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SharePoint 2013 Nintex Workflow Storage and Performance

I recently created a complex workflow that loops through several other lists to verify the accuracy of the item submitted to a library. While debugging the workflow as I was building it, 80 versions were created and I must have run the workflow itself over 200 times. The more I modified the workflow and tested the slower the workflow history was loading and the larger the site collection database was getting.

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How to Create Dynamic Accordions in SharePoint Pages

As a developer, I am often challenged with client requirements that involve extending or enhancing SharePoint in terms of branding or aesthetics. Although it requires a steady hand to carefully intertwine custom features with SharePoint's OOTB functionality, this is where the platform can really be made to shine.

What is today's challenge? Enhancing publishing pages with collapsible accordion-like headings. Let's get to it!

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Microsoft Flow v. SharePoint Workflows

In recent weeks, Microsoft has made some amazing announcements with new and updated services for their SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. One of these services is Microsoft Flow. If you've heard the chatter, some are calling Flow a replacement for SharePoint workflows like Nintex or out of the box SharePoint Workflows. From an initial glance, the Microsoft Flow web site states that that Flow will be used 'for automating workflows across a growing number of applications.' Though it's labeling itself as a workflow automation system, is it really going to take over SharePoint workflows? Let's take a look at how the two offerings stack up against each other.


Microsoft MVP Ben Curry to Speak at SPTechCon Boston – June 27-30

SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference is returning to Boston, June 27-30, 2016! SPTechCon offers more than 80 technical classes and tutorials — presented by the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today — to help attendees improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of Microsoft's collaboration and productivity software.

SPTechCon offers classes and tutorials for IT professionals, business decision makers, information workers, project managers, software architects and developers. Each presenter at the conference will be a true SharePoint expert, with many drawn from Microsoft’s tech teams or from outside authorities with Microsoft MVP status.


How to View Websites That Are No Longer Available

Recently, I was troubleshooting an issue and searching on Google for answers. While searching I came across some links in Google search that looked like they would contain the answer. When I clicked on the link it brought me to a page that was "no longer available." The page that was unavailable was the page I needed and I wanted to find a way to open it.