Nov17

MS Outlook Functionality on Android

Abstract After switching from Exchange 2010 to Office 365, I thought it would be a good time to move away from Symantec's TouchDown for Smartphones app for the Android platform. In the end, Touchdown is my preferred app despite its end-of-life an ...[Read More]
Published: Nov-17-17 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Aug31

Conditionally Set Permissions on New Documents in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

Overview Goal A business requirement specified setting permissions on newly uploaded documents based on a managed metadata field in an Office 365 SharePoint Document Library. This is significantly easier to do with an OOTB action with a SP 2010 w ...[Read More]
Published: Aug-31-14 | 20 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Nov19

Standardize Document Templates across Site Collections via Content Type Hub

Here are steps for creating and maintaining a SharePoint content type hub with associated document templates for use across your SharePoint farm using out-of-the-box functionality. This allows an enterprise to ensure the latest standardized forms ...[Read More]
Published: Nov-19-13 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Oct25

Branded Search Results in SharePoint 2013

Overview Here are the steps to show search results on a branded SharePoint 2013 site using only standard web parts and the web user interface. Since best practice is to use an out-of-the-box master page master page for the system pages, the ...[Read More]
Published: Oct-25-13 | 1 Comment | 0 Links to this post

Apr04

Expand SharePoint 2013 Calendar Events with Under 20 Lines of Code

A recent upgrade to SharePoint 2013 disabled some of the calendars. In SharePoint 2010, the out-of-the-box Calendar view renders a maximum of three events by default with an option to click a "more items" link which renders all events fo ...[Read More]
Published: Apr-04-13 | 13 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Mar21

Fixing Code Blocks not Allowed

We inherited a SharePoint site from another developer who left a little bomb behind. It manifested when a power user at the client site complained about a broken page on the development environment rendering An error occurred during the processi ...[Read More]
Published: Mar-21-13 | 9 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Nov11

SharePoint 2013 First Look

  On the eve of the SharePoint 2012 conference, I am dusting off notes compiled last spring for then "SharePoint 15"under NDA which was lifted weeks ago. It is likely that others have already posted all this, but here are my 2 cents. Al ...[Read More]
Published: Nov-11-12 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

Aug14

Setting up Sample Contoso Database for PerformancePoint and SharePoint

Overview I could not find a reference for getting the Contoso sample database working in PerformancePoint. Here are the steps to set up Business Intelligence using OOTB SharePoint functionality. There are other resources for consuming such d ...[Read More]
Published: Aug-14-12 | 4 Comments | 0 Links to this post

May18

Converting a SharePoint Site to Chinese

Veni; vidi; vici (Overview) Working in a new language and character set, our team saw and conquered several surprises. This post looks at conditional CSS, forcing IE 9 to behave like IE 9 and tweaking Notepad++ to display Chinese characters. ...[Read More]
Published: May-18-12 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

May01

Exposing Large Files Like Videos in a SharePoint Document Library Using IIS Virtual Directory

I wrote an unpublished post before SharePoint 2010 was released on how to create a feature to store items in a document library on the file system. The benefit of this is that all web front ends have access to the video without any further configu ...[Read More]
Published: May-01-12 | 0 Comments | 0 Links to this post

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