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My Microsoft Collaboration Predictions for 2016

Well 2015 is nearly completed and it was what I would call a GREAT year for Microsoft and their collaboration platforms. Jeff Teper is back in charge and things really picked up speed. Before we talk 2016, let’s talk about 2015.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Changes to Sharing in SharePoint Online

There has been an update that I have seen in Office 365 in the options you get when trying to share content.  Previously when sharing something, you had the option to select a permission level and put the user(s) into a specific SharePoint Group.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Adjusting Email Notifications For SharePoint 2013 Task Lists

When looking at the settings of a SharePoint 2013 task list you no longer have the option to enable email notifications.  This used to be found under List Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Send e-mail when ownership is assigned. 

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Exporting SharePoint Group Members to Excel Without PowerShell

I was at a client recently and was not allowed to run any powershell commands but needed a list of accounts that existed in a SharePoint Group in a table format.  I also was not allowed site collection administration permission.  I tried a few different options in which trying to manipulate the list view of the group and using Excel data connections to get back to SharePoint but no option worked very cleanly.  

What I ended up using was a REST call to get the users and then downloading the XML response and opening it with Excel.  Use this link to learn about the available REST api’s for users & groups

Here are the steps….

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

InfoPath 2013 for Office 365 ProPlus

InfoPath 2013 is sticking true to the continuing support statements that were made about the software by releasing a standalone version.  For anyone who was running the Office 365 ProPlus edition of Microsoft Office, it was not possible to also run InfoPath.  Thankfully this has now changed and the standalone version can run side-by-side with Office and is now available to download from Microsoft.

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SharePoint Summit 2015 Materials

I had the chance to participate in Concurrency's first ever SharePoint Summit that crossed multiple cities in the Midwest.  There was awesome audience participation with some great questions. It was ...

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Issues Moving SharePoint Access Apps Between Farms

I hit an issue recently that was a little tricky in regards to Access Services and SharePoint 2013.  (Not Access Services 2010)  The issue arose when saving an Access app that was created in a develo...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung