Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Quick Tip: Adding an Active Directory Group Through the Permissions Web Service

September 27, 2012

When working with the addpermission method from the permissions.asmx web service, you have the possibility to add permissions to a list or site for users or groups. When you specify a group as permissionType, you could only specify a SharePoint group that exists on the site. You are not able to specify an Active Directory group, but that does not mean that it is not possible.

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How to Create a Master Page that is Available for the Composed Looks

August 16, 2012

In this post I will show you how you can create a new master page that can be selected in the Site Layouts menu when you are changing the look of your site (Site Settings > Change the look). One part that I did not cover yet, is the Site Layouts option in the Composed Looks (Site Settings > Change the look > Select a composed look) and how you can add other layouts to it.

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Creating a New Font Scheme for SharePoint 2013 Composed Look

August 9, 2012

In my previous post I described how you could create a new color palette for SharePoint 2013. In this post I will describe how you could easily change the font scheme of your website by creating your own font scheme file. The first thing you need to do is download an existing font scheme from the theme gallery (Site Settings > Themes).

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Creating a New Color Palette for a SharePoint 2013 Composed Look

August 3, 2012

One of the new functionalities in SharePoint 2013 is that themes are split up in multiple files. Color Palette files; Font Scheme files. When you want to create a new color palette in SharePoint 2013, you can start by going to Site Settings > Themes. In the theme gallery click on a color palette (ex.

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Themes and Composed Looks in SharePoint 2013

August 3, 2012

A lot has been changed in the new version of SharePoint when working with SharePoint themes. One of the biggest changes is that it no longer works with Office themes. In SharePoint 2013 they split up all the design elements, which makes it more powerful than in the previous versions. Right now you have two different things:

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Making an Image Gallery from the Asset Library: Part 2

August 2, 2012

In the previous part I showed you how to manipulate the Asset Library Thumbnail view, so that it could be used as image gallery. In this part I will do a small update to the code, so that the first image will be used for the gallery. Adding gallery images In the first part I created a gallery section which looked like this:

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