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Office 365 and the Content Type Hub

The concept of Content Type publishing became a possibility in SharePoint 2010 using a new feature called the Content Type Hub.  In this scenario you could create a site collection, activate the cont...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

SharePoint Designer Custom Actions

User acceptance is very important in a SharePoint solution.  There are features in SharePoint that you can use to provide faster or more effective ways for employees to get their work done.  One such...

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Interact with list fields based on SharePoint Group

A very common question that is asked around the SharePoint community is about the ability to interact with item forms. These forms are how users view and edit items in a list. Changes to these forms ...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

The return of ULS Viewer

Some good news was announced over the weekend for all SharePoint Administrators & Developers; ULS Viewer is alive again! This is a handy tool that was released years ago and then discontinued. We wer...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Not folders or metadata, why not folders & metadata?

SharePoint is built and ready for content management but it can be a challenge to take advantage of the tools it provides. The question of whether folders or metadata should be used is a question tha...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 rereleased!

As I mentioned in a previous post (Don't install SharePoint 2013 SP1 just yet...) Microsoft had taken down the ability to download service pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013.  As of today (4/22) it ha...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Don't install SharePoint 2013 SP1 just yet...

Microsoft has taken down the ability to download the newest service pack 1 release for SharePoint 2013 with the following statement: Notice   We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pa...

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung