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Free Office 365 for iPad eBook

Shameful plug…

My company, Eastridge, is giving away a free ebook on Office 365 & iPad. It’s full of great security and user tips if you use your iPad daily in your professional work.

Bookmarklet to Export SharePoint Web Part


I’m a huge fan of creating little browser bookmarklets that make my life easier. I’ve done this in the past for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013. For example by bookmarklet to sign in as another user or my bookmarklet to force the sign out of Office 365 of Windows Live.

This time a colleague required the ability to export a ListViewWebPart and used an old SharePoint 2007 trick. To make things even easier I give you a bookmarklet to simplify the process of exporting non-exportable web parts such as List Views.

To install this simply drag the link below to your favorites bar to create a bookmarklet that will work on any SharePoint 2013 site. Whenever you want to export a web part just click the link in your browser favorites and specify the GUID of the web part to export.

Export Web Part

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Solution for Content Type Hub Access Denied


If you’re using SharePoint Online and you’re trying to use the Content Type Hub you have probably come across the same problem. At some point you’ll realize that you can’t create a Content Type Hub because one has already been provisioned for you by Microsoft.

For those of you that are not aware your Content Type Hub is available at:

Great, so now you try to access the site collection but you quickly realize that you don’t have access. Boom. Access Denied. Continue reading →

2 Shortcuts for Signing out of Office 365


I don’t know about you but I probably have over 5 Office 365 accounts that I use on a regular basis. Between customer accounts, our company account, my personal account, trial tenants and preview tenants for new features that haven’t been released yet it gets really difficult to juggle the logins. InPrivate browsing really helps when you are managing just a few logins and of course you can always launch a different browser but that only gets you so far and ultimately you will end up seeing the screenshot below. Continue reading →

SharePoint and Internet Explorer 11


I’ve recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 which I must agree is a great improvement over the start screen and desktop interaction. While there are some new features the quality of life enhancements really make the upgrade worth it. One thing I didn’t expect with the upgrade was to receive a new version of Internet Explorer automatically.

Enter Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 has some great new features such as the new Developer Tools, better standards support and better HTML 5 video among other improvements. However, it also brings with it some problems using and working with SharePoint. Continue reading →

Why you really need to be considering moving your My Sites to SharePoint Online

This update has been out for a few weeks but still a lot of customers aren’t aware of these improvements.

In yet another service improvement that is rolling out to Office 365 Microsoft has again seriously stepped up their storage game turning the SharePoint Online My Site into an enormous cost saving storage option for businesses of all sizes and especially enterprises.

What’s New?

With the new service update rolling out Microsoft has announced the following changes:

  • SkyDrive Pro will be increased from 7GB to 25GB per person
  • SkyDrive Pro Quota is now manageable and can be increased to up to 100GB per person (for $0.20 / GB / month)
  • Users can now easily find documents shared with them just like the consumer version of SkyDrive
  • The individual file size limit has been increased from 250MB to 2GB per file
  • Default recycle bin retention has increased from 30 days to 90 days
  • Versioning is enabled by default with saving the last 10 versions
  • Exchange mailboxes increased from 25GB to 50GB
  • Site and resource mailboxes increased to 10GB (more than double)
  • Kiosk mailboxes increased from 1GB to 2GB Continue reading →