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Finding the Stuff You Have Stored: Part 2

​In the last post we looked at some of the common ways we can interact with views in SharePoint.

In this post we will look at what options we have available to present the information in a meaningful way.​​ If you haven’t created a personal view before, check out the instructions here​.
Sort​ing
What is most important? What is […]

February 23rd, 2015|Change, Training & User Adoption|Comments Off on Finding the Stuff You Have Stored: Part 2

Working with External Content Types in SharePoint

SharePoint provides access to the data stored inside a content database through a logical entity named a list. With the introduction of Business Connectivity Services it broke the barriers of connecting with data stored outside the content databases and give the list experience that a normal list gives. SharePoint facilitates Business Connectivity Services through a […]

August 1st, 2014|Development & Solutions|Comments Off on Working with External Content Types in SharePoint

Finding the Stuff You Have Stored

​A common issue I have encountered is people commenting that “SharePoint is a black hole” and that “I can’t find stuff”.

The answers given to this problem vary, ranging from using content types, managed metadata, configuring search, to add hyperlinks to key stuff. Those are all great suggestions, but what if you aren’t a site owner/administrator? […]

June 26th, 2014|Change, Training & User Adoption|Comments Off on Finding the Stuff You Have Stored

Using Yammer to Connect, Collaborate and Build External Networks

We decided to try out using a Yammer Network as a way to communicate and connect for the New Zealand and the Australian SharePoint Conferences coming up in July. We are already internally big users of Yammer, and I will discuss more on the use / integration points with SharePoint and other business functions that […]

June 2nd, 2014|Cloud Services, Social|Comments Off on Using Yammer to Connect, Collaborate and Build External Networks

Rolling Up Content in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduces a new way of rolling up content with the introduction of the Content Search Web Part (CSWP). There are many other blog posts on the ins and outs of how to set this up – check out these great resources:

Laura Rogers – SharePoint 2013 Web Part: Content Search

Benjamin Niaulin – SharePoint 2013 […]

March 6th, 2013|Branding & Design, Information Management, Taxonomy, IA & Search|Comments Off on Rolling Up Content in SharePoint 2013

Visio SharePoint User Interactivity Tips

There are a few simple tips and tricks to make the viewing of Visio diagrams simple! Tips include Zoom, Moving Around and Accessing Hyperlinks. See the table below for this, and thank you to Chris Hopkins from Microsoft for sharing them.

We also now have a LIVE example so you can experience this for yourself – see […]

March 6th, 2013|Business Intelligence, Change, Training & User Adoption, Development & Solutions|Comments Off on Visio SharePoint User Interactivity Tips

SharePoint Designer: The root of all evil?

I’ve noticed over the last couple of years visiting various organisations, whether to train them specifically to use SharePoint Designer or to get them up to speed with the out-of-the-box functionality, that there is one conversation that tends to polarise people – whether SharePoint Designer should be “allowed” to be used within that organisation.

These polarising […]

February 7th, 2013|Branding & Design, Change, Training & User Adoption, Governance|Comments Off on SharePoint Designer: The root of all evil?

SharePoint Designer: Its all about control

​I talked a bit in the last post about SharePoint Designer and the differing perceptions out there about its use in organisations. There are lots of blogs and forum answers out there, but for completeness on this topic, I’m revisiting them here. In this post I’m going to go into the specifics of what options […]

February 7th, 2013|Branding & Design, Change, Training & User Adoption, Governance, Security & Identity|Comments Off on SharePoint Designer: Its all about control