My slides from todays session at SQL Saturday Denmark, Project Siena – and how to create a Windows App

Here is my slides from todays #sqlsatdenmark session.

How to create a Windows app with Project Siena, SharePoint and Office 365

Thank you so much for attending, and thank you to the SQL Saturday Denmark team for the opportunity.

For more information about the event:

Hope to be back next year!

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My slides from my webinar with Intlock, 5 steps to take before migration to sharepoint online

Here is my slides from todays webinar with Intlock. Thank you so much for attending, and thank you to Intlock for the opportunity.

Thanks to ShareGate, AvePoint and Metalogix for your great migration tools!

If you need help with migration please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Don’t forget to grab your trial for Cardiolog Analytics also!:

Happy SharePointing


Join me for a webinar: 5 Steps to Take Before Migrating to SharePoint Online


Join me and Intlock for this webinar, if you want to learn more about moving your SharePoint environment to Office 365.

To Cloud or not to Cloud? This is the big question for many organizations today. If your organization is also thinking about migrating to SharePoint Online, join this session to get Microsoft MVP Knut’s 5 steps that you need to complete before moving to the cloud. You will get help to make the decision if your organization should migrate all the way to the cloud, or just partly with a hybrid deployment. Join this session to learn what the cloud can offer your organization and how you can migrate to the cloud with success.

Join us on Wednesday, August 19th, at 11:00 AM EST for our upcoming webinar on the 5 Steps to Take Before Migrating to SharePoint Online.

Register now to reserve your seat!

My slides from #ESPC15 webinar: How to Create a Windows App with Project Siena, SharePoint & Office 365

Thank you so much to all who watched my webinar for the European SharePoint Community.

Video about the demos will be available within few days at my blog, so follow me on twitter to get notified about when they are available.

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My slides from SPSHelsinki: Delve and Office Graph in the Real World – How to make use of it in your organization

Thanks to everyone attending my presentation about CodeName Oslo and The Office Graph at the SharePoint Saturday in Helsinki.

Really nice city, and a great audience. Look forward to come back.

if you have questions about Delve, Office Graph or my presentation don’t hesitate to contact me.

My contact details:

Twitter: @shareptkarm

Email: knutrelbemoe(at)

Phone: (0047) – 98224609


Happy SharePointing everyone!

Visio – How to create processes and connect them together – part 1

In this blog post I will explain you how easy it is to use Visio to create different flowcharts, and how to attach the main processes together with the subprocesses. In the end I will link up a document library to the subprocessess to show how you could use Visio and drawings to navigate and filter at document library, to give the end users another way of filter the data which is more graphical.

1. First open Visio 2013

2. Click NEW -> Type Flowchart -> Search -> Basic Flowchart -> Create




Draw your main processes on the main canvas.


In this example I have created 5 processes, define, measure, analyze, improve, and control. To create a process just drag and drop the process to the canvas, and then add text, different color and re size it as you wish.

As you can see I have also named the page Main.

We have two options to connect the processes, I’ll explain you both.

First option:

Now create a new FlowChart Drawing inside Visio for the subprocesses.


On the sub-process diagram, add a page for each subprocess, and name the page names accordingly to the names of the main processes. In my example I named the page Measure. Make sure it’s written exactly the same way.

Save the files as subprocess.vsdx
In the main diagram,

Select the whole process, and right click on it.


Select Data, and define data.



On the popup window that opens, Click New to create a new property. Set the label to “subprocess” and the type to string

Then right click on the different processes, and select data -> define shape data


Set the subprocess variable to the page name of the sub-process. In my example the value should be Measure.


Repeat this steps for all the other shapes in the main diagram as well. Define, Analyze, Improve, and control.

Open your SharePoint Site (Either SharePoint 2013 OnPrem, or SharePoint Online) that you want to display these diagrams

Upload both visio files to a document library of your choice.



Add two Visio Web Access web parts to the page you just created.



Edit the main process Visio Web Part, and set the web drawing URL to the main process Visio File URL



In the expose the following Shape Data field type the name of the label you created inside Visio 2013 (Subprocess)


Click save to save the web part.

Click edit on the other Visio Web Part, and set the drawing URL to the Sub-Process Visio file Url.


Save the changes made to the sub-process web part.

On the Sub-process visio web part – click edit -> connections -> get web drawing url and Page Name From .-> (the main process visio Web part (Visio Web Access [1])).



On the window that pops up choose:

Provider field name: Subprocess (or whatever name you exposed)

Consumer field name: Page Name.


Click finish.

Now we have connected the two visio web parts, and also we have connected the processes.



Stay tuned and get back to my next post, and I’ll show you another way of connecting this processes, which will result in an even better user experience as far as I’m thinking.


Happy SharePointing everyone.


If you have some questions about Visio Services, or SharePoint don’t hesitate to ask me.

My contact details:

Twitter: @shareptkarm

Email: knutrelbemoe(at)

Phone: (0047) – 98224609

Happy SharePointing.

Guide: How to create a Visio Drawing to filter a SharePoint list and show it in the Visio Webpart

Hello everybody, in this Guide I will show you how easy it is to create a Visio Drawing, and then use the same drawing to filter a List inside SharePoint.

This will work in both a OnPrem environment and in a Office 365 environment. This is the first guide of 5 guides, from the demos I showed on the SPC NYC. I will make a webcast / video on this also in one of the next days. So look back for that.

1. Create a list in SharePoint.

For this example I decided to create a list over sponsors for the SharePoint Saturday in New York City


2. Open Visio 2013 Professional


Create new Blank Drawing.

3. Add images of the sponsors to the canvas



Do this for the next images also, until you have a page looking like this:



4. Define Shape Data

Select the image and then right click -> Data -> Define Shape Data




Then you get up the properties for the data shape:


Name the Label Sponsors, like the SharePoint list, this will be the identifier later to filter the list.

In the value field, write the name of the Sponsor, for instance: Metalogix like shown in the image above.

Repeat this procedure for all the images, just make sure to write the proper name in the Label and value fields.

Click save to save the Visio Diagram. I saved the file as sponsors_image.vsdx

5. Save the Visio Drawing to a document library in SharePoint.

To be able to view the Visio Drawing inside SharePoint you need to add it to a document library.


Click OK

6. Create a new Page for showing the Visio Drawing.


To the newly created list, we want to add the list we created earlier with all the different sponsors.

So find it like I show on the image underneath and click add to add it to the page.



7. Add Visio Web part to the page



You find the Visio Web Part under Business Data, and Visio Web Access, click add to add it to the page.

If you did everything correct the page should look like this:





All you need to do now is to choose “click her to open the tool pane”


Here you should choose web drawing url:

And choose the visio drawing you just uploaded to your document library.2014-06-01_00-20-28

Click insert to insert the drawing to the Visio Web Part.



Under “expose the following shape data…” type in the name of the Label from your drawing, if you followed my example, you should type Sponsors here.

You can also decide how often you want to have the drawing automatically refreshed.



Click apply to save the changes, and also save the sharepoint page.

Your page should now look like this:



Now it’s only one thin remaining and that is to send the selected item from the drawing to the SharePoint list to filter it.

To do so. Click edit page. And then Edit Web Part



Then again click to edit the web part, select connections, and Send Shape Data To -> Sponsors




Then you will get a dialog:



Select Get filter values from ,and click configure


In Provider Field name select Sponsors (or the name you choose earlier)

In the Consumer Field Name, select Title. (this is the name from the sponsor list we created in step 1).

Click Finish

Click Apply in the web part properties window, and click to save the SharePoint Page.

Now the page should look like this:



And if you click one of the images you will see that the SharePoint List “Sponsor” will show the values who matches the selected image.

Now we are finished with this Guide, come back later to see my guide about how to create a dashboard inside Visio Services and SharePoint.


If you have some questions about Visio Services, or SharePoint don’t hesitate to ask me.

My contact details:

Twitter: @shareptkarm

Email: knutrelbemoe(at)

Phone: (0047) – 98224609


Happy SharePointing.


My presentation from SPSNYC 2014: Visio 2013 & Visio Services – A Quick Guide

If you have some questions or need some help with  SharePoint or Office 365 don’t hesitate to ask me.

My contact details:

Twitter: @shareptkarm

Email: knutrelbemoe(at)

Phone: (0047) – 98224609

Happy SharePointing.

Office 365 Readiness and Adoption Kit

Thanks to a presentation at the Norwegian SharePoint Community meeting last week from Dux Raymond Sy I got my eyes on a very interesting download. Which I wanted to share with everyone. 

An Office 365 readiness and adoption kit. Click here to download. Could be very helpful in your Office 365 adoption adventures.

Thanks again to Dux Raymond Sy for a great presentation, and of course AvePoint for sponsoring it!

Happy SharePointing everyone!






My contact details:

Twitter: @shareptkarm

Email: knutrelbemoe(at)

Phone: (0047) – 98224609

Happy SharePointing.