SharePoint User Adoption

You have deployed SharePoint and now what.  Here is a guide to gaining better user adoption within you’re organization.                                     Share the vision Deployment driver – What got us here? Explain key business drivers and how it will…


PowerBI and SharePoint 2013 Search Results

Knowing that the SharePoint 2013 Search API is all REST based, we can user PowerBI to retrieve the results of the REST call into a Data Set that can be used as the source of our PowerBI Dashboard or report. REST Syntax At the heart of any SharePoint search request is having a deep understanding…


BI and SharePoint Onine

Business Intelligence (BI) and SharePoint online are maturing to the point that it’s becoming much easier to point to your data source, select the data you want to present, how you want to present it and publish it for consumption.  Even though this is a bit over simplified, this is much easier than current on…


What is a SharePoint architect anyway?

As you progress through your SharePoint career you may be starting to wonder what’s next from technical perspective.  You may be a developer and want to start writing code, or the thought of writing code makes your hair curl.  As I’ve progressed through my SharePoint career and worked with many customers on how to structure…


Supporting TLS 1.2 in SharePoint 2013

In March of 2014 the .NET framework 4.6 was updated to provide support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2.  This is made it possible through a series of registry entries to enable this more secure method. An issue with REST calls using this version of the .NET Framework still exists because of the interfaces based on…


List Item Threshold Explained

Many of us already know the story with the 5,000 item limit with lists/libraries and some strategies to work around this limitation. A lot of administrators when faced with the familiar “the number of items in this list exceeds the list view threshold” will naturally navigate to Central Admin and modify the Resource Throttling for…


Launch forms in a dialog window

In SharePoint 2013, by default when you create a new list or library the new, edit and display forms display in a full page, not in a pop up dialog box like they did in SharePoint 2010.  If you go to the settings -> advanced page of any list/library you’ll see this default behavior. If…


Web Part Page Title Bar property not displaying

The title in a SharePoint 2013 web part page should display the value of the Title property in the Web Part Page Title Bar but as we’ll see below it doesn’t. Issue Create a new Web Part page in whatever document library you want then edit the page and Title Bar Properties.   2.  As…

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InfoPath – State Service Application is required

When using InfoPath in your SharePoint 2013 environment, if you don’t have the State Service configured in the farm you’ll see the error below, “The form cannot be rendered.  This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service”.     Resolution:  See if the state service has been configured by…