Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How to create cascading dropdown boxes in InfoPath

Learn how to use SharePoint lists as data connections in InfoPath and how to use that as cascading drop down lists in InfoPath. Often when I build forms I find it very useful to have SharePoint lists as lookup information, both because it is easy to setup and also the users can change the information without having to design the form in InfoPath and also because it is the easiest way to create cascading drop down list boxes. This video shows how to achieve this. Thanks for watching!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

QuickTip: Add a custom tile to the App Launcher

This is very useful since I have missed a link to the Intranet site on the App launcher, since I started using Office365. Now you can add your own links and apps to the App launcher.

You need to have access to the "Admin" menu in Office 365 to do this
Make sure you have your intranet logo ready, maybe upload it into the Site Collection Images and then copy the URL
Go to the "Admin" in the App launcher
Click on "Company Profile" and then on "Custom tiles" and the + sign


All fields are mandatory, and fill in accordingly
Paste the URL to your intranet logo picture

Now this tile ends up in the "My apps" in the App launcher


But I want it also in the App launcher, so hover your new tile and click on the 3 dots
Select "Pin to App launcher"
And now there is a direct link to your intranet. Very nice!





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Connect InfoPath to the AD

This is an instruction on how to connect an InfoPath form with the user profile web service to query the AD and get user information into the form using Claims authentication. Applies to SharePoint 2013.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Upload videos from your iPhone and Spotlight videos in Office365

The first time I tried to upload a video from my iPhone 6 into the Office365 video portal, it failed. But I tried again and this time it worked. You can add a Title and a description on the video before you upload it, and then it takes quite some time to upload just a small video on about 2 minutes. At least it worked this time, and the video is available on my portal.

It would be nice if you could decide what thumbnail you wanted to display the video with.

I have used the Spotlight feature, where you can choose which videos to display on your channel.
Go to the Video portal, and click on Portal Settings up in the right top corner
Click on "Spotlight" and select what videos you want in the spotlight areas.

One question though... how do I remove a video from the spotlight area???



Then go to the video portal again, and find the videos up in the banner of the Home page




Saturday, July 4, 2015

QuickTip: Embed a video from Office Video on a page

It's a new feature in Office Video (for #Office365 licenses) that you can now embed one of the uploaded videos on a page. Which is great! You can also control the size in the code.

Go to your Office Video portal
Click on the video you want to embed
Click on "Embed" up in the right corner


Then copy the code inside the box


Then go back to your site, Edit the page and select "Embed code" up in the ribbon



Paste the code and make any changes
Save the page and your video is on a page :)
Now I just want to be able to select which thumbnail the video should display!




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Video on how to Display Comments and Likes in a News Web Part

So there has been questions and problems on how to setup and configure the Content Query Web Part so that it shows news with rollup images, likes and comments. Therefore I decided to make a video and show all the steps. You also find the file package up in the menu, there is a link called "NewsWebPart".

If you like my videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel, there will be more videos soon!
Thanks for watching :)