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  • Somnio – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme

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    Luis Kerr
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Somnio is a lightweight, multipurpose and fully responsive SharePoint 2013 theme intended for modern corporate public-facing websites with a clean and minimal design allowing visitors to focus on content. By following an easy to use documentation included in the package, and with your decent SharePoint designer/developer skills you will be able to deploy your responsive SharePoint 2013 public-facing site in a relatively short time, significantly reducing production timelines. Responsive Somnio theme is a full-blown responsive SharePoint web design theme developed with great attention to…
  • Understanding Access Tokens in the Azure AD & Office 365 API Authentication Dance

    Andrew Connell
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Ah, the authentication dance. To be clear this isn’t really about Office 365 or the Office 365 APIs, but they rely on Azure AD for authentication. With that being said, I find the authentication dance to be the hardest part of working with the Office 365 APIs hence why I’m covering it in a few posts here. Check out my Pluralsight course Office 365 APIs - Overview, Authentication and the Discovery Service, specifically modules 3 & 4, that go deep into the authentication process. In SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure AD, the OAuth 2.0 protocol is used for Authentication. Think of…
  • Understanding Training Options around SharePoint…

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    Geoff Evelyn
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Welcome to an article which goes into the land of SharePoint Training. This attempts to examine various levels of training and how they can and are being mapped to SharePoint information workers, irrespective of whether they are SharePoint on-premise, or SharePoint through Office365. Please note, that whilst I go into some detail on training delivery that I am not a SharePoint Trainer; however, I think I’ve got enough experience through the implementation of SharePoint Training strategies for many organizations, so I suppose I’ve got some points that may be useful either to you as…
  • Office 365 & Office App Dev - Customers Need a Modern Brand Implementation Pack

    Andrew Connell
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    If you're a developer for Office 365, SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 or Office Apps, you've no doubt run into the following - How do I make this look like Office / Office 365 / SharePoint?. This isn't easy... not by any stretch. Sure some folks don't care about this, but in my opinion this is a bad approach because now your app looks very different from the rest of the host application's UX... which can lead to user adoption & training issues. I don't know about you, but I hate user training... if they area already used to the UX in the host app, why reinvent the wheel? So say you…
  • SharePoint Server 2016 to be revealed at Ignite!

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    Joel Oleson
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    It was confirmed yesterday in Julie White’s blog that mentioned SharePoint Server 2016 by name, and multiple mentions in the Ignite videos and in the #IgniteJam this morning.  If you’ve been wondering what the next version of SharePoint would be called.  A New Star is born…. it is called SharePoint 2016.  Details at Ignite!  See [&hellip The post SharePoint Server 2016 to be revealed at Ignite! appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Andrew Connell

  • Understanding Access Tokens in the Azure AD & Office 365 API Authentication Dance

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Ah, the authentication dance. To be clear this isn’t really about Office 365 or the Office 365 APIs, but they rely on Azure AD for authentication. With that being said, I find the authentication dance to be the hardest part of working with the Office 365 APIs hence why I’m covering it in a few posts here. Check out my Pluralsight course Office 365 APIs - Overview, Authentication and the Discovery Service, specifically modules 3 & 4, that go deep into the authentication process. In SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure AD, the OAuth 2.0 protocol is used for Authentication. Think of…
  • Setup Node.js on Raspberry Pi 2 B

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Recently I picked up one of new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B microcontrollers. Most people who play with these seem to use Python or Java for coding... but me, I'd much rather use JavaScript. For that, the solution is to run Node.js on the Pi. These are the steps I used ot get it working.  These were based & inspired from this article series on AdaFruit: Why Node.js. The Raspberry Pi can have a keyboard & mouse connected via USB, a hardwired ethernet cable & HDMI cable to a monitor for everything to work... well and power. However I'd much rather work with it in a "headless" mode…
  • RIP Leonard Nimoy - Loss of a Legend

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    "The miracle is this: The more we share, the more we have" - Leonard Nimoy
  • Office 365 & Office App Dev - Customers Need a Modern Brand Implementation Pack

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    If you're a developer for Office 365, SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 or Office Apps, you've no doubt run into the following - How do I make this look like Office / Office 365 / SharePoint?. This isn't easy... not by any stretch. Sure some folks don't care about this, but in my opinion this is a bad approach because now your app looks very different from the rest of the host application's UX... which can lead to user adoption & training issues. I don't know about you, but I hate user training... if they area already used to the UX in the host app, why reinvent the wheel? So say you…
  • Understanding the Office 365 API’s Discovery Service

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    The Office 365 APIs contain multiple endpoints such as contacts, calendar, mail, files and there’s even a way to talk to the SharePoint REST API. Microsoft has committed to working on future APIs for this suite and even thrown around some ideas like Yammer, Skype and a few others. There are a few challenges when working with these APIs as there are a few things you must know prior to calling them from within your code. Check out my Pluralsight course Office 365 APIs - Overview, Authentication and the Discovery Service, specifically module 6, that goes deep into the Office 365 discovery…
 
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  • InfoPath is NOT dead!

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    InfoPath is not quite dead in the ground!  Recent developments show that Microsoft is having a harder time replacing the functionality than they expected.Here's a summary of this well written and researched article:InfoPath Forms Services will be included in SharePoint 2016Forms on SharePoint Lists (FoSL, the anticipated successor to InfoPath with list customization) is on indefinite hold!InfoPath 2013 is still the last version of InfoPath.Now, from this, I draw my own personal conclusions that Microsoft will be mutating InfoPath rather than putting it dead into the…
  • Using SharePoint Apps On-Premise and FBA Custom Sign-In Page

    3 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Using SharePoint Apps and a Custom Sign In Page If you follow the Microsoft recommended setup for SharePoint Apps, you will utilize a new domain name to host your apps. See Microsoft recommended setup on TechNet here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161236%28v=office.15%29.aspx.  (Note: if you don’t follow the recommendation of hosting your apps with a different domain name, the problem described below should not be present.)The ProblemFollowing the recommend setup means a user navigates to extranet.contoso.com and after selecting a SharePoint app (such as Corporate News…
  • InfoPath and "Cloud" woes

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    I was recently forwarded an article from a professional colleague that brought a little bit of a dark shadow to the promised land of "the cloud".  I'm a big fan of InfoPath for its ability to empower Power Users to build what they need; especially the ease of accessing web services.Regrettably in Office 365 it is not possible to make use of your SharePoint User Profile Service web service with InfoPath Forms Services (InfoPath forms in a browser on SharePoint).  This prevents your online forms from gathering information about users from just the place that was…
  • Add Extranet Security with Registration Approval Workflows

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2013 (ExCM) allows you to create users in three ways:1. Manually2. Invitation Registration (via e-mail)3. Anonymous Registration (potential users visit the Extranet site and click “Sign Up”)The most common of these is via invitation. When using invitations, there is most likely an existing business relationship with the invitee and the general thinking is that “if you’re invited, you’re approved.” However, there may be certain scenarios where you want to add an approval step for invited users as well.In addition, there may be instances…
  • Who ya gonna blame?

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Yesterday I wrote No Pain, No Gain to talk about the fact that its HARD to have good systems.  That's because systems are the combination of people, procedures and technologies, and no matter what the software platform, or whether on-premises or Cloud, it just takes a lot of hard work for both IT people and Business people to have good systems.  That's fundamentally the reason some businesses have good systems and some don't.One thing I intended to mention in the article, but forgot, is to make the point that when something is hard and takes a lot of work to do well, some people (me…
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  • Evolution of SharePoint

    Bob Mixon
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:52 am
    Interesting article, from Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, about the Evolution of SharePoint.  Exciting times ahead! Excerpt from Intro: “In the conversations I have with customers and partners, I’m often asked how SharePoint will evolve in Office 365, and what the future holds for SharePoint on-premises. As we move into 2015, continue to roll out new innovation within Office 365, and get closer to the next on-premises server release, I wanted to take this time to provide full context about the road ahead. When we started this journey, SharePoint…
  • Lightning Conductor 2013 and Aggregating Form Library Content

    Bob Mixon
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I have been working with the new Lightning Conductor 2013 content roll-up web part recently, specifically the new custom column abilities. This web part allows you to add a custom column to a view and it can contain any jscript and CSOM. This opens up a new world of possibilities. If you are unfamiliar with the Lightning Conductor 2013 roll-up web part, I highly recommend getting familiar with it. Lightning Tools has versions for both on-premise and Office 365 environments. For more information on The Lightning Conductor 2013 product, please click here. As I was saying above, you can create a…
  • Redirect Users to a New Location Automatically

    Bob Mixon
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Recently, while working with a client, I noticed they had purchased a 3rd party web part to redirect users from one location to another.  There are other posts that describe a simple, out of box, solution; however, I wanted to include it here for my readers and clients. There isn’t any need to write custom code or purchase a 3rd party product to redirect users from one location to another. To accomplish this, use the following steps: Let’s say, for example, you are in the process of migrating your SharePoint environment to a newer version.  As you perform the migration, you may…
  • Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs

    Bob Mixon
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    I was in the mood for brunch today so I decided to make Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs.  It’s quick, simple and, oh so, delicious! I absolutely love grits.  However, by themselves, they can be bland and boring.  The next time you make grits, consider spicing them up; the possibilities are endless.  When I make shrimp and grits, most often I will add sharp white cheddar cheese, havarti cheese, garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and onion.  This gives them a nice kick and really complements the shrimp. For brunch today, I had already made up my mind that I…
  • SharePoint 2013 Management, Architecture and Design Course – Register Today

    Bob Mixon
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    How many times have you been told the solution to your SharePoint 2013 needs require custom .NET development? Unfortunately, many consultants and consulting firms resort to custom .NET development because they are unfamiliar with how to truly architect solutions in SharePoint 2013. Granted, a certain amount of custom .NET development is required for most implementations; however, having a thorough understanding of how to architect your information to support business contextual needs, is the key to dramatically reducing those custom efforts and gaining more long-term value. The truth is, most…
 
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work

  • Resetting content index in SharePoint Server 2013: why and how

    jopx
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    When you are developing against SharePoint Server 2013 search, you might forced to reset the search index. You can do this using the SharePoint user interface through the screen shown below or using PowerShell. I prefer to use PowerShell since resetting through the user interface seems to give me timeouts especially when the index is a quite large. One of the reasons why you are required to reset your content index is when your Search Service Application got into an unhealthy state because of insufficient disk space (See Fixing the Search Service after the Index Drive fills) but I also…
  • Mindful apps – putting people at the center supported by data

    jopx
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    When preparing for my session The future of business process apps – a Microsoft perspective  last year I got inspired by this great article The future of enterprise apps: moving beyond workflows to mindflows – which introduced the concept of mindful apps. The core message is that if we want to automate the last mile we have to analyze how people work day in and day out and start our system/application design with people at the center. One of the quotes which is mentioned in the article is from Bill Murphy (CTO of Blackstone one of the largest investment funds worldwide) – “We aim…
  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning–the power to predict

    jopx
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Microsoft Azure Machine Learning provides Machine Learning as a Service (on Microsoft Azure) and allows you to make your own applications more intelligent. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning was initially started as as an incubation project in Microsoft Research (codename Passau) and is part of the overall Microsoft Data Platform. The best definition for Machine Learning – in my opinion – is from the excellent book “Introduction to Machine Learning (MIT Press 2014, Ethem Alpaydin)” (Use it as a reference – this is not an easy “how to” book)The goal of machine learning is to…
  • BIWUG session–imec Share - an Office 365 customer case

    jopx
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
      I have uploaded the presentation from yesterday on slideshare – check it out imec Share - An Office 365 customer case from Joris Poelmans Listed below also  a number of supporting links: Office365 Developer Patterns and Practices (GitHub) SharePoint Online: software boundaries and limits How to avoid getting throttled or blocked in SharePoint Online Give feedback about the Office Developer platform (including Office 365) – please vote for the ability modify location based metadata defaults using CSOM Get early access to new features in Office 365 and provide feedback with…
  • SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2015– Call for speakers

    jopx
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    On April 18th 2015 BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing its fifth edition of SharePoint Saturday Belgium. We invite you to submit a session  for this year's SharePoint Saturday Belgium using this link  - http://www.spsevents.org/city/Antwerp/Antwerp2015 . It is possible to submit multiple sessions. We will close the call for speakers on February 18th EOD. SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2015 will take place in Antwerp – for more details check out http://www.spsevents.org/city/Antwerp/Antwerp2015.  If you have any questions or remarks, do not hesitate to contact me.   Tags van…
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Podcast interview: customizations and Office 365 – Microsoft Cloud Show

    Chris O'Brien
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    I was interviewed last week for the Microsoft Cloud Show by Andrew Connell and Chris Johnson. If you need something to listen to whilst you're working/travelling/exercising, I think it was a fun chat about lots of Office 365/SharePoint things! I’m a regular listener of the show (perfect for my morning runs!), so it was cool to be a guest and catch up with those guys. The overall show lasts for just over an hour - like all their shows there's a segment at the beginning where AC and Chris talk about the week's news (something they do really well IMHO), so the interview itself starts after…
 
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    CollabShow

  • #SPTechcon Austin Debrief: Microsoft Trivia and SharePoint Search Strategy Slides

    Joel Oleson
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The day started with the SharePoint at the Cross Roads Panel.  David Rubenstein had prepared a number of different questions about Office 365, Cloud, Hybrid, and SharePoint 2016.  We couldn’t say much in terms of specifics on SharePoint 2016, but we all were very opinionated.  I shared that I was very excited about the NEW [&hellip The post #SPTechcon Austin Debrief: Microsoft Trivia and SharePoint Search Strategy Slides appeared first on CollabShow.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 to be revealed at Ignite!

    Joel Oleson
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    It was confirmed yesterday in Julie White’s blog that mentioned SharePoint Server 2016 by name, and multiple mentions in the Ignite videos and in the #IgniteJam this morning.  If you’ve been wondering what the next version of SharePoint would be called.  A New Star is born…. it is called SharePoint 2016.  Details at Ignite!  See [&hellip The post SharePoint Server 2016 to be revealed at Ignite! appeared first on CollabShow.
  • SharePoint Community Launch in Morocco in Casablanca and SharePoint Days

    Joel Oleson
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    New Community launch in Casablanca Morocco The post SharePoint Community Launch in Morocco in Casablanca and SharePoint Days appeared first on CollabShow.
  • ownCloud in the Enterprise

    Bonnie Surma
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    by Naomi Moneypenny If you’re an enterprise IT manager, you might have noticed some change in your role over the last few years. There have been waves of outsourcing then insourcing, users invoking “shadow” IT (using apps on the web to meet a need without enterprise oversight) and using consumer services for business tasks, and [&hellip The post ownCloud in the Enterprise appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Who’s Who in the SharePoint and Office 365 World at Microsoft HQ

    Joel Oleson
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    There’s been some serious shuffling that has gone on since we were last looking at the who’s who of the SharePoint world at Microsoft.  Over the years many have gotten familiar with Jeff Teper as our one neck to choke in the SharePoint world.  Jeff Teper moved on back in June of this past year [&hellip The post Who’s Who in the SharePoint and Office 365 World at Microsoft HQ appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Bill Baer

  • The SharePoint Journey

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Microsoft Ignite will open the window to our vision, strategy, and future for SharePoint and provide a first look at most recent developments with SharePoint Server 2016. From the business value for organizations looking to modernize their workplace and...(read more)
  • Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite. The Evolution of SharePoint (v.Next On-Premises Overview and Roadmap) http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=84f35ee3-6d81-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7 This...(read more)
  • SharePoint IT…evolving?

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. A recent #CollabTalk topic was that of the changing role of SharePoint IT…as the cloud becomes mainstream,...(read more)
  • SharePoint and Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The question of read-only domain controllers (RODC) and SharePoint comes up frequently in conversation and on forums, whether not supported, and what potential issues can be expected if implemented with SharePoint. This article will help address some...(read more)
  • Document Property Promotion and Demotion Overview and Considerations

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Overview Document Property Promotion and Demotion is a Feature in versions of SharePoint designed to synchronize specific metadata across documents and its parent List columns and/or fields. Property promotion refers to the process of extracting values...(read more)
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    Stefan Goßner

  • SharePoint CUs and Windows Update - Important Update!

    Stefan Goßner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    An important change has been introduced since my last post about the changed delivery strategy introduced with February 2015 CU . We want to let everyone know of a change to the patch delivery strategy for Office server products. As of March 2015,...(read more)
  • SharePoint security fixes released with February 2015 PU

    Stefan Goßner
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Starting Februar 2015 PU timeframe as well security and non-security related fixes for SharePoint are offered through Windows Update . To allow easier identification of the security fixes I'm documenting them in this separate blog post: SharePoint...(read more)
  • SharePoint CUs and Windows Update

    Stefan Goßner
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    Be aware that starting with February 2015 CU SharePoint Product Updates including non-security product updates will be made available via Windows Update. E.g. for February CU the following fixes are offered through windows update for SharePoint 2013...(read more)
  • February 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The product group released the February 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For February 2015 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. Be aware...(read more)
  • February 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    The product group released the February 2015 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For February 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. ATTENTION...(read more)
 
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Book Review- The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy

    Robert Bogue
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    I'll be the first to admit that my reading list isn't always the most mainstream. I can't tell you how few people would find a book on effectiveness in psychotherapy interesting – but I know that it's possible I'm in the minority here. However, I've been to a few counselors over the years. I've read more than my fair share of "self-help" books on psychology over the years and I began to become intrigued by the differences between different approaches and what different practitioners – whether authors or counselors – thought worked. In The Heart and Soul of Change there's the…
  • Book Review-Crucial Conversations

    Robert Bogue
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    With seven children in the house, a wife, and people I work with, it feels like I move from one crucial conversation to another. It feels like I move from one conversation that is important to my relationship with someone to the next one. Certainly I'm no stranger to looking for skills to improve my communication and relationship with others (See Boundaries, Beyond Boundaries, How to Be an Adult in Relationships, The Science of Trust, etc. ), however, I felt like Crucial Conversations would offer a different perspective. I felt like it might be a good capstone for some of my research on how…
  • Where the Consequences Live

    Robert Bogue
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    During a discussion with my wife, Terri, about another series of tough decisions about the kids, I struck upon a spark. A moment of fleeting moment of clarity about how good parents make decisions about what to do when the problem is tough. The clarity lasted only briefly and left me with a relatively out of focus understanding that I have finally crystalized into this understanding. Before I explain the rare moment of insight, I have to setup the situation. Parenting is tough. Well, maybe I don't need to set that up if you have children. Parenting teenage and adult children is really tough.
  • Announcing the Art and Practice of Information Architecture Course at Pluralsight

    Robert Bogue
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    Back in 2011 I started the process of researching and testing ideas about Information Architecture. I started with the idea that I'd create and sell a DVD that would help anyone learn how to do information architecture. I'd teach all the factors, all the research, and all the results so that anyone tasked with creating an information architecture for their application, intranet, or organization wouldn't have to pour through a set of disconnected resources on city planning, psychology, instructional design, etc. The goal was to create a course that would really give people what they needed to…
  • Faith, Hope, and Love

    Robert Bogue
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    Recently many people in my life, myself included, have been struggling with burnout. Burnout isn't – as some people assume – being tired of work. It's not about difficult conditions either. Burnout is the belief that you're not making a difference. It's about not feeling like what you're doing matters. Some of that is feeling powerless and hopeless. I was drawn to a set of scripture anchored by 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) which says, "Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love." This anchor verse was a place to start studying and…
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    Waldek Mastykarz

  • Discover trending content in your site with the Office Graph

    Waldek Mastykarz
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Have you ever went to a project site and wondered which documents were currently worked on? Discovering trending and relevant content with Office Graph The recently released Office Graph helps us discover new relevant content. Office Graph keeps track of what users do in Office 365 and using this information it connects the information from the different silos together building a graph of relationships. Office Delve is an experience built on top of the Office Graph that allows us to actually see what’s stored in the Office Graph. Taking into account who we are, what we are working on and…
  • SharePoint Saturday Stockholm 2015 presentation deck available

    Waldek Mastykarz
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    Last week I had the honor of co-presenting a session about the Office Graph and Delve at the annual SharePoint Saturday Stockholm 2015. The presentation Delve, formerly known as Project Oslo, is a new and innovative way to discover information and content in Office 365. Delve recommends information to you based on analytics from SharePoint, Yammer, Lync and Exchange. In this session we will take a look at the programming API's of Delve, the Office Graph. We will take a look at the foundation concepts of the Office Graph and see how we can build smart and helpful applications for your…
  • Stay in the know of the relevant content in sites you follow

    Waldek Mastykarz
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    SharePoint makes it easy for you to follow sites. But how do you keep track of the relevant content in all those sites? So you follow a site SharePoint allows us to follow sites. Originally the idea was to leverage this ability to keep track of work done in those sites. Through the Newsfeed we would get updates whenever something would happen in a site that we follow. This approach was widely used to stay on top of work of project teams or departments. A while ago Microsoft decided to use Yammer for social capabilities rather than the set of features delivered with SharePoint. As a result…
  • 7 ideas for using Delve boards

    Waldek Mastykarz
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Last week Microsoft started releasing boards in Office Delve – a new feature that helps you organize content you discover with Office Delve. If you’re wondering what you might use Delve boards for, here are a few ideas. 1. Project board When working on a project you could create a board in Delve to group all content relevant to that project. This would help the project team to quickly access all project-related documents as well as it would allow the rest of the organization to see what’s happening in that project. 2. Topic board Another thing that quickly comes to mind, when thinking…
  • Getting all documents from a Delve board using the Office Graph

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    When building custom solutions with the Office Graph you might want to show boards and their documents. Find out how to get the list of documents from a specific board using the Office Graph API. In my previous article we discussed how to programmatically retrieve the list of all boards from Office Delve. In this article let’s take a look at how to retrieve documents from a particular board. In order to retrieve all documents that belong to a particular board we have to issue the following Office Graph query: actor(<board id>, action:1045) 1045 is a new action that represents…
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    Bamboo Nation

  • Who to Blame for Failed SharePoint Projects; Office 365 for SMBs; Cloud Security Needs Work

    Chris Dooley
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    "I fail to see how you fail to see that it's awesome!"  -- Hiro from Big Hero 6 Top News StoriesBlame the C-Suite for Your Failed SharePoint Project (CMSWire)About two out of three organizations complain their SharePoint projects have stalled (26 percent) or failed to live up to their expectations (37 percent). And it gets worse, according to new AIIM research. A majority of respondents blame those SharePoint failures on lack of support from senior management. Why Office 365 for SMBs – the customer experience (Guest Blog) (MSDN)As I review our customer base I am…
  • Create Custom Column Values with March Product of the Month: Custom Identifier Column

    Lindsay Bergstrom
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When referencing items in SharePoint, the out-of-the-box functionality limits your options to text or numeric values. For the month of March, Bamboo is promoting Custom Identifier Column, a Web Part that allows you to customize the identifier format by combining a numeric counter with text, date and time, site name, list name and/or column values. Check out our video below to learn more. As you could see from the video, the type of content users can enter can even include social security or employee numbers. Some of Custom Identifier Column's additional features include the ability to:…
  • SharePoint Coming Up Short; Hybrid Cloud is the Best of Both Worlds; Windows 365 = Windows and More

    Chris Dooley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Fingers crossed for a weekend without snow.   -- Dooley Top News StoriesMicrosoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds (Network World)Many SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the Global Community of IT Professionals." The AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) Web-based survey of 409 member organizations found that nearly two-thirds described their…
  • This Week in Bamboo (February 8th, 2015 - February 14th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    For this week in Bamboo, patches for Workflow Conductor, Tree View Web Part, Mini-Calendar Web Part, Bamboo Validator Column, and Cross-Site Display Web Part were released to the storefront.  For details about this week’s releases can be found below. SA08 Workflow Conductor for SharePoint 2010 Release 4.0.1 Resolved Issues: • Viewing Workflow status' on Internet Explorer then exporting to Excel gives you the wrong file format when saving.• The Send Email Widget does not include commas for large numbers. Example: 500000.• Some large templates may…
  • SharePoint Information Governance; Azure Cloud Enterprise Guide; SharePoint Testing for Process Owners

    Chris Dooley
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    She made it across state lines, but they finally caught her. -- Dooley Top News StoriesKeeping SharePoint In Check with Information Governance (CMSWire)Historically, SharePoint was thought to cause as many information governance problems as it solved. The 2001 to 2003 versions did not show Microsoft putting much effort into helping customers with information governance. But after the massive take up of SharePoint Portal Server 2007 licenses, and the often negative conversations coming out of the sizable SharePoint user community, Microsoft started to take governance issues seriously.
 
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    Sharepointology

  • Cloud Technology for Web Hosting Services

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
      The latest buzzword in the field of information technology is Cloud computing which is a kind of virtual platform through which businesses can run their applications, store information and can make it accessible to their employees and end users through internet. As the accessibility is made through internet, it gives the possibility for employees […]
  • Hounds – mehr für Jugendliche

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
      Sich  für Hounds anmelden  ist nicht so schwer wie Latein. Bestimmt nicht!  Nachdem ich das Hounds Spiel runtergeladen habe, bin ich in die Startseite gelandet. Dort habe ich mir einen Nutzernamen gefunden und in ein paar Minuten war ich schon mitten drin im Online Spiel.  Ich habe mir Waffen und Ausrüstungen ausgesucht. Die Waffen […]
  • How monitoring system helps business

    admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Online monitoring systems are available in plenty and famous among people because of its benefits in developing a business. The monitoring systems play a vital role in every business and also in personal lives. If you really want to keep tracking the online activities of your kid then you can just use this online monitoring […]
  • Satellite Television Cell Phones : Latest invention in the field of communication

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
      Individuals of not just developed region but individuals of creating and also underneath developed countries prefer to look from your digital camera market now, instead with the conventional market. There are many reasons guiding the buzz with the shopping on the web. Wide range of items is available within the digital camera market. Millions of retailers exist promoting almost each and every […]
  • DVD copying software for hassle free storage of tonnes of DVD data

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
      As there are many latest DVD Copying software launched in the software market will help you back up your individual favourite DVD videos to DVD or Hard Disk Drive, we analysed a few and have hand picked “DVD copy”. It is useful and simple to operate software program without the standard media expertise, countless […]
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    Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog | Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog

  • Either ErrorMessageString or ErrorMessageResourceName must be set, but not both

    Gunnar
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    Found weird error when adding translations support to some ASP.NET MVC models. I’m working on application that uses authentication forms generated by Visual Studio. As it turns out this is known bug with data annotations in .NET 4.5. Solution is here. Suppose you have property with validation attributes: [Required(ErrorMessageResourceName = “ValidateEmailRequired”, ErrorMessageResourceType = typeof(UserResources))] [Display(Name = “Email”, ResourceType = typeof(UserResources))] [EmailAddress(ErrorMessageResourceName = “ValidateEmailIncorrect”,…
  • Coming soon to C#: Null propagating operator

    Gunnar
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:15 am
    C# 6.0 introduces language feature called null propagation. It’s about avoiding all this if-else mess in most sanity checks that avoid NullReferenceException.Of course, null checks can be found also from other parts of code that doesn’t necessarily deal with sanity checks. Let’s see how new null propagation feature help us write cleaner code. Handling nulls Let’s start with simple Person class. public class Person     public int Id { get; set; }     public string Name { get; set; }       public List<Person> Children { get; set; }…
  • Speaking at SDC 2014

    Gunnar
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Next week I have honor to speak at Software Development Conference 2014. It is held on 01-02.12 at Arnhem, Netherlands. I have sessions on both days – in total four sessions – and here is the short overview of these. It’s all mostly about ASP.NET, ASP.NET vNext, and cloud but there’s also something about legacy code. I hope you will join me at SDC 2014. What’s new in ASP.NET 5 01.12 11:15 – Zaal A. Technical overview session about next version of ASP.NET. First I focus on most important changes and news. Then I make short overview of new runtime system and then it is time for…
  • ASP.NET 5: Using POCO controllers

    Gunnar
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    ASP.NET 5 supports POCO controllers. Yes, controller classes that doesn’t extend Controller base class. These controllers look a little bit different by some small aspects and sometimes we may need to help framework detect our POCO controllers. This posting gives you complete overview of POCO controllers in next ASP.NET. Simple POCO controller First let’s define simple controller that doesn’t inherit from Controller base class. public class PocoController     public IActionResult Index()     {         return new…
  • Speaking at Code Camp 2014, Macedonia

    Gunnar
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    This year I have honor to be a speaker at Code Camp 2014, Macedonia. It’s one of the biggest developers event in Macedonia. I have been in Macedonia as a speaker once before but it was community evening and not a big conference. This time I come to Skopje with new ASP.NET vNext. In this post I will give short overview about digital hell I prepared for Macedonian techies. My presentation at Code Camp is about ASP.NET vNext or ASP.NET 5 as it is officially called now. It’s a new world with many new features and changes. It’s not your daddy’s ASP.NET. As my dear Macedonian audience is…
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • European SharePoint & Office 365 Training Week

    M.Greth
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:06 am
    In der nächsten Woche findet die European SharePoint & Office 365 Training Week  der European SharePoint Conference 2015 statt. An 4 Tagen gibt es wieder eine kompakte Möglichkeit, sich in Webcasts über aktuelle Themen aus dem SharePoint/Offcie365 Umfeld von bekannten Sprechern informieren zulassen: 16.2.2015 11:00 Uhr - ESPC15 Training Week: Consuming Office 365 REST API 16.2.2015 16:00 Uhr - ESPC15 Training Week: Groups for Office 365 - Figure out how it works and how to manage it 17.2.2015 11:00 Uhr - ESPC15 Training Week: Building BI Dashboards using Visio & Office 365…
  • 10 Jahre SharePointPodcast

    M.Greth
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    Unglaublich aber wahr: heute vor 10 Jahren am 7.2.2005, ging die erste Ausgabe des SharePointPodcast online – seitdem habe ich 317 Ausgaben veröffentlicht. In Zahlen: über 150 Gesprächen und Interviews Gesamtlänge von 6 Tagen 8 Stunden 25 Minuten rund 7,7 GB Dateien. Danke an alle, die mitgemacht haben und Dank auch an alle Hörer, die immer wieder mit Feedback zum Erfolg dieses Podcasts beigetragen haben. Wir ruhen uns aber in dieser Ausgabe nicht auf den vergangenen Zeiten aus, sondern kümmern uns wieder um Themen.Trends.Tipps.Tricks.Talk Mit dabei ein längeres Gespräch mit Andrea…
  • ClubOffice 365–Office 365 verstehen und nutzen

    M.Greth
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Ein neuer Podcast in deutscher Sprache zu Office 365 mit Martina Grom aus Wien und Michael Greth aus Berlin ist am 21.1.2015 gestartet. ClubOffice365 – Office 365 verstehen und nutzen Der Podcast richtet sich in erster Linie an Anwender und Entscheider und wird zunächst einmal im Monat erscheinen. Wir wollen über Funktionen und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten von Office365 in der Praxis reden und dem Hörer Tipps, Ideen und Entscheidungshilfen geben. In der ersten Ausgabe geht es um Exchange Verteilerlisten vs. Yammer Groups und Office 365 Video. Die Website:  http://ClubOffice365.de
  • Podcaststart im neuen Jahr

    M.Greth
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Willkommen im Jahr 2015 - hier in meinem Blog ist es ja etwas ruhiger geworden, aber das wird sich demnächst ändern. Weniger schreiben heißt bei mir ja nicht weniger tun sondern es wird mehr gepodcastet. Deshalb hier der Podcast-Sstart ins neue Jahr   SharePointPodcast 316 Gepräch mit Raphael Köllner mit einem Rückblick auf die Office365Konferenz, die am 9. + 10.1.2015 in Köln stattfand und im Talk Office365 MVP und IT-Rechtsexperte Raphael Köllner über das Thema “Rechtliche Aspekte in der Cloud”. Sharepocalypse 19 Endlos…
  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 333

    M.Greth
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Das ist die SharePoint Kaffeetasse 333 – die letzte in dieser Form. Seit März 2007 hieß es  333 mal Sammeln von Links aus dem SharePoint Universum – was vor Jahren noch notwendig war, ist in Zeiten von Twitter, Facebook und Co. eigentlich überflüssig geworden. Jeder hat - oder sollte - heute seine Newsquellen mit eigenen Tools im Griff haben – das reine “Linkschleudern” finde ich nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Wohl aber das Filtern der relevanten und wichtige Informationen und Nachrichten und deren Kommentierung und Bewertung. Darauf werde ich im nächsten Jahr in meinem Blog und…
 
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    Furuknap's Corner

  • Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android

    Bjørn Furuknap
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    I’m about to publish my first Android game to Google Play. It’s a deceptively simple game with profound philosophical meanings. I’ve set up the Beta program through Google Play and would like to invite you to try out the game before I publish it to production in a few days. If you have an Android … Continue reading Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android The post Beta Invite: BallAns, The Game of Life on Android appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was

    Bjørn Furuknap
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    I’m not following SharePoint, no, but you have to be blind not to have noticed there is a new version coming out. Like I said two years ago and started describing three years ago. Doesn’t matter. What matters is how it’s done. Let me point out a few of Microsoft’s “here’s what’s coming” projects. .NET … Continue reading SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was The post SharePoint 2016, Like It Always Was appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • Need a Mobile App? I Might Develop It for Free

    Bjørn Furuknap
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    As you may know, I’ve left the SharePoint scene to do things I believe have a brighter future. Search the blog for more details and I’ll leave the ranting for now. Regardless, the path on which I’m currently walking is mobile app development. I want to see whether it’s fun, which it currently is, and … Continue reading Need a Mobile App? I Might Develop It for Free The post Need a Mobile App? I Might Develop It for Free appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • On the Current State of Microsoft

    Bjørn Furuknap
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    I wanted to write this post for a long time but I’ve been under the influence of Kool-Aid for many days. However, having calmed down, I’ll say this and probably cause a rift in the very fabric of the universe: Microsoft is doing almost everything right these days. For the previous five years, I’ve been … Continue reading On the Current State of Microsoft The post On the Current State of Microsoft appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
  • First Mobile Development Experience

    Bjørn Furuknap
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    After announcing that I’m going to leave SharePoint, I’ve had the rare opportunity to choose a brand new career at the ripe age of… more than 25. Note: I’m still 26 years old. I’ve been for many years. One opportunity that arose through an awesome client is mobile development. It’s been a somewhat mysterious space … Continue reading First Mobile Development Experience The post First Mobile Development Experience appeared first on Furuknap's Corner.
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • SharePoint Online: App Only policy PowerShell tasks with ACS

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Here’s a little nugget that I’ve planned to blog about for some time, that I needed today for a small task. I needed to do a background job to SharePoint Online that at a scheduled interval downloads list data, process them and optionally updates some data in my site. This can of course be done by creating an executable storing username and password combos, and with the help of the TokenHelper.cs class from the App for SharePoint Web Toolkit NuGet package and some stored username and password combos we can make the Auth pieces quite easy. I don’t like that approach. There’s two big…
  • Finally time for another SSUG meeting in Stockholm

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:21 am
    It’s been way to long since we had a Sweden SharePoint User Group meeting in Stockholm, but the wait is now over. On the 26th of February we are all invited to the local Microsoft offices to learn more about SharePoint. Specifically this evening we will be able to hear from Erwin van Hunen, who will talk about the Office 365 Patterns and Practices project. We will also be able to hear from Microsoft about their Hybrid OneDrive for Business experiences. If this doesn’t get you fired up, then what would! We are limited to 100 seats, but have a waiting list. You can sign up for the event,…
  • Joining Avanade

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m very excited and glad to announce that this is my last day at Connecta/Acando and starting on Monday I will be joining the Avanade forces here in Sweden. I will take the role as the Collaboration lead, continuing my passion for SharePoint and the future of collaboration on the Microsoft stack. Joining Avanade and in this role seems like one of the most exciting things I could do at the moment. We’re standing on the brink of huge changes going on in our collaborative environments. Cloud, devices, services, security and identity – there’s so many things going on…
  • Summing up the year of 2014 and embracing 2015

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    The time has come for me to do, as I’ve done now for eight years (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006), my annual post to sum up the year. It is always fun to look back to what happened the past 12 months. This past year has been a somewhat “in-betweeners” year. We (me, my clients, colleagues etc.) are standing on the edge of something big and the bridge over to the other side is really, really long. Some hesitate to pass the bridge, thinks it is to steep down, some people are running across it in fear, some take it just easy and some pass it half-ways and then stalls…
  • Solved: Shutting down VMWare Workstation Virtual Machines on Windows 10 Tech Preview

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Here’s a quick tip/solution on how to shut down your VMWare Workstation 10 and 11 Virtual Machines if you’re using the Windows 10 Tech Preview (basically all builds, but only tested on 9879). Currently if you’re using Windows 10 Tech Preview as your host operating system and if you’re trying to shut down a VMWare Workstation Virtual Machine you will crash Windows 10, and potentially corrupt your machine and virtual machines. You’ll see a Blue Screen of Death with a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION exception. I take no credit for this solution, all goes to piccolonicky, who found out the way…
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    sharemuch.com

  • How to: make your SharePoint Content Search Web Part results open as a fancybox or “lightbox”

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Tweet If you worked with the content search web part you probably know that it has several rendering templates available: List, List with Paging, Slideshow All of these will show you just that: a list which will take you to a page where the content is coming from. In my case, my customer wanted to see the result right on the page where they user is at, in other words – have a fancybox or lightbox show the content like this: Let’s take a look how this can be achieved with minimal effort. First of, I’ll be using SharePoint Online tenant to demo this but same assumptions can be…
  • Important steps to take if you’re running multilingual variations in SharePoint Online

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Tweet The other day I described an issue where all of your Web Designer Galleries disappear. That article also suggested how to address this issue but the solution was short terms for me as I got the same problem next morning exactly at 10AM, and the morning after, and after … luckily I was able to “fix” the issue with my handy PowerShell script I wrote in the previous post. But what is the root cause?!?!?! Well, the root cause is this; -My site is running English and French variations -This created two sub sites under root, one for English and one for French The key to…
  • Want to update your SharePoint app site logo without code?

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Tweet With SharePoint 2013 and SPO, you get apps and often apps have their app site. When you update your site custom look – all the apps get the same look and feel, there is just one problem – the logo you update on the root site doesn’t get updated on the app site. Here is my custom logo on the root site: Here is how does one of the app site look like: There is no settings menu to change that but here is what works: 1. Navigate to the root of your site and click on “Title, Logo ….” under “Look and Feel” 2. Copy the URL of the settings page…
  • Quickly turning your Content Query Web Part display into a jQuery tabs

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Tweet In summary, the goal is to turn something that looks like this: to this: There are many ways to do it, and I very deliberately said “quickly” in the title of this post, implying that you won’t need to mock around XSL of the Content Query Web Part. Here are the steps: 1. First we’ll create a list which is going to hold our data The list data structure will be: Title – Single line of text Link Description – Single line of text Link Grouping – Single line of text Link – Hyperlink or Picture Here is how this list looks like, hopefully yours is…
  • Have your Web Designer Galleries been all of the sudden gone in SharePoint Online?

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Tweet I ran into a really annoying issue recently, here were the symptoms: -Users with full control and even site collection administrators were not able to add content editor web parts onto pages -Administrators were not able to see “Web Designer Galleries” in their site collection settings If you have publishing features enabled – then this section was showing up with the only option of “Master pages and page layouts” I won’t spend much time explaining how I got to the solution – I will just give you the solution and then add some speculation at the…
 
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • #ProjectServer / #ProjectOnline Users and Resources #PPM #Project

    Giles Hamson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:35 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) A quick post just to highlight a difference between Project Server 2013 on-premise and Project Online regarding being able to deselect “User can be assigned as a…
  • #ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer #Project Cost and Work Report #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint #BI #PPM

    Giles Hamson
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:55 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) This script will enable users to display the project cost and work on a column chart. The projects displayed are filtered by the selected Enterprise Project Type (EPT).
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 February 2015 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:01 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 February 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1Fjqq64  Project Server 2013 February 2015 Server Roll…
  • #ProjectOnline #Excel #PowerQuery Report #Office365 #PS2013 #BI #OData

    Giles Hamson
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:47 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) Something I have been meaning to blog about for a while now is Power Query. There is nothing revolutionary in this post but hopefully it will give the readers some idea of…
  • #HappyNewYear everyone! 2014 #blog review / highlights #ProjectServer #ProjectOnline #Office365

    Giles Hamson
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:27 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) Firstly Happy New Year to all, I think by now we are all in 2015! I hope that 2015 is a great year for all. A quick review of my blog for 2014 can be seen below. The blog…
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • Disable ASP.NET button after click

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The combination of the properties OnClientClick and UseSubmitBehavior prevent a button from being clicked twice before completed. The following makes sure the button can’t be clicked twice: OnClientClick=”javascript:this.disabled=’disabled'” But, this also means the ASP.NET click event won’t happen!!! In order to do so you need to set the following: UseSubmitBehavior=”False” Setting this property to true bypasses the client browser’s submit mechanism in favor of the ASP.NET postback mechanism. Setting this leads to the insertion of some client-side script…
  • My Tasks web part outside of MySites, but pointing to the personal site task list?

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    We had a requirement to place a My Tasks web part outside of SharePoint personal sites, in a regular site collection, pointing to the Tasks list of a personal site. There were two interesting blog posts surrounding this topic. The first one, http://bernado-nguyen-hoan.com/2013/03/03/making-my-tasks-web-part-available-outside-of-mysites/ , mentions that it’s possible to use the My Tasks web part outside of My Sites by enabling the hidden My Tasks Dashboards feature on a specific web, which can be done like this: Enable-SPFeature 89D1184C-8191-4303-A430-7A24291531C9 -url…
  • Diff Checker

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    Nice web site that can check differences between texts: https://www.diffchecker.com/ in case you do have internet access but don’t have access to a more advanced comparison tool.
  • Imagine Cup

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Check out Margriet’s latest TechNet Wiki blog post about the Imagine Cup: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/2014/12/25/the-imagine-cup.aspx
  • Are Draft versions of items and documents indexed in SharePoint 2013?

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    This can be tested for both lists and document libraries, and the answer depends on various list settings (a term we use in a generic way that also includes document library settings). Possible list settings are: – Content approval setting: With or without content approval – Draft item security: Any user who can read items, Only users who can approve items, or Any user who can approve items (and the author of the item). Searching using the credentials of the author results in items in lists as well as document libraries that only require Read permissions (option “Any user…
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes SharePoint, PowerShell and .Net!

  • SharePoint 2013 Query Suggestion Files

    Mike Smith
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
      Over the last three months I have been working on a Search Administration class that has a focus on improving the end user search experience. If you have attended one of my governance classes or consulting sessions then you have heard me preach on the need for a "Search Administrator". If you are interested in this area of administration then check out my new class: Microsoft SharePoint 2013
  • Add JavaScript to Quick Launch in a 2010 Publishing Site

    Mike Smith
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
      Note: The following will work in SharePoint 2010. For SharePoint 2013 you will need to use PowerShell. See here: http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2015/02/working-with-quick-launch-from.html   When you attempt to add a link that does not look like a URL to a SharePoint 2010 Publishing site you will get an error message like this one:     The example above works perfectly with a
  • Working with Quick Launch from PowerShell

    Mike Smith
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
      The following will work with both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. It will also work with SharePoint 2007 if you "manually" create the SPWeb object. The basic steps to add a new link to Quick Launch: Get the SPWeb object for your site. Get the SPWeb.Navigation.QuickLaunch object. Create a new node . Add the new node to an existing node (like "Lists" or "Libraries") or the root of Quick Launch. Done…
  • Looking for __REQUESTDIGEST?

    Mike Smith
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
      When the minimal Download feature is enabled, you cannot find the __REQUESTDIGEST by using Internet Explorer's View Source feature. But there are two quick options: You can find it using this JavaScript in the address bar:javascript:alert(document.getElementById("__REQUESTDIGEST").value) Use the F12 Developer Tools. Click the DOM explorer then use the search box to search for __REQUESTDIGEST.
  • SharePoint Search Tip: Search for "title" where there is no "title"!

    Mike Smith
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:46 pm
      Title:somekeywords You find the strangest things in SharePoint when you are looking for something else! I'm writing the labs for a new SharePoint 2013 Search Administration class and was looking for a list that did not support a search on "title:sometext". The list I first tested that did not have a "Title" column actually did work with a search for "title:". Huh? So I next tried the Links
 
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    Top SharePoint Sites » Blog

  • Somnio – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Somnio is a lightweight, multipurpose and fully responsive SharePoint 2013 theme intended for modern corporate public-facing websites with a clean and minimal design allowing visitors to focus on content. By following an easy to use documentation included in the package, and with your decent SharePoint designer/developer skills you will be able to deploy your responsive SharePoint 2013 public-facing site in a relatively short time, significantly reducing production timelines. Responsive Somnio theme is a full-blown responsive SharePoint web design theme developed with great attention to…
  • SharePoint Server 2016

    Sid Hermstad
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Contrary to popular beliefs that Microsoft might stop offering new on-premise versions of SharePoint, last week’s announcement and the new SharePoint sessions offered at the Ignite conference in Chicago refute the unfounded rumors. So, Microsoft confirmed the roll out of SharePoint Server 2016 in the second half of 2015. The new version will make available some features developed and deployed first on SharePoint Online. According to Microsoft, the new SharePoint Server 2016 has been designed, developed and tested with the Microsoft Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy at its core, drawing…
  • Airliners with SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    We’re continuing our successful series on industry specific SharePoint web design showcase with few impressive websites affiliated to aviation and airline companies from around the world. By showcasing these attractive websites within a specific industry we not only provide you with a bit of SharePoint branding inspiration but we also give you an insight in the ever-growing SharePoint usage for public-facing websites. The following list is updated automatically, based on your votes. If you like any of these websites make sure you vote for them so they remain in this showcase. New…
  • xpecto – Free SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    xpecto is a simple, clean and fully responsive mobile friendly Coming Soon/Landing page theme for SharePoint 2013 Publishing Sites. The theme is lightweight and contains an easy to customize countdown clock in the top section and five more editable sections. A landing page, as its name may suggest, it is just a single page divided it into separate sections which allows you to promote a specific product or action and increases your viewership by targeting a particular audience. In this case, xpecto theme will allow you to create a nifty countdown SharePoint 2013 Publishing page, which of…
  • Top Rated SharePoint Sites for 2014

    Luis Kerr
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    In 2014, 297 websites have been submitted to our showcase bringing the total number of SharePoint-based websites to 2,761. We saw an increased in SharePoint 2013 based sites launched compare with the previous year but websites built with the good ol’ SharePoint 2010 are still dominating the landscape. This is the total number of SharePoint-based sites submitted to the showcase broken down by SharePoint version: 161 SharePoint 2010 sites. 85 SharePoint 2013 sites. 36 SharePoint 2007 sites. 15 SharePoint Online sites (Office 365). The sites listed below are ranked based on the ratings…
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    Add-in Express Blog

  • Building and deploying a bitness-specific add-in

    Andrei Smolin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Add-in Express is essentially bitness-neutral. The downside is: creating a pure 64bit add-in isn’t directly supported. When you invoke the Register Add-in Express Project command in Visual Studio, Add-in Express shows a message suggesting that you use the Any CPU platform instead. Below I describe how to work around this. Let me talk a bit [...]
  • Working with Outlook HTMLBody – a guide for Office developers

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    If you've ever tried to design an attractive and somewhat complex e-mail message using Microsoft Outlook and HTML, chances are you very quickly realized that the Outlook mail message body format performs rather differently than a normal web browser
  • How to implement auto-update for Office add-ins

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:16 am
    Automatic updates for software applications' mobile apps have become an everyday occurrence for most users. For a user it provides a level of comfort to know that their software is always up to date with the latest and greatest version. It could also be a source of irritation for many users depending on the frequency of updates – not many users would be happy upgrading to a new version every day
  • How to get unread mail in Outlook: C# code examples

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Finding and filtering items in Outlook can be done in a variety of ways and in this article we'll focus on ways to retrieve unread mail from Outlook
  • Working with Outlook attachments programmatically: C# code examples

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Many Outlook developers have been faced with programmatically accessing and working with Outlook Item attachments. All Outlook items have the Attachments property, which means attachments can be added to MailItem, ContactItem and AppointmentItem items, to name a few. In this article we'll explore some facets of handling and interacting with attachments in Outlook
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  • Office 365 guide series – Function to resolve a users OneDrive for Business URL

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Hi SharePoint Online PowerShellers! This time I will give you a Quick but great function to use if you are working with OneDrive for Business: Function to resolve a users OneDrive for Business URL ‘ Simple solution, great to have, unbelievably efficient… Ok, this is perhaps my shortest post ever…I’ll just explain real Quick. OneDrive for Business gets it URL from the tenantname and the users UserPrincipalName. Creating this every time can be troublesome… This is what I use, a function I created last summer when I was tired of doing them one at the time……
  • Office 365 News – New document now supports Content types in SharePoint Online

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    ‘new document’ now supports Content types in SharePoint Online ‘ Thank you Microsoft, Content types just got user friendly and easy to use and promote! ‘ The new- new document dialog ‘ Before yesterday, I knew that the ‘new document’ button in a document library became useless when you enabled Content types in a document library. This has for me and many of my customers been a huge drawback since the ‘new document’ button was still there, in plain view and for the regular user, what they were meant to use. This old behavious was that…
  • Office 365 News – Unannounced Microsoft change to SharePoint Online access

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Microsoft recently made a change to the way users can access SharePoint Online, this may affect many thousands of customers without them knowing… ‘ ‘ It has been disclosed to me that Microsoft has implemented a change on all Office 365 tenants to the way an unlicensed user can access SharePoint Online services…in a bad way… Previously, the behaviour was that if you did not give a user a the SharePoint license in Office 365, the user could not access SharePoint. This is the expected behaviour and this is how most companies restricted access to SharePoint…
  • Office 365 News – Newly Introduced security feature in SPO hides the Web Designer Galleries

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Newly introduced security feature in SharePoint Online hides the Web Designer Galleries, and a lot more too… ‘ ‘ SPO Admin setting (with a dead link) ‘ ‘ During the end of 2014, beginning of 2015, a new security feature in SharePoint Online has been rolled out. The feature in itself is great, it has been introduced to (From the SharePoint admin interface): Control whether users can run custom script on personal sites and self-service created sites.  Note: changes to this setting might take up to 24 hours to take effect. What is good to know without Reading too…
  • Office 365 News – OneDrive for Business sync client for MAC released

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    OneDrive for Business sync client for MAC released! – January 28, 2015 Finally, after too long, Microsoft has released the first preview version of a sync client to the MAC plattform. Until now, this was the last gap in the ODfB access portfolio, now we can finally say, no more. We are complete! (Or soon will be anyway, it’s a preview…) All is now covered, Windows, Windows Phone, Android phone, Android tablet, Iphone, Ipad and now, MAC OSX. Download the preview here, OneDrive for Business Mac sync client Preview – Download Center Read more about this news here on the…
 
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  • Understanding Training Options around SharePoint…

    Geoff Evelyn
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    Welcome to an article which goes into the land of SharePoint Training. This attempts to examine various levels of training and how they can and are being mapped to SharePoint information workers, irrespective of whether they are SharePoint on-premise, or SharePoint through Office365. Please note, that whilst I go into some detail on training delivery that I am not a SharePoint Trainer; however, I think I’ve got enough experience through the implementation of SharePoint Training strategies for many organizations, so I suppose I’ve got some points that may be useful either to you as…
  • Office 365 Customer Success Centre Available

    Geoff Evelyn
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    When delivering an Office 365 service, you will need to ensure that the customer has access to resources to help them understand and get up to speed. As seen with SharePoint ‘getting the users on-board’, there is always a danger of ‘recreating’ adoption content, simply because information is non-centralised – that also means having to spend time gathering and crafting that content so that it is visually appealing (for example)! This is particularly true of those who focus on particular aspects of Office 365 and yet are seen as the provider of the platform to…
  • GEGetDocConfig – SharePoint tool – List Document Libraries, Structure and Security

    Geoff Evelyn
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Challenge. You are asked to get a listing of document libraries in a site where there are email address IDs set against them. Or – you are asked to get a listing of documents in a specific document library and also list who has got READ access to those documents. Or – you have been asked to get a listing of the total number of documents across an entire Site Collection and Sub-Sites (there are multiple other examples). I have created a utility which will allow you to get information concerning your document libraries from your SharePoint installation without having to manually…
  • SharePoint and the Workflow Conundrum

    Geoff Evelyn
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    When utilising a collaboration tool the key productivity rationale is to automate processes through the content stored within that collaboration tool. SharePoint has a number of platform flavours (on-premise, hybrid, online) and has integration points which is only limited by creativity it seems (not simply confined to Microsoft products). Therefore, it is crucial that when thinking of what workflow tool should be used to automated business process that you understand also the options, strengths, weaknesses of the various workflow options that can be utilised with SharePoint. Having had a lot…
  • ITAR – An Office365 Dedicated Support Plan

    Geoff Evelyn
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Introduction If you run and/or own an Office365 tenant, you are guaranteed 99.9% uptime, you get a Service Health Dashboard, and you can see a Planned Maintenance Schedule. Whilst these features are crucial to ensuring a resilient platform that gives visibility of status, it is important to recognise that there is another support plan which addresses compliance – particularly when it comes to who is responsible for the service, protection of connection and encryption. Office 365 (enterprise version) offers enhanced versions of Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, and…
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