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

Easy Digital Signatures in SharePoint

It never fails, we’ll have a client ask for digital signatures in SharePoint. Whether it is the person approving a contract, picking up a package, or signing in a guest; digital signatures are always in demand. It doesn’t matter that SharePoint stores the modified date and name of the person who created/updated an item. There’s something about a physical signature that gives someone a sense of security. Or maybe the person who needs to sign is not the current user? Maybe it’s a guest signing into the office? Maybe it’s an employee going to the receptionist to pick up a Continue reading Easy Digital Signatures in SharePoint