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

Results of Enterprise Social Survey

SOCIAL SURVEY RESULTS
(See related Blog post on the Social Intranet here).

Over the past few months, we attempted to get responses from companies and individuals around New Zealand, Australia and further afield. We wanted to determine how well “social” is being adopted and used – and what for.

These are the results. There are graphs for many […]

Testing SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio – Part 3/7

​​Following Part 2 of this series of posts about my session at AUSPC Melbourne, ​in this third part I’ll focus on describing a methodology to adopt for performance testing.

Methodology for Software Testing

There is no successful testing without a proper strategy and execution. Nothing should be left to chance, and a good methodology should be adopted […]

July 2nd, 2013|Development & Solutions, Infrastructure & Administration|Comments Off on Testing SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio – Part 3/7

Testing SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio – Part 2/7

​Following Part 1 of this series of posts about my session at AUSPC Melbourne, ​in this second part I’ll focus on describing the different types of software testing that can be performed.
Types of Software Testing
Testing your software is important, isn’t it? Of course, but what exactly are we testing?

There are different types of testing that […]

June 26th, 2013|Development & Solutions, Infrastructure & Administration|Comments Off on Testing SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio – Part 2/7

Chrome – Limitations with SharePoint 2013

What doesn’t work in Chrome?
So..in some cases, organisations need to use Chrome, or another browser other than IE, due to the fact the company hasn’t yet upgraded IE…(as it is needed for other applications’ use) …or whatever reason.

SharePoint 2013 has greatly improved in BOTH cross-browser and multiple device use…however, users need to be aware of […]

June 20th, 2013|Change, Training & User Adoption, Development & Solutions|Comments Off on Chrome – Limitations with SharePoint 2013

How do you get more from your solution provider?

What do organisations do to get more from their Solution Provider?
My favourite discussion at the Locknote at the Melbourne event (see details below) was the one around “What should customers do to get more from their Solution Providers” – this question was also reversed to explore similar themes from the Provider side, i.e. “What should […]

June 20th, 2013|Change, Training & User Adoption, Development & Solutions, Project Management|Comments Off on How do you get more from your solution provider?

Post Event Wrap Up – Sydney and Auckland 2013

Huge thanks to everyone who participated…

The NZ event kicked off with the Microsoft New Wave of Innovation Keynotes – and while this extended our reach beyond “just talking SharePoint”, I think this was well-received and gave attendees a good look at Microsoft’s roadmap. Watch the time lapse vid here to see the large crowd coming […]

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

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