How to make a PowerApps activity feed via SharePoint search–Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series ActivityFeed

Background Hi and welcome to the second article that describes how to make a PowerApps-based activity feed based on SharePoint search results. Although I did this as part of a large real-world client project, because of confidentiality considerations I am utilising one of my daughters PowerApps to illustrate… 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

Trials or tribulation? Inside SharePoint 2013 workflows–Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Workflow

Hi and welcome to part 5 of my series of articles that take a peek under the hood of SharePoint 2013 workflows. These articles are pitched at wide audience, and my hope is that they give you some insights into what SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows can do (and… Continue reading

Rethinking SharePoint Maturity Part 3: Who moved my cheese?

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Maturity

Hi all Welcome to part 3 in this series about rethinking what SharePoint “maturity” looks like. In the first post, I introduced the work of JR Hackman and his notion of trying to create enabling conditions, rather than attribute cause and effect. Hackman, in his examination of leadership… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 6 – The unholy trinity of Latency, IOPS and MBPS

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Perf

Hi all Welcome to part 6 on my series in making SharePoint performance management that little more digestible. To recap where we have been, I introduced the series by comparing lead versus lag indicators before launching into an examination of Requests Per Second (RPS) as a performance indicator.… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 2 – So what is RPS anyway?

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Perf

Hi all I never mentioned it in the first post that the reason I am blogging again is I finally completed most of the game Skyrim. Man – that game is dangerous if you value your time! Anyway, in the first post, I introduced this series by covering… Continue reading

Demystifying SharePoint Performance Management Part 1 – How to stop developers blaming the infrastructure

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Perf

Hi all It seems to me that many SharePoint consultancies think their job is done when recommending a topology based on: Looking up Microsoft’s server recommendations for CPU and RAM and then doubling them for safety Giving the SQL Database Administrators heart palpitations by ‘proactively’ warning them about… Continue reading

Why can’t users find stuff on the intranet? An IBIS synthesis–Part 4

Hi and welcome to my final post on the linkedin discussion on why users cannot find what they are looking for on intranets. This time the emphasis is on synthesis… so let’s get the last few comments done shall we? Michael Rosager • @ Simon. I agree. Findability… Continue reading

Why can’t users find stuff on the intranet? An IBIS synthesis–Part 1

Hi There was an interesting discussion on the Intranet Professionals group on LinkedIn recently where Luc De Ruijter asked the question: What are the main three reasons users cannot find the content they were looking for on intranet? As you can imagine there were a lot of responses,… Continue reading