Category: SharePoint

  • Client-side Development Techniques with CQWP(s) and JavaScript…

    The other day I was talking to one of my colleague John Holah about retrieving large amounts of data from a SharePoint 2010 Lists using “client-side” v “OOB” techniques for a particular client, who has set use a number of challenges/limitations: Our access is limited to Site Collections We cannot deploy server-side code Internet Explorer […]

  • SharePoint Online: Facebook Social Plugin

    Finally got round to testing the Facebook social plugin for Office 365 Public Site blogs and at first glance it would appear Users are limits to signing in with one of the following accounts: Facebook, Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail. However if you are like me and prefer to use your Windows Live account, well you […]

  • Useful UI Branding tools for SharePoint 2013

    Just thinking about branding my website and came across a tool by Microsoft called Color Palette Tool SharePoint 2013 which downloaded from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16806.color-palette-tool-sharepoint-2013.aspx And if you require inspiration for your theme one of colleges (Matthew Holden) pointed me in the direction Adobe Kuler https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/  

  • Disable mobile auto-redirect for SharePoint anonymous access website

    The quickest way for all mobile devices and browsers add the following to the web applications web.config file: View the code on Gist. However for a more granular approach, edit the App_Browsers\compat.browser changing the following to “false” for the relevant userAgent: View the code on Gist.

  • SharePoint Online Public Site: adding JS & CSS references to a Master page

    I’m not going to describe the process of creating a custom master page from end to end, as there are plenty of good articles and blogs out there already. I just want to share one possible pitfall that I fell into… As any owner of a website might, I decided to create a new master […]

  • SharePoint Online Public Site: how to access the Webpart Gallery

    When working with SharePoint Online’s Public Site you may have noticed that you do not have access to the Webparts Gallery from the Settings page. It would appear that, at least for my version of O365 SharePoint, Microsoft has hidden the “Web parts” link from the Settings page. If you need to manage your custom […]

  • SharePoint: Enable Publishing features

    To use the Web content management features, you need to turn on the Publishing feature on a site or site collection. You can then brand the site so that it has your corporate look and feel, and enable users to edit the corporate site within the context of the Web. Once the Publishing functionality has […]

  • Definition of a SharePoint Feature

    Represents a modular server-side, file system-level customization that contains items that can be installed and activated in a SharePoint environment within one of the following scopes: Farm                       (Exclusing SharePoint Online) WebApplication   (Exclusing SharePoint Online) Site Web

  • SharePoint: How to Update a Site Collection Date Format

    A step-by-step guide on how set to a Site Collection’s Date Format Navigate to the root site* within your site collection and then follow these steps: Click on [Site Actions] –> [Site Settings], the Site Settings page will load. Under the Site Administration section of the Site Settings page click on Regional Settings link, this […]