

  • Extending Google Gmail with sidebar gadgets

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    In this article, we'll build our own Google Gmail gadget that will display the latest Add-in Express blog posts in a sidebar gadget. A Google sidebar gadget is essentially a page, which can contain HTML, CSS or JavaScript, that runs inside an iframe inside the Gmail UI
  • Google add-ons vs Microsoft Office Apps: Read/Write tests

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    We've been spending a lot of time with the Office/Productivity offerings from Google (Google Drive/Docs/Sheets) and Microsoft (Office 365, SharePoint, Word, Excel) and both of these two platforms have some drawbacks, but also some redeeming factors
  • Creating a standard install package using WiX Designer

    Ty Anderson
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Today, I'll walk you through how to use the Designer for Visual Studio WiX Setup Projects to create a standard install package for desktop application. Along the way, we'll utilize the user interface editor to add a custom screen to the installer
  • How to create Excel Apps for Office 365

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    About a week ago we explored the aspects of extending Google Spreadsheets by creating Apps scripts. In that example, we created a sidebar and custom menus with which the user could specify the orientation their current selection could be changed to. In today's article, we'll attempt the same functionality, but this time using the Napa development tools for Office 365.
  • How to create Word Apps for Office 365

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    We thought that after we investigated how to create customization for Google Docs and Google Sheets, it is about time we tackle the Napa Office 365 development tools again. We'll create a Task Pane app for Microsoft Word, similar to the one we created for Google Docs that will allow the user to shuffle either the selected words, sentences or paragraphs in a Microsoft Word document
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  • The Iphone Apps of SharePoint Online and Office 365

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Greetings SharePoint Online users! This time I will shed some light on what Microsoft have made available for the Iphone users out there. I’m usng different phones over time, but I have an Iphone and I discovered that there is actually quite a lot you can do from and on the Iphone that is SharePoint Online related (Only focusing on the supported Microsoft realesed here) In this post I will try to list them all and write a bit about what you can do with them. This is the list of SharePoint Online related apps available (2014-03-23) 1. OneDrive for Business (Formarly SkyDrive Pro) 2.
  • The easy guide to creating a scheduled task running as system

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    G’day Windows lovers. Again, this is not a SharePoint post per se, but hey, we all need to Schedule a task from time to time, unless we have completely flown into the clouds… No need for any command prompt, at.exe, schtasks.exe or anything like that. This can all be done from the gui. Note: Some people may state that it is a bad idea running a scheduled task as system, that this is bad for security reasons. I can agree with both sides but a fact is that Microsoft has a number of their default scheduled tasks running as system, so it can’t all be wrong. Also, running the…
  • Office 365 guide series – Using your document templates in SharePoint online

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    4 Feb 2014 | 2:34 am
    Greetings SharePoint Online users! This is the third in the Office 365 and SharePoint Online series. 1. Office 365 guide series – Create a new list from an Excel spreadsheet 2. Office 365 guide series – A guide to SharePoint Navigation using metadata 3. Office 365 guide series – Using your document templates in SharePoint online (This post) This time I will explain how to: Use Office templates within your SharePoint Online document libraries. In every organisation, or at least the majority, you talk about templates and you know that you have them, somewhere, but in the end,…
  • Office 365 guide series – A guide to SharePoint Navigation using metadata

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    20 Jan 2014 | 2:27 am
    Greetings SharePoint Online users! This is the second in the Office 365 and SharePoint Online series. 1. Office 365 guide series – Create a new list from an Excel spreadsheet 2. Office 365 guide series – A guide to SharePoint Navigation using metadata (This post) 3. Office 365 guide series – Using your document templates in SharePoint online This time, I will explain how to: Use Managed metadata and the termstore to control your Navigation. ‘ This is not as complicated as it may seem, the difficult parts have been taken care of by Microsoft when setting up the…
  • Office 365 guide series – Create a new list from an Excel spreadsheet

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    15 Jan 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Greetings SharePoint Online users! This is the first in a series of Office 365 and SharePoint Online guides primarily aimed at users and power users, my aim with these guides is to show in an easy to grasp way, how you do a few relatively easy but important tasks in SharePoint Online/Office 365. Tasks that will give you a lot of functionality with relatively little effort. Since a lot have been covered already for SharePoint onprem in blogs and other online documentation like TechNet, but not specifically for Office 365 or SharePoint Onlne, I feel that there is a gap to fill here. 1.
 
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  • SharePoint and the emergence of the Data Scientist

    Geoff Evelyn
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    As the use of content management systems evolve with users adding more, ahem, “content”, the organizations accountable for those content systems will need to ensure that they build in people resources who can manage that content, and particularly people who can find insights in that content for the benefit of the organization. Business intelligence requirements and implementations are growing faster than ever before, particularly due to the rise of cloud computing and more cloud services. There is now much more pressure on ensuring that customer interactions are tracked as a key…
  • I’m speaking at the European SharePoint Conference 2014

    Geoff Evelyn
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    The European SharePoint Conference is less than three weeks away and I’m delighted to be part of such an exceptional line up. The conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain from the 5-8th May 2014 and is Europe’s largest SharePoint event bringing you great sessions and the latest innovations from Vegas. Browse through the superb conference programme including 110 sessions, keynotes, and tutorials, including topics covering the latest news from SPC14 including what’s new with SharePoint 2013 SP1 – Office Graph/Oslo – new Office 365 REST APIs – Access…
  • Web Analytics is a Revolution – Deciding the tool and management process

    Geoff Evelyn
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Web analytics, is of course about, at its heart, about user journeys. Web Analytics is a subject of complete interpretation, and reminds me of the very famous quote by Mark Twain. To explain, Mark Twain popularized the saying in “Chapters from My Autobiography”, which was published in the North American Review in 1906. Mark Twain wrote “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’” This is quite poignant since when applying the quote to understanding data, there…
  • Am Speaking at the Workflow for Everyone Everywhere Conference

    Geoff Evelyn
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:36 am
    Am privileged and very excited to be speaking at the Workflow for Everyone, Everywhere conference hosted by Nintex at Microsoft UK in London on Wednesday the 16th of April. I’ll be sharing the stage with Pete Hampton, Productivity Specialist Sales Manager at Microsoft, Nintex and an elite team of industry experts, Microsoft SharePoint specialists and MVPs – for a free, one-day seminar that will show you how to get more out of your existing workflow investments, and showcase ways to help you create integrated, on-premise and online workflow solutions. It is going to be a great…
  • Web Analytics Webinar 27th March – Hope you can join me!

    Geoff Evelyn
    13 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Note. This session has been completed. To read the associated blog and check out the slides go to this link. Hi Folks, here is a shout out to join me at my webinar “Web Analytics is Not a Passing Fad – It’s a Revolution” on March 27, 2014. Am guest hosting a webinar on web analytics and user adoption with Intlock, presenting specific examples of situations in which web analytics can be used to increase portal productivity. While certain organizations are still looking for a means to increase portal user adoption, and seem to think that Web Analytics is a trend of the…
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  • The Six Gears of Your SharePoint Ferrari

    cantgetenoughwp
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    If you’ve followed this blog at all you know that I love cars and prefer to make analogies to SharePoint with them. In a previous post I compared SharePoint to a Ferrari. Most Ferraris have 6 speed transmissions. The 6 speed gated shifter in the Ferrari is iconic, and makes a satisfying clicking sound as you precisely maneuver through the gears. Shifting through the gears in a Ferrari takes a bit of practice before you get it down. Likewise it takes awhile for an organization to implement a great SharePoint site. The six speeds of SharePoint might be different for every organization…
  • Need a Repository? Don’t Use SharePoint! (with video)

    cantgetenoughwp
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase: “We use SharePoint as a document repository.” And I’m pretty fed up with it! If all you need is a place to store document use Dropbox or Google Docs. Anything but SharePoint. Please use anything other than SharePoint for this. For one thing, you are wasting money. I realize you can spend your organization’s money however you want. But when you promote SharePoint as a “repository” it cheapens the brand. Using SharePoint as a “repository” is like buying a Ferrari to deliver…
  • This Will Change Your Views on SharePoint

    cantgetenoughwp
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Often when I am creating views in SharePoint the properties of the view will change, yet the name stays the same. I figure the name is not that important, since it’s sort of under the hood. Technically it’s not, since users can pretty easily find it. Most users will not though. If our clients set up document libraries the way we ask them to there will be a great amount of data, neatly organized by smart metadata right? Except for alerts that is. If I am in the IT department I’m probably not interested in docs for HR and Finance. So for me to create a meaningful alert on the…
  • Care and Feeding of Your SharePoint Sapling

    cantgetenoughwp
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:50 pm
    This article by Wendy Neal illustrates what I try to communicate to businesses about their SharePoint investment. Most companies install the product and point users to the URL. That’s like planting a sapling, and then walking away from it! Don’t blame the sapling that doesn’t grow because you don’t provide care for and feed it. No wonder people don’t like saplings!Filed under: SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 Tagged: SharePoint
  • Microsoft’s Newest Product – Fuse!

    cantgetenoughwp
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Microsoft’s newest product – Fuse – will revolutionize your life. It is a smart home solution that will let you control all appliances and systems within the home. You can track usage patterns to increase efficiency and spot trends with your family’s utilities usage. In addition, this product will allow you to track all manner of information like grocery inventory – automatically updated by the shopping list feature, budget info, birthday and anniversary reminders, auto maintenance tracker, Christmas wish list, ability to turn on reminders for any aspect of any…
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