Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

Creating a Flow from a SharePoint Online document library reveals a template “request managers approval for selected file” Flow. Once configured, a Flow becomes available form the Flow menu that send starts and approval process, however it is missing one key feature. It doesn’t actually approve a draft item and publish it. SharePoint document libraries have a feature for authoring draft documents and then publishing. … Continue reading Flow Approvals with SharePoint Document Publishing

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

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

SharePoint Migration File Share to Cloud

Moving from file server based document storage to SharePoint Online opens a world of capability for users. Lower barriers to working remotely, better collaboration internally and externally, document management functionality, better compliance and many would argue better security. Before you begin Before you start the migration it is important to develop a plan. Is your infrastructure up to scratch? Do you have the licensing you … Continue reading SharePoint Migration File Share to Cloud

Upload files to SharePoint Library Subfolders with PowerShell

There are a number of ways to upload files to SharePoint, but every now and then I get asked to do something a bit different. In this case it was to migrate files from a database into SharePoint. The database had a file path reference with documents stored in a file structure on Windows file share. Success would see over 80,000 documents transferred into just … Continue reading Upload files to SharePoint Library Subfolders with PowerShell

SharePoint Error 401 Listdata.svc

I recently had an interesting issue with an OData connection to SharePoint 2013. The connection that had been working perfectly stopped due to authentication failure (error 401). If I navigated to the URL in the web browser I was prompted for authentication but the credentials weren’t accepted, any other parts of the site worked perfectly OK. To troubleshoot the problem I tried connecting to the … Continue reading SharePoint Error 401 Listdata.svc