Remove the Quick Launch in SharePoint 2013

There are two ways to remove the Quick Launch in SharePoint 2013. The first is to open the site in Share Designer, and uncheck the option to “Display Quick Launch”. While this works, it doesn’t move the content to the left. You’re left with an empty space that doesn’t look great.   The second option…


SharePoint 2013 Workflow-Collect Data from a user and other actions missing

I got tapped to help with an internal project to upgrade a couple of custom site templates from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. No big deal right? I’ll just create a new site in SP2010 off of the original template, content DB attach it to 2013, and then export the template again. Well, it looks…


Document Sets and Folders

I’ve recently run into a scenario where I‘m having some issues using folders inside of SharePoint 2010 Document Sets. I did some digging, and it appears that we don’t support folders inside of Document Sets, even though there are ways to create them.  I’ll update this post if anything changes.


Disabling FrontPage 2003 and SharePoint Designer Access/Authoring

I often get asked if it’s possible to prevent users from editing sites with FrontPage 2003 (for v2/2003) and SharePoint Designer (v3/2007). Yes, this is possible. Unfortunately, you have to do it at a Site Definition level. So, it’s either all or nothing for a specific type of site.How to disable FrontPage 2003 authoring for…