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  • Announcing My Custom SharePoint Online Cmdlets

    SharePoint Automation
    Gary Lapointe
    9 Jan 2014 | 8:01 pm
    For quite a while now I’ve been pointing out the lack of cmdlets that are available for working with Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Online) and I’ve mentioned several times that someone should really do something about that and that I’d love to be that person if only I had the time. Well, as [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SharePoint 2013 Management, Architecture and Design Course – Register Today

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

    SharePoint Dragons
    Nikander & Margriet Bruggeman
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Project Adam is a new deep-learning system modeled after the human brain that has greater image classification accuracy and is 50 times faster than other systems in the industry. Watch this video: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=220709. You should also take a look at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/dnnvision-071414.aspx.
  • eBook – SharePoint Governance Best Practices, by Christian Buckley

    Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon
    Bob Mixon
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Christian Buckley, Metalogix, has released a new eBook covering SharePoint Governance Best Practices. This is a great read and I highly recommend it. Click here to get the free eBook…
  • To PaaS or to IaaS, THAT is the Question!

    Andrew Connell
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    This is an excerpt of a post on the Kerrb Blog: To PaaS or to IaaS, THAT is the Question! My turn to weigh in on this debate! Before I dive in, let me explain briefly what this is all about. When moving an app to the cloud, or creating a new app, you primarily have two choices for how you will do it. One option is using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) which involves using virtual machines hosted in the cloud or platform as a service (PaaS) where you build an app that consumes services offered by the hoster such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The question of…
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    Andrew Connell

  • Next Steps in using the Breeze JS Library with SharePoint’s REST API

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Back in March 2014 I published three posts that showed how you can use the Breeze JavaScript library to make your life as a developer so much easier when creating client-side solutions that leverage the SharePoint 2013 REST API. You can read up on all these posts here: Part 1: BreezeJS Makes Client-Side SharePoint 2013 REST Development a... BREEZE! Part 2: Understanding Challenges Using Breeze & SharePoint Out-Of-The-Box Part 3: Getting BreezeJS to Work with the SharePoint 2013 REST API To make this work we created a custom data service adapter that told Breeze about the oddities with the…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 38 is live - Comparing and Contrasting IaaS and PaaS

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode 38 of the Microsoft Cloud Show podcast is now available. In this episode CJ & I talk about the differences between platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for cloud based solutions as well as provide some guidance on when to use each one. Be sure to download the recorded show here: Episode 38 - Comparing & Contrasting IaaS & PaaS Remember if you have a question send it in or leave a comment.
  • To PaaS or to IaaS, THAT is the Question!

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    This is an excerpt of a post on the Kerrb Blog: To PaaS or to IaaS, THAT is the Question! My turn to weigh in on this debate! Before I dive in, let me explain briefly what this is all about. When moving an app to the cloud, or creating a new app, you primarily have two choices for how you will do it. One option is using infrastructure as a service (IaaS) which involves using virtual machines hosted in the cloud or platform as a service (PaaS) where you build an app that consumes services offered by the hoster such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The question of…
  • [MSCloudShow] Episode 37 is live - Latest Cloud News on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Office 365

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Episode 37 of the Microsoft Cloud Show podcast is now available. In this episode Chris Johnson & I recap some of the recent cloud news around Microsoft Azure, Amazon's AWS and Office 365. Be sure to download the recorded show here: Episode 37 - Latest Cloud News on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Office 365 Remember if you have a question send it in or leave a comment.
  • Publishing Custom Events to SharePoint 2013 Workflows

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    With the new workflow engine in SharePoint 2013 / Office 365, Microsoft introduced some extensions to the client side object model (CSOM) that allow you to interact with the workflow system from off the SharePoint server. One of the capabilities they introduced is the ability to publish a custom event into a running workflow instance. This is done using the WorkflowInstanceService.PublishCustomEvent method which is documented here in MSDN.aspx). Using this method you can name a specific event you create and include a payload message with the publication. Then within your workflow you can…
 
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    SharePoint Solutions Blog

  • Create Random String in InfoPath Form

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
         A question came up in class this week during our SharePoint 2010 InfoPath and Workflow Deep Dive.     How do we create a random string in InfoPath?  The background is that one of the students wants to use an InfoPath form for access requests.  The form would submit to a SharePoint Library which would then e-mail the approver.  A confirmation code would be created by the form and forwarded to the user once the request was approved.     Well, unfortunately there is not a function that will allow us…
  • SharePoint Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant Free Edition 5-minute Feature Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Aaron Wood, our Manager of Software Engineering and Support, created a 5-minute video to highlight the features you get with SPGA Free Edition.(FYI, there is truly no "catch" with SPGA Free Edition.  We would like to see more companies benefiting from automated SharePoint site provisioning (with proper governance) and have decided to adopt a "Freemium" model from here on out with the product.  If the Free Edition features are all you need, then you can install and use the product on-premises with free permanent license key(s), forever.  And yes, you can run it on multiple…
  • Using SPGA’s Governance Features – Automating Change Requests, such as Adding Users to SharePoint Groups

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The letters SPGA stand for Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant. There is certainly a lot of governance that is covered in the initial site provisioning process, such as always having proper approvals, and having the sites stamped out to your exact specifications each time without failure. To paraphrase something SharePoint MVP Dan Holme said at SPC 14:If a policy isn’t enforced by the technology, it’s not a policy, it’s a guideline.  This is exactly what SPGA does, it uses technology to enforce your governance standards. While most purchase SPGA for its ease of site…
  • SharePoint Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant (SPGA) Free Edition - Installation and Demo Video

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    A couple of weeks ago, we released the Free Edition of SharePoint Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant (SPGA 2010 and 2013).  You can read about it here if you missed the announcement.We also recorded the webinar that we recorded last week about the new product.  Here is a 30 minute excerpt that we uploaded to YouTube that gives you a quick overview of the product and an actual installation and usage demo.  The live demo starts 3 minutes and 10 seconds into the clip:
  • Synchronizing SharePoint Managed Metadata with External Business Data

    20 Jun 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The primary gap in SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Managed Metadata Service Application is the lack of ability to synchronize the Term values in a Term Set with an external business data source (No, you can't do this with the out-of-the-box Business Connectivity Services feature).For example, if you could automatically on a schedule, synchronize a Vendors Term Set with the Vendor names that exist in your Purchasing system's database, this would allow you to:Assign the appropriate Vendor name to a SharePoint document, such as a contract, that relates to that vendor - As I noted in my article…
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    Mastering SharePoint with Bob Mixon

  • SharePoint 2013 Management, Architecture and Design Course – Register Today

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

    Bob Mixon
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Christian Buckley, Metalogix, has released a new eBook covering SharePoint Governance Best Practices. This is a great read and I highly recommend it. Click here to get the free eBook…
  • 10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #3 Presentation

    Bob Mixon
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    This article is the third in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the previous articles and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Presenting Information The manner in which information is presented can dramatically improve its value. Applying Information Architecture principals and techniques can afford us the ability to query and present information in many different formats thus supporting many different business contextual needs. During the Subject Matter Expert (SME) interview…
  • 10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #2 Understanding

    Bob Mixon
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    This article is the second in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the first article and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Understanding Information Understanding information is the most important aspect of Information Architecture. Before we can create solutions around information, we must thoroughly understand how people use, think about and value it. This understanding of information can then drive solution implementation prioritization, trust in its accuracy/use and…
  • Content Categorization – Common Categorization and Grouping Mistake

    Bob Mixon
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Staying in alignment with my 10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture, this article will describe a common categorization and grouping mistake I see on a regular basis. With regards to content categorization and grouping, a common mistake I see is storing and managing all documents of similar type, across ownership boundaries, in to a single site or library. This type of content grouping considers the consumer only, not the content owners or contributors. For example, I often see a site with a single library to store and manage all corporate policy documents. Using this approach…
 
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  • Useless SharePoint Designer error message

    4 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    I have had this before, but forgot the fix, so I am posting it here so that I remember it! I got the error from SharePoint designer this morning… The version of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation running on the server is more recent than the version SharePoint Designer you are using. You need a more recent version of SharePoint Designer. Obviously I have the latest version of SPD and it was talking rubbish. What is the real problem? Turns out that it is SPD not being very informative when it can’t logon to Office365 and so the fix is simple…switch accounts.
  • Sample Data images is now fixed

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Sorry to everyone about the images not being created in the Sample Data App. It appears that Flickr decided that you can only access their API via https and they switched off http access completely on Sunday. I have updated the scripts which retrieve the images and all is working again now.
  • New release of Sample Data SharePoint App

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:31 am
    I have released a new version of the free Sample Data App, which is already available in the SharePoint App Store The solution can be downloaded and it has two new features… Download the app solution file The App Solution can now be downloaded and installed for farms that are not connected to the SharePoint App Store. Sample Data for a Links List You can now quickly create links in a SharePoint Links List. The source of the links is from Wikipedia and you can enter your own URL so that the generated links can be on any subject you like. The links are taken from the references section at the…
  • JSOM Fiddle source now on GitHub

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    I have put the source code to JSOM Fiddle  SharePoint App into GitHub. This will allow you to create your own project and to deploy it with Full Control. The current store version does have limitations on the actions you can perform because of the App security. You can access the project here on GitHub
  • Creating Sample Data for SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    We all have to do it, whether for testing, development or a demonstration. Creating semi-realistic sample data can be time consuming and generally a bit of a pain. Well now you have a free SharePoint App which can help you out. The Sample Data SharePoint App The app adds a custom action to several lists and libraries. Specifically it can generate sample data for the following… Custom Lists, Document Libraries, Asset Libraries, Wiki Libraries, Calendars, Discussions, Tasks and contacts. It places a button on the ribbon which, when clicked, presents you with a dialog. Generally this dialog…
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    Chris O'Brien

  • Remote Event Receivers on host web gotcha – no context token/ClientContext

    Chris O'Brien
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve spent quite a bit of time working with Remote Event Receivers in SharePoint 2013/Office 365, and in the early days I hit an issue that initially made me think they didn’t work properly at all. Now with some help, I realize that mainly the code just has to be written a certain way - but it’s also true to say that there is a limitation which can affect some things you might want to do. In any case, this is a gotcha that I’m starting to see other people hit so I think it’s worth talking about it. Specifically the issue occurs when: The event receiver is on the host web (rather…
 
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    Paul Andrew

  • 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…
  • Office 365 Switch Plans is okay now with a Custom Domain

    Paul Andrew
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Recently Office 365 added a new tool to allow customers to switch plans in the middle of a subscription period. I wrote about this here. We had an issue with switching a plan if you were using a custom domain and we've corrected that now. You can Switch Plans even if you have a custom domain. Read the online help for Switch Plans here. While we had this issue you could still Switch Plans if you were willing to remove your custom domain from your Office 365 subscription and re-add it back after changing the subscription. Now you can just upgrade without the hassle.
  • New Identity Federation Debug Tools for Office 365

    Paul Andrew
    5 Sep 2013 | 9:19 pm
    The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer tool was updated today. It now includes tooling for testing an Office 365 federated identity provider. This can be used with an Office 365 tenant which is configured for federation with either ADFS or another WS-* based Security Token Service. It can help you to debug issues you have with the federated identity provider with simple tests. The tool is available for download from Microsoft at https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/?tabid=Client. Once downloaded and run you enter your Office 365 credentials and begin the login test of your federation…
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    Stefan Goßner

  • Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises

    Stefan Goßner
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    [Via Office Blogs ] Over the past few months, it has been awesome to connect with our technical communities, customers, and partners at the SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference, Exchange Conference, Project Conference, and most recently, at TechEd...(read more)
  • Common Question on Hotfixes, Security Updates and Non-Security related Public Updates for SharePoint

    Stefan Goßner
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    One question I receive more or less with any CU release I publish on my blog is whether the CU includes previously (or on the same day) released public updates as well. The answer is YES . All changes implemented for a public update or security fixes...(read more)
  • July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The product group released the July 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Yes, you are reading correct! The July 2014 CU. The bi-monthly CU release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing CUs every month rather than...(read more)
  • July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    The product group released the July 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Yes, you are reading correct! The July 2014 CU. The bi-monthly CU release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing CUs every month rather than...(read more)
  • June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

    Stefan Goßner
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The product group released the June 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. All packages except the CU package for SharePoint foundation are now available. The SharePoint foundation package will be available soon. ATTENTION...(read more)
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    Not Fit For Print - Robert Bogue [MVP]

  • Book Review: Seeing David in the Stone

    Robert Bogue
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:17 am
    While speaking with a friend recently she said that she had written in her notebook a concept similar to Snapchat that she had never followed up on. I once knew someone who said that her father had invented the technology behind invisible fencing but never did anything with it. Seeing David in the Stone is about finding and seizing great opportunities. In today's world we've seen millionaires rise out of simple ideas executed well. Whether it's Facebook, YouTube, or one of the other dozens of companies that have sold for impressive amounts of money, it's clear that opportunities are around…
  • Article: Eliciting Vision through Exercises and Games

    Robert Bogue
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:15 am
    It's certainly possible to reach a vision or get requirements through a traditional interview-based approach however it's neither as much fun, nor as effective, as leveraging exercises and games to accelerate the process. Read More…
  • Article: Eliminate Costly User Experience Mistakes

    Robert Bogue
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    Far too many web site design projects are plagued by continuous changes to mockups, or changes to the user experience after it's already been implemented. These changes are both costly and unnecessary. Leveraging a staged approach to development of the user experience can reduce costs, frustrations, and time. Read More…
  • Article: Setting Goals with Conflicting Stakeholders

    Robert Bogue
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:13 am
    Getting everyone to agree on goals is a challenging undertaking in any organization. Achieving shared understanding through the process of Dialogue Mapping leads to the opportunity to develop an approach to change the problem. Read more…
  • Book Review- Making it Happen: Turning Good Ideas into Great Results

    Robert Bogue
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:19 am
    With a title of Making It Happen you might expect that the book is all about execution. How do you get the idea converted into action? At some level this is true, it's about making ideas happen. However, at another level, it's not. It's less about execution and more about converting the good idea into something that you can sell. This is a marketing book. However, it's not a marketing book in the same sense as Gorilla Marketing, or The New Rules of Marketing and PR. It's a marketing book in terms of how do you market your product through understanding and focusing. Making It Happen drives…
 
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    Arpan Shah's Blog

  • Office 365 - what's new?

    ArpanS
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    It's been 9 months since my last blog post. My work and personal life have kept me very busy! At work, I'm leading Office 365 tech product mgmt which includes 3 teams: Office 365 Suite, service experience & developer. I picked up developer experience end of last year and we have built a great team including folks like Chris Johnson, who leads the team, David Pae, Jeremy Thake, Jim Epes and Sonya Koptyev. They are super connected to the community and engineering team, and super passionate about delivering exciting developer scenarios to Office 365. Given it's been 9 months, I thought I'd…
  • Office 365 end user training

    ArpanS
    17 Sep 2013 | 3:04 pm
    A good friend of mine and SharePoint MVP, Martin Harwar, recently released ShowMe Office 365. It’s really great to see this solution – super easy to add to Office 365 and great way to train end users. I’ve been asking Martin every time I see him when he was going to release his solution for Office 365. What’s exciting is that this solution includes over 500 videos across Office 365 including SharePoint, Office client and Web Apps and the Point8020 team adds more videos that show up magically when new features are released. I was also impressed with the maturity and functionality of…
  • New features and new Office 365 tech blog

    ArpanS
    23 Jul 2013 | 12:27 pm
    We’re shipping new Office 365 features every month and to effectively communicate what we’re delivering to all our customers and partners, my team launched the Office 365 technology blog @ http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/. I highly encourage you to subscribe to it! We will frequently write feature blog posts, host informative Garage series shows, write editorial pieces on broader investments we’re making and publish monthly roll-up blog posts that highlight features we ship in a particular month. This content is written by Office 365 product managers and program managers with…
  • My favorite Office 365 features

    ArpanS
    7 May 2013 | 8:35 am
    It’s been months since I blogged. Things have been busy in my current role! My team has been heads down on the most recent significant update to Office 365. It’s a super exciting space to be in and everyone here is committed to delivering innovation on a frequent basis and making sure that our Office 365 customers have tools to manage change. Here’s a list of my personal favorite Office 365 features that I use on almost a daily basis. Of course, this is a snapshot in time since the service is always changing and is by no mean comprehensive of what Office 365 has to offer. In no…
  • Office as a service

    ArpanS
    27 Jul 2012 | 10:51 am
    One of my personal favorite new investment areas of the new Office release is how the Office client has transformed to a service. This is game changing and marries the beautiful, rich value of a rich client with the deployment ease of a browser app.  Many people in today’s world carry multiple devices that have compute power, local storage and a unique form factor. Users shouldn’t have to use a browser experience as the lowest common denominator across all their devices when they can enjoy rich apps that deliver optimized experiences – good examples of apps that do this…
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    SharePoint Automation

  • “_ULS_EXPAND_FORCED_LOGGING_MESSAGES_” Environment Variable Explained

    Gary Lapointe
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Have you ever been looking through the SharePoint ULS logs trying to troubleshoot one issue or another and come across entries such as this: [Forced due to logging gap, Original Level: <TraceLevel>] <Some message> {0} I was recently working with a client who noticed an message like this in the ULS logs and was baffled [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get-SPControlElement

    Gary Lapointe
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I haven’t really done much blogging lately so I figured I’d try and get back into it by sharing some scripts from my collection. Over the years I’ve created tons and tons of little scripts here and there to help me solve one problem or another – whether it be some upgrade related thing or [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Announcing My Custom SharePoint Online Cmdlets

    Gary Lapointe
    9 Jan 2014 | 8:01 pm
    For quite a while now I’ve been pointing out the lack of cmdlets that are available for working with Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Online) and I’ve mentioned several times that someone should really do something about that and that I’d love to be that person if only I had the time. Well, as [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SharePoint 2013 Version 16.0.0.1810???

    Gary Lapointe
    7 Aug 2013 | 4:38 pm
    So today I was doing some SharePoint 2013 app development against my Office 365 SharePoint 2013 tenant and I needed to view the HTTP traffic from the site in order to troubleshoot some issues I was having and I stumbled across something I found very interesting when I looked at the header details in Fiddler: [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My First Pluralsight Course

    Gary Lapointe
    18 Jul 2013 | 1:48 pm
    Throughout the years I've done numerous presentations related to using PowerShell with SharePoint and through them all I've often found myself wanting more time so that I could share more details. Recently some friends of mine pointed me in the direction of Pluralsight and the opportunities they had for new authors – I saw this [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Matthew McDermott's Blog

  • Provisioning SharePoint Search Service Application

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

    Matthew McDermott
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    As I sit here, back at home, Ruby laying on me, I am still in awe of what the folks at Combined Knowledge accomplished with the SharePoint Evolution Roadshow. The plan was pretty straight forward, take a bunch of speakers on a 12 city tour and present 20 sessions a day in 4 tracks. The logistics and permutations are daunting. Sure, it would be easier if they used the same speakers in every city, but they didn’t, only 5 of us committed to the entire tour. The rest of the speakers were on the tour for one or more days. Next, you had to get us from place to place. Did I mention that one of…
  • Limit the Scope of your Result Sources

    Matthew McDermott
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I struggled with what to title this post. I run across this all the time when evaluating “OPW” (Other People’s Work). If you navigate to a search results page that does not have a query defined and you see a whole bunch of “Default Results” then you know what I am talking about. The Problem This is what I mean. In the picture below I am on my “Customer” search page and I have not entered a search term, yet I still get results. My page is using a Result Source that is defined as: {searchTerms} BCSEntityName:DHTCustomer Which applies the search box term…
  • Configure SharePoint 2013 FBA through IIS

    Matthew McDermott
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    One of the chores that I really wish Microsoft would make easier in SharePoint is configuring Forms Based Authentication (FBA). I know this could be quite a challenge and I know that “once you do it a couple times it is pretty easy”. But for us mere mortals who only configure FBA every so often it can be a bit tricky. My biggest pet peeve is copy and paste errors that TOTALLY crash the site. Then the joy of trying to figure out each setting that may have caused the error, only to find it’s caused by a quote that you thought was a double quote but tuned out to be something…
  • Austin SPUG SPC14 in Review

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

  • Using SharePoint REST API in provider-hosted apps

    Waldek Mastykarz
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Although the Client-Side Object Model offers you rich capabilities, there are scenarios when you might need to leverage the SharePoint REST API instead. Find out how to leverage SharePoint REST API in provider-hosted apps. Building Apps for SharePoint Using the App Model is the new recommended way for building solutions for SharePoint. To support the different requirements it offers different types of apps and APIs for you to use. One of those types are provider-hosted apps, where the app is hosted externally to SharePoint. A common way to communicate with SharePoint from provider-hosted apps…
  • Inconvenient Managed Properties and getting a list of all custom Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013

    Waldek Mastykarz
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    When working with search-driven solutions there are scenarios that require creating custom Managed Properties. Unfortunately SharePoint doesn’t offer an easy way of keeping track of those custom Managed Properties. Find out how to get a list of all custom Managed Properties. SharePoint 2013 Search – more than just search With the release of SharePoint 2013, Search became more than a search box and a results page that you use when you’re looking for something. Thanks to its new content publishing capabilities, SharePoint 2013 Search can now also be used to discover and aggregate content…
  • Inconvenient Remote Event Receivers and Apps for SharePoint

    Waldek Mastykarz
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Remote Event Receivers allow you to integrate your apps with SharePoint by handling events that occur in SharePoint. There are however a few things you should keep in mind before you start working with them. Remote Event Receivers Remote Event Receivers are one of the great improvements in the SharePoint platform. Basically they are WCF services that can be registered to act upon different events that occur in SharePoint. With that Remote Event Receivers align pretty well with the new philosophy of building solutions for SharePoint outside of the SharePoint platform and using remote APIs to…
  • Deploying Custom Actions using the App Model

    Waldek Mastykarz
    30 May 2014 | 5:23 am
    Even though the App Model doesn’t support deploying declarative artifacts to host web, did you know that you could deploy Custom Actions using the App Model? Custom Actions in SharePoint 2013 Custom Actions offer you a great way to extend capabilities of the SharePoint platform. The possibilities span the range of including custom JavaScript on every page to extending the Ribbon. Custom Actions can be deployed on every scope: from Web to Farm allowing you to easily choose the scope of your customization which makes them very powerful and flexible. In the past Custom Actions were declarative…
  • Provisioning Publishing Pages and Web Parts using the App Model

    Waldek Mastykarz
    30 May 2014 | 12:30 am
    In the previous articles of this series we looked at working with Site Columns, Content Types and Lists using the App Model. In this article we will look at leveraging the App Model to deploy Publishing Pages and Web Parts. Creating Publishing Pages using the App Model In order to create a Publishing Page your app requires the Write permission on the Web where the page is to be created. Additionally, if your app is installed a subweb to create pages there, it will also need the Read permission on the Site Collection in order for it to retrieve the Page Layout to be used to create the page.
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    Bamboo Nation

  • Announcing Grants Management Solution Accelerator for SharePoint 2013

    Hanif
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    With program deadlines to meet, budgets to keep track of, and reports that need to be submitted on time, successfully managing grants is hard work to say the least. The time and effort needed to effectively administrate these tasks across multiple grants, with multiple contributors, can quickly become a drain on any organization's resources. Grants Management Solution Accelerator streamlines this process by allowing teams to prepare, implement, and finalize grants through a collaborative, centralized, and configurable workspace. Imagine a program that allows you to: Track all active…
  • This Week in Bamboo (July 6th, 2014 - July 12th, 2014)

    Myuyen Phan
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    For this week in Bamboo, Grants Management Solution Accelerator Release 1.5 for SharePoint 2013 and minor release of List Search Advanced Web Part Release 1.9 for SharePoint 2010 were released to the storefront along with the following patches: Custom Identifier Column, List Search Simple Web Part, List Rollup Web Part and List Search Simple and Advanced Pack. For more details about the new releases, please see the list below. SA02 Grants Management Solution Accelerator for SharePoint 2013 Release 1.5.26.2013 Initial Release on Microsoft Windows SharePoint Foundation 2013 and Microsoft Office…
  • This Week in Bamboo (June 22nd, 2014 - June 28th, 2014)

    Myuyen Phan
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This week in Bamboo, we resolved some bugs and released the following patches: User Registration Accelerator, Team Calendar, Data-Viewer Web Part, Calendar Plus Web Part, Lookup Selector Column, SharePoint In/Out Schedule Board, and User Account Setup Web Part. Please check out our storefront for the latest releases and review the list below for more details about the patches of this week. SA07 User Registration Accelerator for SharePoint 2010 Release 1.3.30 Bug Fixes: • After successfully creating a new account, an error message stating that the User Registration Request History…
  • How to Save a Large List Template in SharePoint 2010

    Nguyen Thi Phuong
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes, you're unable to save a list that contains a lot of data as a template. Below, I'll show you step-by-step how to save a template with 16,000 list items. 1.      Go to List Information and click on Save list as template: 2. Type File name, template name, and template description then check Include Content check box and click OK button. 3.      Your site will generate an error message as shown below: 4.      Go to Central Admin and navigate to Central Administration, then click Application Management,…
  • Bamboo’s Product of the Month for July has Arrived: Data Viewer

    Lindsay Bergstrom
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All this July, we're by your side and ready to help your organization quickly analyze and edit data in a simple grid view with conditional formatting, calculations, & more by highlighting our Product of the Month - Data-Viewer Web Part.  Easily view and manipulate a variety of data sources using Bamboo's July Product of the Month. With Data-Viewer Web Part, you can improve your organization's data visibility and usage directly from SharePoint, without the need for custom code. When you invest in Data-Viewer, you'll benefit from its powerful capabilities, including:…
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    Michael Greth [SharePoint MVP]

  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 330

    Michael Greth
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    SharePoint July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released  ACHTUNG: ab sofort werden die CUs monatlich erscheinen (bisher alle 2 Monate) SharePoint Foundation 2013 July 2014 CU 2882999 The full server package for SharePoint Foundation 2013 - Download  SharePoint Server 2013 July 2014 CU 2882989 The full server package for SharePoint Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package. – Download SharePoint 2010 and July 2014 CU MSF2010: 2883026 The full server package for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 - Download SPS2010:…
  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 329

    Michael Greth
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    SharePoint Custom Multiple File Uploader with Progress Bar for SharePoint 2013 Mobile Webseiten – Gerätekanäle in SharePoint 2014 Tipp: Kostenloser Workshop Einführung in SharePoint Apps und Office Apps mit Senaj Lelic Using SharePoint REST API in provider-hosted apps Free E-book: SharePoint Governance Best Practices Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more Serie Office…
  • Tipp: Kostenloser Workshop Einführung in SharePoint Apps und Office Apps mit Senaj Lelic

    Michael Greth
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    Am 16. und 17.7.2014 veranstaltet Microsoft in Unterschleißheim einen kostenlosen Entwicklerworkshop zum Thema “Einführung in SharePoint Apps und Office Apps” mit meinem MVP-Kollegen und Visio-Spezialisten Senaj Lelic. Mit der Plattform 2013 führt Microsoft bei Office und SharePoint einige Neuerungen ein. Auch wenn manche auf den ersten Blick klein erscheinen, steckt dahinter eine große strategische Änderung. Mit Apps für Office ist es nun erstmals möglich sowohl Office Online wie Office 2013 mit einer einzigen geschriebenen Erweiterung zu adressieren. Mit den SharePoint Apps…
  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 328

    Michael Greth
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    SharePoint SharePoint Online can’t access the Content Type Hub Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 004 Developer Panel Discussion  SharePoint Client Browser for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 MS Open Tech releases Open XML SDK as open source project - MS OpenTech  Step-by-step video: remote SharePoint code in Azure Social Tibco deepens Tibbr integration with SharePoint Kapitulation vor BYOD Crowdsourcing a department’s glossary Enterprise Acronyms in a Team Site Turn company jargon into a knowledge gold mine Intranet Tip: Create a Collaborative Company Dictionary
  • SharePoint Kaffeetasse 327

    Michael Greth
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:04 am
    SharePoint How to patch the Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013 How to check the version of AppFabric 1.1 aka the Distributed Cache SharePoint Calendar RSS feed sorting by Start Date Ten indispensable tools for SharePoint 2013 developers Intro to Provider Hosted Apps – Setup the Infrastructure Newbie to SharePoint and the Bug has Bitten? 11 Next Steps
 
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    Furuknap's SharePoint Corner

  • In Memorandum: Georg Oscar Furuknap

    Bjørn Furuknap
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law! My father, Georg Oscar Furuknap, d.o.b. November 22, 1944, died this morning, on June 30, 2014. May he be granted the accomplishment of his will. I didn’t know my father recently and we haven’t spoken in more than a decade. We barely spent time together for a number of reasons. Those reasons are irrelevant today and shall forever be forgotten. Today, I celebrate the passing of my father. He lived his life as he desired, bearing the consequences of his choices, whether good or bad. I cannot imagine he really regretted anything he did. I also…
  • SharePoint 2013 App Model – The Jury is Back

    Bjørn Furuknap
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:37 pm
    A few months ago, I stated that I was still on the fence on the SharePoint 2013 App model and that I needed to see more of it to determine whether it is useful. I followed this up with a post titled SharePoint 2013 App Model Solves Non-Problems Only? that have since sparked some debate. I’m happy to report that the jury is now back and is ready to pass a verdict. I, the Jury, Find the Defendant Useless! Let me skip right to the conclusion so you lazy people can just move on. The SharePoint 2013 App model is useless. It isn’t innovative,  it doesn’t offer anything you cannot already do,…
  • On Innovation and How I Wrote SharePoint

    Bjørn Furuknap
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:54 am
    After my somewhat public denunciation of SharePoint and prediction about its imminent demise, I’ve had quite a number of talks with people about my passion for SharePoint. Why am I (or was I) so intrigued with SharePoint and what has changed now? It’s simple really. I wrote it. You’re probably bright enough that you understand that there’s a longer story behind that, but that’s not really the point of this post. I’m telling you because you need to understand where I come from when I talk about how the innovation in SharePoint has died. Let me start at the beginning. You Wrote…
  • Why Dynamic Typing in SharePoint is Suicide

    Bjørn Furuknap
    8 Jun 2014 | 1:09 am
    I was browsing through Glyma today and noticed a comment on my own blog that requires some… explanation. As usual, the poster is an idiot, or at least makes an idiotic comment, but before we get there, a few things need clarification. Glyma? Yeah, you see, there’s this guy, Paul Culmsee, who is beyond awesome. He’s the guy that got me started writing and now, 20+ books later, I still find myself wondering if I’ll ever compare to Paul’s writing.  In any case, his company has come out with this brand new thing called Glyma which I guess is a tool for mind mapping or dialogue…
  • 4 Reasons why SharePoint is Dying

    Bjørn Furuknap
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    I’m afraid it has come to this. SharePoint is dying. It used to be a great platform with awesome promise but somehow, it’s now starting to put its affairs in order and preparing for the inevitable end. I’m here to tell you why, and sadly that there’s nothing you or I can do about it. It’s time to pack up your stuff and move on because the last final gasps of air are about to happen and that’s rarely a nice experience. 1. The App Model So, let’s kick it off with the App model. Never really made it, for some very obvious reasons. I recently saw a video with Scott Hanselman where…
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    sharemuch.com

  • How to: Customize the look of the SharePoint Content Search Web Part results

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Tweet In my last post, I talked about how you can set up your SharePoint site to roll up content on different parts of the site using Content Search Web Part (CSWP). In that post I mentioned we’d take a look at how you can customize the rendering of the display template for the items that are rolled up so rather than having generic results coming back in a generic look – you can brand them and make them look however you want. You can even have your results show as a slider etc with a bit of extra JavaScript magic. In this post we’ll take a look at basic components which…
  • How to: perform data rollups across SharePoint site collections

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Tweet Say you have a typical corporate site with a home page containing news, events and whatever else data you need on a typical site. Also, if it’s a typical corporate site, you’re also likely to have department sites and various team sites, some of which are site collections and other sub sites. The structure may look close to the one below: With a structure like above, it’s often that users ask to see various information published on the home page on their respective sub sites and vice versa. Whether those are news, calendar events, announcements or wiki pages –…
  • SharePoint MVP for 2014/2015!

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Tweet It’s that time of the year when summer MVPs are renewed and newly awarded MVPs are invited to a very special club. First off, good news! I’m still in! It never gets old, it’s always one of the most exciting news of the day … and it has been my 6th year that I will be a SharePoint MVP. A lot has changed since and a lot of things are still coming … Just a week ago or so I’ve been lucky to participate Microsoft Envisioning Tour, pretty good video you can see here: The video looks pretty futuristic, but just as when 6 years ago when I first became an MVP,…
  • SharePoint Summit – October 27-29, 2014, register now for an early bird!

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Tweet As some of you may know, SharePoint Summit 2014 is coming again to Vancouver this year after a great success last year. SharePoint Summit is here to give you a 360 degree view of the best practices and methodologies you will need to plan, implement and manage successful SharePoint-based solutions designed to meet your organization’s business needs and be adopted by your end users. “Discover.Innovate.Build” are the main themes of this event, featuring MORE THAN 60 outstanding training sessions (3 of which are mine! yay!) to help you make the most of SharePoint and maximize…
  • How to: quickly embed PowerPoint decks the “slide share” style in your site in SharePoint Online

    Yaroslav Pentsarskyy
    23 May 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Tweet With SharePoint Online there is a cool Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document preview for the documents. That’s great, but what if you need to embed the document with all of the preview capabilities right on the page and not only in a library view. Well, you can actually do that fairly easily out of the box: 1. Upload your document to the document library on the SPO site 2. Open the document in a browser rendering mode – should be default in SPO 3. Click File -> Share -> Embed. This will be the same for PowerPoint, Word and other MS office apps. Some options will differ for…
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    Hesham saad's Blog (SharePoint ERA)

  • Surface Pro 3… The tablet that can replace your laptop.

    Hesham Saad Aly
    29 Jun 2014 | 2:15 am
    With a 12” display, Surface Pro 3 has the power of a laptop in a lightweight, versatile form.   more details: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/products/surface-pro-3    
  • Immo’ Touch for Microsoft Surface 1.0 and 2.0

    Hesham Saad Aly
    8 Oct 2011 | 8:46 am
    Hello, Acclaimed by FNAIM, Immo’Touch is the benchmark touch screen application for the real estate sector. Today, real estate agencies are finding themselves increasingly abandoned because of the internet. Against this background, Immo’Touch, a multi-touch, multi-user application for Microsoft Surface 1.0 and 2.0 enables you to reverse this trend and bring the customer back to the agency. All thanks to a unique service where the customer is given simple, comprehensible access to the information, and where they can participate in a fun manner and interact with the system with the…
  • 20 Aug 2011 | 2:42 am

    Hesham Saad Aly
    20 Aug 2011 | 2:42 am
    Salam Allykom (aka : peace upon you), New tips and posts “Check it out” : - Changing Page Layouts on the fly in SharePoint 2010. - Configuring Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010. - Creating Page Layouts in SharePoint 2010. - Optimizing SharePoint HTML site pages via SharePoint Designer. - Reusable code snippet via SharePoint Designer. More & More @ my profile Thank You, Hesham Saad
  • Recommended … Allowing Anonymous users to add items in a SharePoint 2010 List

    Hesham Saad Aly
    22 Apr 2011 | 12:40 am
    Salam Allykom (aka : peace upon you) When anonymous user tried to add a list item , The result is “Access Denied || UnauthorizedAccessException” even if we used “SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges” So , how we can fix that , When using SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges, we need to open an elevated site context through a new SPSite object in order to really be elevated” , So , We can all use the below snippet code for executing any user(s) actions [Authenticated/Unauthenticated] for any mode (Classic , Mixed , FBA , Claimed) : SPSite _site = new…
  • Some hiccups at MS . Windows Updates …

    Hesham Saad Aly
    25 Feb 2011 | 10:46 am
    Salam Allykom (aka : peace upon you) Microsoft monitoring the progress of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 since it was released to the public earlier this week, both on Microsoft’s official Windows Update forum and via e-mail and Twitter. The quickest and easiest repair option is the Windows Update Troubleshooter. Open Control Panel, click in the search box, and type troubleshoot. Click the Troubleshooting link at the top of the search results, then click System and Security, and finally click Windows Update. The troubleshooter runs quickly. On my system, which had…
 
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    Vinewave Blog

  • Attacked By A Lion. This Microsoft Professional Lived To Tell The Tale.

    Lawrence Cawood
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Originally posted on Rockstar 365: The last few weeks have been unbelievable at Rockstar 365! Our Content and Copy team have been going behind the scenes with 19 of the world’s top Microsoft Partners. We’ve been taking professional photos, conducting interviews and crafting content that attempts to capture the true culture of these amazing companies. The outcome of this will be an amazing Featured Page on Rockstar 365 like this one. This past week we visited Strategix, a top Dynamics ERP and CRM partner, and discovered two incredible stories! The first is about how a small Dynamics…
  • Coding a simple ‘scroll to top’ for SharePoint 2010

    Lawrence Cawood
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    I recently had to build a quick “scroll to top” function for our Staff Directory web part to solve a problem of the dynamically loading user profiles displaying out of view when users were scrolled too far down the page. In typical SharePoint fashion, what initially seemed like a 2 minute task turned into a major investigative effort that lasted a few hours – ok, including this blog post The Challenge The default SharePoint 2010 page is split in two: the static header/ribbon bar at the very top of the page, and the main content/workspace area (‘s4-workspace’ is…
  • How to take advantage of the new Featured Page capability on Rockstar 365.

    Lawrence Cawood
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:14 am
    Lawrence Cawood:If you’re a Microsoft partner looking to hire great talent, check out Rockstar 365′s new featured company pages. Basically, Rockstar 365 wants you to showcase your company’s awesome culture to make the best Microsoft professionals want to work for you. Originally posted on Rockstar 365: There is nothing more important than your company’s culture. Competing for customers and revenue may be priority #1 for most of us in the Microsoft ecosystem, but it’s your company’s culture which decides whether you’ll win or lose in the long run. If your company has…
  • Microsoft increases your OneDrive storage by 5,000 percent

    Lawrence Cawood
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:18 am
    The OneDrive Blog is reporting that Microsoft is increasing its OneDrive storage plans. You will now get 15GB free, or 1 TB if you’re an Office 365 subscriber. That’s a massive increase for Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University users, who previously had only 20 GB of storage. According to Jevon Fark from the Office Team, “That’s a whopping 50 times, or 5,000 percent increase in storage–and it’s going to be here before classes are in session!“ From Jevon’s recent post on the Office blog: If you’re an Office 365 Home, Personal,…
  • Microsoft streamlines SharePoint Online pricing plans

    Lawrence Cawood
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:27 am
    On July 1, 2014, Microsoft will be retiring the following SharePoint Online plans: SharePoint Plan 1 w/ Yammer SharePoint Plan 2 w/ Yammer Office Online w/ SharePoint Plan 1 Office Online w/ SharePoint Plan 2 The corresponding Academic and Government plans will also be retired. The blog post about the changes explains: Both new and existing customers will be affected by the plan retirement. New customers won’t be able to purchase the retired plans after June 30, 2014, but existing customers will have options depending on several factors, including: the participating channel and/or program,…
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    SharePoint (and Project Server) Shenanigans

  • Getting started with #ProjectOnline Round up #PS2013 #Office365 #Project #PPM #SharePointOnline #PM #SP2013

    Giles Hamson
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:58 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) Hopefully some of you would have seen that I finished the final post on the “Getting started with Project Online” series last week. I realised that there were quite a…
  • SharePoint 2013 SSRS Migration “User cannot be found”

    Neil King
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    A recent project I worked on involved a SharePoint 2010 to 2013 migration, part of this migration was to migrate an SSRS 2012 install from SP2010 to SP2013, the steps are well documented in MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/hh759331.aspx As part of the migration process we moved from classic to claims authentication, this is a straight forward 2 step process 1 ) Create a web app in classic mode in the 2013 farm and mount the content database from SP2010.   2) Call the Convert-SPWebApplication cmdlet to migrate the user accounts to claims authentication. To perform the SSRS…
  • Getting started with #ProjectOnline Part 9 #PS2013 #Office365 #Project #PPM #SharePointOnline #PM #SP2013

    Giles Hamson
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:28 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 part 9 of the “Getting started with Project Online” series and the final part. This should have been posted months ago but I didn’t realise I missed it,…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2013 July 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:34 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 products will now get monthly cumulative updates, the Office 2013 July 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:…
  • #ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 June 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

    Giles Hamson
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:10 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 June 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below: http://bit.ly/1lpfwAX  Project Server 2013 June 2014 Server Roll up…
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    William's Blog | CorasWorks

  • WinCenter v3.0 Launched at APMP 2014 and Hits on Best Practice Shifts

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Earlier this month, our partner Lohfeld Consulting Group launched WinCenter v3.0 at the APMP 2014 conference in Chicago. It was big news for practitioners of complex business development.  I was there to support Lohfeld.  In this article, I’ll talk about how the product was received and how it reflects the changes in the best practices of practitioners. WinCenter Background WinCenter is a software system for integrated capture and proposal management.  It is built using CorasWorks and runs on Microsoft SharePoint.  It is purpose-built for Federal Government Contractors, but, can also be…
  • Application Delivery Therapy for IT and Business

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:09 pm
    With our v11.3.2 wave, Application Designer, the Design Canvas and our 6 pack of sample apps we are in the process of providing a new service – Application Delivery Therapy - to IT and Business Groups within our customers.  Well, not really.  But, these simple additions to our product line have enabled our customers to rethink how they get the job done.  We are now often engaging pretty much as a therapist to help both IT and Business readjust to a better way to work together.  Let’s talk about it. Should be easy and painless – right? The vast majority of the business…
  • CorasWorks v11.3.2 wave includes Application Designer v4.0 and new Six Pack of Apps

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    In the beginning of June, we launched our v11.3.2 wave of products.  This includes new builds of CorasWorks for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 with a bunch of new features – somewhat unusual for a minor (x.x.x) release.  In addition, we also released two key add-ons that make it easier for power users to build business applications with CorasWorks.  I’ll focus on the latter in this article.  They are free to CorasWorks customers. The Objective The objective of these two add-ons to v11.3.2 is to make it easier for power users/builders to create finished business applications.  It takes too…
  • WinCenter Business Case: Embed your business acquisition process within an integrated capture and proposal management system

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

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

  • Project Adam

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

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

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

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

    Nikander &#38; Margriet Bruggeman
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Found a table that was locked during an ETL process. Retrieved the culprit session via: select * from sys.dm_exec_requests cross apply sys.dm_exec_sql_text([sql_handle]) where blocking_session_id = 0 Then, killed it like this: KILL([session id]) And the ETL process is free to try again!
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    Mike Smith's Tech Training Notes

  • Speaking at the Buckeye SPUG this Thursday

    Mike Smith
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm
      Buckeye SharePoint Users Group http://www.buckeyespug.com/SitePages/Home.aspx July 17th - 5:30 pm @ the Microsoft Polaris Office The Mystical SharePoint Super User and Auditor A look into SharePoint User Policies, the creation of “super users” and how to take away powers from everyone else! In this session we will explore SharePoint Permission Policies and User Policies to grant application
  • SharePoint PowerShell–Find all Broken Inheritance

    Mike Smith
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The following applies to both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 on premises, but not to Office 365. One of the common SharePoint tasks when you need to do a security audit, document security or cleanup a farm before an upgrade, is to try to figure out where the Site Owners have broken inheritance and created unique permissions. You could visit every site, list, library, folder, list item and
  • New Book and New Class!

    Mike Smith
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    New book: SharePoint® 2010 Security for the Site Owner I was always looking for a SharePoint security resource to point people to. I found content for server administrators and for developers, but nothing for site owners. Finally I decided I could quickly put together a little book on the topic. Little did I know just how much I would end up writing, testing and rewriting to get this thing done!
  • Cincinnati SPUG – 6/26 – MVP Paul Stork Speaking about Yammer

    Mike Smith
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:18 am
      MVP Paul Stork will be speaking at tonight's SharePoint user group. We will have pizza and door prizes at the meeting, and for those who cannot make it out, we will have remote access available for the first 20 people connecting. Visit the SPUG web site after 5:00 PM for connection details. http://www.CincinnatiSPUG.org­ Please register at TechLife Cincinnati More info here: http://
  • SharePoint 2013 – Restoring the 2010 Navigate Up Crumb Trail Button

    Mike Smith
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:38 pm
      2007 SharePoint 2007 had the nice complete "bread crumb trail" across the top of every page:     2010 SharePoint 2010 removed those and gave us a very limited, library relative, crumb trail which has gaps if too long:     As a compromise, 2010 gave us a little button / dropdown called Navigate up to make up for the missing crumb trail:   2013 What Microsoft giveth, Microsoft takes away. No
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  • Responsive Top Navigation Menu

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

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

    Luis Kerr
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Here is some more SharePoint design inspiration with another selection of beautifully crafted SharePoint websites submitted to our showcase over the past weeks. Four built with SharePoint 2013 and three with SharePoint 2010. Sites of the Month is a collection of the most exceptional SharePoint website designs submitted to our showcase and picked by our staff based on their usability, design, creativity, improved user experience, custom functionality and ability to incorporate modern web design techniques. If you’re designed, implemented or you’re managing any SharePoint…
  • Best Travel Related SharePoint Websites

    Luis Kerr
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    In this industry specific showcase we will look at few well-designed SharePoint-based websites focused on travel and tourism. Several sites belong to various government agencies promoting their local attractions, and others promoting travel agencies, hotels or other businesses involved in the tourism industry. A majority of travel site designs feature attractive full background images or impressive and eye-catching scrolling image banners advertising their top destinations hoping to engage visitors and boost traffic. Whether it is a gleaming white sand beach, a national park, an historical…
  • ShareBoot for SharePoint 2010

    Luis Kerr
    15 May 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Following many requests to convert our most popular responsive SharePoint 2013 theme to SharePoint 2010, I decided to spend a little bit of time to accommodate the unfortunate people stuck with SharePoint 2010 servers. Which BTW, based on the poll we’ve run for some time “What version of SharePoint are you running?”, SharePoint 2010 is still leading the way with about 41% of the deployments. ShareBoot theme, is a very clean and sleek responsive SharePoint 2010 theme powered by the most popular front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications, Bootstrap. ShareBoot…
 
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  • Tech Blogging Made Simple With These Great Ideas

    Jenny
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Running A Blog is a great way to boost your business or recreation in many ways.No matter what your reasons for blogging, it really is your personal space for self-promotion. This article contains several suggestions to assist you some great tips for building a quality blog. Use search engine optimization techniques when creating your blog’s readership. Don’t go overboard with SEO keywords, ads, advertising, or pictures. Write naturally, natural and flowing style. TIP! Be careful to never copy content from anywhere. Never plagiarize, as it will rapidly ruin your reputation. One…
  • Great Tips For Blog Posting About The World Of Technology

    Jenny
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Writing A Blog is a great way to boost your business or recreation in many ways. No matter what the purpose of your blog, a blog will be something very personal. This article will give you produce a quality blog. TIP! Be careful when adding in keywords to your articles. Overusing your tools will cause search engines to mark your website as spam, which will put you behind. Don’t stuff your blog posts with keywords and don’t overload your blog with Adsense ads, such as advertising or keywords. Keep your writing natural, and allow it to flow smoothly. Make sure that you add to your…
  • Hosting Advice That Will Make You Formidable!

    Jenny
    14 May 2014 | 12:05 pm
    How must you even begin to undertake this process? What factors are most important in selecting a web host? How do you be certain that a company is legitimate? This article is packed with practical and proven tips that should make it easier to explore all of your options for a website hosting service. TIP! When comparing your options for web hosting providers, pay close attention to the types of websites available. In some cases, sites that are free will only allow pages to be very static, meaning that you cannot make them individual in nature. You need to decide whether you should select…
  • Getting Attention To Your Blog: Tips To Help

    Jenny
    11 May 2014 | 7:03 am
    A key tool to developing an online presence is through the power of writing a blog.Having a successful blog can help you in many ways. Blog Posting can help a new business and personal life.Read the following paragraphs to learn some writing a blog tips. TIP! Try being there for readers regularly. Try to make this a habit for both you and your readers. Try being there for readers constantly. Make a habit or routine for both you as well as your readers. When you have run dry of motivation for your blog, try to remember that you will disappoint more than just yourself. Be certain that your blog…
  • Expanding Your Knowledge To Increase Your Web Page Design Skills

    Jenny
    8 May 2014 | 6:03 am
    Website development is a great source of income. You can create them for yourself or for others. You can do all of this in your spare time which is perfect if you need a flexible schedule but still make money. TIP! Be careful with your color schemes while designing your site. You need to ensure that the text on your site is easily readable against your chosen background. Speed is important in the Internet, you should ensure that your pages load really fast. If Internet users have to wait a long time for your website to load, they will wash their hands of your site and find one that loads in a…
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  • SharePoint security best practice: Think long term

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

    Chris Wright
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Back in April Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox, announced Project Harmony, which is the companies attempt to broaden their storage offering with collaboration and editing features. Dropbox not only wants to store all of your files, but it also wants to help you work on them more efficiently.  Dropbox is undoubtedly playing catchup in this area. Microsoft has been gaining a lot of traction among small to medium businesses with its Office 365 product. As well as a new, subscription based, means to buy the traditional desktop Office suite, Office 365 includes OneDrive for Business and Office…
  • The Carbon Trust – Office 365 consultancy

    Chris Wright
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
    Fifty Five and Five helped us to understand our requirements, by running a number of really productive workshops. They then produced a detailed specification, outlining how the solution would be built in Office 365.                 Eileen Pevreall, IT Director, The Carbon Trust A usable Knowledge Management system The Carbon Trust wanted to improve their internal knowledge management capability, and felt a SharePoint system based on Office 365 could form part of the answer. Our Office 365 consultancy services helped them to better understand the problems they were trying to solve.
  • Three reasons not to outsource your blog

    Chris Wright
    21 Jun 2014 | 9:51 am
    Want to outsource your blog? Many companies have the best of intentions when it comes to blogging, but few succeed over the long term. Outsourcing to external copywriters is one solution. Have a quick read of our three reasons not to outsource your blog, and see if it makes up your mind. Email us with any questions, we would love to talk to you. 1. Anyone can write Why pay for someone else to write for you, when there are probably lots of people in your organisation who can write? People write all day long – emails, presentations, proposals, and so on. Sure, not everyone writes to…
  • Cloud storage encryption: An analysis of services

    Chris Wright
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    Enterprises we talk to are generally cautious about storing their files in the cloud. Many are used to running local fileshares, or traditional SharePoint ‘On Premises’ solutions. Files are ultimately stored in their own server room, or ‘down the road’ in a data-centre. But the perception is that they are safe, under ‘local control’, and away from unauthorised access. The Cloud has changed this picture somewhat. There are many really interesting Cloud services out there, not least in the document management/storage space. But many business users are…
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  • One Million views of BLKSTHL

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    One Million….! Last week this blog reached 1 million (1.000.000) views, which is really amazing in my world. I could never dream of that when I started this blog back in 2011. This post contains my humble THANKS to everyone who have visited, contributed, volontarily or in any other way, and foremost, thanks to all the great feedback you have given me! Keep it coming, it is Always nice to know that I’m helping you out there, same as other peoples blogs help me. I’ll try and keep delivering good quality posts to all of you, higher quality comes at a lower frequency, but I…
  • Office 365 guide series – Information Rights Management in SharePoint Online

    Thomas Balkeståhl
    30 May 2014 | 6:10 am
      Hi folks, long time no blogging… A lot has happened in my life since I last updated my blog, I switched jobs so I have a slightly new focus now in my workplace, it has shifted more against SharePoint Online and Office 365. Say what you want about the cloud service named Office 365 but Microsoft is determined…to make it work and piece by piece it gains in value. One of the great things offered in Office 365 that is also part of the SharePoint Online offering, is Information Rights Management. Thru the use of the other cloud service Azure Rights Management Service (Azure RMS),…
  • The Iphone Apps of SharePoint Online and Office 365

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

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

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

    Geoff Evelyn
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Bold statement time. The Internet is a collection of machines – and there is more data generated by machines than humans. IOT (Internet Of Things) is connected devices providing data which will simplify, enhance, and enrich our lives. Already connected devices are beginning to revolutionise our lives; but to understand the nature, challenges and opportunities we need to understand how we can take informed decisions concerning this technology and trends. Things like how the data our devices upload and download is shared, used, managed, controlled with clear data integrity. What should be…
  • GEListAllSites – Sharepoint tool to List Sites and permissions

    Geoff Evelyn
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    List one or all sites on a farm with information concerning size, storage, bandwith, owner, optionally including a switch for displaying those with a specific right on the sites. An enhancement upgrade to the nifty utility GEGETRIGHTS, this is yet another nifty application and FREE! Works with Sharepoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010. This outputs to a Text or XML or Html file (you choose!). Does it cost me anything? No, it’s free. However, it would be nice for you to donate? Click the Donate button below! How do I use it? Download the 2013 or 2010 version from Codeplex here: GELISTALLSITES…
  • Office 365 Standard Response to Request for Information – Security and Privacy

    Geoff Evelyn
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The Cloud Security Alliance published the Cloud Control Matrix, to support consumers in the evaluation of cloud services and to identify questions prudent to have answered before moving to cloud services. In response to this publication, Microsoft has created this document to outline how we meet the suggested principals and mapped them to the International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001:2005 and ISO 27002. With this standardized response we would like to empower customers with in-depth information to evaluate different offerings in the market place today. Standard Response to Request For…
  • Software Development Practice Journal – Call for Articles

    Geoff Evelyn
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Are you into technology? Really? Love SharePoint and associated technologies? Would you like a chance for your ideas to be heard? Want to join the worlds only Institute of those who design, build, test, implement, analyse software? Then you should consider writing for the Institute of Analysts and Programmers. The Institute of Analysts and Programmers is Britain’s leading professional organisation for people who work in the development, installation and testing of business systems and computer software.  The institute produces every quarter the ‘Software Development Practice’…
  • Renewed into my fourth year as an MVP

    Geoff Evelyn
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Am pretty humbled and pleased as punch to be renewed today, July 1st 2014, as a SharePoint MVP . This is my fourth consecutive year, and again, been an awesome year, particularly since SharePoint goes from strength to strength. 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. 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 –…
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  • Basic Branding Options for a SharePoint 2013 Site

    Dynamics 101
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The post Basic Branding Options for a SharePoint 2013 Site appeared first on Dynamics 101. There are a number of basic branding options available by default in SharePoint 2013. These options allow us to easily change the look and feel of an ‘out of the box’ SharePoint 2013 site. Very elegant and interesting default themes are made possible with the use of HTML5. You can quickly look at the available default SharePoint 2013 themes by navigating to the ‘Settings’ gear icon in the top right corner of you site, choosing ‘Site settings’ and then under…
  • Mastering SharePoint Modal Dialogs

    Alvin Ubiera
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The post Mastering SharePoint Modal Dialogs appeared first on Dynamics 101. For those of you who have watched my screencasts on how to build a news application for SharePoint 2013 using XSL, I have a nice little add-on script that will help to improve the application’s user experience by adding a SharePoint modal dialog. As you may have observed, clicking on any of the news article links opens up a standard SharePoint list item page that allows a user to read the item. We customized this list item page by creating a new display form and altering some of the HTML so as to change the…
  • Adding a Content editor Web Part Programmatically in SharePoint

    Dynamics 101
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:05 am
    The post Adding a Content editor Web Part Programmatically in SharePoint appeared first on Dynamics 101. The content editor web part has become a favorite of clients and developers lately. More and more SharePoint development requirements are focused on using only out of the box SharePoint features. If customization is allowed it is allowed on the client side only. One big advantage of the content editor web part is its ease of editing directly within the UI by developers as well as users. Hence the reason the content editor web part is used widely. In this article, we will talk about adding…
  • How to Create a Power Shell Script to Add Data from a .csv File to a SharePoint 2013 List

    Dynamics 101
    28 May 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The post How to Create a Power Shell Script to Add Data from a .csv File to a SharePoint 2013 List appeared first on Dynamics 101. Power shell is taking a more and more important position in SharePoint development and administration. After STSADM was deprecated, power shell become a more powerful tool with many added advantages. Keeping this in mind, today I’ll discuss a simple yet very useful business function: adding data to a SharePoint list using power shell. There are many ways to add data to a SharePoint list. For some, understanding a scenario of how to add it using a power shell…
  • Using Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint

    Ariff Thaha Ibrahim
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The post Using Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint appeared first on Dynamics 101. Managed Meta Data Service and Term Store Management Tool: Managed MetaData Service allows us to use content types and managed metadata connections across web applications and site collections. In order to create User Managed Metadata and term sets we need to enable the Managed Meta Data Web Service. Managed Metadata Web Service is a service application like any other service application (e.g. Search Service or Excel Service). To Enable it, go to Central Administration-> System Settings ->Manage…
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