Archiving InfoPath forms – consider Modern pages

SharePoint sites around the world are filled with libraries of old InfoPath forms, their related tasks and workflow history. How should organisations archive these forms to ensure the others can access and render these forms once InfoPath is finally gone? This problem is not being addressed and records (archive) managers need to assess their options. [...]

By | 2020-06-10T10:32:17+08:00 June 5th, 2020|Categories: Live Publish, Modern Pages, SharePoint|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Gold is gold, no matter how old – convert old to Evergreen!

I worked at Microsoft some years ago and I wrote an article that was published in TechNet.   This was a big deal at the time as I was new to MS and not directly involved in the product teams, which is where most of the TechNet content was generated. TechNet was the main knowledge [...]

By | 2020-05-11T11:11:42+08:00 May 11th, 2020|Categories: Live Publish, SharePoint|Tags: , |0 Comments

Our Source Code web part – why we built it

Believe it or not, we started writing this web parts before the Microsoft Code Snippet modern web part came out.  Other priorities at the time meant the development was temporarily shelved. Last week we decided to finish our web part; we used it as a training tool to assist some of our junior staff [...]

By | 2020-06-10T09:43:25+08:00 April 21st, 2020|Categories: Live Publish, Modern Pages, SharePoint|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Three and a Half Year Wait for a “Modern” SharePoint API

For as long as I can remember, the number one suggestion on the SharePoint Dev Platform UserVoice has been to create a version of the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) that supports .NET Core. This was originally suggested back in 2016 – nearly 3 and a half years ago. Last week Microsoft posted an [...]

By | 2020-04-06T11:53:55+08:00 April 6th, 2020|Categories: SharePoint|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Migrating InfoPath form content to SharePoint Online Modern Pages

If you are reading this hoping to find a silver bullet to transitioning or migrate your InfoPath forms to modern SharePoint, apologies but there is no silver bullet.  However, the question of how to address legacy forms and their associated data is one that is covered in this article.   If you are moving or have [...]

By | 2020-03-16T13:49:58+08:00 March 16th, 2020|Categories: Modern Pages, SharePoint|0 Comments

Broken Quick Parts (metadata) after SharePoint migration

Have you ever migrated your documents to find the quick parts are actually broken? When you store documents in SharePoint, the document parser promotes and demotes the metadata column values to and from SharePoint and the Word document.  These values are then able to be used within the document header, footer and body of the [...]

By | 2019-10-22T14:26:30+08:00 October 22nd, 2019|Categories: General, SharePoint|1 Comment