Bonzai Intranet Blog

Content Approval Models in SharePoint Intranets

SharePoint 2013 provides a number of ways to author, approve and publish content. When we work with clients on Bonzai implementations we take into account both the Intranet publishing model that an organization will use and how this can be […]

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:

Adding an XsltListViewWebPart With a Custom View Using JavaScript

I was building a SharePoint Hosted App, and one of the requirements was to add a List View web part to the home page of a site. Lucky for us SharePoint devs, there is no documentation on this stuff, only […]

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.

Adding Data Bound Images to Power View with Power Query

The Power BI team just announced the latest round of new features added to Power Query in the September update. It’s really gratifying to the team’s focus on a quick tempo for updates and it certainly demonstrates the commitment to […]

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 […]

Sending email from SharePoint on-premises via Office 365

Sending email from SharePoint is a fairly basic requirement for almost every installation that we come across, but with the move to hybrid and fully cloud-based email environments configuring this basic functionality becomes a little more complicated than you may […]

Custom WebPart Editor

One of the nice things about a webpart is it’s flexibility! With a webpart, you can expose a bunch of properties to allow the user to quickly change the behavior and look of the webpart. This post will walk you […]

Upgrade My Sites to SharePoint 2013

If you’re working through an upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2012, there’s a ton of information on MSDN on how to upgrade your My Sites. I’m not going to go into the specifics, but what I do what to […]

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 […]

Item-Level Security, Sharing and the SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure Feature

The Scenario Consider a scenario such as the following: you need to grant access to a specific document within a site to a user, but want to restrict that users access to the rest of the site. This is not […]

Using SharePoint’s DatePicker Control

  SharePoint Date Picker