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You might have heard today that the new Boards (aka Pinterest) feature for Office Delve was released to First Release customers of Office 365.  I was lucky enough to have it show up already in a few of my tenants, so I thought I would share my initial experience. When you open Delve now, you’ll notice a new icon that says Add to board. Clicking on the icon will allow you to type the name of a new board or select an existing one.  Pick wisely as there is currently no way to remove the item from the board.  Nor is there a way to change the name of the board.  I suspect we’ll see this functionality in the future based on the product team’s new iterative development cycles. Once you have tagged your document, it will show underneath the document for all users.  Items tagged to boards are visible to all users.  However, the results are still security trimmed like everyt... (more)

Office 365 YamJams are a good place to learn about new features

Have you checked out one of the YamJams yet on the Office 365 Technical Network?  I’ve participated in the last few around new features in Office 365.  I found that I have been able to learn a lot about the topic at hand directly from Microsoft product team members. On September 10th, they had the Delve YamJam.  Here I was able to learn more about the new feature.  What excited me is that I was able to get some of my developer specific questions answered.  They did an excellent job. On September 29th, they had a YamJam about the new Office 365 groups feature.  Members of the prod... (more)

Using CAML To Deploy A Lookup Column Via Feature

This week, I needed to deploy lookup columns to some of my lists and as usual I wanted to avoid writing code at all costs.   As some of you may know, Kyle Kelin and I debate this topic often as he prefers a code approach.  I figured it had to be possible with CAML, but many claimed it was not even possible.  A few approaches showed up out there involving using code to modify the elements.xml file with your GUID, but that just wasn’t going to cut it for me.  One popular post on the topic by Josh Gaffey, started me in the right direction, but there were a few hurdles I ran into as ... (more)

Adding and Deploying Solutions with PowerShell in SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio 2010 makes it really easy to add and deploy solutions when you are developing, but you may eventually want to deploy those solution packages elsewhere right?  We can still use stsadm, but that is effectively considered deprecated now in favor of PowerShell.  In the past to add a solution, we used an stsadm command like the one below.  In today’s example, we’ll be working with a package called SharePointProject2.wsp on my server named sp2010. stsadm –o addsolution –name SharePointProject2.wsp To get started with PowerShell, run the SharePoint 2010 Management Console ... (more)

Year in Review: 13 SharePoint highlights for 2013

It’s been a big year and I thought I would take a moment today to cover some of the SharePoint highlights for 2013. 1) SharePoint moves to a “services-first” offering Wave 15 of Office brought us a number of new features to SharePoint Online including improved search, IRM, and more.  Although the SharePoint Online offering still doesn’t have features that on-premises has, we are moving into an era where Office 365 is going to be getting features before anything else now.  That means if you want the latest and greatest features, you should be using SharePoint Online.  A good examp... (more)