Alas, I reached a day where I thought I was done with my Surface. It powered on when plugged in just fine but was at 0% battery and would, of course, instantly shut off when disconnected from AC power. When I hovered over the battery indicator in the task bar, it told me it was […]
For the last three years, I’ve been updating a nomination form with my latest activities and contributions to the Microsoft community (basically logging volunteer hours and impact). I love what I do, truly, and it was kind of fun to “journal” my contributions. People pursuing the Microsoft MVP award often put a lot of their […]
In the modern SharePoint experience, you can clean up ordinary link lists with very little effort, thanks to SharePoint’s icon library. Whether you need a Teams icon (teams), dog (fangbody), tooth (teeth) or football (football), you can search for icons and use those for adding visual cues and iconography to your sites. Here’s how you […]
I recently worked on a project for a client that needed 2/3 checkbox options checked by default on a new form. While not as straight-forward as other field types, it’s still certainly possible. Go to List –> List Settings (server/on-prem) or settings wheel –> List Settings (online/O365) Click the name of your checkbox/choice column to edit […]
On one of my recent projects, a client asked if it would be possible for the link to a task within a workflow notification email to open the task in “edit” mode instead of “display”. If you’re unfamiliar with SharePoint 2013 task processes built in SharePoint Designer, here’s what their process looked like prior to […]
SPTechCon is one of the largest SharePoint and O365 conferences available. You can win a free full-conference (4-day) pass simply by tuning in to next week’s Lawrence SharePoint User Group (LSPUG) meeting. Microsoft MVP Melissa Hubbard and April Dunnam will be presenting “Microsoft Flow and SharePoint: Integration and Automation”. Learn more about the session here.
This post illustrates how you can accomplish adding sections to the left pane, and moving the pages pane from the right-hand side to the left as seen above. Move Sections from Top to Left In a recent training session, I was asked if it were possible to move sections from the top to the left in […]
DateKeys are essential for relative time measures. In “manage relationships” you tie the ‘DateKey'[Date] to a date field in each of your data sources. Giles Walker shared an excellent solution for a robust DateKey that includes measurements and calculations you’re sure to find useful. Here’s that same solution I’ve modified and expanded to be as […]
Did you test PowerApps to customize a list’s new item form & want to switch back? Here’s how.
If you’re using a document Name field in a workflow but it’s not working as expected, it could be because there are apostrophes (‘) or ampersands (&) in document names. In this case, SharePoint evaluates apostrophes (‘) to ' and ampersands (&) to &. Here’s how to replace them with proper punctuation.