“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...

XpoLog – Turning Log Data into Action

by Wendy Neal - on Jun 29th 2015 - No Comments
XpoLog – Turning Log Data into Action

XpoLog, a privately held software company and recent receiver of the “Cool Vendor” title from Gartner Inc., has created a tool that truly understands log data, unlocks its hidden value, and helps companies find, troubleshoot, and visualize critical information, whether in local storage, or in the cloud. With its unique technology,...

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...

Upcoming Webinar: Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 18th 2015 - 2 Comments
Webinar: Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption

Next week, Andreas Grabner of Dynatrace and I will be co-presenting a webinar on SharePoint performance, usability, and user adoption. Please join us on Thursday, March 26 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.  You will need to register for this event. For more details, the complete abstract is below: Please join us as we speak to two SharePoint...

Product Review: Dynatrace – Application Performance and User Experience Management

by Wendy Neal - on Mar 6th 2015 - 2 Comments
Dynatrace – Application Performance and User Experience Management

Many organizations use SharePoint as a tool for managing documents, collaboration, or even an all-out Intranet.  As SharePoint becomes more mature in an organization, it’s beginning to become more of a business critical application.  Companies are placing more and more content, business processes, and functionality into it, perhaps...

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...

The Real Cost of Usability

by Wendy Neal - on Feb 25th 2015 - No Comments
The Real Cost of Usability

The other day I read an article on CMSWire.com that really resonated with me. The article stated that one of the reasons that the current perceptions of IT performance by executives is so low is because IT doesn’t understand the value of usability. As a usability buff, I heard myself shouting out loud, YES! The article also states...

Access Denied when activating a feature in SharePoint

by Wendy Neal - on Feb 13th 2015 - No Comments
Access Denied when activating a feature in SharePoint

I recently wrote a custom SharePoint timer job and had no problem deploying it to my development environment using Visual Studio. But when I deployed to my production server and then tried to activate the feature through the site collection user interface, it failed with an “access denied” error. I’ve run into this same...

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