How to paste hyperlinks with descriptions in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

A client recently wanted to copy and paste hyperlinks with friendly descriptions from Excel in to the Hyperlink column of a list in SharePoint online.

This used to work back in SharePoint 2010 with Datasheet view because it used an ActiveX control that provided rich functionality. Since SharePoint 2013, the Datasheet view has been replaced with the Quick Edit view, which is HTML and JavaScript only. While this is great for browser compatibility, it does mean that the Quick Edit view has less functionality than the ActiveX control used to have. Continue reading

I presented at the “SharePoint Days” conference in Portorož, Slovenia

October has certainly been a busy month for me! One of the reasons was that I had the opportunity to speak at the SharePoint Dnevi, or SharePoint Days conference in Portotož, Slovenia last week. The conference was on the 22nd and 23rd of October.

Since AngularJS is becoming ever more popular, I thought it would be a good idea to show people the benefits of using it with SharePoint apps.

We have great patterns and practices when it comes to server side code, but often the accompanying JavaScript ends up being difficult to manage. AngularJS is a great fit in these circumstances, especially when you consider SharePoint Hosted Apps which are JavaScript only.

I’ll have to cut this post a bit short, but here is the slide deck that I presented, for those that are interested.