Choose your (JavaScript) Framework wisely!

In my world (generally SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure) as well as the rest of the world, there have been dramatic changes in web development in the past 7 or 8 years; a great number of front-end JavaScript frameworks have come and gone, and some appear to be here to stay. Choosing the wrong framework […]

Co-authoring Excel Documents Simultaneously

It’s been possible for years to edit Microsoft Word documents simultaneously using Word 2010 or later and SharePoint 2010 or later (including Office 365 obviously). We use this functionality extensively at C5 – just ensure you have the following: Version control switched on (either Major or Major/Minor below) Disable “require check out”  The only problem […]

Why Use Office 365?

A short video (from one take!) after our recent “Office 365 in the Real World” breakfast briefings: The slides from our event here: Office 365 In The Real World, July 2014 from C5 Alliance Group Some useful links referred to: A guide to Cloud Computing for Data Controllers (Channel Islands) www.trust.office365.com Thanks to http://www.3cinternational.com/ for […]

SharePoint Saturday Jersey – 27th September 2014

A short post to announce SharePoint Saturday Jersey (that’s the ISLAND of, the OLD or the CLASSIC Jersey for you NJ folks! :-)) The official site is here: http://www.spsevents.org/city/JerseyCI/Jersey2014/ when you can register. We are looking for: Speakers (could be you!) Sponsors (could be you!) Attendees (definitely you!) Jersey is one of the most picturesque […]

SharePoint 2013 JSLink and Managed Metadata

JSLink is one of the greatest improvements in SharePoint rendering in 2013 – love how easy it is to override the default views. Chris O’Brien has a great post on this (early in the 2013 release cycle but still valid!) If you want to access values stored in a Managed Metadata field using JSLink be […]

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication Setup and Implications

Since the great announcement of Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) (sometimes called 2FA or 2 Factor Authentication) being made available to (nearly) all Office 365 subscribers for FREE, we have been working with some of our clients on achieving the right balance of security versus usability and practicality. This post covers some of the implications […]

I’m speaking at SP24

I’m delighted to be speaking at SP24 – a purely online conference about SharePoint lasting 24 hours, going around the globe! It’s happening on 16th/17th April; I have a lot of respect for the guys putting this ambitious event on, I can’t imagine how much work has gone on behind the scenes – many late […]

Embedding a Web Part in a SharePoint 2013 Master Page via Design Manager

So you want to use Design Manager – a great feature in SharePoint 2013 for converting native HTML to SharePoint master page already covered in a previous blog post.  However, you’d like to embed an XsltListViewWebPart – maybe to use some JSLink goodness to render content from elsewhere in the site such as news, updates, […]

SharePoint Conference 2014 Wrap Up

So the Microsoft SharePoint Conference is over for 2014, it was a big one. With 10,000 attendees and over 400 sessions this really is the one to attend if you have any interest in SharePoint; from a developer, IT Pro, Executive or end user perspective there were several more relevant sessions than it was physically […]