Formulas to get the first and last row on a repeating table in InfoPath

You know, you wake up knowing that is going to be a wonderful day working for a customer with the software products you love. During today on-site support session, you found out that is needed to write some good old XPath formulas on an InfoPath form. There is a repeating table with the columns necessarily to describe travel information like Departure Date, Return Date, City, you named and the requirement was to expose the initial Departure Date and the last Return Date of the entire trip, so, what do we mean with entire trip? I maybe start a trip from … Continue reading Formulas to get the first and last row on a repeating table in InfoPath

Speaking at Nintex Inspire 2016 in Las Vegas

I am so happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at Nintex InspireX Conference co-presenting with Tom Castiglia. We will share how to use Nintex Workflow & Forms and DocuSign for automating some of the most typical Human Resources process in a company. Nintex Workflow and Docusign can work together to request and retrieve digital signed PDF files for archiving the paperwork that needs HR by law need to retain. We automated some process for our customers and we want to share our overall solution approach. Nintex InspireX will be on take place in Las Vegas, Nevada between February 22-24. In … Continue reading Speaking at Nintex Inspire 2016 in Las Vegas

Wake Up, Lazarus

You will not believe, but I’ve been so busy that didn’t had chance to write a post about the Release Candidate of SharePoint Server 2016 announced by Bill Bear on Jan 20, 2016. Now we can get more serious on evaluating SharePoint Server 2016 for our production environments. If you are interested, please take a look on this announcement. SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 Release Candidate available Also, please read Dan Holme point of view on the RC and SP16, it has a valid point! NOTE: Notice that InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will match support lifecycle for SharePoint … Continue reading Wake Up, Lazarus

SharePoint pushed to its limits

Have you been interested in knowing how intranets get together? Or what practices teams follows in order to design/build/deploy and support an enterprise intranet? I did had the question too, and one of the resources I have been following for a couple of years now is the Nielsen Normal Group Intranet Design Award. This is a competition conducted by the Nielsen Norman Group called annual intranet design to identify the world’s 10 best intranets. In this report you can see very interesting topics that will definitely give a broader idea on what it takes to build and deploy a top … Continue reading SharePoint pushed to its limits

Compliant at a viable cost

This week I was able to test #office365 and #SharePoint Online for Records Management: Information Management Policies Send To Connections Content Type Hub Manage Metadata Document Sets Content Organizer Rules Search Soon the details, “the good” and the “ugly”, but what I can say now is: Very powerful to have all those features available in the cloud for companies that need to be compliant with regulations and retention schedules now. If that is your case please give #office 365 and SharePoint Online a chance.  

Questions important to ask when understanding and designing solutions for enterprise customers

This week I had the chance to attend the San Diego SharePoint User Group meeting a.k.a @sanspug at the Microsoft San Diego Office. Good to see people interested in the topic Architecting Solutions and Systems presented by Randy Williams. Randy is a Director of AvePoint Client Services so you can tell the level and weight of the presenter, additional he is a great speaker able to have you totally focus and interested in a given topic for hours. Randy explained his take on the steps to consider for architecting solutions and services, he shares some of the questions that are really … Continue reading Questions important to ask when understanding and designing solutions for enterprise customers

I’ll speak at SharePoint Saturday Mexico City 2016

  On February 6, 2016 I am going to participate as speaker at SharePoint Saturday Mexico City. I am thrill to participate as speaker and be able to share experiences around some of my favorite topics like Nintex Workflows, ECM and Office 365 groups with the community. I will present three sessions in Spanish, so here are the titles: The modern office and the rise of dynamic teams Beyond InfoPath: Forms-Driven Workflow Solutions with Nintex Leverage SharePoint Online and Office 365 for Records Management So, if you live and Mexico City and work as a SharePoint Administrator, SharePoint Consultant or … Continue reading I’ll speak at SharePoint Saturday Mexico City 2016

A quick tale from the SharePoint support trenches

Basically, the customer had a workflow, build in SharePoint Designer 2010 that will use some of the out of the box Actions like the Pause for Duration and Send Email. The issue was that once the workflow paused for a minute it wasn’t able to resume the work, leaving the workflow always running “In Progress”. Doing some research found KB2674684 SharePoint 2010: Workflow failed to run after pause and according to the description made me remember my good old ASP.NET developer days. The bottom line is that SharePoint on premise is ultimately a Microsoft ASP.NET solution that works with multiple … Continue reading A quick tale from the SharePoint support trenches

How to create hyperlink that open InfoPath client software a.k.a InfoPath Filler

Today was my second on site visit of the year and during my visit I was requested to fix one of the most frequent issues you will find when building workflow based solutions using SharePoint Designer and InfoPath client forms. So an email activity in the Workflow Designer has a Hyperlink that it supposed to load a InfoPath form instance when the user clicks, in this scenario, the InfoPath solution runs in InfoPath Form Filler so when the users clicks the hyperlink it should load InfoPath Filler client application. Turns out that using Encoded Absolute URL field that has the … Continue reading How to create hyperlink that open InfoPath client software a.k.a InfoPath Filler