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Bookmarklet to Export SharePoint Web Part

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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

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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:
https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/contentTypeHub

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

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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

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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 →

Enabling Excel Survey in SharePoint Online Team Sites

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SkyDrive in SharePoint Online has a new feature called Excel Surveys. Microsoft has blogged and discussed this new feature a fair bit on the Excel Team Blog but also when it comes to Excel Surveys for SharePoint Online. Adding this feature to SharePoint Online keeps parity with the SkyDrive brand being both “SkyDrive Pro” aka My Site for SharePoint Online and SkyDrive for personal use. The question that I ran into and couldn’t find an answer online is: How do I create a survey in a team site within SharePoint Online? Continue reading →

Optimizing SharePoint 2013 Development Environments

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SharePoint 2013 is VERY resource hungry and some of us are stuck with development environments with just 16GB of RAM. In order to actually develop in these conditions we must throttle services and be very careful how we configure our development environments. I’ve written a PowerShell script that will run through many of the optimizations that can be done and pre-configure them. You could say I’ve optimized the optimization. Continue reading →