Getting the default document icon using Office 365 SharePoint REST API

If you assumed that SharePoint's REST API would return the document icon for your document by default, you'd be wrong. If you don't assume that, then you're smarter than me. Come to find out there is a separate API to call to get the icon. The REST API to get the icon is'filename.pdf', progid='', size='0')... Continue Reading →


Vertical Promoted Links in SharePoint 2013

I had the pleasure of helping out Veronique via SPYam. It’s a great use case for the promoted links list!

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SharePoint 2013 has nice little tiles called Promoted Links to link to stuff all over your sites.  However, they all display horizontally when you add them to your page. Silly Microsoft for not providing us the option to list them horizontally or vertically in the first place – but thank you SharePoint community for providing the work-around, (and specifically in this case, David Lozzi)! :)  I love copy / paste code!!  Learn how to do this from our discussion on Yammer – thanks for your help David!

promoted links vertical and horizontal


Post Blog Update : So it seems not everyone is on Yammer.  Instructions and code copied and pasted below for your convenience. :)

<style type=”text/css”>
.ms-promlink-body {width: 170px }
.ms-promlink-header {display: none}

Drop it into the Edit Source bit of the Content Editor Web Part on the page to make it work.  If the web part is too wide, insert it into…

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Installing SharePoint 2013 Foundation

Come along with me on a small adventure into the world of free SharePoint. Yes, free! SharePoint Foundation 2013 is technically free (well, included in your existing Windows licenses) and can do a whole lot for you without needing to spend significant amounts of money on Server editions. I am going to walk through a mini-series... Continue Reading →


A Non-Developer’s Intro to the Developer Toolbar: Other Cool Stuff

This is part four of my mini-series, part one covered element inspection, part two covers scripting and part three covered performance. In this, my final post, I will cover some of the other neat things the developer toolbar does for us. I may get a little deeper than a non-developers point of view. All of the items below... Continue Reading →


There’s more than meets the eye: Differences between SharePoint’s Oslo and Seattle master pages

If you've been looking at the neat new masterpages with SharePoint 2013, and playing around with changing them, you can quite easily see a difference between the two options: Oslo and Seattle. Seattle is what we're used to with SharePoint 2010: left nav and a top nav. Oslo moves the left nav to the top,... Continue Reading →


A Non-Developer’s Intro to the Developer Toolbar: Performance

Sorry for the delay in getting this last post in, it completely skipped my mind. This is part three of my mini-series, part one covered element inspection and part two covers scripting. In this post, we will look into some of the performance tools available to the developer toolbar in Internet Explorer. This will allow... Continue Reading →


Slide Deck: Don’t Upgrade to SharePoint 2013! #BASPUG

Last night I had to great privilege to share why I think you shouldn't upgrade to SharePoint 2013 at the Boston SharePoint User Group. No, I'm not an anti-Microsoft guy, I love SharePoint, especially 2013. I wanted to walk through what it's going to take to upgrade, all of the costs (infrastructure, customizations, training, etc)... Continue Reading →


A Non-Developer’s Intro to the Developer Toolbar: Scripting

Last week, we started in on a basic into to accessing your site's elements via the Developer Toolbar. This week, we will cover scripting with the Developer Toolbar, and all of its wonders. :) Don't worry, we're not going to actually write code, well, maybe one or two really simple lines of code. Trust me,... Continue Reading →


SharePoint Browser Support… Improved with 2013, really?

I wrote a post a little while ago about Microsoft's boasts on supporting all browsers in SharePoint 2010. The fact is, SharePoint 2010 does not. What about SharePoint 2013? Let's see: Right off the bat, I see this when using Chrome, but not in FireFox. I went ahead and ignored it and tested out some items... Continue Reading →


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