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Safer request form fields in list forms using JQuery

Mark Anderson published today an article on his blog concerning an issue that currently exists in Office 365 and is called “Office 365 Update Changes ‘Display Name’ on Required Fields”. In this article he described that the rendering of fields recently have been changed in Office 365. I will take a look what can be done to solve this probably.

Tips & Tricks: Add attachments to list items faster

Recently, while I was working on a solution that works with attachments of list items, I accidentally discovered a faster way to add attachments to a list item. This option is hidden in the ribbon and allows to add attachments directly from the list view.

Optimise HTML Output of the Rich Text Editor – “-ms-Element” explained

One big prejudice is that SharePoint is not capable to produce clean HTML output via the rich text editor. This was somewhat true with the previous versions of SharePoint. In SharePoint 2013 this has improved and can output all basic text elements without any additional style sheet classes. How is this possible? By using the […]

Bulk update SharePoint User Profiles in Office 365

In most of my projects I had the requirement of storing additional data to SharePoint User. For these scenarios SharePoint user profiles match best because they are flexible and easy to extend with a lot of different data types. In this article I show a fast and flexible way to import data to SharePoint Online User Profiles. The import data can be stored in a tab separated text file. There are several challenges to master until the data can be imported.

Fixed width design in SharePoint 2013 – The fast way

I already provided a way to define a fixed width master page for SharePoint 2010. You might think that fixed width is not required through all the fancy responsive web design. Mastering a fixed width design in SharePoint allow you to master responsive web design too. This is commonly known as progressive enhancements.

Hide Content in SharePoint from anonymous users using SPSecurity TrimmedControl

The SPSecurityTrimmedControl was first introduced for SharePoint 2007. It is widely used to hide certain Elements based on user permission. In SharePoint 2010 a major improvement was introduced. The new property that made available was the AuthenticationRestriction, which gives you better control for anonymous and authenticated users.

Stefan Bauer

I work as an information architect for box consulting gmbh in Vienna / Austria. I started developing for the web more that fifteen years ago. Over the last seven years I mainly worked with SharePoint as a developer and consultant.

I received the Microsoft Community Contributor Award in 2011 and 2012. two times

The clients I work for varies from small to large companies including Nokia and Microsoft Austria, and two major health care organizations. One of my latest projects was, to redesign the intranet for Microsoft Austria for my recent employer wunderman pxp gmbh. To get an impression how this looks like a screenshot can be found on atmedia.at. The new metro like portal was launched in in October 2011.

My interests:

SharePoint (Developmenten and Consultant), Design, Art, HTML5, JQuery, Web Design.

My most inspiring places:

Awwwards, CSS Design Awards, Abduzeedo, html5 Gallery