Microsoft Forms, want to give it a try?  Here is a basic demo

Want to give a try to Microsoft Forms? Yesterday I created a Customer Satisfaction Survey demo to see at a glance the main features of this new technology now available for Office 365 commercial users. I was surprise to see how simple and slick the authoring experience is and of course love the final result. I can see so much power for specific set of scenarios. I just hope that Microsoft consider creating an API for allowing developer build forms and quiz programmatically as well as query the results. I do see myself building risk matrix surveys (Survey Analysis for … Continue reading Microsoft Forms, want to give it a try?  Here is a basic demo

Invoking User Profile Service when Selecting from People Picker in InfoPath

While supporting a customer on InfoPath development, he ask me how to retrieve data from a specific user using the Profile Web Service, but he want to invoke the service after selecting a user from a people picker control, problem was that the Action section in the people picker control was disable so he was asking why and how can we accomplish what he wants. I remember that I was able to implement same exact scenario a while back ago but didn’t remember how, so I did some basic research and this is what you need to do: Step 1 … Continue reading Invoking User Profile Service when Selecting from People Picker in InfoPath

Just use a Office 365 based credential when deploying programatically

So all people happy and kind of impress with Office 365 Pattern & Practices components, especially the ones that are related to Office 365, is so much easier and simpler the provision things up to SharePoint Online. Recently had to deploy some assets into SharePoint Online, I did use Office 365 PnP as our deployment approach. Everything work just fine in our Office 365 Dev environment but as soon I got to customer tenant our deployment console app didn’t work as expected. First I notice that customer had ADFS set up and the code when trying to authenticate was throwing … Continue reading Just use a Office 365 based credential when deploying programatically

BCS Limitatios to keep in mind

Have you wonder about the limitations of BCS in SharePoint 2010? Well Chakkaradeep Chandran a Program Manager from Microsoft SharePoint Development Team blog about it here on August 2010. As long customers require SharePoint 2010 support I will continue sharing information like this. So, please take a look: BCS Limitations Even though BCS is great and can do wonders when you want SharePoint 2010 to interact with your external systems or other LOB applications, it has its own limitations. Understanding these limitations will help you build good BCS solutions. Below are some/all of the BCS/External Lists limitations: Workflows cannot be associated with … Continue reading BCS Limitatios to keep in mind

How to copy the body of your email action in Workflow Designer using SharePoint Designer

This is for my friends and customers that still support SharePoint 2010 workflows and solutions using SharePoint Designer 2010. Have you been in the situation to re-create a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow and notice that you cannot copy or paste the body of your Email actions forcing you to re-create your action from scratch? What a hassle. Well, today I found a way that copy the content of your action attributes and with that simplify a little bit the experience of recreating Workflow Designer actions. Step 1: Locate the Send Email action in your workflow and open the Properties window … Continue reading How to copy the body of your email action in Workflow Designer using SharePoint Designer

What happens when you accomplish your dreams? Well, you create new dreams

It’s time for me to close a cycle and move on to another endeavor in my career. For the last 3 years I have been lucky enough to work for Konica Minolta formerly known as Hershey Technologies. After Tom Castiglia, Arjay During and Neal Fischer believed in me and gave the opportunity for me to join the team I started engaging with existing/new customers, team members and SharePoint local community folks. I started little by little, building, gaining trust based on pure hard work and consistent outcomes. I was fortunate to partner with account managers and do pre-sale work that … Continue reading What happens when you accomplish your dreams? Well, you create new dreams

How to display additional lookup data from another list in a Nintex Form

Let’s say that you have a lookup site column that you are using all over the place in multiple lists and sites under your site collection and you need to be able to display additional data from this important list in a Nintex form, there is a way fortunately. By adding this site column into your content type or list the Nintex Form will identify field as a lookup control automatically and by using the lookup function you can query another list in the site collection and return data from it. In this example, I have a Stores list, every … Continue reading How to display additional lookup data from another list in a Nintex Form

How to read values from query string in a Nintex Live Form

I remember when a friend that was very good at writing technical articles and blog posts told me that he didn’t had the time to do it when I asked why he doesn’t blog anymore. That’s exactly what happened to me in the last couple of months or so. I apologize in advance. Today, I want to share how you can read query string parameters using JavaScript and pass them into a Nintex Live Form controls. Set the Client ID JavaScript variable name for your text box controls you want to set with the query string values Select your text box … Continue reading How to read values from query string in a Nintex Live Form

SharePoint Workflows with Vlad Catrinescu

All you need to know about Workflows in SharePoint 2010 and 2013 as a Power User is covered in Vlad Catrinescu Pluralsight course. Very well done and nice examples. Check it Out here https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/sharepoint-work-creating-workflow-sharepoint-designer Welcome February!

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