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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati this Saturday | Oct 27, 2018

Follow @spscincinnati I’ll be speaking this Saturday at SPS Cinci (#SPSCinci2018). I’ll be presenting my brand new, magical session on content management, archiving and retention for the third time this year. Don’t miss it! SharePoint wizardry for content management, archiving & retention Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files,…

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Baltimore this Saturday | Oct 20, 2018

Follow @baltsharepoint I’ll be speaking this Saturday at SPS Baltimore (#SPSBMORE). I’ll be presenting my brand new, magical session on content management, archiving and retention for the second time this year. Don’t miss it! SharePoint wizardry for content management, archiving & retention Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files,…

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City this Saturday | Oct 13, 2018

Follow @SPSKC1 My local SharePoint Saturday, SPS Kansas City, is coming up THIS WEEKEND (#SPSKC). I’ll be speaking about one of my favorite topics – building a modern intranet: Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in…

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Denver this Saturday | Oct 6, 2018

Follow @SPSColo I’ll be speaking this Saturday at SPS Denver (aka SPS Colorado) (#SPSColo). I’ll be presenting a brand new, magical session on content management, archiving and retention: SharePoint wizardry for content management, archiving & retention Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files, pictures from a 2008 staff party…

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Pittsburgh this Saturday | Sep 15, 2018

Follow @SPSburgh The 3rd annual SharePoint Saturday Pittsburgh (#SPSBurgh) is coming up this Saturday. I’ll be speaking about one of my favorite topics – building a modern intranet: Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in choosing…

The ABCs of SharePoint: 26 ways SharePoint can enhance your digital workplace

Now a book! Based on his 100th blog post, Nate Chamberlain presents “The ABCs of SharePoint: 26 ways SharePoint can enhance your digital workplace”. Can you think of something in SharePoint for every letter of the alphabet? This book will help you fill the gaps teach you more about things you could implement in your…

A better way to display “today’s events” from multiple calendars in SharePoint on your intranet home page

today at LMH

Below on the left are two traditional, out-of-the-box solutions for showing Today’s events in SharePoint. Notice how both take up a lot of extra space repeating today’s date (which we don’t need to see at all in a web part called “Today’s Events”) or showing gray space where there are no events. Soak that in – prime real estate on your home page goes to non-existent events. These also may require overlays and other manual labor processes that need adjusted every time a calendar is added or removed.

But on the right is what you could have. It uses search instead and displays events from all calendars a user has access to in one place. It shows only the necessary information on the home page and links to full details. And with a little CSS included in this post, it can look polished and themed. Imagine all you could do with that saved space on your home page…

Also seen above: Adding local weather to your SharePoint intranet home page
and a “this week’s menu” button for your intranet

Adding local weather to your SharePoint intranet home page

I jokingly said at a recent presentation that I thought adding weather to our intranet’s home page was a good idea for employees like me who work in the basement and don’t see much of “the outside.” But it can also help with planning and decisions depending on your industry and daily routines. Accuweather has…

Upgrade your image slider on SharePoint

Your image slider is okay. But you’d like it better if it had a makeover (50 points to whoever can guess the commercial reference).

This post will show you how you can take your out-of-the-box content search web part slideshow from this:

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to this:

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This solution supports multi-line descriptions that don’t get cut off. It gets rid of that dreadful partially transparent overlay and gives you more of your photo uninhibited by messy design. It’s more modern, lighter and sure to impress. At the end, be sure to adjust the CSS to match your own color scheme and size needs.