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The Benefits of a SharePoint Hybrid Environment

Brian Feldmann

SharePoint Hybrid Environments offer flexibility for businesses that are not ready, able or willing to move all of their existing content to SharePoint Online. Whether it is because of current customizations, third-party solutions and integrated legacy applications that aren’t available or supported, or it is due to regulatory and compliance restrictions, hybrid environments may be the answer for an organization weighing the benefits of moving to the Cloud.
Hybrid Environments let businesses migrate content that they want to move and can move to SharePoint Online while keeping the rest on-premises and ties the two together. For the end user, the experience is unified and seamless. Hybrid Environments can be useful for many scenarios including Gradual Migration, Regulatory Restrictions, Unified Search, Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and Business-to-Business (B2B) Extranets.

New SharePoint and OneDrive Capabilities Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

On May 16th, during the SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft unveiled a new wave of innovations that build upon the vision they set forth last year to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new generation of mobile and intelligent intranets.
Customers’ successes inspire Microsoft and illustrate how SharePoint and OneDrive in Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to share with confidence, transform business process, inform and engage the organization, and harness collective knowledge. May 16th’s announcements make it easier than ever for you to drive these outcomes and accelerate your digital transformation. For even more insights, read Jeff Teper’s post, “SharePoint Virtual Summit showcases growth, innovations and customer success.”
Here’s a recap of the headline announcements that Jeff covered in his blog, and the broader set of innovations Microsoft highlighted during the SharePoint Virtual Summit.
Share with confidence
OneDrive lets you share files…

Introduction to Power Apps (Part I)

Sean Keaveny

Microsoft Power Apps is a brand new release which allows the user to quickly create low or no-code business applications for the PC, tablet, or mobile devices. Microsoft PowerApps is an enterprise level software service created to connect, create, and share business applications. It offers the ability to connect to data from an on-premises server or SaaS services securely, as well as the ability to build cross-platform applications very quickly. By accessing an exposed connection to a repository, and using the templates provided to us from Microsoft, a developer can produce a sophisticated application in less than an hour.
In this blog post, I will show you how to:
1. Use PowerApps to connect to SalesForce, SQL, or SharePoint
2. Setting up a new PowerApps application
3. How to Design Your PowerApp Application
4. How to Add / Delete Entities
Microsoft PowerApps can connect you to…

SSRS Error After Cumulative Updates Applied

Brian Zebarth

After installing windows updates, SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 and the March 2016 Cumulative Update some users reported a problem with SSRS reports. They were receiving the following error message.
“Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: The item ‘http://sharepoint/sites/SiteName/LibraryName/FileName.rdl‘ cannot be found.”
The error was occurring sometimes as soon as they clicked the link to the RDL file and sometimes the report viewer would come up and the error appeared when attempting to run the report.
I reviewed the ULS Logs and found the following errors:
“Cannot find site lookup info for request Uri http://webservername:12345/{guid}/ReportExecution.svc.”
“Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: The item ‘http://sharepoint/sites/SiteName/LibraryName/FileName.rdl‘ cannot be found.;”
I did some research on the errors and found a few posts from people who had similar issues and they had success deleting and re-adding the Reporting Services Service Application. I decided I didn’t want to do that if I didn’t have to so I thought I would try…

Your Intranet in Your Pocket – The SharePoint Mobile App for iOS is Now Available

Tallan Partner

Last month, Microsoft unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint, and today they’re pleased to release the new SharePoint mobile app for iOS. Install it now and take your intranet with you—your intranet in your pocket. Stay connected to important content, sites, portals and people from across your intranet while on the go. The SharePoint mobile journey starts now. This is a first step, and Microsoft is excited to continue to build on what we’ve started. Let’s dive in to the details.
Watch this episode of Microsoft Mechanics with Andy Haon, principal group program manager on the SharePoint engineering team, for an in-depth look at the SharePoint mobile app:
The SharePoint mobile app
The new SharePoint mobile app helps you keep your work moving forward by providing quick access to your team sites, organization portals and resources, and even a view into what the…

Add a simple form to a List View in SharePoint

Brian Zebarth

Have you ever wished you could add a button or a simple form to a list view in SharePoint? Client Side Rendering using JSLink makes it easy. Of course you could add some JavaScript in a  Content Editor Web Part but you don’t have the same direct access to the list data and doing that also causes the ribbon to disappear until the user clicks on the List View Web Part which can be confusing for your users. JSLink allows you to add JavaScript to the page without causing this behavior. There are other advantages also, depending on how you choose to implement it.

Recovering a SQL Database Marked ‘Suspect’

Overview
If you’ve ever had to develop for SharePoint, you’ve likely had to develop using virtual machines from time to time.   Given the sheer size these VM’s grow to, I generally keep them on external drives.
Yesterday, I accidentally pulled the USB 3.0 cable for my external drive before my machine went into sleep mode while the VM was still running.  When I booted back up, I was met with the following error message in SharePoint:

I launched management studio and found the following:

Solution
Luckily, my colleague Brian Feldmann had been through this before and helped me find a solution to bring back a Suspect database.

Embedding Power View Reports Into Your Blog/Site

For all of you out there who have had challenges with embedding your Power View dashboards into your public-facing websites, here is the fruits of my labors attempting to and finally achieving success in doing just that. There’s no new revelations here, consider this to be more of a compendium of all the important information that’s out there on this subject.
Making your Power View Report Available to the Public
This was one of the biggest challenges I encountered. While there are many examples of how to create a guest link, all the resources I found did not give the full picture of what you need to do to make this possible.

Managed Properties (Limitation) in SharePoint Online

Reddy Kadasani

With the new SharePoint Online being touted as the SharePoint platform for the future a number of organizations are planning to move to the cloud and leverage SharePoint online for collaboration and enterprise content management. One of the powerful features in SharePoint 2013 (and SharePoint online) is the new search engine. When you start working with SharePoint online you will encounter a number of differences between how on-premises SharePoint and SharePoint online are administered. One of these is how you work with Managed Properties.

User Impersonation with SharePoint

Brian Feldmann

Recently I had to create a custom web part where all users needed the ability to fill out a text box with some feedback and then submit it to a list where it could be reviewed. This is a pretty simple control to implement if the users that will be submitting the form have “Contribute” permissions on the list that the form will be submitted to, but what happens if users with “Read” permissions should also have the ability to fill out the form?
Fortunately, SharePoint makes it super simple to write custom code that can impersonate other users.

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