About Ricardo Palhano

Ricardo is MetroStar's thought leader and subject matter expert for enterprise collaboration software. He has been providing MetroStar's customers with innovative collaboration and integration options for 10 years.

Get the Total for Calculated Columns in SharePoint

Creating a Calculated Column MetroStar previously published a blog on using the DataView Web Part and SharePoint Designer to get the total on a Calculated Column. This is because SharePoint does not do totaling on Calculated Columns Out of the Box (OOB). Here we discuss an alternative method that does not have any restrictions on

How to Create a Button in SharePoint 2013 or 2016

2013 and 2016 SharePoint Button Tutorial Buttons are another way we can provide intuitive navigation for our site users. Situations where the use of buttons may be appropriate: 1. To provide easy access to other related SharePoint sites (that may be several clicks away). For example, when implementing sites, you may choose to add a

Dynamic Sharepoint Graphical Inventory Using Visio Viewer

SharePoint Graphical Inventory using Visio Viewer Tutorial In this post we will create a Visio diagram with data shapes linked to multiple SharePoint lists. We will then display the Visio floorplan diagram in a SharePoint inventory dashboard. 1. We start with multiple lists containing various different inventories. In this example, we have different lists to

Dynamic SharePoint List Dashboard Using Excel Viewer

This post will cover how to create an Excel Dashboard inside of a SharePoint list or library view, using the Excel Viewer web part and an Excel sheet linked to your list or library. The Excel sheet will use pivot charts and tables to display the data we want from the list in a graphical

Knowledge Base SharePoint Dashboard with Content Query and Search

Initial Setup for a Knowledge Base 1. We start with a set of documents for our Knowledge Base. They are in a new Content Type and we have added in some fields to make it easier to organize and search. 2. We can create views to try and organize this library, but there are alternatives

A Look at Microsoft’s SharePoint Mobile App

When will the mobile app be released?For companies that heavily utilize Microsoft SharePoint, a mobile solution is on its way. The official SharePoint mobile apps will be released later this month for iOS, and later this year for Windows Mobile and Android.I, myself, have not had the chance to play with any betas of the