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 Name Paul Culmsee  Blog Clever Work Arounds
 Location United States  Category SharePoint
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Hiya So I will say up-front that I used to be a security guy, so what I am about to share with you makes part of me feel dirty. With that said, I think this method is worth sharing because I get to...
This week, the PowerApps team released a great update to PowerApps that should make any InfoPath person very happy. PowerApps now supports the use of rules that allow you to easily modify the behav...
Hiya Some of you might have seen my post where I explained how how my daughter, Ashlee (18), won a competition from Microsoft to develop a fidget spinner app. Well if you think that was impressive,...
Hi all <TD: DR>My daughter, with no coding experience, won a contest put by the PowerApps team and we recorded a video on how she did it which you can find below</TD: DR> This littl...
Advanced PowerApps Awesomeness in Sydney      07-Aug-2017     46  
Send to Kindle Hiya First up, if you are not aware, the Digital Workplace Conference is about to land in Sydney. I strongly recommend you attend this conference. In my opinion there has never been ...
Hi all Anyone new to Flow, who has come from a SharePoint Designer Workflow background, will automatically assume that Flow has out of the box support for not only uploading documents to a SharePoi...
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series OpenAPISend to KindleIntroduction Hi again This is the second half to a post that will use the OpenWeatherMap API in PowerApps. The business scenario is arou...
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series OpenAPISend to KindleIntroduction Okay citizen developers, listen up! This post and its forthcoming second part will teach you how to get PowerApps to connec...
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series OpenAPISend to KindleHiya A client recently asked to make a PowerApps proof of concept audit app for safety inspections. The gist was that a user would enter...
At the time of writing, a common request for PowerApps is to be able to able to upload photos to SharePoint. It makes perfect sense, especially now that its really easy to make a PowerApp that is b...
Rediscovering my curiosity at Creative Melbourne      20-Feb-2017     240  
As I write this I am somewhere over the middle of Australia, flying back to Perth after participating in a 3 day event that was fun, challenging and highly insightful. The conference was Creative M...
Send to Kindle  What if I told you that the key to becoming a successful management consultant was to become a Teddy Bear? What if I also told you that it involves fetishes? You might be re-ch...
Explaining the new book in 3 minutes…      18-Jul-2016     535  
The power of video as a means to convey a message and engage an audience cannot be under-estimated. For my new book, The Heretics Guide to Management, we decided to record a video after Kailash had...
My new book about Teddies and fetishes is out…      12-Jul-2016     628  
Send to Kindle   Hi all I am pleased to announce that my new business book, The Heretic’s Guide to Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity is now available in ebook format (The print editi...
The ASS Scale. The best 2*2 management model ever!      14-Jun-2016     432  
So today I was inspired to come out of blogging hibernation because I saw possibly the worst dodgy 2*2 management matrix ever. The piece below was something that was originally going to be part of ...
Glyma is now open source!      07-Aug-2015     448  
Hi all If you are not aware, my colleagues and I have spend a large chunk of the last few years developing a software tool for SharePoint called Glyma (pronounced “Glimmer”). Glyma is a very powerf...
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Apps ModelSend to KindleHiya This is the third post in some articles aimed helping strategic or business focused users understand the SharePoint 2013 and Off...
Hi all Just to let you know that I’ll be presenting a webinar with Christian Buckley on the topic of Glyma, Knowledge Management and SharePoint next week. If you have an interest in things like wor...
Hiya This is the second post in some articles aimed at demystifying the SharePoint “apps” model for the strategic or business focused user. In case you are not aware, Microsoft have gotten a seriou...
Hiya I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of the apps model of SharePoint 2013 for a while now, because it is a topic I am both fascinated and slightly repulsed by. While lots of really excel...
What? Even more epic than MOSS world!      01-Oct-2014     480  
Hi all Back on St Patricks Day in 2011, Christian Buckley and I commandeered a hotel piano in Wellington NZ and recorded an impromptu duet entitled “MOSS world” – a satirical take on many of the ch...
Like it or not, there is a tectonic shift going on in the IT industry right now, driven primarily by the availability of a huge variety of services hosted in the cloud. Over the last few years, org...
Hi all I will be in the UK in the first week of September for various matters (like watching Kate Bush in concert) and while I am there will be running a 2 day Dialogue Mapping introductory class. ...
A “Glyma” of an idea…      10-Jun-2014     1289  
Hiya A while back Kailash recorded an interview with me (over beers of course) for a project on his blog. During that interview, he asked me to elaborate on the story behind Glyma which has now bee...
Send to Kindle“If Jeff ever leaves…” I’m sure you have experienced the “Oh crap” feeling where you have a problem and Jeff is on vacation or unavailable. Jeff happens to be one of those people who’...
Hi all One workflow action that anyone getting into SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow development needs to know is the Call HTTP Web Service action. This action opens up many possibilities for work...
“Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups”      09-Jan-2014     501  
My business partner, Chris Tomich, is the John Deacon of Seven Sigma. In case you do not know who John Deacon is, he is the bass player from Queen who usually said very little publicly and didn’t w...
Hi all In case you have not been paying attention, I’ve churned out a large series of posts – twelve in all – on the topic of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows. The premise of the series was...
Hi all, and welcome to part 12 of my articles about SharePoint 2013 Workflows and whether they are ready for prime time. Along the way we have learnt all about CAML, REST, JSON, calling web service...
Hi all, and welcome to the penultimate article in what has tuned into a fairly epic series about SharePoint 2013 Workflows. From part 6 to part 8 of this series, we implemented a workflow that made...