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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 […]

Creating a Public Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1

This post is part 1 of my blog series “Building a Public-Facing Website on Office 365”: Creating a Public-Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1 (This post) Office 365 Public-Facing Websites –  Master Pages & Page Layouts with Design Manager – Part 2 SharePoint 2013 on-premises provides an excellent Web Content Management System (WCMS), […]

Word experienced an error trying to open the file

The Problem Opening a Word document from Office 365 using Word 2010 or 2013 results in the following: The Cause There cause is actually Word’s default security settings… probably a good thing! The Solution You can resolve this issue in at least two ways: 1. Disable Protected View (not recommended…) You can disable protected view […]

SharePoint Evolution 2013 – #COM716 Slides

Last week was another excellent conference – SharePoint Evolution is one of these environments where you will see a bunch of other speakers attending sessions and taking notes, learning from each other’s real world experience. In particular AC’s (Andrew Connell) session on Single Page Applications using a host of open source JavaScript libraries to build […]

Speaking at the SharePoint Evolution Conference

I’m humbled and honoured to be speaking at Combined Knowledge’s SharePoint conference again this year – the list of speakers really reads like a who’s who in the SharePoint world.   It’s a fantastic conference with great real world content from speakers who have been there and done it, but also a few additional things […]

SharePoint Saturday UK Slides – SharePoint & SQL BI

Thanks to everybody who came to my session on BI for the Masses… in the last 24 hours I built a fresh SharePoint 2010 farm and all the SQL BI stack demonstrated including Reporting Services, Tabular Analysis Services, PowerView, Power Pivot and various other steps. Not out of choice, but the hosted environment I had […]

Balsamiq vs PowerPoint storyboarding with VS 2012

I couldn’t fit my response to a brief discussion on Twitter regarding wireframing/storyboarding options into 140 characters… so following are some useful links and background on what may work for you to illustrate your amazing new app/solution/product. Balsamiq I love Balsamiq. I use it for nearly every proposal to illustrate effectively what kind of deliverable […]

CRM 2011 & SharePoint 2010 Actions Dropdown Missing

The Problem You have configured CRM 2011 (online or on-premises) to store documents in SharePoint (online/Office365 or on-premises). Maybe you followed this excellent guide (SharePoint online) or this guide (SharePoint on-premises). Whichever way, you will have downloaded & deployed the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 List Component for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. However, you find that, […]