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Welcome visitor! I have moved my blog to WordPress and my own domain sharepointbabe.com. My former sharepointbabe.blogspot.com felt old and not responsive πŸ˜‰ So time to refresh! I love WordPress, so many templates and widgets and plugins!

Hope you like it. Will start posting some proper articles soon also πŸ™‚

Best regards Lise

I have deactivated my Facebook account…

First I would like to thank the people who liked my SharePointBabe Facebook page! But I have decided to leave Facebook on which I have had an account since 2008, because I think it has turned into a real spam place and it feels like such a waste of valuable life time to scroll through the endless noise that is on the facebook news wall. And I must say, it feels like I’ve left a cult or something πŸ™‚ I have really

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Thoughts on branding in Office 365/SharePoint

Sometimes I wish that there was just one way to brand SharePoint and it would be fast and easy. Well I can dream on, right? There are so many ways to do this, and I have tried to sort out what the best way would be to brand a site with least amount of work and to avoid user interaction on new sites. You who have branded sites using Master Pages knows what I am talking about: yes, you create a fancy

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How to create cascading dropdown boxes in InfoPath

Learn how to use SharePoint lists as data connections in InfoPath and how to use that as cascading drop down lists in InfoPath. Often when I build forms I find it very useful to have SharePoint lists as lookup information, both because it is easy to setup and also the users can change the information without having to design the form in InfoPath and also because it is the easiest way to create cascading drop down list boxes. This video shows how to achieve this. Thanks for watching!

QuickTip: Add a custom tile to the App Launcher

This is very useful since I have missed a link to the Intranet site on the App launcher, since I started using Office365. Now you can add your own links and apps to the App launcher.

You need to have access to the “Admin” menu in Office 365 to do this
Make sure you have your intranet logo ready, maybe upload it into the Site Collection Images and then copy the URL
Go to the “Admin” in the App launcher
Click on “Company Profile” and then on “Custom tiles” and theΒ + sign

All fields are mandatory, and fill in accordingly
Paste the URL to your intranet logo picture
Now this tile ends up in the “My apps” in the App launcher
But I want it also in the App launcher, so hover your new tile and click on the 3 dots
Select “Pin to App launcher”
And now there is a direct link to your intranet. Very nice!

Upload videos from your iPhone and Spotlight videos in Office365

The first time I tried to upload a video from my iPhone 6 into the Office365 video portal, it failed. But I tried again and this time it worked. You can add a Title and a description on the video before you upload it, and then it takes quite some time to upload just a small video on about 2 minutes. At least it worked this time, and the video is available on my portal.

QuickTip: Embed a video from Office Video on a page

It’s a new feature in Office Video (for #Office365 licenses) that you can now embed one of the uploaded videos on a page. Which is great! You can also control the size in the code.
Go to your Office Video portal
Click on the video you want to embed
Click on “Embed” up in the right corner

Then copy the code inside the box

Then go back to your site, Edit the page and select “Embed code” up in the ribbon
Paste the code and make any changes
Save the page and your video is on a page πŸ™‚
Now I just want to be able to select which thumbnail the video should display!