Date archive for July, 2014

Creating user-friendly forms in SharePoint – Part One

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 27th 2014 - 4 Comments

List and library forms in SharePoint aren’t the most user-friendly straight out of the box, unless you know how to configure them correctly.  In my recent presentation for SP24 (Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites) I talked about a lot of things that site owners could do to make their sites more friendly for their users....

Content syndicator Repost.us is shutting down

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 10th 2014 - No Comments

It was a sad day for bloggers and website owners who had been taking advantage of Repost.us to publish free quality content to their sites.  On June 21, Repost announced that they were shutting down due to lack of funding.  According to the Repost website: Repost is Shutting Down. When we created Repost, we recognized that the existing...

Lesson Learned: Removing “Limited Access” permissions overrides item-level security settings in SharePoint

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 8th 2014 - 9 Comments

Here is one to chalk up to the “I-should-have-known-better” category.  The other day I needed to make some permissions changes to a SharePoint list, and the items within this list had special permissions (item-level security).  After making the necessary changes at the list level, I noticed that there were a lot of individual...

Migrating my blog from Blogger to WordPress

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 3rd 2014 - 1 Comment

Recently I migrated my blog from Blogger to WordPress, and I was surprised at how simple it was.  While the actual migration of the posts and comments was as easy as clicking a couple buttons, there were a few other things that I had to do afterward to ensure that I would not lose any SEO or incoming links, since I also changed my...