Category Archive: SharePoint

Feb 23

Don’t mess with the ListItemID managed property in SPO!

This post could also be known as the “Case of Microsoft and the HTTP/601 error” as it was certainly a mystery and took the combined efforts of myself and Microsoft to resolve the issue and trace it to the ListItemID managed metadata mapping! I’ve recently been working on a document management solution for a client …

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Oct 16

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2016–Wrap-up

I’ve just got back from Belgium after attending one of my favourite SharePoint Saturdays. It’s not just because of the beer and chocolate either, the event is always well organised, well attended and always well managed from start to finish. So a big thank you to the organisers and my good friends Thomas Vochten, Elio Struyf …

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Apr 01

Think before you give your Office 365 a tenancy name!

One question that comes up time and again in engagements is “Can I change the URL for SharePoint Online to match my domain name?” and the short answer is no.. whatever you made your tenancy name when you created it, is what will form the URL for SharePoint and OneDrive and other URL based services (E.g. …

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Mar 30

Bypassing the Content Organiser in SPO

I haven’t had to work with the content organiser since SP2010, but just recently I was working with a client that wanted to re-create some of their on-prem 2010 configuration in SharePoint Online. One of these items was the use of the Drop-Off library to allow third parties to add documents into their libraries, whilst …

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Dec 26

Rendering People or Group fields in Custom JSLink Display Templates

When working with Display Templates in SharePoint 2013, you quite often want to provide a similar user experience within your templates to ensure that user adoption is achieved swiftly and simply. One of the key elements to this is to use the out of the box rendering methods where possible. One of the field types …

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Dec 16

SharePoint–Outbound Hybrid Search and web proxies

I’m currently working with a client to implement hybrid search between their on-premises environment and Office 365. This is generally done in two stages, with the outbound (usually the simplest) being done first by following this technet article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn607305.aspx) Unfortunately simple was not the case in this instance and when we went to create the …

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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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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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