SharePoint Newsletter

If you’ve found yourself reading this then chances are you’re interested in SharePoint. One of the real challenges of Modern SharePoint is keeping current. These days SharePoint doesn’t just mean SharePoint, it’s a combination of SharePoint and a wide range of Office 365 and Azure features that make up the tool kit. As a SharePoint Consultant I see a new wave of people either coming … Continue reading SharePoint Newsletter

Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

I needed to find a nice way to build a SharePoint Online Search solution for a marketing team recently. They had some requirements that weren’t easily achievable with SharePoint Online out of the box search options. This is where the React Search Refiners solution saved the day. SharePoint UserVoice has some good news about the Modern Search Centre, but it isn’t ready just yet, so … Continue reading Building a SharePoint Search Solution with React Search Refiners

Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

I was invited to speak at an event recently and decided to include a slide in my presentation on the things that can go wrong when building a digital workplace. I’ve made many mistakes in my career and sometimes claim to have a Degree from the University of Hard Knocks! This slide has sparked many conversations so I thought I’d blog about the slide and … Continue reading Building a Digital Workplace: What can go wrong?

Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search

Using the Microsoft Search admin centre to configure Bookmarks is a great way to improve the search experience for your Office 365 users. I’ve made a short video to show how bookmarks are added and where they show up and a where they don’t. Here are some ideas for the sorts of things you could create bookmarks for: Important company documents e.g. strategic plan, budgets, … Continue reading Adding Bookmarks to Microsoft Search

Create multipage SharePoint new item form with PowerApps

SharePoint Online allows you to customise a list forms using PowerApps. Creating a simple form is a piece of cake, but their are a few things you need to do when making a multipage form. Starting with a SharePoint list, choose the PowerApp option at the top of the list view. In PowerApps studio create a Screen for each section and then build your custom … Continue reading Create multipage SharePoint new item form with PowerApps

Azure Storage and SharePoint Migration Tool errors

I’ve used the SharePoint Migration Tool successfully on numerous occasions but this week I had a very unusual issue. In the SharePoint Migration Tool log file from a failed migration we found this error: Scan File Failure: The parent folder was not migrated 0x0111000F Failed to Read the file: Could not retrieve file’s metadata 0x01310007 For some reason the files could not be read, it … Continue reading Azure Storage and SharePoint Migration Tool errors

New Zealand Microsoft User Groups

I’ve collated a list of active Microsoft focused user groups in New Zealand. User Groups are a great way to meet people in the community, learn new things and start a career as a public speaker. These groups are free to attend! (let me know if I’ve missed your group and I’ll update this list) Auckland .NET User Group https://www.meetup.com/AKL-NET/ Auckland Azure User Group https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Azure-Usergroup/ Auckland … Continue reading New Zealand Microsoft User Groups