Bonzai Intranet Blog

Happy Holidays from Bonzai

To say that 2014 has been an amazing year for everyone here would be a bit of an understatement!

Beyond Governance Planning: it’s the execution that matters!

If you’ve read anything about governance, you’ll quickly figure out that this is a really really big topic and so naturally it can be really overwhelming to understand. When a lot of people talk about governance, they talk about how […]

Re-Thinking SharePoint Intranets with Bonzai Webinar

As part of the recent launch of Bonzai Intranet for SharePoint we have been receiving many questions about Bonzai such as:

The launch of Bonzai Intranet for SharePoint

The consulting company I co-founded, Dynamic Owl Consulting, has been hard at work over the past year developing a new product that we’re very proud to release–Bonzai, a pre-built intranet for SharePoint.

Cross-Browser RichText Editor Solution For SharePoint

I was recently building a custom application page in SharePoint to allow users to update their User Profile information. One of the fields, the ‘About Me’ field, was to contain rich text. My first choice was to use SharePoint’s InputFormTextBox […]

Canadian Intranet Practices Survey

Our good friends at nForm, a consulting firm based in Edmonton that specialize in creating great user experiences, are undertaking a survey of Intranets within Canada. Now I know that many of you readers are from outside of Canada so […]

SharePoint and Moment.js

As SharePoint 2013 client side developers, rarely do we implement a custom solution that outputs dates without loading Moment.js. Simply put, Moment.js makes it possible to: Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in javascript. And not only does it make […]

Reporting on SharePoint lists with many to many relationships using Power Query

SharePoint lists are often the repository for reportable items and whether these take the form of incident reports, inventory, inspection forms or other data we are often asked to surface that information in a usable fashion for the business. I […]

Better Intranets Conference 2014

I have been lucky enough to be invited to speak at the first Better Intranets Conference in Edmonton on June 12th.

Photo Captions With Nintex Mobile Forms

Many companies across multiple sectors have information gathering requirements that involve sending workers to gather data in remote sites. Using Nintex Mobile Forms we can construct and end to end solution that supports online/offline report generation that can be instantaneously […]

Should Developers be involved in UI/UX?

Identifying some often overlooked pitfalls when chopping design into code A couple of weeks ago, Bonzai designer Mayra Pulido posted a thought provoking article Should UI Designers do UX?. My thoughts being sufficiently provoked, I started thinking about developers being involved in […]

Adding Spreadsheets to Nintex Forms

*** Edit *** When you assume… Daniel Kinal, was good enough to get in touch with me and let me know the error of my ways. You can now use calculated fields within repeating sections to achieve the same result. […]