This is Part 5 of my series on 'My Users Don't Like SharePoint...' I've actually heard, at a customer site, while the speaker was unaware their SharePoint consultant was in the next cube, the following: Don't put it in SharePoint, you'll never find it again. It broke my heart... A fairy somewhere lost its wings...... Continue Reading →
My Users Don’t Like SharePoint Because They Can’t Do Anything!
This is Part 3 of my series on 'My Users Don't Like SharePoint...'Again, let's take the Ford Mustang metaphor from the opening post. I get my 2013 Mustang, and it's shiny and beautiful. It's new, shiny, has the new car smell, spotless. I make the decision that my kids are not allowed in it at... Continue Reading →
My Users Don’t Like SharePoint Because it’s a Complete Mess
This is Part 2 of my series on 'My Users Don't Like SharePoint...'Let's take the Ford Mustang metaphor from the opening post. I get my 2013 Mustang, and it's shiny and beautiful.I then welcome my three children into it, and let them have their way. We go to McDonald's, they get Happy Meals. I assume... Continue Reading →
My Users Don’t Like SharePoint…New Series!
SharePoint gets such a bad rap. I've been collecting thoughts, tweets and blog posts complaining about SharePoint, and I've discovered a common theme, or themes: Haters gonna hate; legitimate bugs or issues; and poor implementations. I want to tackle the one item I feel like we can actually do something about, poor implementations. Before I... Continue Reading →
Read Only users cannot access SharePoint via Web DAV
SharePoint has an alternative method for accessing it's files, and that is via a web standard called Web DAV. This connection type has been around a long time, and is supported by the web server. This connection type allows other applications, in my case GoodReader, to connect to SharePoint and access folders and files directly.... Continue Reading →
All People in SharePoint 2010
This post was originally posted on SharePoint 365, which has since been retired. SharePoint 2007 had this great little link when you were viewing permissions and groups called All People. This would give you a full list of all people who have logged into your site collection, including any sub sites. This was a fast... Continue Reading →
SharePoint Browser Support – All latest browsers supported… Really?
I came across Kirk Stark's blog post in which he discusses an update to Microsoft's documentation regarding SharePoint's browser support: Unless otherwise stated, all browser versions are supported. Period. For any third-party browser (including Google Chrome, Firefox, Apple Safari, etc.) we will support the latest publically released version. There is no more distinction regarding version numbers. Yyeeahhh! I can let my users... Continue Reading →
Finding a security management solution for SharePoint
I had the opportunity to assist a customer in their decision making process as they looked for a SharePoint security management tool.
My Chat with Jared Spataro on Socializing Outside of SharePoint
Yesterday there was a Facebook chat with Jared Spataro on enterprise social and SharePoint. He took questions on the social features within SharePoint, some general questions around social in the enterprise, and of course what can we expect in the upcoming version of SharePoint. I love the social aspects in SharePoint 2010: tagging, newsfeed, my... Continue Reading →
Using PowerShell to access SharePoint Sites, Users, and Groups
In this post I am going to dive into some of the basics of accessing your SharePoint sites using PowerShell. This is a pretty basic concept, but something that I think is worth knowing. Understanding the basics allows us to dive deeper into the more complex stuff. So let's start! On one of the SharePoint... Continue Reading →