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SharePoint Evolution Conference recap, slides and code

I was humbled and honoured to be invited to present again at the SharePoint Evolution conference; the speaker list really is a “who’s who” of the SharePoint and Office 365 world. Once again, Steve, Zoe and the extended team from Combined Knowledge promised and delivered on all fronts. Not only was the content second to […]

Speaking at SharePoint Evolution 2015

I’m delighted and honoured to be speaking at the SharePoint Evolution conference in April – looking at the speaker list it is once again a veritable who’s who in the SharePoint world (I’m humbled to be amongst them!) There has already been a lot of preparation behind the scenes to make this conference special – […]

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK

I’m delighted to be speaking again at SharePoint Saturday UK on 29th November 2014, where I’ll be covering a topic that keeps re-surfacing in the community and indeed within the team at C5 Alliance:   Selecting the right client-side development approach Developing SharePoint solutions has evolved significantly over the past few years, not least because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Querying SharePoint 2013 Search Index for Managed Property Values / Refiners using REST API

A client recently had a request to provide a search users by department with the department list pre-populated in a drop-down menu: So the question was: “How can I query the Department managed property values for People to populate the drop-down menu?” (which would be cool if it autocompleted.. for another day maybe!) The answer […]

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, […]