Oct 30

Infopath, Repeating tables and removing duplicates


I was recently engaged by a client to assist them with creating and managing a role based access request system for their SAP implementation. The current process that was entirely paper based, consisting of a form that was completed by the requesting user, taken around each of the role approvers, finance checks and then finally …

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Oct 11

SharePoint Saturday Munich 2015 & the London SharePoint Social


SharePoint Saturday Munich 2015 I’ve just come back from the inaugural SharePoint Saturday Munich and I have to admit I had a blast! The event was exceptionally well organised by Matthias Einig and Monika Baur from Rencore and from a speaker point of view it’s probably one of, if not the best SharePoint Saturday events …

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Sep 12

SharePoint Personal Sites for users from a Trusted Domain


Whilst working on a small piece for a client to allow their users to create personal sites, I encountered an interesting error with a fairly simple and understandable fix. But i wasted around an hour before I twigged what the issue was, so I figured it’s worth documenting here! For this client, the SharePoint server …

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Aug 11

Community Events SUGUK / SharePoint Saturday.. a busy few months ahead!


SharePoint User Group UK – London First off, we’ll be having a Vendor night at the SharePoint User Group UK – London region on September 17th at Microsoft Victoria. more details will be available soon and we’ll be releasing the Eventbrite entry very soon, so keep and eye on the www.suguk.org web site for more …

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Jul 21

Automated testing of a Provider Hosted App with PowerShell

Background I was recently  engaged to assist a client in arranging for SharePoint search results to be surfaced in a Drupal PHP based content management system. Using the excellent blog post by Kirk Evans (High Trust SharePoint Apps on Non-Microsoft platforms) and some judicious use of Fiddler/NetMon we were able to get the Drupal Application …

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Jul 12

SharePoint Saturday London – Imperial College

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at a much closer SharePoint Saturday to home than all of the others I’ve attended in the past. This was the turn of SharePoint Saturday London at the Imperial College in Kensington and although I’m good friends with both Seb and Peter who ran the event, that doesn’t …

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Jun 01

My first article in print! – DIWUG Magazine 15

I’m really pleased to see the publication of my first print article in the latest edition of the DIWUG (Dutch Information Workers User Group) Magazine. Although produced in Holland by the DIWUG team, this excellent DIWUG Magazine carries articles by some great authors from around the world and has a readership in excess of 10000 …

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May 29

5 Minute Fix – Lookup Column Links

A colleague of mine (Thank you Iain!) posed a question to me today of how to remove the links that appear whenever you use a lookup column to another list. Sometimes this behaviour doesn’t make any sense and just confuses the end user. (Microsoft.. please add a tick box when creating lookup fields to remove this!) …

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May 08

OneDrive For Business – Roadmap and future!

This breakdown comes from two individual sessions from Ignite that I’ve sat and watched. The first is the roadmap and overview for OneDrive, the second was a deeper dive into the Sync client itself and the move towards a unified experience. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2192 – A file’s future with OneDrive for Business, the roadmap and overview http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK4110 …

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May 06

SharePoint 2016 – First impressions from Ignite

Unfortunately I couldn’t get over to Ignite to get hands on with the latest build of vNext SharePoint, but that didn’t stop me watching as Bill Baer introduced us to the new addition to the SharePoint family, named (somewhat predictably) SharePoint 2016. Bill started by pointing out the development history and the symbiotic relationship between …

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