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Automation Classification EDRMS and ECM Intranets

Saving SharePoint Document Library/List Settings as a Template

Have you ever spent 20-minutes setting up a document library in SharePoint with multiple views, a folder structure, default column values, some custom columns, content types, and perhaps some default content, then struggled to copy the settings to another library? Fear not, brave SharePoint Site Owner, there’s a simple and sometimes hidden route to awesome…

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Communities of Practice Data Intranets

What’s missing from the new Yammer?

The new version of Yammer is a massive improvement over the previous – full text and interactive emails, favouriting communities, the replacement of Yammer profiles with the Office 365 ones, and the hidden gem of closing posts to further comments have been met with universal acclaim. I’m not here to gush, however, so lets get […]

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Data Software

Conditional formatting based on values from another query

We an issue we were able to cunningly solve in the query editor; we wanted to show in our report which values in one query had a match in the other. One query was a list of features on a site, the other was a list of core features. We wanted the site features to […]

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Automation Software

PowerAutomate: Copy/Paste switch conditions

I was delighted to see the ‘Copy to/Paste from clipboard’ feature introduced some months ago; however I could never seem to get it working from one switch condition to another. After a bit of research, I found a way to do it…

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Communities of Practice Data Intranets

Finding the most liked Yammer message

We wanted to improve our communications, and figured that understanding the characteristics of messages that had lots of ‘likes’ would help us do that. A request to find the most liked Yammer messages in our network was received, and we and figured out a way to find it…

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Internet tips Intranets

Interactive Images in Sharepoint

If you have a need to embed an image with clickable sections within it across Sharepoint (or any web content management system, for that matter), there is a reasonably easy way to accomplish this…

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Internet tips Open Source Software

WordPressing with style Part 2: Plug-ins

What is a plug-in? Where do they go? What are the essential ones? And where do I find them all in one file? Let the Information Handyman guide you through this three-step process for adding functionality to your WordPress installation…

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Classification Records Management

Configuring Software to Support an Archiving Policy

The Records Continuum A 1930’s records management concept was the ‘records lifecycle’; where separate decisions about what should happen to a record occurred when it was created, accessed and then disposed of has recently been updated as a ‘continuum’. The upshot of the theory suggests significant efficiencies can be made if all those decisions are […]

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Internet tips

Making Paypal Buttons change colour on hover

Since the Paypal buttons are such an important part of getting folks to cough up, it’s imperative they behave as users might expect a link to. However the default buttons don’t change when you hover over them which, being the meticulous/analy-retentive guy that I am, I simply had to resolve.

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Classification Intranets

Preventing a Digital Workplace Dark Age: Why Intranet Archiving Policies Matter

Imagine a future where we find ourselves without a written record of the past; a ‘digital dark age’. Because just as digital content is easy to create it is as easy to lose. So where we ruthlessly delete content that doesn’t get used, if we don’t ensure the right information gets stored for the future […]