Up until recently, mobile app development was often costly and time-consuming. However, with the tools now available within Office 365, mobile applications can be developed within a matter of days, allowing organizations of all sizes to empower a mobile workforce.

If you are currently using Office 365 or considering implementing it, then taking the next step to mobile applications can be a quick win, allowing your team to update applications with the latest data on the go.

With field workers, and on-site staff all having access to a single source of truth, and the ability for field workers to add or update a record from their existing mobile device, which can trigger an automated action back in the office, the possibilities really are endless.

Some examples of recent mobile applications we have implemented include:

  • Inventory management tool for workshop staff, triggering re-order process
  • Mobile health and safety assessment forms
  • Mobile risk management forms
  • Mobile action tracker for assigning actions to office teams
  • Staff expense tracker with automated approvals

If you would like to discuss your mobile requirements then get in touch today for a free consultation.


Earlier this year Microsoft announced new integration with Autodesk AutoCAD for Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint. We work with several clients who use AutoCAD drawings extensively, and this had previously been a major limitation of storing drawing files in SharePoint.

When a user navigates to a library, and selects a DWG file, the file opens in the AutoCAD preview app in the browser. (fig 1 and fig 2)


Fig 1 – SharePoint Library containing dwg files


Fig 2 – AutoCad preview from SharePoint Library

Unfortunately, SharePoint Search still does not open AutoCAD drawing files in the preview app. When the user clicks on a dwg result, the default experience if for the file to download (fig 3)


Fig 3 – AutoCad files are downloaded by default from SharePoint Search

We recently worked with a client who relies heavily on search, and AutoCAD files. By implementing a custom display template we were able to override the path url using the following code:

ctx.CurrentItem.Path = ctx.CurrentItem.ParentLink + “?id=” + ctx.CurrentItem.DefaultEncodingURL.replace(“https://tennantname.sharepoint.com”,””) + “&parent=na&parentview=7”;

Now when a user searches for a dwg file, and clicks on the result, they are taken to the AutoCAD preview app in the browser (fig 4 and fig 5).

Fig 4 – Search results after display template updated


Fig 5 – Search Preview after display template updated

If you store AutoCAD drawings in SharePoint and would like help to implement this in your SharePoint search site(s) then get in touch today for a free consultation.

SR1 Development today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.


Office 365 has substantially changed the IT landscape over the last few years. Any business, regardless of size and turnover can now have access to world class cloud hosted IT infrastructure.

At SR1 Development, we have assisted many businesses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, the wider North East, and throughout the UK with the set up and migration to Office 365.


We hope the site gives you a good overview of the SharePoint and Office 365 services we can provide.

SR1 Development are pleased to announce the launch of our new website.

  • Custom SharePoint Development and Branding
  • SharePoint Support
  • SharePoint Consultancy
  • SharePoint Training
  • Office 365 Consultancy
  • Custom .NET development

With Over 15 years of working with all version of SharePoint we have a huge wealth of experience. We are based just outside of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the North East of England however we have worked with clients around the world.

Our ethos is to build good working relationships with clients by providing a quality service at a fair price. We also go that extra mile to fully understand your requirements. Many of our clients have used us several times over the years, and we have formed excellent working relationships with them.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your next SharePoint project.