Create a weather feed using Nintex Workflow

In this post I will be running through process of creating a customisable weather feed using Nintex Workflow and the Content Query Web Part (CQWP). I’ve seen quite a few weather web parts out there but for the most part I have found them to look quite dated. Nintex Workflow introduces a Live Catalog of actions that can be installed and provide the ability to interact with various services on the web. One of these actions just so happens to provide the ability of grabbing data from Weather Underground, in this example we will populate a SharePoint list with this information that will then be rolled up.
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Folders vs metadata in SharePoint

There’s been plenty of debate over the years about whether metadata (columns) or folders are better for organising files in SharePoint libraries. And to be honest, I’m still not 100% convinced either way.

With my information architecture hat on, it seems obvious that metadata should be the way to go. Enhancing a library with extra fields, for categorising and grouping files, allows for a lot more flexibility in display and search. But I can understand why some people are still so wedded to their beloved folders. Here I explore my experiences and observations in working with SharePoint libraries.
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