Office Development MVP / Office 365 & Azure Development


SharePoint Designer is a handy application when you want to do quick modifications to your site. Like for example creating a data view web part. When you are working with XSLT and want to create your own templates, it is useful to know the returned SOAP message (XML output). This is something SharePoint Designer does not provide.


A few days ago I moved one of my personal domains to Office 365. One of the things I noticed is that you can create new documents without the need of a client application, everything is done by the Office Web Apps. Create documents This is only possible from the Home page of Office 365.


Some time ago a client asked me if you could create a view where all the documents are grouped on the folder name. The folders were used to set the permissions on documents, so they could not be removed. As you probably will know, folders could not be used in views to group documents.


Clients that migrate from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 may miss the old My Links functionality in their “new” environment. In SharePoint 2007, you had the option to add sites to your My Site by clicking on a link in the User Context Menu. My Links Functionality in SharePoint 2007 In SharePoint 2010 this option is not there anymore.


Yesterday I worked on a Dutch SharePoint 2010 site, and noticed a layout difference between a Dutch (1043) and an English (1033) site. Height difference between a Dutch and an English site. As you can see there is a height difference (s4-titlerow) between the two sites. I examined the CSS to see which attributes were causing this height difference.


Problem When designing a SharePoint Designer workflow for a Dutch site, an error occurred when I used a language specific **Start Approval Process **action. The error only tells you that the workflow will not work: “Errors in the workflow prevent it from functioning correctly”. It only highlights the Approval Process in red.