I just added another post on the Sharegate blog about the SharePoint Cross-Site Publishing Features and the Product Catalog especially. I have always wondered why I needed the catalog since the Search Web Parts I had available were already so powerful. I decided to deep dive into it and explore the features of the Product Catalog completely to see if it was worth while.
Check out the post on Cross-Site Publishing and the SharePoint Product Catalog.
I have been working with SharePoint 2013 for a while now and have been loving the Content Search Web Part. This new Web Part is only available for SP2013 Enterprise though. Unfortunately, not everyone can use it. It is also unavailable for Office 365. My quest was to see if there was an alternative to the Web Part, the one that came to mind was the Search Results.
You can find the original article here
In my latest article on Reasons SharePoint Migration Fail, I got a lot of very good feedback on the content presented. I decided to turn it into a Presentation. Hopefully this can be of some help to some of you looking at SharePoint 2013 in the near future and not sure what to watch out for. Again these are my thought and are not guaranteed for everyone in the world. But it should be an interesting presentation to look at.
I provide some useful links at the end of the presentation but I am not sure if they are clickable so here they are:
Supported Migration Scenarios
Introduction to SharePoint 2013
What might not work after you upgrade
Tools and Techniques to create a simple Governance Plan
Planning a SharePoint Migration
What’s new with SharePoint Analytics
Using the Content Search Web Part to Roll Up Sites
In the past I covered 2 articles on the new SharePoint 2013 Composed Looks and Preview Files that mention theming and how it works:
Step-by-Step Create a SharePoint Composed Look
Understanding and Creating a Master Page Preview File
In those articles I talked about the new theming engine and how to create your own new Composed Look which was pretty cool. I also mentioned a tool that would help us build our SPCOLOR file or basically our theming file.
Our goal is to provide new color possiblities or “palettes” for the power user to choose from. Don’t forget that you can place these anywhere you want when building your own custom master page. Themes are not just for the out of the box look and feel. If I create my own Master Page and decide to allow the Power User to change the color of the top bar only, I can.
The new SharePoint SPCOLOR file builder tool
I have been waiting for this for a while, it was announced during a session at SPC12 in Vegas but never saw the day of light. This should be in everyones SharePoint Install in my opinion.
You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38182
Well I won’t lie, I feel like a 5 year old on Christmas day.
I woke up on Monday morning, which I took off for a long weekend. The memory will forever be engraved in my mind, comfortably seating on my couch laptop on my lap and phone on the table. I see my phone light up from a distance and see the beginning of an email… “Congratulations 2013 Microsoft MVP!” and I remember telling myself “wait what?” and jumping on inbox from my laptop.
When I got back from the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen, I couldn’t resist… I had to talk about it. So I did a little video that does a very short recap of the events.
Obviously there was a lot more going on but I didn’t want to do a 3 hours long video
Hope you enjoy this recap:
So the conference is over and you are still in Copenhagen. Well, so am I!
A few other SharePoint people are sticking around and we decided to perhaps get together and make it an exploration day. It’s always better in a group!
I have heard a few suggestions but there is no official plan yet so feel free to make suggestions when we meet. If there is something you absolutely want to see I am sure no one will object J
The few places:
-The Mermaid (bottom of the list for most)
-Meat district in the evening (turns into restaurants and bars with bonfires in middle of the street)
-and more that I can’t think of
Usually I would set up a meetup but since you need an account and I am not sure everyone is comfortable with that or tweeting with the right mention or hashtag I thought an eventbrite might work.
Register for the event http://espc13explore.eventbrite.com
And I will send out emails tonight and tomorrow morning to make sure no one is left behind.
We will also be meeting on last day (today) of conference in community area 4:15pm