Automatic Parent/Child List Relationships for Large Lists in SharePoint

Maybe another title for this blog post would be “Setting lookup fields when you get the ‘This is a lookup column that displays data from another list that currently exceeds the List View Threshold defined by the administrator (5000).’ Error”. Yeah, large lists are a pain in SharePoint. You can be trucking along for months, everything working great, happy users, life is good and then BAM… you create that 5001st entry. List views break, look up fields break, your world becomes painful. And what’s the right response?? The obvious answer is “don’t create large lists”, but unfortunately we live in Continue reading Automatic Parent/Child List Relationships for Large Lists in SharePoint

Renewed for Microsoft MVP in 2016!

I woke up the morning of July 1st to the email I will now be anticipating for hopefully years to come. This was my first MVP renewal and even though I had no reason to believe I wouldn’t be renewed there’s always that “what if…” in the back of my mind. I’m grateful to Microsoft for giving me the opportunity to be an MVP for another year; to learn and hopefully grow, and to add more value to the community and my clients. Now that I’ve been an MVP for a year I have a much better understanding of what Continue reading Renewed for Microsoft MVP in 2016!

Integrate Your Office 365 Video Portal with SharePoint Online

One of the cool features of Office 365 is the Video Portal. Using the Video Portal you can create different channels, upload your videos (almost any format) and Office 365 will process those videos and allow you to stream them without forcing your users to download them or wait forever for them to start playing. Whether you want to store training videos, messages from your CEO, marketing materials, or bootleg movies the Office 365 Video Portal makes it easy for users to view your videos. The problem is that if you are in SharePoint and want to view a video Continue reading Integrate Your Office 365 Video Portal with SharePoint Online

Multiple Lines of Text Fields in Document Libraries in SharePoint

It never fails, after YEARS of using SharePoint I can still be bitten by little things I simply never encountered before, it can be quite humbling honestly. I was working in SharePoint Online today when I was entering data into a multiple lines of text field in a document library. When I went to save the changes I suddenly saw an error I’d never seen before “This field can have no more than 255 characters.”  Say what???? It’s a MULTIPLE LINES OF TEXT field! 255 characters?? When I first saw this I had assumed that Microsoft had slipped in another Continue reading Multiple Lines of Text Fields in Document Libraries in SharePoint