Author Archives: Sarah Haase

About Sarah Haase

Librarian living in a SharePoint world

Richard Harbridge presents: Why use SharePoint workflow?

I love SharePoint workflows. I believe they’re an essential building block in the routing and tracking of your business data. But understanding where (and how) to use workflows is a challenge–particularly when you’re new to SharePoint. Richard Harbridge (SharePoint thought leader and … Continue reading

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How SharePoint Chose Me!

Originally posted on Edith Young:
I recently read a great blog post by a fellow SharePoint enthusiast titled “How Did SharePoint Choose You?”. Here’s a link to that post: Because I found it so intriguing, I thought hey, that…

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SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities opens with a new registration record!

Minnesota–the land of cold winters, SPAM and sellout SharePoint Saturday events. What a comparison! We’re fortunate, though, to have a phenomenal SharePoint community here in the Twin Cities. With an active Minnesota SharePoint User Group that is approaching its 100th meeting and SharePoint Saturday events … Continue reading

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Using information policies to set up automated “content review” emails for your SharePoint document libraries

File repositories are like weeds–they grow fast, are difficult to control and can choke the life out of everything around them. It’s easy to wish the weeds of your SharePoint environment didn’t exist, but let’s be realistic: People love creating documents, and … Continue reading

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“The celery effect” and other lessons learned from The SharePoint Governance Manifesto

A few weeks ago I read Ant Clay’s new e-book The SharePoint Governance Manifesto. The book takes a refreshingly honest look at the failure rate of SharePoint projects. On the surface, it appears many of these failures are caused by ineffective governance, antiquated project staffing models … Continue reading

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Here we go! Planning for the next SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities ramps up.

Last night was the first all-team planning meeting for our upcoming May 18th #SPSTC event. After nearly 3 hours of discussion over a packed agenda, we emerged tired but victorious! I’m most excited about some changes we’re making to this next event. … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to SHARE!

In my last post, I talked about the road to becoming a SharePoint speaker. As SharePoint’s popularity continues to grow, the number and variety of SharePoint user groups, events and conferences has exploded. Whether you’re an IT Pro, a SharePoint … Continue reading

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Going for broke: An editorial on how to become a SharePoint speaker

Every few months, someone approaches me at a conference and asks how I became a SharePoint speaker. I never know how to respond. It’s not that I mind the innocuous question; I just don’t think my evolution as a speaker … Continue reading

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Limitations on modifying content types via SharePoint Designer reusable workflows

If you’ve read my blog post on using content types to modify your NewForm.aspx and EditForm.aspx pages, you know how fond I am of using SharePoint Designer workflows to flip the values in my Content Type fields. Since content types control … Continue reading

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You may want to rethink your column names…

When I started working with SharePoint in 2003, I used multi-word names for everything–my sites, my libraries and lists, even my column names. It didn’t take me long to realize that spaces wreak havoc on my URLs. Since each space in my name … Continue reading

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