How’s the weather? Using a public API with PowerApps (part 2)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series OpenAPI

Introduction Hi again This is the second half to a post that will use the OpenWeatherMap API in PowerApps. The business scenario is around performing inspections. In the first post I gave the example of a park ranger or plant operator, both conducting inspections where weather conditions can… Continue reading

Glyma is now open source!

Hi all If you are not aware, my colleagues and I have spend a large chunk of the last few years developing a software tool for SharePoint called Glyma (pronounced “Glimmer”). Glyma is a very powerful  knowledge management solution for SharePoint 2010/2013, that deals with knowledge that is… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya This is the second post in some articles aimed at demystifying the SharePoint “apps” model for the strategic or business focused user. In case you are not aware, Microsoft have gotten a serious case of “app fever” in recent times, introducing the terminology not only into SharePoint,… Continue reading

So what is this newfangled apps model anyway and why do I care? (part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Apps Model

Hiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really excellent material is out there on the apps model (not to… Continue reading

Help me visualise the pros and cons of hybrid SharePoint 2013…

Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, organisations are increasingly procuring services that are not hosted locally, much… Continue reading

Rewriting the knowledge management rulebook… The story of “Glyma” for SharePoint

Send to Kindle“If Jeff ever leaves…” I’m sure you have experienced the “Oh crap” feeling where you have a problem and Jeff is on vacation or unavailable. Jeff happens to be one of those people who’s worked at your organisation for years and has developed such a deep working knowledge… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–conclusion and reflections

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all In case you have not been paying attention, I’ve churned out a large series of posts – twelve in all – on the topic of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows. The premise of the series was to answer a couple of questions: 1.  Is there enough workflow… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 12

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all, and welcome to part 12 of my articles about SharePoint 2013 Workflows and whether they are ready for prime time. Along the way we have learnt all about CAML, REST, JSON, calling web services, Fiddler, Dictionary objects and a heap of scenarios that can derail aspiring… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 11

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi all, and welcome to the penultimate article in what has tuned into a fairly epic series about SharePoint 2013 Workflows. From part 6 to part 8 of this series, we implemented a workflow that made use of the web service calls as well as the new looping… Continue reading

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 10

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi there and welcome back to my series of articles that puts a real-world viewpoint to SharePoint 2013 workflow capabilities. This series is pitched more to Business Analysts, SharePoint Hackers and generally anyone who might be termed a citizen developer. This series shows the highs and lows of… Continue reading