Category Archive: Content Types

Oct 01

Microsoft have fixed column creation names in the modern library experience!

If you’ve ever been to one of my SharePoint Saturday or Conference sessions, you’ll know how much I like to beat on about Internal Name Pain. One of the worst culprits for this has always been the Quick Edit functionality that first reared its head in SharePoint 2013 (And still exists in Sp2016 (pre-Feature Pack …

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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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Apr 19

SharePoint Saturday Belgium wrap-up

I’ve just woken up at home after another excellent SharePoint Saturday Belgium! The BIWUG guys always organise a great event and this one was no exception so thank you very much to them and good luck to the new Board members stepping up this year. Running a user group is hard work, but very rewarding …

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Apr 18

Avoiding SharePoint Internal Name Pain

For the majority of users, the inner workings of SharePoint don’t hold much interest, but there is one aspect that you might find worthwhile to understand, especially if you are responsible for creating lists or libraries that yourself or others may want to customise later with XSLT, DisplayTemplates or even access using the Client Side …

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Apr 05

Issue displaying attachments in CSR JavaScript Display Templates

As I was preparing some of my new demos for my forthcoming talk at SharePoint Saturday Belgium at the end of April, I discovered a limitation in displaying attachments in CSR JavaScript Display Templates for list views that I thought I should probably raise here as there seems to be little information on the net …

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May 04

Useful Technique – Gooey SharePoint Scripting

Automating the SharePoint GUI using Scripting. My colleague Alex and I have been working on the same client project during the last 6 months and we recently hit an issue that required us to republish 150 content types in the content type hub. Due to an issue with the PowerShell publish commands not working previously, …

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Dec 01

Automagic Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013 search.

The ability to map crawled properties to Managed Properties in SharePoint search has been around for a long time, This enabled you to take those custom fields you created in your content types, and make use of them in your search results XSLT rendering.The big change in SharePoint 2013 is that this can happen automatically …

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