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Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.

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I created a list in SharePoint and I want to create a view that only displays when the "Name" column has content. But the content would be a different name each time. What would I put in the Filter to create a view that shows all of the entries with content in the name column?
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I am creating a mail enabled list in sharepoint which creates a contact in exchange. I have done this for several lists without issue.
Today I have created a new contact via sharepoint and when I trying to send an email from external to the list my emails are failing on routing with the error message
LED=550 5.7.136 RESOLVER.RST.SenderNotAuthenticatedForRecipient; authentication required; Delivery restriction check failed because the sender was not authenticated when sending to this recipient
Now I know I need to set permissions for distribution groups but there is no such option for contacts that I can see.
Internal users can send emails without issue.
I have tried looking through a working contact and this one but I cant see anything. Hopefully its something with me being stupid and missing something obvious. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this?
I have a REST call using jQuery Ajax and it works fine on every browser except for IE11.  When I make this POST call,  I get back a 400 error and the data doesn't get written.

Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated.
We use Office 365 and have our Active Directory synced with our O365 accounts.  Our users still have to login to our sharepoint site when they open it in a web browser using their O365 credentials.  Is there anyway to avoid this since they already logged into their computer with the same credentials?
We have a SBS 2008 server at the office.
We are going to phase out the office server and move to SharePoint.
We have Office 365 and as a test we have setup a new employees Surface on AzureAD.
We need to still be able to access the SBS 2008 shares but can not see them.
We get an error 5 access denied
Ping works.
I have a calendar in SharePoint 2013 that appears to work fine except when I attempt to add a new event.

When I am inputting data for the new event, Start Time and End Time are both blank (gray fields with no times to select) and neither allows for a time selection. There are no error messages.
Is there a way to remove "Edit this web Part to add content to your page." from the Content editor Web Part? This has to be done without the use of code.
Hi All,

A client of our wants to share a SharePoint Online (Office365) site with some external clients.  I have created the site and I've gone into the sharing options and set it to allow access to external users who accept sharing invitations (as per attached pic). However when I then go into sharing and try to enter an external clients email address it will not work and just defaults to the nearest internal email address.  I cannot fathom how and where to go into the settings to enable me to send email invitations to external people, can someone please help me?

Many thanks


Sharing Options
Morning All,

Please may i be assisted, i have the below set up:

Windows 2012 R2 Standard Server
Sharepoint 2013 Foundation
Sharepoint 2013 Designer
Sharepoint Workflow Manager 1.0

I am trying to create workflows on this newly set up sharepoint site, however on sharepoint designer 2013 i am only getting the option to use sharepoint 2010 workflow.

I believe i have set up and configured the workflow manager correctly i didnt receive and crosses whilst it was added

I am really confused and would appreciate any assistance please
I need to see what permissions are set, and where they are applied, for all people / groups in office 365.
I'm new to sharepoint, and am taking over administration from an outside consultant.  Is there an easy way to generate a report on all permissions set, for all sites, subsites etc?

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I have a hosted SharePoint 2013 site provided by my exchange provider and I can't find any training videos or books for Foundations.  Even if the link says foundations it is for the full version which I don't have.  Everything I've found goes to the central admin console which doesn't exist in Foundations 2013.  At least not that I've found.  Can someone point me to a training resource that is specific to SharePoint Foundations 2013.
Is there a non-code way to unlock a locked Word document in SharePoint 2013?

I went into "Library Settings - Version Settings" and turned off the Check-Out option/functionality but it is not Grayed out on the Ribbon. Why would that be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I created a List in SharePoint and am now creating a Workflow to send task assignees an email when their due date has arrived.

The List has a column titled "Due Date" (This column is Date/Time type) and a column titled "Assigned To" (This column is People and Groups type)

I used the following Condition and Action in SharePoint Designer:

If Current Item:Due Date equals Today

Email Current Item:Assigned To

seems logical and straightforward but it isn't working. What am I missing here?
Hi experts.

Disclaimer as usual: please only participate if you have either experienced this yourself or have the possibility to reproduce it

I use word 2010 and 2016. I'd like to use a sharepoint based document template directory in the "workgroup templates" file location (see screenshot), https://sharepoint.mydom.local/sites/infonet/main/vorlagen.
ScreenshotWord does not allow that ("You cannot use an internet address here. Enter a path that points to a location on your computer or on the network"). If I map a network drive to that location (x: = https://sharepoint.mydom.local/sites/infonet/main/vorlagen), it still does not work with x:.

BUT: If I subst this network drive x: for a local drive using
subst y: x:\

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it works with y:. Go figure...

That workaround is not very nice. Is there someone here who has a better solution?
Please note, that we'd like to keep the templates in sharepoint and not return them to a network drive.
How can I create an Email Reminder Workflow using SharePoint Designer?

I have multiple users but I want to send emails only to the users whose Task Due Date have arrived and I want this be automatic not manual.
How can I create a workflow in SharePoint Designer that automatically emails a specific person who is noted in a column titled "Assigned To" and the column type is "Person or Group"?
We have Microsoft SharePoint (on premise) & have Forms based authentication for users to login (i.e. email & password). After users are logged in and when they try to open stored documents, they are being asked to re-authenticate (documents are opened by user's native desktop application). This gets really annoying, frustrating & inefficient every single time they open documents. I understand that Single Sign On (SSO) would take care of this IF we had Windows based (A.D) authentication, unfortunately, that is not the case.

Is there any way to simulate SSO, or trick the system or some creative way where the users' credentials are temporarily stored for the duration of the session, and they are automatically passed on (authenticated) behind the scene, where it is seamless to the user? Any script we can write or any custom work?
We have a client that needs to integrate Sharepoint into their network. How should I bring this into their network?

They currently have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard server (DC, DNS - Single Server) and Office 365 business plan through Microsoft.

What is the best route? And why use Sharepoint instead of something else?
Have a SMB that would like to migrate to the cloud for mainly file sharing purposes.
They don't really need AD, just some way to manage and share files between about 20 users.

Looking at AWS, Azure and Sharepoint.  Does anyone have any recommendations, pro's/con's, etc.

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how can I create a Workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010 that says...

If the "Due Date" equals "Todays Date"

An email will be sent to the "Assignee"

I have many sharepoint sites (3000+) that I'm  thinking about making use of the tasks lists. Each administrator has several hundred sites. Each admin could have a number of tasks spread across each of their sites. I'd like to give them a way to see all tasks that they have assigned to them across all of their sites instead of them having to visit every site to see what's assigned to them. Has anyone done anything like this before? What's the best approach to take? I'm toying with utilizing a SSRS report,  maybe a webpart, or maybe a custom application that queries the sites. I'm not sure though.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
I have two IF Statements I need help nesting. I continue to get an error message when trying to nest these. Any help would be great!

IF( (ISBLANK([Task])), "TASK", "False" )

IF( (ISBLANK([Access No.])) AND (ISBLANK([Application ID])), "Access App", "False")

Basically if [Task] is blank and if [Access No.]&[Application ID] is blank, I need an indicator. If not I need an indicator. I hope this makes sense. Thank you!
I have SharePoint and would like to accomplish the following.

We have a defined list of customers in a List entry where we need to perform reviews on

I would like to create a workflow, that collects specific information from a User to reflect a current process which basically is separated into three main Tasks:

1.      Kick Off the process:
a.      Select a customer from a predefined list
b.      Collect additional information (address, full name, items under review (selectable by checkbox))
c.      Take the information collected and use this to create a Word Document where the responses collected are used as items in the word document (similar to a mail merge)
d.      Pause the workflow up to a later date
2.      Perform review and collect additional information
a.      For the selected customer, now select additional responses
b.      Similar to a Share Point Survey, certain fields can be skipped and prepopulated depending on the answer (can this be utilized through a If then else statement in the workflow?)
c.      Collect the additional information and similar to above, utilize it to populate a Word Document

In a nutshell I would like to utilize workflows to collect information which is then used to populate word documents.

In addition for certain choices made during the collection process, I want to be able to either collect additional information (based on the answer from the drop down) or populate the underlying fields with pre defined statements:

E.g.: Question 1: Were there findings …
I am trying to install Visual Studio 2010  for customizing SharePoint Alerts and I've encountered some sort of problem. After successfully installing the package, this is the window I'm faced with:

And after downloading the mentioned Service Pack, this window is displayed:

How can I resolve this ?
What is SharePoint "backend" development? I understood all SharePoint development happens on the frontend, but I'm only really familiar with SharePoint Online. Does SharePoint on prem allow backend development?

Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.