SharePoint 2016…it’s coming and it is good (maybe).

16 04 2015

The folks over at Microsoft have released another tender morsel of what SharePoint 2016 is going to be like.
Take a look here.

Basic idea, Hybrid is king, portals will be linked, cats and dogs living together.

InfoPath is back from the dead…sort of.

10 02 2015

As you may or may not know, InfoPath has been the subject of much speculation in the SharePoint community, with Microsoft saying that they will be killing it off, then changing its mind about it. Well they officially changed their mind about, at least for the next version.
Microsoft updated it’s blog post with the following:

“As part of the update shared around the Evolution of SharePoint and the next SharePoint Server on-premises release, we are also updating the timelines for removal of InfoPath Forms Services components of SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Specifically, InfoPath Forms Services will be included in the next on-premises release of SharePoint Server 2016, as well as being fully supported in Office 365 until further notice. Customers will be able to confidently migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 knowing that their InfoPath forms will continue to work in their on-premises environments, as well as in Office 365.
The InfoPath 2013 application remains the last version to be released and will work with SharePoint Server 2016.”
Here is the link

So, in honor of InfoPath’s Ali like return to the ring, i say unto you, InfoPath on my people. It will be ok.


Sp 2013 WFE workflow hell.

30 01 2015

I am back fellow readers. Back with a vengeance.
Currently, I am in possession of one BIG SharePoint 2013 farm with a total of 24 server between prod, sys and dev.
The production farm is a 9 SP farm behemoth.
So it began with a simple enough requirement, please demo SharePoint 2013 workflows. I said OK and tried to create one.
Tried another site.
Spent 6 hours on the phone with Premier.
Slept on it and guess what occurred to me. I should check all WFE to see if they have workflow manager CLIENT installed.
They didn’t.
Now they do.
Tried workflows again.
YUP. They work.
So WFE workflow hell, i see you now.
Enjoy my fail.
Yours truly,

Office 365 Outage 9/29

29 09 2014

Just wanted everyone to know that as of this morning O365/SharePoint online is suffering a slight outage.

You may experience some delay in getting to any site collection in SharePoint Online.

Documents and list items will not display in web parts presented on the SharePoint site “canvas.”  It you click on the web part titles you may or may not see content.

There have been thousands of support calls on this issue which may have arisen around 8:30 AM today.


Online: issue successfully fixed Monday, September 29, 2014, at 5:19 PM UTC. Post-incident report available within five days….


View HTML pages in SharePoint Online.

23 07 2014

Did someone in your organization save an entire website in a document library?
Did they complain they couldn’t open the start.html page?
Do you have users that want to view html pages inside SharePoint online?
If you answered yes to any of these questions (i am aware of the irony of this post), then I have a solution for you!
Simply open your html files in your library using explorer view and change the extension from HTML to ASPX. It even works with Flash content.
Yup, its that easy (and confusing at the same time, but for other reasons).


CSGPRO Guest Blogging

11 06 2014

As a new member of the CSGPRO team, I have committed to posting more Office 365 blogs.
Here is a dandy one for anyone about to migrate to the cloud.
Enjoy the goodness.

ps, yes thats me.

Taking Longer Than Expected

11 03 2014

So a couple of weeks ago, I said i was going to move the blog to office 365. Well it has taken longer than expected. So i have decided to keep posting here for the time being. Thanks for the patience.



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