SharePoint Online - Enabling the Client-Side Theming Engine

SharePoint Online - Enabling the Client-Side Theming Engine

September 29, 2017

​On Feb 24, 2016, Microsoft announced a new client-side theming engine for first release users. This new feature reduces the steps and time needed to apply custom themes. This speeds up development and introduces some unique use cases like client-defined theming or theming to match some dynamic event. Compare this with the old style theming engine where annotated CSS styles are compiled after using "Settings > Change the look" and remain static until the next manual theme change.

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Adding Tabbed Web Parts in a SharePoint Page Layout

Adding Tabbed Web Parts in a SharePoint Page Layout

September 29, 2017

The Problem Something that has come up a lot in the past with clients implementing SharePoint 2010 in tabbed content - specifically, tabbed web part zones. But those of you who have researched this before will know that this functionality is simply not available in SharePoint 2010 Out-Of-The-Box. I thought I would take a minute and show how we typically implement tabs for our clients.

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How to get item count of a large list using jQuery

How to get item count of a large list using jQuery

September 29, 2017

One of the clients came to us with a pretty simple request. They need to display total item count of several views in a large SharePoint list using jQuery (more than 40,000 items). Normally, we would use APIs to retrieve information about lists and list items. In this case, SharePoint list object has an ItemCount property which returns the total item count of the list. Following is the code sample using list.get_itemCount() in ECMA. It is very efficient and fast.

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An unbiased review of the top MDM (Mobile Device Management) providers

An unbiased review of the top MDM (Mobile Device Management) providers

September 29, 2017

​MDM Comparison At a certain point, all MDM solutions become more or less identical, this is due to the fact that ALL MDM solutions are bound by the API's that Phone manufacturer's use. Due to this fact, the decision between major players in the MDM space come down to 3 major components, price, usability & support.

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Field validation with Client-side rendering

Field validation with Client-side rendering

September 29, 2017

Client-side rendering (CSR) has been introduced by Microsoft with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. With CSR you can add additional functionality to some SharePoint elements very easily by just adding a JavaScript file which implements the missing functionality. There is neither an explicit deployment process nor any WSP deployment!

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Remotely provision a list using CustomSchemaXml

Remotely provision a list using CustomSchemaXml

September 29, 2017

This PowerShell script will provi​sion a new list remotely using ListCreationInformation.CustomSchemaXml.

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