Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rightpoint’s Most Popular 2014 Blog Posts

As we begin a new year, we first took a look back at Rightpoint’s most popular blog posts of 2014. So, here they are, the most viewed blogs of 2014. Enjoy!

1. Thoughts on Programming Managed Metadata with SharePoint 2013’s CSOM Taxonomy API


Well, it's official: programmatically manipulating managed metadata still sucks in SharePoint 2013. I've complained about it here and many other places. However, to be fair, I feel like it sucks less than it did in the 2010 days. It seems more stable now. For example, the Term Store Management Tool is suffering from its "The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available" error less frequently. Also, the new term-driven navigation stuff is pretty cool. Read more.

2. Customizing and Improving Twitter Bootstrap Carousel


Twitter Bootstrap is a great starting place for many pieces of a website, from basic CSS elements to more complicated JavaScript oriented parts such as tabs. Everything also comes fully responsive,  ready for the mobile and tablet views. So when creating a client’s website with a carousel, it was a no-brainer choice to start with Bootstrap. However, from a look and feel standpoint, we had some work to do. Read more.

3. Copy Attachments From a List Item to a Document Library Using Nintex Workflow


When automating processes in SharePoint, not a lot of love is given to attachments. Your days of working around workflow limitations are over. In this blog, I'll show you how to take attachments from a list item and upload them to a document library using Nintex. Read more.

4. Upgrading SharePoint 2013 to Service Pack 1 on Windows Server 2012 R2


SharePoint 2013 isn't supported on Windows Server 2012 R2. Be that as it may, it works just fine. (There are articles out there on how to do some manual installation hacks to get this unsupported configuration working, but that is outside the scope of this post.) Microsoft's answer to those of us SharePoint 2013 developers nutty enough to run Windows Server 2012 R2 natively in lieu of using VMs was simply: wait for Service Pack 1. Read more.

5. How to Display Stock Information in SharePoint 2010


We have all at some point been asked by our clients for a Stock Information Web Part for their SharePoint site. If you have not been asked for this yet, don’t worry. Hopefully this blog will come in handy. And you can be the magnificent Hero that added amazing drama to your client’s SharePoint site. This recipe calls for some JavaScript, HTML, and a smidgen of YQL (Yahoo Query Language). Read more.