The Invisible Trap of Stale Ideas

It’s a bit surreal to be in a room full of people excited about a new initiative you’re all a part of, and to realize that every idea put forward is not only uninspiring, but it could have been pulled straight from the pages of the very system the team is trying to replace. Read more

Recap: Mastering the SharePoint Framework with Andrew Connell

Last week, DevFacto Academy hosted SharePoint MVP Andrew Connell for his ‘Mastering the SharePoint Framework Course’ in Edmonton. This 4-day course walked our team through building and deploying custom code using the new SharePoint Framework which was introduced to SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016. Read more

The Metadata Battle:  Providers vs. Consumers

As a result of working with SharePoint throughout the majority of my career, I’ve earned plenty of experience  implementing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems.  In most cases, one of the first topics covered during these engagements is usually a challenging one: metadata, or rather, “What should be included in metadata?” Read more

The 3 important steps of a SharePoint migration

It only takes three steps to migrate to your new SharePoint environment? Sounds easy! While it’s true that a SharePoint migration needn’t be as complex as some people will have you believe, each of these three steps have a lot to them, and as such shouldn’t be underestimated.

That’s why we’re here to guide you through each important step so your migration journey can be as smooth as possible and you can enjoy your new SharePoint environment. Read more

DevFacto Wins Microsoft IMPACT Award

DevFacto is delighted to announce that we have been selected as a winner in the category of Enterprise Cloud Productivity Innovation at the 2017 Microsoft IMPACT Awards for our work with Enbridge on their OnePlan solution. Read more

DevFacto Announced as Finalist for Microsoft IMPACT Awards

We are thrilled to announce that DevFacto has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft IMPACT awards in the Enterprise Cloud Productivity Innovation category for their work with Enbridge on their ground-breaking OnePlan project.  Read more

SharePoint Configuration Errors: Where to Find Them and How to Fix Them

If you work with Microsoft SharePoint, you’ve likely come across the following error screen at some point in your career:

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Quality Conf 16.2 Recap: Logging Like it Matters

On December 16, 2016, DevFacto hosted Quality Conf 16.2 – a full-day internal conference dedicated to learning and team building. A number of sessions were presented by our team members which focused on everything from personal to technical growth. In this post, we recap “Logging Like it Matters” which was originally presented by DevFacto consultant Mark Thiessen.

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Quality Conf 16.2 Recap: The New SharePoint Framework

On December 16, 2016, DevFacto hosted Quality Conf 16.2 – a full-day internal conference dedicated to learning and team building.  A number of sessions were presented by our team members which focused on everything from personal to technical growth.  In this post, we recap “The New SharePoint Framework” which was originally presented by DevFacto consultants Chris Buchanan and Vili Bogdan.

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Everyday IA – The Search for Hot Sauce

Today, I was tasked with picking up a bottle of Frank’s RedHot Sauce for supper. Once I entered the grocery store, I began scanning the large hanging boards that list the 6-8 types of items found in each aisle. My previous shopping experience lead me to look for the hot sauce near the ketchup and I know that ketchup is usually classified as a condiment. Unfortunately, I could not see “Condiments” on any of those large hanging boards. I did, however, see “Mexican” on one of the signs and thinking that perhaps hot sauce wasn’t far from salsa (they are both spicy), I ventured down that aisle. Alas, no hot sauce. Read more