The SharePoint Guys

The blog of the SharePoint Guys from Microsoft Consulting Services, UK.

Luke Bailey

Luke Bailey is a recent graduate from the University of York with an MEng in Electronic Engineering....

Author: Luke Bailey Date: 08/16/2013

Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 4)

This is fourth post in the scripted installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server blog...

Author: Luke Bailey Date: 08/06/2013

Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 3)

This is third post in the Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server blog...

Author: Ashkan Jabbari Date: 05/23/2013

Uploading Files Using the REST API and Client Side Techniques

Over the past few months I have, on several occasions, been asked how to upload a file to SharePoint...

Author: James Glading Date: 04/20/2013

SharePoint 2013 Development (Apps versus Solutions)

SharePoint 2013 is a strong development platform for building solutions and apps addressing...

Author: Alaa Mostafa Date: 03/25/2013

Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 2)

This is the second post in the Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server...

Author: Ashkan Jabbari Date: 03/18/2013

Manipulating list items in SharePoint Hosted Apps using the REST API

In this post I will describe how to use the REST API to manipulate list items from within a...

Author: James Glading Date: 02/22/2013

James Glading

James Glading is an Associate Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services. A recent graduate from...

Author: James Glading Date: 02/06/2013

SharePoint 2013 Ports, Proxies and Protocols - An Overview of Farm Communications

In locked down environments, understanding communications paths of a server product is essential....

Author: Marek Samaj Date: 01/21/2013

Managing Different Styles of Development Team (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second part that looks at different styles of SharePoint development teams. The premise...

Author: Callum_Shillan Date: 01/07/2013

Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of posts where I will talk about my involvement in the TAP (Technology...

Author: Ashkan Jabbari Date: 12/07/2012

SharePoint Saturday 2012

I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft Consulting Services UK are presenting 2 sessions at...

Author: Paul Grimley MSFT Date: 11/28/2012

Paul Grimley

Paul is a Senior Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services, UK. After working with a Microsoft...

Author: Paul Grimley MSFT Date: 11/28/2012

Managing Different Styles of Development Teams

Within Microsoft Services, Solution Architects cover the full range of activities from pre-sales...

Author: Callum_Shillan Date: 11/12/2012

Automating Site Mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013

One of the completely new features to ship with SharePoint and Exchange 2013 is the new Site...

Author: Alex O'Donnell MSFT Date: 10/19/2012

SharePoint 2013 Technical Preview Development Environment - Dependencies, Versions, Downloads

I have worked with various incarnations of pre-release software installed on development machines....

Author: Marek Samaj Date: 10/05/2012

Marek Samaj

Marek is a Senior Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK. He enjoys working with...

Author: ukpoint Date: 09/06/2012

Phased rollout of SharePoint 2013 Preview

Many customers are keen to evaluate and understand the technology impact of new product versions. In...

Author: ukpoint Date: 09/06/2012

On Gardens and Governance (4th post)

This is the last in a series of posts that uses the analogy that looking after SharePoint in your...

Author: ukpoint Date: 05/10/2012

The experiences of a new starter at Microsoft Services

My career life has always been focused on Microsoft products and services. Working for a Microsoft...

Author: ukpoint Date: 05/03/2012

Ashkan Jabbari

I am a SharePoint consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK. I have been at...

Author: ukpoint Date: 05/03/2012

How to create a site provisioning capability within SharePoint’s Sandbox constraints

This article offers a design for providing a controlled mechanism for SharePoint sub-site creation...

Author: ukpoint Date: 02/22/2012

James Kemp Moving on...

After working as a SharePoint Consultant within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) for a number of...

Author: ukpoint Date: 01/16/2012

Content Organizer: iCustomRouter Pending State Issue

The Content Organizer in SharePoint 2010 is a Feature that enables the routing of content to defined...

Author: ukpoint Date: 12/02/2011

SharePoint Server 2010 - 10 Steps to Disaster Recovery

This article aims to help anyone creating a Disaster Recovery (DR) design/strategy for SharePoint...

Author: ukpoint Date: 08/31/2011

On Gardens and Governance (3rd post)

This is the third in a series of posts that plays around with the idea that looking after SharePoint...

Author: ukpoint Date: 08/01/2011

Multi-Tenanted SharePoint 2010 Platforms

Since the emergence of the cloud, more specifically ‘Software as a Service’ or SAAS,...

Author: ukpoint Date: 07/22/2011

Talking Office 365 Podcast - The business case for the Social Features of SharePoint

The latest episode of Talking Office 365 podcast has an interview with Rob Finney from the MCS UK...

Author: ukpoint Date: 06/07/2011

SharePoint Workspace 2010 – Offline Working Capabilities

This blog article aims to: Highlight some of the Offline Working functionality provided by Microsoft...

Author: ukpoint Date: 05/31/2011

On Gardens and Governance (2nd post)

This is the second in a series of posts that plays around with the idea that looking after...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/28/2011

Custom Search Control Not Being Displayed in Meeting Workspace

Objective: Include an additional search control adjacent to the standard search box on a Meeting...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/14/2011

Quick Tip: Provisioning a List View to a Web Part Page

Following on from my recent post (Provisioning Web Parts to a Page), I had a question asking how to...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/12/2011

Phillip Marsh

Phillip is a Solutions Architect at Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK.

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/11/2011

Wayne Filin-Matthews

With more than 19 years of experience in the IT industry. In 2007, I joined Microsoft on the...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/10/2011

Deploying Files to the Root of a SharePoint Web Application

I’ve recently been working on a project where a Silverlight App sitting on a separate url calls...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/08/2011

Jason Heyes

Jason is a Solutions Architect at Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK.

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/07/2011

How To Remove "Use My Local Drafts Folder" Checkbox

Lots of customers I work with establish a requirement that files must be 'checked out' from...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/06/2011

Quick Tip: Provisioning Web Parts to a Page

When deploying a page to SharePoint through a Modules feature, there are several options adding web...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/04/2011

On Gardens and Governance

Just as a garden needs continual maintenance in order to maintain its appearance, so also SharePoint...

Author: ukpoint Date: 03/15/2011

Callum Shillan

Callum has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry. Most of this has been involved in the...

Author: ukpoint Date: 03/15/2011

If you've ever worked with a client that has tens of thousands of users and millions of files to...

Author: ukpoint Date: 03/04/2011

Christopher Walker

Whilst SharePoint gives us daily challenges and keeps us employed, clients do get excited about it...

Author: ukpoint Date: 03/04/2011

Jay Goodison

I have recently joined Microsoft Consulting Services as a senior consultant having spent the past 10...

Author: ukpoint Date: 03/03/2011

Updated Permissions Spreadsheet for SharePoint 2010

Permissions within SharePoint provide a great way of controlling access to SharePoint sites and...

Author: ukpoint Date: 10/20/2010

Office Communicator integration (Presence) in a custom webpart for SharePoint 2010

I recently spent a while trying to integrate the Office Communicator presence pawn into a custom web...

Author: ukpoint Date: 05/06/2010

Introducing Site Directory for SharePoint 2010

Those of you that have spent some time looking at SharePoint 2010, may have noticed that the Site...

Author: ukpoint Date: 04/05/2010

SharePoint 2010 – NEW Social Computing Features

This blog post aims to provide an overview of some of the Social Computing Features available in...

Author: ukpoint Date: 01/11/2010

Configuring Business Connectivity Services (BCS) Search in SharePoint 2010

One of the feature in SharePoint 2010 which has received one of the bigger facelifts is Business...

Author: ukpoint Date: 12/18/2009

Installing SharePoint 2010 on a single machine

When SharePoint 2007 was in beta, I wrote a blog article about how to install it on a single...

Author: ukpoint Date: 11/17/2009

SharePoint Server 2007 For Worldwide Health and Beyond...

Recently, James Kemp and James Daniel, both contributors of this blog, showcased freely available...

Author: ukpoint Date: 10/27/2009

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