Category: professional

SharePoint 2013 Sorry, you can’t create a new item with Quick Edit because this view is missing one or more required columns. To create a new item, please click “New Item” or add required columns to this view.

I have this really annoying issue with SharePoint 2013 and searching the web hasn’t come up with an answer yet.

I’m unable to create new items in a custom list. I get the following error message:



Sorry, you can’t create a new item with Quick Edit because this view is missing one or more required columns. To create a new item, please click “New Item” or add required columns to this view.

If I modify the view and add Name (for use in forms) to the view, I’m then able to add a value to the column and SharePoint allows me to create a new record. It doesn’t seem to matter what I enter into the Name field when adding the record as it replaces my value automatically.



I checked the Columns setting for the list and there’s no Name column listed for me to remove the Required setting from!



Uhm, so what gives? Why can’t I add new records to a custom list using Quick Edit mode? It works fine if I click the New button and use the form.

This is a new custom list on SharePoint 2013 SP1.

PodCamp Nashville 2012

Today was PodCamp Nashville 2012. They call it a tech “unconference” but you basically get to rub shoulders with some cool Nashville people in the tech and social networking scenes. Jen and I got to meet a bunch of people that we’ve only talked to on Twitter so that was a pretty big plus.

Our first session was Social Networking In Real Life by Dave Delaney. It was basically an overview of why and how you should do more than just network from behind the computer screen… instead you should be sure to go out there and meet the people you’re interacting with online. Also, bring coffee. 😉

Next up was How I Got Google to Pay Me $150,000 by Ross Jones of 2theTopDesign. Ross is a Nashville web design and SEO guru. It was an interesting session and Ross was even nice enough to hang out with us during lunch and answer some questions about our site etc. Cool guy. Be sure to check out his Nashville SEO Meetup group!

Our impromptu session was a session by Lucas Hendrickson about iPad apps! We talked about the iPad apps you use on a regular basis. I made myself notes to check out WriteRoom, Spacward Ho!, Jetpack joyride and Kingdom Rush. Additionally, the incase origami keyboard and hammerhead ipad case.

Next up was Building a Smart Social Media Strategy by Laura Click. This was the best session that I attended personally. That is, I got the most useful information that I’m going to be able to immediately help with running the social media strategies for Pampered You Salon. Stuff like Rapportive and SocialMention especially.

The last session Jen and I attended was Your Marketing is a Waste of Your Time……Unless You Start with Why by our friend David Beronja. The big take away is a lesson learned with the book, Start With Why. I’ve added it to my reading list and will be checking out the TED talk by the author, Simon Sinek.

This was my second “camp” experience with my first one being BarCamp 2011. This one didn’t disappoint and Jen and I got a lot of good info and made new connections. To top it off, I won a prize (see screenshot below)! I was the 1st one to tweet #pcnprizes when they told us what to do to win. Although technically, Jen’s tweet was in before mine but hers didn’t show up in the search. Very weird. 🙁 I will definitely be attending more camps!

PodCamp Nashville 2012

Michael Harley’s Resume

Michael Harley



To build great SharePoint applications and websites that make people happy.

Summary of Qualifications

  • 15 years of broad based experience in the IT field providing support for users, servers, networks, and printers in the manufacturing, telecommunications and corrections fields.
  • 5 years of experience in installing, configuring, administering, maintaining and troubleshooting Microsoft Office SharePoint Server on Internet Information Services, Windows 2003/2008/2008 R2.
  • 2 years of experience using SharePoint Designer to help business users create and deploy custom list forms to meet business needs including the designing and building of  custom SharePoint Designer workflows.
  • Solid understanding and experience with HTML, CSS, XML/XSD, XSL/XSLT, Powershell & JavaScript.

Professional Experience SharePoint Administrator, Corrections Corporation of America–August 2010 to Present

  • Responsible for the systems administration of the CCA SharePoint Intranet. Activities include SharePoint system administration, patching/upgrades, configuration, security, site monitoring and performance tuning, migration of files from share drive to SharePoint library and support. Works with members of the technology team and other departments to define departmental intranet sites.
  • Successfully migrated existing Windows 2003 Server infrastructure to Windows 2008 R2.
  • Suggested and then implemented changes to the SharePoint farm infrastructure to make the farm more highly available.
  • Integral part of developing and launching the Employee Portal project for CCA. Project launched successfully and on time.
  • Successfully launched an external version of the Employee Portal on short notice with tight deadlines.
  • Twice nominated for Q4 2011 employee of the quarter for outstanding customer service.

IT Administrator, Cricket Communications-June 2002 to August 2010

  • SharePoint Administrator for Cricket’s portal implementation. Activities include SharePoint systems administration, patching/upgrades, configuration, security, site monitoring and performance tuning
  • Technical lead on Cricket’s Microsoft Forefront Antivirus conversion.  Converted 5000+ workstations from existing CA ITM anti-virus to Microsoft Forefront Antivirus.
  • Technical lead on Cricket’s Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 initial deployment and maintenance.
  • Technical lead on SMS package deployment in the company.
  • Technical lead on Cricket’s CA ITM antivirus conversion. Converted 3000+ workstations from the existing, ePolicy Orchestrator anti-virus package over to CA ITM.  This project includes anti-virus coverage (installation and updates) for 3000+ workstations and 100+ servers covering 50 cities across the US.  Technical responsibilities include installation, maintenance and updates of the server side software and client side software/DAT updates.
  • Lead technical member for Cricket’s Divar installation support.  This involves supporting and maintaining the DVR based security system for 140+ Cricket locations.
  • Awarded numerous Cricket Stars for superior customer service to users.

Network Administrator, Crossville Rubber, Inc.-February 1997 to June 2002

  • Responsible for support of network servers, switches, hubs, routers, network printers, server software applications and operating systems.  Including maintenance and troubleshooting of the companies MRP application (Fourth Shift) as well as supporting handheld RF based scanner units (Intermec 2400’s) and thermal transfer label printers (Intermec 4420’s and 3400’s).
  • Successfully planned and implemented the migration of the companies Windows NT 4.0 domain structure to Windows 2000 Active Directory.
  • Implemented Windows 2000 Terminal Services to support the remote offsite location.
  • Successfully migrated the company’s production and engineering databases from MS Access 97 to MS SQL Server 7.0.

Training and Certifications

  • SharePoint 2013 Deployment and Upgrade (06/27/2013)
  • Windows Powershell: Powershell v2 Essentials
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)