This is something I stumbled on completely by accident, however it turns out that it’s a cool use of the Search Box web part. Did you know that you could direct the Search Box web part to any page you wish, and it doesn’t have to be a standard SharePoint search results page? In this post I will show you how I configured it to send the search query to a page containing a Business Connectivity Services (BCS) list as the target results page.
We have a search area at the top of our…Continue
Versioning has always been one of the main selling points for SharePoint Document Management. At least, that's what I always use as an, there are more of course, argument for storing documents in SharePoint instead of file shares. While I was preparing my presentation about Best Practices: Document Management in SharePoint 2013 for SharePoint Connections Amsterdam 2013, I started to wonder if versioning worked as well as I thought it did. Let's take a closer…Continue
Added by Jasper Oosterveld on January 3, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments
** original image from Why Newspapers Will be Dead Soon
I wish I could find a better featured image for this post, but Why Newspapers Will be Dead Soon happens to be the best google-driven result I could manage to…Continue
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SharePoint Saturday Chicago was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago on November 2, 2013. There were some great speakers lined up, as well as the one and only Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux) presented the keynote speech. If you weren't able to make it in person, you can view his entire recorded presentation on UStream.
Added by Wendy Neal on November 13, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
For one of our customers I had to create dashboard with a few shortcuts to SharePoint actions. One of these actions is an export of a central SharePoint list to Excel. I thought it would be easier to add a link at the dashboard. Otherwise the end-users have to open the list and click two times in the ribbon. One click is always better than three ;)
This is the end result:…
Added by Jasper Oosterveld on November 13, 2013 at 10:07 — No Comments
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Microsoft decided to deprecate Meeting Workspaces in Sharepoint 2013. These handy site templates are still widely used in SharePoint 2010 (SP2010). In this post I'm going to describe an alternative.
According to Microsoft, there are enough alternatives for Meeting Workspaces, they mention Lync meetings, OneNote, SP team sites or the My Site. I have looked at these alternatives, but these require a huge change in the way the end users work.…Continue
In this post I want to discuss the Yammer app for SharePoint (Online) 2013. The app has been available for a while (since June) but I never really got around to try it out! Since my previous two posts about the Yammer and SharePoint integration (click here and …Continue
One of the main features missing in SharePoint Online is advanced Business Intelligence solutions. SharePoint On Premises has Performance Point Services but in the cloud you have to use Excel and Visio services or KPI lists/web parts to create BI solutions. This is all about to change!…
Added by Jasper Oosterveld on October 9, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments
I regularly give SharePoint presentations and demos and always had to improvise a bit to add demo content such as documents and videos. This is were the Microsoft Office 365 Demo steps in. I saved a selection of documents and videos for future presentations and demos. You can download these by clicking here.
Hope this is helpful for you.
Added by Jasper Oosterveld on September 25, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
by Ben Adams Sep 11, 2013
Added by Joshua Davis, DesertedRoad on September 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments
Original article: http://www.sharepointdrive.com/blog/simple-sharepoint-invoicing-part-2/
In the Simple SharePoint Invoicing (Part 1) we've created document library to manage invoices. We can share…Continue
In SharePoint 2010/2013, there’s a cool little feature in task lists that lets you create a view that shows you all items assigned to any SharePoint groups that you’re a member of. Even though it’s not as apparent in other lists, this post will show you how to accomplish it using SharePoint Designer. This solution can be done in either SharePoint 2010 or 2013, with your corresponding version of SharePoint Designer.
I got a report from a customer who was having problems opening an Excel spreadsheet in Office Web Apps. They were getting the following error:
When I tried to download it and open it on my desktop in Excel, I got this error:
After that, I’d just sit there with the Excel…Continue
Added by Thomas Duff on June 20, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments
Lets say you are a SharePoint consultant and you are selling the only product - your time. Here I'll try to show how you can create simple invoicing system.
1. Create Document library. Let's call it "Invoices". Add necessary fields (Quantity, Unit Price, Total, Invoice number, Date, Customer, Address .. Don't forget to allow only unique values for Invoice number ant create Total as calculated field with value =[Quantity]*[Unit Price]…Continue
In this example we are going to show how to create a view that only shows the tasks that are due in the next 7 days.
A few people here on the SharePoint Community site messaged me and said they did not get the opportunity to watch the live webinar that I presented last week. Below is a slightly modified excerpt from the original article that appeared on my blog.…Continue
Added by Wendy Neal on June 10, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
I just stumbled on this video on YouTube ...from the good folks at Lynda.com ...This is based on SharePoint 2010, but that is probably still appropriate for the environments at most of our companies.
This post will outline how to add a web part to every users MySite. The web part we are going to add is the standard DocRead Reading Tasks web part, but this process can be applied to any web part in SharePoint.
When people refer to a MySite, it can be confusing as to what that site is. Is it the same site, a sub site or a site collection? The answer is, it's a combination of a few things as…Continue
I recently had a customer ask me if there was some way to set up SharePoint surveys to go directly to the questions instead of going to the “home page” of the particular survey. While researching a different question, I happened to run into this link that gave me the solution to that question:…Continue