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 […]

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 […]

Displaying pdf reports in SharePoint

I had an interesting request by someone the other day. I was helping them set up a new site template for SharePoint 2013 and they wanted to display a couple of reports on their site that they had in pdf format in a way to showcase the numbers of the report to others in the […]

Edit Form People Picker Empty – Fixed with Workaround

Happy Friday everyone, I wanted to let you know of a current issue that we are seeing in our SharePoint Foundations 2013 farms. Right now as far as I can tell this shows up if you have the July, August, or September 2014 CU added to your SharePoint Farm You can read about it here: […]

Hey everybody! Come out and join me for lunch and SharePoint

It finally happened. I am taking the plunge and agreed to do my first user group presentation. Believe you me, I am just as nervous thinking about it as you are. But I am also very excited at the opportunity. I will be presenting “SharePoint Campfire Stories” on September 23rd from 11:30am until 1pm at […]

Add domain to people picker in Foundations 2010 and 2013

Hello everyone, Recently I ran across a scenario where I needed to add in a new domain full of new users to my SharePoint Foundations farm. Originally in my test setup we were dealing with a one way domain trust between my original dev forest and the newly created forest, so I went to searching […]

Create search in SharePoint Foundations 2013 without GUID

When SharePoint Server 2013 was first released, I was curious what new things I could do with it. I saw the new search capabilities, a different look and feel, a similar management interface, and several other BI things that made me happy. I then also realized that I support SharePoint Server and also the free […]

SharePoint Saturday Atlanta 2014

Back on June 21st, I had the privilege of attending my first event of the year in Atlanta at the Georgia State University Student Center. You can find out more about the event by going here. The twitter feed for this event was #SPSATL and if you have a chance, I highly recommend you go […]

SharePoint 2013 SP1 kb2817429 fixes Dashboard Designer issue

Greetings! I thought I would add to the hoopla currently going on around Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 which was released this week. If you haven’t got it yet, go get it now and test it out on your farms! You can find it here. One quick thing I also wanted to mention that […]