SharePoint and the Future of InfoPath

SharePoint and the Future of InfoPath

For those who don’t already know, InfoPath’s days are numbered. Microsoft has discontinued releasing InfoPath as part of the Office suite of applications, but will be supported as part of their typical lifecycle cadence of 10 years. I know many business users of SharePoint who have used InfoPath either to create custom List Forms or custom forms for a Form Library, and I am regularly asked “will InfoPath be supported in SharePoint 2016?”. My response is usually “Yes, it will…

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Show modal dialog form from another site collection

Show modal dialog form from another site collection

Ever get an error message saying “Refused to display ‘url’ in a frame because it set ‘X-Frame-Options’ to ‘SAMEORIGIN‘.” when trying to load a list form from another site collection in a modal dialog?  Add this to a line right after the last <% Register tag on the masterpage: <WebPartPages:AllowFraming runat=”server” />

Populate a SharePoint 2013 PeoplePicker field using JavaScript/jQuery

Populate a SharePoint 2013 PeoplePicker field using JavaScript/jQuery

Here is a quick and fairly simple way to programmatically populate a SharePoint 2013 People Picker field with a user based on their email address. This example assumes you have more than one People Picker field on the page. You will need: The display name of the People Picker Field The email address of the user you want to add to the People Picker Field Add the following code to either a Script Editor Web Part (inside <script> tags) or…

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Microsoft Ignite Summary

Microsoft Ignite Summary

This past week was the first Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, IL. As a prior attendee of Microsoft’s BUILD conference each year, this was quite a change for me. There was a healthy mix of IT Pro, SysAdmin and Dev sessions, over 200 sessions in total for the week. There was also a consistent hint of Azure and Office 365 in every session, regardless of category or audience type. It’s absolutely clear Microsoft wants everyone in the cloud, mainly in…

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SQL Saturday 370 – Phoenix

SQL Saturday 370 – Phoenix

Thank you to everyone who attended my session – Make Your DBA Happy: 5 Habits Developers Can Implement Today.  If you missed the session you can watch the pre-recorded video (from a prior SQL Saturday) here.   The slide deck is available here.  Enjoy!