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Don’t install Office 2016 Preview if you need to use InfoPath

InfoPath is deprecated and removed when you install Office 2016 Preview. This is by design is a known issue, according to Microsoft. Since Microsoft just released InfoPath 2013 if you have Office 365 ProPlus, you would think that you can just reinstall InfoPath 2013. But you cannot. This is expected to be fixed. So – […]

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Office 2013 Themes

​In an effort to distract myself from Troy having left for SPS Nashville without me, I began playing with my new install of Office 2013. I noticed one big difference right away – the theming. You get three. Three. White, grey or gray. But you also get these nifty little “backgrounds” that you can add […]

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How to Find Out What InfoPath Fields Have Changed

Ever get this message when you open an InfoPath form to edit? One or more fields in the SharePoint list have changed. Do you want InfoPath to update the set of available fields? You may need to modify your form view to add or remove the updated fields. Most of the time, you can just […]

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Error: No exact match was found

​I had just finished some significant upgrades to an InfoPath SharePoint list form and moved it to production when users of the form started to have this validation error: “my:PersonOrGroupFieldName Error: No exact match was found” In my upgrade process, I had changed one of my existing Person or Group fields from allowing the selection […]

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What if [Me] is a Group?

One of the most common views asked for on a SharePoint list is the “Assigned to Me” view. But what if “Assigned to Me” is really “Assigned to Me” or “Assigned to My Group”? I have struggled with this one for custom lists for a while now. Short of custom DVWPs which I have done, […]

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Adding newsfeed to an upgraded SharePoint Team Site

​Found a great little post about how team sites look before and after an upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. In the article, it mentions how to turn on the newsfeed (something that is included with NEW SharePoint 2013 team sites). I had already figured out that the newsfeed was a feature called "Site […]

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When is a Member not a Member?

When they are part of a new SharePoint 2013 team site. A funny thing happened on the way to SharePoint 2013. The members permission group we all know and love got a very significant permission upgrade. If you open up a new SharePoint team site, you will notice that the members group now has a […]

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Presents in the mail are always welcome!

I opened my door this afternoon to find a copy of Plain & Simple Microsoft SharePoint 2013 sitting on my porch. What a surprise. This book was such a blast to edit and to see it in print, all colorful and formatted, just blows me away. Since I’ll be talking about 2013 Community sites in […]

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The Perfect Storm (InfoPath, Versioning and Rich Text)

Update April 1, 2015 Microsoft apparently issued a hotfix for this issue in June of 2013. If this is your problem – then get the hotfix here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817395 I have a SharePoint list with a custom InfoPath list form, versioning turned on (3 major versions only), and 3 multi-line text fields that are defined as […]

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SharePoint Designer (SPD) Workflow is not Updating

I have seen this come up twice within the last few months on the MSDN forums, so I thought I’d write a note about it. My problem was with SharePoint Designer 2007;a few years ago, but the issue seems to present in SharePoint Designer 2010 also. Problem: Modifications to a workflow in SharePoint Designer (SPD) […]

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