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  • Updated ULS Viewer

    harbar.net
    Spence
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    If you haven’t already grabbed it, just a quick note to let you know that Microsoft put an update of the ULS Viewer tool out recently. For quite a while the tool had been removed from code.msdn.microsoft.com and those who had “lost” a copy had to resort to annoying others to get it. ULS Viewer, as I’ve written previously is an essential tool for working with SharePoint.  The new version has a number of tweaks including viewing across a farm, rather than manually having to configure that up. Go get it! ULS Viewer download Bill’s post on the update Props to Dan in particular! s.
  • SharePoint User Cannot Rename a File

    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes
    Mike Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
      The following applies to SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online / Office 365. There's never an end of things to learn about SharePoint security! (I've got about 235 pages of what I've learned in SharePoint® 2010 Security for the Site Owner!) Did you know that a user without the Delete permission cannot rename files in a document library! Attempts to change the Name property of a file
  • Deploying SharePoint Workflows: How to Cut Workload and Minimize Risks

    SharePoint Reviews Articles
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:10 am
    SharePoint workflows are great at streamlining and tracking processes, ensuring their compliance, and automating tasks. Workflow automation is a must for all companies wishing to have their internal methods functioning smoothly and effectively. It makes sure that a process runs in the correct way, allows to track its current state, and speeds it up by delegating many tasks from people to computers. Things that used to be done in days now take hours. SharePoint workflows is a popular tool to help you achieve this goal. However, there are some limitations that can cause deployment challenges.
  • Working with Managed Properties in Search-driven publishing scenarios

    Waldek Mastykarz
    Waldek Mastykarz
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    SharePoint 2013 does great job configuring things for you in search-driven publishing scenarios but there are a few things you should keep in mind to save yourself trouble. Search-driven publishing One of the great improvements delivered with SharePoint 2013 is search-driven publishing. The idea behind it is, that once content is crawled and included in the search index, it can be published in many different locations, such as portals or apps. In most scenarios the indexed content is structured data made up of different properties. This makes it possible to separate the content from its…
  • Could we please have some UI changes that actually are improvements?

    Mike Walsh's WSS and more
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    No, this isn't a Microsoft bashing post. Why should you read the Title and think that? I'm prompted to write about this because I came across all three different UI "improvements" today and even though I've been annoyed by two of them for weeks, the third one turned up today when I was using Feedly to update the SPF 2013 and WSSv4 sites with some new Article links. They've "improved" the UI so that I now need several extra clicks to achieve the same thing. Before there were two steps 1. Open an RSS feed and 2. click on the title of an article suitable for one of the SP…
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    Mike Walsh's WSS and more

  • Could we please have some UI changes that actually are improvements?

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    No, this isn't a Microsoft bashing post. Why should you read the Title and think that? I'm prompted to write about this because I came across all three different UI "improvements" today and even though I've been annoyed by two of them for weeks, the third one turned up today when I was using Feedly to update the SPF 2013 and WSSv4 sites with some new Article links. They've "improved" the UI so that I now need several extra clicks to achieve the same thing. Before there were two steps 1. Open an RSS feed and 2. click on the title of an article suitable for one of the SP…
  • It's not just Microsoft, Apple works in strange ways too

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    I use iTunes on a Windows 7 machine to keep track of my Podcasts. I don't listen to any of them on the Windows 7 machine (dare I say "of course") but instead transfer them to a particular one of my two iPods and listen to them on my long daily walks. [aside: this isn't the oddity I mean but the way iTunes works with iPods means that it's safer for me to use one iPod with the Windows 7 machine for my podcasts and use the other iPod with the Windows 8 machine - with a more solid DVD drive - for my music] I was recently having problems with iTunes. Firstly it was crashing all the time…
  • Stefan Goßner makes a valiant attempt to show the difference between HotFixes; Cumulative Upgrades and Upgrades

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    This is a follow-up to my post of the 16th of August. Clearly I wasn't the only person to contact Stefan about having KB articles with Titles "Hot Fix ..." and calling them "Cumulative Upgrades" because in his post here http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/08/19/sharepoint-patching-demystified.aspx he makes a valiant attempt to clear up what he refers to as "SharePoint Patching". It's long, detailed but in clear language, and probably does reflect the reality but for me while it makes as much sense as is possible it is still explaining what is…
  • When is a HotFix actually a Cumulative Upgrade - Microsoft KB article writers destroy a long-term (and good) practice (or was this a simple mistake?)

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Until this month there has been a consistency in Microsoft KB articles about their improvements to their SharePoint products (*). - There were Hot Fixes which were fixes for single problems. - There were Cumulative Upgrades which were updates which included all the different Hot Fixes up to that point. (*) Since about a couple of years there have also been "Upgrade for xxxx" posts with no logical positioning ... This month however - as I discovered when I found that what Stefan Gossner was describing as Cumulative Upgrades were in fact articles with a Hot Fix title - this…
  • Even the most basic problems can still appear in Windows 8.1

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I went away for two days and despite pulling all the plugs out because of the risk of thunder in that time, when I came back a number of things didn't work. My DAC that was feeding digital output from the TV into my HiFi system showed yellow instead of green and more importantly *didn't* feed sound into my HiFi any more. My headphone adapter (physically next to the DAC) still worked fine but no longer had a blue light when switched on. Clearly I blundered by pulling the DAC power cable out of the DAC rather than (as I had done with virtually everything else) pulling the plug from the wall. In…
 
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    Andrew Connell

  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 45 is live - Office Client Apps in Office 365

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this episode AC & CJ talk discuss the latest news related to Office 365 and talk about the current state of the Office desktop clients. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 045 | Office Client Apps in Office 365 Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • Authoring Markdown - What, Why, How

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    This is by far nothing new... Markdown has been around for quite some time. The reason I'm writing this is I've had a few friends who ask how I deal with it as it is new to quite a few people. So I won't explain what it is in depth or the syntax. Instead, check out these links on it: Daringfireball.com: Markdown Syntax Documentation GitHub Flavored Markdown I'm not going to dip my toes in the recent debate kicked off by a few thought leaders who pitched Standard Markdown / Common Markdown. If you want to have that debate, leave a comment on this post and I'll jump in. I want to keep the body…
  • A Packed Schedule at SPTechCon this Week in Boston!

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    This week I've involved in quite a few sessions, workshops and panels at SPTechCon in Boston, MA. I hope to see you at some of these events! Workshop Modern Office 365, SharePoint & Cloud Development Ramp-Up Tuesday, September 16 (9:00a - 5:00p) So you’re interested in becoming a SharePoint developer but you don’t know where to start? In this workshop I’ll get you up to speed. You might have heard the terms full-trust solutions, sandbox solutions, SharePoint apps, server-side code, client side object model (CSOM), cloud app model (CAM), REST API… what does it all…
  • Using GitHub for Developer Presentations

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    If you came here from one of my presentations, scroll down a bit to the headings to get what you came for. As a developer at heart, like so many others, I gravitate towards code solutions and related things like source control as well as trying new things. One aspect of my job is presenting at group meetings and conferences. It would be interesting to go back and count up all the presentations I've delivered since my first one so many years ago. Throughout this time, one thing has held true: I've never become proficient with PowerPoint. Don't get me wrong, I get the job done, but it seems to…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 44 is live - Microsoft's Business Intelligence Offering with Seayoung Rhee

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Episode 44 of the Microsoft Cloud Show podcast is now available. In this episode AC interviewed Microsoft's Seayoung Rhee to better understand the Microsoft business intelligence offering, a common request by show listeners! Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 44 | Microsoft's Business Intelligence Offering with Seayoung Rhee. Remember if you have a question send it in or leave a comment.
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work

  • SharePoint Server 2013–Error on manage user properties page–your search encountered an error

    jopx
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Last week when I wanted to modify some user properties in a SharePoint Server 2013  - I got a very strange error “Your search encountered an error. If the problem persists, contact the portal site administrator” I first checked search but I saw no errors in there – it seems that the error description is not really guiding you in the correct direction. The solution was starting the ForeFront Identity Manager Service (Run command>Services.msc) as outlined in this blogpost UserProfile Service, Managed properties are not available Tags van Technorati:…
  • BIWUG SharePoint Quiz 2014

    jopx
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    BIWUG invites you to the second SharePoint Quiz: have a great evening while learning some interesting stuff! The rules are similar to last year:•Registration is required•Choose your own team•Up to 3 members for each team•Share your team name using #biwug #SPQuizBE•Unique and funny SharePoint related team name is a bonus•Female members is a plus!•40 questions, 4 rounds•No cheating allowed•Post a question on twitter with #SPQuizBE and boost your chances to get the highest score Register for the BIWUG Quiz 2014 PS Don’t forget to check out our completely redesigned BIWUG…
  • Office 365 urges you to stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer

    jopx
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    A couple of weeks ago I first noticed a new warning message in Office 365 stating:“Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. We will work to update and clarify our Office 365 system requirements soon and communicate this to you via Message Center.”This is actually quite a bold statement from Microsoft, because you take a look at the August 2014 browser market share (http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php), the usage of previous versions of Internet Explorer…
  • Must read whitepapers on Enterprise Social Collaboration (Microsoft)

    jopx
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Enterprise Social Collaboration Progress Model (June 2013) - Microsoft and the Eller MBA program at the University of Arizona jointly developed the Social Collaboration Progression Model that outlines six stages of social collaboration and their triggers, obstacles, and impacts. The six phases identified in this model represent a progression that can be used to ascertain an organization's current state in the social collaboration paradigm. The paper identifies the prerequisites that are necessary to move to a chosen target stage, the obstacles that must be overcome, and the impacts of such a…
  • BIWUG–Call for new board members

    jopx
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
      During our last board meeting we received the news that both Patrick and Jethro decided to give up their role as board member. We'd like to thank them both for the efforts they put into BIWUG and SharePoint Saturday. Special thanks go to Patrick for re-launching the user group three years ago and contributing to the well oiled machine that the board is at this moment. So, we're again looking for members who'd like to take up a more active role inside our community. If you're interested in taking up some responsibilities, please let us know by sending me a DM using Twitter (@jopxtwits)…
 
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    Chris O'Brien

  • JavaScript-based provisioning in SharePoint/Office 365

    Chris O'Brien
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    In this post I want to specifically focus on the idea of JavaScript-based provisioning code – a potentially useful approach which has a place in every modern SharePoint developer’s toolkit. This is the idea of using SharePoint’s JSOM API (i.e. the JavaScript version of CSOM) to perform various one-time configuration steps for SharePoint sites - I was initially somewhat sceptical of this technique (JavaScript? For provisioning? Would that be reliable??), but having seen some team-mates use it with success on projects (kudos guys!), I think it’s worthy of consideration. Background For…
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    CleverWorkarounds

  • Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much to the chagrin of many […]No Tags
  • Join me learning Dialogue Mapping in the UK/Ireland in September

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Hi all I will be in the UK in the first week of September for various matters (like watching Kate Bush in concert) and while I am there will be running a 2 day Dialogue Mapping introductory class. If you liked Heretics Guide to Best Practices, or If you simply want to learn […]No Tags
  • A “Glyma” of an idea…

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hiya A while back Kailash recorded an interview with me (over beers of course) for a project on his blog. During that interview, he asked me to elaborate on the story behind Glyma which has now been uploaded to Youtube… If you have played with Glyma or are interested in knowledge management, then […]No Tags
  • Rewriting the knowledge management rulebook… The story of “Glyma” for SharePoint

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:39 am
    Send to Kindle“If Jeff ever leaves…” I’m sure you have experienced the “Oh crap” feeling where you have a problem and Jeff is on vacation or unavailable. Jeff happens to be one of those people who’s worked at your organisation for years and has developed such a deep working knowledge of things, it seems like […]No Tags
  • Tips for using SPD Workflows to talk to 3rd party web services

    admin
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Hi all One workflow action that anyone getting into SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow development needs to know is the Call HTTP Web Service action. This action opens up many possibilities for workflow developers, and in some ways, turns them into an option to be taken seriously for certain types of development in SharePoint […]No Tags
 
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    Bill Baer

  • 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)
  • ULS Viewer and SharePoint 2010

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    So you downloaded the ULS Viewer and fired up on your SharePoint 2010 environment only to see something like this? ---- System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'UlsGump.AboutForm' threw an exception. ---> System.TypeLoadException...(read more)
  • Implementing Azure Blob Storage (ABS) with SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint 2013 [Updated]

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Overview NOTE (8/26/2014) With any solution that externalizes the unstructured content with SharePoint you need to understand the limitations and optimal use of those solutions as documented at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff628583(v=office...(read more)
  • ULS Viewing Like a Boss (ULS Viewer is now available)

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I’m excited to announce we’ve published a new and improved version of the ULS Viewer. About the Unified Logging Service The Unified Logging Service (ULS) is the primary logging mechanism in SharePoint to make it easier to develop applications, expose...(read more)
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    Stefan Goßner

  • September 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released (updated September 12th)

    Stefan Goßner
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Update: The KB article for SharePoint foundation CU has been adjusted. The KB and the download link are now working. The product group released the September 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For September 2014 CU we...(read more)
  • September 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The product group released the September 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For September 2014 CU we again have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). Unlike August 2014 CU no other CU is required to fully patch...(read more)
  • SharePoint patching demystified

    Stefan Goßner
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    After release of SharePoint 2013 August CU I received many emails and blog comments which showed that there is lots of uncertainty related to SharePoint patching. Especially the difference between the terms Cumulative Update and Server Packages (also...(read more)
  • August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. ATTENTION: Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed...(read more)
  • August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released (updated August 22nd)

    Stefan Goßner
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    [UPDATE: an additional localized fix for SharePoint for this CU was released on August 22nd: 2760757 - included in the list below] The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that...(read more)
 
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Product Brief: Metadata Term Store Sync for SharePoint

    Robert Bogue
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    One of the challenges that I face with my clients is how to help them manage a single taxonomy across multiple platforms. There are some tools that we use to develop and manage taxonomies but ultimately those taxonomies need to be something that users can tag in their work and that means getting the taxonomy into the tools they use to create and manage content. For most of my customers that means SharePoint. That's why I was excited that the team and I could help PremierPoint Solutions develop their TermSync solution. It takes any database – actually anything that can be connected to…
  • Good Requirements for Developers – Published at Pluralsight

    Robert Bogue
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    My history with software development starts before I graduated high school. I was taking programming courses at the local community college. I was getting small jobs to help software developers and working a cooperative job for a computer consultant in Essexville, MI. The simple fact is that I started my career as a developer learning where the semicolons and braces go. Over the years, I've written dozens of articles on software development. Some of the ones I felt like were most important got bundled up into a book that I called Constructing Quality Software. Before and after that time I was…
  • Book Review: Unleashing Innovation

    Robert Bogue
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    With all of the books on innovation in the market, it's a fair question to ask why I read Unleashing Innovation: How Whirlpool Transformed an Industry. There are two simple answers. First, it was recommended to me by a friend who felt like the book was a good discussion about innovation. Second, I was intrigued by the idea of operationalizing innovation as a way of life inside an organization. I've been involved with and have led innovation workshops but these represent a burst of activity around a specific need for innovation instead of an organization wide commitment to change the DNA of…
  • Book Review: Dialogue-The Art of Thinking Together

    Robert Bogue
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    I've written about Dialogue before. I initially summarized my thoughts from The Fifth Disciplineand Dialogue Mapping in a post called Discussion and Dialogue for Learning. More recently I posted about one aspect of Dialogue in my post on Defensive Routines and a second aspect in The Inner Game of Dialogue If you've missed it, I'd suggest you start with that post because it is really the other half of this post which got to be way too long. Dialogue is much about creating the right environment through preparation of ourselves and creating a place where people can feel safe to express their…
  • SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Kerberos Unconstrained and Constrained Delegation

    Robert Bogue
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Implementing Kerberos is frequently considered painful by IT Professionals. It seems like there's some magic incantation that has to be said over the network for things to work correctly. However, the components are relatively straight forward. In this post I'm going to walk through Kerberos setup front to back including delegation, how to get it working, and what doesn't work. My goal is to distil a great number of blog posts with half-collected information and make it all fit together so you can implement Kerberos step by step. Some folks talk about Kerberos as resolving the double-hop…
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    harbar.net

  • Updated ULS Viewer

    Spence
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    If you haven’t already grabbed it, just a quick note to let you know that Microsoft put an update of the ULS Viewer tool out recently. For quite a while the tool had been removed from code.msdn.microsoft.com and those who had “lost” a copy had to resort to annoying others to get it. ULS Viewer, as I’ve written previously is an essential tool for working with SharePoint.  The new version has a number of tweaks including viewing across a farm, rather than manually having to configure that up. Go get it! ULS Viewer download Bill’s post on the update Props to Dan in particular! s.
  • 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.
 
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    Matthew McDermott's Blog

  • A Good Week for My Nokia Lumia 920

    Matthew McDermott
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    I love my Lumia 920. It has been the best phone I have ever owned. This has been a good week for my Lumia 920. I gave it a good cleaning to fix a fogged lens and this morning AT&T released the Cyan Update. Cleaning House About a year ago I began to notice that photos taken with the front lens on my Nokia 920 were not nearly as good as the rear lens. I mean I understand that the rear lens (the real lens) is a much better lens. This is one of my favorites taken in Kinsail, Ireland. (I still need to find an “I shot this with my phone” photo contest and enter this shot.) The…
  • Microsoft to Retire Tags and Notes in SPO

    Matthew McDermott
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Microsoft has announced that they will retire Tags and Notes in SharePoint Online. The article indicates that users should use Yammer or the Newsfeed instead. While I am not terribly surprised by this move. I am disappointed that the only viable replacement is Yammer or the Newsfeed. Neither of these solutions offer a true replacement for the Tags and Notes feature. Neither has a decent “consolidated view” of my tags and notes, offers a Public and Private view, or offers a simple in browser experience for the user to collect and manage links with tags and notes. Users I talk to…
  • User Centric Query Rules

    Matthew McDermott
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    In SharePoint 2010 anytime a client asked for a query that user User Profile properties to drive the results we had to develop and deploy a custom search solution. In SharePoint 2013 we can now access User Profile properties through the much improved Keyword Query Language. I use one simple example of this in my Search Session demos. I call it “Your Documents”. Your Documents Query Rule Create a new Query Rule on Local SharePoint Results. Give the new rule a name. Remove the Query Condition, this rule will fire on all queries. Click Add Result Block and formulate your query as…
  • Template Site Collection Feature Error

    Matthew McDermott
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    I have been busy this week creating a PowerShell script that recreates an organically grown SharePoint Site Collection with a dozen hierarchical sites based on site templates. The last time we created a site like this it took about 3 days. With a script I have it down to about 8 minutes on an Enterprise (E3) Tenant. One issue I ran into was when I tried to apply my site templates to the new site for my client I received the error: New-SPOWeb : The site template requires that the Feature {592ccb4a-9304-49ab-aab1-66638198bb58} be activated in the site collection. At <site>   I tried…
  • Provisioning SharePoint Search Service Application

    Matthew McDermott
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    I have been presenting how I provision SharePoint 2013 Search for quite a while and have finally gotten around to publishing my script for provisioning a SharePoint Search Service Application with PowerShell. This script can be used to initially provision SharePoint Search in a multi-server environment. With minor tweaks it can also be used to alter an existing topology. There are a couple things that this script demonstrates: How to use a configuration file How to provision multiple servers from a script How to specify where each search component is provisioned How to set initial…
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    Waldek Mastykarz

  • Working with Managed Properties in Search-driven publishing scenarios

    Waldek Mastykarz
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    SharePoint 2013 does great job configuring things for you in search-driven publishing scenarios but there are a few things you should keep in mind to save yourself trouble. Search-driven publishing One of the great improvements delivered with SharePoint 2013 is search-driven publishing. The idea behind it is, that once content is crawled and included in the search index, it can be published in many different locations, such as portals or apps. In most scenarios the indexed content is structured data made up of different properties. This makes it possible to separate the content from its…
  • Building solutions with Office Graph – session change at SharePoint Connect Amsterdam

    Waldek Mastykarz
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    With the recent release of Office Delve and Office Graph I decided to change my session and present about leveraging Office Graph for building custom solutions. Office Delve and Office Graph Recently Microsoft started releasing Office Delve – a user experience available in Office 365 which surfaces personalized content to you from across Office 365. Office Delve is powered by Office Graph which allows Delve to show you information based on what you’re working on and what’s trending around you. Whereas Office Delve is a solution that just works and currently cannot be customized, Office…
  • mavention.com Single Page App is live

    Waldek Mastykarz
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Today I released the Single Page App version of mavention.com. This November on the SharePoint Connect 2014 conference I will be presenting a session about building SharePoint 2013 portals and public-facing websites using the Single Page App (SPA) approach. To show you, that it’s all not smoke and mirrors that I am talking about, but also to give you a working example that you can refer to after my presentation, I decided to build a SPA-version of the mavention.com website. Although it is a public-facing website, everything that you see on it can be applied to a content-driven portal as…
  • Inconvenient Content Targeting with User Segments in Search REST API

    Waldek Mastykarz
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    Content Targeting with User Segments just works with Content Search Web Parts but some additional work is needed if you want to leverage it with the Search REST API. Content Targeting with User Segments in SharePoint 2013 One of the great capabilities of SharePoint 2013 Search is Content Targeting with User Segments. Using Query Rules you can specify how the search results of the particular search query should be modified. This allows you to change how the results are sorted but you can also add new results to the original set of search results. In order to have those Query Rules executed,…
  • Debugging setting properties in anonymous Search REST queries

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Leveraging SharePoint 2013 Search REST API for anonymous users allows you to build powerful search-driven solutions. Often, particularly in the early stages of the project, queries might not work as expected. So how do you find out what’s wrong? SharePoint 2013 Search REST API for anonymous users SharePoint 2013 Search REST is a very flexible API that allows you not only to configure whether this particular API should be available to anonymous users but also allows you to choose which capabilities those users are allowed to use. This last part is done by specifying a white list of the…
 
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    Bamboo Nation

  • How to Upload a Large List using a Command in SharePoint 2010

    Nguyen Thi Phuong
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you have a large list, say 30,000 items, you will not be able to upload to SharePoint. This blog post will show you how to resolve the issue by using a command. Go to Site Setting to upload a large list. In this example, I will upload a list that contains 30,000 items. Click OK.   The following error message will be displayed: "The request exceeded the 50 megabyte size limit defined by the server administrator." Open a Command Prompt and run as Administrator on each SharePoint server. Enter the following command: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config…
  • SPTechCon 2014: Microsoft's Eric Harlan Helps Us Understand SharePoint Online and Hybrid Environments

    Julie Morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In his presentation titled Use SharePoint Online as a Viable Hybrid Approach, Bamboo Nation favorite and Microsoft SharePoint Premier Field Engineer (PFE) Eric Harlan showed admins and users how SharePoint Online can be utilized as a key component in turning an enterprise on-premises environment into a hybrid environment.  With so many different SharePoint options available, including cloud-hosted and on-premises, Eric demonstrated how SharePoint Online can be leveraged to bridge these two environments. Eric began his presentation by posing a very simple question on most people's…
  • SPTechCon 2014: Goldman Sachs' Chris Weldon Teaches Admins How to Manage SharePoint from the Outside In

    Julie Morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In his presentation titled The Importance of Outside-In SharePoint Administration, Chris Weldon, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, discussed some of the challenges, as well as lessons learned from his organization's experience with administering their SharePoint.  With only a lean team of five people managing three farms for more than 35,000 users, as well as a wealth of stringent compliance and regulatory concerns, Chris discussed how Goldman Sachs' SharePoint team has successfully maintained, deployed, and supported SharePoint farms globally. Chris began his presentation with an…
  • SPTechCon 2014: Bamboo Has Landed in Boston

    Julie Morris
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    What can I say other than it's a BEAUTIFUL day to be in Boston!  Not too hot, not too cool, and *just* the right amount of sunshine.  This blogger judiciously booked an early flight and has a whole hour to kill before diving head first into SPTechCon Boston 2014.  I've decided to take in some of the local scenery and post my first conference blog from the iconic Boston Commons.  With a coffee and camera in hand, I can't WAIT to start attending sessions and taking in all the SharePoint Beantown has to offer. This year's theme is crossroads and the future of…
  • Bamboo is Heading to Boston this Week for SPTechCon 2014!

    Julie Morris
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    It'll be "all about 'dem apples" for Bamboo from September 17-19 as myself and fellow teammates head to the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston for SPTechCon.  The conference offers attendees the best SharePoint training, classes, and tutorials in the world.  The sessions are targeted at SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects, and knowledge workers who wish to leverage SharePoint to improve their current environment, be it on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid solution. In addition to the over 80 technical classes being offered across…
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    Andy Dale SharePoint Blog

  • Office 365 Rejuvenates SharePoint

    Andy Dale
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Apologies that it is four months since my last SharePoint blog, but my passion for SharePoint has now be reinvigorated (big word for a Villa fan) by the sudden phenomenal explosion of SharePoint in the UK. It would be easy to blame my lack of blogging on the poor performances of Aston Villa, the UK recession or being regularly stuck on the M25, but I think the real reason is I just got bored of SharePoint. I had been a SharePoint fan since my first exposure to the joys of Document Management Systems at Chemical Site in Wolverhampton back in 2002. For years I rode the SharePoint bandwagon and…
  • Andy Dale's SharePoint Famous Five

    Andy Dale
    28 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Even after working with SharePoint for over ten years I still find myself learning new things. So in today's blog (yes, I know first one for six months. See Official Apology at the end) I will reveal five tricks that I have recently discovered. Versions of SharePoint come and go, but they don't basically change that much. Ok the way t looks might change and new features are added but behind the scenes it is all still pretty similar. All of these tricks work from 2010 onwards and most of them in 2007 also. So here are my SharePoint Famous Five 1. Add a print form option to any list item i)…
  • Andy Dale SharePoint Award Nominations 2013 Extension

    Andy Dale
    2 Oct 2013 | 2:11 am
    I start this week's SharePoint Blog with some sad news. Maybe it was the holiday season or maybe interest in SharePoint is finally start to wane, but for the first time we have not received a full set of nominations for my annual SharePoint Awards. But here is some good news, I have decided to extend the nomination period for a further 2 weeks (closes now Sunday 13th October at midnight). Don't worry if you have already nominated as these have already been saved. Here are a reminder of the rules for nominations and the categories this year; Nominations Open Until 13th October…
  • Andy Dale SharePoint Awards 2013

    Andy Dale
    4 Sep 2013 | 7:24 am
    Now that the Premier League Transfer window has safely shut and Christian Benteke remains a Villa star it time to launch the 5th Andy Dale SharePoint Awards.  Voting for this year's awards will take place here on this SharePoint Blog during October and close on Halloween Night (31st October midnight UK Time). Before I explain the rules for this year's nominations here is a quick reminder of last year's winners when over 20,000 people cast their votes; Reminder of SharePoint Awards 2012 Winners 1. Best SharePoint Information Site  Winner – Nothing But SharePoint (End User…
  • SharePoint Designer Workflow Tips

    Andy Dale
    25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 am
    SharePoint without Workflow is like 'Cheers' without Diane. Good but not brilliant. Workflow really brings SharePoint to life allowing many mundane information processing tasks to be automated. As a SharePoint consultant with Office Talk I have helped many companies create a whole range of Workflows with the help of the 'free' SharePoint Designer. These have included;1. Project Bid Request Systems 2. Holiday Approval Systems 3. Automatic Document Disposals 4. Patient Appointment Systems 5. New SharePoint Site Requests 6. Purchase Order Systems 7. New Employee Setups With only a little…
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    Jeremy Thake's musings

  • Apple’s biggest mistake today was locking the stream down to Safari

    Jeremy Thake
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    I sat at work today, looking forward to watching the keynote by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.  I was very disappointed to  find out that it was blocked to all browsers except Safari…ie. to iOS and OSX. Apparently this isn’t a new stance. Now I have a MacBook Pro at home which I use all the time for my digital photo editing…but at work I’m running Windows 8. What was my experience trying to follow the announcements? I followed TechCrunch live blogging notes, which was actually surprisingly good. I also followed along on Twitter, where it was a mixed bag of apple fan…
  • Top 5 things I’ve learnt in 5 months at Microsoft

    Jeremy Thake
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    “Time flies when you are having fun” Anon Just sitting on the sofa tonight and looking back at the calendar its nearly the end of August and I started at Microsoft March 31st, nearly 5 months ago. I think anyone who joins Microsoft corp without working in the field is going to have a unique experience in their first year. Microsoft as a company is also going through changes with the Mobile First, Cloud First directive from the new CEO, Satya Nadella, who joined in February. The division I’m in as a Technical Product Manager, Office 365, is also going through significant…
  • Using the Exchange Online EWS API with Office 365 API via Azure AD

    Jeremy Thake
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In my normal day to day job in the Office 365 Developer technical product management team I’ve been doing more and more work with the new Office 365 APIs that call into Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business and use Azure AD for auth flow. These new end points are all OData 4 and very much focused around the mobile device application and standalone web application “me” space…e..g as the logged in user accessing services related to that user. There is plenty of information on dev.office.com (our nice shiny new one!) on these APIs and I’ve…
  • August catch up on Office 365 Development news

    Jeremy Thake
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    It’s been a busy few months for our Technical Product Management team, in Building 1 in Redmond, focusing on Office 365 Development. It’s month four for me personally in the team and reflecting back it’s been a great ride! it has been a really exciting time working with the team with our core focuses: Chris Johnson leading the team and driving our vision with management; Sonya Koptyev focusing on the Information Worker developers and the new dev.office.com; Dave Pae focusing on our ISV NDA program and DX (formerly DPE) cross-over including Dev Camps; Jim Epes working on the…
  • Come say hi at SharePointalooza Sep 12th and 13th Branson, Missouri

    Jeremy Thake
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    I’m going to be speaking at SharePointalooza next month and would love to meet you guys there too…sounds like its quite the party as well as full of great sessions around Office 365 content. So what are you waiting for??? And now to the marketing fluff…   SharePointalooza is less than two months away! SharePointalooza is a TWO DAY conference offering sessions and technical workshops on all things SharePoint, Office 365, and Yammer.  SharePointalooza takes place at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri on September 12th and 13th. Please allow us to take a few minutes to…
 
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    Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog | Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog

  • My second session at KulenDayz 2014

    Gunnar
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Organizers of KulenDayz contacted me and asked for one more presentation. Their choice takes you to the engine on SaaS-based portals running on Windows Azure. As this presentation is based on real-life experiences I think it’s valuable source of information for those who are planning something more complex on Windows Azure. Here’s the short overview of this presentation. This presentation is titled as Building SaaS portals on ASP.NET and Windows Azure. Topics covered: Overview of cloud environment and cloud services How simple web application evolved to SaaS portal Short overview of…
  • ASP.NET MVC 6: Reading form values

    Gunnar
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    With new HttpContext in ASP.NET MVC 6 we will also get new request class. One markable change is how form variables are read from request. As there is no key-value collection with form variables that is filled by default when request is created we have to read form values asynchronously. Here’s the example how to do it. As far as I understand then the decision to not load form variables by default is related to keeping HttpContext object graph minimal. New request object has asynchronous method called GetFormAsync() and we will use this method to load form variables. public async…
  • Speaking at KulenDayz 2014

    Gunnar
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    I’m glad to announce that I’m speaking at KulenDayz 2014 about next version of ASP.NET and demonstrate some new and cool stuff it brings to us. Most of content is about changes to current ASP.NET and the way we build and run web applications. Of course, I make demos too to illustrate my talk. This post introduces my ASP.NET vNext presentation. My presentation What’s new in ASP.NET vNext is schedule at 06.09.2014 11:00. It is targeted to ASP.NET architects and expert level developers who make technical decisions about web applications. Topics: Overview of ASP.NET vNext Architectural…
  • ASP.NET MVC 6: New HttpContext

    Gunnar
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    ASP.NET MVC 6 is mostly about rework of framework internals and it comes with changes that affect also our applications. One important improvement is new HttpContext class. In this posting I will discuss about this new class a little bit. Why new HttpContext? New HttpContext was needed anyway because by default ASP.NET MVC 6 has no reference to System.Web assembly. All needed functionalities from this assembly are moved to new libraries and many of these are changed or will change (probably). The other reason is too big object graph of current HttpContext. It takes approximately 30K in memory…
  • Using OneNote API to count degustated beers

    Gunnar
    10 May 2014 | 1:33 am
    I am heavy OneNote user as OneNote is easybut still powerful application to keep important information and organize it the way I like. Not to mention powerful cloud back-end that makes my OneNote notebooks available for me on desktop, tablet and mobile phone. In this posting I will show you some code I use to update the number of degustated beers in beer diary. Lazy as I am I needed dumb and simple solution to update the number of degustated beers in my degustation diary. I had no time enough to come out with something polished and nice. But my solution still works fine and I can run it on…
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    SharePoint Reviews Articles

  • Product Validation: Datapolis Workflow

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Datapolis Process System capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Product Validation: SharePoint CRM by Lookout Software

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Lookout Software SharePoint CRM capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Product Validation: List Form Extensions Feature by KWizCom

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of KWizCom List Form Extensions Feature capabilities and provides insights on how the product compliments customers’ native Microsoft SharePoint deployments. This report should not be treated as a replacement for the evaluation process that you would normally conduct before making a purchasing decision, but it will provide independent information on the product to help you with your decision. Download this Product Validation Report (PDF)  
  • Deploying SharePoint Workflows: How to Cut Workload and Minimize Risks

    4 Feb 2014 | 8:10 am
    SharePoint workflows are great at streamlining and tracking processes, ensuring their compliance, and automating tasks. Workflow automation is a must for all companies wishing to have their internal methods functioning smoothly and effectively. It makes sure that a process runs in the correct way, allows to track its current state, and speeds it up by delegating many tasks from people to computers. Things that used to be done in days now take hours. SharePoint workflows is a popular tool to help you achieve this goal. However, there are some limitations that can cause deployment challenges.
  • Applying CRM Best Practices to SharePoint

    2 Feb 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you are thinking about deploying CRM solution for your organization, there are many considerations - culture, processes, policies, people, and technology. If you read our latest review of SharePoint CRM by Lookout Software, you understand what it can do for you. SharePoint creates a great, flexible platform for deploying a fully-loaded CRM for your business users. Here are some points to think about when developing your program:
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 332

    Michael Greth
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Aktuell nur noch heute (10.9.): SharePointPodcast verlost 2 Freikarten für Events im Oktober SharePoint SharePoint und der Internet Explorer 11 – Ein Beziehungskonflikt September 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released SharePoint Alerts via SMS? @IFTTT SharePoint Workflow Top Thema im Oktober 2014 Office 365 Removing duplicates in the birthday calendar of ‘outlook.com’ Microsoft Webinar Serie: Das neue Arbeiten: Flexibilität und Agilität im digitalen Zeitalter. Office Delve vormals Projekt Oslo beginnt Rollout auf Office 365 First version of Delve is…
  • SharePoint Online Tags & Notes in den Ruhestand geschickt

    Michael Greth
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Die Ankündigung kam recht kurzfristig – die Tage des Tags & Notes Features auf SharePoint Online sind nicht nur gezählt, sondern auch schon seit 1.9.2014 vorbei. Der dazugehörige Supportartikel “The Tags & Notes feature of SharePoint Online has been retired. Users can no longer create new tags and notes or access existing ones. All existing tags and notes have been archived in .csv files, which are downloadable from the SharePoint admin center. Only SharePoint Online admins can download these files. Between September 1 and December 1, 2014, administrators will be able to…
  • SharePoint Workflow Top Thema im Oktober 2014 auf der SharePointCommunity

    Michael Greth
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Was interessiert SharePoint-Anwender wirklich? Welche Probleme wälzen sie? Was sind ihre aktuellen IT-Projekte mit der SharePoint-Plattform? Fragen, die ich immer häufiger auf Konferenzen höre oder in Foren und Social-Medien lese. Die Antwort überrascht vielleicht, denn nicht etwa Social oder Cloud steht ganz oben auf der Liste, sondern die klassischen Themen wie Dokumentenmanagement, Teamarbeit und Workflows und Geschäftsprozesse. Im Zuge des ganzen Social-Hypes sind diese Themen in der allgemeinen Kommunikation in letzter Zeit etwas untergegangen, aber trotzdem…
  • Tipp Microsoft TechTalk zum Windows App Studio

    Michael Greth
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    TechTalk ist die Videoserie der DX-Abteilung von Microsoft Deutschland. Das Developer Experience and Evangelism Team stellt regelmäßig aktuelle Themen rund um die Microsoft Plattform vor. In der 6.Folge des TechTalk erklärt Lori Ritter, wie man ohne Code zu eigenen Windows und Windows Phone Apps gelangen kann. Alles was man dazu braucht ist das Windows App Studio, und das nicht anderes wie eine Webseite die einem jegliches Coden abnimmt. Windows App Studio Website    
  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 331

    Michael Greth
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Buchtipp  Build SharePoint Apps with ShareCoffee von Thorsten Hans Community Aktionen Freikarte gewinnen (1) - Best Practice Days SharePoint am 8.+9.10.2014 in Köln Freikarte gewinnen (2) - SharePointForum Stuttgart am 09.+ 10.10.2014  Alle Community-Rabatte auf der Übersichtsseite SharePoint Konzeptionelle Anforderungen an eine SharePoint Plattform Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part and faceted navigation now available in SharePoint Online for intranet scenarios Microsoft Clarifies SharePoint 2013 Patch Process and New 'Uber Packages' Meet the new Office Dev Center Office…
 
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • Presenting the new Office 365 APIs at TechDays in Sweden

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I’m thrilled to be presenting at TechDays 2014 in Stockholm the 19-20 November. This is the 5th time the TechDays conference is held here in Sweden and I know that this years edition will be even more awesome than the previous times. As usual the best speakers from Sweden will be there and some international really interesting speakers, such as the well-known Mary Jo Foley. I will be presenting a session about the new and interesting Office 365 APIs. We will walk through what these new APIs do, what they can be used for, how to do authentication and why you should invest your time in…
  • The SharePoint Team is listening - make your voice heard

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    There’s a lot of stuff happening right now at Microsoft, they innovate, create great software and services, the new CEO accepts and wins almost all challenges and the SharePoint and Office team is listening! This is the Microsoft that I like and this is how I want Microsoft to continue to be. But Microsoft and the SharePoint team can’t just listen in blind – they listens to us out here in the real world, customers, clients etc. and we need to make our voice heard. This can be done in several ways, we can talk to our Microsoft representatives, we can whine on our blogs and on social…
  • SharePoint 2013: Using the App Only policy and App Principals instead of username and password combos

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Introduction One of the blog post I receive the most e-mails about is the How to do active authentication to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Some of the feedback I get is “thank you” etc. and some of them are people that are modifying it for all kind of things, especially when trying to do “background jobs” or integrations using user credentials. And this is what this post is all about. My standard answer to that question is that you do not want to use the methods in that post for those scenarios, nowadays, since you can actually build an App for that. And even better you can build…
  • Microsoft Azure IAAS and SharePoint 2013 tips and tricks

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    After doing the Microsoft Cloud Show interview with Andrew Connell I thought it might be a good idea to write some of my tips and tricks for running SharePoint 2013 on Azure IAAS. Some of the stuff in this post are discussed in more depth in the interview and some things we just didn’t have time to talk about (or I forgot). I really recommend you to listen to the podcast as well and not just read this post. Disks, disks and disks As mentioned on the Microsoft Cloud Show interview more than once, one of the first things you should look into is your disk configuration for your Azure VM’s.
  • Interviewed on the Microsoft Cloud Show about Azure IAAS

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    A couple of weeks back I was interviewed by Andrew Connell for the Microsoft Cloud Show. The Microsoft Cloud Show is an (almost) weekly podcast where Andrew (AC) and his wingman Chris Johnson (CJ) discusses everything related to Microsoft cloud offerings including benchmarks with other cloud vendors. If you’re not subscribing and listening to the show already then I urge you to do that as soon as possible! Me and AC sat down for almost an hour discussing Microsoft Azure IAAS and specifically when running SharePoint 2013 in that service. We had a great talk, as usual when it comes to…
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 September 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:35 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) The Office 2013 September 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1xOLFtM Project Server 2013 September 2014 Server Roll up…
  • #Microsoft #ProjectOnline Reporting Pack #MSProject #SharePointOnline #Office365 #PPM #Excel #BI #Data

    Giles Hamson
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:51 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) I have recently created a reporting pack / report starter pack for Project Online. These can be downloaded from the Microsoft Gallery link below: http://bit.ly/1Cxa6vr…
  • Speaker at SharePoint Saturday Jersey

    Giles Hamson
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Flights and accommodation booked  ! I am looking forward to present PowerBI at SharePoint Saturday Jersey on 27/09/14 with Ben Ahmed. Jersey being closer to France than England it’s with no surprise that some of the French SharePoint-activists from the continent and may be we can have a special #ShareBière after the event ! Speaker au SharePoint Saturday de Jersey. via François on Sharepoint http://bit.ly/YaaUXw French native Sharepoint Consultant living in London. A crossway between a designer, developer and system architect. Prefers stretching the limit of out-of-the-box features…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 August 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:51 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) The Office 2013 August 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/XgNLCx Project Server 2013 August 2014 Server Roll up package:…
  • #ProjectOnline data via #ODATA and #SSIS in #SQL database table delta sync example #BI #Office365

    Giles Hamson
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:03 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) Microsoft recently released some great documentation and an example SSIS package on only pulling down the changes from Project Online to your custom SQL database – this…
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • Browser shots

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Great URL for browser compatibility testing: http://browsershots.org/.
  • Project Adam

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Project Adam is a new deep-learning system modeled after the human brain that has greater image classification accuracy and is 50 times faster than other systems in the industry. Watch this video: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=220709. You should also take a look at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/dnnvision-071414.aspx.
  • SSIS Package In Visual Studio 2012: Designer View suddenly gone

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have you ever experienced that the Designer View of an SSIS package in Visual Studio is suddenly completely empty while all the underlying XML is all gone? It had us puzzled, but it was solved by closing all packages in VS (just click the X’s) and then re-opening the package. Apparently the UI of SSIS is not all fine and dandy, we found this post to be of interest too: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/3dc85f3c-59b7-4671-9894-e12ef2680d27/ssis-package-when-opened-in-designer-shows-nothing-because-it-is-scrolled-to-bottom-right-where?forum=sqlintegrationservices.
  • SPServices

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    An interesting library based on jQuery that makes working with SharePoint’s web services easier: http://spservices.codeplex.com/.
  • Wiki World Cup

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:03 am
    Trying to follow the success of the Dutch soccer team, Margriet’s latest TechNet Wiki blog post proposes a new team line-up: http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/archive/2014/06/29/wiki-world-cup.aspx
 
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes

  • SharePoint User Cannot Rename a File

    Mike Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
      The following applies to SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online / Office 365. There's never an end of things to learn about SharePoint security! (I've got about 235 pages of what I've learned in SharePoint® 2010 Security for the Site Owner!) Did you know that a user without the Delete permission cannot rename files in a document library! Attempts to change the Name property of a file
  • Developer Apprentice Program in .NET

    Mike Smith
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
      MAX Technical Training is doing something quite interesting!  Again!   "Interested in becoming a Developer or know someone who is?" "Whether you are an employer looking hire a .NET programmer or a Job Seeker looking to build a new career - this is the program to meet both your needs." "This intense 9 week "boot camp" immerses you in 42 intense full-days of training. To be accepted, you must
  • Office 365 / SharePoint–a Moving Target–the target is still moving and moving!

    Mike Smith
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
      More changes in Office 365 / SharePoint Online… (I guess this is an ongoing topic for my blog…) Previous: 3/29/14,  9/1/14  In this update… The Tasks rollup found in Welcome, About me, Tasks is going away. The Task list Sync to Outlook button is going away! New feature: Delve! (formally Oslo, built on Office Graph)   The Tasks rollup found in Welcome, About me, Tasks is going away.
  • When is Full Control not Full Control

    Mike Smith
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
      This article has three possible titles: All Full Control Users are not able to see the Access Requests Link and Page When is Full Control not Full Control? All About Associated Groups!   The problem: You have a user who has Full Control, but who is not a member of the Site Owners group. Shouldn't they be able to do anything a member of the Owners group can do? Turns out they cannot see the "
  • Office 365 / SharePoint–a Moving Target–the target is still moving!

    Mike Smith
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
      More changes in Office 365 / SharePoint Online… The Welcome menu has changed again In SharePoint 2007 the menu for user options was called the Welcome menu and displayed the word "Welcome" follow by the user's name. In SharePoint 2010 word "Welcome" disappeared and only the user's name was displayed. (The help desk would ask the user to "click on your name".) SharePoint 2013 was the same as
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    Top SharePoint Sites » Blog

  • Best SharePoint Designs in Norway

    Luis Kerr
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    We continue our series on the Best SharePoint Designs by country with another inspiring showcase of websites developed in Norway. Throughout the series, we hope to feed your SharePoint branding inspiration appetite by covering various countries where SharePoint adoption for public facing websites is an ongoing success. From its imposing mountains and well-known fjords to its contemporary yet scenic cities, Norway is basically one of the most beautiful countries in the world. No wonder why it is labeled by most people as the land of never ending beauty. There is an undeniable grace in its…
  • Brevis – Premium SharePoint 2013 Theme

    Luis Kerr
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Following the success of ShareBoot Responsive SharePoint 2013 theme, I decided to take the SharePoint 2013 branding to the next level by releasing a premium theme designed with responsiveness in mind. I know your time is too precious to waste it on the inner workings of SharePoint styling and by releasing this premium theme I hope I can help you with the SharePoint branding. This premium theme will allow you to give your SharePoint 2013 website a modern and attractive look and in the same time it will help you reduce the time it takes to have such site live in minimum amount of time. By…
  • Responsive Top Navigation Menu

    Luis Kerr
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    In my quest to design a perfect three levels down responsive top navigation menu for SharePoint, I’ve stumbled on some annoyances that only people dealing with branding the SharePoint sites will understand me. First, we need to give a bit of credit to MS for allowing us to use CSS instead of the old fashioned tables by setting the UseSimpleRendering property to “True”. An improvement, but far from a smooth sailing. Second, why in the name of Merlin’s saggy left, MS decided to use the ClientIDMode property to generate and insert the pesky ID, zz2_RootAspMenu,…
  • Foundations with Websites Built on SharePoint

    Luis Kerr
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    A non-governmental body established as a not-for-profit organization or a charitable trust is often referred as a Foundation. Its primary purpose is focused on providing grants to various institutions or individuals, for educational, scientific, religious, cultural or other charitable purposes. As any other charitable organizations, budget limitations are very common, hence the need for an attractive, informative and user-friendly website is often overlooked. However, the following websites represent the most beautiful and creative SharePoint-based websites belonging to foundations. These…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #13

    Luis Kerr
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Here is some more SharePoint design inspiration with another selection of beautifully crafted SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks. Four built with SharePoint 2013 and three 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…
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  • Content Engagement: Is content king on your Intranet?

    Chris Wright
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Do you run or manage an Intranet? If so, is it successful? By successful I mean does it regularly get used? Do users find it helpful in their day to day jobs? Has adoption and uptake met expectations? If you answered ‘Hmm not really’ then you might want to think about Content Engagement. Content Engagement is a service we run that provides regular quality content for company Intranets of all shapes and sizes. But first thing first, what has content got to do with Intranet adoption? Content is king Bill Gates coined ‘Content is king’ when the Internet was still a…
  • Google Docs – Five areas that can easily be improved

    Chris Wright
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Google Docs is really powerful tool, but we think there are five areas it can easily improve. Here at Fifty Five and Five we make extensive use of Docs, Sheets and Drive for our day to day business. Our team of writers and authors use Docs and Drive to create and share content. Our consultants use all three to record notes and write documents. As a company we have now also adopted Google Drive as our primarily file ‘store and share’ solution. Whilst there are lots of big areas Google could improve, their are also some really small things that would really enhance the…
  • The Logic Group – Copywriting training

    Chris Wright
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    Fifty Five and Five delivered a copywriting training session which was extremely well received by our stakeholders. Not only did we get expert insight into crafting great copy but also practical tips we could apply straightaway.                 Renu Martingale, Marketing Manager, The Logic Group Improving internal capability As part of a wider engagement, Renu Martingale, Marketing Manager at the Logic Group, asked Fifty Five and Five to run a copywriting training session with a number of internal stakeholders. The group were already responsible for producing a range of content,…
  • Microsoft is getting serious about the future of Office 365

    Chris Wright
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Microsoft recently made three announcements that tell us a great deal about the future of Office 365. Each on their own appear only small advances in distinct areas. But put them together and a picture reveals itself of a company (or at least a product team within a company) that is making some very interesting plans for the future. The Office 365 roadmap The first move was a very small one. Microsoft put online, for anyone to access, a roadmap for Office 365. This is a big list of upcoming features, and gives Microsoft partners and customers alike the ability to plan ahead when it comes to…
  • SharePoint security best practice: Think long term

    Chris Wright
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Security in SharePoint is pretty easy to setup and manage initially. SharePoint security best practice for the long term is a lot harder to achieve. Authenticating users from Active Directory works well, and the SharePoint security model allows permissions to be easily assigned. But keeping things running smoothly as systems grow and expand can be tricky, not least because SharePoint doesn’t really make it easy to review an entire estate in any meaningful way. For example there is no quick way to: Look at the data volume of all SharePoint sites Get a report of all users with a certain…
 
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  • Calling Yahoo Weather web-service from an Outlook add-in

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    It's been a while since my last blog post and today we start the first in a series of exciting blog posts on integrating Microsoft Office applications with web-based services. The web is growing bigger and bigger by the day and there are a wide range of applications and services available on the internet which you can use to provide your users with more features and functionality inside Microsoft Outlook.
  • Outlook Address Book – complete guide for developers

    Ty Anderson
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Out-of-the-box, Outlook'is address book is the default contacts folder that resides in a user's Outlook folder structure. In a typical Outlook installation, there is a single contacts folder and feeds the TO, CC, BCC fields in the Outlook email form. In any form that supports assigning a contact to it, the default address book feeds it as well
  • Exception from HRESULT 0x800A01A8 in PowerPoint solutions

    Andrei Smolin
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    On an example of a simple scenario, this article demonstrates what causes 0x800A01A8 and how to avoid it in C#, VB.NET, VBA, Delphi. Exception from HRESULT: 0x800A01A8 is also known as OLE error 800A01A8 and also known as Object Required.
  • Working with the Global Address Book for developers

    Ty Anderson
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:18 am
    Outlook makes it easy to maintain your contacts. The contacts you create in Outlook are the basis for the address book you use when sending emails. Sounds simple enough. But did you know that Outlook, in true Microsoft fashion, is much more complex beneath the hood?
  • Outlook Online & Google Mail for developers – What’s the difference?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    We've previously explored the different options for developing gadgets for Gmail as well as what options are available to developers to create apps that run on both the desktop and web editions of Microsoft Office. The two platforms are very different and offer varying degrees of customizations
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