Posts for SharePoint 2013

Where is “Create Custom List” in SharePoint 2013?

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - January 30, 2014

Users keep asking me how to create a custom list in SharePoint 2013. However, they are not asking for details and secrets of custom list functionality or settings (since this is very similar to previous versions of SharePoint). What they mean is: “I don’t see a menu option or a…

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Managing document library versioning settings with Governance Toolkit for Office 365

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - January 27, 2014

Have you ever wanted to: enforce version control make checkouts obligatory for all the documents in your site collection, without changing the settings for each document library manually? This blog post is about our product Governance Toolkit for Office 365. I will explain how to use the product to perform…

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SkyDrive Pro Sync to Office 365 (SharePoint Online) in Google Chrome

SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - December 9, 2013

If you are using latest version of Google Chrome and Office 365 (SharePoint Online) you probably noticed that the SkyDrive Pro sync will not work out of the box. Here is what you need to do, and unfortunately you will have to do it for every new browser session: Navigate to…

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Governance Toolkit for Office 365

Office 365, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - September 30, 2013

It’s been a while since I posted something here, but we were very busy with our newest product: Governance Toolkit for Office 365. So what is this about? GovKit365 is the younger brother of our successful product Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint. In recent years we have witnessed a number of companies moving to…

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Google Apps vs. Office 365 – personal experience

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - July 8, 2013

Acceleratio was founded by Frane and me in 2009, and back then we have decided to run our business on Google Apps.  In 2009 Google was the only major player to offer an integrated collaboration suite in the cloud:  Mail (GMail), IM (Google Talk), Voice (Google Talk) and Collaboration (Google Docs and Google Sites).…

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Users with privileged access to the entire SharePoint farm?

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - June 13, 2013

Use case: We recently worked with one of the world leading IT audit companies. They had a project to audit a SharePoint farm security for a customer. One of the key things they wanted to check was: “Who are the users that have privileged, admin access to the entire SharePoint…

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How to show file path inside a SharePoint Document Library view

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - May 2, 2013

I recently created a view in a document library that shows files modified in the last 30 days. We use a number of levels (folders) in this document library so I wanted to indicate in which folder a modified file was stored. Here is how you can do this. This…

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How do I check out a document in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 5, 2013

We recently upgraded our company to Office365 from Google Apps (more details in another post). Our colleagues from Marketing Department never used SharePoint in real production so I received an interesting question: “Toni, how do I lock a document so no one can change it while I do?” The answer is, you need…

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Display full name in Sharepoint Designer workflows

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 4, 2013

Use case: You have been given a task to create an email notification from your workflow that contains full name of the user who created certain item, along with some other information that is irrelevant to this blog post. While creating workflows in SharePoint Designer you will quickly notice that…

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How to configure uniform Document Library settings for entire site collection in SharePoint Online

Office 365, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 2, 2013

Recently, we finally migrated all our content to SharePoint Online (Office365). Microsoft really did a great job with their infrastructure and optimizations. SharePoint works great in the cloud. When deploying our new intranet portal I defined the following rule for Document Libraries: Each should be visible in Quick Launch Major…

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