Top 50 SharePoint Plug-Ins and Web Parts For 2013 and Office 365

SharePoint makes it easier for businesses and individuals to collaborate, manage files, communicate and more; it’s a convenience that has almost become a necessity in such a busy world. With the proper plug-ins, you can make Sharepoint even more convenient. We here at PortalFront  have been exceptionally excited about the 2013 release of SharePoint not only in our hosting packages but also in the way our clients are using the platform and it’s application .  We put together a list of apps that can greatly increase your experience using Sharepoint.  The apps and web...

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SharePoint Versions, Cumulative Updates, Service Packs and Build History

Hello SharePoint Admins! From hearing the pains of keeping up with and identifying which updates are the latest, we’ve decided to make life easier for all. This is a list that we have built with the complete list of SharePoint Cumulative Updates, hotfixes, Services Packs. We plan on keeping this up to date. If we missed something please leave a comment below and we will update. Also if you have an issues with an update it would be nice to share with community as well in the comments.   SharePoint 2016 Release Date Build KB Name Contained Updates July 2017   KB...

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What We Know about SharePoint 2016

Many in IT and network management industries have been waiting impatiently for Microsoft’s next iteration of its SharePoint platform. While Microsoft kept mum throughout much of the development of this new generation of this platform, details regarding what you can expect when the software rolls out in Spring 2016 have begun to emerge. Not surprisingly, it looks like this generation will be chock-full of exciting features and improvements. On-Premises Deployment One big point of concern for many network administrators was whether SharePoint 2016 would include on-premises deployment....

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Ignite 2015 Conference Articulate the Future for Microsoft

Microsoft Ignite 2015 kicked off this week in Chicago, IL. Touted by Microsoft as "a unified enterprise technology conference [that] will bring together the best of previously individual events—the Management Summit, the Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and TechEd conferences—and then take it to the next level, based on what our customers and partners have asked for," the event aims to educate and inspire IT workers, network administrators, and other technology professionals that work in enterprise solutions. The event features hundreds of activities, presentations,...

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History of SharePoint: The Past, Present and Future

SharePoint has come a long way over the years, from its early days, as a simple server management tool, to its use today, as a sophisticated file sharing and management software suite. Over the years, SharePoint has been used by companies to maximize productivity, build incredible websites, and much more. It has grown with the Internet and changed over time, becoming more powerful and comprehensive with every iteration. Better yet, the future of SharePoint looks bright, with incredible new innovations on their way for the next generation of users. About SharePoint Created by Microsoft in...

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Hiring the Best SharePoint Developers the Web Has to Offer

Trying to find great talent can be difficult. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a SharePoint Developer, a SharePoint freelancer or a SharePoint development firm; if you’re looking for talent with a specific technical skill you may feel as if you are facing a drawn out screening process. The entire process can be streamlined by going to sources where the best SharePoint developers and agencies can be found. Once you have potential candidates in mind, you can screen their knowledge and expertise to make sure that they are the right choice for the job. When hiring SharePoint...

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Accessibility Partners: Pushing The Limits Of Technology Use in The Disabled Community

Technology is ever evolving and rapidly changing in today’s business and today’s education.    While to many of us the use of technology is something we use everyday, and also something we tend to take for granted, there are also people in our community that struggle to implement these technologies into their lives.    One such community that has  struggled with newer technologies is the disabled communities.    There are a variety of reasons that certain disabilities would hamper the use of new technologies, but in order to really understand the gravity of the situation...

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Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance

With the current economy and job market a lot of people are trying to figure out ways that they can make a living without having to rely on on someone else to hand them a paycheck.   Who doesn’t want the freedom to work for themselves and to pursue their own dreams?   While working for oneself definitely has it’s dangers, it also has AMAZING perks.     We wanted to learn a bit about Andrew Shrage and his start up business moneycrashers.com. Andrew is definitely a “dreamer” and a “doer” when it comes to entrepreneurialism.  Andrew started his business...

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Yousuf Khan Explains How The Ipad Is Changing The Classroom

When going to a technical college one would expect to be not only learning new technologies, but to also be using and implementing new technologies.    Hult International Business School has just made a change that has greatly increased their student’s technological interaction.   Hult has begun implementing the use of the Ipad as a replacement for classroom text books.    The Ipad is given out to all students as a part of their tuition while attending Hult.  Thus far the new implementation has seemed to be a great success as students learn to implement new technologies in their...

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Andy Petroski Educates Us On Education, With New Innovative Technologies

Every day it seems as though technology is changing our world and the way we do things.   Using relatively advanced technology has become a norm in our everyday lives.  From having the power of the internet on a hand held smart phone to watching live stream movies from a net flix box right on our TV.   There seems to be no end to the innovation that our culture demands and craves.   One area that some might say drastically needs innovation in regards to technology, is the field of education.    However, with technology changing so quickly and with so many different products to choose...

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SharePoint Versions, Cumulative Updates, Service Packs and Build History

Hello SharePoint Admins! From hearing the pains of keeping up with and identifying which updates are the latest, we’ve decided to make life easier for all. This is a list that we have built with the complete list of SharePoint Cumulative Updates, hotfixes, Services Packs. We plan on keeping this up to date. If we missed something please leave a comment below and we will update. Also if you have an issues with an update it would be nice to share with community as well in the comments.   SharePoint 2016 Release Date Build KB Name Contained Updates July 2017   KB...

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What We Know about SharePoint 2016

Many in IT and network management industries have been waiting impatiently for Microsoft’s next iteration of its SharePoint platform. While Microsoft kept mum throughout much of the development of this new generation of this platform, details regarding what you can expect when the software rolls out in Spring 2016 have begun to emerge. Not surprisingly, it looks like this generation will be chock-full of exciting features and improvements. On-Premises Deployment One big point of concern for many network administrators was whether SharePoint 2016 would include on-premises deployment....

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SharePoint 2013 Search Architecture and Topology

Among a variety of other improvements, one of the most notable changes in SharePoint 2013 was the introduction of an improved search function. The new search functionality varied from prior versions in that it combined SharePoint search and FAST search into a single platform. Prior versions of SharePoint used a variety of different search tools like WSS search, foundation, etc. This created some fundamental inefficiencies and overly complicated architecture. SharePoint 2013 streamlined this structure, while adding a slate of new components and other topology changes; the examples include...

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What Is SharePoint?

Thousands of companies use SharePoint, and more join their ranks each day, yet some still ask the fundamental question: "what is SharePoint?". In fact, more than three quarters of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint. But, how do so many companies with different operational needs use a single platform? What does it do and how is it so flexible? Why are so many companies using it? SharePoint is a multifaceted tool for business and enterprise users. SharePoint can become different things, depending on the needs of the organization in question. SharePoint is truly a platform from...

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History of SharePoint: The Past, Present and Future

SharePoint has come a long way over the years, from its early days, as a simple server management tool, to its use today, as a sophisticated file sharing and management software suite. Over the years, SharePoint has been used by companies to maximize productivity, build incredible websites, and much more. It has grown with the Internet and changed over time, becoming more powerful and comprehensive with every iteration. Better yet, the future of SharePoint looks bright, with incredible new innovations on their way for the next generation of users. About SharePoint Created by Microsoft in...

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Hiring the Best SharePoint Developers the Web Has to Offer

Trying to find great talent can be difficult. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a SharePoint Developer, a SharePoint freelancer or a SharePoint development firm; if you’re looking for talent with a specific technical skill you may feel as if you are facing a drawn out screening process. The entire process can be streamlined by going to sources where the best SharePoint developers and agencies can be found. Once you have potential candidates in mind, you can screen their knowledge and expertise to make sure that they are the right choice for the job. When hiring SharePoint...

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Office Crashes when opening documents from SharePoint After Windows Update KB3055034

So Around October 13, 2015 Microsoft release an automatic security update that unfortunately started crashing Microsoft Word and other applications when you access files from SharePoint. Here’s the summary of the purpose of the update: “When a custom task pane is displayed in a document in Microsoft Word 2010, information isn’t updated in built-in task panes. For example, the formatting of selected text isn’t updated on the Reveal Formatting task pane.” –Microsoft Note other related updates with those issues may be KB3093983, KB3097966   How to Fix The...

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PowerPivot Gallery not loading, showing Install Microsoft Silverlight Message

The Issue Power Pivot in SharePoint used to load a gallery the workbooks and shows a screenshot of each report. However, sometimes you open the browser, navigate to the page and find that it’s not loading with a "Install Microsoft Silverlight" message. Even after installing Silverlight, it still says the same thing. Chances are you you are using Google Chrome. That is the crux of the issue. Google decided that Chrome will no long support many different types of plug ins, in an effort to conform with web standards, so they no longer support PowerPivot Gallery in SharePoint...

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Saving SharePoint login Credentials on iPad and iPhone

There is a common need for SharePoint users to access SharePoint sites using iPads and iPhones without having to constantly input their log in information each time. There is no native way in Apple Safari to cache user name and passwords for SharePoint. Any time a site is accessed the user is presented with a login screen like this one. Close your browser, or come back at a later time and Safari will ask again for that login and password. This post talks about some good and viable options to caching / storing your login info iPads and iPhones. Option 1: Using Atomic browser to cache...

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Scheduling Auto Refresh for PowerPivot Workbook

How to Setup A Refresh for your Workbook On the workbook that you wish to create a refresh schedule for, select the … that appear by the workbook –> Select the … that appears in the menu –> Select Manage PowerPivot Data Refresh Complete the form that appears below. Click the Enable Checkbox Set your desired refresh schedule. For the Credentials Field, "Connect using the credentials saved in Secure Store Service (SSS) to log on to the data source", enter the ID provided to you exactly as it appears. Under "Data Sources", Select the data sources...

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PivotChart Fields not showing in Power Pivot in SharePoint

Issue Details When a user clicks on a pivotable or pivotchart, the “PivotChart Fields” view automatically pops up. In other instances only Quick Explore pops...

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Whats up with SharePoint List message “The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator”

This is covers a common issue many face when they have many items in their list. What you may experience: You try to view the contents of a SharePoint list and this message appears. The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator If you navigate to the list settings page you get: Solution 1: Changing the limit in Central Administration Note that if you’re on a shared hosting plan, then this option is not available for you. Navigate to Central Administration. You can get to it by going to the SharePoint server and...

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