Category: SharePoint War Stories

Evangelism in a Hostile Land

It may be hard to believe, but there are still organizations out there where “SharePoint” is a dirty word. Maybe they haven’t upgraded, maybe–and this is worse–they do have a SharePoint Site but it’s been badly managed, acting as little more than a badly-setup document storage bin. Users see no reason to switch from their […]

SharePoint Workflow Best Practices

Note that I will add some screenshots in the near future. Comment if there is something that I should expand on. Automation is key to streamlining business processes to really leverage SharePoint and get a good return on investment in configuring SharePoint.  Most of the workflows you may have already seen were simple and only […]

SharePoint Permission Pain

<rant> I just need to go off for a minute.  I just got off the phone with a “SharePoint guy” for the leadership for some potential work that I am not going to do.  These individuals do not know or understand SharePoint from the fundamental understanding of how they’d like to use it for the […]

SharePoint Testing

I just realized I’d left this unpublished from a few weeks ago. This should have been published before my trip to SharePoint Saturday Atlanta. —-BREAK—- So I’m working with a new client again, and I’m seeing what I’ve often seen with other previous clients: test sites and test lists and even testtesttest2 lists. This drives […]

Metadata vs Folders

I just came across a group post on LinkedIn this morning about the use of folders in SharePoint document libraries. I made a decent response via my phone, but I wanted to make a proper post. Current best practice for SharePoint – few folders or no folders? The last time I looked at SharePoint architecture […]

Hidden Titles

The primary purpose for me to start this blog was to highlight a few of those war stories I’ve got of saving the day. I will leave the names of the clients I’ve had out of this.   So here is a rather recent event. A whole lot of us were on a rather large […]