SharePoint 2013 How to Embed video

In SharePoint 2013 it’s very easy to embed video files. There is no need for content editor web parts or scripting. It is even possible to add embedded video links when replying to a discussion post!


1. Reply to a discussion topic or edit  a wiki page.
2. Click in the ribbon on Insert.
3. Click on Embed under Video and Audio.
4. Paste the embedded video code and click on Insert.

5. A snippet of the video will be shown in the reply box.
6. Click on Reply to post the video media link or save the page.


SharePoint 2013 How to add javascript to your site

In SharePoint 2013 is enriched with the Script Editor web part. The web part makes it very easy to add JavaScripts and Jquery script to your SharePoint 2013 site.


1. Edit the page where you want to use JavaScript.
2. Add the web part Script Editor.
3. Edit the web part Script Editor.


4. Insert the needed Javascript, in this example the JavaScript will show the current date and time.
5. Save the changes and  enjoy the result.



SharePoint 2010/2013 Folders and document set

Many companies are using folder and folders within folders. SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have two different kinds of folders, a document set and the ‘normal’ folder.

With SharePoint 2010 creating a folder in a document set using windows explorer is possible but not recommended. When a folder is present in the document set a number of features will break, for example the share column and record function.

The document set function of SharePoint 2013 Preview seems to be under construction.  It is possible to create document set but the GUID of de document set will be broken. The overview of the structure options for SharePoint 2013 is an indication of what might be, we will have to wait for the full version to verify the options.

In SharePoint 2010 it is possible to…

  • create a folder within a folder
  • create a document set within a folder
  • create a folder within a document set with the windows explorer (creating folders within document set is not advised )

In SharePoint 2010 it is not possible to…

  • create a folder within a document set through the GUID
  • create a document set within a document set

In SharePoint 2013 Preview it is possible to…

  • create a folder within a folder
  • create a document set within a folder
  • create a folder within a document set

In SharePoint 2013 Preview it is not possible to…

  • create a document set within a document set

SharePoint 2013 Visual Workflows

A new feature of SharePoint 2010 was to visual design workflows in Visio. It was only possible to visual design the workflow, the configuration of the actions could only be done with SharePoint Designer. This is still possible in SharePoint 2013 but there is also something new. With SharePoint Designer 2013 it is possible to visual design the workflow and fully configure the actions!

Text-based Designer

Visual Designer

Changing the view

1. Create a new workflow in SharePoint Designer.
2. Change the default Text-based view to the new Visual designer view, by clicking on Views.

3. Add actions and logic to the workflow.
4. Configure the actions.

SharePoint 2013 community site

A lot of new social features have been added in SharePoint 2013. A major social feature is the new community site. In this blog I will show the new features included in the community site.

Creating a discussion

When a new discussion is created a user can raise the discussion as a question. For as long as there is no answer the discussion will be show in the Unanswered question view.

Featured discussions

Discussion can be marked as featured to indicate there importance. Featured discussion will be shown in the Featured view.

Finding discussions

The content of the community is organized by categories. Users can interact with the rich interface to find the correct category. Hovering over a category shows the number of discussions, replies and the description.  The views “Recent” and “What’s hot” help the users to find new are popular categories.

After selecting the correct category with the help of the different views users can find the correct discussions. For example the Featured view displays all the posts that are set as featured (important) and the Unanswered question view shows all the post without an answer.


Members of a community site are user who interacted with the site, not the user added to the community sites members group. The member list shows all the members with their statistics.

My membership
On the members page users can see their own reputation statistics and if they wish leave the community.


Users activity on community sites will give the user reputation points, bases on the gained points users will be awarded achieved badges.  Points are gained per community and achieved badges can be shown as a bar or as text.

Users gain points by;

  • creating new posts,
  • replying to posts,
  • getting a liked or receives a rating of 4 or 5 on a reply or post,
  • getting a reply get marked as ‘Best Reply’.

It is not possible to extend the reputation model.

Besides the achieved badges there are also gifted badges. Gifted badges cannot be earned, but are manually awarded.


There are two rating systems available, rating with stars and rating with likes. Rating is an individual setting for lists and libraries.