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2 Dec

Social Squared V11 Release

Social Squared v11 has been released with the following brand new features: Mobile Device App for iPhone & Android Users New Responsive Optional Design Support for Secure Store Authentication   Mobile Device Application Social Squared users have always been able to post and reply to posts via email. If corporate email is configured on their […]

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10 Oct

Lightning Tools Awarded For SharePoint Code Quality

SharePoint Code Quality Award Lightning Tools is very pleased to let you know that we are the first SharePoint independent software vendor (ISV) to be awarded the SharePoint Code Quality certification by Rencore. Approaching our tenth year as a SharePoint ISV thousands of customers around the world are benefiting from products such as our SharePoint […]

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10 Oct

Lightning Tools Data Viewer V4 Released

The Lightning Tools Data Viewer allows you to connect easily to SharePoint Lists, Business Connectivity Services External Content Types, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, OData, XML, and ODBC data sources. Once connected you can style the data by applying data formatting the way you would like it to be displayed e.g. Short Date/Currency, and apply color formatting […]

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9 Oct

Rolling Up My Tasks In SharePoint Online Across Multiple Site Collections

Rolling Up My Tasks In SharePoint Online In this blog post I’ll explain how you can use the Lightning Conductor Add-in when rolling up my tasks in SharePoint Online across multiple site collections. 1. Select the ‘Actions’ then select ‘Create view‘ menu on the ‘Lightning Conductor App Page‘. 2. In the ‘App Part’ tab you will need […]

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29 Sep

SharePoint 2016 Chart

SharePoint 2016 Chart Microsoft deprecated the out-of-the-box SharePoint Chart Web Part prior to the release of SharePoint 2013, and in SharePoint 2016, Excel Services has also been deprecated. Instead you will need to use Excel Online in Office Online Server.  So what if you would like to add a quick chart to your SharePoint Team […]

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22 Sep

Lightning Conductor Calculated Columns Part 1

Lightning Conductor Calculated Columns Part 1 The Lightning Conductor is a SharePoint rollup tool which can perform a rollup view of your SharePoint lists within Office 365 SharePoint Online or SharePoint On-Premises. You can build multiple views of content such as Task views, Calendar views, Document Rollups and variations of each. As well as adding the […]

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22 Sep

Lightning Conductor Calculated Columns Part 2

Lightning Conductor Calculated Columns Part 2 This is the second in a multi-part blog post on creating calculated columns within the Lightning Conductor Add-In for SharePoint Online. You can find the first post on the Lightning Conductor Calculated Columns here: https://lightningtools.com/blog/lightning-conductor-calculated-columns-part-1/ Within this post, we learn how to work with the Lightning Conductor to refine […]

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19 Sep

SharePoint 2016 Permissions Guide

SharePoint 2016 Permissions Guide Introduction This SharePoint 2016 Permissions Guide has been created for the benefit of SharePoint site owners, and SharePoint site collection administrators so that they can better manage SharePoint 2016 permissions for their team members. Quite often within organizations, permissions management is de-centralized. By that I mean permissions within a SharePoint team […]

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8 Sep

Deny Access to Users in SharePoint

Within this post, we will discuss the common question of “How do you deny access to users in SharePoint?” A common problem for administrators is ensuring all of their users have access to the resources they need while at the same time preventing users from accessing what they should not have permission to. Below I […]

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7 Sep

SharePoint Online Document Library Rollup

In this blog post, I’ll explain how you can use the Lightning Conductor Add-in to perform a SharePoint Online Document Library Rollup and to display documents with an expanding/collapsing folder structure, using the Search Rollup Engine Provider. Configuring a SharePoint Online Document Library Rollup To configure a SharePoint Online Document Library Rollup with a folder structure […]

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