SQL instance connection error – ‘A network-related or instance-specific error occurred’

I was stumped with this error for hours last night while building out some on-premises SharePoint Farms. I was trying to connect to a specific named instance as opposed to the default instance.  I thought I would blog about the fix because it’s something I’ve never come across before and it took some googling of…

Azure password-less sign-in ‘Something went wrong’ error

I recently enabled password-less authentication for our Azure tenant. A number of our staff already used the Authenticator app for MFA sign-in so it made sense to make the move to password-less!  If you’re thinking of enabling it – I can confirm – it’s brilliant! but keep in mind it’s still in public preview.However I…

Flow – Terminate action with custom status

The ‘Terminate’ action provides a useful way to stop/end a flow and specify your own message. One thing to be aware of is that custom ‘Status’ values are not yet supported. In the flow designer the option to enter a custom value is visible for the action, however if you attempt to use it you…

Publishing page rollup approval using Microsoft Flow

One of our clients had a requirement to approve pages created by users within their Intranet in order to have them displayed on the home page. In this particular case we’re using a classic SharePoint publishing site with a custom search based rollup Web Part from Intelligent Decisioning’s Mercury Intranet product. We didn’t want to…