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Thanks for making my usability session at Collab365 the top session!

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 9th 2015 - No Comments
Top session at Collab365

The stats have come in for the Collab365 Global Conference and I’m honored and thrilled to learn that my session, Enhance the Usability of Your SharePoint Site with JSLink, was the top session at Collab365 right after Jeremy Thake’s keynote! It just goes to show that usability continues to be a very hot topic, and it also...

Product Review: Reflex Reporting – Easily Create Reports from SharePoint Lists

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 26th 2015 - 3 Comments
Product Review: Reflex Reporting – Easily Create Reports from SharePoint Lists

Reporting in SharePoint using out-of-the-box methods is not a great experience. You’re only able to access a single list, and you can’t aggregate your reports across multiple sites very easily. Your reports or views can break if a field is changed or removed. And while you have some basic sorting and filtering capabilities, you can’t...

Add a color picker to your SharePoint list using JSLink

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 22nd 2015 - 6 Comments
Add a color picker to your SharePoint list using JSLink

Have you ever wanted to add a color picker to a field in your SharePoint list? When I was creating my GTD Dashboard solution I had a list that contained a hex color code field that I would later use to dynamically style another list using that color value. Now I’m pretty savvy in graphic design programs and can easily extract the...

Enhance the Usability of Your SharePoint Site with JSLink #Collab365 #C365114

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 7th 2015 - 26 Comments

Thanks to those who attended my session today at the Collab365 Global Conference. As stated in the session, normally when you think about enhancing the usability of your SharePoint site, JSLink isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The idea for the session came about as I was putting together my GTD Dashboard site template that...

Join me at the Collab365 Online Global Conference #collab365

by Wendy Neal - on Sep 22nd 2015 - No Comments

Next month I’ll be presenting a session at the Collab365 Online Global Conference event! Collab365 is your gate​​way to ​​​24 hours of SharePoint, Office365, Azure learning and more! And the best part is, due to the generosity of the event sponsors, it’s totally free for attendees! I’ll be presenting in the...

SharePoint calculated column formatting a date that is null

by Wendy Neal - on Aug 25th 2015 - 6 Comments
SharePoint calculated column formatting a date that is null

A few weeks ago one of my blog readers sent me a question regarding SharePoint calculated columns. He was trying to format a date column and it was working fine as long as the date wasn’t blank, or null. However when the date was null, he was getting some unexpected results. I thought I would share the solution here on my blog...

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...