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.

Create a New Document Using Office Web Apps

September 30, 2011

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.

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Group Items on Their Folder Name Inside a SharePoint Library

September 16, 2011

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.

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Re-add the My Links Functionality as in SharePoint 2007 to Your 2010 Site

August 30, 2011

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.

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Layout Difference Between a Dutch and an English SharePoint Site

August 26, 2011

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.

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