Microsoft Build 2016 Day 2 – Azure, IoT, Xamarin, Office Productivity, the Global Developer Community

Day 2 started with another great keynote, this time lead primarily by Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud + Enterprise, Scott Guthrie and Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Applications and Services Group, Qi Lu. Building upon Day 1, today gave participants an even deeper understanding of Microsoft’s investments in Azure, Office 365, Xamarin and […]

Company Collaboration: The Leading Force of Success

Recently Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) asked me and a few others to help collaborate on a community-based survey on measuring collaboration. One might ask, how did our collaboration measure? Pretty good I think, the survey, “Measuring Collaboration Success“, was recently completed and published online. This survey aims to help answer three points, how do we as […]

Yammer Rolls Out Seamless Activation in Office 365

This last Monday, Juliet Wei, Sr. Product Marketing Manager of Yammer at Microsoft made an important announcement for all Office 365 tenants with a Yammer subscription. Yammer will be automatically activated without any assistance required by their tenant’s administrators. If you are already a member of the Yammer Office 365 Network, you can read Juliet’s […]

California has a new Microsoft MVP!

2016 is going to be a great year. I had a fun, quiet evening last night and woke up feeling as I have many January 1st’s. Another day, another year. But not this year. This year, this 1st, is different. Like most others, I have the day off so I slept in past 7, grabbed […]

Move the SharePoint 2013 Notification and Status Bar in HTML Master Pages

A while back I wrote a series of posts on customizing the modern SharePoint Ribbon (SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013 and now SharePoint 2016). Let’s continue this series after a long break with a look at the notification and page status bars (notification bar). The notification bar is included by default in the Seattle and Oslo […]

SharePoint 2016 Preview and Version 16 Branding Elements

About once every three years we SharePoint geeks get an odd kind of gift that we get in an odd kind of digital package. Just like a child waiting for days, weeks or more, looking at that shiny new gift under the Christmas tree, we eagerly await the next version of SharePoint. Remember when we […]

SharePoint 2016 Preview Released – A First Look at Branding

Exciting news on the SharePoint 2016 front, Microsoft announced the availability of the public preview for SharePoint 2016 yesterday. Check out Bill Baer’s post on the Office 365 blogs regarding the release including where you can go to download the preview if you want to learn more. Wait, why should you need the download link? […]

Content Query Webpart Hacks – Reference the ItemStyle in ContentQueryMain

Let’s look at another Content Query Webpart (CBQ) hack, following up on my previous post on a CBQ method to access the webpart title in your XSLT. As before, this next hack will also work in SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010 (and 2007 for the truly brave souls). One of my pet peeves with […]

Way Back Machine – Content Query Webpart Hacks – Reference the Webpart Title in a XSL Style Sheet

Content search in SharePoint Online (and SharePoint 2013) is powerful and all, but sometimes the good-old Content Query Webpart (CBQ) is much easier and quicker to configure, and even customize (sometimes), for certain types of content rollups. Or possibly there are other search restrictions that require a specific project to revert to the trusted CBQ. […]