Tips to entertain your users while PowerApps gets their data, i.e. loading screens

Depending on where your data lives, it may take a few seconds for that data to display in the PowerApp. There is nothing that drives users more nuts than just staring at a screen as it does nothing, wondering if it's frozen or broken. PowerApps does have that useless little loading dots thing at the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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: http://www.spsevents.org/city/ct/ct2014 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 →

Before You Make SharePoint Public

Today I presented at the first 24-Hour SharePoint Conference! Thank you all for attending. My session was prerecorded, which was a little odd to record a session without an audience, but it was worth it. I had a lot of fun doing it and I had a great turn out. Thanks again for joining! You can watch it... Continue Reading →

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