3Sharp Perspective

Live Tile Framework Update: Responsive Design

In a recent blog, 3Sharp co-worker David Gerhardt posted an introduction to the Live Tile Framework (also known as the Modern Productivity Platform or MPP) for SharePoint. MPP is a solution accelerator that includes Modern UI style (live) tiles, SharePoint list- and library-driven content, SharePoint-Yammer integration, and real-time data presentation with Excel Services.In this blog,

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Live Tile Framework for SharePoint

For the better part of the past year, 3Sharp has been working on a project for Microsoft to develop a live tile framework that is hosted in SharePoint (either SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013 on-premise). The framework, also known as the Modern Productivity Platform (MPP), is a solution accelerator that has the following key components:

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Customizing the Search Experience in SharePoint Online

Recently, a client asked us to customize the search experience for their organization (a non-profit college of legal professionals). They already had an extensive store of SharePoint Online content in a number of custom libraries and lists. While out-of-the-box search worked, because of the highly customized nature of the content and how it was organized,

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Taking advantage of Power BI Q&A

What if you had the ability to use common natural language to find answers to your own data without having to rely on complex sql statements, long winded code or cumbersome data scorecards and dashboards?  What if interactive scorecards and dashboards could be accessible to you by simply posing questions and getting answers back?One of

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Power BI and the new way of working with data

Whether you are a small, medium to large company, getting your arms around good data and managing multiple data reports can be a daunting feat. As a former data analyst, I remember this process all too well.  A well-formed data report is key to understanding company growth and decline.  This is the "business intelligence" piece

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Discovering SharePoint: From Novice to IT Pro

 Before working at 3Sharp, I thought SharePoint was an amorphous collection of Microsoft technologies which I associated with intranet, content, and document management. Somehow through the wonders of the interwebs and magically tied together by a team of engineers, SharePoint enabled organizations to be more productive and thus more profitable. But what could it really

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SharePoint 2013 User License Enforcement

SharePoint 2013 provides a new feature called User License Enforcement that many may not be aware of.  SharePoint 2013 now supports a mix of different licenses in a single farm.  What this means, is that Enterprise features can be made available to those who need it, and Standard features to others.  This can save an organization

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