Date archive for 2014

Content syndicator 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 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...

SharePointWendy blog redesigned with new name and URL!

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 25th 2014 - No Comments

You may or may not have noticed, but recently I migrated my SharePointWendy blog from Blogger to WordPress. In the process my site got a complete makeover as well as a new name (Wendy Neal’s Technology Blog) and a new URL ( I’ve set it up so that all my old posts at redirect to the new...

Unable to modify SharePoint 2013 web part properties

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 24th 2014 - 8 Comments

I ran into a weird issue while working with SharePoint 2013 the other day.  I wasn’t able to edit the web part properties of any web parts on wiki pages.  When highlighting a web part in Edit mode, the Web Part Properties box was greyed out, and also there was no checkbox in the upper right corner of the web part to select, only...

Cloud Computing Advantages That Your Company Should Not Miss Out On

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 22nd 2014 - No Comments

Cloud Computing Advantages That Your Company Should Not Miss Out On by Sarah Shore Basically, the benefit of installing cloud computing systems in your business is unified communications, more effective remote access to applications and simplified usage of the applications. It has been enriched with a myriad of applications systems such...

11 Characteristics of a User-Friendly Website

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 21st 2014 - No Comments

I found this great article on website usability that I wanted to share. Several of these tips I mentioned in my presentation for SP24:  Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites – specifically the sections on information architecture, navigation, formatting, and usable forms. Keep reading to learn more. Web Design-11 Characteristics...

All #SP24 sessions are now available on demand!

by Wendy Neal - on May 19th 2014 - No Comments

If you were hiding under a rock and haven’t yet heard of the smash hit 24-hour virtual SharePoint Conference called SP24, or if you just weren’t able to attend all the live sessions on April 16-17, or even any of the replay sessions during SP24 Rewound last week, then don’t fret.  You can now watch all 98 sessions on-demand...

#SP24 session slides and SP24 Rewound

by Wendy Neal - on May 13th 2014 - No Comments

I just realized that although I uploaded my slides for SP24 to Slideshare shortly after the conference, I failed to update my blog with the details.  Well below are the slides for my session called Top 20 Usability Tips for SharePoint Sites. And also in case you missed my presentation on the day of the conference, the SP24 organizers... and #SP24 on Channel 9 at #SPC14

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 14th 2014 - No Comments

While at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas last week, I had the great pleasure of talking with Karuana Gatimu from Microsoft’s Channel 9 along with Bran Shannon (@bradshannon), Vlad Catrinescu (@vladcatrinescu), and Jasjit Chopra (@jasjitchopra) about the site. We shared the story of how the community...