How to enable SharePoint Designer 2013 Advanced Mode.

SharePoint Designer is on its way out but it is still one of the critical ways to modify and manage your SharePoint sites.     Recently, a customer was unable to open SharePoint designer and modify Unghosted pages, layouts, and master pages.  The beauty of SharePoint Designer was the ability of farm/tenant and site collection administrators to…


SharePoint web services: read version history for column changes

A recent project requirements were to display version history; specifically the value changes in each field, who effected the change, and when it was changed.   The first course of action is to enable version history in the list.  Once version history is enabled on the list you’ll be presented with various UI commands to…


Access Services and my data

This post is targeted at users who have a local set of data in a MS Excel file, MS Access database, SharePoint list, ODBC Database, CSV file, or any XML file.  All of these platforms are useful and have their merits.  You may want to extend this data to a large number of users, or you…