Modern Web Parts in SharePoint Online

I wrote another guest article over on the AuroraBits blog, going into some detail on each of the current  web parts (as of late September 2017 when I wrote it) for SharePoint Online Modern pages. Actually, there was so much material and detail that it turned into a two-part post, which I broke down by…

SharePoint: Modern Lists and Libraries

I wrote a guest blog post over on the Aurora Bits site, about the user experience in SharePoint Modern lists and libraries… By the way, while you’re on the Aurora Bits site, I recommend checking out their FlyView tool for SharePoint. It’s a very cool SharePoint navigation tool, giving you a dropdown/flyout navigation system, complete…

Flow: Copy a Team Flow

The Microsoft Flow team announced yesterday that the “Save As” feature is now available for Team Flows. It was previously only available for your own Flows. The use case might be a Flow you shared with your co-workers so they could run it on demand, and then you find that an additional, similar yet different,…

Flow: Tweets about events

As part of my “Power to the People” session (presented at SharePoint Saturday Pittsburgh, several events in South Africa, and SPS Caribbean), I demonstrate a Flow which creates an item in a SharePoint custom list when there’s a tweet containing a particular hashtag (for example, a tweet about the event at which I’m speaking). This…

Around the Office 365 – Flow and PowerApps

My good friend Tracy van der Schyff (Office Servers MVP) has been blogging recently about Flow and PowerApps as part of her Office 365 blog-a-day challenge. Some posts are information/reference, some are walkthroughs. Below are links to those posts, but please check out the rest of her blog as well – it’s a crazy challenge, and…

Using the SharePoint Online Content Type Hub

This article walks you through using the SharePoint Online Content Type Hub to create and publish a content type for use throughout your tenant. This gives you a consistent structure for items of a specific type. You can learn more in general about content types in this Microsoft article. SharePoint Online Content Type Hub Unlike…

2 Guys and SharePoint podcast – SharePoint Nomad

I was excited to be interviewed by Alistair Pugin for his South African SharePoint podcast this week while I’ve been in Johannesburg… You can listen to it on SoundCloud here! While you’re at it, check out Alistair and Rod’s podcast site for more great episodes! [November 2016 update: I’m no longer working for Lightning Tools,…