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 […]

Microsoft Office Revocation information not available

The Problem As recently encountered, if your PKI setup is less than optimal you may experience one or more of the following when opening Office documents stored in SharePoint 2010/2013 over SSL:   1. When you open the document you get a Security Alert: “Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not […]

Accessible CAPTCHA Fail

The Problem Working on a number of public-facing sites, both for government and private sector, the issue of providing a SPAM-resistant contact form arises regularly. The typical example which I have a serious personal dislike for (due to the fact that it takes several goes and a lot of luck) is Google’s reCAPTCHA.. some amusing […]

I’m Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK

I’m delighted to be speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK again this year on 9th November – this time my session will be on public-facing websites on Office 365: SharePoint has been capable of providing enterprise grade websites for a number of versions, however these were typically associated with enterprise costs. With the latest release of […]

Host-Named Site Collection Limitations

The Disclaimer I’ve encountered these limitations on my main development farm and was able to reproduce on one other… one March 2013 PU and one August 2013 CU. It may not be a widespread issue and I am looking for a solution – any help appreciated in the comments 🙂 The Problem Whilst host-named site […]

Office 365 Public Facing Websites – Design Manager – Part 2

This post is part 2 of my blog series “Building a Public-Facing Website on Office 365”: Creating a Public-Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1 (Limitations) Office 365 Public-Facing Websites -  Master Pages & Page Layouts with Design Manager – Part 2 (This post) SharePoint has traditionally been a specialist area where it comes […]

Cloning a Windows 8 Boot Partition (For Free!)

The Problem You ran out of space on your Windows 8 PC, now you want to clone your boot drive (HDD, SSD, Whatever..) onto a bigger drive. Old faithful Clonezilla failed you for the first time, like it did for me…. the drive cloned but a corrupt MBR and no amount of bcdedit.exe or bcdboot.exe […]