Tag archive for ‘SharePoint 2013’

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...

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...

Handy Tip for Testing SQL Connectivity

by Wendy Neal - on Jan 31st 2015 - No Comments
Handy tip for testing SQL connectivity

I was recently trying to troubleshoot why my custom SharePoint application could not connect to a database, and I found this great tip on the ASP.Net forums that I wanted to share for when you can’t or don’t want to install SQL Management Studio onto the server. First a little back story:  My application is pulling some financial...

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...

My slides for SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities #SPSTC

by Wendy Neal - on Nov 24th 2014 - 2 Comments

On Saturday, November 22 I presented a session at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities called “25 Usability Tips for SharePoint 2013/SharePoint Online Sites.”  I want to thank everyone who attended my session, it was definitely a packed house! I have a passion for web site usability in general, and over the years I’ve noticed...

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...

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...