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SharePoint calculated column nested IF statement tutorial

by Wendy Neal - on Aug 4th 2015 - 1 Comment

Writing IF conditional statements in SharePoint calculated column fields are not like you would write using a traditional programming language structure.  In an earlier blog post (Fun with SharePoint Calculated Columns), I showed how to take a real-world example and create a complex nested IF formula. Webucator has taken that blog post...

Full video for my #SPBiz15 GTD Dashboard presentation is available

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 12th 2015 - No Comments
Speaking at SPBiz SharePoint Business Virtual Conference

Many of you have been asking me if you can re-watch the full video from my session at SPBiz last month (Create a GTD Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done).  I’m happy to say that there are three ways you can view the session. (Oh, and you can also download the site template that I demoed in the session and customize to meet...

Download the GTD® Dashboard Office 365 site template!

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 5th 2015 - 18 Comments
Download the GTD® Dashboard Office 365 site template!

The GTD Dashboard site template that I demonstrated at the SPBiz conference in my session called Create a GTD® Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done is now ready for download! Getting Things Done (or GTD) is a set of principles created by David Allen to help you capture, clarify, and organize all the stuff you have going on in your...

“This web template requires that certain features be installed, activated, and licensed” error when creating Office 365 site from custom template

by Wendy Neal - on Jul 5th 2015 - 5 Comments
"This web template requires that certain features be installed, activated, and licensed" error when creating Office 365 site from custom template

Creating reusable site templates in Office 365 is a great way to make sure that your subsites are consistent and uniform. Last month I created a site template from one of my Office 365 sub sites, and when I tried to create a new site from it in a different Office 365 site collection, I received the following error: This web template requires...

Create a GTD® Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done #spbiz15 #spbiz103

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 17th 2015 - No Comments
Create a GTD® Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done #spbiz15 #spbiz103

Today I presented my session Create a GTD® Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done at the SPBiz Conference.  There were some technical difficulties when I tried to switch from my slides to the browser in order to do the live demo (the demo Gods were not kind to me today!!). Fortunately, Paul was able to switch over to my recorded...

Speaking at SPBiz SharePoint Business Virtual Conference

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 5th 2015 - No Comments
Speaking at SPBiz SharePoint Business Virtual Conference

Wow I can’t believe that the SPBiz SharePoint Business Virtual Conference is only 12 days away! I meant to blog about it much sooner. SPBiz is a virtual online conference running two days on June 17th and 18th.  With some great speakers presenting over 60 sessions, SPBiz will bring insights and knowledge of SharePoint and Office...

Slides and video from webinar Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption

by Wendy Neal - on Apr 9th 2015 - No Comments
Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption

On March 26, Andreas Grabner of Dynatrace and I co-presented a live webinar titled “Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption: Usability and Performance.” If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, or if you just want to see it again, the slides and video recording are below. Here are the slides: Driving SharePoint End-User...

How to Create a User-Friendly Issue Tracking List in SharePoint 2013

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 2nd 2015 - 3 Comments
How to Create a User-Friendly Issue Tracking List in SharePoint 2013

As a proud memeber of the European SharePoint Community, I recently recorded a video for their How To with SharePoint 2013 video series. The video I created is called How to Create a User-Friendly Issue Tracking List in SharePoint 2013. Synopsis: SharePoint lists and libraries out-of-the-box are very powerful, and with each new version...

Creating pages vs. sub sites in SharePoint

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 13th 2014 - 28 Comments
Creating pages vs. subsites in SharePoint

Whenever I’m speaking about or conducting basic SharePoint user training, there is usually some confusion surrounding the use of pages vs. sub sites. I frequently get questions like “What is the difference between a sub site and a page?” and “When should I use a page vs. a sub site?” In this post I will explain the difference...

Take a Look Inside Office 365 [Infographic]

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 2nd 2014 - No Comments

I ran across this Office 365 infographic on the Evoke IT blog the other day.  It does a nice job of summarizing what Office 365 is, all the pieces that make up Office 365, and describes each piece. For example, Office 365 can be your office from anywhere. If you have a Wi-Fi connection or phone coverage you are literally a click away...