Symptoms Did you recently download a newer version of Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server)? The latest is August 2018 as of the writing of this post. If you’ve downloaded August and are trying to save to an outdated version of Report Server via the client application, it’ll give you this error message. “An […]
Last week I shared “SharePoint Bingo” with readers as a free download. I have another one this week, though this one is just for fun and not a training aid. But you could certainly make a competition or drawing out of it and have prizes up for grabs. Download SharePoint Sudoku #1 (PDF) Download Solution […]
My first book is an expanded, more in-depth version of my 100th blog post and will be a great resource for those new to SharePoint or looking for new ideas. So, in other words, take it to Thanksgiving dinner and pass it around so you don’t have to repeatedly explain SharePoint to your family and friends. […]
User adoption can be tricky. But it can also be fun. In my own trainings and sessions, I try to introduce a little gamification to re-enforce learning and make traditional training processes more engaging and memorable. I’m pleased to share my latest game, SharePoint End-User Bingo, with you for free. Next time you give a […]
I’ve heard these mystical links called many things, whether persistent, permanent or durable, but they all mean the same thing: Your document links will be unbreakable when changing file names or moving files because the links created for sharing/linking refer to the document by an ID instead of its common name. But for this to […]
Exploring Microsoft Flow, I noticed you can connect to YouTube. So, naturally, I had to try it out.
Consider either of these scenarios: Re-branding/Restructuring/Renaming Your organization and its departments are re-structuring and changing names Your IT department and content strategists decide on a new naming convention that affects your site names and URLs to access those sites OR you’re changing from http to https You have hundreds (thousands?) of documents, links, content queries […]
I happily stumbled across an update to modern document libraries I hadn’t noticed before. The modern document library “new item” menu now includes an option to “Edit New Menu” which pulls up this pane in-context: And also includes the ability to upload a new template directly from the menu, rather than through content type settings. […]
Changing a SharePoint site collection name is easy enough (Site Settings –> “Title, description, and logo”), but changing the URL for a top-level site is a bit more involved than just changing a subsite URL. Note that this post applies to on-premise/server environments only.
Sometimes “Marketing” becomes “Communication” or you’ve changed a site URL naming convention so that instead of “sharepoint.mycompany.com/marketing” you’ll be shortening all department sites to something like “sharepoint.mycompany.com/mark”. Follow these steps to change the name and URL for a SharePoint subsite. Note: If you’re trying to change the URL for a top-level site (site collection level), […]