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Online Meeting in Office 365


On top of presence, instance messaging, and video conferencing, Lync Online provides us an easy-to-use tool for online meeting. And there are only few steps to organize and conduct an online meeting using Lync Online and Exchange Online.

Before the first step, if you need a high-level walkthrough on Lync Online in Office 365, you could refer to my previous post Why I Love Lync Online in Office 365?.

1. In the Calendar of our Office 365, let us create on Online Meeting. Note that we could invite as well people outside our organization. Additionally, we could perform this step as well in our Microsoft Outlook application.

2. In our Office 365 calendar or Microsoft Outlook calendar, it is expected that we will receive a meeting invitation. And to join the meeting, let us simply click the corresponding link on the invite.

3. During the meeting, Lync Online provides us a facility where we could easily share a PowerPoint presentation. To do this, simply click the Meeting button and select PowerPoint from the presentable content option.

4. We could present as well a program on the stage and let attendees work on it.

5. A whiteboard is also available where every attendee could write their brilliance.

Facilities to present our desktop, to collect feedbacks, and to facilitate Q and A are also available.

Moreover, Lync Online provides a mechanism where we could easily manage presentable contents.

A facility to bring our meeting notes to OneNote is also available.

What is more, we could even configure permissions to our Lync Meeting using our Microsoft Outlook.

Hope this would help.

Sharing Office 365 SharePoint Private Site


Yes! Sharing our private Office 365 SharePoint site to external users is possible. Yes, Microsoft made it absolutely possible! In my previous post, I have demonstrated on how to share a content in our SharePoint Online private site to people outside our organization. In this post, moreover, I will demonstrate on how we could share a site collection in SharePoint Online to our external users.

  1. Let us start by configuring our site collection to “Allow external users who accept sharing invitations and sign in as authenticated users”.

  1. In our site collection, let us add an external user to a specific group. An email invitation will automatically be sent.

  1. When our external user received our invitation, he could simply click the link provided on the notication.

  1. Without extra effort, our external user could now log to our SharePoint Online private site in Office 365 as an authenticated user.

Hope this would help. Happy SharePoint-ing in Office 365!

Client-Side Rendering in Edit Form for SharePoint Online and On-Premise


To complete my previous posts on Client-Side Rendering in View Form, Client-Side Rendering in New Form, and Client-Side Rendering in Display Form, I am sharing the basic JS lines we need for the Edit Form.

Hope this would help.

Client-Side Rendering in Display Form for SharePoint Online and On-Premise


Continuing my previous posts on Client-Side Rendering in View Form and Client-Side Rendering in New Form, the implementation in Display Form is as well straight forward.

We only need to write some lines in our JS file.

Hope this would help.

Client-Side Rendering in New Form for SharePoint Online and On-Premise


The same with my previous post on Client-Side Rendering in View Form, this post will not discuss as well the WHATs and WHYs of Client-Side Rendering but it will provide a demonstration of its HOWs in SharePoint Online and On-Premise.

What to be expected after the steps below? Based on user permission, the column New Form Column will be accessible. NOTE: This post will not demonstrate a column-level permission solution but it will guide us on how to manipulate a column in a New Form.

  1. I started by creating a SharePoint solution in Visual Studio. Since it is designed for SharePoint Online and On-Premise, I have chosen sandboxed solution as its trust level.
  2. In my solution, I have added a List module to create a document library that will hold the .js file that we will be creating in a while. I have named the document library as View Form Assets.
  3. Then, I have added a module with NewForm.js file. This file will be discussed in the succeeding steps. At this point enough to have a blank .js file. Notice that the URL of the .js file is pointed to the document library we have just created.

  1. I have added as well a Site Column or Field Element in my solution. I have named the field as New Form Column. This is the text column that we will manipulate later. Please note of the JSLink property. It is pointed to the NewForm.js file that will be stored in the New Form Assets document library.

  1. Now is the NewForm.js file. It simple as having few functions.

NOTE: As I have mentioned above, this post will not demonstrate a column-level permission solution but it would fundamentally guide us on how to manipulate a column in a New Form. This is the reason that I have not included a screen capture of the PortalIntegrators.HasPermission function.

  1. After building my solution, I have just deployed the .WSP file in the solution gallery and activated the feature.
  2. And finally, I have added the New Form Column in my list. With that I could now enjoy using a customized column in my New Form.

    Hope this would help.

Client-Side Rendering in View Form for SharePoint Online and On-Premise


Client-Side Rendering is a new concept available in SharePoint 2013. This number of posts will not discuss the WHATs and WHYs of Client-Side Rendering but it will provide several demonstrations of its HOWs in SharePoint Online and On-Premise.

There are several ways to customize a column in a View Form, but in this piece I will demonstrate the steps that I have followed:

  1. Initially, I have created a Custom List with a choice/dropdown column named View Form Column. The column has a selectable values of Pending, Approved, and Rejected.

    What to be expected after the steps below? The values in the View Form Column will be replaced by graphical representations. This is not to mention that it could be replaced by any HTML object.

  2. Then, I started creating a SharePoint solution in Visual Studio. Since it is designed for SharePoint Online and On-Premise, I have chosen sandboxed solution as its trust level.
  3. In my solution, I have added a List module to create a document library that will hold the .js file that we will be creating in a while. I have named the document library as ViewFormAssets.
  4. Then, I have added a module with ViewForm.js file. This file will be discussed in the succeeding steps. At this point enough to have a blank .js file. Notice that the URL of the .js file is pointed to the document library we have just created.

  5. I have added as well a Site Column or Field Element in my solution. I have named the field as View Form Column. This is the choice/dropdown column that we will customize later. Please note of the JSLink property. It is pointed to the ViewForm.js file that will be stored in the ViewFormAssets library.

  6. Now is the ViewForm.js file. It simple as having three functions.

  7. After building my solution, I have just deployed the .WSP file in the solution gallery and activated the feature.

  8. And finally, I have added the View Form Column in my list. With that I could now enjoy using a customized column in my View Form.

    In my next demonstrations, let us attempt to customize the column in an Add Form, Edit Form, and Display Form.

    Hope this would help.

Workflow Configuration in SharePoint 2013


Below are the steps I have followed to configure SharePoint 2013 workflow:

1. Understand workflows in SharePoint 2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219638.aspx .

2. Initially, the Workflow Service in SharePoint 2013 is not connected for it requires a compatible workflow service such as Workflow Manager, and the SharePoint Designer 2013 has only SharePoint 2010 Workflow platform option.

3. Download and install Workflow Manager 1.0. The download link and other information are available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=35375 .

4. Download and install Workflow Client in SharePoint server. The download link and other information are available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=35375

5. Configure workflow in SharePoint server. Please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj658588(v=office.15) for the guide.

6. At this point, the Workflow Service will already be connected, and SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform option in SharePoint Designer 2013 will already be available.

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