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JD Edwards and SharePoint

Recently a customer approached us with the following story: they’re upgrading their JD Edwards installation using Syntax’s JDE Upgrade , after they want to integrate it with SharePoint 2010/2013. This kinda leaves us in uncharted territory, but the following links were a helpful starting point:

Colligo Briefcase

It looks like Colligo succeeded in bridging the gap between SharePoint and iPad (or iPhone) with their product Colligo Briefcase. Colligo Briefcase ( is a secure solution to work with SharePoint on an iPad/iPhone or iPod. Let’s take a look at some of the features of Colligo Briefcase:

  • You can view all your SharePoint files, including Office documents, PDFs, images and emails with the appropriate icons.
  • You can edit files, lists and metadata, even while offline and sync these changes when you’re online again.
  • You can choose what you want to sync, so you can choose to sync only the documents that you need.
  • You have a Favorites option where you can add documents that you want to access very often.
  • Using the search capabilities makes it easy to find content.

Installing and configuring Colligo Briefcase is rather simple. You can find Colligo Briefcase in the App Store. After installing the tool you will find an icon on your device. Next is the configuring part, by clicking the Colligo Briefcase icon you will be able to add a SharePoint site. The basic things you have to know are: Url, Username and Password. But that shouldn’t be a problem because you’re using SharePoint all the time ;-). You can also set the sync interval (there are several choices), the storage limit (from 20 MB to Unlimited) and the lists to sync (which lists do you want to sync on your device). After configuring these settings and clicking Done Colligo will start syncing your content:


Using Colligo Briefcase is very intuitive. On the left you will find the lists (as you’re used to have in SharePoint). By selecting a list you will get an overview of the contents of that list on the right. Okay, it is not SharePoint but it works almost the same. You have to get used to it but that will take only 30 minutes and after that you can work on your iPad in your SharePoint site.

A cool feature of Colligo Briefcase is the preview option. You can select a document library, click on a document and click Preview. You can also read the full version but a preview version is handy to know if you’ve got the right document.


If you are looking for a product to work with on your Apple device, you should definitely take a look at Colligo Briefcase. Right now Colligo Briefcase has a special launch price of $2.99, plus it’s a universal app so you can install it on both your iPad and iPhone!

Microsoft SharePoint 13 and Office 13

SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 are now officially available as public beta, you can download the products here:

Microsoft announces SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013, watch this:

Check out the Microsoft Office 2013 Preview here: and here

RBS: With or without a FILESTREAM?

Changing a SharePoint list URL

Not only can you change the name of a list title, using SharePoint Designer you can also change the URL itself:

1: You must be a site collection admin.

2: Open the site in SharePoint Designer 2010

3: Locate “All Files” at the bottom of the left hand navigation pane, which will open the main “All Files” pane on the right.
** “All Files” is not visible if your do not have the appropriate permissions.**

4: click (once) on “Lists” in the main “All Files” pane.

5: Right Click on the list that you want to change the URL/Web Address for and choose “Rename”

Taken from:

Sending e-mail from SharePoint Online

When creating emails in workflows in SharePoint Online, they’re being sent from the following e-mail address: This can’t be changed as the e-mail address is maintained at the farm level and therefore is the same for all customers.

What to do? Create an e-mail forwarding account that SharePoint Online sends to. Use custom code to process the incoming e-mails and send them out via the “official” e-mail address. For more info, see:

More about performance

This is a nice link that contains info about performance stress and load testing: Also, regularly keep checking , it’s the best resource out there about this topic. If you feel the last comment is unfair, you’d be absolutely right since we’ve created that Wiki page ourselves. We’d love you to prove us wrong though, just add a comment about it and we’ll post it!

SharePoint Taxonomy info nugget

Sometimes you come across these little pieces of knowledge. In this case, we came across this little nugget of info about taxonomy:

Architecture document for SharePoint

Nice blueprint for approaching an architecture document for SharePoint can be found at: We actually found that the TOC provides a nice comparison with what you might have already.

List throttling settings

Why is it that hordes of SharePoint 2010 developers try to lift the list throttling settings or think that it’s a magical button that allows you to optimize the SharePoint farm for whatever amounts you may need (e.g. I want to retrieve 100.000 items, luckily, if I raise the list throttling settings to 100.000 it won’t affect server performance at all!). There’s gotta be some best practices regarding this area, no? We propose the following Wiki page as the starting point: