Why SharePoint Development Rocks!

Body: A version of this blog post first appeared in SPTechWEB on August 12th “Hello Newman…. er, SharePoint” When it comes to SharePoint, haters are gonna hate and there’s a lot of hate out there for SharePoint development, and why not? It’s complicated, messy, temperamental, and can frankly drive you just a little bit insane. What other technology gives you 573 ways to development the exact same piece of functionality? How often have you developed and tested your code only to find it doesn’t work in production for some asinine reason? If I were Jerry Seinfeld, SharePoint would be my Continue reading Why SharePoint Development Rocks!

Creating a Parent/Child List Relationship in SharePoint 2013

Body: So, yes, it’s time once again for my vNext obligatory Parent/Child list relationship post! Can you blame me though? The second post I ever wrote was on the subject and it’s still one of my most read even though it’s so old that the video links are dead. Thanks archaic video hosting site, whoever you were. Anyway, of course one of the first things I had to do was see what the differences were between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 on this topic. You know what I found? Luckily, for the purposes of creating a parent/child list relationship the Continue reading Creating a Parent/Child List Relationship in SharePoint 2013

Yay! Did SharePoint 2013 finally decide to be consistent with Lookups?

Body: So, all of us client side developers were having a heck of a time dealing with setting and getting the value of lookup fields in SharePoint because the field changed from a “select” to an “input” when a lookup list had more than 20 items.  This blog should refresh your memory on that: Setting SharePoint Lookup Lists w/ jQuery (+/- 20 items) Luckily it looks like Microsoft decided to be consistent in SharePoint 2013 and it seems to always use a select (at least it’s still a select after 57 entries). So, if you want to read the value Continue reading Yay! Did SharePoint 2013 finally decide to be consistent with Lookups?

The Value of Enterprise Capture in Simple Terms

Body: The following is a Sponsor Spotlight post from SharePoint Saturday Ozarks platinum sponsor Kofax. Please take a moment to show your appreciation to great companies like Kofax for making events like SharePoint Saturday possible. – Mark In a recent study by AIIM[1], it was revealed the number of SharePoint implementations using capture solutions is low; much lower than it should be. Why is that the case? Especially when capture has proven to show a return on investment (ROI) in under 18 months, and often in less than 12 months. How many other IT projects deliver that kind of ROI? Continue reading The Value of Enterprise Capture in Simple Terms