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Harmon.ie: SharePoint Outlook integration

by JamieMcAllister 3. December 2013 06:02
Today I'm reviewing harmon.ie for Outlook at the behest of Harmon.ie .This is a tool I use daily at work and train other users on, so let the write-up begin! :) [More]

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Alternatives to SharePoint Timer Jobs

by JamieMcAllister 24. November 2013 04:49
Custom SharePoint Timer Jobs are a bad idea more often than not. Here are some alternative approaches to get the same results in a (hopefully) future-proofed and Cloud Friendly way. [More]

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.NET | CSOM | Development | Office 365 | On Prem | sharepoint 2010 | SharePoint 2013 | Timer Jobs | Workflow

Update Choice Field using CSOM (Client-side Object Model)

by JamieMcAllister 21. November 2013 11:59
 I was putting together some CSOM Managed code to update an existing Choice column in SharePoint. Noticed that existing online examples show creating a new column or reading the values in a column, but nothing about update. The Red Herring that is the SchemaXml property on Field sent me the wro... [More]

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.NET | CSOM | sharepoint 2010 | SharePoint 2013

SharePoint On-Premises Lives

by JamieMcAllister 21. November 2013 08:28
Over the past year or so I've spoken to some SharePoint customers who have been confused by the SharePoint message coming out of Redmond. Microsoft, in their enthusiasm to promote Office 365 have not really assured customers on the future of SharePoint On-premises. There's been a real lack of any cl... [More]

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Cloud | Office 365 | On Prem | Service Pack 1 | SharePoint 2013 | SharePoint Online

Help Typhoon Haiyan victims & SharePoint experts will help you

by JamieMcAllister 13. November 2013 06:44
You may have heard of the recent terrible events in The Philippines where many have perished due to Typhoon Haiyan and many more will perish without urgent assistance.  SharePoint MVP Dux Raymond Sy has begun an initiative whereby SharePoint experts donate their consulting time in exchange for... [More]

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Product Review: Collabion Charts for SharePoint

by JamieMcAllister 8. November 2013 06:18
What’s it all about? There’s been some interesting recent changes in the SharePoint Charting space. As mentioned here we're encouraged to use Excel Services in place of the humble chart web part in SharePoint 2013 (earlier version of the page said they were getting rid of it full stop!)... [More]

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Surface 2 Tablet benchmarks

by JamieMcAllister 21. October 2013 08:25
Surface 2 Tablet benchmarks well; http://www.anandtech.com/show/7439/microsoft-surface-2-review/4  

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Surface

Next SharePoint User Group Meeting in Geneva Announced

by JamieMcAllister 19. September 2013 08:30
The next SharePoint User Group Meeting in Geneva has been announced. It will be Thursday 10th October at 6:30pm. Topics are SharePoint 2013 Workflow, and Microsoft Product Line Architecture. [More]

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Installing Windows 8.1 on Surface Pro

by JamieMcAllister 14. September 2013 04:05
Detailed below is my experience installing Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro, though I describe my Two Cents on tablets first and the Surface Pro specifically. :) You can't read more than two sentences in the industry press these days without coming across a reference to the whole mobility and tablet r... [More]

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Surface Pro | Tablet | Windows 8.1

Strange Bug - A View that thinks it's a zip file

by JamieMcAllister 3. September 2013 03:19
I recently witnessed a strange error where a List View page became convinced it was a zip file. This stopped all users from accessing the library. Here's what I did about it. [More]

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Bug | sharepoint 2010 | SharePoint Designer

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