Working with large lists (over 5,000 items) in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 can prove challenging to both the administrator and the end use without devising a plan for effectively displaying data. This introductory to medium-level presentation explains why SharePoint has a list item view threshold and why it’s a bad idea to ignore it. Several examples will be demonstrated for how to provide the best UX (user experience) for users while maintaining performance in the farm. Some highlights of what we will discuss include:
· Creating filtered views by using simple and compound indexes.
· Using managed metadata and key filters to assist users in finding what they need.
· Leveraging client-side tools such as Excel and Access 2013 to work with and report on lists and libraries
· Effective use of folders for managing large libraries
· Managing and monitoring thresholds through Central Admin, PowerShell and REST
Accudata Systems, Inc.
This topic was presented at SharePoint TechFest Houston on Oct. 24, 2015.