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PowerApps – Microsoft’s new Beast.

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Date : March 29, 2016

Late last year, Microsoft introduced PowerApps, a new enterprise service that empowers users to connect, create and share business apps with team members on any device in minutes. I had a chance to review it and in this article, I describe the features of PowerApps and answer some common questions about it. Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Change the URL of a SharePoint list or library

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Date : February 9, 2016


Often we come up with a requirement of changing name and URL of list or library, but merely changing the name of the list or library from list or library settings –> General Settings –> List name, description and navigation  does not change the list or library URL. Continue Reading…

How to set View level permission for a List/Library in SharePoint

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Date : January 21, 2016

Recently, I got a requirement from my boss where he wanted to set view level permission on each view in a Document library. In OOB SharePoint, any user with read access can navigate to any views and we don’t have any permission which can be applied on the list view.  After doing a bit of research, I found out a way to do this out of the box and of course with the help of SharePoint Designer. Approach is to create each views as Library items and apply Item level Permissions.

So let’s begin! Continue Reading…

How to extend capabilities of lookup columns – Part 3

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Date : December 4, 2015

Wiki Pages are simple to create, is their reference also as easy?

Wiki pages are the simplest kinds of pages in the world (at least I want to believe that), and simple to refer when just using the URL. But ever thought about referencing a wiki page sitting in a wiki library from any other list/library on the site? It isn’t that straightforward!

And did you just think why would you ever want to refer to a wiki page from any other library…aah…not again – can there ever be an end for wishes! Continue Reading…

Move OneDrive folder to a different location without having all files re-synced

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Date : November 2, 2015

OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive gives us the ability to sync any SharePoint document library into local computer. For whatever reasons, if you have thousands of documents already synced into your local computer and realise that you have run out of space in your present synced drive, what would you do? Create a new folder and re-sync? Possibly you would not like to waste hours behind re-syncing and downloading all documents. Here is a smart way to move OneDrive folder to a different location without having all files re-synced. Continue Reading…

How to extend capabilities of lookup columns – Part 2

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Date : October 16, 2015

The following article is the continuation of How to extend capabilities of lookup columns.

I wish SharePoint becomes as colourful as the real world…is it possible ?

Did you just think of visual indicators that would make data assessment easier ?

Wow, this is so desired! I’d just love to take a glance at my list and immediately grasp the summary…and I guess most of us also would. Continue Reading…

How to extend capabilities of lookup columns – Part 1

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Date : October 6, 2015


Lookup columns are a quick and easy way to reference data residing at a single point from multiple locations in the same site, without having to recreate the source.

One such case is a scenario of a custom list with list items primarily enticing with images. It becomes just so irresistible to be able to use images from this list into another. Another example could be referring to Wiki pages from the Wiki Page library. While in the former case the OOTB reference however fails to render the graphic, in the latter, if you ever had to do it, you’d know what it means – the default reference is nothing more than a seemingly encrypted text termed as Doc ID not even remotely indicating the page name. These are not the only scenarios, but I believe most of the situations one might come across can still be related to either of the two. Continue Reading…