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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

How to Fix a SharePoint 404 Error After Restoring a Content Database

SharePoint 404 Error (After restoring a previous copy of a content database to replace the current one) A 404 error in SharePoint can mean multiple things. In this case, it happens because we restored an older version of a content database to resolve an issue. Now when we go to the site we get a

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Enterprise IT, SharePoint Solutions|Tags: , , |

How to Delete a SharePoint 404 Error When the Site Collection is Corrupt

SharePoint 404 Error Site Collection Corrupted (Error 0x80070003) How to Delete Previously we took a look at a possible cause of a 404 error in SharePoint after a content database restoration. This time we have determined that the site collection is corrupt, and we don’t have any backups (you should always have backups). Another scenario

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Enterprise IT, SharePoint Solutions|Tags: , , |

Part 3 BONUS: SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services, Create a Display Template for a Result Source or Result Type

Back to Part 3 Create a New SharePoint Item Display Template In the previous blog post, we had created all of our SharePoint BDC connections, content types, search schemas, and crawls. But the display left something to be desired. Now we will update the display templates to show a bit more information in our search

InfoPath is Dead (Deprecated): What is InfoPath’s Replacement? FoSl?

UPDATED March 2015 Apparently, FoSl has been canceled according to http://roadmap.office.com/en-us (Expand the Cancelled Section). InfoPath 2013 will remain the forms solution for SharePoint 2016 until a new replacement is announced. InfoPath Deprecated Microsoft Announced on Jan 31st via the InfoPath blog officially that InfoPath is deprecated. FoSl Forms on SharePoint Lists List Forms (FoSL

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: Enterprise IT, SharePoint Solutions|Tags: , , , |