Going Paperless

Back in 1975 Business Week published an article predicting the rise of the paperless office. Automation would replace manual tasks and jobs like book keepers and record keepers would disappear. This prediction was made at the very beginning of the personal computer revolution with companies like Microsoft and Apple in their infancy. The spreadsheet was yet to be invented and Microsoft Word 1.0 was still … Continue reading Going Paperless

SharePoint Online Mega Menu

Microsoft have added Mega Menu functionality to SharePoint Online making a significant improvement to the out of the box navigation functionality. The Mega Menu is only available on Communication sites at this stage, however if you have a Modern Team Site connected to a Hub Site (using the Communication Site template), the navigation does appear.  Navigation is configured on the Hub Site and then inherits … Continue reading SharePoint Online Mega Menu

Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Last week I did something I thought I’d never do again, install SharePoint 2013 Server. It had been a while and to make things a little more interesting the server was in a data centre with no internet access and no easy way of transferring files across. Here are a few things I learnt that I’m sure will be helpful if you find yourself in … Continue reading Install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2

Modern SharePoint Branding Resources

One of the big changes between classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint’s is the approach and method used to brand sites.  There are two levels of branding, one easy approach for basic branding and a more advanced feature currently needing developer skills. This wireframe shows the areas that can be customised in red. In this example I have included a mix of layouts, the top section … Continue reading Modern SharePoint Branding Resources

SharePoint and Nintex Workflow Error after July .NET Update 4457916 or 4457035

Do you have a SharePoint Server that has been patched with KB4457916 or KB4457035? These updates can break SharePoint’s Workflow Engine. This causes errors with both SharePoint Designer Workflow and Nintex Here are my notes based on this article:https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rodneyviana/2018/09/13/after-installing-net-security-patches-to-address-cve-2018-8421-sharepoint-workflows-stop-working/ Here’s the fix: Edit the SharePoint Web.Config file Path: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\sharepoint80\Web.Config  In the Web.Config file, find this section:    <System.Workflow.ComponentModel.WorkflowCompiler>     <authorizedTypes>       <targetFx version=”v4.0″> I added … Continue reading SharePoint and Nintex Workflow Error after July .NET Update 4457916 or 4457035

My first 10 Years of SharePoint

Ten years ago, I was working as a Systems Engineer in an IT services company. Back then a lot of the work involved implementing physical server hardware (HP ProLiant servers), installing and configuring Windows Server, network infrastructure and implementing Exchange and SQL Server. An opportunity came up to work on a project implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007) for a client. My only exposure … Continue reading My first 10 Years of SharePoint

Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing

Microsoft offer a wide range Office 365 plans to meet the needs of every organisation regardless of size, type and location. Whether you’re already a user or are thinking about using Office 365, understanding the subscription model will help ensure you make the right plan choices to get the best value over time. Office 365 subscriptions link a user to an organisations Office 365 Tenant. If … Continue reading Get the best value from your Office 365 licensing