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 →


How to work with large lists in Office 365 SharePoint Online

What's a large list? Anything over 5,000 items. Why is this such a low limit? Great question, and Microsoft does a good job explaining it in their help documents: To minimize database contention SQL Server, the back-end database for SharePoint, often uses row-level locking as a strategy to ensure accurate updates without adversely impacting other... Continue Reading →

SharePoint’s Not Dead…. It Procreated!

SharePoint is amazing. It has been great over the years. Seeing it grow up from a basic document library to a robust fully featured enterprise portal and content management, with search, taxonomy features, modern development methodologies, BI, an App Store and so much more. Click the slides to watch the videos And then things got... Continue Reading →

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Connecticut, Nov 8th

I am very pleased to share that I'm speaking at SharePoint Saturday in Connecticut, on November 8th! More details: In my session we'll be disussiong Using SharePoint Online for your web site, it's more than just SharePoint. Using SharePoint Online is a great idea for most companies in need of a web site. SPO provides a lot... 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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Throw down: Salesforce Communities vs SharePoint Online

Salesforce Communities or SharePoint Online, what's right for you? They both boast collaboration, but which one works for you? My colleague, Marty Chang (Salesforce Architect, @martyychang, blog) and I will be battling head to head at the upcoming Boston SharePoint Users Group, July 9th, comparing the collaboration, user experience and mobility features of each platform. Register here!... Continue Reading →

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