Get the Total for Calculated Columns in SharePoint

Creating a Calculated Column MetroStar previously published a blog on using the DataView Web Part and SharePoint Designer to get the total on a Calculated Column. This is because SharePoint does not do totaling on Calculated Columns Out of the Box (OOB). Here we discuss an alternative method that does not have any restrictions on […]

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SharePoint Tutorial: Creating a button in SharePoint 2013 or 2016

An Updated Tutorial MetroStar previously published a tutorial detailing how to create a button to add items or documents to a list in SharePoint 2007. Since this was, and still is a popular post, in this blog we have updated the tutorial for SharePoint 2013 and 2016. Get the Add a New Item Link This […]

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Dynamic SharePoint Graphical Inventory using Visio Viewer

Dynamic SharePoint Graphical Inventory using Visio Viewer In this post we will create a Visio diagram with data shapes linked to multiple SharePoint lists.  We will then display the Visio floorplan diagram in a SharePoint inventory dashboard. 1. We start with multiple lists containing various different inventories. In this example we have different lists to manage […]

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Dynamic SharePoint List Dashboard using Excel Viewer

Dynamic SharePoint List View Dashboard with Excel Viewer This post will cover how to create an Excel Dashboard inside of a SharePoint list or library view, using the Excel Viewer web part and an Excel sheet linked to your list or library.  The Excel sheet will use pivot charts and tables to display the data we want […]

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Knowledge Base Dashboard with SharePoint Content Query and Search

Initial Setup for a Knowledge Base 1. We start with a set of documents for our Knowledge Base.  They are in a new Content Type and we have added in some fields to make it easier to organize and search. 2. We can create views to try and organize this library, but there are alternatives that can […]

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A Look at Microsoft’s SharePoint Mobile App

When will the mobile app be released? For companies that heavily utilize Microsoft SharePoint, a mobile solution is on its way. The official SharePoint mobile apps will be released later this month for iOS, and later this year for Windows Mobile and Android. I, myself, have not had the chance to play with any betas of the […]

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Why We Choose SharePoint

For nearly a decade, experts in our Collaboration practice have developed SharePoint solutions internally and for our customers. Whether developing a content management system, building intranets, or managing infrastructures to enhance efficiencies, SharePoint’s dynamic capabilities have enabled us to work with customers to increase their return on investments. The following are key points to consider […]

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Creating a Document Rollup Using SharePoint 2013 Search

One of the most powerful (and most overlooked) features in SharePoint 2013 is SharePoint Search. Unfortunately, few people realize just how powerful it can be. I suspect that this is because most people just envision a search box and search results when, in fact, is that there is so much potential with SharePoint Search–huge potential […]

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Angular and SharePoint Integration

Why Use Angular? SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 both ship with an updated REST API that can be used to access and control nearly every aspect of a site collection: Lists, Libraries, Permissions, and Users are just some of the objects that have defined endpoints. Integrating Angular, a powerful client-side framework, gives developers and content […]

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Hiding SharePoint 2013 Form Fields based on Permissions

In a previous post, I explained how you could use a new feature in SharePoint 2013 called Client Side Rendering (CSR) to color code a list view. Using that same methodology, I’ll be going over how you can easily hide a form field based on SharePoint permissions…another one of those things that I’m always asked […]

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