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  • Developing for Office 365 – thoughts on use of custom master pages and web templates etc.

    Chris O'Brien
    Chris O'Brien
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    As more and more organizations are choosing to deploy SharePoint workloads on Office 365, it’s interesting to see Microsoft change the guidance given to developers on how customizations should be implemented. If you’ve been following closely, you might be aware that the following messages have started to emerge in recent months: Avoid custom master pages Avoid using web templates Avoid using declarative XML (i.e. Feature XML) in a WSP (even a sandbox WSP – and remember, we already should not be using server-side code here either!) These messages are mainly relevant to the Office…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 64 is live - Latest News & Node.js Geek Out

    Andrew Connell
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this 64th episode, AC and CJ share some of the latest news and do their first geek out on Node.js. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 064 | Latest News & Node.js Geek Out. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • Add Extranet Security with Registration Approval Workflows

    SharePoint Solutions Blog
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2013 (ExCM) allows you to create users in three ways:1.      Manually2.      Invitation Registration (via e-mail)3.      Anonymous Registration (potential users visit the Extranet site and click “Sign Up”)The most common of these is via invitation.  When using invitations, there is most likely an existing business relationship with the invitee and the general thinking is that “if you’re invited, you’re approved.”  However, there may be certain…
  • SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2015– Call for speakers

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

    CleverWorkarounds
    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 it will be well worth […]No Tags
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  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 64 is live - Latest News & Node.js Geek Out

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this 64th episode, AC and CJ share some of the latest news and do their first geek out on Node.js. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 064 | Latest News & Node.js Geek Out. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 63 is live - Latest News & Notes on the Cloud

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this 63rd episode, AC and CJ talk about some of the recent news in the Microsoft & Amazon cloud world. Be sure to download the latest episode here: Episode 063 | Latest News & Notes on the Cloud. Remember if you have a question, send it in or leave a comment.
  • JaxSPUG January Meeting: SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Workflow – Automate Your Business Processes

    13 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    Later this week I'll be at the local JaxSPUG user group meeting in Jacksonville, FL to talk about workflow. This isn't a developer session like I would normally do... this presentation is going to be for everyone. I'll have a dab of SharePoint Designer in there, a dab of Visual Studio and we'll see how what Microsoft has done in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 is a huge step forward. Are you looking to quickly get up to speed on workflows in SharePoint 2013? Later in January I'm presenting a 2-day seminar that's available in person as well as live, online, on workflows with Critical Path…
  • Using Workflows or Long-Running Business Logic in SharePoint Client-Side Solutions

    12 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    I'm a big fan of applying the single page application (SPA) to SharePoint applications as well as using just plan old client-side solutions. These solutions are written entirely in JavaScript and run within the context of your browser. While there are plenty of advantages to this approach, there are clearly a few things that you could consider negatives. One aspect of client-side solutions is the fact that all your business logic is technically unsecure and open to anyone to look at. A savvy user can simply view-source on the page and see your code! Maybe you don't want to share that specific…
  • Part 2 - SharePoint REST API Batching - Exploring Batch Requests, Responses and Changesets

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    This post has code snippets that I’m hosting in GitHub Gists. These are added to the page using JavaScript so if you are reading this post in something other than a browser (like a blog feed reader), you likely won’t see the code snippets. Try looking at the post in a browser to see the snippets. In my last post I explained briefly how batching works with a REST API and showed you a sample application with the Fiddler trace of how batching can help speed up your application. In this post I want to talk more nuts-and-bolts and explain exactly how batches work with OData &…
 
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  • Add Extranet Security with Registration Approval Workflows

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

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

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    I recently read this blog post on Sharegate's blog:Move to Office 365:  Did SharePoint Become the Reason?The very first line of the post says this:"It's been a long and exhausting road with SharePoint"It inspired me to leave this comment, which I realized I wanted to make into a blog post.  So, here it is:For business people, "IT" has been a long and exhausting road for 30 years or more.  And, one of the rarely spoken truths is that one key reason is because it is "hard to create and maintain good systems". Systems are the combination of people, procedures and technologies.
  • Display a Security Trimmed Listing of Sites Using SharePoint Search

    16 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Depending on where you live, and how frequently you travel by car, you might have come across vast areas taken over by kudzu.  I’m always amazed at the vast land area kudzu can quickly take over.  I’ll bet if you stared at it for a while, you could actually see it grow.As SharePoint grows in your organization, so do the number of sites each of your users has access to.  So how do you go about showing a listing of sites the user has access to, especially if their sites are separate site collections or even web applications?If you don’t provide something for the users, it…
  • Configure Host Headers for SharePoint Web Applications

    8 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    My friend and I were driving down the road the other day when he turns to me and tells me that there is this website with links to great extranet security products for SharePoint and even links to SharePoint Training. I had to check this out for myself! “What’s the site?” I ask. “Oh, its http://216.215.157.252” To which I reply “Cool, I’ll look that up as soon as I get home… if I remember it!” There is a reason we have DNS: it is so we can make things easier to remember. There was no way I was going to be able to remember http://216.215.157.252 unless I put it into a song…
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    JOPX on SharePoint, Big Data and the future of work

  • SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2015– Call for speakers

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

    jopx
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    Interesting video series to start with if you want to learn how you can use Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (AzureML) Beginning Azure ML Part 1 – Importing Data, accessing and creating a new experiment Beginning Azure ML Part 2 – Reading external data sources Beginning Azure ML Part 3 – Data exploration and visualization Beginning Azure ML Part 4  - Preprocessing data part I: casting and renaming columns Beginning Azure ML Part 5 – Preprocessing data part II: scrub missing values and project columns Beginning Azure ML Part 6 -  Feature engineering and R script Beginning…
  • Introducing Azure Stream Analytics

    jopx
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Azure Stream Analytics  which is currently in preview is a fully managed real-time stream analytics service that aims at providing highly resilient, low latency, and scalable complex event processing of streaming data for scenarios such as Internet of Things, command and control (of devices) and real-time Business Intelligence on streaming data. Although it might look similar to Amazon Kinesis, it seems to distinguish itself by aiming to increase developer productivity by enabling you to author streaming jobs using a SQL-like language to specify necessary transformations and it provides…
  • SharePoint deep dive exploration: SharePoint alerting

    jopx
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    This is the second in a series of blogpost on SharePoint Server 2013 in which we will explorer how e-mail alerting works in SharePoint 2013. For part 1 – take a look at SharePoint deep dive exploration: looking into the SharePoint UserInfo table. If you need to know more about how alerts are working at the lowest level you should take a look at SharePoint 2003 Database tables documentation – for alerts this documentation still seems to be valid. SharePoint stores the list of events for which users have request alerts in the EventCache Table – in comparison to SharePoint 2003 there are…
  • BIWUG on blueprint for large scale SharePoint projects and display templates

    jopx
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
      On the 16th of December BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing its next session – don’t forget to register for BIWUG1612 because there are some great sessions planned. SharePoint Factory: a blueprint for large scale SharePoint projects (Speaker: Lana Khoury, Senior EIM Consultant at CGI Belgium responsible for CGI Belgium’s Microsoft Competency Centre, and the Digital Transformation Portfolio) Large Notes 2 SharePoint transformations do require a standardized approach in development and project management in order to assure the delivery in time and quality.The SharePoint Factory has…
 
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Developing for Office 365 – thoughts on use of custom master pages and web templates etc.

    Chris O'Brien
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    As more and more organizations are choosing to deploy SharePoint workloads on Office 365, it’s interesting to see Microsoft change the guidance given to developers on how customizations should be implemented. If you’ve been following closely, you might be aware that the following messages have started to emerge in recent months: Avoid custom master pages Avoid using web templates Avoid using declarative XML (i.e. Feature XML) in a WSP (even a sandbox WSP – and remember, we already should not be using server-side code here either!) These messages are mainly relevant to the Office…
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    CleverWorkarounds

  • 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 it will be well worth […]No Tags
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 2)

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Hiya 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 fever” in recent times, introducing the terminology not only into SharePoint, but Office as well. While […]No Tags
  • So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Hiya 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 excellent material is out there on the apps model (not to mention a few good rants […]No Tags
  • What? Even more epic than MOSS world!

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Hi all Back on St Patricks Day in 2011, Christian Buckley and I commandeered a hotel piano in Wellington NZ and recorded an impromptu duet entitled “MOSS world” – a satirical take on many of the challenges with SharePoint back then, using a parody of the Gary Jule’s version of Mad World as […]No Tags
  • 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
 
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    CollabShow

  • Who’s Who in the SharePoint and Office 365 World at Microsoft HQ

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

    joleson@yahoo.com
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Here are my predictions for 2015, but we need to review 2014 before we get into 2015 so you can see if you still want to follow me.  2014 SharePoint Office 365 and Yammer predictions were written in full here.  I’ll summarize them and add my thoughts on if it was a hit or miss.  [&hellip The post SharePoint and Office 365 2015 Predictions! appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Search-First Approach to SharePoint 2013 Migration Infographic

    joleson@yahoo.com
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Infographic with upgrade strategy to help focus on flexible SharePoint 2013 migration through a phased approach The post Search-First Approach to SharePoint 2013 Migration Infographic appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Tightly Integrate SharePoint to Any Cloud or ECM Storage Platform in Minutes

    Bonnie Surma
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Organizations are no longer tethered to their existing on-premises ECM systems. With dozens of on-site and Cloud storage platforms to choose from, enterprises are free to architect the ideal storage environment suited to their needs. And architecting that ideal environment is incredibly simple with SkySync. Fully bi-directional, SkySync enables organizations to sync their content (along [&hellip The post Tightly Integrate SharePoint to Any Cloud or ECM Storage Platform in Minutes appeared first on CollabShow.
  • Office 365 Security and Compliance Infographic

    joleson@yahoo.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Office 365 Security and Compliance Infographic based on the new Office 365 Trust Center The post Office 365 Security and Compliance Infographic appeared first on CollabShow.
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Announcing the Art and Practice of Information Architecture Course at Pluralsight

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

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

    Robert Bogue
    28 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    Having spoken about my video studio (Video Studio, Tele-Prompter-Scope) and the DVDs that I have created I often get asked questions about how much I've spent and what I'm using. I've had fun sharing what works – and what doesn't with friends and colleagues. I've put together a session that I'm doing called Recording Technology for Outstanding Online Content that will be walking folks through what they need to know about recording technology so they can speak like an expert – and more importantly make informed decisions about what's important – and what's not. To support that I put…
  • Book Review-Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights

    Robert Bogue
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    It was October of 2011 when I reviewed Gary Klein's book Sources of Power. Since I read and reviewed it, I've referred to it repeatedly. While preparing to see if Gary would respond to a question about knowledge management, I realized that last year he published another book – Seeing What Other's Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights - and I knew I had to read it. In fact it usurped the normal backlog of reading and got placed directly at the top. That's what happens for me when you have an author you respect on a topic that's intriguing. I've been writing and working in the space of…
  • Book Review-Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

    Robert Bogue
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    As a consultant for the better part of my career, I have had the opportunity to move between organizations fairly fluidly. I'll be working with a manager for a few months or a few years and then move to the next project at the next organization. One of the things that has always fascinated me was the different levels of productivity that exist between different teams in different organizations. Some organizations can't seem to get anything done and other organizations seem to fluidly manage an avalanche of projects and conflicting priorities. Some of how the best leaders I've worked with…
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  • 7 ideas for using Delve boards

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

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

    Waldek Mastykarz
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    When building custom solutions on top of the Office Graph you might want to include the list of relevant boards. Find out how to programmatically retrieve the list of all Office Delve boards. Boards in Office Delve Recently Microsoft started releasing boards in Office Delve as a part of the First Release. Boards are a new way to organize content in Delve. More information about what boards in Office Delve are and how you can use them can be found in the official announcement which also includes a short video demonstrating the feature:…
  • Set your app’s name in Office Graph queries

    Waldek Mastykarz
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:37 pm
    When building Office Graph queries pass the name of your app in the ClientType parameter. The recently released Office Delve comes with an API that we can use to leverage the information stored in the Office Graph. Although that API is currently in preview it already allows us to build powerful solutions. Currently the API is made available as an extension to the existing SharePoint 2013 Search API. By leveraging our existing knowledge, whether it’s REST, CSOM or JSOM, we can access the information stored in the Office Graph from within our solutions. In order to query the Office Graph all…
  • Delve respects your privacy

    Waldek Mastykarz
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Using Delve is a great way of discovering new content. Even though it shows you content you might have not known about, everything you see, you can see because you are allowed to. Staying in the know Using Office Delve you can easily stay in the know and discover content relevant for you. By leveraging information recorded by the Office Graph, Delve shows you a rich overview of content that you might find interesting. Whether it’s content modified by you or your colleagues, a document that you have seen recently or a document that you haven’t event known about – Delve will show you the…
 
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  • Office 365 Adoption Rising; Migrating from SP2010 to O365; Shadow IT Mistakes

    Chris Dooley
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Unless you count the combination on my luggage, none of my passwords are on the Lamest Passwords of 2014 list. -- Dooley Top News StoriesMicrosoft Office 365 Adoption Takes Off, War With Google Apps Rages On (CIO)Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 is the company's fastest growing commercial product ever, and adoption shows no sign of stalling. The company's cloud revenue (which included Azure and Dynamics CRM as well as Office 365) grew 128 percent in the most recent quarter compared to the same period last year, and the number of Office 365 commercial seats in use nearly doubled.
  • This Week in Bamboo (January 4th, 2015 - January 10th, 2015)

    Myuyen Phan
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Essentials Plus Suite for SharePoint 2010 was released to Bamboo’s storefront this week along with patches release for the following products: Rating Column, Custom Identifier Column and Password Reset Web Part.  More details about the new releases can be found below.PB06 Essentials Plus Suite for SharePoint 2010 Release 1.0.1 Initial Release Includes updated versions of the following components:  •    Tree View Web Part R2.0.117 (File version 20.0.117) •    Alert Plus R3.3.148 (File version 30.3.148) •    Password…
  • Can SharePoint Keep Up?; Small Business Collaboration Tools; Cloud Doomsday Scenarios

    Chris Dooley
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    YAY! I can almost breathe again.  -- Dooley Top News StoriesCan SharePoint keep up with collaboration competition? (TechTarget)Collaboration within the enterprise is changing: cloud, mobile and social have become focal points. And while SharePoint has become a staple in enterprise collaboration, its features seem to lag behind competitors such as Dropbox and Google Drive. SharePoint is like the Swiss Army knife of search, content management, file sharing, data analysis and collaboration. Many businesses use it to support department and business applications -- Intranet and content…
  • Office 365 Highlights & Previews; Mobile Threat Report; How Flexible is the Cloud?

    Chris Dooley
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    "Thunder... thunder - thunder - THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOOOOOO!"I'm just seeing who all is paying attention.    -- Dooley Top News StoriesOffice 365: 2014 Highlights, Preparing for 2015 (CMSWire)We've heard a lot about the "new" Microsoft over the last few years, complete with promises of fast innovation and the impact this would have on existing products. Microsoft delivered on these promises in 2014, with the addition of many new features and products within Office 365. It was a year of open communication filled with Roadmaps, Yam Jams and User Voice sites.
  • Announcing Send Message for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010

    Jeff Tubb
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    At its heart, SharePoint is a collaboration platform, but there are times when it limits how users can collaborate. It should be easier to discuss the information stored in content while easily referencing that same content. Bamboo has released the new Send Message feature for SharePoint to simplify the process. With Send Message enabled, users can quickly send email messages to other users directly from an item in a List or Library with a link back to that item, all from their browser. Send Message offers flexibility to both designers and to…
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  • 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)…
  • 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…
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    SharePoint Reviews Articles

  • Product Validation: Unily for SharePoint Online

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    This Product Validation Report produced by SharePointReviews.com in collaboration with Ron Charity delivers independent validation of Unily, the cloud-based intranet solutions by BrightStarr, its 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…
  • 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)  
  • 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: 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)  
  • 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.
 
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • ClubOffice 365–Office 365 verstehen und nutzen

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

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

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

    Michael Greth
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    Seit Anfang Oktober kümmern wir und hier auf der SharePointCommunity um das Thema Workflow und ich gebe hier mal einen Überblick über die bisher veröffentlichten Beiträge. SPPDV07 Gastbeitrag vom Markus Alt K2 Europe Im SharePointPodcast 314 war Markus Alt von K2  im Rahmen der SharePointCommunity Workflow-Wochen zu Gast. Er hatte uns als Ergänzung zu dem Gespräch auch noch eine Videodemo versprochen. In knapp 30 Minuten stellt Markus hier die  zur K2 Workflow Plattform vor mit Formularen, Workflows, Daten und Reports…
  • Videos online - SharePoint User Group Berlin zum Thema Nintex Workflow in der Praxis

    Michael Greth
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Jetzt alle Videos online - SharePoint User Group Berlin am 13.10.2014 zum Thema "Workflow und Geschäftsprozesse" mit Mike Fitzmaurice und 5 Partnern  http://sharepointusergroups.de/spugb.html   SPPV006 Talk with Mike Fitzmaurice  SPPV005 Digitale Formulare und nachvollziehbare Prozesse  SPPV004 Prozessautomatisierung für die Entwicklung neuer Handelsmarken mit Nintex Workflow und Forms  SPPV003 Abkündigung InfoPath – wie reagieren Unternehmen  SPPV002 Berechtigungsantrag mit Nintex Workflow  SPPV001 Mitarbeitereintritt mit…
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    The blog of Wictor Wilén

  • Joining Avanade

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Today the Office Updates blog added a new blog post titled “Web Apps Server Removal from Download Center”. The contents of that blog post is short: As of 11-24-2014 Office Web Apps Server will be removed from the Microsoft Download Center.  At that time it will only be available for download under Volume Licensing agreements.  For more information please visit the site Volume Licensing Service Center. Office Web Apps Server, used by SharePoint, Exchange and Lync to view, preview and edit Office documents is and has been one of the key features/add-ons of these products and…
  • SharePoint MVP AMA on October 29th

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    You should mark the 29th of October at 1pm EST (18:00 CET) in your calendar. The MVP Chats are back! A couple of years back we regularly held MVP chats where anyone could ask SharePoint MVPs anything (almost at least). These chats was really successful and we received really good feedback. Unfortunately the tool we used for the chats was abandoned and we have been looking for a new way to do this. We think we’ve found a really interesting format for this by using the AMA format at Reddit (/r/sharepoint). [Update 2014-10-29]: The thread is located here:…
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    Syrinx Consulting

  • The essential functions of a device management platform

    syrinxcc
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    A lot of IT enthusiasts often discuss how many smart devices will connect to the Internet in the near future, but set the "50 billion devices" hype aside for a moment and look at the use cases. Think about a car factory that could adjust its production output after analyzing data from automotive industry studies published on the Internet. Obviously, a manufacturer would ultimately want to dictate how many vehicles its facilities produce on a regular basis, but based on the aforementioned situation, what do we see?  Data mining and analytics Network, database and operating…
  • Waterfall or Agile? It depends on your company

    syrinxcc
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    There are plenty of articles dissecting the benefits of employing Agile software development strategies over the Waterfall model, but is Agile really the best choice for everyone?  Ultimately, asserting that waterfall is "better" than Agile is relative to an organization's structure, culture and operations. While it's never appropriate for a software development firm to approach a client and impose an IT project management plan that is referred to as "superior" to any other methodology, there are a couple of valid reasons why most developers favor Agile…
  • What do manufacturers need from an ERP solution?

    syrinxcc
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    After struggling with an outdated enterprise resource planning solution for more than a year, you've come to the conclusion that it's simply not worth the wasted effort anymore. So, you tell your internal development team that it's time for an upgrade. However, no ERP is the same. Such a system designed for retailers is inherently different than one tailored to the needs of a manufacturer. Assuming you're the CIO of a multimillion-dollar production company, you need to select an ERP solution can be customized to support end-user responsibilities and work…
  • What do consumers want from a mobile app? [VIDEO]

    syrinxcc
    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    Hey, thanks for visiting Syrinx! Given the craze surrounding mobile apps nowadays, it’s easy to confuse what consumers actually want from them. While this first feature may seem obvious, usability isn’t something companies should simply gloss over. Remember that people are buying products, viewing content and connecting with friends on the go. If they can do all of this easily, then your app’s a winner. Speaking of connecting with friends, integrating social functions into your app may be a good idea. Some apps even access user social media profiles to operate. However,…
  • 3 critical attributes for your CRM [VIDEO]

    syrinxcc
    31 Dec 1969 | 4:00 pm
    Transcript  Hey, thanks for visiting Syrinx! Shopping around for a CRM solution? We’ve identified 3 critical attributes every CRM deployment should have. Number one: customizability. Every organization is different, which means each sales and marketing department has its own unique operating model. Tailoring the CRM to fit these needs is critical to ensuring your team members adopt the solution. Number two: compatibility. Share the love, folks – if your CRM doesn’t integrate with other solutions, it may require users to conduct manual processes that could otherwise be…
 
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • #ProjectOnline #Excel #PowerQuery Report #Office365 #PS2013 #BI #OData

    Giles Hamson
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) Something I have been meaning to blog about for a while now is Power Query. There is nothing revolutionary in this post but hopefully it will give the readers some idea of…
  • #HappyNewYear everyone! 2014 #blog review / highlights #ProjectServer #ProjectOnline #Office365

    Giles Hamson
    1 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) Firstly Happy New Year to all, I think by now we are all in 2015! I hope that 2015 is a great year for all. A quick review of my blog for 2014 can be seen below. The blog…
  • #ProjectServer #PS2013 update reference #PPM #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:41 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) A quick post to highlight a couple of great links from Brian Smith for Project Server 2013 / Project Pro 2013 updates / patches. See the links below: Project 2013 client…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 December 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:06 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 December 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1IEypL4 Project Server 2013 December 2014 Server Roll up…
  • #ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer #Project Site Finder #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint

    Giles Hamson
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server. I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011. I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner. This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article) This script will enable the users to quick find and navigate to the Project Site for a particular project. This is useful if you have many projects in the instance. The…
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    SharePoint Dragons

  • Diff Checker

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

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

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    This can be tested for both lists and document libraries, and the answer depends on various list settings (a term we use in a generic way that also includes document library settings). Possible list settings are: – Content approval setting: With or without content approval – Draft item security: Any user who can read items, Only users who can approve items, or Any user who can approve items (and the author of the item). Searching using the credentials of the author results in items in lists as well as document libraries that only require Read permissions (option “Any user…
  • Microsoft Fakes: building a shim for the SharePoint 2013 SSOM

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    We were building a mail class used by SharePoint solutions that leverages the SmtpClient class because SPUtility.SendEmail() is too limited in some ways: It doesn’t send attachments. It contains a max of 2048 chars per line, although this can be circumvented by adding line breaks (‘\n’). More about those limitations over here: http://sharepointdragons.com/2012/05/21/sputility-sendemail-limit/ However, we did want to use the SSOM to determine the SMTP server that should send the e-mail messages for us. We could do it like so: System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient smtpClient = new…
  • Smartphone simulators

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    To test the mobile view functionality in SharePoint 2013, we needed some smartphone emulators. Here’s what we came up with… This web-based iPhone simulator is quite nice: http://iphone4simulator.com/ For the iPhone, there’s also a commercial product which is easy to use and has a trial version. It can be found at http://www.electricplum.com/studio.aspx For the Windows Phone, you need to download the SDK at http://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/download-phone-sdk , which uses Visual Studio (2012) and the presence of Hyper-V. This emulator itself can’t run on a virtual machine (although…
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes

  • Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Remote Access Tonight

    Mike Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
      Go here after 4:00 PM EST for login instructions: www.CincinnatiSPUG.org Meeting will start at 6:00 for food, social and networking. Presentation will start at 6:30 PM EST. Attending physically or remotely? Register here and let us know! http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/219938769/
  • Support your local user group!

    Mike Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    (yah, a movie title rip off…) Your local IT user groups… one of the few really useful free things in life. Attend, network, learn and share! For a list of Cincinnati area user groups see here:http://www.maxtrain.com/UserGroups.aspx For a list of upcoming user group events see here:http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/ And don't forget tonight's Cincinnati SharePoint user group meeting!http
  • Cincinnati SharePoint User Group Meeting!

    Mike Smith
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Register here: http://www.meetup.com/TechLife-Cincinnati/events/219938769/ User group site: http://www.CincinnatiSPUG.org Thursday, January 22, 20156:00 PM to 8:00 PM Speaker: Justin Kobel    Title:   Branding SharePoint 2013 without breaking everything SharePoint 2013 (and SharePoint Online) have given us a lot of different tools to offer a better design experience to our users; but it’s  never
  • How do you spell SharePoint?

    Mike Smith
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
      Ok, this is useless trivia… In the list of SharePoint 2013 Search Result Types (Settings, Site Settings, Search section, Result Types) it looks like someone at Microsoft is not sure how to spell SharePoint! At least they did not spell it SharePint! Oh wait… they made up for it in the next word. Everywhere in TechNet microblog has a lowercase "b"! So, for accuracy, in my courseware should I use
  • Still exam procrastinating? Second Shot is back!

    Mike Smith
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
      Time for New Year's resolutions? Or just finish some of last years… Take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam between January 5, 2015, and May 31, 2015. If you don't pass, get a free retake! All of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Specialist certification
 
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    Top SharePoint Sites » Blog

  • xpecto – Free SharePoint 2013 Theme

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

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

    Luis Kerr
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    xpecto is a simple, clean and fully responsive mobile friendly Coming Soon/Landing page theme for SharePoint Online. The theme is lightweight and contains an easy to customize countdown clock in the top section and five more editable sections below. A landing page, as its name may suggest, it is just a single page divided it into separate sections which allows you to promote a specific product or action and increases your viewership by targeting a particular audience. In this case, xpecto theme will allow you to create a nifty countdown SharePoint page, which of course could be used for other…
  • SharePoint Sites of the Month #15

    Luis Kerr
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Here is another selection of unique and beautifully crafted SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks for your SharePoint branding inspiration. Six of the websites were built with SharePoint 2013, and one 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…
  • Best SharePoint Designs in Spain

    Luis Kerr
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    For today’s SharePoint branding inspiration we decided to put together another gorgeous collection of SharePoint-based websites developed in Spain, continuing our popular series on the Best SharePoint Designs by country. Throughout the series, we hope to engage your web design branding senses by covering various countries where SharePoint is intensely used for public facing websites. The following showcase presents the Top 20 Best Rated SharePoint sites in Spain. To see all the featured SharePoint sites from Spain click here. This showcase is updated automatically, based on your…
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    Add-in Express Blog

  • Working with Outlook attachments programmatically: C# code examples

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Many Outlook developers have been faced with programmatically accessing and working with Outlook Item attachments. All Outlook items have the Attachments property, which means attachments can be added to MailItem, ContactItem and AppointmentItem items, to name a few. In this article we'll explore some facets of handling and interacting with attachments in Outlook
  • Sending and updating Outlook Calendar’s appointments and meeting requests

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    2015 is here, and from all of us at Add-in Express we wish you a very prosperous year. We'll kick off this year by taking a closer look at Microsoft Outlook appointments and meetings
  • How to access Outlook from HTML and JavaScript based add-ins

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    When Microsoft announced their new Office development platform, which would allow developers to create MS Office Apps using HTML and JavaScript, I was very excited about the idea. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that I simply could not accomplish the same things I can with the standard Office Object Model than with the new Office JavaScript object model
  • Office Newswire :: APIs, APIs, APIs!

    Ty Anderson
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Bill Gates has said over and over that Office is development platform, and he has always been correct. But, as technology has progressed, Office has remained largely the same (as a desktop productivity suite and a development platform). Sure, the Office team has embraced the web with the Office web apps and the Apps for Office model. But, they were tied to a Windows first strategy
  • Connecting Outlook appointments with Freshbooks web-service data, part 4

    Pieter van der Westhuizen
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    In this, our fourth and final part on how to write an Outlook add-in for Freshbooks web-service, we'll explore how to develop a custom form region to connect an Outlook appointment with the web-service's Timesheet entry
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    Dynamics 101 » SharePoint

  • 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…
  • How to Create Lists and List Templates in SharePoint 2013

    Dynamics 101
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post How to Create Lists and List Templates in SharePoint 2013 appeared first on Dynamics 101. This article will show you how to create and configure a SharePoint list, both ‘out of the box’ and using list templates. Lists are logical groupings of related data, and a fundamental building block to storing data in SharePoint. Similar to an SQL table we can define lists as different columns with different data types. Popular columns types include single lines of text, multiple lines of text, choices, date fields, and hyperlinks. Each list can have any number of columns. A list…
  • Default Page Layouts in SharePoint 2013

    Dynamics 101
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post Default Page Layouts in SharePoint 2013 appeared first on Dynamics 101. It is common in SharePoint to use different page layouts depending on the type of page, either site or publishing, and the information you are displaying. This article will cover the default page layouts available in SharePoint 2013, the basic differences between them, and how make quick customizations. While there are no absolute rules to when a site or publishing page should be used, generally site pages are used for internal use and publishing pages are used primarily for external purposes. Site Pages When a…
 
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