I’d like to post something a little different this week. I just finished up a course on Self Service Business Intelligence. The class was a bit smaller than usual but the number of discussions made up the difference! Here I’d like to present unique questions and answers from this particular week.
The SharePoint Connect to Outlook feature is a stellar example of the tight integration between SharePoint and other Microsoft products. While SharePoint 2013 offers even more integration than before, Connect to Outlook has been part of SharePoint since the beginning. What benefits does this easy-to-use feature offer? By connecting Calendars and other SharePoint features to… Read More»
When you think about user permissions in SharePoint, you typically think of the four main out-of-the-box permissions levels: Full Control, Design, Contributor, and Read. These, and other permissions levels, exist at every level of a SharePoint site collection. They are established on the top-level site, and are available for all subsites, list, libraries, and items.… Read More»
“Why would you want to use SharePoint for storing documents? We’ve always used file shares and it works just fine.” Why indeed? The simplest answer is that there is so much more that SharePoint CAN do. It just requires a little push in the right direction and a little knowledge on what CAN be done.… Read More»
Have you ever wished that you could look at a large SharePoint list or SharePoint library and easily find only those items that were relevant to you? Perhaps you’d like to see all the Tasks where you are in the Assigned To field, or all of the documents you created in a Library. It’s easy… Read More»
I had a question in one of my SharePoint classes the other day from a very sharp student. “What is the best practice for deciding when to create a new SharePoint Site Collection?” Well for starters, I’d like to say that any time you start talking about “best practices” there always has to be a… Read More»
Like many form applications, InfoPath has a Option Button control. InfoPath Option Buttons (sometimes called Radio Buttons) are useful when you have a very short list of choices (usually just 2 or 3) and want to expose all the choices on the form, rather than having the user click a drop-down control. Option Buttons allow… Read More»