Date archive for 2013

Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint now available for pre-order

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 11th 2013 - No Comments

I’m very excited to announce that the book Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint is now available for pre-order at a discounted price.  The book features seven jQuery solutions by seven different authors (Marc Anderson, Wendy Neal, Josh McCarty, Ben Tedder, Dave Coleman, Eric Overfield, and Paul Tavares) that Power Users...

Product Review: SharePoint Org Chart – Powerful, flexible and attractive organization charts in SharePoint

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 13th 2013 - 4 Comments

Product review by Wendy Neal for SharePointWendy.com and paid for by TeamImprover Most people are familiar with organization charts – they are useful business tools that illustrate relationships between people within the organization, usually in a hierarchical manner.  They can help employees easily identify who does what in the...

MetaVis SharePoint MVP Webinars Series – SharePoint Site Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 6th 2013 - No Comments

Yesterday I had the great privilege of presenting a webinar with Dave Coleman (@davecoleman146) as part of the MetaVis SharePoint MVP Webinar Series.  I presented a session called SharePoint Site Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers, which was a slightly modified version of the session with the same name that I presented at SharePoint...

The Environments Needed for Smart SharePoint Development (via Dice News)

by Wendy Neal - on May 31st 2013 - 2 Comments

I came across an article posted last week on what environments are needed for SharePoint development (re-posted below) and wanted to share my thoughts. I totally agree that you need four different environments:  development, test, staging, and production.  I would be willing to bet that a lot of companies don’t have all four of...

I’m speaking at SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs

by Wendy Neal - on May 25th 2013 - No Comments

Update:  May 29, 2013 Unfortunately due to a sudden unforeseen family matter, I will not be able to attend and speak at SharePoint Saturday Chicago Suburbs this weekend.  Hopefully I will be able to present this session at an upcoming conference or SharePoint Saturday in the future. I’m very excited to be speaking next Saturday,...

SHARE Conference 2013 Recap and Slides #share4biz

by Wendy Neal - on May 19th 2013 - 1 Comment

I attended SHARE The SharePoint Conference for Business Users in Atlanta on April 10-12.  Once again it was an excellent conference.  Last year three colleagues and I attended as attendees and we brought a lot of ideas and valuable information back to our organization.  This year it was my pleasure to actually co-present a session...

Product Review: harmon.ie 4 – Bringing Office 365 to the Mobile Enterprise

by Wendy Neal - on May 13th 2013 - 1 Comment

With more organizations adopting Yammer or moving their SharePoint offering to the cloud, users need a way to seamlessly interact with colleagues and work with their SharePoint documents without going to disparate locations to perform their day-to-day tasks.  This was one of the cool new capabilities that harmon.ie has implemented into...

Product Review: MetaVis Power User Edition – Empower Your Users

by Wendy Neal - on Apr 23rd 2013 - 1 Comment

MetaVis Technologies has created an arsenal of tools in a single platform to make the lives of SharePoint architects, admins, and power users easier.  Their initial modules were primarily targeted to those in the information architect role, offering tools to assist with metadata design and classification of data in SharePoint.  In...

Community reviewers needed for upcoming jQuery, JavaScript, and SharePoint book

by Wendy Neal - on Apr 4th 2013 - 6 Comments

I’m very excited to be one of nine great authors contributing to a new book on jQuery, JavaScript, and the SharePoint interface (we haven’t chosen a title for the book yet).  The idea is that these solutions should be so simple to implement that even your dog could do it. OK, maybe not quite that easy.  But most of the...

Clever use of the Search Box web part in SharePoint 2010

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 18th 2013 - 4 Comments

This is something I stumbled on completely by accident, however it turns out that it’s a cool use of the Search Box web part.  Did you know that you could direct the Search Box web part to any page you wish, and it doesn’t have to be a standard SharePoint search results page?  In this post I will show you how I configured...