SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview

Custom Discussion Board Rollup using Content Query Web Part and XSL

A problem was recently posted on one of our SharePoint Solutions Help Community Forums. The situation was that an individual wanted to “roll up” multiple discussion boards from multiple sub-sites; essentially pulling the content from different discussion board lists. One solution is to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 and take advantage of all the new social features such as Communities. Ano... »

How to Add and Subtract Hours and Minutes from Date and Time Fields in SharePoint Lists

I recently needed to write a SharePoint Designer workflow to send a reminder email 12-hours before the end of a multiple-day event. It’s easy to use the Pause Until Date activity to pause until the necessary time, but it’s not so obvious how to calculate the date and time ithe workflow needs to pause until. The easiest way to calculate the Pause Until date and time was to create it as a calcul... »

SharePoint 2010 Lab Environment Part 2 – Bootable vhd Files

The problem:  Having to install SharePoint on a server OS has been a consistent cause of complaint for years within the SharePoint community, especially for developers.  The proliferation of virtualization technologies (such as the free Virtual PC and VMWare Server for client OS’s, and Virtual Server and Hyper-V for server OS’s) have helped to soothe the pain – but didn’t make it... »

SharePoint 2010 Lab Environment Part 1 – Installing SharePoint on Windows 7

The problem:  Having to install SharePoint on a server OS has been a consistent cause of complaint for years within the SharePoint community, especially for developers.  The proliferation of virtualization technologies (such as the free Virtual PC and VMWare Server for client OS’s, and Virtual Server and Hyper-V for server OS’s) have helped to soothe the pain – but didn’t make it... »

Changes in SharePoint DesignerTypes for workflow activity parameters

Creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer consists of selecting Conditions and Activities to build the logic and determine what actions the workflow performs. When you select an activity or condition a sentence appears in the WorkFlow Designer screen with underlined phrases that allow you click on them to set the workflow’s parameters. These parameters can be selecting a column on a list it... »

Deploying and Upgrading to Project Server 2010

These are some notes from a helpful session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Christophe Fiessinger and Jan Kalis from the Microsoft Project Server team.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err on the side of more informa... »

Externalizing BLOB Storage in SharePoint 2010

These are some notes from a helpful session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Srini and Burzhin (I typed too slowly to get their last names), product engineers from Microsoft.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err on th... »

Deploying SharePoint 2010 Extranet

These are some notes from a session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Ryan McMinn, an Access Services guy at Microsoft.  It was nice to get more specific information about getting FBA to work, but it was also a little frustrating to not get much information about setting up SharePoint to trust external claims providers.  It’s touted as the best answer fo... »

Develop Advanced Access Web Databases and Publish to SharePoint

These are some notes from a REALLY great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Ryan McMinn, an Access Services guy at Microsoft.  Lots of good, detailed information here.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err o... »

Using Enterprise Content Types and Managed Taxonomies in SharePoint 2010

These are some notes from a REALLY great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Daniel Kogan, the Metadata Service Program Manager at Microsoft.  Lots of good, detailed information here.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve d... »

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