Finally, the No-Code SharePoint Solution You’ve Been Dreaming Of

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How can you as a SharePoint power-user, or even as a developer, make some really powerful solutions without the use of programming or coding?” Then you’re luck. Asif Rehmani, VisualSP founder and CEO, has been teaching on these topics for many years. At the 2015 SPTechCon in Austin this February, Rehmani will present two sessions related to no-code development in SharePoint.


  • 8:30 – 9:45 am: “Create Powerful No-Code SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows in Office 365 and On-Premise”
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm: “No-Code Solution Creation Options for Non-Developers in SharePoint 2013”




SharePoint is such a robust program capable of solving many different kinds of problems— which has both benefits and a drawbacks. Power users and SharePoint developers appreciate the program’s wide capabilities, but typical users may be daunted by the options presented to them.

SharePoint for Non-Programmers

That’s where Rehmani’s presentations come in. He understands that not all SharePoint users are developers or know how to code. But, as a SharePoint Server MVP, he knows that SharePoint can solve many business problems, even without knowing how to code. So long as an end user grasps the basic building blocks of SharePoint, “those building blocks can be put together nicely without extreme programming or Visual Studio, to make some really powerful solutions for your group, for your team, for yourself.”

Rehmani and his team want to ensure that SharePoint becomes and remains a valuable investment for the businesses that choose to use it. For example, companies could use it to seamlessly integrate their marketing automation software with their CRM. But instead, too many businesses allow SharePoint to become “shelfware” because they’re too frustrated by its intricacies.

That’s why Rehmani’s company, VisualSP, provides “help system software which plugs into SharePoint,” among a number of other helpful products and resources. VisualSP will also have a booth presence at SPTechCon this year. Attendees are welcome to stop by learn more about the company’s offerings, take a demo of their SharePoint Help System (a one-of-a-kind platform that installs as a HelpTab directly in the SharePoint ribbon providing in-context, on-demand help for end users), and get their badge scanned for a chance to win great prizes (including a new HDTV). Beyond that, interested parties are encouraged to learn more about the ways that their company (formerly known as SharePoint Videos) “empowers, educates, supports, and trains” a wide variety of SharePoint users.

To learn more, listen to the embedded TechnologyAdvice interview.






This interview was provided by TechnologyAdvice, an Inc. 5000 company that connects buyers and sellers of business technology through meaningful relationships. Interview conducted by Clark Buckner.

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Is SharePoint 2013 Hybrid Right for Your Organization?

To Go to the Cloud or Not…that is the question!


Going to the cloud is not for everyone. However, the benefits in regards to costs and maintainability are very real if and when the organization does consider moving to the cloud.

There are many things to consider and questions to ask when the situation does arise. For example:

  • Are the cost savings worth it for moving our business to the cloud?
  • How secure is the cloud? Is there only a public cloud or is there a private cloud option as well?
  • Do we have to conduct all our business in the cloud or can we only move some portions and not others?
  • If a ‘Hybrid’ scenario is do-able, how will our on-premises environment communicate with the services in the cloud?
  • What exactly does ‘the cloud’ look like?


FabianHeadShotwMVP1Fabian Williams, SharePoint Architect, Microsoft MVP will be teaching “Implementing SharePoint 2013 Hybrid” class on Oct 9, 2014 – 11am to 3pm Eastern. Fabian has been speaking and consulting on this topic for a long time now and is excited to share his knowledge and experience.

The course, which targets ITPros, Business Managers and Technical Decision Makers (TDMs) goes into the How, What and Why of doing Hybrid. The course content goes into great detail about what one should know BEFORE embarking on this task, and what one needs to have in preparation for this venture. Then Fabian will show the actual implementation of hybrid services and discuss live with class participants the pros and cons of the various scenarios. The goal of the class is to help attendees understand the importance of Hybrid as we enter this era of Mobile First Cloud First where employees, customers, partners demand access to information from all form factors be it phone, tablet, desktop browser, real time and responsive.


Earlier this week, Fabian did an interview with Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice (they provide expert knowledge on employee training software solutions, coverage on Tech Conferences and much more) to discuss SharePoint as it relates to these offerings, One Drive For Business, Yammer and BCS.

Listen to the full article here.

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Class Details:

Implementing SharePoint Hybrid for Search, Business Connectivity Services, OneDrive for Business and Yammer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

11am to 3pm Eastern


Course Outline:

  • What is Hybrid?
  • What you need to know before you embark on Hybrid
  • Configure your On Premises SharePoint
  • Configuring your Office 365 SharePoint Farm
  • What Service Applications may be consumed in Hybrid
  • OneDrive for Business and Hybrid
  • Yammer for the Enterprise and Hybrid
  • and much more…

In addition to the live class and Q&A, students also receive the following: FREE 30 days access to (890+ video tutorials currently), Plus a complete recording of this class and PowerShell scripts for configuring on-premises and cloud environments

Hope you can join us in this class. Learn More


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Discover. Build. Innovate at SharePoint Summit: Oct 27-29, 2014

Our goal at is to help educate and empower end users so they can be more effective working in their SharePoint environment. We do this by providing SharePoint training videos, online classes, and end user help delivered right from the SharePoint Ribbon (via VisualSP-the SharePoint Help System)

We are also proud to sponsor many exceptional SharePoint conferences and events. 

One great coming up this October is SharePoint Summit Vancouver.  And, we’re happy to extend 15% OFF to our customers and friends with the special code: SPVIDEOS


SharePoint Summit Vancouver Second Edition

October 27, 28, 29

What to expect at this Stimulating Three-Day Event

  • More than 60 advanced training sessions covering improvements in the latest version of SharePoint
  • More than 50 speakers, including some of the industry’s best-known SharePoint influencers and MVPs
  • Case study workshops to share experience-based SharePoint expertise
  • Ask-The-Experts roundtable session, Exchange on the organization’s current concerns with industry experts in a question and answers method.
  • Hear Keynote Speaker IAN HAMEROFF on one of the hottest topics today : Office 365 Today and Tomorrow
  • Meet our selected SharePoint Partners who will present their products and services


What you won’t want to miss

Keynote Breakfast

Tuesday, October 28

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
“Office 365 Today and Tomorrowwith Ian Hameroff
Office 365 is one of the leading productivity services in the world. Learn what Office 365 offers today, what you can expect in the future and how you can manage & take advantage of Office 365’s value proposition of continuous innovation.



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SharePoint 2013 No-Code Solutions Session at SPC 2014

Hard to believe that it’s only a few days remaining until SPC 2014. Wow! Thought I would take a few moments to blog about my session here.

For the past decade now, I have been very passionate about SharePoint and specifically the no-code solution building opportunities within SharePoint. It is so often that I see people doing stuff the ‘hard way’ with code that someone then will have to manage through the rest of its life-cycle. Why go through that trouble if you can get it done with the same results without code?

That’s what my session at SPC 2014 is all about ( I’m doing it in tandem with Mark Gillis of Microsoft, a writer who is also very passionate about the no-code solutions story in SharePoint. The session is on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Lando room 4201-4303.

The speakers were asked to do a quick video to describe what they will be presenting. Mine is below if you care to watch it:

As a ‘dress rehearsal’, Mark and I did a webinar on the topic last week the recording of which is available below. We will be talking about these subject areas and more during our session. Come on by if interested!

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SPTechCon coming to San Francisco on Apr 22-25, 2014

I have been going to, and mostly speaking at, SPTechCon‘s for a bunch of years now and I have to stay that I’m pretty biased towards the conference. Aside from Microsoft’s own SharePoint Conference, this is definitely the biggest conference attracting the best speaker talent from across the world.

A few weeks ago, I made a quick walkthrough of the SPTechCon site and highlighted a few things. If interested, check it out:


The question of ‘why SPTechCon when it’s so close to SPC’ has come up more than once in my conversations as well. Ted Bahr from SPTechCon explains it brilliantly here and I agree with him:

You can still regsister by Feb 7 and get $500 off your full conference pass PLUS a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Use code ‘AMZGIFT‘ and sign up today.

PS. I believe if you use my last name REHMANI as a code, you might be able to get an additional $100 off. Not completely sure about this, but if you do try it and succeed, let me know 😉

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Online Class – Building SharePoint 2013 Apps – on Nov 12, 2013

SharePoint MVP Yaroslav Pentsarskyy will be teaching the Apps class on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 titled:

Building Robust SharePoint 2013 hosted Apps for productivity and profit

This is promising to be an Awesome class to teach developers how to build SharePoint 2013 Apps and sell them through the SharePoint App store.

Topics covered are:

  • SharePoint 2013 Apps development model
  • Tools, environment and deployment options for Apps
  • Main components of SharePoint 2013 hosted Apps
  • Deploying lists and libraries with Apps
  • Migrating your web parts as Apps
  • Submitting your App in SharePoint 2013 App store
  • and much more…


Also, a bunch of pre-built App projects will be given away by Yaroslav:

  • List Provisioning App
  • Image Slider App
  • Extended Images Slider App
  • App Branding Project


Check out the quick video below which talks further about what the class will cover.

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