All Blog Posts Tagged 'End-User' (34)

SharePoint Document Management - Facts about versioning

Main selling point

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…

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Added by Jasper Oosterveld on January 3, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

The death of the SharePoint news/discussion apps, the rise of the NewsGator and Yammer

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** 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…

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Added by avishnyakov on December 4, 2013 at 3:00 — No Comments

Slides from SharePoint Saturday Chicago #spschicago

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.

The organizers…

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Added by Wendy Neal on November 13, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

SharePoint - Create a link to export to Excel

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 ;)



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Added by Jasper Oosterveld on November 13, 2013 at 10:07 — No Comments

SharePoint Online - My Site doesn't show profile picture

I had a strange issue within our Macaw SharePoint Online demo tenant. The profile picture of one of our users didn't show within the My Site:



I found it very strange that the picture appeared when I edited the profile picture field:…
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Added by Jasper Oosterveld on November 7, 2013 at 15:09 — No Comments

The alternative for Meeting Workspaces in SharePoint 2013

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.…

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Added by Frank Op 't Landt on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 — 12 Comments

SharePoint and Yammer - The Yammer app

The Yammer App for SharePoint (Online) 2013

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 …

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Added by Jasper Oosterveld on November 6, 2013 at 6:57 — 7 Comments

Office 365 Power BI - An overview from and end-user perspective part 1

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!…



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Added by Jasper Oosterveld on October 9, 2013 at 13:33 — No Comments

Demo videos and documents for your SharePoint demos

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

Add Home and Back Button to the Search Result Page in SharePoint

by Ben Adams     Sep 11, 2013        

So one of the annoying things about SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 is that once users get to the search result page, there is no way to go back to the previous page without clicking the browser back button.  Also, if you haven't done a little customization, you lose the typical navigation at the top and often can not return to the Portal Home page.  How can we remedy this?


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Added by Joshua Davis, DesertedRoad on September 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Simple SharePoint Invoicing (Part 2)

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…

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Added by Sigitas Limontas on July 30, 2013 at 14:36 — 2 Comments

The “My Groups” View

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.

  • Create a task list in SharePoint 2010 or…
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Added by Laura Rogers on June 26, 2013 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

The workbook cannot be opened as it does not contain any visible named items

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:

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When I tried to download it and open it on my desktop in Excel, I got this error:

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After that, I’d just sit there with the Excel…

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Added by Thomas Duff on June 20, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Simple SharePoint Invoicing (Part 1)

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]…

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Added by Sigitas Limontas on June 19, 2013 at 9:21 — 6 Comments

How to filter a SharePoint Task list to only show items due within 7 days

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.

Step 1 : Create a Tasks List



Create SharePoint Tasks List


Step 2 : Add a new calculated column called "Expiry" (you can call it what you want). Set the formula to this '[Due Date]+7'





Please note the example shows '14' so just change that how many days you need.



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Added by Mark Jones on June 19, 2013 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

MetaVis SharePoint MVP Webinars Series – SharePoint Site Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers

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.…

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Added by Wendy Neal on June 10, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

What is SharePoint? One of the best summaries I've seen..8 minute video

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE9TpraPlrE

Added by Joe Litton on May 30, 2013 at 13:13 — 8 Comments

How to add a web part to every users MySite in 5 minutes

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.

MySite host vs the users individual 'content' site an introduction

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…

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Added by Mark Jones on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

A Way To Have Surveys Launch Directly To The Questions…

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:…

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Added by Thomas Duff on April 17, 2013 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Should You Upgrade to SharePoint 2013?

The long-awaited, much-anticipated SharePoint 2013 has finally arrived. At this point, many organizations are asking themselves whether they should upgrade to SharePoint 2013. For some organizations, now may be the time to considering investing in SharePoint for the first time and consolidating content.…

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Added by Sean OLeary on March 21, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

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