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)
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)
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)
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)
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)