SPTechCon Austin 2019

Back on February 10-13th I had the privilege of attending the SPTechCon conference in Austin, Texas for the first time. Boy what a great conference! Even though the weather for the week was rainy and cold for this time in Austin, the content and learning opportunities more than made up for it. I arrived on […]

Compare 2 similar Excel files with the Inquire Add-In

Note: this was only tested in Excel 2019. Office 365 Pro Plus has something called Compare sheets similar to this function I had the need the other day to compare two excel files that had some information in them from exported SharePoint lists. They were very similar, but I didn’t know of a good way […]

Why you should disable Nintex Automatic Database Mapping

There are a few things that after I learn them, make me want to immediately share with as many people as possible. This is definitely one of those moments. After starting a migration project where I work involving some cleanup with Nintex workflow content databases, I’ve run into something that everyone should check in their […]

Handling large lists with SharePoint on premises

If you have spent much time working with SharePoint, you know that once a group of users likes it to store information in libraries or Lists, you can certainly tell. Ultimately what happens is you get an email (or call, or service ticket) one day that says “Hey we are getting some kind of error […]

SharePoint resources for demos

Today’s post I thought I would include in order to find anything needed to create a working demo of SharePoint locally. Nowadays,  Azure or other cloud providers make this much easier, but if you want more control you can spin up your own locally. Windows Server 2019 (still beta as of now) https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Server-Insiders/bd-p/WindowsServerInsiders 2016 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016 […]

Office Files too big? Inspect them!

Today I had a problem with a group of users that were trying to work with a very large PowerPoint file in SharePoint and didn’t realize until I downloaded a local copy of the file that it was too big to work with through Office Web Apps. So I did some digging around to see […]

SharePoint giving all zeros for correlation id

I had an interesting error come across today when I was working on a new Nintex form list. I have been doing some power user training in my company lately and a few of my users have taken the plunge and started creating their own electronic forms in Nintex. Which is awesome! It’s a great […]

MS Ignite 2017 Pre Conference Day 0 Mobile Intranet PRE11

Wow. This was a great all day session! We got the inside scoop on a lot of the functionality and announcements that were going to happen this week. Quite a few times the presenters couldn’t say too much because they didn’t want to steal the thunder from any major announcements happening this week. Cant wait […]

SharePoint Saturday 2017 Atlanta

On June 17th I had the pleasure of attending another great SharePoint Saturday event put on by one of the best users groups in the area and it did not disappoint! The morning Keynote was given By Stephen L. Rose from the OneDrive for Business team at Microsoft. It was really great to see from him […]

Creating sample data for SharePoint with SPDG

If you work like I do trying to setup test environments in SharePoint often, the experience is great when you finally get all the bells and whistles activated for the features you need to test, but then what? Now you have a great looking environment with no data! A SharePoint farm with no data in […]