SharePoint Tips & Tricks

Allow Anonymous Access for SharePoint 2010 and IIS 7

2014-06-25T08:30:06+00:00 June 25th, 2014|

I recently ran into a problem with Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010. It was setup correctly in Central Administration – on the site, the Anonymous user had access, and in IIS, the site had Anonymous Authentication allowed.  And yet, for some reason, I still could not get in anonymously. […]

SharePoint Headache: Change in ‘Wait for Field Change’

2014-06-05T08:38:13+00:00 June 5th, 2014|

With every new version of SharePoint, there are expected changes. Some changes are minor, some are major; some you’ll never notice, and some are just frustratingly trivial. So, what do I mean by frustratingly trivial? These are changes that, at first glance, seem minor and inconsequential, but in truth lead [...]

PowerShell Tip: Empty SharePoint Site Collection Recycle Bin

2014-05-29T08:30:29+00:00 May 29th, 2014|

Saving time, once again, with PowerShell Have you ever ended up with a very large number of items in your SharePoint Site Collection recycle bin? Sometimes, certain projects that involve migrations or large changes can fill up your bin with all of the items that didn’t make it to the [...]

Add Images to a List Web Part in SharePoint 2010

2014-05-07T10:41:55+00:00 May 7th, 2014|

I was recently working on a request to have Images appear in the announcements Web Part for SharePoint 2010. At first, I figured this was a simple enough task – just add an image to the page, right? Well, I fell down the rabbit hole looking for the best way to [...]

How to Install SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1

2017-11-27T12:38:32+00:00 May 5th, 2014|

As many of you have heard, Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013… again. To be clear, they originally released the SP1 patch toward the end of February this year. They soon realized, however, that the installation of the first release created some issues which [...]

Troubleshooting SharePoint 2013 Web Analytics

2014-04-18T09:45:55+00:00 April 18th, 2014|

Examining SharePoint’s Popularity Trends & Popularity and Search Reports   Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 is now known as Popularity Trends, and, in SharePoint 2013, it’s known as Popularity and Search Reports. The rename comes at a time when Microsoft moved the analytics functionality to be a part of the [...]

Optimizing the SharePoint 2013 Approval Process

2014-04-14T08:52:10+00:00 April 14th, 2014|

Including how to create a link directly to the edit form of the requested item Although there is a built-in approval process for SharePoint 2013 in SharePoint Designer 2013, I prefer not to use it. On approval processes I create for Fpweb.net, the approval occurs directly on the list item’s [...]

How to Install & Configure SharePoint 2013 Workflow

2017-11-27T12:50:17+00:00 April 7th, 2014|

SharePoint 2013 offers many improvements over previous versions of the platform. Some of those are very apparent, and some are not so much. In fact, there are a handful of new features that almost seem to be hidden by the OOTB (out-of-the-box) installation. One of these not so apparent features [...]

Document Sets in SharePoint Server: Finally an ECM feature for the masses!

2014-04-02T08:30:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|

In SharePoint, the Document Set is a powerful Enterprise Content Management Feature hidden in SharePoint Server that most power users don’t know about or haven’t implemented yet. This feature which bundles Office documents into a single malleable unit has a myriad of applications which can improve your process efficiency.  Let’s [...]