Setting SharePoint 2013 Workflow Permission at the Office 365 Tenant Level

One of the amazing things about the SharePoint Community is how willing participants are to share and help each other. Craig White asked a great question for how you might be able to have a SharePoint Designer Workflow create a subsite in a different site collection than where the workflow was running. He had posted […]

SharePoint Communications Sites for your Office 365 Adoption Site

For those of you who have been following my blog you will have noticed that the new SharePoint Communications Sites have been my new fixation. It seems that the rest of the SharePoint Community has certainly taken notice as well with webinars popping up comparing Communications Sites to Intranet in a Box solutions and some […]

Is Microsoft Flow the replacement for SharePoint Workflows?

I recently had the privilege to co-present a session on Microsoft Flow & PowerApps at the Microsoft Beyond US Roadshow in Hartford. I am a huge fan of Microsoft Flow and have done several sessions on showing how you can orchestrate data across Dropbox, OneDrive, SharePoint & Salesforce with clicks & not code. One of […]

Creating Google Charts with the SharePoint Search API

Recently I had a client ask me to build them some lightweight BI reports because their enterprise team was too consumed with other priorities. I started to think about pulling in a 3rd party JavaScript charting library since they mostly wanted to report against 1-2 columns of a list. However one of the challenges I faced was […]

The New SharePoint Framework Meets Corporate IT

As a consultant there are times where I am slightly disconnected from the “Corporate World”, which is honestly part of the draw. As consultants technology is the great enabler for providing clients with software & services in order to help them realize their business goals. So as a consultant we tend to gravitate towards both trends […]

Changing a site’s master page using REST via SharePoint Designer Workflow

As a follow-on to my previous post about how to create subsites using the SharePoint REST API, I encountered a scenario where a customized master page was already in existence and I needed to apply that to subsites created with my provisioning workflow. <insert quick note about Microsoft Patterns & Practices> Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices […]

Creating subsites using REST API from SharePoint Designer Workflow

I absolutely love SharePoint 2013 style workflows solely because of the Call Web Service action. It is hands-down one of the coolest features as it allows you to build some really amazing solutions. I’m documenting this for my own benefit but if you happen to be in the same boat trying to build your own […]

What’s in a namespace?

If you have attended any of my sessions on beginning Client Side Development you might have heard me talk about ensuring that you do not promote the public namespace. For SharePoint/O365 Developers who are starting to learn client-side the concept of namespaces are common in C#, but not as common in JavaScript. The whole purpose […]

SharePoint 2013 Client Side People Picker on Edit Form page

Recently I have been working on a project where I have added a Content Editor Web Part to an Editifs.aspx of a SharePoint List, and this references a JavaScript file which perform CRUD operations on a separate list. Just for some background – we went down this path because the primary list had too many […]