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SharePoint Append Changes to Text Column Issue

​ Recently while doing some work for a client of ours, we got the request to check why the Comments field data kept getting erased whenever a new comment was added. This was the first time I'd ever come across this problem, but after a few tests I realized why this had started happening. Applyi...
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Microsoft To-Do Explained

​ Microsoft have released a new application called Microsoft To-Do which might get you a bit confused as to why this application has come out when they've already done something similar with Microsoft Planner. Well Microsoft To-Do seems to be a more scaled down application which allows one to set ou...
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Case Study #4: How SharePoint can be customized

Enter case study 4. Today we will be taking a quick peek at how SharePoint can be customized to suit your requirements. We will be looking at what the vanilla site looks like compared to a fully customized site. Plain lists vs Lists with a bit of nifty CSS added to give them a bit of life.Pre-Custom...
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Reasons to Choose Office 365 SharePoint

 As our company started to grow, it was immediately evident that we were lacking systems for each department and function in the company. Even the simple things, such as taking notes for an incoming lead/customer, needed an upgrade.We were writing down the information of pieces of paper, which ...
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Case Study #3: New Product Development Form & Processes

In today's case study, we are going to look at the processes a client needed streamlined. This process however is a bit more complicated than the previous two case studies we've done so far as not only does it involve SharePoint and InfoPath but SharePoint Designer too. As always, I will explain th...
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Case Study #2: Leave Application Form & Process

Welcome to our second case study. Today we will look at yet another paper form turned into something magical using both SharePoint and InfoPath again. This time we are looking at one of the most popular forms when it comes to choices made by our clients, the Leave Application form. It's very import...
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Case Study #1 Customer Concerns & Upliftment

Enter our first case study, we will look at one of our clients whom use to rely on doing everything manually. This meant there would be large amounts of paperwork and bigger chances for said paperwork to get lost. The massive amount of paper used in the industry sector today is not very healthy for ...
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Create Forms in SharePoint 2013

Forms are an intricate part of many organisations as they feed information into business processes that allow the organisation to manage day-to-day processes. Forms are used for internal processes such as hardware and software acquisition as well as externally for collecting information on a new pot...
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SQL Server and Access 2013

Access 2013 web apps feature a new, deep integration with SQL Server and SQL Azure. In Access 2010, when you created a web application on SharePoint, the tables in your database were stored as SharePoint lists on the site that housed the application. When you use Access 2013 to create a web app on S...
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The Future of InfoPath 2013

​InfoPath 2013 is a Form Design Application that allows the user to create their own personal forms using already built rules as well as custom code. One of the best features to InfoPath 2013 is the fact that it allows you to fully customise your form. InfoPath 2013 is not only limited to just form ...
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6 Advantages that SharePoint provides!

#1 - Centralised AdminSharePoint allows you to easily and effectively control and maintain the entire the platform. SharePoint Managers can access applications, set system settings, monitor bridges, change general settings and use configuration wizards all from one location.#2 - Customisation Provid...
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The Benefits of SharePoint 2013

The Benefits of SharePoint 2013   Microsoft SharePoint has been around since 2001 and is used by 80% of the Fortune 500 businesses. It wasn’t until 2007 that businesses started harnessing the power of online collaboration. Organizations are able to easily control cost and reduce the risk associ...
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Why Choose SharePoint Over Other Business Software Like Google Business Apps

Why I Choose SharePoint As a business owner and dabbler in all things technical, I am always curious about what technological solutions exist that could unclutter my business and my life. Before embarking on my own journey into the business world, I had no clue as to how I would go about managing th...
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Form Basics - How to Make Form Sections Look Good

The following article is based on an InfoPath form but can be used for forms designed in any program that uses tables. Eg: Word, Excel, Joomla Articles, etc. Start with a single table (1 cell) as your base. Make it the correct width of the required place its going to end up. In other words if its go...
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Advantages/Disadvantages of a Company Intranet

A Company Intranet is a collection of private networks within a organisation that is for internal use only and cannot be accessed by the public from the internet. Like all things a Company Intranet has its advantages and disadvantage, I will explain what these advantages and disadvantages are below....
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​How to Avoid Shaunet - the Android Malware that roots your phone...

Okay, the quick version - Shaunet is Android Malware that roots your phone so that you can't get rid of it even with a Factory Reset. For the long version, see this excellent article from ExtremeTech...Being primarily Adware, Is not terribly malicious in itself, but it certainly paves the way (or ma...
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Autonumber with SharePoint and InfoPath 2013

AutoNumber 0501The Internet is a wonderfully vast & everchanging place where one can find ALMOST anything about ALMOST everything. Emphasis on the ALMOST. InfoPath, like the Internet, has experienced constant change and revision as it's moved from version to version. While InfoPath never naitively supported th...
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What is SharePoint: SharePoint 365 Explained

On many occasions we have been asked to explain what SharePoint Systems is and what it can do. On just as many occassions that question has left us wondering whether we should schedule a week long meeting with the client to indulge in the power of the platform, or to rather just let the custome...
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SharePoint Online – A Developers Opinion

As a long term SharePoint Developer, I have vast hands on experience with both On-Premise SharePoint Servers as well as SharePoint Online, mostly within the Office 365 environment. From a Developers aspect (as well as a Solution Provider) my opinion varies on which is "best" depending on the end us...
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