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  • Creating Office Add-ins with Yeoman - YO OFFICE!

    Andrew Connell
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    When buiding Office Add-ins developers are provided first-rate tooling with Visual Studio. Developers can easily create Office Add-ins for Outlook, Excel, Word and other Office applications by simply using the familiar File => New Project dialog and answer a few questions. After coding the add-in, pressing F5 deploys the add-in to the local Office client or web client based on the selection the developer made. But Visual Studio is only available to developers on Windows... so Office Add-in development was easy for just Windows & Visual Studio developers... until now! Microsoft recently…
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

    CleverWorkarounds
    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Apps ModelSend to KindleHiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really … Continue reading → No Tags
  • Developers: SharePoint isn’t a Platform, SharePoint is a Service

    Andrew Connell
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    I'm a web developer, not a SharePoint developer... So, I have been sitting on this for a while. I get that there are plenty of people who will not agree with my opinions I put forth here and that's fine... to each their own. As someone who has been in the SharePoint space for nearly twelve (12) years now (yup, I started in September 2003), I believe I have a fair grasp of where we have been and where we are as far as it relates to developers in the SharePoint space. When I talk to customers today, this is what I say. Those close to me and most people who I've worked with over the last year or…
  • Article: Six Things Every Developer Should Know to Stay Current

    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]
    Robert Bogue
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    Our technology world is spinning faster, and sometimes trying to figure out what you need to do to stay relevant to employers and to continue to enjoy being a developer is difficult. It seems like every day there’s a new release of a language, library, or technology that you need to know to be at the top of your game. With that in mind, here are six things that you can do to stay current… Read More… The post Article: Six Things Every Developer Should Know to Stay Current appeared first on Thor Projects.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Image in Windows Azure Platform Gallery

    Bill Baer
    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:06 pm
    SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Getting Started...(read more)
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    Andrew Connell

  • Office UI Fabric - A Design Language and Package for Office 365 Application and Add-in Developers

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Earlier this year I wrote on my blog how we needed some sort of a design language implementation for developers building Office 365 or SharePoint related applications or Add-ins. This includes applications that run within SharePoint (ie: SharePoint Hosted Add-in or SharePoint Provider Hosted Add-in), applications that run within Office clients (ie: Mail Add-in, Content Add-in or Task Pane Add-in) or self-standing web applications that are related to Office 365 in some way. I wrote that... What I think we need is a pack, distributable in a NuGet package as well as a Bower package, that…
  • Creating Office Add-ins with Yeoman - YO OFFICE!

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    When buiding Office Add-ins developers are provided first-rate tooling with Visual Studio. Developers can easily create Office Add-ins for Outlook, Excel, Word and other Office applications by simply using the familiar File => New Project dialog and answer a few questions. After coding the add-in, pressing F5 deploys the add-in to the local Office client or web client based on the selection the developer made. But Visual Studio is only available to developers on Windows... so Office Add-in development was easy for just Windows & Visual Studio developers... until now! Microsoft recently…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 92 is live - Identity Convergence, App Registration Portal and AppModel v2 with Microsoft's Stuart Kwan

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this 92nd episode, AC and CJ talk to Azure AD's Stuart Kwan about the recent announcements with the convergence of Microsoft Accounts and Azure AD identities, the new app registration portal and the new AppModel API coming to developers soon! Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 092 | Identity Convergence, App Registration Portal and AppModel v2 with Microsoft's Stuart Kwan. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • Developers: SharePoint isn’t a Platform, SharePoint is a Service

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    I'm a web developer, not a SharePoint developer... So, I have been sitting on this for a while. I get that there are plenty of people who will not agree with my opinions I put forth here and that's fine... to each their own. As someone who has been in the SharePoint space for nearly twelve (12) years now (yup, I started in September 2003), I believe I have a fair grasp of where we have been and where we are as far as it relates to developers in the SharePoint space. When I talk to customers today, this is what I say. Those close to me and most people who I've worked with over the last year or…
  • Running Mocha Tests with Visual Studio Code

    21 Aug 2015 | 2:53 am
    In my last post I showed how I setup Visual Studio Code to support debugging a Yeoman generator to easily stub out a Node.js web server locally that can serve HTTPS requests: generator-nodehttps. In this post I want to show how you can trigger all your unit tests to get run using a keyboard shortcut in Visual Studio Code as well. I'm implementing this by setting up a task using Gulp and then making VSCode aware of the task, but flagging that task as a test task. Setup a Gulp Task Gulp is a open source task runner build on Node.js... you can think of it like Microsoft's MSBuild which lets you…
 
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work

  • Using Microsoft Power BI Desktop to build Dynamics CRM Online reports Part 2

    jopx
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    In the previous post I showed a very simple example of how you can create a report in Power BI Desktop – in this post I will show you how to extend this simple example. First we will create a new dataset based on Opportunity data in Dynamics CRM Online but we will add extra columns by specifying them in the oData query https://[yourtenantname].crm4.dynamics.com/xrmservices/2011/OrganizationData.svc/OpportunitySet?$select=CustomerId,EstimatedValue,SalesStage Next we will expand the columns in the same way that we did in Part 1.If you have worked with Dynamics CRM you will probably know the…
  • Using Microsoft Power BI Desktop to build Dynamics CRM Online reports Part 1

    jopx
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    A  couple of weeks ago I wrote a posting about Combining Dynamics CRM Online and Power BI Preview but since then a lot of exciting things have been released and announced. One of these things is the fact that Power BI Designer has been rebranded to  Power BI Desktop and a lot of new functionality has been added.. Power BI Desktop basically ties together Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View in a standalone application, removing the constraint of having to use Excel 2013 to design visualizations but it also extends the existing functionality quite significantly. The first thing…
  • Fixing Windows 10 installation error : We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one

    jopx
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    Last week I installed Windows 10 on an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and I encountered an error while trying to create a new partition. The Iconia Tab does not have a DVD drive so the easiest way to start is by creating a bootable USB with the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool – next you will need to boot off this USB drive and you will see the Windows 10 installation screens appear.First you have to select the language to install, time and currency format and keyboard input. Next click install now. At this point you have the option to upgrade your existing OS or do a clean install – I selected…
  • Tips and tricks for using search in SharePoint 2013

    jopx
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    As I outlined in About intent, recall, relevance and precision of search solutions building a good search solution is quite difficult. In this post I will focus on on what content publishers and content “searchers”  can do to make search in SharePoint 2013 work more efficient.Content publishers – I want my content to be found:Use meaningful file names and titles for the documents that you add in SharePoint, by default SharePoint will show the filename (also check out Understanding title information shown in SharePoint 2013 search results and how to make it work better ) – use…
  • Using SharePoint Online to store Dynamics CRM Online Documents

    jopx
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    Integration between SharePoint and Dynamics CRM has been around since Dynamics CRM 2011 – this integration allows for linking documents to Dynamics CRM entities but the documents will be stored in SharePoint instead of the CRM database. This integration is actually a must have for Dynamics CRM Online since there is a built-in storage limit which initially is 5 GB and which is increased with 2.5 GB per 20 licensed users – you can buy additional storage but it is more expensive than storing the documents in SharePoint Online (See Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online : Service Description…
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Enabling Yammer Enterprise with SSO in dev/test Office 365 environments

    Chris O'Brien
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    This is the 3rd article in my Challenges in Office 365 development – and how to address them series. Today we’ll focus on Yammer – for my team, it’s increasingly common to do small bits of development around Yammer, and so having the right set-up in dev/test environments starts to become important. This could be non-coded approaches such as use of the “Yammer Embed” approach such as showing the feed for the “Development” group in Yammer on their team site home page, or using Yammer for comments on an intranet page. But we also find ourselves implementing simple things with the…
 
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    CleverWorkarounds

  • Glyma is now open source!

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Hi all If you are not aware, my colleagues and I have spend a large chunk of the last few years developing a software tool for SharePoint called Glyma (pronounced “Glimmer”). Glyma is a very powerful  knowledge management solution for SharePoint 2010/2013, that deals with knowledge that is … Continue reading → No Tags
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 3)

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Apps ModelSend to KindleHiya This is the third post in some articles aimed helping strategic or business focused users understand the SharePoint 2013 and Office365 “apps model”, and what it means for the future of SharePoint. In part 1 of … Continue reading → No Tags
  • A free IT Unity Webinar: Rewriting the Rulebook for Managing Knowledge

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Hi all Just to let you know that I’ll be presenting a webinar with Christian Buckley on the topic of Glyma, Knowledge Management and SharePoint next week. If you have an interest in things like workforce planning, knowledge capture, project lessons learnt, strategic planning, policy analysis, etc then … Continue reading → No Tags
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 2)

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Apps ModelSend to KindleHiya This is the second post in some articles aimed at demystifying the SharePoint “apps” model for the strategic or business focused user. In case you are not aware, Microsoft have gotten a serious case of “app … Continue reading → No Tags
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Apps ModelSend to KindleHiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really … Continue reading → No Tags
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    CollabShow

  • Seattle Area Workshop on SharePoint 2016 & Office 365 Digital Workplace

    Joel Oleson
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
            When: Sep 16, 8:30am-1PM Cost: Free (includes coffee or juice & lunch) Where: Microsoft Civica Building  1st Floor Conference Room (behind the fireplace) 205 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Limited Seating – Registration Recommended This event will likely sell out early!    Register Now!  This training is designed to help you understand what is [&hellip The post Seattle Area Workshop on SharePoint 2016 & Office 365 Digital Workplace appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Top 10 Improvements in SharePoint 2016 for Business Users

    Joel Oleson
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    All this talk of IT Pro SharePoint 2016 What’s New and SharePoint 2016 What’s in it for Developers made me decide there really needs to be some messaging for the users. There’s definitely business value in the box, but the usability, performance, and improvements for mobility and integration with everyday life that make a difference [&hellip The post Top 10 Improvements in SharePoint 2016 for Business Users appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Microsoft’s Browser Wars Just Got Complicated for SharePoint and Office 365 Users

    Joel Oleson
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    With the launch of Windows 10, users are faced with using the new Microsoft Edge browser, but Chrome works better... why The post Microsoft’s Browser Wars Just Got Complicated for SharePoint and Office 365 Users appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Office 365 & SharePoint Users: Wait or Upgrade to Windows 10?

    Joel Oleson
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    SharePoint people around the world are asking themselves this question. Should I wait or should I upgrade? Windows 10 brings a lot of improvements to desktop productivity and Microsoft’s push to target Windows 10 far and wide led to millions upgrading on day 1 of it being available. Those using Office 365 and SharePoint have [&hellip The post Office 365 & SharePoint Users: Wait or Upgrade to Windows 10? appeared first on CollabShow.
  • I’m speaking at Slovenia SharePoint Days Conference in November 2015

    Joel Oleson
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    I’m excited to say I’m headed back to Slovenia to speak at the upcoming SharePoint Days conference! The event will be 17 and 18 of November 2015. The event has never disappointed. They always have the most amazing venues, and incredible.. No, the BEST Speakers from all over the world! How is this for a [&hellip The post I’m speaking at Slovenia SharePoint Days Conference in November 2015 appeared first on CollabShow.
 
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    Paul Andrew

  • Getting Started with the Cloud Solution Provider APIs

    Paul Andrew
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    If you're a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner, you have many options for transacting your customers orders with Microsoft. In this post I'll walk through getting started with the CSP Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and point you to some resources for learning more about them. Do you need to use APIs for Integration? Most partners who undertake CSP API integration work do so because they have an existing customer portal where their customers purchase from them and they want to have direct integration between that portal and Microsoft. This would enable the partner to sell…
  • Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program APIs - Onboarding Tutorial

    Paul Andrew
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    I recently started working on the Microsoft CSP program looking at the APIs that partners use. I've created a walk through video of how you go about onboarding to these APIs. The video starts out walking through the Partner Center and showing the steps required to create an Integration Sandbox and to get the App ID's for use within your code. Next I start working with the Integration Sandbox and I show how to access the directory from an existing Azure subscription. Using that Azure subscription I add permissions for the App ID to access the directory through the Graph API. Lastly I show…
  • Office 365 URLs and IP Address Ranges Email Change Notification

    Paul Andrew
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    For Office 365 customers who have restrictive firewalls for their employees it is important to have the right URLs or IP Addresses configured for uninterrupted access to Office 365. We have published this information on the TechNet page Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges. We have an RSS feed so that you can stay up to date with changes to this page. Some third-party companies provide applications that enable you to get email notifications of these changes. For example, one such third-party company is IFTTT Inc., and there is already an IFTTT recipe to do that (IFTTT account required).
  • Office 365 directory synchronization and avoiding accidental deletes

    Paul Andrew
    30 May 2014 | 1:11 pm
    We have a new option those who use DirSync for directory synchronization with Office 365. It monitors the staged delete updates that are to be sent to Azure AD and if they exceed a limit that you define then the delete operations are held until you review. This can help you to avoid accidental mass deletion of accounts from Azure AD. Details of how to set this up are here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24544.how-to-avoid-syncing-accidental-deletes-to-the-cloud-directory.aspx  This requires version 6765.0006 of DirSync. Version history is…
  • TechEd USA Talks on Office 365 Identity Management

    Paul Andrew
    18 May 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The PowerPoint slides and recordings for TechEd US are all published now. Below are links to the Office 365 Identity Management talks that I presented and some related articles that have been published recently for more information. You can keep in touch with updates to Identity Management topics on Office 365 with this tag on the Office blogs. http://blogs.office.com/featured_topics/identity/   TechEd US: Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 Identity Management User management is easy in Office 365, if you just add all your users in the Office 365 admin portal—which works…
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    Bill Baer

  • Search Scale and Resiliency Improvements in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Improvements in performance and scale in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview search now allow search to scale up to 500 million items, an increase of 250 million items SharePoint Server 2013 [ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Search...(read more)
  • SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Image in Windows Azure Platform Gallery

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:06 pm
    SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Getting Started...(read more)
  • Navigating List View Thresholds in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    Overview In SharePoint Server 2013 the List View Threshold specified the maximum number of list or library items that a database operation, such as a query, can process at the same time outside the daily time window set by the administrator during which...(read more)
  • Fast Site Collection Creation in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Fast Site Collection Creation is a new capability in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview that improves Site Collection creation performance by reducing Feature activation overhead. Similar to the approach associated with MinRole Site Collections that support...(read more)
  • Sensitive Information Types in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

    Bill Baer (Microsoft)
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    One of the key improvements to eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is the introduction on Sensitive Information Types to eDiscovery. In SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Data Loss Prevention is now built into Enterprise Search. It allows you...(read more)
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    Stefan Goßner

  • Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and cloud hybrid search

    Stefan Goßner
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    [via Bob Fox ] In April, we broadly announced our vision, strategy, timeline and investment in three major areas: familiar and intuitive user experiences, cloud-inspired infrastructure with hybrid at the core and robust security and compliance for...(read more)
  • Cloud hybrid search capability in SharePoint Server 2013

    Stefan Goßner
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    With August 2015 CU for SharePoint 2013 Microsoft added cloud hybrid search capability to SharePoint Server 2013. With cloud hybrid search, you index all your crawled content, including on-premises content, to your search index in Office 365. When users...(read more)
  • Why I prefer PSCONFIGUI.EXE over PSCONFIG.EXE

    Stefan Goßner
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    Just today a nice person posted a comment on my blog explaining an issue some customers were running into which was most likely caused by the fact that these customers were using PSCONFIG.EXE rather than PSCONFIGUI.EXE after installing a CU. PSCONFIGUI...(read more)
  • SharePoint 2013 and .NET framework 4.6

    Stefan Goßner
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    SharePoint 2013 SP1 is supported on .NET framework 4.6 but there is a known issue when installing SharePoint 2013 on top of .NET framework 4.6 During the installation the installer verifies if .NET framework 4.5 is available and fails to install SharePoint...(read more)
  • SharePoint security fixes released with August 2015 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

    Stefan Goßner
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    With August 2015 PU we have released a security fix for SharePoint which are offered through Microsoft Update . For the following SharePoint products and components fixes have been released: SharePoint 2007 Suite: none SharePoint 2010...(read more)
 
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Book Review-Killer Web Content: Make the Sale, Deliver the Service, Build the Brand

    Robert Bogue
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Writing content is easy. Well at least it is for me. I learned how to become a production writer while I was working full-time at a consulting company before I restarted my company. I was responsible for 50 articles a year for a newsletter for TechRepublic.com (one a week). At the same time I was still writing for Developer.com and other publications. I was working full time and cranking out articles at the rate of over 75 per year. It was a crazy time and like a few other times in my life, sleep wasn’t easy to come by in large quantities. However, I learned how to make sure I was…
  • Article: Six Things Every Developer Should Know to Stay Current

    Robert Bogue
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    Our technology world is spinning faster, and sometimes trying to figure out what you need to do to stay relevant to employers and to continue to enjoy being a developer is difficult. It seems like every day there’s a new release of a language, library, or technology that you need to know to be at the top of your game. With that in mind, here are six things that you can do to stay current… Read More… The post Article: Six Things Every Developer Should Know to Stay Current appeared first on Thor Projects.
  • Five Photography Basics Every Wedding Photographer Should Know

    Robert Bogue
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m not a professional wedding photographer. I don’t ever want to be one. However, I’ve been to a few weddings and I love photography. Along the way I’ve learned a few things that are important when you put the two together. Unfortunately, these are things that many wedding photographers seem to forget to have been taught – or consider. I should first say that wedding photographers are well paid because it’s demanding work. You’ve got to react quickly to capture one of the most important moments in a couple’s life. People are angry when you’re…
  • Book Review-Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

    Robert Bogue
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I read Atul Gawande’s last book The Checklist Manifesto and was impressed at the coverage of the importance of checklists in medicine – which had primarily proven their effectiveness in aerospace applications. I was expecting from Being Mortal was a similar treatise on another technique that could be brought to healthcare. I was, however, surprised to read a soulful account of how his family aged and the challenges faced when you have parents that are reaching an age where they’re no longer able to care for themselves. The Role of Medicine Medicine fights a losing battle every…
  • Migrating from SharePoint to WordPress

    Robert Bogue
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    It was April 2008 when I last switched platforms for my web site and blog. I had previously been using SubVersion – that’s the platform the blog was on when it started in June of 2005. I moved to the Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition. It was based on SharePoint 2007 and allowed for a few more features than the out of the box blogging framework for SharePoint. It was enough to help me make the switch. Back then I had a few hundred posts. Migrating this time from SharePoint to WordPress, I had 724 blog posts to migrate. I thought I’d share some of my experiences…
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    The Mit's Blog

  • SP2013 VM install : pénible erreur de Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper

    themit
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:43 am
    Les installations SharePoint sont toujours une période propre à la découverte. De nouvelles options, voir pire de nouveaux problèmes Il faut savoir rester humble et surtout garder la tête froide pour bien investiguer le soucis  Soit éviter de reprodu...
  • Configuration de Workflow Manager 1.0 pour SharePoint 2013 et ses soucis.

    themit
    1 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    L’installation de ferme SharePoint 2013 est à ce jour, vraiment bien voir trop bien documenté. Merci aussi à AutoSPinstaller et son GUI pour vous faciliter la vie. Cependant, on trouve vraiment peu d’information dès que vous faites des installations...
  • YOS Genève 2015 : gestion des gros fichiers et plus …

    themit
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    Session de Benoit Jester et en intro : CA VAS PETER Soit la problématique de gestion de la volumétrie dans des listes : un vrai soucis en cas d’adoption … il y a 3 catégories : Frontières (boundaries) : limites statiques ne doit pas être dépas...
  • YOS Genève 2015 : App et bonnes pratiques

    themit
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    Une session orienté Dev pour changer et je m’en réjouie . Certes les usages sont plus qu’importants mais il faut aussi arriver. Petit rappel : quelles sont les apps disponibles ? Full page en WebPart Custom action : ribbon et menu Derrièr...
  • [YOS Genève 2015] : Et si on adoptait enfin nos espaces collaboratifs

    themit
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:48 am
    Hourah un nouvel évènement sur Genève : Merci Yoan et MR Super. Une première session sur une expérience et son implémentation chez un grand compte comme Sanofi par Mme Dumon de Smartview La vision de la collaboration est toujours différente entre un...
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    Bamboo Nation

  • Announcing File Share Library 2.5 for SharePoint 2013 and 2010

    Hamilton Waldron
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    We recently made some improvements, and now, the latest version of File Share Library has arrived. On top of already providing options to determine where items are stored, File Share Library 2.5 for SharePoint 2013 & 2010 gives you the option to manually export files to your various networks and automatically import all files added to the network. It’s now easier to move files back and forth from the file share, and users can include or exclude specific file share folders and sub folders from being synced. Additionally, file size and “created by” metadata criteria for…
  • Revisiting: "What is Office 365, and Why Should I Care?"

    Hamilton Waldron
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    About a month ago, I went to SharePoint Saturday in NYC. It was an amazing event, located at Microsoft's Times Square HQ. While there, I attended many seminar sessions, and one that really resonated with me was Ryan Schouten's "What is Office 365, and Why Should I Care?" During his presentation, Mr. Schouten covered the Cloud's functionality in 365,the challenges surrounding the Cloud's maturity, a brief history of Office, included services, additional benefits, and of course, why anyone should care about it. To view the full PowerPoint presentation, and I highly…
  • This Week in Bamboo (August 9th, 2015 - August 15th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:53 am
    This week in Bamboo, we fixed some bugs and rolled out patches for the following products: Calendar Plus Web Part, Workflow Conductor, Custom Identifier Column, and Password Change Web Part.  For a complete list and details, please see below.HW20 Calendar Plus Web Part for SharePoint 2010 Release 4.6.101 (File version 40.6.101) Bug Fixes: •    Adding new calendar items using Document List XML forms displays an error.•    End dates are not displayed for multi-day calendar events when using Date Only column types. •   …
  • SharePoint Fest Seattle: Day One Sights and Sounds from the Booth

    Hamilton Waldron
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    It was a great day here at the Washington Convention Center. We saw some old friends, made some new ones, and fielded some great questions from attendees. We are still seeing some people on SharePoint 2010, but Apps and Office 365 are certainly the main topics. Microsoft is doing their part to build excitement around the SharePoint 2016 preview coming out this month, and there is certainly plenty of that going around. Our product managers are attending sessions, learning new things and already thinking about how to make our products better for you. We love hearing how people are using our…
  • SharePoint Fest Seattle: Keynote with Bill Baer

    Hamilton Waldron
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    This morning was the opening keynote for SharePoint Fest Seattle®  Bill Baer, Senior Product Marketing Manager for SharePoint, let us in on what’s coming with SharePoint 2016 (SP16). He started with a walk down memory lane from 2001, with the initial software package that became SharePoint, and ended with some of the things we’ll be seeing in SP16. *For those who don’t want to read all the way through this, SP16 will see more efficient back-end logic, file size limits removed, and seamless integration between on-prem and the cloud in hybrid environments.* Here are…
 
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    Andy Dale SharePoint Blog

  • SharePoint New Site or New Page

    Andy Dale
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:11 am
    Which ever version of SharePoint you use the question soon comes up 'Sites or Pages?'. I used to be a 'Sites' man. The main reason being the following; 1. You can add unique navigation (both Quick Launch and Top Nav) 2. You can add unique permissions 3. You can use site templates 4. You use varying Site features As I get older and get involved in more varying SharePoint Projects my view has changed. Perhaps with newer version of SharePoint customising of pages have become easier. Maybe the clever way you can now use the Term Store (Managed Metadata) to set the navigation has made me re-think.
  • SharePoint Re-ignited

    Andy Dale
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    2015 has been a year when suddenly SharePoint has again gone BOOM!! I'm still trying to understand quite why. It has unexpectedly fought back against Google Docs. Maybe I shouldn't write that on a Blog that is hosted on Google Blogger. Last year, I had my doubts (my sleepless nights, not only about Paul Lambert's tactics) that SharePoint was going to survive. So many organisations were looking at Open Source alternatives and seemingly moving away from Microsoft's SharePoint. We considered for the first time that Action SharePoint Limited (trading as Office Talk) might have to diversify and…
  • SharePoint 2015

    Andy Dale
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope that 2015 is a great year for both SharePoint and Aston Villa. More about my hopes for ‘The Villa’ later, but first to SharePoint in all the various forms. In the last twelve months the SharePoint projects I have worked on have included; SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Not only that, I have been involved in server side SharePoint and cloud-based SharePoint. So many different varieties, but all pretty similar and with the same challenges. As we reached the end of 2014 (where are all the years going?) more and more companies…
  • 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)…
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    Jeremy Thake's wonderful musings

  • Snack videos to demonstrate power of Office 365 dev model

    Jeremy Thake
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:57 pm
    I have started a series of YouTube videos that demonstrate for an end user the power of Office add-ins and SharePoint add-ins. It is a great way for you to understand how you can increase your productivity inside our products through add-ins in the Office Store (http://store.office.com/). I’d love any comments on this post of add-ins you’ve found increase your productivity. I’ll continue to record short 3-5 minute videos to showcase this! So what are you waiting for…check them all out at http://dev.office.com/snack-videos!
  • Apple Music fails to impress me over Spotify

    Jeremy Thake
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
    As someone with an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and MacBook Pro in my arsenal I figured I’d give the Apple Music ecosystem a go as it was FREE for 3 months. Since Spotify was announced in Preview I have been a Pro subscriber. I installed Apple Music on my iPhone & iPad and installed iTunes on my OSX and Windows 10 machines. My main take away is that there is no way that anyone at Apple is consuming music the same way I am. Even if you stick to OSX and iOS, the experience across devices is disconnected. Here’s why… Catalog I have yet to come across a song I couldn’t…
  • New video: Integrate with Office 365 APIs in your Visual Studio 2015 projects

    Jeremy Thake
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    With the launch of Visual Studio 2015, I worked with the Channel 9 team to produce a video to demonstrate the new features that were included in this release for Office 365. The authentication flow is much easier now for ASP.NET MVC web applications than 2013 as it handles all of the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) plumbing for you. For more information check out https://www.visualstudio.com/features/office-tools-vs .
  • I’ll be speaking at European SharePoint conference, Stockholm

    Jeremy Thake
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    I’m off to Stockholm in the beginning of November to speak on Office add-ins and also run a hackathon. I really look forward to meeting all the attendees and speakers and exploring Stockholm! The hackathon is going to be a lot of fun with great prizes for the winning team! If you are attending the conference, please enter on challengepost.com. I’m really excited to see what people build and present to the judges at this event! Our team have run a few of these and its amazing how people leverage their existing web skills and the magic of Office development to build solutions.
  • Review: WP BackitUp for WordPress

    Jeremy Thake
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    I was originally hosting my WordPress blog on Azure web sites using ClearDB to host the MySQL instance. I found that as my blog got more visitors I was getting database connection issues where I was going over the amount of connections for the subscription I was on. I wasn’t willing to pay $50 a month for the next subscription up. Turning on all the caching wasn’t helping me. I had two decisions to make…where to host my blog and how to get it there. After recommendations from a few friends I chose SiteGround.com. For $7.95 a month I got the full WordPress as a service…
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • SharePointPodcast Sommergespräche zu disruption, BI und Suche in SharePoint

    Michael Greth
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    In diesem Jahr habe ich 3 Gespräche für den Sommer aufgezeichnet SharePointPodcast 328 Disruption mit Nicki Borell Die Reihe eröffnet Nicki Borell, SharePoint MVP und Autor des Buches „disruption – Das Spiel mit Technologien und Paradigmen“. SharePointPodcast 329 Talkin Insights mit Markus Raatz Teil 2 unserer Sommergespräche mit BI-Spezialist Markus Raatz, der mal wieder zu Gast ist und mit dem ich mich über BI, Big Data und auch ein wenig IoT unterhalten habe. SharePointPodcast 330 Talk mit Fabian Moritz über Suche Teil 3 der Sommergespräche – mit MVP Fabian Moritz über die…
  • SharePoint Webinar Reihe mit Gary Hughes von Metalogix

    Michael Greth
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Am 14.7.2015 um 10:00 Uhr sprechen Gary Hughes von Metalogix und ich im dritten Teil unserer SharePoint Webinar Reihe über Skalierbarkeit und Verlässlichkeit von SharePoint und die damit verbundene Kosten gezielt angehen. Wir werden uns mit der  SharePoint Storage Architektur und der RBS Technologie sowie Archivierungs-Lösungen beschäftigen.  >> jetzt kostenlos anmelden Die Aufzeichnung des ersten Webinars “5 Dinge, die Sie vor einem SharePoint Upgrade und einer Migration zu Office 365 wissen müssen“ ist auf unserem YouTube Channel…
  • Ein Update aus dem SharePointland

    Michael Greth
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    Ich will in der zweiten Jahreshälfte meinen Blog wieder aktivieren und fange heute schon mal mit einem Update zu verschiedenen aktuellen Themen und Veröffentlichungen an. Video Serie mit den Vorträgen des After IGNITE Events Auf dem After-IGNITE Event der SharePointCommunity am 27.5.2015 in Berlin hatten wir 7 Experten aus der Community eingeladen, die wichtigsten Themen, Ankündigungen und Perspektiven zu SharePoint 2016 in kompakten Vorträgen à 30 Minuten vorzustellen und ihre Bewertungen, Einschätzungen und Empfehlungen zu geben. Alle Vorträge haben wir aufgezeichnet und stehen in…
  • SharePoint 2016 Anmerkungen zu den News aus Redmond

    Michael Greth
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    SharePointPodcast 321: Endlich legt Microsoft mal “Butter bei die Fische”, nimmt Stellung zur Zukunft von SharePoint On-Premise und gibt konkrete Termine zum SharePoint Server 2016 bekannt. Grund genug sich die Ankündigungen etwas genauer anzuschauen und meinen Senf dazu zu geben. Und im Gespräch erfahrt ihr etwas über “WorkingOutLoud”. Anzuhören im SharePointPodcast 321
  • SharePointPodcast auf der CeBIT 2015

    Michael Greth
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Am 17. + 19.3.2015 bin ich live vor Ort auf der CeBIT 2015 und werde von dort mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Spreaker.com Interviews und Gespräche senden. Ankündigungen, wann live gesendet wird, immer auf Twitter @mysharepoint und auf Facebook und auf dieser Seite hier.
 
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • What's new on the Office Roadmap - 2015-08-13 (Yammer Edition)

    13 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    Updates to the roadmap, again! This time around it is all about Yammer. This major update of Yammer features that's already rolled out or in development just shows how disconnected the Yammer and Office 365 teams are. Changes 2015-08-13 These are the changes since yesterday. Now Launched New Capabilities for Yammer iOS app: better photo and file sharing, better search, better this and better that. Directly to launched Real-time Yammer group activity indicators: a feature that's been rolling out for a while, but still new on the roadmap. Tiny profile pics when people post stuff in groups.
  • What's new on the Office Roadmap - 2015-08-12

    12 Aug 2015 | 1:21 am
    We have updates, and quite a few of them, to the Office Roadmap. Some clean up, some awesome Visio features rolling out and a set of new features in the In Development segment. Also noticeable quite a few of the "refresh" features and one cancelled item. Changes 2015-08-12 Now Launched NDR backscatter protection: has been rolling out for a while Office 365 Admin Center June Updates: the June stuff is launched Office 365 Store: launched. Verdict from customers - why does it have to be there, can't we remove it? Office Online Edit in Yammer: Really dump feature that allows users to edit…
  • Take control of your Office 365 Theme!

    7 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    It has been a while since Office 365 introduced the suite wide themes. These themes are applied on all services within the Office 365 suite, or at least the ones using the Suite Bar navigation. Up until the very last few weeks the suite wide theme has been something you can set but your SharePoint site owners and all end-users has been able to override them. Finally these things has been resolved and fixed (no info about this on the Office Roadmap, hence this blog post)! In this post I will walk you through how the Office 365 Theme can and should be controlled and what specifically to think…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - simple reporting using PowerShell

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    In this post, in the Office 365 Groups for Admins series, I will leverage what we learned in the previous posts, combine it with some PowerShell magic and create some basic reports. You can use these reports as a base for your Office 365 Groups reporting in your organization. Note: all these reports require that you have connected to your Exchange Online tenant with appropriate permissions, see this post about more details. List all Groups The most simple and most obvious report is of course to use the Get-UnifiedGroup cmdlet. That one gives you the basic details such as group names, creation…
  • Office 365 Groups for Admins - managing Group memberships with PowerShell

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    In the last post of the Office 365 Groups for Admins series I showed you how to manage the Unified Groups using PowerShell. Let's continue on that journey and take a look at how you can manage the Group memberships using PowerShell. All membership management are done using the *-UnifiedGroupLinks cmdlets, you can access them using PowerShell and connecting to Exchange Online as shown in the previous post. The cmdlets is at the moment that well documented. If that changes I'll make sure to update this post (and please remind me). Public vs Private Groups Before we dive into Memberships let's…
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  • How to get away with murder (and more) on a software project

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    If you think that scope and assumptions on a project are only for project managers, think again – as a developer or architect you can save yourself from a lot of un-necessary work by communicating and clarifying properly your scope and assumptions … FYI: no actual murder tips are given, so yea, keep watching
  • Social networks: what do they say about you and those around you

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Forsquare, Path, Youtube, Google+, Slack … are you using those? Know someone who uses those? What can we tell about the person who’s using those? These are things we discuss in this episode of ShareMuch news
  • Branding SharePoint 2013 Sites with an app/ adding your custom JavaScript and some CSS

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Few months ago I came across a new approach to apply Branding, particularly JavaScript customizations using an app … no need to modify your masterpage and to uninstall your customizations is just a click away. Check this video to see how it’s done. Also attaching a ZIP file we used in the solution here Enjoy!
  • ShareMuch Tech News with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Ron DeGiusti – Jul 23

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    I this weeks news, Yaroslav and Ron talk about: -Visual Studio 2015 and what’s in it -Microsoft Send – what is it? -Office 365 E5, PBX in the cloud and what’s that all about and when is it going to be available? -Uber and potentially yet another controversial business idea from them -Microsoft Garage, and what is that? Be sure to check out all the details:
  • ShareMuch Tech News with Yaroslav Pentsarskyy and Ron Degiusti

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Enjoy this episode of the news where we talk about WPC15 in Orlando and some of the announcements from it, the direction of cloud, CRM, SharePoint
 
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    SharePoint Tutorial for Beginners, Developers, Administrators, End User

  • Install SharePoint 2016 IT preview - SharePoint 2016 installation

    SharePoint Tutorial
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Last Update: August 25, 2015 SharePoint 2016 now comes with the new MinRole feature which configures a server for a specific role in a SharePoint topology like a Web Server or Application Server. SharePoint 2016 Installation Start the installation of SharePoint Server 2016 IT preview and use the following product key: NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ Keep the file location if you don’t create a production environment.   Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. SharePoint 2016 Configuration Wizard Create a new server farm and enter your SQL Server [SERVERNAME] and specify the…
  • Install SharePoint 2016 IT preview - Windows Server 2012 R2 configuration

    SharePoint Tutorial
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Last Update: August 25, 2015 Usually I like to know which Windows Server 2012 R2 role services and features are enabled if you run the SharePoint 2016 prerequisites installer. I didn't take a detailed look right now but will do it tomorrow. SharePoint 2016 Prerequisites Installer Right now I suggest to use the prerequisites installer to install all SharePoint 2016 requirements.   Make sure everything installed successfully and restart your server if required. Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuration Coming tomorrow… Web Server (IIS) role and Application Server role including .NET Framework…
  • Install SharePoint 2016 IT preview - SQL Server 2014 configuration

    SharePoint Tutorial
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Last Update: August 25, 2015 I haven’t seen any official or unofficial documentation about required features yet so I’ll use the minimum set of features that worked with older versions of SharePoint.  .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 SQL Server 2014 requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 so you need to enable the feature using “Server Manager > Add Roles and Features > .NET Framework 3.5”: SQL Server 2014 Installation The following steps apply if you don’t have a SQL server yet. If you have a SQL Server 2014 SP1 instance you can skip to the step below: “SQL Server 2014 configuration”.
  • Install SharePoint 2016 IT preview - Administrative and Service accounts

    SharePoint Tutorial
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Last Update: August 25, 2015 These are the official account requirements [1] in order to install SharePoint 2016 in a least privilege scenario. Basic Installation Accounts You need to create at least the following domain accounts in Active Directory to successfully install SharePoint 2016: Basic Installation Accounts Required Account Example SQL Server Service Account sqlSvcAcc SharePoint Setup Administrator spAdmin SharePoint Farm Account spFarmAcc Assign permission The SharePoint 2016 setup administrator is the only account where you need to assign permission manually. SQL Server Service…
  • Install SharePoint 2016 IT preview - Hardware and Software requirements

    SharePoint Tutorial
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Last Update: August 25, 2015 This article lists the official [1] hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2016. Please note that the following numbers are probably going to change. Hardware Requirements SQL Server Please note that these numbers might change over time and depend on your own requirements. SQL Server Hardware requirements Scenario Processor RAM Hard Disk Database server, single SQL instance, Development or Evaluation, Minimum Services enabled 64-bit, 4 cores 12-16 GB 80 GB for system drive100 GB for second drive Database server, single SQL instance, Pilot or User…
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    Randy Drisgill - SharePoint Branding and Design

  • What’s new for UI in the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

    Randy Drisgill
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you haven’t heard the news, this week Microsoft released the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview bits for you to download and try out in your on premises farm. Readers of my blog are probably most interested to know how this update affects the UI and customization story for SharePoint. The good news is that at this point, SharePoint Server 2016 looks remarkably similar to an Office 365 SharePoint Online site. The biggest difference you will immediately notice is the Suite Bar or Ribbon at the top of SharePoint has evolved to a more modern look with the App Launcher, affectionately…
  • Results: SharePoint Branding / Customization Survey

    Randy Drisgill
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    A number of months ago I posted about a survey where I asked the community to rank common branding & UI customizations by how important they are to you and your customers. My free SurveyMonkey usage only allows me to see the first 100 of the 150 submissions but I have included a chart of the results below. Clearly jQuery is a biggie, but also not surprisingly a solution for changing color and layouts beyond themes / composed looks is a solid second place. It’s interesting to see a good cross section of the community and what ideas have floated to the top. Check out the results:…
  • Our New Rebranded SharePoint Website: sharepoint.rackspace.com

    Randy Drisgill
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Over the past few months I’ve been working with a few of my coworkers to re-launch our public facing website for SharePoint at Rackspace. I’m happy to say it went live a couple weeks ago to coincide with the SPTechCon conference in Austin, TX! We spent a good bit of time giving the website a modern responsive face lift while also simplifying the structure of the site. Of course, being SharePoint nerds, we wanted to show off what you can do with just a good old SharePoint 2013 publishing site. Behind the scenes we didn’t use any custom code or anything like that, just…
  • Take the SharePoint Branding / UI Customization Survey

    Randy Drisgill
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    A couple weeks ago myself and some of the other SharePoint MVP’s that are focused on UI and branding were discussing what are the most common customizations that our customers frequently request. I thought it might be interesting to poll the larger community, so I made a simple 2 question SurveyMonkey poll that lets you rank common branding & UI customizations by how important they are to you and your customers. If you get a spare minute, we’d love for you to fill out the survey. Once there is enough data, I will post a summary of the results here on this blog. SharePoint…
  • The First Ever SharePoint MVP Reddit AMA – October 29th, 2014 1pm Eastern

    Randy Drisgill
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have done a few MVP chat’s before on other mediums including Twitter and Yammer, but we thought it would be fun to take our MVP chat concept over to Reddit (the self professed homepage of the internet) in the SharePoint subreddit /r/sharepoint. We’ve never tried this before on Reddit so we are hoping you all have lots of questions for us on Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 1pm Eastern. We should have about 14 SharePoint MVP’s participating in the AMA including: Randy Drisgill (me!) Wictor Wilen Andrew Connell Sahil Malik Cathy Dew Doug Ware Doug Hemminger John Ross Spencer…
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • Announcing Availability of #SharePoint and #ProjectServer 2016 Preview versions #ProjectServer2016

    Giles Hamson
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    And finally the wait is over, and we have the preview version of SharePoint 2016 On-Premises and Project Server 2016 On-Premises available to explore. I am excited to share the news of availability of preview versions. Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and cloud hybrid search During last few months, we have been talking about it. Microsoft has introduced/demonstrated some exciting new features, and improvements to the products during last few months. Finally it’s the time to explore those capabilities. As a first steps towards my journey to explore Project Server…
  • A Developer’s First Estimate Using Microsoft Project

    Giles Hamson
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    At some point you will be asked to create an estimate for a new project, feature or bug fix. I use Excel for creating simple project estimates. Excel serves well for this purpose. I already know how to use Excel, it’s simple, and virtually anyone can view the resultant *.xlsx file. My Excel estimates usually look something like this: What’s not to like about this estimate? It’s nicely formatted. I highlighted the bottom line, which is the only line pointed-haired bosses likely look at. The truth is that this estimate is just fine for simple cases like minor bug fixes and one-off, small…
  • August Nintex Workflow updates are very exciting.

    Giles Hamson
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    So nice to be on Office 365 and not having a weekend downtime to upgrade a third party tool. (read my comments on each item below) We’ve made some changes since last time… Workflow Gallery
 Complete the work faster and with fewer clicks. When opening Nintex for Office 365, you’ll now see an entry page instead of the design canvas. From this entry page, you can create new workflows, modify existing workflows and delete unwanted workflows. Depending where you are in a workflow design when you open Nintex, it will display the relevant actions for that context first and then a…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 August 2015 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    11 Aug 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 August 2015 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1L3qmrP Project Server 2013 August 2015 Server Roll up package:…
  • #ProjectOnline reporting using #PowerBI Part2 #BI #Office365 #Reports #PPM #PMOT

    Giles Hamson
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:20 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 is the second post for the Project Online reporting with Power BI intro I created earlier this week. If you missed it, a link to the post can be found below:…
 
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • jQuery Caret Plugin

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:16 am
    Let’s give a positive endorsement for the jQuery Caret Plugin which can be found at https://github.com/acdvorak/jquery.caret This library allowed us to find the current cursor position in a text area with code like this: targetElement = $(“#myID”);var currentCursorPosition = targetElement.caret(); Contrary to the other solutions we’ve tried, this one also worked flawlessly in MSIE 8!
  • Quick link title strangeness in SharePoint 2013: wrong Title value

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    There is some strangeness surrounding the retrieval of quick launch links in SharePoint 2013 which may very well be a bug in SharePoint. Although we’re the first ones to admit we haven’t been let in on the exact reasoning behind SharePoint’s implementation of the quick launch title, and there may be very good reasoning behind it, we’re inclined to believe that this is another area where multi-language scenarios have been implemented sloppily in SharePoint 2013. In this article we discuss what the problem is and, better yet, how to solve it. In principle, retrieving the link title of a…
  • Having fun with Virto software’s SharePoint 2013 workflow activities kit

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:46 pm
    It is quite common that companies leveraging SharePoint 2013 workflows find there is some functionality lacking. Extending the existing workflow possibilities by creating custom SharePoint workflow activities that can be leveraged by the company’s power users is certainly possible, but can be quite expensive. Typically, the best option is to buy a commercial solution that extends ootb workflow capabilities.  There are multiple vendors out there delivering such solutions, but recently our interest was peeked by a company called Virtosoftware. Virtosoftware has created over 50 solutions…
  • Uploading and activating sandbox solutions via CSOM/JSOM

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    In this post we’re discussing how to upload and activate a sandbox solution via CSOM/JSOM. First, we’ll do it using C#. That’s a little bit easier and we’ve seen several examples discussing that (such as this one: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/frank_marasco/archive/2014/08/10/upload-and-activate-sandbox-solutions-using-csom.aspx , probably the first one written about this topic and without it, we couldn’t have written this post). Then, we’ll do it using JSOM which has some additional challenges. We didn’t find any resources discussing that, so there should be value in that. First off,…
  • 3rd party analytics for SharePoint 2013

    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    In general, ootb analytics do not satisfyingly meet the need of all customers as far as getting insights in the use of sharepoint are concerned. This post provides an overview of vendors that offer additional analytics capabilities for sharepoint or that can be used in combination with sharepoint. The idea behind the article is that it’s a useful starting point for people starting the decisioning process. It also contains a list of useful evaluation criteria that can help to decide which product is right for you. On purpose, we refrain from saying: product x is better than product Y…
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes SharePoint, PowerShell and .Net!

  • Cincinnati PowerShell User Group Meeting

    Mike Smith
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
      Register here: (free!) http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/224705451/ Cincinnati PowerShell Users group – August Meeting When: August 27thWhere: Max Technical Training Mason, OH PS C:\> Get-PSUG | where {$_.City -eq Cincinnati} The Cincinnati PowerShell user group is back and under new management!  Last meeting was great with Ed Wilson as our presenter, I hope you all got as fired
  • They just can't leave anything alone! "App" now is "Add-in"???

    Mike Smith
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
      Just as they have gotten everyone to call everything an "app", they have to change it again. Lists = apps, libraries = apps, web parts = app parts… everything was to be an app. Now everything is a "add-in"? "SharePoint apps" are not SharePoint Add-ins. "SharePoint app parts" are now "SharePoint add-in parts" But strangely… The SharePoint "app launcher" and the "My Apps" page are keeping their
  • Hiding the Evil SharePoint 2013 Share Buttons!

    Mike Smith
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:46 pm
      SharePoint introduced Share buttons to make it easy for users to quickly share a site, folder or document. This introduced several administration, security and governance problems for administrators. Mostly because the act of sharing a document breaks inheritance on the file. Whether this is "evil" or not depends on the way you need to use SharePoint.  Here's a sample flow: We have a library
  • SharePoint 2013: Center or Centre? Search knows the US/UK spelling variations!

    Mike Smith
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
      Weird what you stumble across in SharePoint! There is no end to finding things! Center or Centre? Organization or Organisation? Harbor or Harbour? SharePoint 2013 search, both On Prem and Office 365, appears to have a US/UK synonym list built-in. I can't find documentation for it anywhere, but it seems to work as expected. Below a few of the words I tested. Search for one and you will find
  • SharePoint 2013: Hide List and Library Column Headings

    Mike Smith
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
      This is an update to an older article to include support for SharePoint 2013. Hiding Column Headings I had a request to hide the column headings of a list displayed in a web part. First thought was that they wanted to hide the toolbar, but they were asking about the clickable column headings. I think they were wanting to make a page look more like a regular web page instead a page full of
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  • Backup and Recovery Tools for SharePoint

    Sid Hermstad
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    SharePoint server has become a very popular enterprise application to enhanced collaboration. As the quantity and value of data stored on SharePoint platform rises, backup and recovery becomes critical and it proves to be a challenge for administrators. SharePoint offers full farm backup options out of the box: First, the web-based Central Administration backup and restore. Second, command-line backup tool using PowerShell. Third option is SharePoint Designer. Unfortunately, these three options have some limitations: no true item level restore option (if a single item needs to be recovered,…
  • Cool SharePoint Search Result Pages

    Luis Kerr
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Website search functionality is tremendously important to any respectable site, if not THE most important feature available to visitors. In order for the website to be useful and usable, visitors must be able to find what they are looking for as successfully as possible. While most of the websites offer standard navigation, search queries are frequently used by visitors who are not able to rapidly find what they want. The effectiveness and usability of any search interface depends a great deal upon its context of use, speed, accuracy of the search results and brand identity. Luckily,…
  • Best SharePoint Designs in Brazil

    Luis Kerr
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This post is the eighth article of our series on Best SharePoint Designs by country. Throughout this series of posts we hope to expand your SharePoint branding source of inspiration by covering various countries where SharePoint adoption for public facing websites has been a success. This time we would like to take a close look at what’s happening in the SharePoint web design scene in Brazil. Well known as the country of the future, Brazil, the biggest country in South America, has been long time associate with soccer, Samba, Carnival, scanty bikinis and beautiful beaches. After hosting…
  • Mega Menus used on SharePoint sites

    Luis Kerr
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mega menus are still new phenomenon on SharePoint-based sites, and are often used on websites with multiple levels of content hierarchy, e-commerce sites or large scale websites. Mega menus continue to be a growing trend in web design, as they offer an efficient solution to display a lot of content while keeping a clean and well-structured layout. This type of menus gives visitors a quick view of all the navigation options in one single glimpse, more visibility of the inner pages, and an easier access from a single drop down menu. In this post we’ll look at few inspiring examples of…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #17

    Luis Kerr
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    For today’s SharePoint branding set we present you with few inspiring and fresh examples of SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks. Seven of the websites were built with SharePoint 2013, and two 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, originality, creativity, improved user experience, custom functionality and ability to incorporate modern web design techniques. If you designed, implemented or you’re…
 
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  • SharePoint News – Download SharePoint Server 2016 preview now

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    SharePoint Server 2016 Preview Yes! SharePoint Server 2016 has finally been released as a preview installation Long awaited for, longed for by many, feared by the competition… On  the 24th of august, Microsoft released a preview of the next generation of SharePoint onprem, SharePoint Server 2016. Last I Heard, the release is due sometime Q1 – Q2 of 2015. Make sure that you have room, the ISO alone is 2.84GB in size… DOWNLOAD (Or go straight to the ISO download) Prerequisites, it will run on •Windows Server 2012 R2 •Windows Server Technical Preview 2 About the Product…
  • Office 365 feature comparison chart all plans

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Office 365 feature comparison chart all plans (All in one Place)   ‘ This is an updated version of a popular blogpost that I posted in January 2013. It turned out to be one of the most visited posts and it still is (This one). This time I have updated the feature comparison list to show what is included in the different Office 365 plans and subscription levels that are available. It is not easy to find the information when you are looking to buy just the right plan for your organization. My primary goal with this post is to again make it just a little bit easier to find what…
  • Office 365 News – First release for select users

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    31 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    First release can now be offered to a select group of users! (Including a funny mistake by a Microsoft developer) ‘ Life made even simpler for the admins First release has until now been something that you do not want to enable in a production tenant for the organization, because the impact can be to big with untested changes and additions made regularly. The common option for the administrator thirsting for knowledge has been to create an evaluation tenant and enable First Release there. Cumbersome and difficult…is what that was! A drawback has also been that you could not test…
  • Office 365 News – Sway preview now available in your First Release tenant

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    23 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Try out Sway in your First Release tenant now Ok, if you want to try out Sway within your organization, here it is. It popped up on the App Launcher just the other day. (You can use this URL: https://sway.com/?o365=true and then sign in with your organizational account) It is a preview, not fully operational yet but as many of you have seen, it works remarkably well! Microsoft uses Sway in a lot of their presentations and they look great I can give you a great example, at Ignite, Mark Kashman held a session the last day where he recapped all SharePoint content during the Conference in a…
  • Right-click is here for SharePoint Online AND OneDrive for Business

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    22 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Yeey! right-click is here for SharePoint Online AND OneDrive for Business (but…) ‘ ” Recently, right-click functionality was introduced in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business both, it really is a great feature that simplifies the lives of all users. I will show in Pictures what I mean, no more ‘three dots’ or select and then ‘three dots’ again. Now, with right-click, we can easily access the properties and functions to manage a file or folder simply by right-clicking on it. (I assume though, that the dots and More will be left in Place, not…
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  • Office 365 gets Sway!

    Geoff Evelyn
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Microsft today released a new feature for Office 365. Eligible organizations will soon have access to Sway for Office 365. Sway is an intelligent storytelling app for business that helps create content using a web-based canvas. This could prove extremely useful for those using Office 365 in education. Sway works by using a design engine helps the production of reports, presentations and more without the need for extensive formatting or additional training. Sway helps by helping the pull together all sorts of content without leaving the app, allowing drag and drop of images, text, videos and…
  • Implementing SharePoint – a ten step guide

    Geoff Evelyn
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Hi there folks! Sometime ago I created a quick ten step guide and had it published on TechNet – amazed to find so much interest, and great comments! ShareGate contacted me and asked if they could turn it into an info-graphic (which looks great); now available on their site and is displayed below – enjoy! Also, check out some companion articles which may be of interest. Ten Steps Implementation Guide Training Courses for Implementing SharePoint solutions Implementing Steps to Success Presentation Crafted by: Sharegate The SIMPLEST Management Tool  
  • Office 365 Monitoring using System Centre Operations Manager

    Geoff Evelyn
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    One of the most compelling challenges for Office 365 is centralised monitoring. Those working in the SharePoint arena will know only too well importance of monitoring and reporting across the platforms they manage. This is not simply from a technical but also from proof of service; the availability and evolution of those services. Proof that, the team responsible for monitoring internal SharePoint resources and servers also have a level in comfort in providing likewise monitoring for Office 365. Evolution to be able to identify over time changes in the services provided so that there are no…
  • Renewed into my fifth year as an MVP

    Geoff Evelyn
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Am pretty humbled and pleased as punch to be renewed today, July 1st 2015, as a SharePoint MVP for the fifth year running. A big thanks of course goes out to all I have managed to reach out to enabling me to share my expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of SharePoint and Office products. Of course, this works the other way around in being part of a great MVP group, all of whom are committed to providing knowledge, aid and expertise back into a growing and evolving community – and I’ve learned so much from the MVP group, the MS Product team and so many…
  • See the SharePoint 2013 Deployment guide by Microsoft

    Geoff Evelyn
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Getting hands on deployment information concerning SharePoint 2013 can be a challenge. Managed to locate this guide which is created by Microsoft detailing the process!
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  • Using PowerShell to upload hierarchical Term Store in SharePoint

    Dynamics 101
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    The post Using PowerShell to upload hierarchical Term Store in SharePoint appeared first on Dynamics 101. The SharePoint Term Store has emerged as an important feature that is used extensively nowadays for various configuration options. For example, Term Store is used to store custom navigation items, custom left navigation items, and custom quick link items. It is even extensible, used to store constants for list columns, and act as a master data store for them. There are various other scenarios, where Term Store has come in handy. Add Data to Term Store Using PowerShell There is a challenge…
  • Creating SharePoint Lists/ Libraries with Data using PowerShell

    Dynamics 101
    26 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    The post Creating SharePoint Lists/ Libraries with Data using PowerShell appeared first on Dynamics 101. In any SharePoint development/migration/moving data across sites, we come across this typical requirement. Creating SharePoint Lists/ Libraries A typical power user solution can be to save the list as a template and restore the template. This has a lot of limitations, including: Cannot save content properly when data crosses threshold for a list; Cannot save content or restore content when metadata or lookup references are used; Is not a scalable solution where there are probabilities of…
  • JSLink and SharePoint 2013 – How to Get Started

    Dynamics 101
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The post JSLink and SharePoint 2013 – How to Get Started appeared first on Dynamics 101. Introduction JSLink is a new approach combining JavaScript, HTML and CSS elements to customize the look of a SharePoint list views, list forms, and can control the rendering of fields. JSLink was introduced with SharePoint 2013. In this article we will learn how to customize the rendering of list view web parts with JSLink. This article will only scratch the surface of customization possibilities that JSLink offers. The list view that we are going to customize is based on the ‘Tasks’ list…
  • OWAS and SharePoint 2013 – Overview and Installation

    Dynamics 101
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The post OWAS and SharePoint 2013 – Overview and Installation appeared first on Dynamics 101. Introduction In this tutorial we will explore how to install OWAS 2013 (Office Web Apps Server) and how to configure SharePoint Server 2013 to use it. Office Web App Server is a large step forward for user experience and allows for displaying of files contained in SharePoint natively within a browser. One of SharePoint’s primary uses is document management, so it is typical for users to deal with quite a number of documents on a SharePoint site. In days gone by documents would have to be…
  • Versioning Settings for Lists and Libraries in SharePoint 2013

    Dynamics 101
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post Versioning Settings for Lists and Libraries in SharePoint 2013 appeared first on Dynamics 101. This article will discuss the various versioning settings configurations possible in SharePoint 2013 lists and libraries. Since versioning settings are slightly different for lists and libraries they will be explored separately. Versioning is used for lists or libraries to track their modification history. Information stored typically includes who authored the change and a timestamp of when it was made. Default versioning in SharePoint 2013 also allows for restoring an item to a previous…
 
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