Date archive for 2012

10 Ways to Make a Splash in the SharePoint Community

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 31st 2012 - 28 Comments

The end of the year is here, so it seems appropriate to publish some kind of “10 things” list.  This year I’ll share ten things you can do that can help you stand out in the SharePoint global community. I went from a virtual unknown in the SharePoint community to a prominent contributor in just over a year’s...

I’m speaking at the SHARE Conference in Atlanta

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 27th 2012 - 2 Comments

SHARE The SharePoint Conference for Business Users will be back in Atlanta in 2013 at the Marriott Marquis hotel on April 10-12. The SHARE Conference is built for the business community, by the business community. It specifically targets business users rather than the technical users (admins and developers) of SharePoint. Conference...

My Slide Decks from SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities #SPSTC

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 4th 2012 - 1 Comment

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  There was a huge turnout once again; I haven’t heard the final tally but I believe there were over 450 attendees. I had the privilege of presenting two sessions, one solo and the other one with my friend Kerri Abraham (@KerriAbraham). ...

Product Review: harmon.ie Connect for SharePoint – A Consistent Social Experience Everywhere

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 24th 2012 - 6 Comments

The Challenge Today’s business users are increasingly becoming more mobile – whether they’re using company-issued mobile devices or bringing their own devices to the office, mobile is becoming very prevalent in the workplace.  However, with this proliferation of mobile devices come many new challenges when it comes to sharing documents...

Central Admin Port Naming Convention and Changing the Port Number in SharePoint 2010

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 16th 2012 - 1 Comment

It is a best practice to always use a consistent port number when creating SharePoint Central Administration sites.  This is so that no matter which server or environment you are on, all you need to know is the name of the server, and since the port number is always the same, it’s easy to remember the URL. I like to use 9999 as...

SharePoint 2010 Theme Colors Reference

by Wendy Neal - on Sep 24th 2012 - 6 Comments

I realize that the themes that come with SharePoint 2010 are not the most popular UI elements among designers, however when my company (and I suspect many others) implemented SharePoint we decided to go with very minimal branding — aka change the site logo and theme and call it good.  We also allow site owners to choose their own...

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities

by Wendy Neal - on Sep 4th 2012 - 2 Comments

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be presenting two sessions at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities on November 3, 2012! SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities is one of the most popular SharePoint Saturday events in the world.  In April they broke their previous record with over 450 attendees.  Sarah Haase and the rest of the...

SPTechCon Boston 2012 Recap and Highlights

by Wendy Neal - on Aug 7th 2012 - 1 Comment

SPTechCon Boston took place on July 22-25, 2012 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in downtown Boston.  There were a plethora of technical classes along with some pre-conference full-day and half-day workshops where you could learn all you wanted to know about SharePoint.  Covering topic areas like Developer Essentials, IT Pro Essentials,...

Updating quota template doesn’t automatically get applied to site collections

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 8th 2012 - No Comments

This may be common knowledge to some, but this one had me perplexed for two days.  One of our financial analysts ran into a quota limit while trying to upload some documents to his SharePoint site.  No problem, I went in to Central Admin and increased the quota limit from 3 GB to 4 GB. However I was informed that the change had no...

Migrating lists/libraries from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 with Sharegate

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 2nd 2012 - 5 Comments

I was recently approached by Ben Niaulin (@bniaulin) of GSoft Group to see if I would like to test drive their Sharegate migration tools for SharePoint.  They’ve developed tools that will copy files from your file system into SharePoint, copy list items and files between SharePoint environments, migrate Exchange publish folders...