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What’s New in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

Written by Craig Butler on March 19, 2013

By SharePointKG – Kenny Gordon Workflow in SharePoint 2010 The workflow in SharePoint 2010 was somewhat clunky and cumbersome leading some organizations to adopt robust third party tools in order to automate their complex business processes. These tools often require a substantial investment. The workflow experience in SharePoint 2013 is much improved and features several…

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Preparing for a SharePoint 2013 Upgrade: Benefits of Analyzing Your Environment – Part 1

Written by Craig Butler on March 14, 2013

By Janice Uwujaren Effectively introducing SharePoint 2013 to an existing SharePoint 2010 environment can present many challenges and obstacles such as the potential need to upgrade or buy new hardware, operating systems, and databases. Performing a readiness review by analyzing your current SharePoint 2010 implementation is vital to a successful SharePoint 2013 upgrade. When properly…

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eDiscovery Overview in SharePoint 2013

Written by Craig Butler on March 12, 2013

  By Pete DiChiara eWhat? One of the lesser-hyped features in SharePoint 2013 is the eDiscovery functionality and the improvements made to it. For those not familiar, eDiscovery is the method followed for preserving electronic documents and communication for use in the legal system’s discovery process. Given that SharePoint (and while not the topic of…

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SharePoint 2013 – Branding the Top Bar and the Importance of Browser Testing

Written by Craig Butler on March 5, 2013

By Trace Armstrong The SharePoint 2013 upgrades are numerous but the one area that received a huge facelift is branding. The Design Manager as well as the HTML5/CSS3 compatibility gives developers a wide range of design choices in their SharePoint projects. However, one question that has come up with several clients is do they have…

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SharePoint 2013 Apps

Written by Craig Butler on February 27, 2013

By Matt Ingle Microsoft has introduced a new way to develop solutions for SharePoint. Beginning with SharePoint 2013, we now have the “App Model”, based on web standards like HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, OAuth 2.0, and OData. MSDN describes an app as a solution that carries a light footprint and uses standards-based technologies. A light…

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The Power of HTML5 and CSS3 in SharePoint 2013

Written by Craig Butler on February 1, 2013

By Trace Armstrong SharePoint 2013 has brought many changes in how developers build & implement branding packages. The biggest changes are the abilities to implement HTML5 and CSS3 and the Design Manager. Using these development tools, SharePoint Branders can build dynamic, unique designs for their environment. HTML5 contains new features such as: 1) The <video>…

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PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By Tim Rooks PowerPivot is the self-checkout aisle of business intelligence. Install the free PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2010 and you can import, tabulate, summarize, and otherwise slice and dice data from multiple external sources, and you don’t need a separate BI engine like SQL Server Analysis Services. Develop data models, complex calculations, and create…

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Document Monitoring in SharePoint 2010

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Simon Williams SharePoint document libraries can be used to contain related folders and documents. Recently, I was gathering information from an Access database stored in a SharePoint project documents library. The database was updated frequently and not on a fixed schedule; continually checking the Modified Date to ensure I was working with the latest…

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Retrieving MAX or MIN from SharePoint Lists in Reporting Services

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

I recently needed to retrieve the most recent date from a MOSS List using SSRS. SSRS has its own MOSS List connection type that uses XML to query the data, rather than SQL. The XML query does not allow for MAX or MIN functions but I was able to retrieve the most recent date as…

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