Category Archive: SharePoint

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 12

SharePoint Evolutions 2014 Bus Tour – Summary so far

Due to scheduling commitments, I had been unable to submit sessions for this years Evolutions. These commitments changed and I was very pleased to be invited by Steve Smith (And allowed by my bosses at Trinity!) to step in and fill some spaces on the first week of the End Users track at this years …

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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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Dec 13

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday Stockholm – Jan 25th 2014

A few weeks ago the speakers list was announced and sadly I wasn’t one of the lucky few to get chosen to present at SharePoint Saturday Stockholm, which wasn’t surprising given the number of submissions and vast talent and expertise that was available. Disappointed but not deterred I still booked my travel to attend and …

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Jun 13

SharePoint Conference 2014 has been announced!

And we’re heading back to Vegas again, but not the the Mandalay Bay, this time Microsoft are using the Venetian Conference Centre. Regular followers and friends will know that the Venetian is where Billie and I headed off to after the conference last year to stay for #ShareWedding and to celebrate 20 years of Wedded …

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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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Nov 01

Testing SharePoint outbound e-mail

It’s quite easy to test SMTP email from your SharePoint site, in fact from any server using the Telnet client and any of the thousands of SMTP test guides across the net. What isn’t so easy is to test outbound email from SharePoint itself and have complete control over what’s being sent. You can of …

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Sep 30

The Wedding Renewal is booked… #ShareWedding

So, there’s this little conference running in the States during November, Called SPC12, Heard of it? No, well head on over to www.mssharepointconference.com and get yourself there before it sells out! And if you’re there, you might want to hang around Vegas till Friday, as I’m getting married again! The conference kind of clashed with …

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