Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

Gearing up for SharePoint Online project

Having several different SharePoint Online projects completed over the last couple of … years really; several bigger ones still ongoing, I thought I would share few things with you that might help you from a technical perspective to avoid things that can’t be done. In no particular order – here they come: 1. SharePoint Apps […]

Content Targeting with SharePoint Content Search Web Part

Who wouldn’t want to have targeted content in SharePoint? Seems like such a logical ask and yet it’s seems like it’s a pain to implement. This post will try to demystify this implementation. Here is the scenario: You have people in your organization and they’re using their User Profile to describe their interests, say they’re […]

SharePoint Apps versus Full Trust or Sandbox solutions

Pressure is on and more and more companies are moving to SharePoint Online for the intranet and extranet and whatever else they have running in their server room. So, Few people asked me, what is the difference between developing apps versus on-premise solutions. The short answer is , a lot and since this is not […]

How to: set up multilingual intranet sites in SharePoint Online

Multilingual sites has never been my favorite in SharePoint, since SharePoint 2007 you had to deal with language pack installations and all the error with setting up infrastructure but now with SharePoint Online things look pretty easy. SharePoint Online is pre-configured with language packs and all the stuff you need to just get your site […]

How to: Customize the look of the SharePoint Content Search Web Part results

In my last post, I talked about how you can set up your SharePoint site to roll up content on different parts of the site using Content Search Web Part (CSWP). In that post I mentioned we’d take a look at how you can customize the rendering of the display template for the items that […]

How to: perform data rollups across SharePoint site collections

Say you have a typical corporate site with a home page containing news, events and whatever else data you need on a typical site. Also, if it’s a typical corporate site, you’re also likely to have department sites and various team sites, some of which are site collections and other sub sites. The structure may […]

SharePoint MVP for 2014/2015!

It’s that time of the year when summer MVPs are renewed and newly awarded MVPs are invited to a very special club. First off, good news! I’m still in! It never gets old, it’s always one of the most exciting news of the day … and it has been my 6th year that I will […]

SharePoint Summit – October 27-29, 2014, register now for an early bird!

As some of you may know, SharePoint Summit 2014 is coming again to Vancouver this year after a great success last year. SharePoint Summit is here to give you a 360 degree view of the best practices and methodologies you will need to plan, implement and manage successful SharePoint-based solutions designed to meet your organization’s […]

How to: quickly embed PowerPoint decks the “slide share” style in your site in SharePoint Online

With SharePoint Online there is a cool Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document preview for the documents. That’s great, but what if you need to embed the document with all of the preview capabilities right on the page and not only in a library view. Well, you can actually do that fairly easily out of the […]

Migrating google site content to SharePoint online: findings from the field

Recently I had to migrate bunch of Google sites to SharePoint online, and despite relative simplicity of this task I wanted to point out few things that stood out as potential problems or things to consider: Surveys Google has a survey capability. SharePoint Online answer to this is Excel Survey which is a sweet feature, […]