So if you know anything about SharePoint whether 2007, 2010 or even 2013 it’s still not too easy to brand and change how things look. Microsoft has made an effort to push users into either heavily customizing (requires a developer/designer of some sort) or keeping the brand and changing the look and feel (power end users). If you’re like me, sometimes you don’t want to overhaul the master page to make some changes. Also, when designing solutions you sometimes want to empower the actual users to control some things without needing extra permission. If you’re in a similar position, then this blog is just for you. Here is a quick tip using all out-of-the-box functionality and ABSOLUTELY NO CODE! Yep, I wanted emphasis on that for a good reason.
That’s right after taking some time off, it’s time once again for SharePoint Saturday to head back to Huntsville, Alabama on February 8th, 2014.
This time the event will be held at The Jackson Center at 6001 Moquin Dr. NW.
This looks to be another great event in the 4th ranked city in the nation for high-tech jobs! I’ve even heard rumors that the awesome band This Modern Station may be making their second SharePoint Saturday appearance! This is a must not miss event.
To find out more, visit the SharePoint Saturday Huntsville website at http://tinyurl.com/spshsv
I had a great time at the Devintersections conference a couple of weeks ago in Vegas, where I did a couple of sessions on Client Side development and a full day workshop on an Introduction to Client Side Development in SharePoint. The interest level of the topic of Client Side Development just continues to grow and grow and I’m excited to be in the midst of it all learning and growing with everyone else. Also, due to the current Cloud movement, the importance of Client Side Development is only going to keep growing. If you haven’t taken the time to suck it up and learn it, you really should.
Thanks again to all those who attended, hope you learned a lot and are out there making useable apps and happy users.
I’ve posted the slides from my workshop on SlideShare for those interested:
Microsoft has made some big splashes lately in snatching up large government agencies and turning them into firm cloud believers and spokespersons. Don’t believe me? Just Google “Office 365 and Texas”.
If 11 million results don’t tell you something, this blog is not for you. Microsoft’s market share of cloud services is getting bigger and bigger. Before we know it, the cloud just may be the closest thing to on-premise networks we have.
Many aspects of SharePoint 2013 revolve around its new social capabilities. Although there are new and impressive features some have been possible for a while but most of us never really thought about doing them because our focus has been on collaboration and not necessarily social collaboration.
Enter our old friend the Content Editor Web Part. It’s the jack of all trades of web parts; a go-to way to add images, text, and HTML to a SharePoint page. Speaking of HTML, that’s exactly what we’re going to use it to help us wrangle.
Have you ever wanted to allow your users to visit your SharePoint site from their mobile device with a simple touch of a custom home screen icon? This blog will cover three simple steps to accomplish this task for users of iPhones or iPads.
Step 1: The first step is to create your custom icon. The size of the icon you will need to create will vary depending on the type of device you are targeting. For example, for an iPhone 4 you will need a 114px by 114px image. For an iPad, it should optimally be 72px by 72px, and all other devices such as iPhone5 use 57px by 57px. The easiest solution (and the one I used) is to create an icon targeting one device, and make sure that it has a resolution of 72dpi. Other devices will scale the image up or down as needed. Save the icon as a JPEG or PNG.