SharePoint 2010 RTM

How to Add the Meeting Workspace Button in the Outlook 2010 Ribbon to Create a Meeting Workspace

In the module on Meeting Workspaces in our Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – Using SharePoint Foundation 2010 class, we teach students that there are three ways to create a new Meeting Workspace: From any site, just like you would create any other site (Site Actions > New Site or View All Site Content > Create). From any Event on a SharePoint Calendar (check the box beside “Use a Mee... »

SharePoint 2010 Tutorial Video: Drop-Down Filters

How to video: Create Optional Cascading Drop-Down Filters on SharePoint List Forms I knew I was going to like the ability to customize list item forms in SharePoint 2010 using InfoPath. The ability to filter drop down list choices based on a previous selection in the form is something many people ask for. I have created a SharePoint 2010 tutorial/training  video that shows how to customize th... »

Loading SharePoint Dlls into Reflector

As a developer, I like to load all of Microsoft’s SharePoint DLLs into Reflector so I can peek under the hood when needed. Just follow these easy steps to load all the SharePoint DLLs into reflector: 1. Open a Powershell command shell 2. Make a temporary directory or use an existing one. I’ll use \usr\tmp\ in this example. 3. cd to \windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL, then run the following com... »

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... »

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Part 2: Advanced Scenarios

These are some notes from a great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Sean Livingston, the Upgrade 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 decided to err... »

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