#SharePoint Document Libraries are getting a new look!

11 04 2016

Paint RollerThe SharePoint Online Document Libraries are getting a new look! If you are on First Release you may notice a new look for document libraries. You can see an example below. They look more like OneDrive for Business.

Document Library

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Nintex InspireX – Nintex Workflow Platform Jumpstart

28 02 2016

Nintex InspireXIt was 8am in Las Vegas and instead of feeding the slot machines in the Aria hotel I was in the Nintex Workflow Platform Jumpstart pre-conferee workshop being run by TekDogs Jason Keller.

The workshop was a great way for me to kick of the conference. For me it reinforced what I already know about Nintex Workflow and Forms but also gave me a few tips and tricks that I could take back to the office to share with my team.

If you want to learn more about Nintex through training, there are various options listed below:

I have used all of these and are all very good.

The material covered in the training was copyrighted so I cannot share all of it however the following tip (with my own additions) and others that I already do, I’ll share over the coming months.

Tip – Use a Service Account

Create one or more service accounts for workflows. I like to use a dedicated workflow service account for each departments workflows and sometimes for specific workflows. Your IT department will have a naming convention for service accounts but here are some examples I would use:

  • WF-HR-LeaveRequest
  • WF-IT-NewHardware

Some will make sure that the service account password does not expired. I prefer to have a process to change the password periodically but have it expire once a year.
If you set the service accounts as “Constants” you can then limit access by using security groups.





#SUGUK August / September 2015 Events

27 07 2015
SUGUKSo far there are three #SUGUK events lined up in August and September:

Don’t forget if you want to present a session on SharePoint then feel free to contact the regional organisers.





#Tuxedo at #SPSLondon 2015 for @ukmastocytosis

12 07 2015

I wore a Tuxedo at SharePoint Saturday London 2015 to raise money for http://www.ukmasto.org/, you most probably have not heard of them as they are a charity for a rare condition called Systemic Mastocytosis (definitions: Wiki, NHS). If you would like to make a donation go to:

Here I am at SharePoint Saturday London 2015. Thanks to Jason Himmelstein (@sharepointlhorn) for taking the picture.

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What should I wear next year?





#SUGUK June 2015 Events

24 05 2015
SUGUKThere are four #SUGUK events lined up in June so far:

Don’t forget if you want to present a session on SharePoint then feel free to contact the regional organisers.





#SharePoint @EvoConf Offer + Win a #Drone

27 02 2015

@EvoConf DroneDid you know that the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 is set to be the largest SharePoint conference this year?

This will be the 7th consecutive year, Combined Knowledge has run a SharePoint Conference. They are now recognised globally as being The SharePoint Conferences to attend. In fact based on other conferences I have attended both as an attendee and as a speaker they are one of the best organised and run as well.

SharePoint User Group UK attendees can get a discount when they book just give them a call. If you register before 31st March 2015 you could win a Drone!

If you do attend please come to my session Migrating your Intranet and Managing your Documents in SharePoint.





Goodbye SharePoint Online Public Website (#KB3027254)

19 12 2014

From January 2015, yes that is less than two weeks away, Office 365 customers who currently use SharePoint Online Public Website will be able to do so for about two years. New customers to Office 365 after January 2015 will have to look else where.

So for new customers I’d suggest looking at other vendor offerings such as Sitecore (http://www.sitecore.net/) or see what you can do on Azure Web Sites (http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/websites/)

See http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3027254 for more details.