Wendy Neal

Wendy Neal is a .NET SharePoint Developer for DMI and a founding partner and community representative for SharePoint-Community.net. A regular speaker at industry and user group events, she is also a regular contributor for CMSWire.com and discusses all things SharePoint (and sometimes bacon) on Twitter at @SharePointWendy.

Product Review: harmon.ie Collage – Increasing Worker Focus and Productivity

by Wendy Neal - on 5 months ago - 1 Comment
Product Review: harmon.ie Collage – Increasing Worker Focus and Productivity

In the age of increasing digital overload, business users find themselves constantly being distracted with too much information coming from multiple systems. An organization may use many different systems and cloud-based apps to store related information, such as Outlook for emails, Office 365 for document collaboration, Salesforce as...

Product Review: harmon.ie Collage – Bringing a New Outlook into Your Business

by Wendy Neal - on 10 months ago - No Comments
harmon.ie Collage – Bringing a New Outlook into Your Business

The user experience for employees in today’s digital workplace is very app-centric. An organization may use Outlook for their emails, Office 365 for sharing and collaborating on documents, Salesforce as a sales and customer relationship management tool, and ZenDesk for help desk tickets. Currently this equates to one app for each...

Product Review: harmon.ie One – Streamlining Workplace Collaboration

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 4th 2016 - No Comments

As SharePoint matures at a lot of organizations, companies want to be assured they are realizing an adequate return on their investment. Efforts to increase user adoption and information worker productivity are getting more traction and visibility. Companies also want to make sure that important information and documents are very easy...

How to create user-friendly, engaging SharePoint sites (no coding needed!) #Collab365

by Wendy Neal - on May 14th 2016 - 3 Comments
How to create user-friendly, engaging SharePoint sites (no coding needed!) #Collab365

Thanks to everyone who attended my session at the Collab365 Summit global online conference on Thursday, May 12. There were lots of great questions and discussion in the chat room. It was a very interactive audience. The Summit was a three-day conference that spanned IT Pro, Developer, and Business User topics. There were some great...

I am speaking at the Collab365 Summit this week

by Wendy Neal - on May 9th 2016 - No Comments
Speaking at Collab365 Summit

I’m very excited and thrilled to be speaking at the Collab365 Summit global online conference held on May 10-12, 2016. The Summit will be streamed live from Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, and includes a wide variety of topics related to SharePoint, Azure, and Office 365. The conference is completely free to attendees,...

Sponsored: Enhancing SharePoint with Content360°

by Wendy Neal - on Apr 19th 2016 - No Comments
Harvest Technology Group

SharePoint has become a leading collaboration tool for businesses of all sizes all over the world. Nearly 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies now rely on SharePoint to empower their employees and teams to work together in real-time across multiple departments and locations. While SharePoint has multiple business applications, including...

How to Improve Usability and Drive Productivity in SharePoint/Office 365

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 17th 2016 - No Comments
How to Improve Usability and Drive Productivity in SharePoint/Office 365

Join me for a FREE webinar with CardioLog Analytics on Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 pm eastern. During the webinar we will discuss one of my favorite topics – improving SharePoint usability – and how doing that affects user adoption as well as overall productivity. The full abstract for the webinar is below: How to Improve...

Access denied error when programmatically starting a SharePoint 2013 workflow

by Wendy Neal - on Feb 19th 2016 - 2 Comments
Access denied error when programmatically starting a SharePoint 2013 workflow

Sometimes your SharePoint workflow refuses to start. Like the time I tried to programmatically start a SharePoint 2013 workflow within a timer job. When the timer job ran, the workflow attempted to start but ended in a Canceled state. When clicking the information icon from the Workflow Information page, I got the following (partial)...

My 2015 Year in Review

by Wendy Neal - on Jan 1st 2016 - No Comments
Wendy-Neal.com: My 2015 Year in Review

Have you ever wondered where the time has gone? As you sit reflecting back on the past day, week, month, or year, do you think “Wow, time went by so fast! What happened?” (I find myself saying every Sunday night, “Where has the weekend gone?!”). And that’s exactly what I’m thinking right now. I literally...

How to easily block annoying JavaScript popups on the iPad

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 8th 2015 - No Comments
How to close rogue JavaScript popup window on iPad Safari

The other day my daughter’s Safari browser on her iPad was stuck because she couldn’t close one of the tabs. It was some bogus web site with a popup message that said she had contracted a virus and to call a certain phone number so they can help troubleshoot. At first I thought she had gotten some malware or even actually...