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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... »

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... »

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... »

The New Approval Actions in SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows

SharePoint 2007 came with 23 out-of-the-box actions to fit many of the most common tasks needed in workflows. SharePoint 2010 comes with 44 out-of-the-box actions. All the original actions are still there, but you now have 21 more! Note: This post and all screenshots are from the Technical Preview and things may change before SharePoint 2010 is released to the public.   In SharePoint 2007, if you... »

The New Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2010

I may have a new favorite web part in SharePoint 2010—at least it’s my favorite for a while. J I am a bit of an Excel fanatic. I love drilling down into data to gain obscure business intelligence. I love pivot tables, and I love graphs—although I’ll admit I’m much better at pivot tables than I am graphing. It’s easy to get caught up in displaying your data in Excel—it... »

What’s New In SharePoint 2010 Lists?

In my opinion, lists and libraries are the heart and soul of SharePoint. When I first installed the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview, the first thing I did was create a new list just to see what the most obvious changes were. Note: This post and all scresnshots are from the Technical Preview and things may change before SharePoint 2010 is released to the public.   I use custom lists fo... »